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Ralph A. Pontier | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 1 2016 8:43 AM

I want to search all resources for the phrase "God-man" but want to eliminate "God, man" and "God man"

In other words, I want only the hyphenated phrase that refers to the two natures of Christ. 

How do I filter out the unwanted combinations of the two words.  I tried ANDNOT but it eliminated everything.

Thanks,

Ralph

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 1 2016 9:15 AM

This is a great question. I am certainly no expert in this but I'm always interested in learning more.

From my limited understanding a hyphen (-) used between two words is ignored in Boolean searches so searching for the exact phrase "God-man" will be interpreted as God man because there is such a strong connection between the two words. I would love to know if there is a way around this but I am doubtful that there is.

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John Brumett | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 1 2016 10:05 AM

Try putting "God-Man" in quotes and then click match case.  This should eliminate all the lower case man in the hits.   

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 1 2016 10:17 AM

John Brumett:

Try putting "God-Man" in quotes and then click match case.  This should eliminate all the lower case man in the hits.   

Certainly this eliminated the cases when "man" is not capitalized but I would think that many of the examples of "God-man" in resources would not capitalize the word "man".

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Ralph A. Pontier:

I want to search all resources for the phrase "God-man" but want to eliminate "God, man" and "God man"

In other words, I want only the hyphenated phrase that refers to the two natures of Christ. 

This is going to be difficult in Logos 6 because the search engine ignores punctuation. That is, from the search engine's point of view "God-man" and "God man" look exactly the same. However...

You can eliminate hits for "God, man" by searching for "surface:God BEFORE 2-2 CHARS surface:man"; that will allow only one intervening character (and won't find results in footnotes).

Then, I think you'll find that because "God man" is an unusual phrase in English, most of the results will actually be "God-man".

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Ralph A. Pontier | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 1 2016 11:33 AM

Dear Mr. Grainger,

Your suggestion proved helpful.  Thank you.

I watched all the "search" videos I could find before asking my question but saw nothing about the parameters you suggested.  When can I learn about them?

Is there an on line Logos 6 printed manual?

Ralph

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Ralph A. Pontier | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 1 2016 11:34 AM

I meant "where" can I learn of them.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 1 2016 12:56 PM

https://wiki.logos.com/Search_HELP and the Help File inside Logos/Verbum

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