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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, May 1 2020 1:01 PM

Hi.

This search string, which I built with one of the search temples, did not return any results:

{Speaker <Person Paul>} INTERSECTS {Addressee <Person Timothy>} INTERSECTS faith

I am learning so I wanted Logos to tell me all the places where Paul talks to Timothy about faith. Or, can it be that faith is not listed as something that Paul talked to Timothy about? I just want to learn how to put together something like this. "One Person Speaks to Someone about Something"

Thank you.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 1:06 PM

Speaker and Addressee tagging relates to reported speech, which I think is always in direct (not indirect) speech, which you'll see in quotation marks in your Bible. So Paul's letters to Timothy don't qualify. Paul here is the writer/author, and Timothy is the recipient. Speaker and Address refer mostly to audible communication that is later report and quoted.

You'll see most reported speech in the NT in the Gospels and Acts. There's not very much in the epistles and Revelation.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 1:07 PM

You will find two instances where Paul spoke to Timothy: {Speaker <Person Paul>} INTERSECTS {Addressee <Person Timothy>}. But neither includes the word faith.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 1:14 PM

The search construct you outlined does work with Jesus speaking to Peter

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 1:19 PM

Thanks Phil. So I must just remember that Speak does not mean write. Speak is always audible.

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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 1:23 PM

Graham Criddle:

The search construct you outlined does work with Jesus speaking to Peter

Thank you. Your example makes 100% sense. I realise only now that I have missed out on a lot of thins I could search for. I there a list available for <Label>?

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 1:24 PM

Deon Holtzhausen:

Thanks Phil. So I must just remember that Speak does not mean write. Speak is always audible.

That's a good rule of thumb. Technically, speaking could be a thought, dream, or vision that gets reported like audible speech would. So it's not hard and fast, but generally true. Maybe best to think of it as something in quotation marks, which I think is always true.

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