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Tim | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Mar 4 2021 1:54 PM

I am dealing with a passage that uses parts of the body as a way of structuring the flow through the passage (Prov 4:2--27). I would like to search and find other passages that do something similar, without necessarily using the exact same words. 

Is there any sort of ANY 3 (or 4 or 5 etc.) search operator where I can make a list of the words I want to search on and the search returns any passage that has at least that number of those words from the list? i.e

ANY 3 (ear, heart, mouth, eye, foot, back, arm, hand) 

If this isn't currently possible, are there workarounds? I think this search functionality ought to be built in if it isn't currently. 

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Lonnie Spencer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 4 2021 2:11 PM

Hi Tim,

If you have the Bible Browser Tool, you can click on "things" and string together any of your words. I strung together hand, foot, ear and the Bible Browser   returned Exodus 29:20, Leviticus 8:23-24, Leviticus 14:17, vs.25, and vs. 28.

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Tim | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 4 2021 2:16 PM

that is similar to what I am looking for, but not quite the same thing. I am hoping for an option to search that might return "Hand, ear, foot" but also "hand, foot, mouth, back" as well as "mouth, ear, eye" etc. where not all of the items on the list have to be in the return, just the designated minimum. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 4 2021 2:18 PM

Lonnie, I may be wrong but doesn't that require 8x7x6 searches?

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 4 2021 3:09 PM

Tim:

ANY 3 (ear, heart, mouth, eye, foot, back, arm, hand) 

If this isn't currently possible, are there workarounds?

Workaround Basic search of Bibles (spanning verses) using three groups WITHIN 22 WORDS of each other:

(ear, heart, mouth, eye, <Thing Face>,<Thing Foot>,<Thing Back>,<Thing Body>, arm, hand) WITHIN 22 WORDS (ear, heart, mouth, eye, <Thing Face>,<Thing Foot>,<Thing Back>,<Thing Body>, arm, hand) WITHIN 22 WORDS (ear, heart, mouth, eye, <Thing Face>,<Thing Foot>,<Thing Back>,<Thing Body>, arm, hand) 

93RC2 Basic Search Any Three

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 4 2021 4:30 PM

At a quick glance, wouldn't three occurrences of the same word meeting the requirements for you search .. or a duplicate and 2 words?

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