<Lemma = lbs/el/πνεῦμα> NOTEQUALS (Ghost OR Spirit)

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Bob Diebel | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 23 2021 7:01 AM

My search for this Greek word as "Spirit" yielded 385 in KJV

for "Ghost" = 92, leaving 4 something else. My attempt to find them was:

<Lemma = lbs/el/πνεῦμα> NOTEQUALS (Ghost OR Spirit)

It yields 0

What am I doing wrong here?

There are 4 I hunted down at Jn 3:8, Rom 8:6, 1 Cor 14:12, Rev 13:15

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 23 2021 7:14 AM

Bob Diebel:
My search for this Greek word as "Spirit" yielded 385 in KJV

I got 135

Bob Diebel:

My attempt to find them was:

<Lemma = lbs/el/πνεῦμα> NOTEQUALS (Ghost OR Spirit)

It yields 0

What am I doing wrong here?

Logical operators - such as OR - do not function correctly within lists (enclosed in ()). Try using the "," instead

<Lemma = lbs/el/πνεῦμα> NOTEQUALS (Ghost, Spirit)

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Andrew Batishko | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 23 2021 7:24 AM

Graham Criddle:

Logical operators - such as OR - do not function correctly within lists (enclosed in ()). Try using the "," instead

<Lemma = lbs/el/πνεῦμα> NOTEQUALS (Ghost, Spirit)

Let me expand on this a little.

If you search for (Ghost OR Spirit) then you will see that each word shows up a different color in the results. That's because that search treats the two words as different terms. If you search for (Ghost, Spirit) you will see that both words show up with the same color in the results. That's because the search treats the two words as a single term.

What Graham is pointing out happens because the search engine doesn't support comparing the term on the left (πνεῦμα) using a NOTEQUALS to multiple terms on the right. By switching to the comma syntax, you are now comparing a single term on the left with a single term on the right.

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Bob Diebel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 23 2021 7:27 AM

Thanx much.

Works great

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Bob Diebel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 23 2021 7:28 AM

Good to know, Thanx much.

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