Search, where Paul speaks about preaching

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Eduard Klassen | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 24 2015 1:13 PM

Hi,

how can I find all verses where paul speaks about preaching? Is there somthing like

"preach* WITHIN {Speaker <Person Paul>}"

so that I can can replace Speaker with author or something like that?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 24 2015 1:28 PM

Hi Eddi

Eduard Klassen:
how can I find all verses where paul speaks about preaching?

I assume from your question you want places where Paul writes about preaching as opposed to when he is reported as speaking the word

If so, you can just search within the Pauline Epistles as per the second part of the screenshot below

You can select this from the range dropdown as shown below

Does this help?

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Michael Meiser (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 24 2015 2:07 PM

Eduard Klassen:
how can I find all verses where paul speaks about preaching?

Graham offered some incredible advice for accomplishing what you are looking for. I would like to piggy back off what he said and offer search syntax that will go a bit further. One of the primary Greek roots that is translated as "preach" is the Greek lemma κηρυσσω. This Greek word has both verbal and noun forms. To find all of these, run a root search of the lemma along with the english word "preach." This will find places where the word "preach" appears, but is not represented by the lemma κηρυσσω, but also places where synonymous words like "proclaim" and "message" appear that use the Greek word.

 

Last thing, make sure that you have "Match All Word Forms" turned on when running this search.

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Eduard Klassen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 25 2015 10:29 PM

Thank you Graham and Mike! That helps me a lot, also for further searching.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 26 2015 12:10 AM

Eduard Klassen:

Thank you Graham and Mike! That helps me a lot, also for further searching.

Sense searching can help here as well. When you do your first simple search (e.g. on the word "preach", it's worth switching to analysis search and grouping by "sense". That way you can see which senses the word can have.

You can then expand your search by adding the most relevant senses into your search criteria. Like this:

<Sense = to convey the Gospel>, <Sense = to announce (herald)>, <Sense = to bring good news>, <Sense = preaching>, <Sense = to be conveyed as good news>, <Sense = to convey the Gospel formerly>, <Sense = to convey the Gospel ⇔ preach Christ>

In addition to what's already been found by preach, root:κηρυσσω, that adds Romans 10:8, 1 Corinthians 2:4, 2 Corinthians 4:5, 11:5, Galatians 2:2, Philemon 1:14, 17, 1 Thessalonians 2:2, 3:6, 2 Timothy 4:17.

You could also use a similar method to discover the Louw-Nida senses that are returned by a simple search result, and add them to the mix. The most relevant LouwNida senses are 33.215, 33.256–33.261. That adds in several more possibilities (which a few false positives):

Looking at the analysis search for these results suggested that we missed some senses earlier, particularly "to be heralded". You could add that into your search too (in this case that would add any additional search results, but for other searches, it might, so it's good to get into the habit).

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 26 2015 12:17 AM

Mark Barnes:
Sense searching can help here as well

Great tip MarkSmile

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