TIP of the day - oldies weekend: Clause Search - Searching for actions by the Kings of Judah

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 1 2015 1:13 PM

Fr Devin Roza:

In the clause search, implicit subjects and objects are made explicit, which opens up very interesting possibilities for searching.

For example, we know that David danced and wore a linen ephod - interesting as it may mean he was taking a priestly role. Are there any other instances of a King of Judah dressed in a linen ephod?

Before we couldn't do a search like this because most subjects of verbs are implicit. But now that they have been made explicit in the Clause Search function, a search like this should be simple.

All you would have to do is run together a list of the names of the kings of Judah (easily found copy and pasting from Wikipedia or other similar sources). For example, it might look something like this:

subject:David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Abijah, [names of the other kings of Judah] thing:linen

Or maybe it would look like this:

subject:David OR Solomon OR Rehoboam OR Abijah OR [names of the other kings of Judah] thing:linen

The great thing about this is that once you have made the "subject" search string for all the Kings of Judah, you can easily save it in a Logos Note and have it available for you for future use, or maybe even share it on Faithlife.

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