searching the ancient literature in the passage guide

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Aug 17 2017 3:42 PM

So I have an interesting theory about a passage and I want to know if an idea crops up in any ancient sources. Is there a way to search the ancient literature section of the passage guide or do I have to read every hit?

גַּם־חֹשֶׁךְ֮ לֹֽא־יַחְשִׁ֪יךְ מִ֫מֶּ֥ךָ וְ֭לַיְלָה כַּיּ֣וֹם יָאִ֑יר כַּ֝חֲשֵׁיכָ֗ה כָּאוֹרָֽה

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 17 2017 5:54 PM

John Goodman:
Is there a way to search the ancient literature section of the passage guide or do I have to read every hit?

You can't Search the section, but what would you search for?

Organising by Type might help, but I appreciate that reading a source can be like looking for a needle in a haystack especially when you have more than one resource for the datatype e.g. Aug, Conf 8.6.15 refers to "The Confessions of St Augustine" when 8.6.15 only occurs in NPNF1.1. My PG was set for Mt 5:2-12 (Beatitudes) and I found the actual quotation via a Basic Search for <Matthew 5:2–12>, but only in NPNF1.1. So it appears I would have to prioritize Early Church Fathers (the intended destination) or hide "The Confessions".

But most results are curated by hand, so the Ancient Literature source won't necessarily have a reference to your passage (as with "The Confessions" above).

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 18 2017 12:44 AM

ideally a keyword a bit like 'keyword NEAR keyword' but one side is the reference... I don't know if it's going to work with a tagged allusion though? 

גַּם־חֹשֶׁךְ֮ לֹֽא־יַחְשִׁ֪יךְ מִ֫מֶּ֥ךָ וְ֭לַיְלָה כַּיּ֣וֹם יָאִ֑יר כַּ֝חֲשֵׁיכָ֗ה כָּאוֹרָֽה

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 18 2017 3:07 PM

John Goodman:

ideally a keyword a bit like 'keyword NEAR keyword' but one side is the reference... I don't know if it's going to work with a tagged allusion though? 

Assuming a Basic Search and that your reference is the passage for the Guide, a reference will work with some Allusions, but your other 'keyword' will only restrict the number of results.

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 20 2017 8:08 AM

Thanks - looks like I've got a lot of reading to do!

גַּם־חֹשֶׁךְ֮ לֹֽא־יַחְשִׁ֪יךְ מִ֫מֶּ֥ךָ וְ֭לַיְלָה כַּיּ֣וֹם יָאִ֑יר כַּ֝חֲשֵׁיכָ֗ה כָּאוֹרָֽה

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