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Ted Harms | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 30 2017 4:08 AM

How would I do I Bible search to find all the references which refer to to God as Father? Thanks for your help.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 30 2017 4:31 AM

Ted Harms:

How would I do I Bible search to find all the references which refer to to God as Father? Thanks for your help.

You could try an INTERSECTS search (left diagram) - note I am using "F" and have turned on Match Case in the search panel. Or you could look at the Factbook entry for God and see where it shows him referred to as Father (right side).

And note that some of the results differ slightly - presumably due to different tagging processes

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 30 2017 4:33 AM

<Sense = God ⇔ father> will get (most of) the OT ones.

{Section <FigurativeLanguageType = Father as God>} should get the NT ones.

Don't ask me why they're tagged differently!

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Cynthia in Florida | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 15 2017 6:31 PM

When I get to heaven, I'm going to ask God why He never gifted me with the understanding of this foreign language!  Big Smilel

Mark Barnes:

<Sense = God ⇔ father> will get (most of) the OT ones.

{Section <FigurativeLanguageType = Father as God>} should get the NT ones.

Don't ask me why they're tagged differently!

Cynthia

Romans 8:28-38

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 16 2017 7:47 AM

I'm with you. Big Smile

mm.

Cynthia in Florida:

When I get to heaven, I'm going to ask God why He never gifted me with the understanding of this foreign language!  Big Smilel

Mark Barnes:

<Sense = God ⇔ father> will get (most of) the OT ones.

{Section <FigurativeLanguageType = Father as God>} should get the NT ones.

Don't ask me why they're tagged differently!

mm.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 5:31 PM

This seems to be the most comprehensive: <Sense = God ⇔ father> OR {Section <FigurativeLanguageType = Father as God>} OR (Father INTERSECTS <Person God>) (with “Match case” enabled). It also find Galatians 1:1, 3 and Philippians 2:11, which are missing without the latter addition.

See also this thread.

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 24 2019 2:11 AM

I recently tried to do this search too. I was unable to do it through the Bible browser. I do not understand, with all the tagging, why it has to be so difficult.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 24 2019 5:14 AM

Ted Harms:

How would I do I Bible search to find all the references which refer to to God as Father? Thanks for your help.

Not to seem (fill in negative adjective of choice), but the very best answer is...READ THE BIBLE. You will never know if you are achieving maximal completion of whatever inquiry you have if you are depending on someone else to do the searching for you. That's one of the main reasons I don't do these kinds of searches. You can't know if whatever algorithm that's being applied to accomplish the goal of your inquiry is entire in its accomplishment unless you already know what the algorithm is supposed to identify when the inquiry is complete. In other words, you can't know if you have the complete correct answer unless you already have the complete correct answer to verify that your answer is correct and complete. The only way to know that "whoever else" is accurate in their investigative acquisition is by "double checking" their work. Which seems to beg a few questions...for instance, wouldn't it be better for you to use them to check your work rather than you double checking theirs?

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