Important passages: confused over "commentaries"

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 29 2018 5:47 PM

Can someone explain what "Commentaries" are showing. I have run one on Matt 8:3 (see screenshot) but I am missing the connection. It is Monday and I am tired so maybe it's me

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 5:58 PM

The basic structure of Important passages is to take all references in commentary sections on your text and rank them on frequency. All other items in the section are subsets of that set. To find what the relationship is one needs to run a search on your commentaries

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 6:57 PM
Thanks MJ, I find myself confused by the tool, esp the "From" and "To" aspects. I will continue playing with it, maybe it will become clear. If anyone can shed some light on the tool through examples, this would be helpful.
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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 7:10 PM
  1. Run an Important Passages on a single verse. (verse 1)
  2. Pick a verse (verse 2) that appears as related in the Important Passages section.
  3. Run a Search on your Commentaries:  "<verse 1> WITHIN {Milestone <verse 2>}"  is the "to"
  4. Run a second Search on your Commentaries  "<verse 2> WITHIN {Milestone <verse 1>}" is the "from"
  5. The text found should show you the relationship that the author of the commentary saw. 
  6. If you get no results assume it is from commentaries you don't own. Try another verse 2.

That's how I finally made sense out of it -- very powerful and very new.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 12:57 AM

Thanks Graham for providing the link, very helpfulYes. Even though I am not Mike who you were responding to.

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:19 PM
Graham Criddle:
I think I am starting to get what this tool does. Thanks!
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