Recent discovery with Concordance and an Idea

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 14 2019 5:25 AM

I recently built a new PC to replace my old Mac and in doing so I find that Concordance (which use to take forever) is a breeze and very helpful.

With the AYBC sale I have been trying to gauge which volumes are most cited in my library. I thought that it would be great if Concordance would also show "series" If we could run a concordance on a collection of commentaries (or better yet on our whole library)  and immediately see how often a particular series is cited then we would know which volumes/series would be most useful.

Does anyone have any better way to search for most cited?

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J. Remington Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 14 2019 5:47 AM

Great idea. It would also be nice if it were eventually templated to recognize certain well known or common phrases (e.g. "covenant nomism"). This would give a better sense of what topics and ideas the book(s) are interacting with. 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 15 2019 10:52 PM

Mike Tourangeau:
If we could run a concordance on a collection of commentaries (or better yet on our whole library) 

It's an interesting idea, especially the bit about a concordance of your whole library. The power of SSD has gone to your headBig Smile. Hope you got a big enough one, because a concordance file is roughly 10x larger than the resource file (NT/OT RI files are roughly 16x larger).

Mike Tourangeau:
Does anyone have any better way to search for most cited?

No. But it would be difficult for Concordance to formulate Series from terms like "Anchor Yale"  or "Anchor Bible", "Anchor Bible Dictionary", "Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary" or "Anchor Yale Bible Commentary" (how would it know what is the complete title?). Is it a citation if it occurs in a See Also section, or in a Bibliography?

Dave
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