New Search: {PassageList}

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Bradley Grainger (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 25 2014 10:14 PM

What is it?

Search for dozens or hundreds of references at once with the new {PassageList} search syntax.

How does it work?

Enter {PassageList X}, where "X" is the exact name of your Passage List document on the Documents menu, and Logos 6 will find any of the references in that list.

Autocompletion for the document name is not currently implemented.

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 6 2014 8:08 AM

Can someone explain how this would be used? I can run it, but I am thinking through how this would be used practically

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Bob Soule | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 6 2014 8:21 AM

Mike Tourangeau:

Can someone explain how this would be used? I can run it, but I am thinking through how this would be used practically

Take a look at this thread. It has a very practical and creative use of this feature.

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/94264.aspx

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 6 2014 8:22 AM

Mike, suppose you would like to search your Library for more than one verse at a time. You enter a series of verses in the search for box and execute the search.

Now suppose you have a list of twenty verses you would like to search that are related in some way (they all deal with a topic you are interested in, perhaps). You'd like to find all references to any of these verses in your whole Library or in a collection, say your Greek Grammars or Systematic Theologies. This new feature allows you to create a list (the Passage List), enter the name of that list doing what Bradley shows, and execute the search.

I don't see myself doing this often, but it is a nice added feature.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 6 2014 1:18 PM

For those of us using lectionaries, it allow us to search on all the passages for a given day in a single search.

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Fr Devin Roza | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 6 2014 1:53 PM

Where I see it being most interesting is for finding articles in journals about specific topics (and searches that are similar to this).

For example, say you want to study the "covenant" in the book of Genesis. Run a search in Genesis for "covenant". Then save it as a Passage List. Rename it so that it is easy to type, say, CovenantGenesis.

Then, go to Basic search. Filter so you search only in Journals. Then search for {PassageList CovenantGenesis}. Order by Ranked. The results are articles that deal with the Covenant in Genesis. 

This can also be useful for searching in Bible Dictionaries or Commentaries. For example, say you are reading an academic commentary on a certain passage, and it mentions a bunch of other related passages in the Scriptures, in the Talmud, in the Mishnah, in Josephus, etc. You can just select the whole passage, choose "Save as Passage List" and then search for that PassageList in your entire library. You'll find other articles and commentaries that deal with the same issue, of how this text relates to those other texts, and will get results that are probably more relevant than a simple search for words.

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