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Ignoring bracketed words/phrase in a Hebrew construct search


Brian K. Mitchell
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How do I Ignore bracketed words/phrases in a Hebrew construct search?

(and vice versa: How can I search on the qere (and/or) bracketed words/phrases and ignore the ketiv?)

 

 

Description:

This query attempts to find every verse in the Hebrew Bible where there is an occurrence of two atnach accents.

 

Results:

Five verses namely:

(1) Gen. 35:22

(2) Ex. 20:2

(3) Ex. 20:5

(4) 2 Kings. 23:10 (false hit: picks up the bracketed [qere] as well as the ketiv)

(5) 1 Chr. 10:1 ( the only verse in the early BHS printings and the Westminster morphology were two consecutive/repetitive atnach appear. The Leningrad Codex has an atnach followed by a mhuppak accent mark).

 

It is easy to read through and eliminate hits I believe to be false or irrelevant. However, I am curious if there is a way to configure the construct search engine so that it automatically ignores words/phrases in brackets?

 

Screen Shot / picture:

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Any help, hints, or constructive advice (pun intended) would be greatly appreciated,

                                                                                                                           Brian

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Try to make a normal search with the Hebrew text, where you exclude the words in brackets. And then open the construct search and make your search.

 

Greetings

 

Fabian

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Fabian is correct, the setting for the bracketed words option will apply to the Construct search which is linked to that tab.

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Thank you (plural) Fabian and Helen so much both for answering my question. 

 

Works like a charm, I did not even have to execute a search in the 'search entry area' of the main search tab. I just set the linked tab in the 'search entry area' to ignore bracketed words/phrases.

 

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I knew the windows were linked, but it had not dawned on me that the 'search parameters/Conditions' of the search entry area were linked to query in the construct search window. I am a little slow. But, this is great!

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                         Thank you both!

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