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Peter
05-18-2009, 05:55 AM
Dear BW-Users,

I want to search for cases as BNM has in Rev 1,4, where Nestle/Aland reads "APO hO WN". That means I want to search for further examples, where the Preposition APO is not (!) followed by an article or a noun in the genitive case. I can't handle the Or-search (article or noun).

Thank you for any help !
Peter

www.streitenberger.com (http://www.streitenberger.com)

MGVH
05-18-2009, 05:22 PM
It would seem that something like
'απο (/ο@dg* *@ng*)
would work, but it doesn't.
I have attached a GSE file that does what you say, but note that it doesn't perfectly answer your question. You would also want to include instances where de appears between the preposition and the article or noun.
Still, it appears that there is no other such construction in the NT with απο followed by a noun or article in anything other than the genitive.

Note that if you search the LXX as well, you do get 3 instances of ἀπὸ μαχαίρας in Ezekiel, but these are probably instances where μαχαίρας is an alternative spelling of the genitive rather than a true accusative.

Peter
05-20-2009, 09:02 AM
Thank you, Mark ! Your GSE-search is exactly what I wanted !
But I ask myself, why your Command Line proposal doesn't work....
Yours
Peter
www.streitenberger.com (http://www.streitenberger.com)

MBushell
05-20-2009, 04:30 PM
Thank you, Mark ! Your GSE-search is exactly what I wanted !
But I ask myself, why your Command Line proposal doesn't work....
Yours
Peter
www.streitenberger.com (http://www.streitenberger.com)
The Command Line was never intended for complex searches. That is why the GSE was built. No matter how much complexity we add to the command line capabilities someone will want more. We decided to move complex searches to the GSE rather than encourage people to use the command line for searches better done in a more powerful environment. The command line capabilities are limited to the syntax summarizd in the table of examples in the manual.
Mike

Adelphos
05-20-2009, 08:10 PM
The Command Line was never intended for complex searches. That is why the GSE was built. No matter how much complexity we add to the command line capabilities someone will want more. We decided to move complex searches to the GSE rather than encourage people to use the command line for searches better done in a more powerful environment. The command line capabilities are limited to the syntax summarizd in the table of examples in the manual.

I would add that the GSE is really not that complicated once you dive into it and play around with it. It may look intimidating at first, but it really does not take a great deal of effort to begin constructing basic and semi-basic searches very rapidly. Plus, there are a lot of examples included with BW to begin with.

I think most people who are intimidated by the GSE have never really hunkered down and tried to use it.