I wanted to find every occurrence for the Hebrew phrase "Yom tov." (Sorry, no Hebrew fonts seem to be available in the updated Forums.) A Command Line search for the phrase returns only one hit (1 Samuel 25:8). The problem is that the phrase actually occurs two other times. However, since the other two occurrences of the phrase are prefixed by a coordinating vav (or waw, as some may prefer), they don't return as hits. This fact is severely limiting. Is there a way that this hindrance can be overcome? Grateful for any insight.
It strikes me that a phrase search should not be disabled on account of the presence of a coordinating vav (or an inseparable preposition, for that matter!). The prefixed vav or preposition does not alter the fact or presence of the phrase. BibleWorks should be intuitive enough to pick up on this. This hindrance undermines the power and potential of the program to execute phrase searches with accurate results. Not trying to gripe here, but these are just my reflections and perceptions.