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    Default Searching for numbers

    It seems like this should be so easy. I'm trying to search the Greek text (BGM) for numbers. I have no search limits set, i.e., the whole biblical text is to be searched. I've gone so far as to copy codes from John 21:11 (where I knew there were numbers) and paste them onto the command line, e.g., .@acgmpn for τριῶν and .@ac---n for both ἑκατὸν and πεντήκοντα. I know they're in BGM--I'm looking right at them in the Browse window. But any such search returns a message like "The following word or form cannot be found in the current search version: αΙγ μον@*" for .@acgmpn or "αΙγ---ν@*" for @ac---n. Can anyone enlighten me on the right way to do this?
    David Rensberger
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR View Post
    It seems like this should be so easy. I'm trying to search the Greek text (BGM) for numbers. I have no search limits set, i.e., the whole biblical text is to be searched. I've gone so far as to copy codes from John 21:11 (where I knew there were numbers) and paste them onto the command line, e.g., .@acgmpn for τριῶν and .@ac---n for both ἑκατὸν and πεντήκοντα. I know they're in BGM--I'm looking right at them in the Browse window. But any such search returns a message like "The following word or form cannot be found in the current search version: αΙγ μον@*" for .@acgmpn or "αΙγ---ν@*" for @ac---n. Can anyone enlighten me on the right way to do this?
    Don't copy and paste the codes. Physically type in the command line what you want.

    .*@ac---n

    But also, it looks like you forgot the wildcard needed before the @ sign.
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    Yes, that was it. I left out the *. (And now that you mention it, I do remember having problems with pasting into the command line before too.) Got it now.

    The reason I was doing this, BTW, is that I'm preaching on Matt. 14:22-33 Sunday, and I was curious about the boat being σταδίους πολλοὺς ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς. How many, approximately, might Matthew mean by πολλοί? Are there any places where he says πολλοί and also specifies a number? No, it now turns out. Oh well.
    Last edited by DavidR; 08-08-2014 at 04:35 PM.
    David Rensberger
    Atlanta, Georgia

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