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Dale A. Brueggemann
01-20-2006, 12:49 PM
Does anyone out there know if it would be possible to construct a search to find the longer (-est) verses in the Bible or a particular corpus? Or same kind of question in sections bounded by samek or pe in Hebrew.

Philip Brown
01-21-2006, 09:42 PM
Hi, Dale,

1. Do a .* search in desired version with ASE
2. Save verse list to file
3. Open verse list file in a text editor.
4. Sort the file based on the number of hits found in each verse.
5. # of hits = number of words or lemmata in the verse.

You should be able to apply limits and find the longer (-est) verse(s) in the desired range.

Dale A. Brueggemann
01-23-2006, 12:12 PM
Thanks Phil,

Looks very clear.

07-10-2007, 08:25 AM
Does anybody know how I can find the shortest or longest verse in a range of books or verses

- according to the number of characters
- according to the number of words?

I'm using BW7. The answer of Philip Brown here doesn't work because the file of GSE (formerly ASE) hasn't got a base number.