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05-18-2008, 01:38 PM
Good evening (or day or morning, whenever you are :)),
I've tried to make a search in order to pick up all the verses in Hebrew Bible (Psalms actually), that contain the noon אלהים twice (basically I'm looking for all the strings in the Psalms that use that word in the both of it's colas in parallel way).
In the GSE I've built two identical WORD Boxes with the lemma in question, linked them to the AND Box in which I've set Proximity to 1 verse.
The BW returned ALL the verses where אלהים (even ones) is found.
Thanks in advance,

Ben Spackman
05-18-2008, 02:05 PM
I'm not sure you need the GSE for this. On the command line, something like

''lhym *5 'lhym (except, you know, it's in Hebrew on the command line.)

That will find all examples of Elohim followed by Elohim within 5 words.

05-18-2008, 02:32 PM
Well, I've found the solution: the MERGE box with setting "At Least 1 word" gave an answer!
In case some of readers are quriuos: all the before mentioned 'couples' (not to count certain construct forms) are inside the so-called Elohistic Psalterion (42-83) and the only exception in Ps. 108 turns to be mere copy of Ps. 60!
Have a good time you all!

05-18-2008, 02:36 PM
Ben, Thank you for reply!
Actually I was looking to do that in Morph Version since I wanted to have the inflected forms too. I'll try your suggestion for the future times, seems that basically the same Command Line way should work for WTM too.