View Full Version : I need help on searching determined constructions in the Hebrew Bible!

05-20-2010, 06:32 AM

I wonder if I can search specific constructions in BibleWorks. I would like to find in the Hebrew Bible all the cases where the following construction occurs altogether.

Noun+possessive suffix-waw+preposition-noun-noun+possessive suffix

Can anybody help me?


Mark Eddy
05-20-2010, 10:04 PM
I think this is what you want with WTM as the search version:
'*@n???c+S* *@n* *@Pp* w *@n???c+S*
This will give you a noun with a pronominal suffix, followed by a noun preceded by a waw and a preposition, followed by another noun with a pronominal suffix.
Is that what you wanted?
You could experiment with this on the command line, just choosing from the options which drop down in the command line assistant. Remember that since Hebrew reads from right to left that is the way it looks also on the command line. The word at the right is the first word, then the waw, then the preposition, then the next two nouns.
If you don't want the pronominal suffixes but just want the noun in the construct state, drop "+S" both times.
When I did the search above I got 67 hits in 60 verses.
God bless!
Mark Eddy

05-23-2010, 12:37 PM
Dear Mark,

You are a BibleWorks wizard. Thank you so much for your help. This is what I wanted.

Be blessed.