The point of offering these many examples of Graphical Search Engine queries is not that you were probably looking for a search just like these, but rather that you see many examples of different things the GSE can do and maybe are able to teach yourself from these examples how to get some powerful results out of this workhorse Search Engine in BW.

Listing is, for the most part, alphabetic.

  • Adv Pres Part precede Aor Finite Verb.qf by Joe Fleener
    Aorist tense finite verbs immediately preceded by a present tense participle with no intervening punctuation. Also the present tense participle is not immediately preceded by an article of the same case, gender, person and number.
  • Adv Pres Part follow Aor Finite Verb.qf by Joe Fleener
    Aorist tense finite verbs immediately followed by a present tense participle with no intervening punctuation. Also the present tense participle is not immediately preceded by an article of the same case, gender, person and number.
  • allheblet.qf by BW, allheblet_sofit.qf by Wolfgang Gassler
    Modified version to take the final forms of the letters into account, and alepbet_wtt_26.qf by Daniel Pater. An advanced search which matches the Massoretic count of 26 verses.Background knowledge: In G. Weil’s Massorah Gedolah it is noted that 26 verses in the Hebrew Old Testament contain all the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. These are noted in the Massorah Parva - the notes in the margin of the Massoretic text which the Massoretes used to preserve the text unaltered down the centuries. These verses are noted in the Leningrad Codex and Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.Three different attempts to search in Hebrew finding verses which contain every letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The differences between them are as follows:

    • allheblet.qf takes the samech, pe and nun verse markers into account, but does not search for the final forms of the letters. A few comments:
      1. Shin and Sin are treated as the same character, so I have one word box set as an inclusion list for one or the other.
      2. Samech, Pe, and Nun are used as paragraph markers and are not counted in the stat given by Weil. This means I couldn’t leave a word box to search for *s* because it would consider a verse to be a hit even if the only samech(s) was the paragraph marker. I simply changed the word box to search for either *?s* OR *s?*. Remember the question mark (?) requires a character to be found in its place whereas the asterisk (*) will return a hit even if there are no characters in its place.
    • allheblet_sofit.qf is a modified version of the above search, taking the final forms of the letters into account.
    • alepbet_wtt_26.qf This search finds the 26 verses, by working backwards from the Masoretic list and determining that the Masoretes counted sin and shin as the same letter, not counting the samech (marking the sedarim reading sections), and instead searching for a samech within a word to avoid the sedarim samech from calculating a false hit.
  • anar_theos_3.qf by Ruben Gomez
    This exports KJV of the verses where theos occurs without ho theos, not taking into consideration any noun cases.
  • anger1.qf & anger2.qf by Michael Tan
    A user wanted to find all verses with “anger” or “angry” but not where “Lord” or “God” appears within three words (e.g. “anger of the Lord”). In other words, I want all the references to the anger of man without getting the anger of God.Michael Tan proposed a couple of searches:

    The first query finds all verses where some form of anger (”anger*”, “angry”, “wrath*”, etc.) is within five words of “Lord” or “God”. If the verse contains the word “man” or “men” the verse is eliminated. Note that this is probably too strict. It will not allow for verses that directly speak of God’s wrath against man, should the word “man” appear in such a verse. Note also that this will not find all verses in which God’s wrath is mentioned. For instances, verses which say “My wrath….” or “his wrath…” will not be captured by this search.

    The second query is the same as the first query, with the man/men restriction removed.

  • Colwell Rule.qf by Joe Fleener & A_PV_PN.qf by Rob on the BW Forums
    A couple of GSE search queries that were attempts to try to flesh out examples that perhaps would fit Colwell’s rule. You would have to search for all predicate nouns which precede the verb in the GNM, then determine which ones are definite. This was Colwell’s data from which he worked (long before BW, which is hard to imagine!). Once you have determined which ones are definite, according to Colwell one would notice that they also usually lack the article. Then one would have to look at the context of every one of these cases to see if the translation should be with or without an English article. Finally you would have to see how the English translation you are checking against translated the phrase. A user requested a search which would search for the following string: 1) anything OTHER THAN a definite article, 2) a predicate noun, 3) a verb, 4) a definite article, 5) a subject verb. And so the above were two searches which were offered to make a beginning at that task.
  • Chiasms.qf by Ruben Gomez
    This was a search constructed by Ruben Gomez to help a user find chiasms in the Greek New Testament.
  • End of sentence participles in Matthew’s Gospel.qf by Ruben Gomez
    This search is used to identify (in the Greek text) where the author of Matthew ended sentences (as the text is currently structured) with a participle.
  • Finds questions marks.qf by Ruben Gomez
    Finds question marks in English.
  • firstword.qf by Michael Tan & psa119beginningwords.qf by Charlie Gibson
    Two search examples to find the first word in a verse. The second one can be used in Hebrew if you limit the search to the Psalms to find the first words that begin each verse of Psalm 119.
  • Four imperatives in a verse.qf
    This search finds all verses that have 4 (or more) commands in a single NT verse (BNM).
  • heballnegatives.qf
    Hebrew has a variety of words for negatives - such as lo, al, bli, bal, bilad, biladi, ein, lule, etc. These are used in different situations and contexts, and correspond approximately to English words such as don’t, except, unless, no, not, none, etc. The following search will find all verses where some form of one of these words is used in the Hebrew (using the WTM morphology), where it is translated as no in both the NRS and the NIV.
  • Highlights every word.qf
    Does what it says. Highlights every single word. It was used to calculate the mean number of words per verse, but that calculation had to be done by hand.
  • I will with I first in clause.qf by Joe Fleener
    This search finds the string “I will” with “I” being the first word in the clause/verse.
  • Ihsous and question mark in the same verse in the gospel of John.qf by Joe Fleener
    With search limits set this query searches for Ihsouj and ; (a question mark) within the Gospel of John in the BNM (Greek NT Morphology).
  • j_not_jc_not_thec.qf by Charlie Gibson
    This shows how to do negated phrases in the ASE/GSE. It finds all verses with the word “christ”, but not the word “jesus” and not the phrase “the christ”.
  • Kurios x2 = Sovereign LORD by FrankenfroHighlights in Greek verses where Kurios is used twice in a row which are translated in the NIV as Sovereign LORD.
  • NIV WTT Questions.qf by Joe Fleener
    This query finds everywhere there is a ‘?’ in the NIV and an interrogative particle in the WTM.
  • noun nominative, noun accusative, verb search.qf by Al Mather
    To help a newer student in Greek, highlight Nominative and Accusative nouns and verbs. I have put together a simple search in ASE which I use to give me a little more visual help as I think through the sentences and phrase and clauses. This highlights the verbs, and some nominatives and accusatives. I limit the search to just the verse(s) I am doing a diagram on.
  • Odos+Adj.qf by Mark Hoffman
    Someone wanted to find places in English where a given word was followed by an adjective. But this is not possible because English texts are not tagged to parts of speech. However, one user offered an example from Greek which could be searched in Proverbs to find adjectives that are preceded by the Greek word Odos (”way”).
  • paraclete_comfort.qf by Adelphos
    This search will give you all the cases where the verbal or substantive (parakal* or parakl*) has been translated as comfort in the KJV.
  • phrases.qf by Ben Spackman
    The goal of this search was the beginnings of an attempt to find common phrases in Hebrew. This search takes a while to run. Essentially, it looks for a phrase and a near-identical phrase using the same two nouns, within 5000 words (and crossing word boundaries). I’d set it for higher, but it already takes over 10 minutes to run on my P4 2.4, 1.2 Gig Ram, 7200 rpm hard-drive.
  • Pray_Cv.qf by Michael Tan
    The search finds all verses containing “pray*” in the NAS and the Hebrew root peh-lamed-lamed in the WTM.
  • Prep Ihsous Christos Kurios Pneuma Qeos.qf by Frankenfro
    This query locates all occurrences in BNM where Ihsous or Cristos or pneuma or Qeos is preceded by a preposition and highlights the word immediately following. (Prep Name Word).
  • virginin3versions.qf
    Find a list of passages in which almah was used in Hebrew, where it is translated as virgin in a version such as the KJV, or parthenos in the BGT. This search works by getting a list of verses from the BGT which have parthenos, a list of verses from the KJV which have virgin, and a list of verses from the WTM which have almah. Verses which are common to all three sub-searches then form the final list.
  • yahwehtwice.qf
    Gives an example of how to search for a word found twice in a given verse using YHWH in Hebrew.
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