An idea for a power searching tip comes in an answer to a fellow Logos user’s question:
In Acts 11:30 the phrase “Barnabas and Saul” appears, whereas “Paul and Barnabas” occurs in Acts 13:43. Is there a way to find when Barnabas appears before Paul in verses and vice versa?
Questions like this really showcase the power of Logos searching, so I encourage you to give these steps a try:
- Click the Search icon to open the Search panel (A)
- Select Bible as the search type (B)
- Set the verse range to Acts (C)
- Select a Bible containing the interlinear option such as NASB, KJV, NKJV, ESV, LEB, etc. (D)
- Copy/Paste this query into the Search box: “<Person Barnabas> and” BEFORE 1 word <Person Paul> (E)
- Press the Enter/Return key to generate the results (F)
- Open a second Search panel and use this query in it: “<Person Paul> and” BEFORE 1 word <Person Barnabas> (G)
- Compare the results between the two searches (H)
Here is a brief explanation of the queries:
The first query is looking for a phrase beginning with any word referencing the person Barnabas followed by the word “and.” This phrase must then occur in a verse in Acts one word before any word referencing the person Paul.
The second query of course just places Paul before Barnabas.
There may be a couple of “false positives,” but primarily we have exactly what the questioner desired!
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