“ Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I . Are they Abraham descendants? So am I. Are they servants of Christ ( I am out of my mind to talk like this). I have worked harder, been in prison more frequently… I am more ….” 2 Corinthians 11: 22-23These are the harsh words of Paul, the early church leader. He is trying to defend himself against the critics in the church at Corinth.
“ This is the genealogy of Jesus, the Messiah, son of David, son of Abraham “ Matthew 1:1Two of the biographies of Jesus of Nazareth that is recorded in the New Testament have genealogies of Jesus. And they are different. Mark, another of the book of the life stories of Jesus, does not have such a list of names about who Jesus is related to in his life. What is the purpose of these lists of people at the beginning of the book?
I am not a science person. The last time I took a course in science or math was in Grade 13 in 1977. I never failed a course in the sciences but I came very close a few times. In university, I took only arts courses, with the one Psychology course in first year, but that I do not think qualifies as a pure science course. But, in my work as a pastor, one the questions that I am asked is about the beginning of the world. Did God create the world in six days or did it happen in another way ?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".