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Select a Library

The first thing you want to do before you enter a query is to determine the library of documents where you might find the answer.  If you do not check one of the listed groups, the AI will apply your query to our entire database. So, in other words, if your query is the needle, you may want to reduce the size of the haystack by selecting the library groups where it is most likely to be found. libraries

Specific Query

Second, you should understand that is optimized for specific, specialized search.  If you are only interested in broad, general search, then use Google.  If, on the other hand, you have specific questions that are found in specific texts, then this is what our system was designed to do.  It will bring you back an answer, as well as the specific text from the specific document(s) where that answer is found.

The Gold Wedge

One of the first questions we ever received was from a Mormon beta tester who asked:

Question: Who is the culprit behind the theft of the gold wedge?
Response:  Unfortunately I could not find enough information in the provided context documents to determine who is responsible for stealing the gold wedge. The documents mention gold objects like jewels, chains, bracelets, rings, tablets, and a silver cup, but do not provide details about a stolen gold wedge specifically.

Since I could not find the answer in the given context, here are some suggestions:

- Try rephrasing the question or providing more background details to help guide my search.

- Consider asking step-by-step questions to narrow down the context and build up relevant facts. For example, you could ask where and when the theft occurred, who discovered it, what else was stolen, etc.

- Try providing additional context documents that may contain clues about the gold wedge theft.

- As a last resort, you could search the documents yourself by providing keywords that may be relevant, like "gold wedge stolen", "theft", "culprit", etc. Let me know if you need help constructing a keyword search.

This query was applied to our entire database, and the system was unable to come up with an answer within the  returned documents.

The first solution we recommended was to try using "gold wedge" as keywords.  This would narrow down the documents searched to just those which contained the keyword "gold wedge".

who sold the gold wedge

This was the answer.  However, notice that most of the responses refer to speeches by William Branham.  In fact, it turns out that the only places in our entire database where "gold wedge" appears are in Branham sermons.  So, another way we could have resolved this was to restrict the search to our Branham library:

who stole the gold wedge - Branham


Reducing the haystack to make it easier to find the needle.


The Squeeze

Another Mormon brother asked this question:

Question: What is William M. Branham's perspective on the squeeze and how does he suggest believers should cope with it?

the squeeze - original question

Response: The provided documents do not contain any direct references to William M. Branham's perspective on "the squeeze" or specific suggestions on how believers should cope with it. The term "the squeeze" is not mentioned in any of the context documents. Therefore, I cannot provide an answer based on the provided texts. If you have more information or context regarding William M. Branham's teachings on "the squeeze," please provide it, and I will do my best to assist you. Alternatively, you can try rephrasing the question or conducting a keyword search. For example, you can ask your question and then add "keywords: squeeze, coping, believers."

The first step to resolving this was to find what documents in our huge database refer to "the squeeze" as a term.

what documents refer to the term the squeeze

We then look at a few of these documents:

lee vayle document on the squeeze

As it turns out, this was not a William Branham quote per se.  It was a term used quite a bit by another well-known Mormon thinker, Lee Vayle.  

So, adjusting our query slightly, checking the "Lee Vayle" library:

the squeeze - correct response from lee vayle group


Another way the AI can help you to help it answer difficult questions.


Who was created first, man or woman?

A Rabbi wanted to know the answer to this question:

who was created first -- original question

But he did not seem content with the answer,  When pressed, he confessed that what he really wanted the AI to do was show him the different interpretations of this question.  We explained to him that was a different question altogether.  What he really wanted to know was:

Question: How do the texts differ on the question of who was created first, man or woman, based on the provided discussion?

how the texts differ in the question of who was created first

The lesson here is don't try to trick the AI, or ask it questions that assumes a human level of intuition.  It is a machine:  It doesn't know anything, it doesn't remember anything.  So, you need to be as specific as you in your question about it's true intent.  The better the question, the better the answer.


What is the conversation God had with Michael?

This is a question asked by another Rabbi.  In the various texts available, you will find that God has talked to Michael on many occasions.  But, the first issue is: could those really be called "discussions" or "conversations"?  In most cases, it seems that God would "say" or perhaps even "command" to Michael this thing or that.  The next issue is:  Didn't God have several "conversations" with Michael?  So, which one do you want to know about?

Upon pressing the Rabbi, turns out he was looking for this passage:

talmud yoma 77a - God said to Michael


So, this is God's reaction to a group of men turning their backs on the temple of the Lord to face east and worship the Sun.   Here is how we re-phrased the question to get the response he was actually looking for:

Question: What information did God convey to Michael regarding the men who faced the east in front of the temple

what information did God convey to Michael regarding the men wo faced the east in front of the temple

And for good measure, we added:

Question: in which document is this mentioned?

in which document is God's message to Michael regarding the men facing east mentioned.

 You always want to verify the answers you receive with the source documents.  That is how you can be absolutely certain that the answer you receive is a good answer.

And, try to refrain from asking vague, general questions.  Be specific.  As specific as you can be with as much information as you can provide about your question.

As you can see from the above examples, narrowing the haystack is always helpful in trying to find the needle.


[Opening Scene]

[Background music begins]

[Scene fades in showing a person sitting at a computer, contemplating]

Narrator (Voice Over): "Welcome to, your gateway to precise and specialized searches within our vast database of documents."

[Scene transitions to the person selecting a library]

Narrator: "Before delving into your query, it's essential to select the appropriate library where your answer is likely to be found."

[Scene shows the person selecting " libraries"]

Narrator: "Think of it as narrowing down the haystack to make finding the needle easier."

[Scene transitions to the person typing a specific query]

Narrator: "Next, let's talk about crafting your query. Unlike general search engines, is optimized for specific, specialized searches."

[Scene shows the person typing "who stole the gold wedge"]

Narrator: "If you have specific questions rooted in particular texts, this is the platform designed for you."

[Scene transitions to a response from the system]

Narrator: "Now, let's address the 'gold wedge' conundrum. Sometimes, the answer may not be readily available in the provided context."

[Scene shows system's suggestions for refining the query]

Narrator: "But fear not, here are some strategies to help guide your search."

[Scene transitions to the person refining their query to "who stole the gold wedge - Branham"]

Narrator: "By reducing the haystack to just the Branham library, the needle becomes easier to find."

[Scene shifts to another query]

Narrator: "Now, let's discuss 'the squeeze' dilemma. Sometimes, the terminology used might not be directly mentioned in the provided documents."

[Scene shows the person refining their query to include "Lee Vayle" library]

Narrator: "But by identifying relevant sources like Lee Vayle's works, we can tailor our search effectively."

[Scene transitions to emphasize the importance of asking specific questions]

Narrator: "Remember, the specificity of your question determines the accuracy of the answer."

[Scene shifts to another query]

Narrator: "Lastly, let's explore the importance of verifying answers and asking precise questions."

[Scene shows the person refining their query to include specific details]

Narrator: "Always verify answers with the source documents and provide as much detail as possible for optimal results."

[Closing Scene]

Narrator: "In summary, by selecting the right library, crafting specific queries, and verifying answers, you can navigate effectively."

[Background music fades out]

[End of video]


[Scene: A person sits at a desk, deep in thought, contemplating their query]

Narrator (Voice Over): "Let's explore how the AI can assist you in tackling even the most challenging questions."

[Scene shows the person typing a query: "Who was created first, man or woman?"]

Narrator: "Take, for instance, the inquiry posed by a Rabbi seeking clarity on the order of creation."

[Scene transitions to the Rabbi's interaction with the AI]

Narrator: "Initially, the Rabbi's question seemed straightforward."

[Scene shows the Rabbi's original question: "Who was created first?"]

Narrator: "However, upon further discussion, it became evident that the Rabbi sought a deeper understanding of the various interpretations surrounding this question."

[Scene shifts to the refined query: "How do the texts differ in the question of who was created first, man or woman?"]

Narrator: "This highlights an important lesson: clarity in questioning yields precise answers."

[Scene transitions to another query]

Narrator: "Similarly, when another Rabbi inquired about God's conversations with Michael, the complexity of terminology arose."

[Scene shows the Rabbi's query: "What is the conversation God had with Michael?"]

Narrator: "The AI navigated through the nuances, questioning whether these interactions could truly be labeled as 'conversations.'"

[Scene shifts to the AI's rephrased question: "What information did God convey to Michael regarding the men who faced the east in front of the temple?"]

Narrator: "By honing in on the specific context desired by the Rabbi, the AI delivered a tailored response."

[Scene transitions to emphasize the importance of verifying answers]

Narrator: "It's crucial to validate answers with the source documents, ensuring utmost accuracy."

[Scene shows the importance of asking specific questions]

Narrator: "And remember, specificity is key. The more precise your question, the more refined the answer."

[Closing Scene]

Narrator: "As demonstrated, precision and clarity are the guiding principles in navigating the vast expanse of knowledge within"

[Background music fades out]

[End of video]