[B-Greek] Computer analyses of Greek words (NT and OT, and extra-biblical if possible)

Ken Penner ken.penner at acadiau.ca
Mon May 26 14:15:06 EDT 2008

Thanks, Steve, for the pointer. It is even better than what was originally requested.

(For those interested in the steps:
In Libronix, choose from the menu, Tools, Bible Study, Bible Word Study.
Clicked Properties to clear all the options except the Grammatical Relationships.
Type in the greek word (e.g., γραφω) and click the green arrow.)

This is another example of the value of syntactically-tagged texts.


Ken M. Penner, Ph.D.
Acadia Divinity College
Hebrew and Greek vocabulary memorization software:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Runge [mailto:srunge at logos.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 2:45 PM
> To: Ken Penner; b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: RE: [B-Greek] Computer analyses of Greek words (NT and OT,and extra-biblical
> if possible)
> Ken and George,
> If you go to the home page of Libronix and run a Bible word study, it will generate a
> report based on the syntactic relationships annotated in syntactic databases. In the Greek
> NT, this includes a list concorded list of subjects, complements, adjuncts, etc. that occur
> with GRAFW as the predicator. The goal of this report was to make the kinds data that was
> requested in the original post available to the average person. Since this report is based on
> a syntactic analysis, one could generate a report either for the Greek NT (based on the
> OpenText.org analysis) or the Hebrew Bible (based on the Anderson-Forbes syntactic
> analysis). Though there are pendantic aspects of these reports, there are other portions that
> cannot be easily replicated elsewhere.
> Steve Runge
> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On
> Behalf Of Ken Penner
> Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 8:26 AM
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Computer analyses of Greek words (NT and OT,and extra-biblical
> if possible)
> Yes, I use Accordance, Logos, and BibleWorks, and I know they can each do the type of
> search Steve described below, to search for two specified words near each other.
> However, to clarify the original question (quoted below), can any software tell me, e.g.,
> *what ARE the most common words* used near the word γράφω GRAFW in the NT?
> I can see how this would be done with a series of command-line text processing utilities,
> but I don't think commercial software is set up to conduct such a search. If it can, could
> you please tell me the steps for and results of this analysis?

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