software Bible study

B Rocine 596547 at
Wed Jul 8 13:44:48 EDT 1998


Someone mentioned software capability for doing mixed language searches.
Would this be the ability to search specifically for all the times a root,
let's say PQD, is translated into English, let's say *visit*?  Is there
software that can do such a thing? My Bibleworks 3.1 cannot.

Now here's a wish I would like to pass onto our computer text-taggers Dale
Wheeler, Kirk Lowery, et al.:  Tag the boundaries of clauses.  I know the
definition of clause may need to be pinned down--so define the clause the
way you want to: I'll live with it! :-)   But it wonuld be so enormously
beneficial to be able to search, for instance,  for clause-initial qatal or
yiqtol. As it is, a string-search like noun-participle or participle-noun
will not only give all such strings *within* a single clause but also gives
hits when the string happens to *span two clauses*.  It would be great if
the computer would weed-out the unwanted, clause-spanning hits. 

While I'm at it, another wish:   Tag the boundary between narration and
quoted speech.  How beneficial!  The resulting research would make it seem
like we're learning Hebrew all over again.

B. M. Rocine
Associate Pastor
Church of the Living Word
6101 Court St. Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13206

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