Hebrew text help needed

Don A. Elbourne Jr. delbourne at home.com
Tue Dec 26 13:28:34 EST 2000


If I understand you correctly, you are looking for a Hebrew text tagged with
strongs numbers. I do not believe one exists.

You may want to take a look at The Sword Project. http://www.crosswire.org
It is an open source Bible software project. They do have a copy of the
other thing you are looking for, the strongs dictionary in electronic
format. You may want to look into combining efforts with them, so that you
won't be duplicating much of your work. they focus primarily on Linux
interfaces, but they are currently looking for more people to work on the
Windows interface. They also have a PDA interface in the works.

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard W. Pickett Jr. [mailto:nt.programmer at home.com]
> Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2000 1:37 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Hebrew text help needed
> Hello All,
> 	I am a computer programmer.  I've been working off and on
> for the past few
> years on a Bible search engine of my own.  As a personal project I haven't
> been able to devote a lot of time to it, but now I'm finally
> seeing the end
> of the tunnel.
> 	Currently I have a text that looks like this:
> Genesis 1:1 ¶ In the beginning <7225> God <430> created <1254> the heaven
> <8064> and the earth <776>.
> The <Number> is Strong's for Greek/Hebrew depending on OT/NT.
> Viewing these
> numbers can be turned off and on via the menu.
> This program is primarily to be used from the English perspective, so the
> fact that the Hebrew/Greek words are in a different order than
> the original
> text is ok with me, it's actually preferred.  The format I'd like
> to keep my
> text in is this: (English phrase/word) followed by <original Greek/Hebrew
> phrase/word>.
> I have both the full text of the Tanach and the Greek NT.  What I
> don't have
> is a complete English and original text mixed in electronic form,
> as you can
> tell from the example above I'm missing quite a bit of the
> original text, I
> only have key words.  I do have an interlinear Bible, but it
> would take many
> years of editing to get all the Strong's numbers in the correct
> places and I
> think by then it would be more effort that what it is worth.
> If anyone knows where I can find a comprehensive interlinear Bible in
> electronic form to use as my text for this project I'd greatly appreciate
> it.
> In addition, if anyone knows of a electronic form of the Strong's
> Hebrew/Greek dictionary, or a H/G dictionary that I can use without
> copy-write infringement it would be greatly appreciated.
> Most of the features of the program will center around searching.  For
> example you could do a search for every verse that used Strong's
> Hebrew 7585
> (sheol) but wasn't translated as the word hell by typing this search:
>  h7585 NOT hell ).  In order for me to do such accurate searches (down to
> what the words translated from/into) I'll need a more exact interlinear
> document than what I have.  More complex searching than this example is
> being implemented, my main focus being a tool to do language and
> translation
> studies.  If you have any functionality suggestions, please write.
> Also if you are interested the beta releases will be free and for
> those that
> do extensive beta use/feedback I'm going to give lifetime free
> updates.  I'm
> not really doing this for the money and don't expect to make much on it
> anyway.  I'm a serious Bible student and have been disappointed in the
> software I've seen over the years so I figured I would write something
> mainly to suit my own purposes, but if someone else can benefit
> from it I'm
> all for it.
> BTW I'm also porting this (even as I write this email) to
> PDA/HPC.  I have a
> HP 360LX that I'm putting this on, just touching up the databases
> right now
> to accommodate it's lack of memory.  I have it on my laptop, but it's
> embarrassing to pull my laptop out in church just to find a
> verse.  And it's
> not always convenient to walk around with a laptop, but a PDA on the other
> hand...
> Please write back with any and all comments and suggestions.
> Your humble servant,
> Richard W. Pickett Jr.
> NT.Programmer at home.com
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