[sword-devel] Greek texts

Paul Gear sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 15 Jul 2000 10:58:34 +1000

Jeffrey Hoyt wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, you wrote:
> > Guys,
> >
> > Is anyone aware of any effort to spruce up our Greek texts a bit?
> >
> > I would like to see:
> >     - standardised encoding (so that all the texts look the same in
> > BibleTime)
> >     - breathings, punctuation, capitalisation, and maybe accenting
> >     - paragraph formatting
> >     - morphology codes
> By morphology codes do you mean the declensions and parts of speech in the
> Koine Greek language?  If so, a good place to start is the Greek/Hebrew Key
> Study Bible by Spiros Zodhiates, published by AMG.  It has part-of-speech,
> tense, mood, voice, etc. codes of many Greek and Hebrew words right in the
> Bible text.  (I have one).

Yes, morph codes are the full parsing of each word.  I am not looking
for print lexicons or Bibles - i already have plenty of those.  I was
thinking of something that was already in electronic form.  I know of a
couple of parsed texts, but i'm not sure as to their copyright status
and the like.

> > Do we have anyone working on this already, or does this message count as
> > volunteering?  :-)  If the latter, can anyone point me to a few
> > resources to start with?
> I am interested in this, although I don't know realistically how much help I
> could be.  :-)  I have wanted to see the same improvements in the Greek texts.

Well, i think we can make it happen.  In the worst case, we may have to
enter the morphology codes for each unique word in the New Testament,
but i would like to get an existing database if possible.

> Semi-related:  Why is the "Thayer" lexicon no different from the "Strongs
> Greek" lexicon?  When I saw Thayer's was a module, I nearly went ballistic
> with joy.  I was dissapointed to find it wasn't Thayer's after all.

I'm not an expert on this, but i believe what is provided as Thayer's
lexicon is definitions from Thayer's, but not in the form that they were
in the original lexicon.  Chris or Jerry might know about this - any
comments, guys?

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