[sword-devel] Sword v1.5.5a

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 9 Jan 2003 16:20:42 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, David's Mailing List and Spam Receiver wrote:

> BDB and Thayer *are* pd works. We just need to find a format that isn't 
> derived from olb. Perhaps we can find out where crosswalk.com got theirs from 
> that they used to create their lexicons. Also they used other PD works that 
> we don't have.
> Their hebrew lexicon page says,
> "The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; 
> this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." These 
> files are considered public domain."
> And the greek lexicon page,
> "The New Testament Greek Lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible 
> Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the 
> "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public 
> domain."
> Chances are we can find sources for these that don't have the olb restrictions 
> on them.

I don't know where CrossWalk got their information, perhaps from the same 
source as we got our data originally, but they're wrong.

These modules are not what they are claiming (and consequently we 
believed them) to be.  They're just conglomerations of mess from Larry 
Pierce and his co-conspirators.  They in fact bear no resemblence to 
either BDB or Thayer's (I finally checked printed editions of each).  Even 
if we were given permission to distribute these, we probably would not.

Instead, we will improve the StrongsGreek and StrongsHebrew databases and 
seek other works.

> Will the KJV2003 encompas hebrew at any point?

It already includes Strong's numbers I believe, but it lacks the kind of 
detail provided in the GNT portion of the KJV2003 (morphology, 1:1 linking 
between KJV & Hebrew, etc.).