[sword-devel] Difficult Greek question
chrislit at crosswire.org
Sat Sep 17 06:36:41 MST 2011
On 9/17/11 5:55 AM, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
> Martin Denham<mjdenham at gmail.com> writes:
>> The user has suggested another possible OCR error. The error report makes
>> sense but the Sword Strongs module appears to contain the same as other
>> Strongs I have checked on the internet. Here is the users's report:
>> 3532 Nikolaos nik-ol'-ah-os from 3534 and *2994*; victorious over the
>> people; Nicolaus, a heretic:--Nicolaus. see GREEK for 3534 see GREEK for
>> *The reference 2994 should read 2992*
> OK, here's a fun conflict for us all.
> My print Strong's actually shows that 3532 refs 3534 and 2994. So that
> module, as well as my StrongsRealGreek, are true to print Strong's.
> On the other hand, NAS Greek Lexicon shows refs 3534 and 2992.
> I have to suggest that real Strong's has an actual misprint error, and
> that NAS has corrected this. 2992 seems clearly correct here.
> What should be done with this? Remain true to what originally appeared
> in Strong's or correct it per NAS? Perhaps correct it with a notation
> of the original error?
I just checked two print editions of Strong's, from different dates &
publishers. Both have the correct 2992, so I think it's safe to correct.
It's at least reasonable to assume your print edition is from the same
publisher as these texts' print source, though.
> I hardly know what to do with the difference in definitional commentary.
> "Nicolaus, a heretic"
> "Nicolaus, a Christian, probably not connected with the sect
> bearing the same name"
Seems reasonable to me. Being a heretic presupposes being a Christian.
The only difference is that the NAS Lexicon takes the position that this
Nicolaus was not connected with the Nicolaitans, whereas Strong takes
the position that he was.
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