[sword-devel] Difficult Greek question

Ulrik Sandborg-Petersen ulrikp at hum.aau.dk
Thu Sep 22 06:01:27 MST 2011

Dear all,

My printed Strong's is a facsimile of the original Strong's Exhaustive 
Concordance with dictionaries, it being the Thirty First printing, 1973, 
of the First Edition, printed 1894, printed by Abingdon Press, Nashville.

My printed Strong's says 2992, not 2994.

2992 is LAOS, which makes sense for NIKOS + LAOS = NIKOLAOS, wheres 2994 
is LAODIKEU/S, which has too many morphemes to be a good fit.

I have corrected my repository of Strong's Real Greek.  Please ask me 
directly for a copy if you are interested.

Ulrik Sandborg-Petersen

On 9/17/11 2:55 PM, 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
>> *2994*
>> *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 hardly know what to do with the difference in definitional commentary.
> Strong's:
>      "Nicolaus, a heretic"
> NAS:
>      "Nicolaus, a Christian, probably not connected with the sect
>      bearing the same name"

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