[jsword-devel] LXX septuagint weird strongs number

Tonny Kohar tonny.kohar at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 21:02:47 MST 2008


On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:51 PM, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Tonny Kohar wrote:
>> Hi,
>> There is a strange LXX septuagint regarding the strong number:
>> eg:
>> - Gen 1:31 (the last word) it listed as G1623 but when you click it,
>> it display the G1624 instead because G1623 is not in the index
>> - Gen 1:1 (the 4th word) it listed as G3588 but when you click it, it
>> display the G3596 instead because G3588 is not in the index
>> - etc
>> Is this a bug on the program JSword/Lucene, or the bug on the module
>> itself (sword module) ?
>> note: I am not understand (could not read/write) greek at all, so I
>> might be wrong.
> It looks like you have your option/preference for a Greek dictionary set
> to "Greek to Hebrew Dictionary of Septuagint Words" rather than to
> "Strong's Greek Bible Dictionary". The former is incomplete.

Yes it is exacly what happend, the preference is set to "Greek to
Hebrew Dict for Septuagint Words" rather than "Strong's Greek Bible
Dictionary". I thought the former dict is the companion dictionary for
the LXX Septuagint.

> G3588 is the Greek indefinite article and probably is the most common
> word in any Greek work.
> The nature of the dictionary search is to return the "closest" match to
> your request. The old behavior was for it to be an error. The reason for
> the change was twofold:
> 1) match the behavior of the SWORD engine.
> 2) prepare for general dictionary lookup, where it is better to find the
> right "page" in the dictionary when the exact form of the word being
> sought is not found.

For the number 2, is there any methods or flag that could be set to
return null (or error, etc) where the key is not found, because some
certain GUI behaviour (eg: Tooltip popup that display that dict
lookup) will be very strange, if it display another key.

Tonny Kohar
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