[jsword-devel] LXX septuagint weird strongs number

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 12 04:51:00 MST 2008

On Aug 12, 2008, at 12:02 AM, Tonny Kohar wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

I think it returns a negative number when it is not found. The value  
should be the "insertion point" for the entry.

In Him,

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