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Monday, April 23, 2007  

Option-Selecting a Resource

On Friday, I wrote about what happens when you option-click the Search button on the Resource palette. If you select a word in a Greek or Hebrew tagged text, then option-click the Search button, Accordance will search for the inflected form of that word (the way it actually appears in the text) rather than searching for the lexical form (a broader search which will find the word no matter how it appears in the text). If you select a word in a Bible text with Strong's Numbers and option-click the Search button, Accordance will search for the Key number which was attached to the selected word, rather than for the word itself.

Today, I want to show you that these options also work when you click other buttons or choose other resources from the Resource palette. For example, if I select a word in a text with Key numbers, then hold down the option key while selecting a lexicon like BDAG or HALOT, Accordance will automatically search that lexicon for the Greek or Hebrew word represented by that word's Key Number! This little feature means users who may not have a grammatically tagged Greek or Hebrew text can jump directly to the best lexicons from their Key numbered Bibles.

Or how about this? You do have a tagged Greek or Hebrew text, but you still primarily work with an English translation. If you run across a word you want to research further, select it and then hold down the option key while selecting your Greek or Hebrew Bible text from the Resource palette. Accordance will then automatically search for every occurrence of that Greek or Hebrew word. The cool part is that all that happens without you having to type a single letter of Greek or Hebrew!





Comments:
Fantastic!! I'm learning Greek and Hebrew. This type of search is incredibly helpful to me since I still primarily use English texts. Thanks a million!!!
 

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