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#1 Zerihun

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:15 AM

Hello,

I am doing research on the synoptic gospel. I know there is a way to compare two different passage of scriptures, but I forgot it. Please help me. This is what I want to compare texts like Matt 12:43-45 with Luke 11:24-26.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:57 AM

Go to Lk 11:24 in the text and click on the verse reference. Then select Amplify->Parallels->Gospels.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:15 AM

Actually we have three parallel arrangements of the Gospels: Gospels, Synoptics, and Harmony. You can also access them from the Resource palette (the double-scroll icon), and you can view each passage in two Bible versions.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:05 AM

Actually we have three parallel arrangements of the Gospels: Gospels, Synoptics, and Harmony. You can also access them from the Resource palette (the double-scroll icon), and you can view each passage in two Bible versions.


Thank you for your help,

yes I can look up the Gospel, synoptic or harmony from the resource palette or amplify it by right clicking the verse number. But, this is what I want. In workspaces if I open GNT-T and GNT-TIS I can compare how they are different or similar by selecting compare text. How can I compare two texts {Matt and Luke} or three gospels { Matt, Mark, Luke}?

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:56 AM

Compare text only works on different versions of the same passage. It cannot be used between the gospels or other parallels, because the versification is so different. Sorry, but that is how it is.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:28 AM

... How can I compare two texts {Matt and Luke} or three gospels { Matt, Mark, Luke}?


You can do the markings yourself using the highlight palette. This is a great way to discover more about the agreements/disagreements for yourself. There are several color marking schemes around.

Real problem with using the parallels tool is that it's not very smart. It scrolls verse by verse but phrases hardly ever actually line up in parallel. I think all it does is once the pericopes are loaded, it keeps the verses aligned by count, but not by any tagging according to which verses are in parallel with which.
It's better than nothing.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:30 PM

Joe,
Thank you for your insight!
Yes, the "Real problem with using the parallels tool is that it's not very smart." At the same time it is very helpful tools to locate parallel passages. I found the way around. I do not know how far it will take me. This is what I am trying (e.g. Matt 12:43-45//Luke 11:24-26).
In new workspace, GNT-T search for word selected
* <AND> [RANGE Matt 12:43-45]
then
[Verb] @ [HITS GNT-T] <AND> [RANGE Luke 11:24-26]
the result? the Matthean and Lukan passage agreed on 15 verbs. This way we can make sophisticated searches to find out how they agree in their uses of nouns, verbs....

or
in the second argument
[HITS GNT-T] <AND> [RANGE Luke 11:24-26]
with this argument I found the Lukan passage agree in everything except in one negative particle(mē) and hypostrepsō.

If anyone have any helpful insight I really appreciate,

Zerihun

Edited by Zerihun, 28 August 2007 - 07:45 PM.





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