Problem with Verse search in TWOT
Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:12 PM
Please either help me figure this out or fix it if you are able to reduplicate to prove that it is in fact a problem with the tagging/programming (I actually have no idea what the problem is, I simply recognize that there is a problem)
Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:04 PM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:48 PM
Consider what follows as a very partial corrigenda for TWOT:
The editors of TWOT in fact employed inconsistent citation style. In this case, for maximum clarity, they should have given 5:9 [H 8] per their citation style elsewhere. Unfortunately, they do not note this practice anywhere in the introductory material and this type of inconsistency is rampant in almost all large, multiply-authored works. Caveat lector!
I did a search for all references to Eccl 5 as Helen did, and note that there are two types of issues in just these citations.
Defective citations of the English versification:
5:8 in 337 (גזל) should be followed by [H 7].
5:15 in 936 (יתר) should be followed by [H 14].
Defective citations of the Hebrew versification:
5:2 in 663a (חלום) and 1651a (ענין) should be 5:3 [H 2].
5:5 in articles 291 (בשׂר) and 594a (חבל) and 2324a (שׁגגה) should read 5:6 [H 5]
5:10 in 2095d (ראות) should read 5:11 [H 10].
5:13 in 1651a (ענין) should be 5:14 [H 13]
5:17 in 793 (טוב) should be 5:18 [H 17].
As you can see, it would be a sizeable job even the original editors to go back through all the citations of texts that have discrepancies in versification and decide what was intended, and then to make any necessary changes. Of course, Accordance would probably help them accomplish this as quickly as humanly possible!
For what it's worth, Eccl 5:8 is cited by HALOT 7x and Jenni-Westermann 2x (and these two works theoretically cite Hebrew versification exclusively); NIDOTTE cites it similarly to TWOT, but also contains at least one inconsistency in citation!
Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:20 AM
Thanks again for your responses.
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