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Hebrew Masoretic Text with Andersen-Forbes Morphology and Syntax Database

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Category: Hebrew Bibles   |   Minimum Acc Version: 13.1

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Requires Accordance 13.1 or above.

Note: The Syntax Data portion of this product (MT-AFD.syntax) is not supported in Accordance Lite. The Mobile Accordance app has very limited support at present for the syntax modules.

This unique Hebrew database is the result of over 50 years of continued development and over one year of effort just to be integrated into the Accordance Bible Software Library.

The Andersen-Forbes database contains advanced morphology and syntax for each word in the Hebrew Bible, based upon the research of Francis I. Andersen and A. Dean Forbes for the last 50 years. This database contains many special features such as word semantic tagging and detailed analysis of the grammatical and linguistic structure of the Hebrew Bible.

In the video demo of this unique resource below, you will quickly discover that the Andersen-Forbes database is the most detailed and precise syntax of its kind, and in Accordance is the most advanced implementation of this data on any Bible software platform.

This resource contains the following accessory files:

  • Morphological HMT Text (MT-AFD)
  • Syntax Data (MT-AFD.syntax)
  • Gloss Definitions for Each Word (MT-AFD Glosses)
  • Glossary of Special Terminology (MT-AFD Glossary)

For even more information, see this release announcement.

You may also be interested in the Andersen-Forbes Grammar.

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October 13, 2020  | 12:06 PM   |    Good (4)
The Accordance iteration of the Andersen-Forbes syntax database represents the most recent and significant evolution of the famous database in its 50 plus years.

As usual, it seems that Accordance desired to do more than provide access to a database. Accordance Bible Software worked to bring ease of usability. I can personally testify to this last point.

Years ago I use to access the Andersen-Forbes Syntax database and the WIVU database through software with a very different GUI and engine. While the software I used made a number of advanced and complex systematical queries possible it rarely made searches easier to set up (at least in this user's opinion).

Accordance on the other hand has gone out of its way to make things easier by providing drop-down menus, the ability to turn on and off text display features, and of course use of the construct search panel.


Another point worth mentioning is not now with the release of the Andersen-Forbes Syntax database Accordance, Bible ...
The Accordance iteration of the Andersen-Forbes syntax database represents the most recent and significant evolution of the famous database in its 50 plus years.

As usual, it seems that Accordance desired to do more than provide access to a database. Accordance Bible Software worked to bring ease of usability. I can personally testify to this last point.

Years ago I use to access the Andersen-Forbes Syntax database and the WIVU database through software with a very different GUI and engine. While the software I used made a number of advanced and complex systematical queries possible it rarely made searches easier to set up (at least in this user's opinion).

Accordance on the other hand has gone out of its way to make things easier by providing drop-down menus, the ability to turn on and off text display features, and of course use of the construct search panel.


Another point worth mentioning is not now with the release of the Andersen-Forbes Syntax database Accordance, Bible Software provides users with the option of having three different syntactical databases of the OT/Hebrew Bible opened at the same time allowing end-users to compare the underline tagging of databases and check their query results against multiple syntactical databases.

One may wonder what kind of database is the

The Accordance iteration of the Andersen-Forbes syntax database represents the most recent and significant evolution of the famous database in its 50 years. As usual, it seems that Accordance desired to do more than provide access to a database.

Accordance Bible Software worked to bring ease of usability. I can personally testify to this last point. Years ago I use to access the Andersen-Forbes Syntax database and the WIVU database through software with a very different GUI and engine. While the software I used made a number of advanced and complex systematical queries possible it rarely made searches easier to set up (at least in this user's opinion).

Accordance on the other hand has gone out of its way to make things easier by providing drop-down menus, the ability to turn on and off text display features, and of course use of the construct search panel.


Another point worth mentioning is not now with the release of the Andersen-Forbes Syntax database Accordance, Bible Software provides users with the option of having three different syntactical databases of the OT/Hebrew Bible opened at the same time allowing end-users to compare the underline tagging of databases and check their query results against multiple syntactical databases.

One may wonder what is the philosophy behind the Hebrew Masoretic Text with Andersen-Forbes Morphology and Syntax Database?

Well according to Dr. Robert Holmstedt, the "Andersen-Forbes database is strongly influenced by varieties of phrase structure grammar, along with good doses of corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and some functionalism. Even so, they explicitly identify themselves as "generativists" in their Biblical Hebrew Grammar Visualized (Eisenbrauns, 2012), which is a companion to their database.
"https://www.accordancebible.com/forums/topic/18448-syntax-database-add-on-modules-any-opinions/?p=89961

All in all I think the Andersen-Forbes database is a great database to have and use in conjuction with other syntatical databases. For me this where the Andersen-Forbes database truly shines when one can compare and contrast the differenig possiblities in understanding the text of the Hebrew Bible that the Andersen-Forbes database provides when used in conjuct with other syntatical databases. Not to mention being able to search for semantic themes that the other simular database do not have the option for yet.

As, the Andersen-Forbes database is currently on sale until October 19th, 2020 I highly recommend aquiring it at it's special intoductory price.