66 Morphological Coding Schemes

 

 

An Overview of Morphological Coding Schemes

The BibleWorks Greek Coding Scheme (BLM,BNM,BGM)

The Philosophy Behind the BLM/BNM

The Friberg Coding Scheme (GNM)

The Modified BibleWorks Coding Scheme (SCM, BYM, TIM, STM)

The WTM Hebrew Morphological Coding Scheme (WTM)

The J.D. Price Accent Database

Qumran Sectarian Manuscript (QSM) Codes

Targumim Codes (TAR and TAM Databases)

The BHT Transliteration Scheme

Regular Expression Syntax Summary

The PEM Peshitta Morphological Coding Scheme

The New Testament Greek Transcription Coding Scheme

 


An Overview of Morphological Coding Schemes

 

BibleWorks contains a number of morphological database versions for the Hebrew OT and Greek NT and the LXX, as well as select non-Biblical databases. These may be summarized as follows:

 

§         WTM - This contains the Groves-Wheeler Westminster Morphological Database.

§         GNM - This contains the Friberg GNT Morphology Database

§         BNM - This contains the BibleWorks GNT Morphology Database

§         BLM - This contains the BibleWorks LXX Morphology Database

§         BGM - This contains the BNM and BLM in a single version.

§         SCM - This contains the Morphology for Scrivener's GNT

§         TIM - This contains the Morphology for the Tischendorf GNT

§         BYM - This contains the Morphology for the Robinson-Pierpont GNT

§         STM - This contains the Morphology for the Stephanus GNT

§         WHM - This contains the Morphology for the Westcott-Hort GNT

§         TAM - This contains the Morphology for the Targumim

§         PEM - This contains the Morphology for the NT Peshitta (this is an add on module)

§         CGM - This contains the Morphology for the Targum Cairo Geniza

§         FTM - This contains the Morphology for the FragTargums, TgSheniSuppEsther, and TgTosefProphets

§         NFM - This contains the Morphology for the Targum Neofiti

§         NMM - This contains the Morphology for the Targum NeofMarginalia

§         PJM - This contains the Morphology for the Targum PseudoJonathan

Non-Biblical Databases include (this list will change as we add new databases)

§         JOM - This contains the Morphology for the Works of Josephus

§         PHM - This contains the Morphology for the Works of Philo

§         OPM - This contains the Morphology for the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

§         QSM - This contains the Morphology for the Dead Sea Scrolls Sectarian Manuscripts (an add on module)

 

These morphological databases are just Bible versions in which each word has been replaced by a construction that contains the lemma and parsing information for the word. You search these databases just like you search any other versions, but the words you look up are constructs made up of a lemma and some appended codes that specify the morphology (parsing information). The form of the constructs is <lemma@codes> for Greek and Hebrew words and <lemma%codes> for Aramaic words. To use these databases you need to know how to construct the codes. Both the Command Line and Graphical Search Engine have "Assistant" programs that help you construct simple codes, but you will be able to do a lot more with these databases if you study the coding schemes in detail. This section describes the coding schemes used in the eight morphological databases described above.

 

BibleWorks has four different morphological coding schemes:

 

§         The Friberg Greek Scheme - This is used in the Friberg Analytical Greek New Testament database (GNM).

§         The BibleWorks Greek Scheme - This is used in the new BibleWorks Greek New Testament (BNM) Morphology, the new BibleWorks LXX Morphology (BLM) and in the combined GNT/LXX morphology version (BGM). It is also used in non-Biblical databases like Josephus (JOM) and Philo (PHM).

§         The Modified BibleWorks Greek Scheme - This is used in the Robinson-Pierpont Greek Morphology databases (BYM), as well as in the Stephanus Text (STM), Tischendorf Text (TIM) and Scrivener's Text (SCM) Morphology databases. It is almost identical to the BibleWorks scheme, but has a few differences due to the differences in the way these versions were tagged.

§         The BibleWorks Hebrew Morphological Scheme - This is used in the Groves-Wheeler Westminster Morphological Database. A modified form of it is used in the NT Peshitta Morphology Database.

 

§         The BibleWorks Greek New Testament Transcription Scheme - This is used in the tagged Greek New Testament transcription versions. It is very similar to the BibleWorks Greek Coding Scheme but adds additional codes as suffixes.