View Full Version : Ways to Use the Word List Manager

06-02-2008, 02:00 PM
A question on another post (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3108) got me started working with the Word List Manager. It is an incredibly powerful tool. I ended up with a series of four posts on my blog (3 with short videos) describing ways to use the WLM. If you haven't done much with the WLM, I hope these guides will help you appreciate its potential.

BibleWorks7: Word List Manager Potential (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2008/05/bibleworks7-word-list-manager-potential.html) - How to find lexemes/lemmas that are unique to a particular book. In the example I used, I find all the words in the LXX of Isaiah that occur no where else in the LXX, and then I use that information to see which of them show up in the NT.

BibleWorks7: Word List Manager (2) - Comparing LXX and NT Vocabulary (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2008/06/bibleworks7-word-list-manager-2.html) - My basic question here is: How much of the Greek vocabulary of the New Testament overlaps with that of the Septuagint (LXX)?

BibleWorks7: Word List Manager (3) - Cross-Corpus Vocabulary Comparison (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2008/06/bibleworks7-word-list-manager-3-cross.html) - Building on the results of the previous inquiry, I seek to find how the non-LXX vocabulary of the NT fits in within the larger Koine Greek context. With BW7, you can compare the vocabulary of the NT with that of Josephus and Philo. (This is quite a feat!)

BibleWorks7: Word List Manager (4) - More Uses (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2008/06/bibleworks7-word-list-manager-4-more.html) - Compare the NT and Apostolic Fathers! Use the WLM to get at disputed authorship issues! Make your own select lexicon!

Michael Hanel
06-02-2008, 02:03 PM
It is a little sad your year of sabbatical is almost up. Your work has been quite enjoyable and most helpful!