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07-12-2010, 11:22 PM
Is there a way to run a search on a Hebrew lemma, and have the results display in English? I want to run a search on a Hebrew word - without relying on Strong's - and have the search results list be in the ESV. I've poked around for a while in the help, and tried to use the GSE (which was futile).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mark Eddy
07-13-2010, 12:50 AM
Yes and no.
If you have WTT and/or WTM as the search version and as a display version, and you also have ESV as a display version, then whenever you search on a Hebrew word, the English translation of the verse will be displayed. (If the verse numbering for the Hebrew and English differ, your search results will give the Hebrew numbering, but the proper English verse will display with it.) Thus the English displays for a Hebrew search.
But, if you want that English translation to be highlighted, no, it won't be. You have to look for which English word or words are intended to translate the Hebrew lemma you looked up.
Does that answer your question?
Mark Eddy

Glenn Weaver
07-13-2010, 09:17 AM
Hi Fred,

Mark is correct that currently you are unable to search on a Hebrew word and have the found search words highlighted in an English text.

You can, however, search on the Hebrew Text, then switch the text in the Search Window to the ESV. You can do this by searching in the WTT or WTM, then change your search version to the ESV. Then on the version button below the Command Line (the button with the 5 green boxes, where it now lists ESV/WTT or ESV/WTM), select "Synchronize Results List". Now the Search Results List will be in ESV.

Once you have synchronized the list to the ESV, you might want to view the Words Tab in the Analysis Window. In the section of the tab called "Wordlist for current search results" you will see the words that appear in the search results, organized by frequency. You will find some words that are very common (such as articles and conjuntions), but the main ways that that the Hebrew word is translated in the ESV will also appear near the top. For example, search on "ray-sheeyth" in Gen 1:1 in the WTM. Convert to ESV. When you view the Words Tab, you will see that "beginning", "firstfruits", and "first" are common words in the list.

Hope this helps.