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    Default How to link a user-created Bible version to Louw & Nida's lexicon instead of Strongs?

    I've recently finished working with a team to tag the GNT with Louw & Nida's semantic domain numbers instead of Strong's numbers, and I'd like to figure out how to load this data into my BibleWorks program so that it links with the L&N lexicon entries in BibleWorks. I see documentation on how to link words to Strong's lexicon <#> and documentation on how to link words to Bible references <link b=*>, but I have searched in vain for documentation on how to link to other resources in the BibleWorks software (such as the Louw & Nida lexicon, in this case). It must be possible because the resource window links to all kinds of different resources. Can you enlighten me on the code to use?

    Thanks!

    ~Nate Wilson

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateWilson View Post
    I've recently finished working with a team to tag the GNT with Louw & Nida's semantic domain numbers instead of Strong's numbers, and I'd like to figure out how to load this data into my BibleWorks program so that it links with the L&N lexicon entries in BibleWorks. I see documentation on how to link words to Strong's lexicon <#> and documentation on how to link words to Bible references <link b=*>, but I have searched in vain for documentation on how to link to other resources in the BibleWorks software (such as the Louw & Nida lexicon, in this case). It must be possible because the resource window links to all kinds of different resources. Can you enlighten me on the code to use?
    I'm not sure what you want to do.
    Is the user-created Bible Version to be a Greek version or English (or other modern language) version?
    Where do you want the L&N information to be displayed? In the Analysis tab of the Analysis Window? In the Resources tab of the Analysis Window? In the Vs1 or Vs2 tab of the Analysis Window?

    I think if you want stuff to show up in the Resources or Vs1,Vs2 tabs you have to create a widows help file (something I don't know how to do) -- but I think that for user-created resources you can only link to verses, not to an individual word within a verse.

    It is possible to display the LN codes within the text of your user-created version, whether Greek or English, but it would then be up to the reader to look up the LN code in the LN lexicon. (If you add the display codes to a copy of an existing BW version, like BNT, you can then use the Resources tab to open LN to the LN entry for that Greek lemma. If you add it to another language version, the navigation would be manual.)

    If you are interested in this Browse window approach, give me more information about what you want to do, and I'll be happy to describe in more detail how to implement it.

    --Jim

    P.S. If you want to be able to search on a specific LN code it would have to be a version not tied to a morphological version, so the Resource tab linkage would not work.
    Last edited by Jim Wert; 04-17-2019 at 01:48 PM. Reason: add P.S.

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    Default Further definition of Louw & Nida tagged GNT developed by user

    Thanks for getting back on this, Jim!
    What I was envisioning was an edition of the Greek NT that could display alongside the other Bible versions in the center browse panel of the screen, and each word in that new edition of the GNT could be clicked on and would open up a window with the specific Louw & Nida semantic domain entry for that word. For instance, say the browse window is set to Hebrews 8:10: I want to be able to click on the first word ὅτι and see the Lexicon window open up and jump to Louw & Nida semantic domain number 91:15 (which is the number our team assigned to that word in that verse). The idea is to move toward a more precise numbering system than Strong's numbers, in this case, narrowing down which of the three entries Louw & Nida has for ὅτι. Our team's work is being added to the next version of ParaText, I'm told, but I don't have Paratext, so I'm trying to use the fruit of my labor in the BibleWorks program, which is what I use for preparing Bible teaching. It seems to me that if BibleWorks can jump to entries in Strong's lexicon with Strong's numbers in pointed braces, surely it could be programmed to jump to semantic domain entries in Louw & Nida's lexicon, but I've tried a few ideas like <ln 91:15> or <link ln="91.15"> and haven't hit upon code that works. Currently I have the numbers in brackets {91.15} displayed with the NT text in the browse panel and am manually scrolling through the Louw & Nida lexicon window to find the semantic domain numbers referenced.

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