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SBL Greek New Testament Online

Posted: January 2nd, 2014, 10:51 am
by Mark Cain
For those interested I have a parsed Greek reader on my website -- free to use. I have an online license with the Society of Biblical Literature for their Greek NT. Each word of the NT is parsed, glossed and has usage stats. It's searchable by inflected word or lemma within the book, author's writings or the entire NT. I recommend using a Chrome browser -- but other browsers seem to work well. Feedback on your experience and particular device/platform would be greatly appreciated.

Re: SBL Greek New Testament Online

Posted: January 4th, 2014, 12:19 am
by NathanSmith
Very nice. What is your source for glosses?

Re: SBL Greek New Testament Online

Posted: January 4th, 2014, 10:15 am
by Paul-Nitz
Very nice, indeed. Clean, clear, and simple.

You parsed the WHOLE New Testament! Wow.

Re: SBL Greek New Testament Online

Posted: January 4th, 2014, 4:18 pm
by Mark Cain
NathanSmith wrote:What is your source for glosses?
The short answer is that it's a hodgepodge of various works filtered for brevity.

It has been over 2 years ago since I worked on the glosses. (My recall is facilitated by going back and reading my twitter feed from that time ;) ). The greatest struggle with the gloss aspect was the tension between breadth and accuracy. The limiting factor was the size of the popup box which is activated by the hovered mouse. I first tried to use the full version of Liddell and Scott to achieve the breadth that would be appreciated by frequent Greek readers. Trying to confine that info into the popup box was ugly. I then used a limited Liddell and Scott which is available at Perseus -- this too was to much information for what I envisioned for the site. I found and used parts of Greenfield's A Greek-English Lexicon To The New Testament on the site and Strong's Concordance on as well as Samuel Bagster's Analytical Greek Lexicon.

The glossing is a working solution to the issue of not knowing an occasional word in a sentence. The intended nature of the glossing is not that an individual should use it on each word -- for then it would be but a digital interlinear, but that it would be used in some sense as a reader's lexicon -- its use being limited to the occurrence where the meaning of a word escapes reader. It is not designed to facilitate the full range of word study. Likewise, it is not intended to be crutch to keep one from learning the Greek language as the notion that word meaning can be reduced to a single gloss -- or even couple of glosses -- is inimical to the acquisition of real insight of how a language works -- as always -- "context is king" when it comes to meaning.