Word Lookup

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Introduction

BibleReader makes it easy to look up words in all available resources—for example, Bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries, original language texts, Strong’s lemmas, and the Resource Guide.

Word lookup is not the same as searching for all occurrences of a word in a given resource. Word lookup refers to displaying explanations of a selected word in resources that contain information about that word.

This chapter explains how to look up explanations of words from the Resource Guide and how to look up explanations of words outside the Resource Guide.

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Lookup from Resource Guide

In this example, we will have the ESV translation open to Genesis 1:1 in the main window and the Resource Guide open in the secondary window.

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Since Cross References do not contain explanations of words, we will scroll down to Commentaries.

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Tap “Apologetics Study Bible” to display the article or articles it offers on Genesis 1:1.

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Tap the title of the article that is displayed to view its contents.

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Now we are ready to look up a word from the Resource Guide.

Press and hold your finger on the word Elohim until it is selected, and then release your finger.

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Tap the More button to display the dialog that allows you to look up this word in any resource that contains an explanation of it.

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Tap “Look up Elohim” to display a list of resources that explain this word.

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Tap “Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible” to display the article about Elohim in this resource. The pop-up window allows you to scroll and read the article.

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Tap the “Elohim” button in the top left of the pop-up window to return to the list of resources that have explanations of Elohim.

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Tap “The NIV Compact Dictionary of the Bible” to display the article about Elohim in this resource. The pop-up window allows you to scroll and read the article.

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Looking up words in the Resource Guide is a simple five-tap, menu-driven process!

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What Does It Look Up

As we saw in the examples above, looking up a word in the Resource Guide displays resources that explain and discuss the word.

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Looking Up Words Not in the Resource Guide

This section explains how to look up words in resources other than the Resource Guide.

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From Text Selection

In this example, we will have the ESV translation open to Genesis 1:1.

Lookup in texts works the same, whether the text is a Bible translation, a commentary, a dictionary, etc.

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Press and hold your finger on the word deep in verse 2 until it is selected, and then release your finger.

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Tap the More button to display the dialog that allows you to look up this word in any resource that contains an explanation of it.

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Tap “Look up deep” to display a list of resources that explain this word.

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Tap “Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible” to display the article about deep in this resource. The pop-up window allows you to scroll and read the article.

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Tap the “deep” button in the top left of the pop-up window to return to the list of resources that have explanations of deep.

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Tap “The NIV Compact Dictionary of the Bible” to display the article about deep in this resource. The pop-up window allows you to scroll and read the article.

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Looking up words in a text is a simple three-tap, menu-driven process!

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Original Languages

This section explains how to look up a word in a non-parsed original language text, in this case the GNT NA27 text. A non-parsed Greek text is one that does not have morphological parsings “behind” the Greek words.

In this example, we will have the Greek New Testament open to Matthew 1:1.

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Press and hold the word Word Lookup in verse 1 to select it.

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Tap the More button to display the dialog that allows you to look up this word in any resource that contains an explanation of it.

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Tap the Look Up button in the dialog to display a list of resources that have information about this word.

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Tap “Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament” to display information about Word Lookup in this resource. The pop-up window allows you to scroll the text.

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The selected word Word Lookup in the GNT NA27 text is an inflected noun—genitive, feminine, singular. Because the GNT NA27 is not a parsed Greek New Testament (does not have morphological parsings “behind” the Greek words), selecting Word Lookup instructs BibleReader to look for an exact match to this word in all available resources. (The next section, “Parsed Original Languages,” explains how word lookup works in parsed original language texts.)

Looking up words in a non-parsed original language text is a simple three-tap, menu-driven process!

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Parsed Original Languages

This section explains how to look up a word in a parsed original language text, in this case the GNT-Parsed (Mounce-Koivisto) text. A parsed Greek text is one that has morphological parsings “behind” the Greek words.

In this example, we will have the Greek New Testament open to Matthew 1:1.

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Tap (do not press and hold) the word Word Lookup in verse 1 to display a definition of the word.

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Notice that although Word Lookup is an inflected noun—genitive, feminine, singular—the definition dialog that pops up after tapping on this word displays its lexical, or dictionary, form. This is because the GNT-Parsed (Mounce-Koivisto) text is a parsed Greek text, and selecting Word Lookup in this text instructs BibleReader to list resources that contain explanations of the lexical, or root, form of this word.

Tap the Look Up button at the bottom of the dialog to display a list of resources that explain this word.

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Tap “EXEGETICAL DICTIONARY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: Vol. 1” to display the article about Word Lookup in this resource. The pop-up window allows you to scroll and read the article.

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Tap the button in the top left of the pop-up window to return to the list of resources that have explanations of Word Lookup.

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Tap “Louw and Nida Greek-English Lexicon” to display the article about Word Lookup in this resource. The pop-up window allows you to scroll and read the article.

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Looking up words in a parsed original language text is a simple three-tap, menu-driven process!

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From Strong’s Lemma

This section explains how to look up a word in a text that has Strong’s numbers.

In this example, we will have the ESV with Strong’s translation open to Matthew 1:1.

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Tap genealogy in verse 1 to display this word’s Strong’s number and a definition of the word. Notice that this dialog contains two Look Up buttons.

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Tap the left Look Up button to display a list of resources that contain entries about Strong’s number g1078.

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Tap “KJV Dictionary of Strong’s Numbers” to display the entry about Strong’s number g1078 in this resource. The pop-up window allows you to scroll and read the article.

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Tap the “g1078” button in the top left of the pop-up window to return to the list of resources that have entries on this Strong’s number, and then tap the “g1078” button in the top left of the dialog that appears in order to return to the original dialog.

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Tap the right Look Up button to display a list of resources that contain entries about the Greek word whose Strong’s number is g1078.

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Tap “EXEGETICAL DICTIONARY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: Vol. 1” to display the article about the Greek word whose Strong’s number is g1078. The pop-up window allows you to scroll and read the article.

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Looking up words from a Strong’s lemma is a simple three-tap, menu-driven process!

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