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John Fugh, Jr. | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 30 2012 1:37 PM

Is there a way to search the Greek for Hapax Legamenas?  One time occurrences of Greek words in the NT?

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Hapax Legomena | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 30 2012 1:53 PM

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 30 2012 9:37 PM

John Fugh, Jr.:

Is there a way to search the Greek for Hapax Legamenas?  One time occurrences of Greek words in the NT?

One Idea is searching Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament for lemmas that occur once in a Louw-Nida domain, then export list to Excel, followed by removing lemmas that have more than one Louw-Nida domain.

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 5:28 AM

John Fugh, Jr.:
Is there a way to search the Greek for Hapax Legamenas?
It would be useful to have a visual filter of these words.  There is a book which lists them, but is not available in Logos.  Perhaps it should be.

Christianbook.com: Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament: Warren C. Trenchard: 9780310226956

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 5:44 AM

The Word-by-Word section of the Passage  Exegetical Guide can be configured to display only the words that appear once in the GNT.

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Robert I | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 6:44 AM

John Fugh, Jr.:

Is there a way to search the Greek for Hapax Legamenas?  One time occurrences of Greek words in the NT?

I took Greek, but this is not drawing a memory for me... define Hapax Legamenas for me, please?

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 6:58 AM

Robert Iversen:

John Fugh, Jr.:

Is there a way to search the Greek for Hapax Legamenas?  One time occurrences of Greek words in the NT?

I took Greek, but this is not drawing a memory for me... define Hapax Legamenas for me, please?

He did -- When speaking of NT hapax legamenas, it's

John Fugh, Jr.:
One time occurrences of Greek words in the NT

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 8:21 AM

Kevin Becker:

The Word-by-Word section of the Passage  Exegetical Guide can be configured to display only the words that appear once in the GNT.

Which of course means you can create a custom guide with just the Word-by-Word section and preconfigured to only show words with one occurrence and all parts of speech.  Thanks for the reminder Kevin. 

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Robert I | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 8:38 AM

Gary O'Neal:

He did -- When speaking of NT hapax legamenas, it's

I missed it, as I had no idea what it meant.  Embarrassed  Thanks for connecting the dots for me.

Gary O'Neal:

One time occurrences of Greek words in the NT

Okay.  May I ask a few more questions?  What does this tell you besides the fact it is a unique word?  How does this aid anyone in their study of the Word of God?  I am trying to understand the importance of this and how this approach can enrich my study.  I am always open for new things to help study the Word and thus ultimately draw closer to the Lord.  Thanks in advance.

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John Fugh, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 8:46 AM

Robert Iversen:
Okay.  May I ask a few more questions?  What does this tell you besides the fact it is a unique word?  How does this aid anyone in their study of the Word of God?  I am trying to understand the importance of this and how this approach can enrich my study.  I am always open for new things to help study the Word and thus ultimately draw closer to the Lord.  Thanks in advance.

 

For me - I won't speak for anyone else - a one time usage of a unique Greek word makes me ask the question why the author chose to use this word as opposed to another, more familiar word.  A lot of times, these words are emphatic with the addition of a prefix.  Take "intercede" for example in Romans 8.  The usual word used by Paul is entagchano but when he uses the same word in verse 26 in regards to the Spirit interceding, he uses huperentagchano.  Same root word but with an emphatic prefix.  What's more is that this is the only time he uses it in Romans -- thus a Hapax.

 

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Alan Macgregor | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 8:52 AM

Robert Iversen:
What does this tell you besides the fact it is a unique word?  How does this aid anyone in their study of the Word of God?

For some people it may only be of curiosity value. However, a more serious reason for wanting to know that a particular word is a hapax would be that the translation of the word may be more difficult to construe precisely. Being aware of that is beneficial for accurate translation or exegesis. (Of course, such words usually occur in non-biblical Greek Classical or Hellenistic literature and that is where having a resource like the Liddell, Scott, Jones lexicon is particularly useful – and also having access to the texts to which it refers in a definition, like the Perseus texts or TLG, helps. That's where having those resources in Logos really helps. Because it's all just a click away.) Big Smile

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 10:01 AM

Robert Iversen:
What does this tell you besides the fact it is a unique word?  How does this aid anyone in their study of the Word of God? 

Over 40 yrs ago, I remember the importance of the frequency of unique words used in Hebrews (primarily from Classical Greek, as I recall). This would affect the question of the authorship of the book.

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 10:44 AM

John Fugh, Jr.:

Is there a way to search the Greek for Hapax Legamenas?  One time occurrences of Greek words in the NT?

You might want to look at  Vincent's he does a list by Author [Matthew, Mark, Luke, etc.,] of words used once.....

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Robert I | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 10:55 AM

Thank you for all of the replies... they were especially helpful.  I can see the use, though I am probably not quite there yet where I would do such a study. 

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 11 2013 11:34 AM

In case someone following this thread hasn't found out: Mark Barnes has now created PB files for both NT and OT hapax legomena:

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Danny Zacharias | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 25 2013 6:51 AM

If you have access to Accordance (these type of complex searches is where Accordance outperforms Logos) do the following word search in the Greek NT (or any resource):

*@ [COUNT 1] 

No excel manipulation required :-)

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 25 2013 7:35 AM

Robert Iversen:

John Fugh, Jr.:

Is there a way to search the Greek for Hapax Legamenas?  One time occurrences of Greek words in the NT?

I took Greek, but this is not drawing a memory for me... define Hapax Legamenas for me, please?

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