Verbum Tip 5z: Bible Search – Review: Labels, templates, Search fields

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Bible Search Review: Label datatypes

Labels are considered datatypes in the Verbum ecosystem. They are basically elements that can be identified by label specific attributes.

Labels found in Bible Text

Name

Values

Example

Interactive

{Label *}

 

 

 

Accent

from Context menu or Accents in the Greek New Testament Documentation

{Label Accent

WHERE Name ~ "Oxytone"

AND Position ~ "Ultima"

AND Type ~ "Grave"}

 

Altar

from Context menu or All the Altars in the Bible

{Label Altar

WHERE Builder ~ <Person Noah (builder of ark)>

AND Event ~ <Event God makes a covenant with Noah>

AND Location ~ <Place Mountains of Ararat>

AND Material ~ <Thing Rock>

AND Purpose ~ <Topic Sacrifice>

AND Purpose ~ <Topic Safety>

AND Title ~ <Topic Stone Altar Built by Noah in the Mountains of Ararat>}

 

Battle

All the Battles in the Bible

 

 

Benediction

All the Benedictions in the Bible

 

 

Burial

All the Burials in the Bible

 

 

Cantillation

from Context menu or Lexham Hebrew Bible: Cantillation Analysis Documentation

{Label Cantillation

WHERE Name ~ "Tifha"

AND Rank ~ "King"

AND Type ~ "Disjunctive"}

Hebrew Cantillations

Command

from Context menu or Commands in the Bible Dataset Documentation

{Label Command

WHERE Type ~ "Command"

AND Verb Class ~ "Existence"}

 

Conversion

All the Conversions in the Bible

 

 

Covenant

All the Covenants in the Bible

 

 

Dream

All the Dreams in the Bible

 

 

Famine

All the Famines in the Bible

 

 

Fast

All the Fasts in the Bible

 

 

Figurative language

from Context menu or Lexham Figurative Language of the Bible Glossary

{Label Figurative Language

WHERE Category ~ <FigurativeLanguageCategory Metaphor, Structural>

AND Source ~ <FigurativeLanguageTerm To Fish for Men>

AND Target ~ <FigurativeLanguageTerm To Evangelize>

AND Type ~ <FigurativeLanguageType To Fish for Men as To Evangelize>}

 

Figure of speech

from Context menu or Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

{Label Figure of Speech

WHERE Description ~ "Judgment"

AND Name ~ "Epicrisis"}

 

Intertext: New Testament use of Old Testament

from Context menu or documentation within interactive

{Label Intertext

WHERE Corpus ~ "New Testament"

AND Relationship ~ "Allusion"

AND Source ~ <2 Ki 1:8>}

New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Intertext: Noncanonical Text’s Use of the Bible

from Context menu or Noncanonical Texts’ Use of the Bible: Dataset Documentation

{Label Intertext

WHERE Corpus ~ "Old Testament Pseudepigrapha"

AND Relationship ~ "Allusion"

AND Target ~ <Pseudepigrapha Hellenistic Synagogal Prayers 6.4>}

 

Judge

from Context menu or Prophets, Priests, Regents, and Judges Dataset Documentation

{Label Judge

WHERE Agent ~ <Person Ehud (son of Gera)>

AND Region ~ <Place Israel>}

 

Longacre genre

from Context menu or Longacre Genre Analysis of the Bible Dataset Documentation

{Label Longacre Genre

WHERE Primary ~ <LongacreGenre Narrative: Story>

AND Secondary ~ <LongacreGenre Expository: What things are or were like>}

 

Meal

from Context menu or All the Meals in the Bible

{Label Meal

WHERE Food ~ <Thing Sheep>

AND Food ~ <Thing Unleavened bread>

AND Guest ~ <Person Israelites (the Exodus)>

AND Location ~ <Place Egypt (nation)>

AND Occasion ~ "Passover"

AND Title ~ <Topic The First Passover>}

 

Measure

from Context menu or Measure Conversions: Dataset Documentation

{Label Measure

WHERE Conversion ~ "22-26m"

AND Conversion ~ "24-28yd"

AND Conversion ~ "8.33 reeds"

AND Number ~ 50

AND Unit ~ <Thing Cubit>}

Weights & Measures Converter

Messianic prophecy

from Context menu or Messianic Prophecy: Dataset Documentation

{Label Messianic Prophecy

WHERE Content ~ "Jesus was circumcised"

AND Fulfillment ~ "Implication"

AND Relationship ~ "Citation"

AND Target ~ <Lk 2:23>}

 

Miracle

from Context menu or All the Miracles in the Bible

{Label Miracle

WHERE Agent ~ <Person Jesus>

AND Audience ~ <Person Pharisees asking for a Sign>

AND Patient ~ <Person Man with Withered Hand>

AND Things Involved ~ <Thing Hand>

AND Title ~ "Jesus Heals a Man’s Withered Hand"

AND Type ~ "Healing"}

Miracles of the Bible

Mitzvoth

from Context menu or documentation within interactive

{Label Mitzvoth

WHERE Applicable Today ~ true

AND Classification ~ "The Sanctuary and Sacrifices"

AND Command ~ "Sanctifying the First-Born"

AND Number ~ "P79"

AND State ~ "Positive"}

Commandments of the Law

Names (no search)

Documentation within interactive

n/a

Names of God

Parable

from Context menu or Parables of the Bible: Dataset Documentation

{Label Parable

WHERE Audience ~ <Person Crowd hearing Parables>

AND Speaker ~ <Person Jesus>

AND Title ~ "The Sower and the Soils"

AND Type ~ "Instruction"}

 

Prayer

All the Prayers in the Bible

{Label Prayer

WHERE Addressee ~ <Person God>

AND Content ~ "Blessing"

AND Content ~ "Petition"

AND Context ~ "Communal"

AND Speaker ~ <Person Noah (builder of ark)>

AND Title ~ <Topic Noah Blesses His Sons>}

 

Prepositional phrase: Greek

from Context menu or Greek Grammatical Constructions Documentation

{Label Prepositional Phrase

WHERE Object Case ~ "Dative"

AND Object Lemma ~ <Lemma lbs/el/ἔρημος>

AND Preposition Lemma ~ <Lemma lbs/el/ἐν>}

 

Prepositional phrase: Hebrew

from Context menu or Hebrew Grammatical Constructions Documentation

{Label Prepositional Phrase

WHERE Object Lemma ~ <Lemma lbs/he/קלל>

AND Preposition Lemma ~ <Lemma lbs/he/לְ:1>}

 

Priest

from Context menu or Prophets, Priests, Regents, and Judges Dataset Documentation

{Label Priest

WHERE Agent ~ <Person A Chief Priest>

AND Deity ~ <Person God>

AND Role ~ "Priest"}

 

Promise

from Context menu or Promises in the Bible Dataset Documentation

{Label Promise

WHERE Fulfillment ~ <Event God creates woman>

AND Theme ~ <PreachingTheme Marriage>

AND Verb Class ~ "Creation and Transformation"}

 

Prophet

from Context menu or Prophets, Priests, Regents, and Judges Dataset Documentation

{Label Prophet

WHERE Agent ~ <Person Jeremiah (prophet)>

AND Deity ~ <Person God>}

 

Proverb

from Context menu or Proverbs Explorer Dataset Documentation

{Label Proverb

WHERE Form ~ "Simile"

AND Type ~ "Saying"}

Proverbs Explorer

Psalm

from Context menu or documentation within interactive

{Label Psalm

WHERE Attribution ~ "Anonymous"

AND Genre ~ "Wisdom"

AND Structure ~ "Chiasm"}

Psalms Explorer

Question

from Context menu or Questions in the Bible Dataset Documentation

{Label Question

WHERE Rhetorical ~ false

AND Type ~ "Goal"}

 

Regent

from Context menu or Prophets, Priests, Regents, and Judges Dataset Documentation

{Label Regent

WHERE Agent ~ <Person Pharaoh (time of Abraham)>

AND Region ~ <Place Egypt (nation)>

AND Role ~ "King"}

 

Sacrifice

-

{Label Sacrifice

WHERE Content ~ "Animals"

AND Offerant ~ <Person Noah (builder of ark)>

AND Purpose ~ "Thanksgiving"

AND Type ~ "Burnt"

AND Type ~ "Whole"}

Israelite Feasts and Sacrifices

Song

All the Songs in the Bible

 

 

Source criticism

from Context menu or Source Criticism in the Bible Dataset Documentation

{Label Source Criticism

WHERE Critic ~ "Eissfeldt"

AND Source ~ "J"}

 

Speaking

Documentation within interactive

{Label ????

WHERE Type ~ Dialogue

AND Addressee ~ <Person God>

AND Speaker ~ <Person Adam (first man)>

AND Context ~ Theophanic

AND Distance ~ Local

AND Mode ~ Conversation

AND Content ~ Response

AND Place ~ <Place Eden (garden)>

AND Theme ~ <PreachingTheme fear>

AND LiteraryTyping ~ <Literary Type saga >

Speaking to God

Speech (act)

from Context menu or Speech Acts Dataset Documentation

{Label Speech

WHERE Content ~ "Response"

AND Context ~ "Theophanic"

AND Distance ~ "Local"

AND Mode ~ "Conversation"

AND Type ~ "Dialogue"}

 

Supernatural being

from Context menu or Angels, Demons, and Deities Dataset Documentation

{Label Supernatural Being

WHERE Location ~ <Place Israel>

AND Name ~ <Person God>

AND Type ~ "Deity"}

 

Syllable

from Context menu or Syllables in the Greek New Testament Dataset Documentation

{Label Syllable

WHERE Count ~ 1

AND Grapheme ~ "και"

AND Position ~ 1}

 

Theophany

from Context menu or Theophanies in the Bible Documentation

{Label Theophany

WHERE Agent ~ <Person God>

AND Appearance ~ "Unknown"

AND Beholder ~ <Person Jesus>

AND Manifestation ~ "Audible"

AND Time ~ "Present"}

 

Vision

All the Visions in the Bible

 

 

Vow

All the Vows in the Bible

 

 

 

Unlike the datatypes, labels rarely offer links to definitions or interactives.

Bible Search Review: Templates

The Search panel for the Bible Search provides several templates. Note that labels are represented only by Intertext:

Some examples of the template input forms:

 

 

Bible Search Review: Fields

These are the fields that are found within Bibles. It has not been expanded to include the additional fields identified in resources the Context Menu links to.

 

Field

Abbreviation

Definition

Language

Example Bible

Abbreviated Form

abbreviated

Morphology specifies use of an abbreviated form (used only with various numerals).

Greek

Elzevir

Abbreviation Pop-up

abbrevpop

The text of the pop-up indicator for an abbreviation, and the text of the abbreviation pop-up itself

 

Y

Additional Meaning

addmean

Additional phrases of meaning included in the original word, phrase, or clause of the original language.

 

AMP

Additional Text

addtext

Either: familiar passages not adequatedly supported by the original manuscripts or words not appearing in the original language added to connect meaning for English readers.

 

AMP

Aeolic Greek

aeolic

Morphology specifies use of the Aeolic dialect.

Greek

Elzevir

Ambiguous Text

ambiguous

Ambiguous morphological form of a word. Ambiguous form implies no preferred form for the current word.

Greek

AGNT

Apocopated Form

apocopated

Morphology specifies use of an apocopated form.

Greek

Elzevir

Apparatus Indicator

appindic

The text of an apparatus indicator, the apparatus note itself if that note is a pop-up.

Hebrew

BHQ

Attached Particle Form

 

Morphology specifies use of a form with a particle attached (with relative pronoun).

Greek

Elzevir

Attic Greek

attic

Morphology specifies use of the Attic dialect.

Greek

Elzevir

Author

author

The author of an article or other section in a book or journal.

 

NJBCT

BHS Form

bhsform

The text of the Hebrew Bible as written in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (when it differs from the text to be read).

Hebrew

BHS SESB

Bible Text

bible

The actual text of the Bible verses, without introductions, headings, etc.

 

NRSV

Chapter Number

 

The numbers or letters used to denote the start of a new chapter.

 

Geneva

Clarifying Words

clrfywrds

Justified clarifying words or comments not actually expressed in the immediate original text, as well as definitions of Hebrew and Greek names.

 

AMPM

Content Text

content

The text of the original content of this resource, without headings, translators’ notes, etc.

 

SPBET

Copyright

copyright

Copyright information for an image or media element.

 

RVC

Crasis

crasis

Morphological form when two words merge together to forma crasis or conjunction.

Greek

AGNT

Credit

credit

Credit information for an image or media element.

 

EOB: NT

Cross Reference

crossref

The text of the pop-up indicator for a cross-reference, and the text of the reference itself.

 

NET

Description

description

The description of an object, usually an image or media element.

 

ESV-CE

Disputed Passage

disputed-passage

Text that is disputer, especially concerning its authenticity or its inclusion in a particular corpus.

Greek

AGNT

Emendation

emend

The word or words are a textual emendation.

 

CHASAOT

Footnote Text

footnote

Text that appears in a footnote

 

NRSV

General Note

generalnote

The text of the pop-up indicator for a note, and the text of the note itself.

 

JPS

Gloss Text

gloss

In a dictionary or lexicon, a brief explanation or definition of a word of phrase.

 

AFAT

Heading Text

heading;
headtitle

The text of book, chapter, and pericope headings

 

NRSV

Irregular Form

irregular

Morphology specifies use of an irregular form.

Greek

Elzevir

Kethiv Text

ketiv

The text of the Hebrew Bible that is written when it differs from the text to be read.

Hebrew

BHS SESB

Large Text

largetext

Large text.

 

NRSV

Later Textual Addition

later-addition

Text that is considered to be a later addition to earlier manuscripts.

Greek

AGNT

Lemma Text

lemma

Text that appears in its dictionary form.

Hebrew

DSSI

Lexical Value

lexval

Translation of a lexical form of a word

Greek

LGNTI:SBL

Literal Translation

literal

Literal translation of an ancient language word or phrase

Greek

USB4 Int.

Main Text Line

mainline

The reading selected by the editors as the main line in places where variant readings exist.

Aramaic

TgEsth1

Manuscript Form

 

Manuscript form of an interlinear word.

Hebrew

DSSI

Masoretic Text

mt

Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Old Testament

Hebrew

LXX/MT Parallel

Middle Significance Form

middle-significance

Morphology specifies use of a form with middle significance.

Greek

Elzevir

Morph Code

morphcode

Morphological code derived from the SEDRA 3 database

Syriac

Peshitta

Negative Apparatus Text

negapp

Apparatus entries with readings that vary from the text proper.

Greek

SBLGNT

OT Quotation

ot-quote

Test from the Old Testament quoted in the New Testament

Greek

AGNT

Paragraph Marks

 

The paragraph marks petuha and setuma as well as the inverted nun.

Hebrew

BHW

Part of Speech

part-of-speech

Grammatical part of speech designation for a dictionary or lexicon headword.

 

AV

Positive Apparatus Text

possapp

Apparatus entries that support the reading found in the text proper.

Greek

SBLGNT

Primary Morph

pmt

The primary morphological tag for a given word.

Greek

Elzevir

Qere Text

qere

The text of the Hebrew Bible that is to be read when it differs from the text that was written.

Hebrew

BHS SESB

Reconstruction

reconst

Theoretical reconstruction of the Hebrew source document for the Septuagint Greek Old Testament.

Hebrew

LXX/MT Parallel

Root Form

root

The root form

Syriac

Peshitta

Septuagint

lxx

Text of the Septuagint

Greek

LXX/MT Parallel

Stem Form

 

Stem Form

 

LUT84

Supplementary Material

supp

The word or words are supplied for the sake of clearness

 

CHASAOT

Surface Text

surface

Text that is visible using default view settings; in interlinears, the top line using default view settings

 

NJB

Tag

tag

Tags for an image or media element

 

NET

Title

title

The title of an object, usually an image or media element

 

NET

Transitive Form

transitive

Morphology specifies use of a transitive form.

Greek

Elzevir

Translator’s Note

transnote

The text of the pop-up indicator for a translator’s note, and the text of the note itself.

 

NRSV

Uncial Greek

uncial

Uncial Manuscript

Greek

NA28 GBS

Used As

used-as

Instances where a morphological form is being used for a different function that the actual form; eg., Nominative “used as” Vocative

Greek

PATR

Variant Reading

variant

Variant morphological form of a word. A variant form implies that the primary or first-listed form for the current word is preferred to the variant.

Greek

Elzevir

Variant Text Line

varline

A variant reading

Aramaic

FrTgP

Variation Unit

varunit

A unit that is treated as a variation unit within the apparatus

Greek

SBLGNT

Verse Number

 

The numbers or letters used to denote the start of a new verse.

 

JPS

Words of Christ

words-of-christ

Text considered to be the Words of Christ, traditionally the “red-letter” text.

 

NRSV

 

Keep practicing using the various datatypes, labels, templates, and fields. They are the building blocks not just of the Search but also for most of the tools provided by Verbum. In the next post, the operators used in Search arguments will be reviewed.

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