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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 3 2020 1:51 PM

Tip 33: Factbook Biblical Person: Lemma: Bible Word Study: Andersen-Forbes Semantic Domains

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For Semantic Domains, Louw-Nida (and its extension to Hebrew via Swanson) and Andersen-Forbes are the available options. A comparison of their root categories illustrates the differences in emphasis:

Louw-Nida

Andersen-Forbes

  1. Geographical Objects and Features
  2. Natural Substances
  3. Plants
  4. Animals
  5. Foods and Condiments
  6. Artifacts
  7. Constructions
  8. Body, Body Parts, and Body Products
  9. People
  10. Kinship Terms
  11. Groups and Classes of Persons and Members of Such Groups and Classes
  12. Supernatural Being and Powers
  13. Be, Become, Exist, Happen
  14. Physical Events and States
  15. Linear Movement
  16. Non-linear Movements
  17. Stances and Events Related to Stances
  18. Attachment
  19. Physical Impact
  20. Violence, Harm, Destroy, Kill
  21. Danger, Risk, Safe, Save
  22. Trouble, Hardship, Relief, Favorable Circumstances
  23. Physiological Processes and States
  24. Sensory Events and States
  25. Attitudes and Emotions
  26. Psychological Faculties
  27. Learn
  28. Know
  29. Memory and Recall
  30. Think
  31. Hold a View, Believe, Trust
  32. Understand
  33. Communication
  34. Association
  35. Help, Care-For
  36. Guide, Discipline, Follow
  37. Control, Rule
  38. Punish, Reward
  39. Hostility, Strife
  40. Reconciliation, Forgiveness
  41. Behavior and Related States
  42. Perform, Do
  43. Agriculture
  44. Animal Husbandry, Fishing
  45. Building, Constructive
  46. Household Activities
  47. Activities Involving Liquids or Masses
  48. Activities involving Cloth
  49. Activities involving Clothing and Adorning
  50. Contest and Play
  51. Festivals
  52. Funerals and Burial
  53. Religious Activities
  54. Maritime Activities
  55. Military Activities
  56. Courts and Legal Procedures
  57. Possess, Transfer, Exchange
  58. Nature, Class, Example
  59. Quantity
  60. Number
  61. Sequence
  62. Arrange, Organize
  63. Whole, Unite, Part, Divide
  64. Comparison
  65. Value
  66. Proper, Improper
  67. Time
  68. Aspect
  69. Affirmation, Negation
  70. Real, Unreal
  71. Mode
  72. True, False
  73. Genuine, Phony
  74. Able, Capable
  75. Adequate, Qualified
  76. Power, Force
  77. Ready, Prepared
  78. Degree
  79. Features of Objects
  80. Space
  81. Spatial Dimensions
  82. Spatial Orientations
  83. Spatial Positions
  84. Spatial Extensions
  85. Existence in Space
  86. Weight
  87. Status
  88. Moral and Ethical Qualities and Related Behavior
  89. Relations
  90. Case
  91. Discourse Markers
  92. Discourse Referentials
  93. Names of Persons and Places

Substantive Semantics:

  • Abstract Concept
  • Appliance / Furniture
  • Body Part
  • Building
  • Color
  • Creature
  • Deity
  • Document
  • Event
  • Food
  • Garment / Apparel
  • Geographic Name / Place
  • Human
  • Medical Term
  • Mental State
  • Quality
  • Quantity
  • Spatial and Directional
  • Substance
  • Thing (default semantics)
  • Time / Season
  • Undecidable/ Unknown
  • Utensil
  • Valuable
  • Vegetation
  • Vocable
  • War Term
  • Work

 

Verbal Semantics / Valency:

  • Attitude
  • Caused Motion
  • Destruction
  • Stative
  • Temporal Locative
  • Intransitive
  • Movement
  • Call (qr’)
  • Say (‘mr)
  • Transitive
  • Utterance (except ‘mr)
  • Ditransitive Hiphil
  • Existence

 

 

To illustrate both the use of each system and the difference between them:

Step 1: Open the NRSV (1) to Genesis 1:29 (2), the first occurrence of “food” as identified by the Find command (3) (4).

Step 2: Open the Context Menu though the right-click (5) and note that the left side show neither the Louw-Nida/Swanson coding nor the Andersen-Forbes coding for Semantic Domains. Select Show more information (6) which will open the Information Panel.

Step 3: The Dictionary section of the Information Panel show the definition in Swanson which includes the Louw-Nida semantic domain coding. Note no values for the Andersen-Forbes coding have been shown.

Step 4: Build a Search for LN 5.1-5.22 against the NRSV, remembering that the Louw-Nida coding may be accessed via the reverse interlinear. Run the search and note that only the New Testament is included in the results.

To find food in the Andersen-Forbes semantic domains:

Step 1: Open The Hebrew Bible: Andersen-Forbes Analyzed Text. 2008. Francis I. Andersen; A. Dean Forbes (1) which contains Andersen-Forbes coding.

Step 2: Select “food” in Genesis 1:29 (2). Open the Context Menu and select “<> Food Semantic Domain (Andersen-Forbes Hebrew (3) on the left side. Choose the action Search: All Open (4) on the right.

Step 3: Run the search and view the results – in the Old Testament only, Hebrew only.

 

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 3 2020 2:24 PM

You inadvertently indicate Gn 1.20 when you mean Gn 1.29 in Step 2 for AFAT search.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 3 2020 4:41 PM

Thank you - it's been corrected here and in the next .docx unit.

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