Original Lang. Lemmas in Two Passages Analyzer

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Theo | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jun 13 2021 5:22 AM

What if I had two passages of text in a range I specify (in the same original biblical language) side by side whether NT or LXX (or even say writings from the Fathers or Greek philosophers/Philo/Josephus) or even two in the HB, could Logos analyze both whether the two Greek passages or the two Hebrew passages and highlight wherein those selected ranges both contain the same lemmas as long as the languages were the same? I am not talking about one single lemma in both precisely as Logos already does that. I am talking about where multiple lemmas appear in both. Say a passage in the NT contains ten lemmas in the section I have chosen that correspond to the same ten lemmas in a similarly chosen passage in the LXX. Two NT passages could also be analyzed side side accordingly for comparison.

Could it begin there and work where I can choose an NT passage and find where matching lemmas appear throughout the LXX or Philo, Josephus, the Fathers, etc.? 

Such information would be an excellent visualization to show quickly in Visual copy that all these lemmas in one passage are present in another. If I could even get the screenshot and the highlights were in LEB and LES where those who are less familiar with the original languages could at least see these lemmas correspond in both passages with each lemma color-coded to communicate in both English translations?

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Is this asking Logos too much with all it already has going on? The data is there. It would be nice to be able to find a way to present it more quickly in a tool for Visual Copy exporting or even screenshots for presentations. 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 13 2021 6:56 AM

Is this asking Logos too much with all it already has going on?

I can't think of something that might get it close, without a lot of steps. Personally, I wouldn't limit it to 'lemmas'. In my own Bible software, it'll locate close lemma matches, but more useful, similar phrasings, and similar writing styles (author-keying).

Granted, keep things simple, but I'd much prefer the capability with a beefed up Text Comparison. Type/paste a list of passages (not just 2), and multi-comparison. 

But your idea is also good.

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