BUG: "On" is treated as "Memphis" in the Information Tool. What's THAT all about?

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Dec 18 2021 12:35 PM

When I open the Information sidebar and click on the word "On" at the beginning of John 2:1, the Information sidebar pops up with the word and definition for "Memphis." This happens with the NET Bible, the NRSV, and the NIV.

What's going on?

It also happens with the word "on" in John 1:29 and John 1:32, as well as Luke 15:22. I assume it happens with every instance of the word "on."

Is "On" a term for "Memphis" that Logos mistakenly tags every instance of the word "on" with?

I drew an arrow on the image to represent my mouse clicking on the word.

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 18 2021 2:42 PM

Apparently On was the Hebrew name for Heliopolis but that doesn't explain this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliopolis_(ancient_Egypt)

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 18 2021 2:53 PM

Eric Weiss:
It also happens with the word "on" in John 1:29 and John 1:32, as well as Luke 15:22. I assume it happens with every instance of the word "on."

Please report as a BUG

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 18 2021 4:12 PM
I'd think the answer is in the names dictionary index.
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Andrew Batishko | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2021 10:55 AM

The city of Memphis is listed in our data with an alternate title of "On", which might be why this is showing up (notice the list of alternate titles in the description on the Factbook page).

That said, that might be an incorrect title, so I've asked our content team to take a look.

I've also created a case to investigate whether or not it's appropriate for this entry to have shown up, even if it is an appropriate alternate title for that city. It's possible there is another issue that would affect other information lookups.

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2021 11:29 AM

Thanks!! I had looked online to see if “on” was another name for Memphis, but I was unable to find any support for that.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2021 12:15 PM

According to Anchor Yale and New Interpreter's (and the Factbook itself), On=Heliopolis (a city in Egypt). See the Lookup info on Ezekiel 30:17.

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2021 1:02 PM

Memphis and Heliopolis appear not to have been the same cities.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2021 6:27 PM

Eric Weiss:
Memphis and Heliopolis appear not to have been the same cities.

Correct. What resource is that map from?

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2021 6:44 PM

Kiyah:
Correct. What resource is that map from?

Never mind I found it on Wikipedia.

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