I think this is a fantastic idea. I don't know /*any*/ Hebrew, but I do
wonder if a good first cut could be made via a perl script using the
existing WLC module and Karl's StrongsRealHebrew Module as a lookup. I
haven't looked at the source texts for WLC and/or StrongsRealHebrew, but
it seems conceptually feasible.
This would really need to be checked by humans, but it could probably do
most of the grunt work.
Just my thoughts,
Etienne Snyman wrote:
> Hi! Some people might have heard of me, but my name is Etienne Snyman, a
> fourth-year student of Theology at Stellenbosch University, South
> Africa. At our seminary, we use the Logos Libronix library program on
> our computers to assist us in our Greek and Hebrew studies. However, I
> have come to know and love the Sword/Xiphos project, and find it a good
> alternative to the very expensive Logos software.
> For this reason, I propose to solve the one problem that keeps me from
> suggesting to our faculty to stop paying for unnecessary software and go
> open-source. This problem is that there IS NO HEBREW SWORD MODULE WITH
> STRONGS NUMBERS AND MORPHOLOGY/. /In fact, there is no WLC module with
> anything except the basic text.
> Since I am at a faculty with about one hundred students who understand
> the language to lesser and greater degrees, I was wondering if it was
> possible to get some of them, and as many people as we can get involved
> over the entire world, and create a Sword module, a public domain module
> with Strongs numbers and morphology, since I have not been able to find
> a module we can use which is not copywritten.
> If anyone agrees with me, and wants to get involved, I think it will be
> a great idea to have a fully functioning open-source alternative to the
> most expensive bible software money can buy (although it is the best at
> the moment too!)
> Contact me, or perhaps just get involved, and let us make the Hebrew as
> accessible as the Greek!
> Love and peace!