We’re introducing support for word studies in Relight. This feature is something that is by nature complex, so it may spend a little more time than usual in beta getting refined as people use it and provide feedback. We’re also releasing the features in beta progressively rather than all at once to make it easier to revise throughout the beta process.
- Added a Strong’s dictionary and a Strong’s tagged Bible to the database. Each verse is connected to the root words it contains. These relationships should allow for some interesting possibilities in the future. We’re hoping building it like this will power interesting features for finding synonyms and getting more relevant search results.
- To do a word study: go to a verse you want to study, click the lightbulb icon, then click to do a word study. You’ll see each English word/phrase together with the Greek or Hebrew root word, the pronunciation of that word in English, and the Strong’s number. At present, this is all that is supported. One thing you can do if you want to dive deeper (for now) is to simply Google Strong’s and then the number that you see.
- There are some odd issues around words added by translators and words that are ignored in the English rendering. This will be cleaned up for launch.
- We are planning to let you tap on a word to get more information. This should make it into production before launch. This should show:
- The Greek/Hebrew word with its English pronunciation.
- The morphology (this should be here no matter what, it just might not be
- The language of the word (in case it’s “all Greek to you”)
- The Strong’s definition
- A fancy list of ways the word is rendered in the KJV Bible. Tapping on a rendering will then show you a list of all the references where the word is rendered that way, and you can tap a verse reference to see the context.
- Some amount of morphology, at least on the Greek new testament. For those not familiar, morphology has to do with things like tense or person in English. A root word in English might be “say” and a form of it might be “said.” Morphology describes what version of the root word you are looking at.
Please, try the beta and let us know what you think. We’re not just looking for direct feedback on what you see. We’re also wanting to know how you do word studies, what your favorite methods and interfaces are, and any general thoughts you might have about word studies.
- Just use https://beta.relight.app instead of the main domain. Easy.