The initial release of the word study feature was definitely a minimum viable product release. There were a lot of things I held back on doing because I wanted to get a release out quickly. I also was hoping that getting a minimal release out and using it (and hearing from people using it) would help inform feature and UX decisions. I think it definitely did. Although we don’t really do normal version numbers, you could probably call this release Word Study 2.0—or at least Word Study 1.5.
- When looking at a definition or etymology of a word, you can now click any Strong’s numbers to study that word in a new tab. For example, ágamos is composed of á (meaning “not”) and gámos meaning “marriage.” When you are studying ágamos, clicking on the Strong’s number for either of those two root words will take you to study that word. Screenshot Tweet.
- You can now type a Strong’s number in the Omnibar to study that word. For example, typing G25 in the omnibar will take you study the word “agape.”
- Admittedly, not many people have Strong’s numbers memorized (though I confess I accidentally memorized that one when first making the word study feature), but this seems like it could be handy for when you come across the Strong’s number elsewhere (like another website) and want to study it quickly.
- When you are looking at other places where a word occurs (the occurrences section), the word translated from the Greek/Hebrew word you are studying will be bolded. IE, if you are studying agape and you expand the occurrence in John 3:16, the word “loved” will be bolded.
- Word studies for common words (like “and”) should now be around 30% faster.
- Fixed some issues with transliterations of Greek/Hebrew words having funky typography (transliterations are where you spell a non-English word with an English spelling).
- Fixed a spelling error in the info/help section for the Word Study feature—also added a link to a helpful Ligonier article on word studies.
There will be some more Omnibar improvements in this release, but I wanted to get these new features out the door for everyone (including myself) to try.