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Syntax Tree for Notes/Research


Vaughn Hart
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Hi Accordance Community,

 

I am interested in putting together a feature that would resemble a syntax tree for bible study/research. In some ways this might be a modeling after the Talmud with the main Bible verses at the center, the commentary notes of your choice and then the cross-reference verses that for the main verse texts as the branches. Here is an instance of what I am trying tp put together. The idea is that you can possibly draw link/references between cross-referenced verses. 

 

Here is an example in linear form:

 

Main Verse

“Surely oppression drives the wise into madness, and a bribe corrupts the heart.

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”

(Ecclesiastes 7:7–10 ESV)

 

Commentary from NB Commentary

Ecc. 7:7-10 Four dangers. Four obstacles to wisdom are: corruption (7), impatience (8), bitterness (9) and nostalgia (10). End (8) has the sense of ‘outcome’ (as in Pr. 14:12). A time of testing has an end–product. Lap or ‘bosom’ (9) refers to what is innermost. If tolerated, resentment makes its home in the personality.

 

Reference Verses to verse 7 (self-selected):

“but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?”

(Genesis 4:5–6 ESV)

 

“Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.”

(Genesis 4:8 ESV)

 

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”

(James 1:19–21 ESV)

 

“Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.”

(Job 5:2 ESV)

 

“Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.”

(Psalm 37:8 ESV)

 

“Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,”

(Proverbs 22:24 ESV)

 

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”

(Proverbs 19:11 ESV)

 

“Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”

(Proverbs 16:32 ESV)

 

“Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart.

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;

when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;

though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.”

(Proverbs 26:23–26 ESV)

 

“Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?”

(Proverbs 27:4 ESV)

 

“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.”

(Proverbs 28:26 ESV)

 

“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”

(Matthew 5:22 ESV)

 

“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.”

(Ephesians 4:26–27 ESV)

 

“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.”

(Colossians 3:8 ESV)

 

“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”

(Titus 1:7–9 ESV)

 

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”

(James 1:19–21 ESV)

 

*Something found in passing:

“Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

(James 1:16–17 ESV)

 

Reference Verses to verse 8 (self-selected):

“And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.”

(Exodus 23:8 ESV)

 

“Yet his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after gain. They took bribes and perverted justice.”

(1 Samuel 8:3 ESV)

 

“Here I am; testify against me before the LORD and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against me and I will restore it to you.””

(1 Samuel 12:3 ESV)

 

“Nebuchadnezzar answered and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him, and set aside the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God. Therefore I make a decree: Any people, nation, or language that speaks anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb, and their houses laid in ruins, for there is no other god who is able to rescue in this way.””

(Daniel 3:28–29 ESV)

 

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Hello

If I understand you correct than the advantages are, we will not only see the cross references, which we always have to mouse over to see the content, but the content is always visible. That means Accordance shows the content of the crossrefs automatic in this “Talmud” pane. Is that correct?  
 

I would definitely love that feature. 

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