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What is the Correspondence Between the WTT and BHS/BHQ Texts and Morphology?
Author: KB Admin Reference Number: AA-02727 Views: 6320 Created: 2012-08-05 19:00 Last Updated: 2016-05-16 11:40 0 Rating/ Voters

BibleWorks encourages the use of the WTT instead of the BHS and BHQ for morphology work.  Morphology texts specific to the BHS or BHQ are currently unavailable, and BibleWorks has adapted the WTM morphology to work with each.  In principle, results should be consistent, because the texts are supposedly identical. But because subword morphemes in the BHS and BHQ texts are not always marked the same way as they are in the WTT, there is no 100% reliable morphology correspondence.

The tagged Hebrew text in BibleWorks is the Westminster Hebrew text.  This text, as well as the BHS and BHQ texts, are based on the Leningrad Codex. The Westminster text and the BHS text differ in only a few places, where the latter reads manuscript "smudges" differently (these differences are tagged in the WTM apparatus).

The BHQ is also based on the Leningrad Codex.  The BHQ advertises to have been corrected against color plates of the latter manuscript, but the number of differences with the WTT is extremely small. The principal improvement in the BHQ over the BHS is its apparatus and notes, both of which are included in the BibleWorks Analysis Window display. When the BHQ is finished, BibleWorks will evaluate the cost-effectiveness of producing a Browse Window version.  In the meantime, the full BHQ text is displayed along with the apparatus, which can be viewed at the same time as the Browse Window text.

Last Updated: MB/May 16, 2016