Finding all forms of a Name... or an Alias finder? is there a module for that I keep missing??

Discussion in 'General' started by Anonymized member 1393, May 26, 2018.

  1. I can use a basic F2 word search in SwordSearcher , and select;..
    "Find all word forms..."
    "Find close word matches..."
    "Substring search..."
    "Include footnotes..."

    Or a wild card search for something I do know Like Timot* for Timothy/Timotheus and the like.

    But is there a...
    AKA (also known as) module?
    What if I want to find all forms and names or uses of a Name? Like say Peter/Simon, Paul/Saul and there are others with different names or even spellings or changes from OT to NT for the same person. Maybe even differently named animals for the same critter, or towns and locations and such.

    Is there an all in one module or SwordSearcher feature that tracks names and places like this? I suppose if its there I am asking the wrong question to find it.
    Thank you!

    The "People" module has some of the names, and going to the website to which it points has more names and a little deeper search , but doesn't really address places or things like animals or vegetation/trees and the like. I may just be looking for something that just doesn't exist except by the long route of hunt and peck comparing through the available dictionaries and books. ---I'm always looking to take an easier route--- I need all the help I can get ;). As far as I know, there isn't a better search tool for this than SwordSearcher.

    Maybe someone can help me form the correct question to ask a search engine for this information? Thanks again!
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  2. I tried the search engine and found a little of what I am looking for, that I am posting as an example of what I am trying to find in a SwordSearcher Module or anything.

    It's just that so much opinion exists when searching stuff out, I land lots of dead ends by using wrong search terms or something.
  3. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    There's no shortcut for this. Even Hitchcock's Bible Names is disappointing here -- Noe is not referenced in Noah (though the definition of Noe is "same as Noah") and Edom doesn't reference Esau, etc. The big encyclopedias have most of the names in there but they are not always cross-linked as one would hope, and as you suggest, there is a lot of opinion mixed into these things.
  4. wsbones

    wsbones Beta Tester

    Try this website and type in Reuel or any of the above mentioned names -

    You can download the whole website legally and make a module from it. I don't think the module could be distributed without permission.

    Another problem - there are many people with the same name in the Bible (i.e. Azariah refers to 21 different people). So to make a good module you would need a Bible that was coded to open the correct Azariah topic based on the verse in which the name appears.
    Eric likes this.
  5. Thanks for helping me restate the question! My life struggle and continual failure is my inability to articulate effectively and understandably.