The TVM Plugin• Bad news: It seems that www.e-sword.net no longer has a download for the KJV with TVM plugin.• Good news: The TVM plugin for e-Sword is available from www.biblesupport.com. There are a few steps to follow.
Step 1Make sure that e-Sword is installed andfunctioning on yourcomputer. If you havenot downloaded it, thelatest version isavailable from www.e-sword.net.
Step 2Go to www.biblesupport.com, and click on theCreate Account on the top right. The account isfree, and all the site requires is a working emailaddress.
Step 3In order to install modules that you downloadfrom BibleSupport.com on your e-Sword, youneed the Module Installer. You can download itfrom www.biblesupport.com. Just search for “e-Sword Module Installer.” At the moment, here isthe applicable URL; it will change when nextthey update it.
Step 4Download the “KJV Tone Voice Mood” module.(It is misnamed; it should be Tense Voice Mood.)At the time of writing, the URL is:http://www.biblesupport.com/e-sword-downloads/download/857-kjv-tone-voice-mood
Select the KVJ+TVM Bible version. You willsee the KJV text with numbers after mostwords. In the numbers, H = Hebrew and G =Greek. The numbers in square brackets, suchas [H8754] are TVM numbers. In the Dictionaries block, select the TVM module. This is the window where information about the tense, mood, and voice of Hebrew and Greek words is displayed.
Hebrew VerbsWe shall begin with an Old Testament exercise. The OTwas written in Hebrew, so the letter “H” in front of anumber indicates “Hebrew.”Let us go to Genesis 1:1, and look up the availableinformation about the word “created.” You will see this:created H1254 [H8804]The [H8804] is the parsing information for the verb. Whenyou click on it, the TVM window gives that information.
Here is the word “created.” The number H1254 isthe Hebrew word that is translated “created.” The[H8804] is the code for the parsing information ofthe Hebrew verb. When you click on H8804, theTVM dictionary window will automatically jumpto the information for entry H8804.
Here you see that the Hebrew verbis in the Qal stem, and in thePerfect tense (not mood; that is anerror in the system).If you want to know what the Qalstem signifies, go to the number[H8851] for a brief explanation.
You can see that I have looked up[H8851], and it gives this briefexplanation of the meaning of theQal stem.
Greek VerbsNow a quick example from the New Testament. The NTwas written in Greek, so the letter “G” in front of anumber indicates “Greek.”Let us go to Luke 1:1, and look up the availableinformation about the word “believed.” You will seethis: believed G4135 [G5772]The [G5772] is the parsing information for the verb. Whenyou click on it, the TVM window gives that information.
Here is the word “believed.” The number G4135is the Greek word that is translated “believed.”The [G5772] is the code for the parsinginformation of the Greek verb. When you click onG5772 , the TVM dictionary window willautomatically jump to the information for entryG5772.
Here you see that the Greek verb isperfect tense, passive voice, and itis a participle.If you want to know what thosethings mean, you can look up thenumbers on the right.
I have chosen to view theexplanation of the “perfect” tense.
ConclusionIn a nutshell, that is how to install and usethe TVM function for e-Sword.It is limited to giving the STEM and TENSEof Hebrew verbs, and the TENSE, MOOD,and VOICE for Greek verbs.
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