[b-greek] Re: Frequency of hOS

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 08 2001 - 14:30:32 EST

At 2:12 PM -0500 11/8/01, William W. Combs wrote:
>I have been trying to correct some of the frequency usage data in Mounce's
>first-year textbook as I teach from it this year. For hOS, on page 113,
>Mounce gives the frequency as 1,365 times. This is the same number given in
>a couple of other sources, Robert VanVoorst's Building Your New Testament
>Greek Vocabulary (p. 21) and Warren Trenchard's The Student's Complete
>Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament. However, I suspect this figure
>is low. Accordance gives the figure as 1407, and I don't know why that
>figure should be wrong, but I notice that in Zondervan's new Greek English
>Concordance to the New Testament, which was done with computer technology,
>lists the figure as 1411. Any ideas?

I got 1407 hits for all forms of the relative pronoun hOS/hH/hO in the GNT
using Accordance.

Carl W. Conrad
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