I'm pleased to announce the release of the Strong-Werner Numbers edition of the ARTB New Testament.
It is now available for $9.99 at Amazon's Kindle store.
This new product not only gives a Strong's number for each and every word, but also expands the basic Hebrew/Aramaic Strong's numbering system to include unique New Testament words that do not occur in the Old Testament.
If you've never used Strong's numbers before, this may be the product that will entice you to start!
For example, take a look at what you will find in Revelation 20:1:
REV20.1 I 8372D saw 2370M another 0317 messenger 4398 descending 2369Z from 4481 heaven 8065. The 9999 key 7040Z of 1668 the 9999 Abyss 8415 existed 0383 over 5922A him 1958A and 2050 a 9999 great 7229 chain G0254 was 0000 in 0871 his 1886B hand 0343Z.
Without knowing Aramaic or consulting the manuscript, you can find that the words MESSENGER, HEAVEN, and ABYSS are identical to OT Hebrew/Aramaic. Words like KEY and HAND are unique to New Testament Aramaic, while the word CHAIN is a Greek word. See details about the simple code below.
There are many more details about the product in the INTRODUCTION section of the book, which you can examine for free under the LOOK INSIDE feature at Amazon. Also, be sure to download a sample onto your system to make sure it words for you. Simply CLICK on the book picture above to go directly to Amazon.
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A. Frances Werner
What is a Strong-Werner number?
The Strong’s number series developed by James Strong1 did NOT include numbering for the Aramaic New Testament. Instead, his system utilized one series of numbers (1-8674) for the Hebrew/Aramaic Old Testament and a different set (1-5624) for the Greek New Testament. Utilizing his Hebrew/Aramaic numbering system as the base, I added an alphabetic prefix or suffix to the Strong’s number to expand the original system to include the unique and modernized Aramaic words in the New Testament. Hence, these are called Strong-Werner numbers. Here is the simple code:
- Words that are identical with Old Testament Hebrew or Aramaic maintain the original Strong’s number, but may include an A, B, or C suffix.
- Words that are modern derivatives (at the New Testament times) of Old Testament Hebrew or Aramaic maintain the original Strong’s number, but include an M, N, or O suffix.
- Words that are unique to the Aramaic New Testament have a 4 digit number but are followed by a V, W, X, Y or Z suffix. These words were not in the original Strong’s series, and are only assigned the Strong’s number closest to their position in the Hebrew alphabet to preserve his masterful plan.
- Greek words are assigned a G prefix to signal to the reader that the number is an original Greek Strong’s number.
- New 9000 series numbers developed by the author expand the coverage of Strong’s numbers to cover grammar not included in the original series, and allow a Strong’s-Werner number to be assigned to EVERY SINGLE English word.
- Words not in the original manuscripts are italicized and designated as 0000.
There are NO plans to print this in hard copy at this time.
[i] James Strong first published his concordance in 1890, and now the concept is available under numerous titles.