Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Is the language different for the later prophets

It is too bad that I 'finished' the minor prophets before I developed this measurement of percent guessed by chapter. But their being finished only proves that the three prophets are different from them as well.

This graph with 47 chapters remaining shows just how stubbornly different are Isaiah and Ezekiel (and Jeremiah slightly less so) from the Genesis through Kings history. Here are the minimum percentages guessed for what remains. Numbers shows a slight difference in its 2 remaining chapters (23,24) as does 1 Chronicles. These may be due to names rather than a difference in the usage of the language. Daniel is significantly lower since it is Aramaic, and guessing is limited since the size of the Aramaic sample is small. But Isaiah Jeremiah and Ezekiel are still not improved even though I produced this graph with almost everything done, as opposed to the last time I produced it (May 7).

Some other reasons for missed guesses - spelling differences, remaining pieces of the puzzle that I have not yet 'turned over to see what colour they are'.

At the end I should be able to complete a list of all passages that agree one way or another, but it will require a different analysis from the guessing algorithm (which already eliminates duplicates from its work table). I tried a few experiments this morning and have found it is again a lot of data to try to make sense of. Of what remains there are 438 sequences of 6, 270 sequences of 5, 783 sequences of 4, 2241 of 3, 7025 of 2, and 10,140 individual guesses. Still there are 3,180 with no guess.

Those with no guess are like the face down puzzle pieces. Those with 1 or 2 guessed may be face up and oriented in the right way, or not. Those with 3 or more likely are ready to be put in place. But questions are raised with every decision. Nonetheless, it is very efficient to have the content guessed so I don't have to retype things.

Book...................Pct guessed
Genesis 0.47
Exodus 0.53
Leviticus 0.48
Numbers 0.42
Deuteronomy 0.5
Joshua 0.47
Judges 0.44
1 Samuel 0.49
2 Samuel 0.52
1 Kings 0.55
2 Kings 0.5
Isaiah 0.28
Jeremiah 0.39
Ezekiel 0.26
Daniel 0.24
Ezra 0.35
Nehemiah 0.32
1 Chronicles 0.4
2 Chronicles 0.52

I expect to do chapters from those with three remaining and then 2 and then the final pass. Remaining chapters sorted by book in the sequence of the Hebrew Bible, and percentage descending, are these.
Chapter .................Pct guessed....Verses
Genesis 31 0.51 54
Genesis 34 0.47 31
Exodus 26 0.56 37
Exodus 36 0.53 38
Leviticus 26 0.48 46
Numbers 23 0.44 30
Numbers 24 0.42 25
Deuteronomy 23 0.58 26
Deuteronomy 22 0.5 29
Joshua 12 0.55 24
Joshua 19 0.47 51
Judges 9 0.49 57
Judges 16 0.44 31
1 Samuel 14 0.57 52
1 Samuel 18 0.56 30
1 Samuel 25 0.49 43
2 Samuel 17 0.56 29
2 Samuel 18 0.56 32
2 Samuel 13 0.52 39
1 Kings 18 0.56 46
1 Kings 7 0.55 51
2 Kings 9 0.58 37
2 Kings 5 0.52 27
2 Kings 4 0.5 44
Isaiah 43 0.33 28
Isaiah 44 0.29 28
Isaiah 28 0.28 29
Jeremiah 50 0.53 46
Jeremiah 49 0.5 39
Jeremiah 48 0.39 47
Ezekiel 22 0.45 31
Ezekiel 23 0.33 49
Ezekiel 27 0.26 36
Daniel 6 0.34 29
Daniel 4 0.26 34
Daniel 11 0.24 45
Ezra 8 0.41 36
Ezra 4 0.38 24
Ezra 10 0.35 44
Nehemiah 10 0.35 40
Nehemiah 3 0.33 38
Nehemiah 12 0.32 47
1 Chronicles 12 0.48 41
1 Chronicles 27 0.46 34
1 Chronicles 26 0.4 32
2 Chronicles 20 0.56 37
2 Chronicles 29 0.52 36


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