Connecting the Greek New Testament and the Smith-Van Dyck Arabic Translation Through Interlinears
Those who are new to the project may be wondering about the meaning of the expressions “Greek-Arabic Interlinear” and “Arabic-Greek Reverse Interlinear”
What is an interlinear?
Interlinears contain a word-by-word alignment of a document (source text) and a translation. In such an alignment, the word order of the source text is preserved. In addition to the source text and translation, an interlinear can contain additional information for each word such as how the word appears in the dictionary, additional meanings, and grammatical information about the word.
Below is an example of Greek-Arabic interlinear text; the words in Greek are shown in the original word order and the corresponding translated Arabic words are aligned below them.
What is a reverse interlinear?
A reverse interlinear is just like an interlinear except that the translation is displayed in the original word order.
Below is an example of Arabic-Greek reverse interlinear text; the words of the Arabic translation are shown in the original word order and the corresponding Greek words are aligned below them.