I attended an Accordance bible software training seminar yesterday. It was really long (from 9am to 10pm), but I did learn a lot and realized how powerful Accordance can be.
Besides learning cool tricks, I found something interesting. I searched for all the imperative verbs within the Old Testament. Then I opened up the hits graph and the table bar chart for the average number of hits for each book and this is what I got (click on image to blow it up):
Joel has the highest average number of imperatives, but that makes sense, because it is such a short book. Next in line is Psalms, and it makes sense, because we are often instructed to “Praise the Lord.” What surprised me most is Leviticus having the least average number of imperative verbs in the entire Old Testament canon. What? Leviticus? Least imperatives? I have always thought of Leviticus as full of instructions and commandments from the Lord.
Interesting, huh? I don’t know what to make of this yet, but if you have any thoughts, please drop a note below.