Currently, Accordance has their Göttingen LXX on sale for the lowest price they have ever offered. The 2 Chronicles volume is available apart from the bundle, but the individual volume is not currently on sale.
In this post, I want to demonstrate a few of my favorite ways to use this resource on MacOS, iOS, and iPadOS. This will give you a better idea of what it looks like to work with an electronic edition of Göttingen on each platform.
On the Mac, I use the Göttingen volumes more for reference than reading. I find it helpful to save each Göttingen volume in its own workspace and then jump to that workspace when I want to reference it. This setup allows me to reference a Göttingen volume without the need to open the text module, open the apparatus module, and then adjust the size and position of each.
The following video shows you how to setup and save a workspace for the 2 Chronicles module:
After you have a workspace setup for the Göttingen volume, you can then jump to it easily by two-finger clicking on a verse reference and selecting the workspace name from the context menu. Check it out:
Before looking at the module on the iPad and iPhone, I want to show you another way I reference the Göttingen volumes on MacOS. You can set up the Göttingen volumes in a workspace alongside other ancient witnesses and jump to that workspace when you want to quickly look for other readings. I named my workspace OT Texts. In this video, here’s what I do:
- I jump from 2 Chronicles 1:1 in the the Hebrew Bible
- to my OT Texts workspace
- to the 2 Chronicles Göttingen volume
- and back to the Hebrew Bible where I started.
In this section, I just want to share some screenshots of what the 2 Chronicles volume looks like on iPad OS. There will be another post that continues my “Ways of Reading” series, and in that post I’ll talk about reading Göttingen 2 Chronicles on the iPad and using a print lexicon.
Göttingen text with apparatus:
Gottingen text with NETS as diglot:
Now, let’s take a look at what it looks like to actually jump to a few lexicons while reading the text on an iPad. In this video, here’s what I do:
- I start with the 2 Chronicles Göttingen text,
- open the instant details by long pressing on χιλίαρχος,
- jump to BDAG,
- switch to LSJ,
- switch to LEH,
- and go back to the Göttingen text.
Last but not least, just a couple screenshots on the iPhone.
Göttingen text only:
Göttingen text with apparatus:
Göttingen text with instant details:
The laptop/desktop software allows you to reference the Göttingen volumes in unique ways. You can quickly jump to the Göttingen volume with the apparatus already open and positioned correctly. You can also setup and jump to a workspace that allows you to see the Göttingen volume alongside other ancient witnesses. The iPad and iPhone versions allow you to more comfortably read the text and reference your Göttingen volumes on the go.
I hope this post gives you a better idea of how you can use the electronic edition of the Göttingen Septuagint in Accordance.