Categories
Accordance Aramaic Bible Dead Sea Scrolls Greek Hebrew Latin Tech

2 Chronicles Göttingen LXX in Accordance

Accordance is the only software that has Hanhart’s 2 Chronicles Göttingen edition. V&R published the print edition in 2014, and Accordance released their electronic edition in 2018. 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 […]

Categories
Aramaic Bible Dead Sea Scrolls Greek Hebrew

Critique textuelle de l’Ancien Testament Online

Charles Jones posted notice that the University of Zurich has made available all five volumes of Dominique Barthélemy’s Critique textuelle de l’ancien Testament. There is nothing quite like this work. I’ve posted in the past on the Hebrew Old Testament Text Project, which led to these volumes, and on the unique role Bathélemy played in […]

Categories
Accordance Aramaic Bible Greek Hebrew Tech

Reading with a Print Text & Digital Lexicon

Over the summer I did a series of posts about different ways of reading Greek and Hebrew. I said that my the summer time tools of the trade are a print text and a print lexicon. During the school year, however, I am rarely able to read in my home office. To continue reading with […]

Categories
Aramaic Bible Greek Hebrew

What is the Benefit of Greek & Hebrew?

Some say reading in Greek and Hebrew versus reading in English is like the difference between watching a show in color versus black and white. Others might say something like 2D versus 3D. I don’t think these metaphors are the best ways to describe the experience. Reading in Greek and Hebrew slows me down and […]

Categories
Aramaic Greek Hebrew PhD Productivity Tech

Word for Mac & iOS

For writing anything more than a note, I use two apps: Ulysses and Word. I like one of them and tolerate the other. I’m just going to tell you about Word today, the one I tolerate. If I weren’t a student and a teacher, I would never touch Word because Ulysses is absolutely sublime. If […]

Categories
Aramaic Bible Greek Hebrew Tech

Ways of Reading

Here’s a collection of posts I’ve written on different ways of reading original language texts. I find myself frequently moving from one way of reading to another. Sometimes I read one way for a week or a month or a year, but it’s bound to change. That’s a theme that runs throughout the posts. There […]

Categories
Aramaic Bible Greek Hebrew

Reading with Text & Lexicon

Reading with a print text and a print lexicon is as basic as it gets. This is the way I read today, but like all the other ways of reading, it has its benefits and haunting feelings of guilt. Setup There is freedom here. No notebooks on the table, no pens to refill with ink, […]

Categories
Accordance Aramaic Bible Dead Sea Scrolls Greek Hebrew Latin Tech

Comparing OT Texts in Accordance

After saving a workspace, you can launch it with just a couple clicks. This is one of my favorite features in Accordance. As I show below, it only takes a minute to set up, and a second or two to launch. I regularly use this feature to quickly see several ancient versions of the Old […]

Categories
Aramaic Bible Greek Hebrew

Reading with a Reader’s Text

I’ve spent a lot of time with reader’s texts, and I even helped publish one. I wanted to share the journey and what I think about this way of reading. In the Beginning My journey began in 2008, when the first edition of the UBS Greek New Testament Reader’s Edition was hot off the the […]

Categories
Aramaic Bible Dead Sea Scrolls Greek Hebrew Latin

Bible Odyssey: What is the Oldest Bible?

I wrote an article for Bible Odyssey answering this question. Bible Odyssey is an online initiative of SBL intended to communicate the results of scholarship to a popular audience. The article is a response to several user questions related to the issue of “oldest Bible.” I tried to explain that the answer depends on what […]