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Latin on My First May 4th

For some reason, this morning I woke too early. Even more strange: I was actually rewarded for lying there and scrolling through Twitter before getting up. Legonium had posted their illustrated Bella Stellaria Pars Quarta: Spes Nova. It was nice to have the opportunity read through those gorgeous slides, but this turned out to be […]

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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 […]

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Accordance Greek Hebrew Latin Logos Productivity Tech

Thanks, Accordance

I don’t know how I missed this. Today, I discovered that in the Accordance iOS app you can copy a link to a particular place in a resource, paste that link in your notes, and make your notes, in whatever app you use, hyperlinked to Accordance. I love it. For those of you that might […]

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Bible Dead Sea Scrolls Greek Hebrew Latin Logos Tech

Logos 8 – Notable Performance Improvements

For over ten years I used Logos as my primary tool for studying the Bible. A few years ago, however, it seemed clear to me that my primary interests and the focus of Faithlife (the company that makes Logos) were going in different directions. I wanted a product that prioritized original language research, and it […]

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Greek HLS Latin

Something to Love

I wrote a note to the HLS students for their school paper this month and wanted to post it here, too. From the February Nova Roma: On the wall of my home office hangs a picture of my kiddos with these words from one of my favorite songs: I hope you find something to love, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Greek HLS Latin

Brill Font Wins

I’ve been using the Brill font for all my Greek and Latin quizzes this year, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’ve used various Gentium fonts and SBL in the past, but Brill wins for a few reasons. First, it includes regular, bold, italic, and bold italic for all the characters, including Greek. So […]

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HLS Latin

Robert Henle on Learning Latin

Swoon! YOU LEARN BY WORKING OUT THE EXERCISES FOR YOURSELF, just as you learn to swim by blundering about in the water, not by watching someone else set a world’s record in the pool. THE MORE EXERCISES YOU DO, THE MORE QUICKLY YOU WILL MASTER LATIN, AND THE EASIER IT WILL BE LATER ON. If […]

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HLS Latin

Robert Henle on Learning to Read Latin

I’m teaching an elementary Latin class this year using the classic first year Henle book. Early in the grammar he offers some fantastic advice concerning how one can learn to read Latin with understanding — advice I wish I would have followed when at the beginning stages of learning Greek and Hebrew. Now here is […]