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Martin G. Abegg on Electronic Dead Sea Scrolls

One person stands behind all electronic versions of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Martin G. Abegg, professor and co-director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University. His name and infamous Mac computer are mentioned in almost every history of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but we wanted to give him the opportunity to tell […]

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DSS Software: Available Texts

This is the second post of a series in which I am reviewing the four major options for electronically accessing the Dead Sea Scrolls. The plan for this series is posted here.  Logos, BibleWorks, and Accordance all offer electronic Dead Sea Scrolls in the original languages and in translation. Brill also sells the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic […]

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Accordance Dead Sea Scrolls Productivity

DSS Software: Necessary Background Information

This is the first post of a series in which I will review the Dead Sea Scrolls resources available in Logos, BibleWorks, Accordance, and in Brill’s Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library. I posted my plan for the series, but if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments. […]

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Review of DSS Software

I have begun posting a multi-part comparative review of Dead Sea Scrolls resources in Logos, BibleWorks, Accordance, and Brill’s Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library. The current plan is to do 7 posts, one on each of these topics: Necessary background information Available DSS texts Interview: Ken Penner talks with Martin Abegg, the person behind all electronic […]

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Bible Hebrew Productivity

Complex Morphological Searches in BibleWorks 9

This post illustrates how BibleWorks 9 makes constructing complex morphological searches easy. Every search starts with a question. The Question In Genesis 10:19 one finds the form בֹּאֲכָה two times. Here is the verse in full: וַיְהִי גְּבוּל הַכְּנַעֲנִי מִצִּידֹן בֹּאֲכָה גְרָרָה עַד־עַזָּה בֹּאֲכָה סְדֹמָה וַעֲמֹרָה וְאַדְמָה וּצְבֹיִם עַד־לָשַׁע English translations usually render בֹּאֲכָה “in […]

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Bible Hebrew Productivity

How to Disambiguate Homonyms in BibleWorks Searches

I have been a user of Logos Bible Software for over ten years, and I am just discovering the complementary benefits of BibleWorks. I will be doing a multi-part review of BibleWorks 9, specifically highlighting some of these benefits. For now I wanted to pass on one tip for constructing Hebrew morphological searches in the […]

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Coming Soon: BibleWorks 9

A very intriguing post from the folks at BibleWorks. Looks like version 9 will feature significant integration of the high resolution digital images of biblical manuscripts available on the web! More information on the BibleWorks Manuscript Project is available here. To see what’s new in version 9, click here.