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Luke Geraty
11-23-2005, 08:23 AM
Are there any plans to include a copy of The Complete Jewish Bible by David Stern's translation - The Complete Jewish Bible?

I didn't see it as a module on the site...

I am also interested in his New Testament commentary if possible...

Blessings,

Luke Geraty
11-24-2005, 05:48 PM
please? :)

shalommatt
11-24-2005, 08:14 PM
Shalom!
I have just looked into the Version Database Compiler function of BW6 in another post. It is a function which allows you to compile any version of Bible into BW. Maybe you can consider of compiling the Complete Jewish Bible (Stern) by yourself.

Site like http://www.onlinebible.org/html/eng/bible-info/complete-jewish-bible.html

sells the CJB for about US$24 and since it is in an electronic format already (although it is intended to be used by another software), I imagine it is not difficult to convert it into the text format required by BW. It may be a tedious process if it does not export the entire CJB for you. But you can still do it at the expense of your time. Worth looking into this possibility.

Luke Geraty
11-24-2005, 08:49 PM
Oh my.... thank you very much! I will take the time to look into that. It would certainly be nice to not have to carry ANY books anymore:)

Thank you for the response...

S_Kolk
11-25-2005, 08:10 PM
Hi,

On the question of his New Testament Commentary, that is available here:

http://www.messianicjewish.net/cgi-bin/webstore/quikstore.cgi?category=JNTP_bibles&page=webstore.html&search=yes

It is offered on a CD for $39.99. And the CD includes both David Stern's New Testament and his New Testament Commentary. These two electronic document come with the Libronix browser. For my own study I have begun the process of creating a BW 6 copy of the Jewish New Testament. So it is possible. This discussion raises two questions for me:

1) using the BW 6 version database compiler it is possible to import the Jewish New Testament text for study. But only (so far as I know) in a basic simple-format. Is there an easy way to add more elaborate formatting? This would range from simple italics through to more elaborate formatting of identations and more.

2) How could one then go about incorporating the Commentary notes electronically within Bible Works?

Stephen Kolk
Seattle, WA

S_Kolk
11-25-2005, 08:22 PM
Hi,

On the question of his New Testament Commentary, that is available here:

http://www.messianicjewish.net/cgi-bin/webstore/quikstore.cgi?category=JNTP_bibles&page=webstore.html&search=yes

It is offered on a CD for $39.99. And the CD includes both David Stern's New Testament and his New Testament Commentary. These two electronic document come with the Libronix browser. For my own study I have begun the process of creating a BW 6 copy of the Jewish New Testament. So it is possible. This discussion raises two questions for me:

1) using the BW 6 version database compiler it is possible to import the Jewish New Testament text for study. But only (so far as I know) in a basic simple-format. Is there an easy way to add more elaborate formatting? This would range from simple italics through to more elaborate formatting of identations and more.

2) How could one then go about incorporating the Commentary notes electronically within Bible Works?

Stephen Kolk
Seattle, WA

Michael Hanel
11-25-2005, 08:26 PM
Maybe Mike B. will add on something here. If you read the help section in BibleWorks about the Version Database Compiler (VDC) you will get a good feel for what a database can have in it. You can have footnotes, translation notes, etc. Indentation, not really so much.

While some of us have made great use of the VDC for purposes other than the BW folks originally intended (it was made for the purpose of helping Bible Translators quickly and easily translate and compile their translation) and in some places we definitely wish that its features could be expanded, I seem to remember Mike saying that if you have a document with a lot of formatting, it's best to convert it to HTML Help format. I however have never quite figured that out, so like I said, hopefully he or someone else smarter than myself will drop a line here.

shalommatt
11-25-2005, 09:28 PM
According to Chapter 8 of the BW6 manual (the first few pages):
1) Elaborate formatting:
Yes, you can have italics, superscripts..etc in the formatted text file. You use [square brackets] to italicize words in the text and then check the corresponding box in the compilier. Indentations should pose no problem. I suppose you can use empty spaces to accomplish that.

2) Commentary notes:
There is an option in the Compilier which allows 2 types of notes-embedded or footnotes. All you have to do is to put the notes in the text enclosed in {curly braces}. Embedded notes will be invisible until you click on the Notes Button. End notes will appear in the Auto-Info window when your mouse cursor moves on that verse that has the end notes.

So, the features are there and you just have to somehow format the text file properly.

S_Kolk
11-26-2005, 04:47 PM
Michael and Matt,

Thank you both. I will try these ideas. Matt especially, you are encouraging, for I have tried this and failed. But I shall try this again:

According to Chapter 8 of the BW6 manual (the first few pages):
1) Elaborate formatting:
Yes, you can have italics, superscripts..etc in the formatted text file. You use [square brackets] to italicize words in the text and then check the corresponding box in the compilier. Indentations should pose no problem. I suppose you can use empty spaces to accomplish that.


Your second point Matt encourages me that there is more to it. So I will look for that aspect, too.

Stephen

MTan
12-01-2005, 05:13 PM
FYI, the CJB will be in BW7.

Michael

Luke Geraty
12-03-2005, 05:46 PM
YEAH!

I am glad. I will for sure pick up a copy of that. Maybe you can have the commentary for purchase too?:)

Stephen, if possible, could you spare a few moments to help me understand better how to do what you are doing? I am going to pick up the CD's of the commentary and translation.

Blessings,
Luke