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jakemccarty
04-13-2006, 07:55 PM
Now that I have a Palm PDA phone, I'd like to install several BW's files, but I am totally lost on how to do it. Here's what I'd like to get: WTM, WTT, NRSV, NAU, NET, BGT, BGM, the Targums (if I can have the mini dictionary with BW as well) as well as these lexica (if possible): BDB, Holladay, and HALOT (which I own), the small LSJ and LEH. Plus, if it's also possible, I'd like to load IBHS and GKC into the program. I have a 1 gig card, so space shouldn't be an issue.

I have absolutely no idea how to do this--I'm really bad with computers, so I'll need very simple instructions.

I tried following Dale's instructions, but none of the links worked for me.

jdarlack
04-13-2006, 08:32 PM
The first thing you should do is read ALL of the documentation on the PalmBible+ website, especially under "Bibles (http://palmbibleplus.sourceforge.net/bibles.htm)." This is especially important, as many of the texts you may want are available on this website. Check out my site palmsunday.oldinthenew.org (http://palmsunday.oldinthenew.org), I have links to Philo, Josephus, the Apostolic Fathers, the Mishnah in Hebrew and links to other sites with more texts. You will also want to read the documentation regarding making your own Bibles (http://palmbibleplus.sourceforge.net/createbible.htm). For Greek texts, you would need to convert the text using Michael Neuhold's conversion tools (http://members.aon.at/neuhold/palm/palmbible_en.html). Unfortunately, I have not played much with Hebrew conversions. There are folks out there who have, so you may need to hunt them down to find out more. Graham Nind (http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/prod/dialspace/town/pipexdsl/s/asci84/files/), for instance has done quite a bit to make the Hebrew OT available with Strong's Numbers.

Regarding Lexicons: I have not done much to play with the lexicons. So I can't really help you there. Typically folks do not spend a lot of time converting texts they cannot share (given copyright issues). For texts (especially Greek & English texts) conversion is very simple for BibleWorks files once you get the hang of it.

I hope this gets you started. The literature out there on this stuff is scattered, but even though I'm in no way a programmer, I have been able to figure most of it out.