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jdarlack
08-15-2006, 11:21 AM
Ewan MacLeod has made available a module containing images of The Gospel of Mark in the Washington Codex (http://bibleworks.oldinthenew.org/module/washington-mark.zip) (52MB)!


http://oldinthenew.org/bibleworks/module/wash.jpg (http://www.beloit.edu/%7Eclassics/GospelOfMark/Gospel%20of%20Mark/Mark_16.12-17.jpg)

The Washington Codex (a.k.a. Codex Washingtonianus, Codex Freerianus, W, or 032) is a fifth century uncial codex containing the Four Gospels. Aland & Aland rate it with a category III (p. 116). It is housed in the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

Of particular interest is the "Freer Logion" found at the end of the manuscript after Mark 16:14:
κἀκεῖνοι ἀπελογοῦντο λέγοντες ὅτι ὁ αἰὼν οὗτος τῆς ἀνομίας καὶ τῆς ἀπιστίας ὑπὸ τὸν σατανᾶν ἐστιν, ὁ μὴ ἐῶν τὰ ὑπὸ τῶν πνευμάτων ἀκάθαρτα τὴν ἀλήθειαν τοῦ θεοῦ καταλαβέσθαι δύναμιν· διὰ τοῦτο ἀποκάλυψόν σου τὴν δικαιοσύνην ἤδη, ἐκεῖνοι ἔλεγον τῷ χριστῷ. καὶ ὁ χριστὸς ἐκείνοις προσέλεγεν ὅτι πεπλήρωται ὁ ὅρος τῶν ἐτῶν τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ σατανᾶ, ἀλλὰ ἐγγίζει ἄλλα δεῖνα· καὶ ὑπὲρ ὣν ἐγὼ ἁμαρτησάντων παρεδόθην εἰς θανατὸν ἵνα ὑποστρέψωσιν εἰς τὴν ἀλήθειαν καὶ μηκέτι ἁμαρτήσωσιν ἵνα τὴν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ πνευματικὴν καὶ ἄφθαρτον τῆς δικαιοσύνης δόξαν κληρονομήσωσιν. (Text from Evans, WBC 34B, p. 543.)

And they excused themselves, saying, ‘This age of lawlessness and unbelief is under Satan, who does not allow the truth and power of God to prevail over the unclean things of the spirits [or, does not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God]. Therefore reveal your righteousness now’ – thus they spoke to Christ. And Christ replied to them, ‘The term of years of Satan’s power has been fulfilled, but other terrible things draw near. And for those who have sinned I was handed over to death, that they may return to the truth and sin no more, in order that they may inherit the spiritual and incorruptible glory of righteousness that is in heaven.’ (Trans. from Metzger, Textual Commentary, p. 104.)Here's the publication information for this module: Facsimile of the Washington Manuscript of the Four Gospels in the Freer Collection with an Introduction by Henry A. Sanders. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 1912. Compiled with permission by Ewan MacLeod from the files at http://www.beloit.edu/~classics/GospelOfMark/.

For more information on the Washington Codex and the Freer Logion, check out the following: Hurtado, L. W. 1981. Text-Critical Methodology and the Pre-Caesarean Text: Codex W in the Gospel of Mark. SD 43. Grand Rapids. Find in a Library! (http://worldcat.org/oclc/7206722) Hurtado, L. W. 1992. "Codex Washintonianus," Anchor Bible Dictionary 1:1075. Find in a Library! (http://worldcat.org/oclc/23145434) J. Jeremias. 1991. “The Freer Logion.” Pages 248-49 in vol. 1 of New Testament Apocrypha, ed. W. Schneemelcher, rev. ed., 2 vols. Cambridge: James Clarke; Louisville: Westminster John Knox. Find in a Library! (http://worldcat.org/oclc/22763094) "Codex Washingtonianus" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Washingtonianus) in Wikipedia. "Codex Washingtonensis" (http://www.earlham.edu/%7Eseidti/iam/tc_codexw.html) by Timothy W. Seid at Earlham School of Religion.

PS: To install, download the zipped folder (http://bibleworks.oldinthenew.org/module/washington-mark.zip) (52MB!), unzip it and then move the files into your bibleworks 7/databases folder. Restart BibleWorks, navigate to a verse in Mark and then follow the link in the Resource Summary Window.

Michael Hanel
08-15-2006, 12:25 PM
Much thanks to Ewan for all of his hard work on this project!! Also please add your feedback either to this post or to the blog:

Is this module helpful for you? Would you like to see more modules like this, etc?

Ewan is charitably donating a lot of time and energy to make projects like these possible, but he wants to know also if this is something that is appreciated and needed or if he should be using his time for other projects he's working on instead.

Dunk
08-15-2006, 04:11 PM
That is a wonderful module.
Thanks so much for making it available.
It makes a real difference being able to see the actual manuscript.
Thanks
Dunk

Jonhenry
08-15-2006, 04:16 PM
This is very nice! I appreciate all the hard work, and it works beautifully.

I was just thinking the other day about how TC could open up to the average scholar even more if actual texts were hyperlinked to Bibleworks texts. In fact, I just went over to a page at Princeton (http://www.princeton.edu/~dcskemer/APISJames2.html) and dropped some images of papyrii in my user notes for some TC I'm doing as I translate through.

I had not thought of doing this way. I'm inspired. Now just to make the time...

Thank you again!

jdarlack
08-15-2006, 06:51 PM
I was just thinking the other day about how TC could open up to the average scholar even more if actual texts were hyperlinked to Bibleworks texts. In fact, I just went over to a page at Princeton (http://www.princeton.edu/~dcskemer/APISJames2.html) and dropped some images of papyrii in my user notes for some TC I'm doing as I translate through.Pardon the shameless self promotion, Jonhenry, but I could not help but notice you linked to Princeton's images of papyri on the Epistle of James. At my blog, James the Just (http://jamesthejust.oldinthenew.org), I just posted several blog posts that coallated the book of James with various NT manuscripts: James in Papyri (http://jamesthejust.oldinthenew.org/2006/08/james-in-papyri.html) James in Sinaiticus (http://jamesthejust.oldinthenew.org/2006/08/epistle-of-james-in-sinaiticus-at.html) James in Alexandrinus (http://jamesthejust.oldinthenew.org/2006/08/epistle-of-james-in-alexandrinus-at.html) James in Miniscule 676 (http://jamesthejust.oldinthenew.org/2006/08/13th-c-miniscule-676-of-james-at-csntm.html)It would not be difficult to take this information into a CHM module, if you would be interested. I may just do it for my own viewing pleasure!

If other BibleWorks users are interested in particular books of the New Testament, then take a look at some of these manuscripts online. Part of the "hard work" of putting together a module like the "Mark in the Washington Codex" is assigning the correct verses to each page of the manuscript. Once the manuscripts are indexed according to what passage is covered the rest of the work is "relatively easy." If you get a list put together for a book you're interested in, then post it to the forum.

Dunk
08-15-2006, 09:01 PM
I think that if more photo's were linked to BW then this would be a real step forward for textual criticism.

B.T.W Does anyone know how to zoom in on the manucript photo without going back up to the top where the 'larger' button is?
I managed to do it accidently whilst playing with the mouse and keys at the same time but can't remember what I did!
Thanks
Dunk.

richardsugg
08-16-2006, 09:40 AM
could someone tell me how this module was compiled? I assume there was a directory of html and images, and a program was run to create the chm with proper links.

Michael Hanel
08-16-2006, 09:50 AM
could someone tell me how this module was compiled? I assume there was a directory of html and images, and a program was run to create the chm with proper links.

In BW7 there is a Help chapter on Custom Modules (#47). If you read up on that, you'll get a basic idea about it. Perhaps Ewan can comment on it, but basically it happens just as you said with the HTML files and compiling it....

Ewan MacLeod
08-16-2006, 10:38 AM
If you want to understand how this (and similar) CHM modules were created, then apart from reading the appropriate chapter in the Online Help, the other way is to "Decompile" the module. This takes the original CHM module and splits it up into the original HTML files, plus any other files used. There are two ways of decompiling a CHM module. One is to download and install the Microsoft Help Compiler, then use the "Decompile" option on the File Menu to decompile the Washington Codex Module. The other way is to download and install 7-Zip from www.7-zip.org

7-Zip is a very clever Open Source compression program, similar to Winzip but much better, and free (does it get any better than that?). Once installed, you just right-click on a CHM file, then select "Extract Here" from the 7-Zip menu. 7-Zip will unzip all the files in the CHM module. You can then just browse the files to see how it was created. You could potentially change something, or use it as a basis for creating your own module.

PS. I will happily send anyone the sources I used to compile any of the CHM modules that I have created.

Eric
08-17-2006, 03:38 PM
This is a very nice tool. Thank you for doing the work and sharing it with us. Each one of these contributions makes BibleWorks even more useful.

Gontroppo
08-18-2006, 08:38 AM
I attempted to follow the instructions for the new Mark resource.
When I click on the link in the resource summary window I get a web page opening with an error message.

Where have I gone wrong?

Ewan MacLeod
08-18-2006, 09:47 AM
What is the error message that you are getting? Could you attach a screen-shot showing the error message, what verse you were looking at, and what link you were trying to click?
- Ewan

Gontroppo
08-20-2006, 08:08 AM
Hi Ewan

I don't know how to create a screen shot

But this is the error message I get:

Navigation to the web page was cancelled.

If I click on the entry at the left in the Washington Codex Help menu

I get: This program cannot display the web page

Thanks for responding.

Mark Eddy
09-03-2006, 05:37 PM
I am also having problems getting this module to work. I unzipped it directly to my BW7 databases folder, rather than unzipping it elsewhere and copying the files into the databases folder.
In any case, when I am at Mark 1:1 and click on the "Freer Collection" line in the Resources tab for Mar 1:1-7, here's what I get:
res://shdoclc.dll/pagerror.gifThe page cannot be displayed

The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.Please try the following:
<LI id=instructionsText1>Click the res://shdoclc.dll/refresh.gif (javascript:location.reload()) Refresh (javascript:location.reload()) button, or try again later.
<LI id=instructionsText2>If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.
<LI id=instructionsText3>To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP). <LI id=list4>See if your Internet connection settings are being detected. You can set Microsoft Windows to examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings (if your network administrator has enabled this setting). <LI id=instructionText6>Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. <LI id=instructionText7>On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
Select Automatically detect settings, and then click OK.<LI id=instructionsText5>Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed. <LI id=instructionsText4>If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0.
Click the res://shdoclc.dll/back.gif Back (javascript:history.back(1)) button to try another link.

Cannot find server or DNS Error
Internet Explorer

I wasn't on line, so I got on line, but when I dialed up my internet connection, I get the same error message. My computer doesn't seem even to be trying to access these files on line, but it isn't finding them on my computer either.
Any ideas about what I'm doing wrong?
Mark Eddy

Gontroppo
09-04-2006, 07:57 AM
Hi Mark

Are you using IE 7 beta?

I am and am also having this problem with one other program [but I forget which one]

Is the problem that IE7 doesn't like the Help file?

Mark Eddy
09-04-2006, 11:35 PM
Hi Mark

Are you using IE 7 beta?

I am and am also having this problem with one other program

Is the problem that IE7 doesn't like the Help file?

I'm just using whatever version of internet explorer Microsoft automatically updates on my computer. I don't think IE has updated here recently, but I never can tell. I know I'm not intentionally using a beta.
I tried the same steps again today, and I got a different error messageres://C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdoclc.dll/pagerror.gifAction canceled

Internet Explorer was unable to link to the Web page you requested. The page might be temporarily unavailable.Please try the following:
<LI id=instructionsText2>Click the res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdoclc.dll/refresh.gif (javascript:location.reload()) Refresh (javascript:location.reload()) button, or try again later.
<LI id=instructionsText3>If you have visited this page previously and you want to view what has been stored on your computer, click [B]File, and then click Work Offline.
For information about offline browsing with Internet Explorer, click the Help menu, and then click Contents and Index.

Internet Explorer


I still think that since the download was so big, the images should be on my hard drive, so Windows shouldn't try to look them up on the internet. I would guess that some line of code is misdirecting the search for the images of the Freer ms.
Mark Eddy

Eric
09-19-2006, 12:53 PM
Mark, do you still have this problem or were you able to resolve it? Did you go to tech support?

I've got the same problem with any module that uses the internet. Before I contact tech support I just wanted to see if you had it resolved.

Thanks

Mark Eddy
09-20-2006, 12:34 AM
Mark, do you still have this problem or were you able to resolve it? Did you go to tech support?

I've got the same problem with any module that uses the internet. Before I contact tech support I just wanted to see if you had it resolved.

Thanks
Yes, I still have this problem. No, I did not ask tech support for help, since this is a user database. BW takes no responsibility for user databases, since they did not create them.
I was hoping that the creator of this user database might double check to see if his directions for us were exactly what he did on his computer, or if he placed the files somewhere other than the BibleWorks 7 databases folder. Or if his Washington Mark HTML Help file contains a command to search the web for the images of the Freer manscript, rather than commanding BW to search in the BW7 databases folder. I tried opening the HTML Help file from within My Computer, and choosing BW to open it. I get the following message:
Action canceled

Internet Explorer was unable to link to the Web page you requested. The page might be temporarily unavailable.Please try the following:
<LI id=instructionsText2>Click the res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdoclc.dll/refresh.gif (javascript:location.reload()) Refresh (javascript:location.reload()) button, or try again later.
<LI id=instructionsText3>If you have visited this page previously and you want to view what has been stored on your computer, click File, and then click Work Offline.
For information about offline browsing with Internet Explorer, click the Help menu, and then click Contents and Index.
So unless someone has a quick suggestion, I'll have to work my way through Windows Help. Perhaps a setting on my computer can be changed.
Mark Eddy

Dale A. Brueggemann
09-22-2006, 05:35 AM
I had the same problem with a couple databases like this. Two things to try:

* Make sure you've actually renamed the file from *-hdm to *.hdm
* Make sure the file is unlocked (right click on it and uncheck the option if it's locked)

Eric
09-22-2006, 12:16 PM
Wow, that did it. I've not ever seen this before but when I right-clicked on the files and selected "Properties" there was a security warning that the file might be blocked because it came from another computer. When I "Unblocked" it, everything worked fine. :eek:

I had checked everywhere I knew to check, IE security settings, Firewall, etc and could not understand why some modules worked and others did not.

Thanks again, Dale. Your simple post fixed my problem and I'm very grateful! :)

Gontroppo
09-23-2006, 08:43 AM
ThanksDale.
You are a champion.

Unblocking worked for me, too, but I had to do it twice.