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alan1979
12-14-2004, 01:07 AM
Is there a greek-english interlinear version available as well as a hebrew-english interlinear?

alan

Joe Fleener
12-14-2004, 07:51 AM
Currently there are no interlinear versions in BW.

At one time there was some discussion about adding them. You will find that people have very strong opinions on whether they should be added to BW or not.

alan1979
12-14-2004, 02:40 PM
Im curious what the different views are regarding adding the interlinear bible on this board to bibleworks. What are the pros and the cons. I appreciate all the different opinions that come. Godbless to all.


alan

Joe Fleener
12-14-2004, 03:25 PM
Im curious what the different views are regarding adding the interlinear bible on this board to bibleworks. What are the pros and the cons. I appreciate all the different opinions that come. Godbless to all.


alan
I think it is safe to say that interlinears have traditionally been viewed negatively by Greek and Hebrew professors. Not that most professors thought there was not a place for an interlinear, but that there was no place for one in their class (especially first year courses).



Computer based programs by the very design already change the way students learn languages and teachers teach languages. (Although, I would suggest that the teaching methods have not caught up with the learning methods). However, no computer program can do the hard work of exegesis. (Even though there is a program on the market that has a feature that claims "will exegete the passage for you.")



That is an example of the pitfall of computer tools. If a students, pastor, teacher actually thinks that mousing over words and getting glosses is exegesis then they are misusing the tool.



One concern is that including an interlinear would simply add to that possible misuse and provide and even more accessible crutch to students, therefore hindering their growth as an exegete.



However, if a professor adequately instructs his/her students on how to use these tools properly, they can be a tremendous aid to the pastor. I think most of us are aware of the reality that pastors generally do not have the luxury to implementing the detailed exegetical process they learn in seminary every week on every passage they teach. The proper use of these tool can save them a great deal of time and allow them to spend their time actually interpreting the passage and then making proper application this the people.



I think an interlinear falls into this category. It is a tool, that must be used properly. However, buy its very nature it is a strong temptation to be a crutch.



My opinion tends to lean in the direction of leaving them out of programs such as BW. It seems to me that there are enough tools within BW to aid in my exegetical study. I believe the best hope for church and God's people is the renewed exegetical study of God's Word by pastors/teachers. I think an interlinear is more of a crutch than is necessary.



These are just opinions and should be taken as such.:)

alan1979
12-14-2004, 04:28 PM
Thanks Joe for your reply,

I understand the concerns of adding an interlinear version to BW. I guess since the main concern of this software is exegesis and biblical languages, then an interlinear wouldn't necessarily fit in that mold. On a sidenote, I am curious of what software claims it will exegete a passage for the user. If you can't post it here, you can email me it at scoobiesnackarff@aol.com. Thanks Joe,



Godbless,

alan

d-man
12-23-2004, 04:01 PM
I know of three free Greek-English interlinears. E-sword has one available at www.thechan.com (http://www.thechan.com). The ISA interlinear is quite good at www.concordant.info (http://www.concordant.info). The best, however, is the free Berry Interlinear at www.heavenword.com (http://www.heavenword.com). The base program is also free. I am quite impressed with this one!
Regards.
D-man, former proud BW owner :(

Danny Vlad
12-24-2004, 05:14 AM
>>I know of three free Greek-English interlinears. E-sword has one available at www.thechan.com (http://www.thechan.com/). The ISA interlinear is quite good at www.concordant.info (http://www.concordant.info/). The best, however, is the free Berry Interlinear at www.heavenword.com (http://www.heavenword.com/). The base program is also free. I am quite impressed with this one!
Regards.
D-man, former proud BW owner :(<<


Where can you find the free Berry Interlinear at www.heavenword.com (http://www.heavenword.com) and the base program? I have looked for it, but could not find them. Thank you in advance! I love ISA interlinear as well. I've heard that soon they will have the OT interlinear as well.

Merry Christmas!!!

Danny Vlad

d-man
12-24-2004, 02:40 PM
Hi Danny! It's pretty simple. Just add these two items to your cart:

Base Program (http://www.heavenword.com/inventory.php?id=37)
Berry Interlinear (http://www.heavenword.com/inventory.php?id=58)

Then check out. You'll have to fill in some stuff & then you're good to go--download & install. I paid $30 for Logos interlinear that didn't even have accents! Ugh. This interlinear's great, you turn off & on numbers, parsing, roots, gloss, and even transliteration, as well as customize the display. And it has accents. :D