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That would be fantastic.
I would suggest a Master List of any BW Add-Ons. Like synoptics, bible outlines, ASE queries, etc.
Great idea! As people post replies to this thread, you can edit your top message to build a growing list with the different databases. Let's see what people post. If we can get enough information into this thread, I can either make it a sticky, or I can eventually create a forum consisting of threads of various user defined files...
One thread (with multiple posts) per file type might be best. e.g. A thread of posts for ASE files, a thread of posts for VDC files, etc.
Deleted by user. See the BibleWorks blog for a list of user created files.
jmdapocnt.sdf: This is a synopsis file for use with Bibleworks. It contains a synopsis of New Testament allusions and quotations to the Old Testament Apocrypha. Other synopsis tables can be obtained from Jeff Jackson's Website. Copy this file to your "init" folder within the Bibleworks folder within your program files folder.
If I understood MTan correctly, you can re-edit your original post for this thread, putting the "master list" of BW items in that first post.
That would be really nice -- users wouldn't have to scroll through all the posts to find what's available.
Is that what you meant Brother Brown?
I tried changing the title of my post, but it does not look like it changed the thread name!
You won't be able to change the thread name, but you can change your message text (couldn't do that with email!). This means that if you want, you could collate all of the good information you posted into one long, formatted post...
Someone was putting together a site for that; but I lost the url, it wasn't intuitive enough to remember. Perhaps BW users could pitch in to create a community site with a purchased domain name?
The files can all be posted here. Not just url's.
This is great! It will save my bandwidth if I can post files here.
Zipped or unzipped?
Should there be "trial by jury" for posted files; so that they are in compliance with the notice reproduced above?
How big & how many?
What a great feature!:D
There have been a few attempts.Quote:
Originally Posted by wezlo
I have one that's primarily empty (because I never updated it :o at
There's another one with some actual resources at:
And don't let us forget Jeff Jackson's awesome information for getting the NET into BW5!
The thread title has been edited as requested!
Uploads are limited to small things for now. Large files will still need to be hosted off-site on personal storage. This is because of the high costs of net bandwidth. In addition, we can't check every file for copyright compliance.
Since the site mentioned above (bw-users.netfirms.com) is mine, I'd be more than happy to actually update it and mirror some files there.Quote:
Originally Posted by jdarlack
Zip them with maximum compression and either email them to me or tell me where they're at so I can post them there.
Apostolic Creeds offered by Pastor Mark Eddy <email@example.com>Apostle's Creed: These texts were compiled through a collaboration between Charles Wiese and Mark Eddy.
Charles Wiese describes the English text as follows: The versions I used were taken from the back of "The Psalter" used by the Protestant Reformed Churches. I am aware of several variations of the creed which are used. It is divided up according the legend that each of the twelve apostles contributed a verse and is divided up as such.
Mark Eddy notes: My verse numbering matches up with Schaff's. I think I made a couple changes to the Nicene and/or Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed in order to make the translation more literal. I also divided up the Calcedonaian Symnbol into verses. I took the Greek from the historical introduction to Concordia Triglotta (the Lutheran Confessions). I had to make a few changes to the electronic version of the Triglotta (published by Northwestern Publishing House) in order to fit the BibleWorks system of accents. I also took the Latin and German versions of the 3 ecumenical creeds from Concordia Triglotta. I compare the Greek and Latin to the version in Schaff's Creeds of Christendom. The Greek and Latin of the Calcedonian Symbol come from Schaff. I made the verse numbers the same in all versions.
It may be helpful to keep a master list of book names and version abbreviations, along with proposals for "wish list" projects.
I get an error message when I attempt to download the Apostles Creed file.
ku,rioj evmoi. bohqo,j( Îkai.Ð ouv fobhqh,somai( ti, poih,sei moi a;nqrwpoj
Sorry, I gave the wrong url.
Here it is: http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark...575/creeds.zip
I edited the other links as well.
The link is now fixed!
would there be a possibility that you could make a database for the chicago statement ...??
I'm NOT finding Lightfoot's Apostolic Fathers in English from the LINK ???
Originally Posted by jdarlack
I am sorry, I inadvertently violated geocities policy by linking these files by way of another program. I will change the links now. Take a look in a few minutes.Quote:
Originally Posted by Sbradford
I have fixed the missing links! My home page is now the destination. You will find a list of the databases there with links to the zipped files.Quote:
Originally Posted by Sbradford
I have compiled the vocabulary from Bill Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek, 2nd Edition into a BW6 .vrt file which may be imported into the BW Vocabulary Flashcard module.
Notes: I used BW6's gntvocab.vrt as the base file. All definitions were edited to match Mounce's. If Mounce included a word not included in gntvocab.vrt, it was added. Vocabulary occurrence statistics were not changed to match Mounce's if they differed from BW6's.
Click here to download: Mounce BBG2 Vocabulary
You will need to save it in your BibleWorks 6/init/ directory. To import the file, open the Flashcard module, choose File | Import, make sure you are looking in the /init/ directory, and choose the file BBG2 Vocabulary.vrt
I hope this is a help to Greek teachers/students using BBG2. Feel free to distribute this file to your students.
ca,rij kai. eivrh,nh u`mi/n)
I have a number of modules available on my website.
These include other versions of modules.
Apostolic Fathers (and Morphology) provided by Richard Stauch and Ricardo Roman
Book of Mormon provided by Taylor Francis
Quran M.H. Shakir translation
Brenton’s Septuagint provided by Paul Esposito
There is also a form that will provide a properly formatted booklist for any or all of the above modules.
I haven't looked at them, but for those who are posting Book of Mormon files, you have to go back to the 1940 text for it to be public domain and distributable. The 1981 text is still copyrighted, and they tend to be prickly about such things.
I was able to download 2 of the 3 Apostolic Fathers morphology files, but the ddf file could not be downloaded.
I find the same.Quote:
Originally Posted by Gontroppo
Thanks for all the work you put into this. What a great tool to add to BW.:)Quote:
Originally Posted by Philip Brown
I just added the Greek text of 1 Enoch according to Codex Panopolitanus.
This version database was obtained from the public domain edition of R. H. Charles, The book of Enoch; or 1 Enoch. Translated from the editor's Ethiopic text and edited with the introduction, notes and indexes of the first edition wholly recast, enlarged and rewritten, together with a reprint from the editor's text of the Greek fragments. Oxford, Clarendon: 1912.
Compiled for Bibleworks 6.0 by James M. Darlack, April 6, 2004, with permission from www.dabar.org.
NOTE this Greek text is NOT the same text as compiled by M. Black in his Apocalypsis Henochi Graece, (PsVTGr 3. Leiden: Brill, 1970). The versification is quite different in places.
DABAR.ORG includes the following text as well, though I could not figure out an appropriate place to include it in the Enoch Database:
Quotation of 1 Enoch preserved in the Chronographia of George Syncellus ca. 1500, (Ed) Dindorf 1829 vol. i p. 47. Kai auqij para de tou orouj en w wmosan kai anaqematisan proj ton plhsion autwn( oti eij ton aiwna ou mh aposth ap autou yucoj kai ciwn kai pacnh kai drosoj ou mh katabh eij auto( ei mh eij kataran katabhsetai ep auto( mecrij hmeraj krisewj thj megalhj) en tw kairw ekeinw katakauqhsetai kai tapeinwqhsetai kai estai katakaiomenon kai thkomenon wj khroj apo puroj( outwj katakahsetai peri pantwn twn ergwn autou) kai nun egw legw umin uioij anqrwpwn( orgh megalh kaq umwn( kata twn uiwn umwn( kai ou pausetai h orgh auth af umwn( mecri kairou sfaghj twn uiwn umwn) kai apolountai oi agaphtoi umwn kai apoqanountai oi entimoi umwn apo pashj thj ghj( oti pasai ao hmerai thj zwhj autwn apo tou nun ou mh esountai pleiw twn ekaton eikosin etwn) kai mh doxhte eti zhsai epi pleiona eth ou gar estin en autoij pasa odoj ekfeuxewj apo tou nun dia thn orghn hn wrgisqh umin o basileuj pantwn twn aiwnwn mh nomishte oti ekfeuxesqe tauta) Kai tauta men ek tou prwtou bibliou Enwc peri twn egrhgorwn)
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This is a great idea!
What do people think about moving this to some type of document repository? That way users can upload files themselves instead of having to constantly update this thread (which will quickly turn into a maintenance nightmare). In addition, some type of folder structure can be used to organize the different types of documents and allow people to easily find what they are looking for. I was thinking something along the lines of this:
This is just a simple little example I set up using a free PHP script for a document repository. It's too bad that vBulletin (the software running this forum) doesn't have the capability to do this - it would be ideal to be integrated into these forums. But I'm sure there's a better PHP document repository script out there that includes comments and other features like that.
In terms of hosting, I can see 3 main options:
1. Hosted at Bibleworks.com. This would be by far the ideal solution, but would require BW staff and space and bandwidth etc. What do you guys think? It would be awesome to have this as an official BW repository and the BW site has the most visibility and bandwidth and likelikhood for people to participate. BW is already known as a great software product with great staff support - how cool to extend that to include an officially supported collaboration repository for users to share files...
2. If BW doesn't go for that, a bunch of us could register a site like www.bwusers.com or something like that. I know of some cheap hosting services that wouldn't be too bad if a few of us went in together and we could set up a bunch of admins so that many of us can monitor it and make sure its working correctly. I'd have no problem setting this up.
3. Some individual could host it. I wouldn't necessarily mind doing this, but it just doesn't seem like the ideal solution to rely on a single person and makes it much less likely to get involvement of BW users and broad visibility. But if the other options don't get support, this could be an option.
I think this has a lot of potential to grow into an amazing resource to share versions, searches, diagrams, color files, etc. - really allowing us as BW users to collaborate as we study God's Word.
I hear you!Quote:
Originally Posted by chiefplt
I think that such a service would be excellent. I agree that it would be wrong to give it over to an individual. It would have to be maintained by some group or by Bibleworks. The only problem that I can forsee with Bibleworks hosting the site is the possibility of problems when it comes to some sort of copyright suit! If someone makes a database and does not cover their own bases, I am sure the folks in BW would rather avoid the issue. On the other hand, if the disclaimer is blatantly made that BW does not hold itself responsible for these texts, then I can imagine it working.
What do you think Mike B. and Mike T?
If a group got together to host something like this, then count me in! I'd love to help, but I can see the disadvantages of relying on my own consistency with this thread...finals are coming up...papers are coming due...
Do we have to seach the thread, or is there a central repository for us to upload files to?Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie
JDarlack is constantly updating the very first post in this entire thread to contain all the links. (Thanks Jim!)Quote:
Originally Posted by wezlo
In addition there are several URL's at the bottom of that very first post that contain links to websites that have already been created as containers for files submitted. Ideally, they should be mirrors of the same information perhaps but no matter, the first message in this thread has all the data.
a big thank you for having all these great add-ons. i'm excited to get my hands on these things..
since we're on the subject...any way that you could get a copy of the new world translation for bw?
The New World Translation is under copyright by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania and International Bible Students Association (my copy is copyright 1984). For the database to be distributed, someone would have to get permission from the Watch Tower, and somehow, I doubt they would give it! :)Quote:
Originally Posted by samuelholder
I downloaded the APE and APM files, and put both in the userdb folder. Wehn I try to compile them, I receive a message that says that I need a coresponding TXT file. As far as I can tell, I have it. What am I missing?
Pr. Timothy J. Landskroener