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    Default Bible dictionary

    I am new to BW have looked for a Bible Dictionary; is there one and will it help you pronounce the words? TIA

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    Welcome!

    Under "Resources", go to "Bible Dictionaries . . . "
    Under "Dictionaries" you then have the following options:

    Fausset Dictionary
    ISBE Encyclopedia
    Easton Dictionary

    They do not include audio for pronunciation help, however.
    The vocabulary files in Bibleworks ("Tools" -- "Vocabulary Flashcard Module") offer Greek and Hebrew pronunciation.

    Hope this gets you started!

    Ingo

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    Default Pronunciation of bible words

    It is a pity that many books about the bible and many bible dictionaries, do not give the standard pronunciation[s] of common bible words.

    I hear people reading to congregations stumbling over words that everyone in a former generation knew from Sunday School.

    It is ironic that some well-read folk, who don't get out much, sometimes have really crazy pronunciations of words, because the books give no guide.

    One little tip: did you know that all bible proper names that begin with CH should be pronounced KH, or less correctly, but acceptably K?

    I've heard many folk, including some very well-known preachers, mispronouncing names like Chaldees, Chilion, etc. This is why the NIV/TNIV and some other versions print some of these names with an initial K.
    David McKay
    Aussie Christian
    http://gontroppo.blogspot.com/
    What I'm Reading
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    Default Pronunciation

    And that doesn't even count those who would pronounce ga.r as "yap."

    Dale A. Brueggemann

    כִּי עֶזְרָא הֵכִין לְבָבוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֶת־תּוֹרַת יְהוָה וְלַעֲשֹׂת וּלְלַמֵּד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל חֹק וּמִשְׁפָּט (Ezra 7:10)


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    Default online pronunciation sites

    Well, you can use an online site like:
    http://netministries.org/bbasics/bbwords.htm
    I haven't check out all the pronunciations, but they seem good for ones I've checked.

    Now who is going to find a way to mash this up and integrate it into BibleWorks...??!!
    Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
    Professor of Biblical Studies
    Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
    ltsg.edu - CrossMarks.com
    Biblical Studies and Technological Tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale A. Brueggemann View Post
    And that doesn't even count those who would pronounce ga.r as "yap."
    that was pretty funny...
    Steve Watkins
    First Baptist Church, San Lorenzo Valley
    www.slvbaptist.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale A. Brueggemann View Post
    And that doesn't even count those who would pronounce ga.r as "yap."
    Wait -- what are you saying??
    Dan Phillips
    Books:Web presence:
    tfo+[]l;w> hw"hy> tr:AT-ta, vArd>li Abb'l. !ykihe ar"z>[, yKi

    s `jP'(v.miW qxo laer"f.yIB. dMel;l.W

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    @MGVH
    The very first word is Aaron - the recommended pronunciation is "EHR-uhn". A little further, Abednego = "uh-BEHD-nee-go."Sorry, too American for me!



    Well, you can use an online site like:
    http://netministries.org/bbasics/bbwords.htm
    I haven't check out all the pronunciations, but they seem good for ones I've checked.

    Now who is going to find a way to mash this up and integrate it into BibleWorks...??!!

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