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Thread: What would you like to see in BibleWorks 10?

  1. #61
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    Default No, need for grief

    Quote Originally Posted by basilides View Post
    ...I thought BibleWork's modules were extras, add-ons, add-ins, or whatever they are called, items that could be purchased separately and voluntarily by customers with special interests and needs...
    Basilides,

    You, thought right! So, no need for apologies.
    But translations in BibleWorks currently are not, "modules...add-ons, add-ins,..."

    Could, BibleWorks add the NETS as an add-on module?

    Why Doesn't BibleWorks Offer Bible Texts as Extra-Cost Add-on Modules?
    Our company feels that offering Bible texts as extra-cost add-on modules is counterproductive for three main reasons. One is that we want to be positioned as far as possible for charging money for the Word of God itself, and putting all offered Bible texts in the BibleWorks base package is so far our best avenue to accomplish this. The second is that offering Bible texts as modules is more expensive, both for the customer and for us. It’s more expensive for the customer because publishers, having a much lower volume on modules, charge more per module in an attempt to make up the difference. And it’s more expensive for us because the administrative overhead in preparing and licensing individual modules is much greater than that on the prorated administrative cost of having the text in our base package. Those extra module administrative costs would also have to be passed to the customer, driving up customer Bible text module prices still more. The third reason is that customers ordering Bible texts as modules will necessarily order only the few with which they’re familiar and thus lose a chance to become exposed to other texts with which they might have profitably acquainted themselves if browsing had been available. Publishers support us in this, eager to have their texts exposed to a wide audience
    .(link)

    However,
    basilides if you and others petition Oxford and there is enough demand maybe Oxford could change their minds and allow BibleWorks to package the NETS Bible with their software at no extra charge. If, you do petition count me in, too.
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    Surely they meant that to read

    we want to be positioned as far as possible from charging money for the Word of God itself
    Otherwise, it's kind of saying the opposite of what I think they mean.
    καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν ἵνα οἱ ζῶντες μηκέτι ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν, ἀλλὰ τῷ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἀποθανόντι καὶ ἐγερθέντι.

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    Default OK, then how about ...?

    Well, it looks like NETS is dead and buried, as far as BibleWorks is concerned, for three frankly hard to understand business / theological reasons.

    It would be useful to have access to the Göttingen LXX vs. Rahlfs LXX textual variants. Some of them are "available" online at IOSCS (http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/gopher/text/religion/biblical/lxxvar/), but it would be nice to have them rendered more user-friendly and included in BibleWorks 10.

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    Default Great Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by basilides View Post
    ...It would be useful to have access to the Göttingen LXX vs. Rahlfs LXX textual variants...
    It, really would!
    BibleWorks has some nice resources for NT textual critics, but not much for Hebrew Bible/OT.
    If, the GBS were willing to work with BibleWorks I am sure it will be possible. However, currently I have the feeling this might be difficult:


    See posts #14 and #19
    http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sho...ight=apparatus


    See post #5
    http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sho...ght=#post28382
    Brian K. Mitchell
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    Default IOSCS LXX Variants

    Well, then, because a huge amount of LXX variants were compiled at U of Penn (and are available online, but are hard to use), wouldn't it be easy (esp. cheaper) to work out some mutually advantageous arrangement so that a user-friendly edition of the LXX variants could be incomporated into BibleWorks 10? Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basilides View Post
    Well, then, because a huge amount of LXX variants were compiled at U of Penn (and are available online, but are hard to use), wouldn't it be easy (esp. cheaper) to work out some mutually advantageous arrangement so that a user-friendly edition of the LXX variants could be incomporated into BibleWorks 10? Just a thought.
    That, is a good thought and it should be a possibility after all BibleWorks already has the, CATSS/Tov Hebrew-Greek Parallel Aligned Text as part of their base-package So, BibleWorks must have some type of working relationship with U of Penn already.
    Brian K. Mitchell
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    Default Good News

    Quote Originally Posted by bkMitchell View Post


    It, really would!
    BibleWorks has some nice resources for NT textual critics, but not much for Hebrew Bible/OT.
    If, the GBS were willing to work with BibleWorks I am sure it will be possible. However, currently I have the feeling this might be difficult:
    We hope to have some good news soon to report on this front. Sorry to be so cryptic. Mike

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    Exciting! Very exciting!

    (My original post was just, "Exciting!" but I see it has to be at least 10 characters.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBushell View Post
    We hope to have some good news soon to report on this front. Sorry to be so cryptic. Mike
    Thanks, for the update!
    Brian K. Mitchell
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBushell View Post
    We hope to have some good news soon to report on this front. Sorry to be so cryptic. Mike
    My curiosity is piqued!
    καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν ἵνα οἱ ζῶντες μηκέτι ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν, ἀλλὰ τῷ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἀποθανόντι καὶ ἐγερθέντι.

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