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jmbpastor
08-21-2009, 05:15 PM
:)Hi. Has anyone been able to successfully link BW to either Pradis or Rick Meyers "E sword"? Just wondering.

John

ISalzman
08-24-2009, 10:55 AM
Yours was a good question, John. I've been watching to see if anyone would post anything in reply to your question. To this point, no one has. So I figured I would just add my comment. I too use Pradis, which is Zondervan's software engine. And since Zondervan never licenses out their proprietary content to other electronic publishers, one must have Pradis if one wants to view Zondervan content. And the reality is that Zondervan does have some excellent content. I particularly like the Expositor's Bible Commentary series which has some excellent volumes in it. When I study a text, I always go about it in the same order and fashion. I open BW first and do all my textual work, read the text in the original languages, compare the versions, consult the lexicons and grammars, etc. When I've pretty much completed that stage of my research, then and only then do I look at the commentaries. So I open Logos/Libronix next and read through the commentaries there. Lastly, I open Pradis to consult my Zondervan commentaries and resources. This is my typical routine and it generally works well for me. Is your work routine similar?

Irving

Joan Korte
08-24-2009, 11:53 AM
:)Hi. Has anyone been able to successfully link BW to either Pradis or Rick Meyers "E sword"? Just wondering.

JohnYes, I have BibleWorks linked to a specific verse in E-sword and I have it linked to a Pradis workspace.:)

ISalzman
08-24-2009, 11:59 AM
Yes, I have BibleWorks linked to a specific verse in E-sword and I have it linked to a Pradis workspace.:)

Thanks Joan. Is it possible to get a brief step by step procedure from you on how you set that up? Grateful for your response.

Irving

Joan Korte
08-24-2009, 12:04 PM
Here's a pdf file of the link to E-sword.

ISalzman
08-24-2009, 12:12 PM
Thanks, though I don't use E-Sword; I use Pradis. I hate to bother you one more time, but do you have anything specific to Pradis? Again, sorry, I don't mean to belabor you with requests. Thanks.

Joan Korte
08-24-2009, 12:14 PM
Here's a pdf of how I figured out a way to link to Pradis. You have to create a workspace in Pradis first of your favorite resources in your typical configuration and then save it, e.g.MyStudy. To make the link work in BibleWorks you have to refer back to the workspace file name and location. Hope this helps.

ISalzman
08-24-2009, 12:17 PM
Yes, excellent. Thanks Joan! I typically have Pradis configured according to my preferences (My Study). Again, thanks for the pdf!

Irving

Joan Korte
08-24-2009, 12:18 PM
You're welcome!

jmbpastor
08-24-2009, 03:36 PM
Wow! Finally someone has done it!:D
I am so happy to have started this thread.

In repsonse to the first reply to ISalzman:

Yes, pretty much! I use BW's first (like you do) to consut the original languages, etc. Then I will look at either the books I have through Libronix, Esword, or Pradis depending on what I am studying as well as the nature of the study itself. I wish I was more technically computer savvy... there has to be a way to link to pradis!

Kindest Regards and thanks to all!
John Mark

jmbpastor
08-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Hmmm. Although undoubtedly the Pradis link works :) it seems that there is no way as of yet to sync (or to jump) between BW & Pradis, (i.e. to have pradis open to any one partucluar spot. This is what is really needed in my opinion - one can open the Pradis refrence by just clicking on the icon on your desktop otherwise. Maybe some computer tech savvy person can figure this one out!

John

ISalzman
08-24-2009, 04:44 PM
Wow! Finally someone has done it!:D
I am so happy to have started this thread.

In repsonse to the first reply to ISalzman:

Yes, pretty much! I use BW's first (like you do) to consut the original languages, etc. Then I will look at either the books I have through Libronix, Esword, or Pradis depending on what I am studying as well as the nature of the study itself. I wish I was more technically computer savvy... there has to be a way to link to pradis!

Kindest Regards and thanks to all!
John Mark

All's well that ends well, John. I'm glad you started the thread too.

By the way, what resources do you have in Pradis that you find useful and helpful? As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I like The Expositors Bible Commentary series. But a resource I wouldn't mind having is the Hebrew lexicon edited by Van Gemeren.

jmbpastor
08-24-2009, 05:24 PM
Right now the one I use the most is the NIDNTT.

Other than that: I use some of their N.T. commentaries from time to time to gain additional perspective depending on what book I am currently studying. I am in the process of saving for a LOGOS based product. There are three books that I would really like to have that they offer. They are:

1. The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume
2. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (10 Volumes)
3. Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament (3 Volumes)
and four:
4. The Complete Word Study Dictionary: Old and New Testaments

From Pradis I would like to buy Mounces " Mounce's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words" just to compare with vine's, etc. I tried to download this with a coupon but the coupon has apparently expired. That stinks too :( because I am on a relatively small fixed income at present. ;)

Later,
John

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ISalzman
08-25-2009, 12:24 AM
All good stuff. May the Lord provide for you, John.

Irving

Glenn Weaver
08-26-2009, 10:45 AM
Hi John,

I'm not sure if you are aware of it, but the abridged Theological Dictionary of the NT and the Exegetical Dicationary of the NT are available as BibleWorks modules.

I'm not trying to dissuade you from getting another product, since I don't know your needs or style of study. I'm just pointing out that these are available if you wanted to use them within BibleWorks, since you already have BibleWorks.

jmbpastor
08-26-2009, 02:10 PM
No I wasn't aware! I would much rather support Bw's than Logos (for a number of reasons!) Thanks! :)

gixmi
09-12-2009, 10:27 AM
I have BibleWorks linked to a specific verse in E-sword and I have it linked to a Pradis workspace.