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Do you prefer to use software or books to study Bible from?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Yeshua1, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member

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    especially those here who get into the original languages, do you still use big hardbacks, or now all on software packages?
     
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    In my personal study I only use software.

    No more kitchen table with piles of books and papers.
    Reference works, word and phrase search, and commentaries are easier and more assessable on the computer.

    I only use my hardback bible in church and for group study.

    What is your practice?

    Rob
     
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    I prefer software to study (just too many resources at the tip of my finger to ignore).
     
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    Bible at church and in cell group, but when doing serious studies, my Logos 5 !
     
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    As much as I like to complain about computers and technology, I have to admit now that there are so many great resources for study on the internet, that I prefer to do it online.

    I still have my library and I still use it, but it's so nice to be able to organize information via software resources.
     
  6. Yeshua1

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    Which software package?

    Mine is Logos 5 Silver package, and also have greek texy 4th edition and Greek Grammar by Dr Wallace on cd too!
     
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    I'm cheap. Long ago bought a wordsearch program (updated from the free one) and then added quite a bit to it. All said and done, I wish I had Logos but I have too much invested in wordsearch. I cannot use the program alone - still have to use quite a bit of books. BTW, I had the same issue with golf clubs. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Logos best IF you go for pricy package first, as their price per book is real high!

    have you checked out the greek morphology package for word search? looks good, and now 50% off!

    I used to run Gramcord, but with windows 7, no longer able to use that on windows!

    Would LOVE to get Accordance for windows, but still waiting for it to come out now!
     
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    I'll have to check it out. I did take Greek, but as I said before I am forgetful...so once again it's Greek to me. The description "Very few people learn Greek well enough to read the Greek New Testament unaided" suits me to a T.
     
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    I have to respect those like my pastor who went to Dfs and took 4 years Hebrew/ 5 of greek!
     
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    Respect and a ton of sympathy… Opus Dei ain’t got nothing compared to my experience studying Greek. Were I Catholic, my penance would be paid.
     
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    Given the ability to use multiple platforms (phone, tablet, & laptop) to accomplish so much, I've migrated most of my work to these devices and prefer using them.

    Since I'm a Mac guy, I use Accordance heavily because it is the best program imho. I've purchased a significant number of modules and such and have it really humming. I also use Logos though I find the program a but bulky and the add-ins insanely too expensive (except for development modules.) With more and more texts being converted to eBooks and other reading apps (Kindle, iBook, etc) there are more options out there.

    I had been using Gramcord on my windows 7 laptop (you just need to install a Virtual XP program.) It was good, I think they're all but dead these days, but Accordance far better.

    Anyways, I try to stay digital as much as possible. Scanning books is laborious, but I've done it. Too much of my research material is bound up in physical texts so that is still a factor.

    Most of my preaching and teaching research is done with digital solutions. :)
     
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    bibleworks looks also very good to me, but in order to match what I already have in Logos, looking at BIG moneies!

    Do want to get accordance for windows for original languages studies, and keep Logos for "library books!"
     
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    If for some reason I am pushed for time I go to software, but to me there is nothing better than an open book. I collect books so that has a lot to do with it. I need a big desk so I can spread my books out like I like.

    By the way I have a book I am looking to get rid of. It is called "The Great Supper or an illustration and defence of the leading Doctrines of Grace; in three discourses"

    It is dated 1847 appears to be an original copy. Its value is around 8 to 10 dollars. But I will just give it to you. If anyone would like it I will be glad to ship it to you. Just pm me your mailing info. Here is exactly what it looks like:

    https://archive.org/details/greatsupperorill00fair
     
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    Software. Olive Tree Bible Study APP, mostly.
     
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    that is Gramcord for smart phone, correct?
     
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