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#1 Ploni

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:46 PM

I noted that late last year a one volume abridgment of Clines' Classical Hebrew Dictionary was published. I have six volumes of the unabridged and incomplete work which I have found to be extremely useful. The great value of Clines' work is that it is careful in every instance to set words in their syntactical relations. Students who want to know more than just a word's meaning will greatly benefit from this. Also, the glosses given under each entry make it a treasure trove for students who may wish to learn basic definitions. There are no such glosses in HALOT for instance, where the ordering of words is not in terms of frequency of use but in terms of concreteness. In addition one finds statistical analysis of words in DCH which is not the case consistently in HALOT. Another advantage of Clines over HALOT is that every word and phrase in DCH is translated into English. Finally, one should say that the definitions offered in DCH, have a natural English flow, always make sense, and stand in the great tradition of English Bibles and that of BDB (the definitions in BDB and Clines often correspond). The one difficulty for me with such a large work has been finding things in it. Obviously, an electronic edition would be ideal. Is this work likely to available on Accordance in the near future?

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

I too would like to see this dictionary in Accordance.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:50 PM

We are working on it, shouldn't be long now. Thanks for the endorsement.
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:16 PM

We are working on it, shouldn't be long now. Thanks for the endorsement.


Awesome!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:26 PM

If only he had also included the Hebrew of the Mishnah it would be that much better.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

I note that as of January 2010 you were working on making Clines' DCH available and that it "shouldn't be long now." Now That we are looking back from a year later, I would very much appreciate an update on progress toward making this extremely important resource available to Accordance users.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

The Concise DCH was released last year, 2010. The Complete set has only just been completed in print, I believe, and it will be a while until we can release it as a module.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

Any news on making the unabridged version available?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:29 AM

We hope to release it next month.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

Wow, great news!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:36 AM

I see the unabridged version is now available. Can you tell me how much disk space it takes?

Thanks

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

The entire 8 volumes is only about 100 MB, since we can compress text much more effectively that images. It isn't quite ready for release yet, as we are waiting for one more file from the publishers.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

The webpage for this still says "To be released late November 2012". I wondered, it being the last day of November an' all, if there was any update?

Thanks.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

We encountered a last minute glitch, an entire section was missing. We now have that file from the publisher and are working as fast as we can to add it in.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

We encountered a last minute glitch, an entire section was missing. We now have that file from the publisher and are working as fast as we can to add it in.


Thank you Helen!
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

I know I must sound as irritating as a broken record (broken CD or corrupt iPod download, if you're from a later generation). But, any news? The special offer now only has a couple of weeks left to run, and I'm worried I might actually miss the announcement that it's released.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

...The special offer now only has a couple of weeks left to run, and I'm worried I might actually miss the announcement that it's released.


My personal experience is that Accordance has been very good about special pricing. Sale items sometimes include soon to be released modules, so if you purchase Clines during the sale period, you have the advantage of the discount and the module will eventually appear in Easy Install once it is ready.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

We're reviewing the module with the missing content added back in as I type (or rather I'll get back to it after I type this!). This will serve as a first release, with another update in the works that will include additional hyperlinks that we felt could wait so that we can get this out as soon as possible.

If you purchase it now, we will announce the release and it will appear in your account automatically.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

I've made so much noise about this over the last few months, that now it's available I thought I should express my gratitude, and let out a little "wey hey hey!" (I've no idea how to spell this colloquialism).

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

Almost all references to DSS in the new DCH are not hyperlinked to the scrolls databases.
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