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#1 Abram K-J

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

I would love it if Accordance were able to produce modules of John William Wevers's Notes on the Greek Text Of... series that covers each of the books of the Pentateuch. Publisher's page is here.

 

I don't believe these are currently available electronically anywhere, in any format.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:37 AM

The Septuaginta-Unternehmen made searchable PDFs available a few weeks ago.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:38 AM

I noticed those--was thrilled to see them. I thought those were the text histories, though. Are there the Notes, as well?


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

Just checked the site--no Notes on the Greek Text, though, James, if you know where any free/legal pdfs of those are, I'd love to hear about it.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:10 PM

Yes, I don't see the notes. I've mentioned these resources several times—along with a gamut of other LXX resources (and even creating several databases). There has been little interest. Perhaps if more people chime in.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:05 PM

I hate to say, "Another Bible software program seems to have just licensed this resource," but the fact that all 5 Notes on the Greek Text volumes have been publicly announced as in preparation elsewhere... makes me want to at least re-open this thread and see if other users would be interested in asking Accordance to pursue developing such resources? (Personally I'd rather have it here.)

 

Suffice it to say: Wevers + Accordance would = sweet.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 06:21 PM

It must have taken a lot of restraint not to say Wevers + Accordance would = (better than) Swete!

 

I, too, would love to see this in Accordance! Bring on the LXX resources!


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:16 PM

Well, at least we know there are three of us interested. :)


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:28 PM

I would be too. But I don’t count for much - except here! I am worth 25% at the moment!


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 06:20 PM

Count me in... I would love to see these in Accordance.  


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 03:46 AM

Did Ken's worth here just drop to 20%? And would he reckon that a good thing?  :P



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 03:15 PM

Yes it did, and I am gutted! Gutted!


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:54 PM

I hereby take back my support, so that Ken will feel better.   ;)



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for thinking of my feeling Matthew - but I’d rather have your support, I must decrease so our access to Weaver may increase.


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 03:22 PM

Count me in guys.  You have just fallen again Ken.  Hope you don't mind


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 03:58 PM

I'm getting used to it Phil... <_<


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:09 PM

Sounds good; but can you delineate the excellencies of this?

Anything sour?

 

And I am wondering what would be the cost of such a thing.

I would like to have it.


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:21 AM

I've only used it here and there (though have gone in-depth with a couple of passages), but it has seemed really helpful across the board. If memory serves, Wevers was particular that these were "Notes" (and not a commentary proper) compiled as a result of his work in editing the Göttingen Septuagint critical editions for the Pentateuch.

 

There's nothing like it, really--Brill has started its own Septuagint commentary series, and there is a volume on Genesis. But Wevers covers the whole Pentateuch, and often makes mention of the Hebrew, yet treats the Greek in its own right.

 

Not sure I can think of any drawbacks--it may leave some detailed analysis left to be desired, but these are "Notes," so it's understandable. Maybe someone else can weigh in.

 

In print I've rarely seen even a used hardback edition for less than $50; $35 or so for paperback, per volume. The pre-pub version elsewhere is under $150. Not sure how Accordance would price it, but $200 or under would be worth it, I would think.


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:27 AM

Hi Abram,

 

  I actually had the same question. Are these basically text critical notes, or grammatical notes or simply a variety of observations on the text of things that appear to have struck him as he was studying it ? These sound interesting but I'm not sure how much use I would make of them.

 

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:32 AM

I don't have my hard copy of Deuteronomy with me now to confirm, but I think his Text Histories (available free here) are more the text-critical side of things, and recall that matters of grammar and other textual observations are more the focus in the Notes.


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