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#1 Tony Lawrence

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:59 AM

I have owned the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible for about four years in print. It is an excellent Atlas. It is a little bulkily to take on Bible Land Tours but would certainly be helpful. When I saw it released this morning I purchased it immediately. It has superior maps and illustrations that can be dropped into presentation software and the text by Dr. Rasmussen is current and clearly written. I look forward to taking it with me on tours on my iPad. I highly recommend this module. 


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

If you haven't already, can you post this review on the product page?


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

Rick--are you interested in reviews from folks who have just used/read the hard copies?


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:24 PM

Rick--are you interested in reviews from folks who have just used/read the hard copies?

 

Helen can confirm, but my assumption is that we ideally want reviews of our products. But, I imagine a review of even the print edition would be helpful for those contemplating a purchase.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:51 PM

Just for the record. While I have read the print edition, I actually went through the graphics on the Accordance module before writing my recommendation. I wanted to make sure the graphics looked as good in the module as they did in the book. They do! Plus, one can zoom in certain sections of a map making it excellent for use in teaching or while riding on a bus on a Bible Land tour. I can visualize showing people map 'Galilee and the Huleh Valley" while staying at Tiberias. 


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

Ah, yes--I didn't mean that in reference to you, Tony! Was just looking for a clarification. I don't usually post reviews unless I own the Accordance module in question. I only asked because I have read and reviewed (in print) the OT Criticism book and Devotions on the GNT, which were both good. However, I think folks could easily find those via the Web without my posting reviews to the Accordance page.

 

Glad to hear you like the Atlas--I have it in print, and was debating getting it in Accordance, too, for the reasons you mention.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

P.S. The print edition combines an index and dictionary for place names. I know many Accordance modules don't include indeces (they don't need to), but is the dictionary included? Looked like (from the product page) place names are hyperlinked to the definition found in that index.

 

Also, is the two-page timeline in the back included?


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:15 PM

P.S. The print edition combines an index and dictionary for place names. I know many Accordance modules don't include indeces (they don't need to), but is the dictionary included? Looked like (from the product page) place names are hyperlinked to the definition found in that index.

 

Also, is the two-page timeline in the back included?

 

Yes.

 

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:24 PM

What size and resolution are the images, please?

 

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:44 PM

Nice! Thanks, Rick!


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:07 PM

Can I use my Accordance Basic Credit for this? :)
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:56 AM

You can use the credit for anything you want, in our store.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:15 AM

What size and resolution are the images, please?

 

Thanks

 

It probably varies, but with this resource we processed the images from 'raw' files (.eps, .psd, .tiff) with minimal compression as we do all graphic intensive resources. We want users to be able to use the images in presentations and studies. 


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:15 AM

Are the images searchable?


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:30 PM

You can use the credit for anything you want, in our store.

 

How is the credit used?  I have the email confirmation, and I've bought this Atlas along with a couple other books the past two days, but the $10 isn't applied, and I don't see where to apply the $10.  Thanks for any help!



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

How would you compare Zondervan Atlas to Carta's New Century Handbook & Atlas / Sacred Bridge?

What would be the benefits - strong points of Zondervan Atlas in comparison?

 

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated :)

 
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:05 PM

In my personal opinion 'Sacred Bridge' is a historical monograph supplemented and supported with some great graphics. The technical research packed into it is bar-none; it's in a different league than Zondervan.

 

The Zondervan Atlas is much more approachable, and probably comparable to the concise 'New Century Handbook & Atlas.' However, I'd say even then the two (Zondervan & New Century) would complement each other nicely. I'll be using both for my own research and study.

 

Hope this helps…


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:58 PM

sfarson: please write to orders and ask them to check on the credit. It should have been automatically applied to the order you placed AFTER the credit was put into your account, but that can take a day or two.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

Very tempting!  I've got it on my wish list.  If I want the discount, I can't keep it there for long, can I?


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