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#1 Paul Raybould

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Posted Today, 06:30 AM

I typically read scripture on my iPad with 2 Panes. The top is the bible, and commentaries below. It is very powerful to include other's insights (and be able to switch between them). We often see references like this from Adam Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 9:14. He obviously read older saints' writings, and many of them are now digitized - even as part of Accordance.
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"... Cyril, Athanasius sometimes, Damascenus, Chrysostom, and some others. But the common reading is supported by ABD**, and others, besides the Syriac, all the Arabic, Armenian, AEthiopic, Athanasius generally, Theodouret, Theophylact, and ... "
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I have Church Father's Collections / Modules and wondered if there is a way to reference their comments on verses in the same (or similar) way as we can switch between other commentaries?

Thanks in advance,

#2 Mark Allison

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Posted Today, 06:40 AM

There really isn't a way to do that with the traditional Church Fathers resources. The problem is that the Fathers never wrote in a commentary format, for the most part. However, there is a resource that attempts to do just what you've described, sorting through all the Church Fathers' comments on a particular passage, and organizing them in a commentary format. It's called the "Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture" and is available in Accordance:


http://www.accordanc...d=ACCS Complete

#3 R. Mansfield

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Posted Today, 06:44 AM

Paul, do you have the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture?

http://www.accordanc...d=ACCS Complete

Would this do what you're wanting to do?

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#4 Dan Francis

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Posted Today, 07:03 PM

I am not !00% sure what Paul wants, but I would like the ability to open up a secondary panel in works like the fathers this secondary panel need not even be overly flexible but I want to have the ability to have a Bible open with many works that currently are one resource only. For example in photo guide 4 rather than hoping open a pop up window for scriptures I would like to have 1/4 width panel i can open to read freely for context and other passages that pop to mind. Right now I do this by using accordance simultaneously on my iPhone and iPad but often it would be nice to have just my iPad.



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