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#1 mgvh

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:22 AM

I regularly consult a synoptic gospels parallel in my work. When I'm working with a specific text, I do know that the Info window provides links to the synoptic parallels, but I most often want to see the Greek text (and an English translation) laid out in parallel columns. Accordance can do this and offers a number of resources:

  • Aland's Synopsis of the Four Gospels parallel is probably the most used one
  • Robertson's Gospel Harmony
  • Huck & Lietzmann's Synoptic Parallels (oddly, this has to be opened separately. It cannot be accessed in a parallels tab by switching to it from one of the other two parallels)

The problem is that these are not easily navigable.

  • One can search for Title, Title Number, or References which is helpful, but limited. E.g., let's say I want to find the passages that deal with Jesus' crucifixion. The Title Number doesn't help. I may not know the reference. So I search for "crucifixion" in Title, but the results I get are dependent on how the pericope has been labelled. I would get different results if I look for "cross."
  • The other navigation tool is the the small window in the upper right, but it takes a lot of scrolling to move around to other pericopes.
  • Another problem: If I open to a specific text, there is no way to way to navigate to the prior or following pericope.

Request:

  • Provide navigation buttons that let me go to prior/next pericope.
  • Provide a table of contents outline that can be opened on the left (like with tools and books) or a navigation box that can pop up (like the one in lower right with biblical texts). Aland has a full outline of 18 sections which are each divided into subsections.

Another request: Provide the front material. There is a lot of helpful information in Aland that does not appear to be available.

 

Thanks for considering this.

 

(Disclosure: Logos isn't perfect either. It does have have a navigable Table of Contents and does allow moving to prior/subsequent sections, but it doesn't have a way to display both Greek and English like Accordance does. That's important. I'm trying to do everything in Accordance, however, and that's why I'm asking.)


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#2 Donald Cobb

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 02:24 PM

Request:

  • Provide navigation buttons that let me go to prior/next pericope.
  • Provide a table of contents outline that can be opened on the left (like with tools and books) or a navigation box that can pop up (like the one in lower right with biblical texts). Aland has a full outline of 18 sections which are each divided into subsections.

Another request: Provide the front material. There is a lot of helpful information in Aland that does not appear to be available.

 

Thanks for considering this.

 

(Disclosure: Logos isn't perfect either. It does have have a navigable Table of Contents and does allow moving to prior/subsequent sections, but it doesn't have a way to display both Greek and English like Accordance does. That's important. I'm trying to do everything in Accordance, however, and that's why I'm asking.)

 

I second this! I've often had the same thoughts trying to use the parallel texts for the Gospels. I'm doing some research right now on the Sermon on the Mount and these issues come up regularly! Thanks for making the suggestion, and thanks to the Accordance team for taking it into consideration!


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#3 Fabian

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 03:03 PM

I requested to add the Parallels via the Tie function. So it is in Parallel with other texts.

 

And https://www.accordan...el/?hl=parallel


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ATTENTION: My bug reports are all with the GERMAN INTERFACE and with the EUROPEAN NOTATION! It can be the English interface has no bugs, I describe.

PLEASE!
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in nearer future.




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