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.
- 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.)