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#81 Ken Simpson

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

Just for the record, CNTTS is $99 normal price...so definitely not $200!  :)


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

I'm currently considering whether I should make any further investments in Church history and theology resources. Particularly under consideration is whether I should get a multi-volume work on Church, or whether I should narrow down my forthcoming library investments:

If you're interested in theology, you might enjoy the writings of the church fathers

 

 

 

 

Now I saw this alarming post: http://www.accordanc...ic=8436&p=37282 ... it's as I thought. Updating the software will cost aproximately as much as I thought. I would need to update Accordance at least 3 times. At ~$70 a time, that would be $210 during a lifetime of 24 years.

 

 

 

I would also be glad if I get replies in: NIDNTT as dictionary (only Starter and UBS Handbook)? Reply there.


Edited by Unix, 24 February 2013 - 11:53 AM.

Please SEE THIS recent LINK about Bible versions: https://www.christia...curate.7926578/
NPP and English translations and commentaries as well as as a bit about learning the original languages: https://www.christia...posts/72219172/
Commentaries: https://community.lo...795.aspx#830795
I think the best Accordance base is to buy HALOT (and BDAG) used, and then upgrade to Hebrew Pro. I have never bought a Collection with actual content but am holding on to the working configuration I have so far and am going to buy version 13 Hebrew Pro. /Apr. 6. 2018 - the very last day it was possible to get (if having contacted while the sale lasted) version 12 at 35% off + individual upgrade pricing:
acchebrewpro.without.versionnumber.jpg
I'm growing only my Accordance and print libraries (EDIT March 28. 2018: I now really have quit altogether placing new orders elsewhere) and printed matter nowadays only through the sites biblio and alibris. I also occasionally duplicate things, depending on price. I don't buy Collections/base-packages at all, to me an OK print library is a Collection/base-package and is bragging-rights, a mid-size Collection would not be!! Books copyrighted in the most recent Years (2011 and later) have to be truly exceptional for me to buy them - this is a strategy I'm going to stick to. I very rarely have to add any lexicons or Bible Dictionaries, I access them wherever, under Accordance I have bought HALOT and BDAG used. Otherwise I prefer BAGD actually which I have under L6.9. The best One-Volume Bible commentary is Oxford Bible Commentary.
NAB70 OT and L6 functionality including Chineze (which I don't speak/read) under spare account.
The Oxford Bible Commentary under other one pretty large current account that is the one I actually use. /Oct. 16. 2017 Edited Jan. 14. 2018. 

yesterday was 2 years since I returned from an archaeological trip to Turkey. /Apr 16. 2016 A bit of interest in Akkadian or Babylonian. /Apr. 2016
The toughest computer I have is: 8GB W7 i3 3110 3rd gen Ivy Bridge (since it's W7 Professional and huge battery that actually can be gripped while carrying it open + a second "slice" battery) - on which I have Accordance 10. | Until 1½ Years ago I had: 8GB W10 AMD FX-7600P (since it's AMD:s best laptop CPU - I LOVE AMD). 
My desktop has the excellent value for money G2030 CPU Ivy Bridge it's the one on which I have Accordance 12 Starter installed. /March 28. 2018
For satetite commuting a very old laptop just for emailing, dating sites, browsing for gear and tools for my Sole trader firm but not for Bible Stydy softwares, with graphics driver last version from 2009, Core 2 Extreme CPU, 4GB RAM (maxed), SSD 128 GB, three very old batteries.
 
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

Now I saw this alarming post: http://www.accordanc...ic=8436&p=37282 ... it's as I thought. Updating the software will cost aproximately as much as I thought. I would need to update Accordance at least 3 times. At ~$70 a time, that would be $210 during a lifetime of 24 years.

 

Not to quibble, but the last several upgrades (e.g. Accordance 9 to Accordance 10; also 8 to 9) was $49.99 ($59.99 for 7 to 8) and such upgrades are always major. Yet 10.0 to 10.1 to 10.x has always been no cost, and many times includes major improvements. The initial purchase for 10 is $49.99 for new users, so your $70 may be high (though inflation could kick in).


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

I would be updating at least 3 steps at a time:

Not to quibble, but the last several upgrades (e.g. Accordance 9 to Accordance 10; also 8 to 9) was $49.99 ($59.99 for 7 to 8)


Please SEE THIS recent LINK about Bible versions: https://www.christia...curate.7926578/
NPP and English translations and commentaries as well as as a bit about learning the original languages: https://www.christia...posts/72219172/
Commentaries: https://community.lo...795.aspx#830795
I think the best Accordance base is to buy HALOT (and BDAG) used, and then upgrade to Hebrew Pro. I have never bought a Collection with actual content but am holding on to the working configuration I have so far and am going to buy version 13 Hebrew Pro. /Apr. 6. 2018 - the very last day it was possible to get (if having contacted while the sale lasted) version 12 at 35% off + individual upgrade pricing:
acchebrewpro.without.versionnumber.jpg
I'm growing only my Accordance and print libraries (EDIT March 28. 2018: I now really have quit altogether placing new orders elsewhere) and printed matter nowadays only through the sites biblio and alibris. I also occasionally duplicate things, depending on price. I don't buy Collections/base-packages at all, to me an OK print library is a Collection/base-package and is bragging-rights, a mid-size Collection would not be!! Books copyrighted in the most recent Years (2011 and later) have to be truly exceptional for me to buy them - this is a strategy I'm going to stick to. I very rarely have to add any lexicons or Bible Dictionaries, I access them wherever, under Accordance I have bought HALOT and BDAG used. Otherwise I prefer BAGD actually which I have under L6.9. The best One-Volume Bible commentary is Oxford Bible Commentary.
NAB70 OT and L6 functionality including Chineze (which I don't speak/read) under spare account.
The Oxford Bible Commentary under other one pretty large current account that is the one I actually use. /Oct. 16. 2017 Edited Jan. 14. 2018. 

yesterday was 2 years since I returned from an archaeological trip to Turkey. /Apr 16. 2016 A bit of interest in Akkadian or Babylonian. /Apr. 2016
The toughest computer I have is: 8GB W7 i3 3110 3rd gen Ivy Bridge (since it's W7 Professional and huge battery that actually can be gripped while carrying it open + a second "slice" battery) - on which I have Accordance 10. | Until 1½ Years ago I had: 8GB W10 AMD FX-7600P (since it's AMD:s best laptop CPU - I LOVE AMD). 
My desktop has the excellent value for money G2030 CPU Ivy Bridge it's the one on which I have Accordance 12 Starter installed. /March 28. 2018
For satetite commuting a very old laptop just for emailing, dating sites, browsing for gear and tools for my Sole trader firm but not for Bible Stydy softwares, with graphics driver last version from 2009, Core 2 Extreme CPU, 4GB RAM (maxed), SSD 128 GB, three very old batteries.
 
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#85 Joel Brown

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

The updates are up to you - we never force people to update.  People can still happily use Accordance 5 and their old content if they want.  But, if you choose to pay for an update your computer or OS that isn't compatible with the older software, you may also have to update Accordance.  But, thats your choice, we will never force anything.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

Yeah I know, I had that in mind:

But, if you choose to pay for an update your computer or OS that isn't compatible with the older software, you may also have to update Accordance.


Please SEE THIS recent LINK about Bible versions: https://www.christia...curate.7926578/
NPP and English translations and commentaries as well as as a bit about learning the original languages: https://www.christia...posts/72219172/
Commentaries: https://community.lo...795.aspx#830795
I think the best Accordance base is to buy HALOT (and BDAG) used, and then upgrade to Hebrew Pro. I have never bought a Collection with actual content but am holding on to the working configuration I have so far and am going to buy version 13 Hebrew Pro. /Apr. 6. 2018 - the very last day it was possible to get (if having contacted while the sale lasted) version 12 at 35% off + individual upgrade pricing:
acchebrewpro.without.versionnumber.jpg
I'm growing only my Accordance and print libraries (EDIT March 28. 2018: I now really have quit altogether placing new orders elsewhere) and printed matter nowadays only through the sites biblio and alibris. I also occasionally duplicate things, depending on price. I don't buy Collections/base-packages at all, to me an OK print library is a Collection/base-package and is bragging-rights, a mid-size Collection would not be!! Books copyrighted in the most recent Years (2011 and later) have to be truly exceptional for me to buy them - this is a strategy I'm going to stick to. I very rarely have to add any lexicons or Bible Dictionaries, I access them wherever, under Accordance I have bought HALOT and BDAG used. Otherwise I prefer BAGD actually which I have under L6.9. The best One-Volume Bible commentary is Oxford Bible Commentary.
NAB70 OT and L6 functionality including Chineze (which I don't speak/read) under spare account.
The Oxford Bible Commentary under other one pretty large current account that is the one I actually use. /Oct. 16. 2017 Edited Jan. 14. 2018. 

yesterday was 2 years since I returned from an archaeological trip to Turkey. /Apr 16. 2016 A bit of interest in Akkadian or Babylonian. /Apr. 2016
The toughest computer I have is: 8GB W7 i3 3110 3rd gen Ivy Bridge (since it's W7 Professional and huge battery that actually can be gripped while carrying it open + a second "slice" battery) - on which I have Accordance 10. | Until 1½ Years ago I had: 8GB W10 AMD FX-7600P (since it's AMD:s best laptop CPU - I LOVE AMD). 
My desktop has the excellent value for money G2030 CPU Ivy Bridge it's the one on which I have Accordance 12 Starter installed. /March 28. 2018
For satetite commuting a very old laptop just for emailing, dating sites, browsing for gear and tools for my Sole trader firm but not for Bible Stydy softwares, with graphics driver last version from 2009, Core 2 Extreme CPU, 4GB RAM (maxed), SSD 128 GB, three very old batteries.
 
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

I would be glad if I get more opinions on the UBS Handbook - whether it's a good purchase, and which dictionary to add?

In addition to that: what lexicon should I add?

 

I'm a very big fan of the UBS Handbooks. My favourite lexicon is BDAG.






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