[sword-devel] Exegesis Software
jbrooks at kinex.net
Thu Aug 16 04:56:22 MST 2007
While I was in Seminary (98-00), I never got into using software that much
for exegesis. The software that could do adequate exegetical work was
well out of my price range. And, maybe it's simply my personality, but
I've never been able to do significant exegetical work with a computer.
It may also be the level at which I work with original languages now,
which isn't too deep. Those who rely heavily on them use software pretty
heavily. I can recall instances where professors using the Accordance
package for Mac would search on a specific case followed by a particular
verb, or particular pointings, tenses, etc in Hebrew. I'm not at that
To answer the other question, no we weren't taught to use computers a
great deal either.
<quote who="Anja Hofmann">
> First of all, I would like to thank all who responded to my first posting.
> Sorry for not responding earlier. In the meanwhile, I downloaded and
> tried the BibleDesktop package and enjoyed it very much. If one could
> take all those functions and integrate them into a web server, the
> result would be extremely useful and comprehensive.
> Paul Gear wrote:
>> I'd be interested in your comments & feedback. I'd also be *really*
>> interested in trying to turn this into something for my final year
>> project in my M.Div - any tips on how to make Bible-related software
>> development a viable topic in a theological degree? ;-)
> There is one question for which I could not get a full answer yet, but
> which would be very important to me:
> How do ministers/theologians/students of divinity actually work with
> such tools?
> Is there any specific workflow/procedure that is taught to students for
> analyzing texts?
> If you interviewed your fellow students/professors/reverends about
> whether and how they use electronic bibles and bible-related software,
> examined this, and compared their actual mode of work with the ideal way
> of using this software (e.g. features that are useful, but commonly
> ignored), maybe this would be relevant enough.
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Yours sincerely,
> Anja Hofmann
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