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#21 patchworkid

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

hi
it also can be found here http://www.biblesupp...s-cmt-of-ot-nt/

I tried to make it but it was tooo big for me. and Josh can do a better job

thanks
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#22 Josh Bond

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

the complete Lange's commentary is availble online in html http://www.biblestudyaids.net/


That's missing Job, as well. Actually, the deceptive part of these HTML files floating around is it claims to include Job. And it shows you what purports to be Job. But in fact, it's the Pulpit Commentary's Job not Lange's Job. Otherwise, that site has a copy of the Langes files that were on the other site went away.

That site is a good source of text, though.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

Because of the long comments, I see no way to divide the this text into a true verse-by-verse commentary, without moving the expository types of comments into the Chapter comment area--but then you've distorted the author's meaning by re-ordering sections and because most people will never see those chapter comments. Plus, if you removed the expository comments, many verses would effectively not have a comment. I don't see this as an option.

If you've read this far, your thinking I'm getting ready to kill this project (if you haven't read this far, then you have no business reading Lange's because he's way more verbose than I am!). To the contrary, I'm considering moving forward with the project. One reason is material from this website is frequently converted to other Bible software formats. So I'm encouraged it could be used. But I'd like to have your feedback.

You can read Lange's comments on Genesis 2 here: http://biblecommenta...lange/gen/2.htm

The formatting is not very good. It's all run together. Would we all agree: this text, as it sits on that website, is not very usable? It's not very readable?

Attached to this post is a test e-Sword commentary for Genesis 2 (see verses Gen 2:1-3 and Gen 2:4-25). All the formatting changes were made with a macro and took just a few seconds. It's not perfect--it's just it's a proof of concept. (i.e. one of the tables isn't well formatted, etc.)

My question: is this worth doing for e-Sword and does it stand a chance of really being used? Think of that as you look through this test commentary on Genesis 2. Compare the test e-Sword commentary for Gen 2 with the website above.

The rule of thumb here is: If I can make formatting changes with some code, then we can do it. But if it requires a lot of time per chapter to make Lange's usable, then Lange isn't doable because a lot of time per chapter times all the chapters = years of man hours.



I just realized how late into this conversation I came. I hope the conversion process goes well. I am looking forwrd to the results.




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Edited by Mj_, 15 March 2012 - 10:07 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:14 AM

That's missing Job, as well. Actually, the deceptive part of these HTML files floating around is it claims to include Job. And it shows you what purports to be Job. But in fact, it's the Pulpit Commentary's Job not Lange's Job. Otherwise, that site has a copy of the Langes files that were on the other site went away.

That site is a good source of text, though.


I contacted them and Job seems to have been fixed

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

Anxious to see this project become available. this is a treasured classic in the church that I attend. People spend lots of money to get copies of Langes commentaries.
It is certainy not a quick read as you mentioned, it is quite wordy.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

I contacted them and Job seems to have been fixed


Well that site was short lived.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:04 AM

Now that the biblestudyaids.net is down (for good?) I ask: what is the copyright of the html conversion of this commentary? Is it public domain, so I can host it on my site if I want to?

Seems like the files are not available anywhere anymore, except for the zip download at this site.

#28 Josh Bond

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:08 AM

Now that the biblestudyaids.net is down (for good?) I ask: what is the copyright of the html conversion of this commentary? Is it public domain, so I can host it on my site if I want to?

Seems like the files are not available anywhere anymore, except for the zip download at this site.


Langes is public domain. Some of their other material, like Lenske's Bible Commentary and others were not. Lenske's alone retails for $500 and is modernly written and therefore copyrighted. It's silly to even try to host something like that. I don't know if they were hacked or went down due to copyright issues, such as Lenske.

I wish I'd used a website copier to duplicate the public domain material.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

If someone would approach Tim Morton, of Bible Analyzer.com, he might be persuaded to let someone use his copy of Lange. He has it for sale for about $3 or some such. It's beautifully done. Just a thought.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

Lange's Commentary is now hosted here: http://uskojaelama.net/lange/

This is based on the files uploaded here: http://www.biblesupp...s-cmt-of-ot-nt/

1 Thessalonians and Job are missing. Are they available somewhere?

Also, some images mentioned in the html files seem to be missing.

(There are btw. extensive portions of Lenski's Commentary on Google Books for those who are interested.)

Edited by wilde, 24 March 2012 - 01:29 PM.





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