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#1 turnsouth

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:55 PM

Just wondered if there would be any possibility to adding a download area for the Classics in e-Sword format?

 

Authors like: Dickens, Shakespeare, Homer, etc...

 

 



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

A usefull idea, but I would begin with the classics of antiquity; i.e. Cicero, Sophocles, etc. They are nearer the world of ther Bible, and may help to understand that time



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:35 AM

They would have to be either topic files or reference book files. 

 

There are a great number of STEP file books available both free and premium.  e-Sword has a built in the STEP reader (under the Tools tab).  I have Bunyon and several other classics in that format

 

Most of the Classics are readily available through Project Gutenberg as text files.

 

https://archive.org/details/gutenberg

 

With these resources available, wouldn't an e-Sword version be slightly redundant?


Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, (Jeremiah 9:23-24a)
 

"Defenders of the faith are inclined to be bitter until they learn to walk in the light of the Lord. When you have learned to walk in the light of the Lord, bitterness and contention are impossible." --Oswald Chambers, in Biblical Psychology from The Quotable Oswald Chambers.

 

 

 


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

They would have to be either topic files or reference book files. 

 

There are a great number of STEP file books available both free and premium.  e-Sword has a built in the STEP reader (under the Tools tab).  I have Bunyon and several other classics in that format

 

Most of the Classics are readily available through Project Gutenberg as text files.

 

https://archive.org/details/gutenberg

 

With these resources available, wouldn't an e-Sword version be slightly redundant?

 

True, it would be redundant, but the likewise could be said of most anything. For example, with a few word changes:

 

" e-Sword has a built in the STEP reader (under the Tools tab).  I have Spurgeon and several other references in that format

 

Most theological reference works are readily available in a myriad of different ways on the internet..."

 

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:16 AM

True, it would be redundant, but the likewise could be said of most anything. For example, with a few word changes:

 

" e-Sword has a built in the STEP reader (under the Tools tab).  I have Spurgeon and several other references in that format

 

Most theological reference works are readily available in a myriad of different ways on the internet..."

 

:) 

 

True enough, having many works  accessible through one "reader" so you can use them without a "this is how I open/access this particular work as opposed to the six other ways and multiple links" "list. 

 

But most theological references works are much easier to use when they are linked with the verses (in the case of commentaries) or words (in the case of dictionaries) that they are discussing allowing nearly seamless assistance in sculptural study.  It is also nice when verses cited in the various works are "tool Tiped" so that you can read them without opening a second piece of software (or iteration of the first). 

 

I seldom get much use from the topic and reference files I download....they form a list of "books I will read one of theses days as my other, more primary, studies allow". 

 

I guess I don't see the point in using a program that is designed to study scripture as a "master library" program when there are so many other programs that will handle being "master librarian/reader" equally as well, or perhaps even better as they can be written with specialty features to enhance that particular use.. 


Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, (Jeremiah 9:23-24a)
 

"Defenders of the faith are inclined to be bitter until they learn to walk in the light of the Lord. When you have learned to walk in the light of the Lord, bitterness and contention are impossible." --Oswald Chambers, in Biblical Psychology from The Quotable Oswald Chambers.

 

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

The biggest advantage that I see would be in sermon preparation, especially if one uses the e-Sword editor for said preparation. 



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

I cannot speak to that, as I am not a Pastor, hence have no sermons to write.   I am, however, a Sunday School teacher who writes his own curricula so perhaps there is a bit of "overlap."  (BTW, at 67 I am one of the youngest members of the class.)

 

I must also admit that over the years I have preferred sermons that cited scripture with periodic forays into the historic and cultural background of the scriptures being discussed, and the occasional  Greek/Hebrew word study to clarify meanings.  And my lesson plan tends to mirror this.

 

Perhaps I have missed something because my Pastrors have not quoted much (if any) Shakespear or Aristotle, but but since I have read them on my own (even to the point of doing some "theater in the park" Shakespear, Aristhnese, Aeschylus and the like), I don't feel deprived.


Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, (Jeremiah 9:23-24a)
 

"Defenders of the faith are inclined to be bitter until they learn to walk in the light of the Lord. When you have learned to walk in the light of the Lord, bitterness and contention are impossible." --Oswald Chambers, in Biblical Psychology from The Quotable Oswald Chambers.

 

 

 





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