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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 13 2016 12:05 AM

With the recent update to this resource, a refresher seems in order.

1. The Faithlife Study Bible (FSB) is unique in the text being commented on (bold text) is dynamic, reflecting the translation of your choice. To illustrate how this works, I make a collection of the translations supported by FSB.

2. I can then use that collection in the Text Comparison Tool to see where the texts actually differ so I can see which is actually displayed as the bold text.

3. Here I can see the "Default" corresponds with the LEB.

4. Here I can see that the text is changed to match the selected ESV.

5. The FSB advertised layered notes. Here we see the + - that controls the 2nd layer of notes. The black arrow points to what I believe is a Level 3 note. (I may be wrong).

6. Here we have en example of a feature box for a word study and a thumbnail link to an infographic.

7. Here is an example of a link to the Faithlife Lexham Bible Dictionary. As we will see later in the concordance tool, the FSB and LBD are closely linked.

8. Level 3 articles have the normal resource behavior for a resource preview and opening the resource. Here the link is to a Lexham Bible Guide which again is closely linked to the FSB.

9. A similar example of a link to the LBD - note creation not the symbol is the link.

10. Running a Concordance on the FSB, I see that there are more than 24,000 links - I have about half of resources referenced. I can also see what resource would add the most active links to my Bible - the first one with a locked symbol when the results are shown by count.

11. Note that the thumbnail brings up the Infographic form of an item.

12. The Inforgraphic form is not always identical to the Interactive form of the same data.

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 13 2016 1:14 AM

Wonderful work as usual. Thanks MJ.

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 13 2016 6:56 AM

Thanks, MJ. I had no idea such a powerful tool was hidden in plain sight.

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 13 2016 8:06 AM

Thanks, MJ; This is an excellent instruction.

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Alexxy Olu | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 13 2016 12:51 PM

I can only say WOW!

Much appreciated.

Thanks.

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 13 2016 2:37 PM

Thanks MJ I didn't know several of these points. Great job

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