SUGGESTION: Logos. help yourself, help your users all in one simple table.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Feb 25 2020 6:15 PM
  1. In the forums recently a longtime Logos user asked a question that Verbum users were far more apt to be able to answer - the source of a non-Biblical item re: Peter the apostle
  2. So I did the obvious - referred him to Eusebius and the Acts of Peter.
  3. What I forgot: There is no way for a user unfamiliar with the wide variations in how the apocrypha/pseudepigrapha is named and no knowledge of where the manuscripts were found to guess correctly what anthology is most apt to contain them ... there is no way such a user will find what resource they need to purchase in Logos to get the text with the information they want.

Logos needs to provide tables for the following literature

  1. Old Testament contextual literature such as that in Hallo, William W., and K. Lawson Younger. The Context of Scripture. Leiden;  New York: Brill, 1997–.
  2. Old Testament pseudepigrapha and apocrypha
  3. Dead Sea Scroll Literature
  4. Nag Hammadi Literature
  5. New Testament pseudepigrapha and apocrypha
  6. Early Church Fathers

These list should contain:

  • author
  • title
  • alternative titles
  • reference format/milestone format - for searching one's own library for the work
  • resources available in the Faithlife stores that contain the work

Armed with that information the original poster would not have posted back that they couldn't find the resource on the Logos site and I wouldn't have spent the time finding the information for him.

Logos would win, the OP would win, I would win if only Logos paid attention to making short works visible.

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Nick Steffen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 16 2020 9:23 AM

Amen! Yes

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 16 2020 9:57 AM

Agree ... one really doesn't know this need, until you're thinking 'who??'

Today's 'who' was St Macarius the Spirit-Bearer. He caught my eye relative to Coptic in today's Another Co's sale. Surprisingly, Logos has a bunch (cheaper reg price, too).

Apparently, Maccarius the Egyptian is his Logos moniker (vs the Antiochan)

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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