[BUG] Moffatt's NT Translation Wrongly Attributed (tagged) as a Bible Commentary

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Liam | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 3 2020 7:26 PM

One of my favorite old Bible Translations is Moffatt's translation, so I was excited to get it in Logos after the Word Search acquisition. However, the translation does't populate in my NT Bible comparison tools. It does however populate with my commentaries in the passage guide. This resource is NOT a commentary. It's a NT translation. See the product here.

Please Logos retag this resource to work as a Bible, not a commentary.

Thank you!

-would also love it if Logos would put his OT up on prepub. We have his NT, his commentaries. Now it makes sense to get his OT. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 3 2020 9:37 PM

The chances are that this is still in the process of conversion. Did you check the status page?

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 3:36 AM

MJ. Smith:
The chances are that this is still in the process of conversion.

I don't think so. This is a Logos Research resource that existed long before the WordSearch deal: 


The ToC of this NT doesn't look like a usual NT, since Moffat tried to arrange it according to the presumed writing dates, but other than that, we find the usual introductory remarks per book that will be in commentaries as well as many bibles, then bible text. Thus it should be type:bible, not type:"bible commentary".

Since bible index is shared between commentaries and bibles, the Historical NT will work for many uses, but not all: everywhere where type:bible is specified or assumed, such as in text comparison, Moffat's translation won't be shown as available to use.  

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 7:36 AM

I've got a case to look into this. There are a number of considerations we'll need to take into consideration when moving something from one type to a Bible.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 10:06 AM

NB, it’s a Bible. The only things in it that aren’t direct translations from NT Greek sources are the book introductions. Yes he re-orders some books, but that hardly makes this translation somehow a commentary. He does reorder some sections within books as well, but neither does that make it a commentary. There are no comments to be found at all. It’s a translation. Many other Bibles re-order books. That’s not a good reason to consider them commentaries. 

MJ maybe you’re correct. But it’s already functional. So I assumed it to be boxed packaged and sold if I can already use it. Maybe I’m wrong. 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 10:08 AM

Thank you Kyle. No comments in this one at all. It’s purely a Bible translation with some re-ordering. Only actual writing of Moffatt are in the short book introductions.

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