SUGGESTION: Red Letter Old Testament

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Tommy Miller | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 23 2012 6:00 PM

An open suggestion to Bob Pritchett and the Logos Forums.

Thank You for taking time to consider this idea.

I have a Red Letter Bible that has all of the words of God in red (both OT & NT). It makes it easy to distinguish God speaking to Moses vs. Moses speaking to the children of Israel. When the Angel of the Lord speaks, the words are in red. When a prophet echoes "Thus saith the LORD . . .," those words are in red. Etc.

It is a wonderful study tool for some things, distracting for others. But I would love to have the OT Red Letter option amidst all of the other great features in Logos 5. It seems very simple to add a "Use Red Letter OT (Yes or No)" and a "Use Red Letter NT (Yes or No)" to the Program Settings.

What do you think?

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 23 2012 6:29 PM

Tommy Miller:

I have a Red Letter Bible that has all of the words of God in red (both OT & NT).

I have never seen such a bible. What is the name of it? I am interested. I have been using the "Speaker Label" in L5, however, I would love to see the words of God in red or even another color.

 

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Tommy Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 23 2012 7:07 PM

It is called the "Word of God Holy Bible"

www.swordbible.org

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2012 9:01 AM

I believe the plan is to add Visual Filters for the Reported Speech data in a future release (currently represented by megaphones). Assuming that happens, then you'll be able to highlight different speakers in whatever color you wish, including of course words spoken by God in red. 

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Tommy Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2012 9:20 AM

Sean,

I am looking forward to it. I hope it happens soon.

Thank You.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2012 10:10 AM

Sean Boisen:

I believe the plan is to add Visual Filters for the Reported Speech data in a future release (currently represented by megaphones). Assuming that happens, then you'll be able to highlight different speakers in whatever color you wish, including of course words spoken by God in red. 

Wouldn't that require that the reported speech data includes both open quote and close quote data? As it is now, and as I understand it, it only includes the open quote data.

The open quote data is much easier to tag, since it's not always clear when the close quote comes in the text. For example does the Jesus speech to Nicodemus, which begins in John 3:10 end at v 15 or v 21? Often in the prophets, it's difficult to determine whether a prophecy is God's direct speech or the prophet's inspired commentary on / interpretation of what God has said. In other words no matter how you resolve these difficulties, you are sure to be met with disagreement.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2012 10:14 AM

Richard DeRuiter:
does the Jesus speech to Nicodemus, which begins in John 3:10 end at v 15 or v 21?

But this tagging decision has been made by all the red-letter-bibles anyway.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2012 11:03 AM

NB.Mick:

Richard DeRuiter:
does the Jesus speech to Nicodemus, which begins in John 3:10 end at v 15 or v 21?

But this tagging decision has been made by all the red-letter-bibles anyway.

You're right. I should have used an example from the OT. Even so, this decision is made by the publisher of the version. Logos tags for this on the original language text for the rev.int's, which carries across  translations. So there's a potential for Logos' tagging to disagree with a publishers tagging, unless they tag each rev.int. individually.

(I didn't notice the issue, since I leave the red letters off. It's all God's Word, the red no more than the black. I was just trying to speak to the technical and intepretive problems Logos would have to deal with to accomplish this goal. Personally, I don't think it's worth it.)

EDITED for a typo.

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2012 11:12 AM

Tommy Miller:

It is called the "Word of God Holy Bible"

www.swordbible.org

Thanks Tommy. Smile

 

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 24 2012 11:14 AM

Sean Boisen:

I believe the plan is to add Visual Filters for the Reported Speech data in a future release (currently represented by megaphones). Assuming that happens, then you'll be able to highlight different speakers in whatever color you wish, including of course words spoken by God in red. 

Wow. That would be a great feature.

Thanks Sean

 

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