BUG (sort of) in Lexham Context Commentary

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 8 2020 1:34 PM

Note: if you type in an individual verse reference in the locator bar, you will be sent to one of the middle levels of the organization (paragraph or passage), not the verse/unit level.

Douglas Mangum, ed., Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2020).

What this means in real life: You link your Bible to the commentary. Your Bible eventually gets down to the verse being at the bottom of the pane. You scroll your Bible to see the next verse, or the end of the current verse. You commentary jumps back to a middle level - your place in the text completely lost.

Nice idea, but someone didn't think this through.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 8 2020 1:53 PM

The same thing happens when you link a Bible to the Faithlife Study or any other Study Bible. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 8 2020 1:59 PM

Interesting - I guess the study Bibles I use aren't typical.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 8 2020 5:50 PM

Kenneth Neighoff:

The same thing happens when you link a Bible to the Faithlife Study or any other Study Bible. 

This depends on the verse (or chapter) separation in the commentary/study bible. The verse used for syncing is the one at the top of the resource panel, not the one you may be reading at the bottom. Sync becomes more complicated when milestones overlap or are out of sequence i.e. the specific commentary/study bible may be tagged unsympathetically. So I can't say I have the issue with FSB or "any other Study Bible".

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 9 2020 4:58 AM

My work around for this it to access commentaries through the Passage Guide. It opens, usually, at the verse or pericope you are studying, but is not linked, so it will not impact the text you are referencing the commentary from. Same with multi-view, the main text influences the multi-view text, but not the other way around. Two ways to view content from another resource (commentary in this case) without the main text being influenced.

Both of these methods of accessing the related commentaries are very well designed in my opinion.

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