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Daniel J. Phillips | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 3 2020 1:02 PM

Background: some commentaries (oddly, aggravatingly) are published separately from the commentaries' translations. Such as:

  • Allen P. Ross' Psalms (2 volumes of commentary, 2 volumes of text [translation])
  • Eugene Merrill 1&2 Chronicles (1 volume commentary, 1 volume text [tr])
  • J. J. S. Perowne Psalms (2 volumes commentary, 1 volume text [tr])
  • J. A. Motyer's translations of Psalms and Isaiah (contain commentary, but aren't displayed with commentaries on Passage Guide)
  • Etc.

On the Commentaries section of the Passage Guide, only the commentary displays, not the translation. There is no Text or Translation section that I can find. So when I want to see the translation that goes with the text I'm reading, it's a chore to find — which is not the case with the hard copy.

My questions are:

  1. How can I get the translations added to the Commentaries section on the Passage Guide tab?
  2. Failing that, how can I create a Translations section in the Passage Guide and include these and similar books?

Thanks!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 3 2020 6:23 PM

Daniel J. Phillips:
Background: some commentaries (oddly, aggravatingly) are published separately from the commentaries' translations

This is deliberate and unlikely to change because it allows the translation to behave as a Bible and the Commentary to behave as a Commentary. My complaint is the opposite of yours - the Bibles that are embedded in commentaries that cannot be accessed as Bibles. There are two ways around your problem:

  • make the two parts a series and use the parallel resources function
  • make the two parts connected via a multi-view window - my method of choice.

Daniel J. Phillips:
How can I get the translations added to the Commentaries section on the Passage Guide tab?

By making the translation an added resource in a multi-view window on the commentary

Daniel J. Phillips:
Failing that, how can I create a Translations section in the Passage Guide and include these and similar books?

By making them into a collection ... but they are already treated as Bibles and should be available as parallel resources.

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