Huge encyclopaedia: The Dictionary of Christianity and the Bible

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 2:55 AM

Thank you Mark.

Blessings in Christ.

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George | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 6:13 AM

Thank you!

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 6:45 AM

Liam Walsh:
After switching to the Beta channel the Dictionary compiled fine with no errors! It was a long wait though (took about 3 hours!).

5.2a Beta 5 Mac compiled in about 52 minutes with no errors. Thank you Mark.

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Daniel NM | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 10:56 AM

Thank you, Mark, for this personal book resource!  SmileYes

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 4:50 PM

Jack Caviness:

Liam Walsh:
After switching to the Beta channel the Dictionary compiled fine with no errors! It was a long wait though (took about 3 hours!).

5.2a Beta 5 Mac compiled in about 52 minutes with no errors. Thank you Mark.

Glad it works for you after switching to beta channel... I got nothing so I am guessing Verbum Beta's are done differently...( set update channel to beta ) says no updates available after starting update now.

-Dan

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 11 2014 12:46 AM

Dan, you may be onto something here. My L5 is set to Verbum and I had to install manually all betas in the current round.

Running Logos 8 latest beta version on Win 10

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 11 2014 12:58 PM

Mark Barnes:

Erwin Stull, Sr.:

Mark Barnes:

Liam Walsh:
I don't suppose switching to the beta channel would help this problem would it?

I doubt it would make an immediate difference. There's not been a beta release since the fixes Logos have told me they've made. More importantly, I've not seen this problem before, so they may not even be aware of it. But it would be good if a Mac user on the beta could confirm whether they have build problems.

I was using 5.2a Beta 5 (5.2.1.0054) when the problem introduced itself to me. That's the latest beta.

I've been told the endless recompiling on both platforms should be fixed in beta 6. But Dan and Liam's issue is a Mac-only problem where even the first compile fails through a missing temporary file.

5.2a Beta 6 (5.2.1.0058) is now available for download. Big Smile

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Kent | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 12 2014 5:38 AM

Paul Strickert:
A question for you, Mark:  How do you personally feel about the quality of scholarship in the Wikipedia articles?  Do you trust what you read?  Or do you prefer, if possible, to compare its content with more trusted sources?  Just curious.

The bibliographies at the end of the articles may be more helpful than the articles themselves. Either way it is a good resource to have.

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 13 2014 5:29 PM

Wow....  No pressure, Mark; but I wait impatiently for your PB releases like this sweet resource.  Would it be imposing if we were to ask you for weekly PB publications? Wink

"I read dead people..."

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 14 2014 6:59 PM

Mark Barnes:
With the help of Wikipedia, I've created the Logos' largest encyclopaedia. It has nearly 18,000 articles and 25 million words, making it three times bigger than even the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary. If it was in print form, it would probably fill nineteen 1,000-page volumes.

Wow: thank you, Mark.

It will be invaluable having this on the laptop when traveling overseas: no 'roaming' fees.

Your work with this (as with all things Logos) is very much appreciated.

Edit: Whew: took 1 hr 45 min to compile, on a Haswell i7 processor. Enormous! :-)

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 14 2014 9:36 PM

thanks

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Greg F | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 15 2014 3:33 AM

Thank for posting this Mark. I haven't got it to compile yet (on Verbum), but looking at the source makes me think it must be very useful.

Would you be willing to go into a little detail about how you complied it? How did you choose which headwords to include?

I ask because I'm considering doing something similar for Greek and Roman materials (especially since neither this nor this appear as though they'll ever make it into production), so any suggestions or shortcuts you might have would be very helpful! In any case, thanks again for all your work!

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 15 2014 5:56 AM

Greg F:
Would you be willing to go into a little detail about how you complied it? How did you choose which headwords to include?

If you look at the introductory file (dcb-00.docx), there's an explanation there about how it was put together.

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RGP | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 17 2014 11:04 AM

Thank you Mark!

This is an outstanding resource.

Rob

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Greg F | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 2 2014 8:14 AM

Hi Mark, I sent you a PM via Faithlife about this.

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 9 2014 8:08 AM

Thank you Mark!

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Pinoy Preacher | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 9 2014 10:28 AM

Thank you very much for this PB. It's quite a work and I really appreciate this. Yes

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 12 2014 11:07 AM

Thanks, so much, for sharing this, Mark!

Grace & Peace,
Bill


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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 12 2014 1:25 PM

Hi Mark,

I'm running 5.2a SR-1 (5.2.1.0081).

Compiled with no errors & about 90 warnings, which I'm assuming don't account for the difficulty I'll ask about (but I'm reporting them just in case). The warnings were:

  1. Very many "Article ____ has only 1 characters", where ___ was the only variable
  2. Very many "Bad character in string 0XFFFD"
  3. Two "d~bible.19.__ is specified", where __ was either 42 or 90
  4. Three "Headword is empty."
  5. One "Unknown data type in use: topic+topics"
  6. One "Font 'DejaVu Sans' is specified but not installed or embedded. Is this a valid font name?"
  7. One "Setting font for 'DejaVu Sans' to 'Times New Roman' ".

I also followed your instructions near the forward of the resulting PB:

  1. Using the Topic Guide
  2. Personal Books don’t appear in the Topic section of a Topic Guide. To have the dictionary appear in your Topic Guide, you’ll need to complete the following steps:
    1. Add the dictionary to a collection (if there are other dictionaries missing from your Topic Guide, you could add them too).
    2. From the Guides menu, Make a new Guide template. Change the Template type to Topic, and then add all sections from the Topic Guide, or customise the sections if you wish.
    3. Now, add a Collections section, and specify the collection you created in step 1. You may like to place the collections section right under the main Topics section.
    4. Now, name your Guide My Topic Guide, and close the template. You’ll then be able to choose that new Guide from the Guides menu, whenever you wish.

Here's where I'm having difficulty. I've opened My Topic Guide (thank you for that!).

  1. Select the collection including DCB (manually added, since I've created a dynamic collection that prefers the phrase "Bible Dictionary").
  2. Key Passover into My Topic Guide.
  3. Result: DCB never appears in the hit list (even after completely expanding it), even though I can type in Passover & jump right to the article. DCB is found in the Library (if entire library is viewed) or if PB list is viewed.

What did I do wrong?

Thanks in advance...

Grace & Peace,
Bill


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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 18 2014 10:31 AM

Mark?

Grace & Peace,
Bill


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Samsung S9+, 64GB
Fire 10HD 64GB 7th Gen

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