Verbum 9 Tip 9t: Verbum specific collections

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 29 2021 6:40 PM

Docx files for personal book: Verbum 9 part 1Verbum 9 part 2Verbum 9 part 3Verbum 9 part 4Verbum 9 part 5Verbum 9 part 6Verbum 9 part 7;  How to use the Verbum Lectionary and MissalVerbum 8 tips 1-30Verbum 8 tips 31-49

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Verbum only default collections sections

There are three occurrences of the Collections guide section in the Verbum default Passage Guide. These are set to three predefined collections. The documentation describes them as:

•     Collections - Catechism — Searches the preset Catechism Collection.

•     Collections - Church Documents — Searches the preset Church Documents Collection.

•     Collections - Church Fathers — Searches the preset Church Fathers Collection.[1]

I have found no definitions but I mentally add “Catholic” to the front of each of these collections.

To compare the predefined collections/text groupings:

Ancient Literature

Catholic Topical Index

Confessional Documents

Predefined Collections

Library

Ancient Near-Eastern Material

 

 

 

 

Apostolic Fathers

 

 

 

 

Church Fathers

 

 

 

 

Dead Sea Scrolls (Sectarian Material)

 

 

 

 

Judaica

 

 

 

 

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

 

 

 

 

Nag Hammadi Codices

 

 

 

 

New Testament Apocrypha

 

 

 

 

Works of Josephus

 

 

 

Author: Josephus

Works of Philo

 

 

 

Author: Philo

 

Sacred Scripture

 

 

Type: Bible

 

Church Teaching

 

 

 

 

Liturgy

 

 

Type: Service book

 

Canon Law

 

 

 

 

Ecclesiastical Writers

 

 

 

 

 

Confessional Document

 

Type: Confessional Documents

 

 

 

Catechism

Type: Catechism and certain resources from Systematic Theology and Confessional Documents

 

 

 

Church documents

 

 

 

 

Church Fathers

 

Note:

  • Ecclesiastical Writers overlaps apostolic fathers and church fathers
  • Church Fathers in Ancient Literature is not the same as Church Fathers as a predefined collection. The latter is closer to Ecclesiastical Writers in its content. The former is closer to Patristics.

Some of the resource types are new and some of the groups are manually maintained. Please report any errors or omissions. I find it useful to have a personal saved guide consisting of these guide sections:

  • Ancient Literature
  • Catholic Topical Index
  • Collection (Church Fathers)
  • Confessional Documents
  • Collections (Catechism)
  • Collections (Church Documents)
  • Liturgy (optional, added occasionally)

This guide keeps one focused on primary texts, authoritative texts, and collateral literature.

P20-1 Primary Sources

Ancient Literature

By type

P20-2 Ancient By Type

By work

P20-3 Ancient By Work

Catholic Topical Index

P20-4 Catholic Topical

Collection (Church Fathers)

By articles

P20-5 Fathers Col Article

Ranked

P20-6 Fathers Col Rank

By resource

P20-7 Fathers Col Resource

By count

P20-8 Fathers Col Count

Confessional Documents

Subject

P20-9 Confess Subject

Resource

P20-10 Confess Resource

Collections (Catechism)

By articles

P20-11 Cat Col Article

Ranked

P20-12 Cat Col Rank

By resource

P20-13 Cat Col Resource

By count

P20-14 Cat Col Count

Collections (Church Documents)

By articles

P20-15 Doc Col Article

Ranked

P20-16 Doc Col Rank

By resource

P20-17 Doc Col Resource

By count

P20-18 Doc Col Count

Liturgy (optional, added occasionally)

P20-19 Liturgy

 

Use of data

I find this information more useful than commentaries in that it shows me the scripture in action, in real life rather than the scripture as text on a page. I often make notes in a chart format, noting for each reference:

  • Reference
  • Aspect of passage it uses
  • What its use tells me about their understanding of the passage
  • Personal notes

I find this slows me down enough to actual think about each item rather than skimming through the list with a few sagely nods and no increase in knowledge.



[1] Verbum Help (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2018).

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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David Achorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 29 2021 7:23 PM

MJ,

This is a lot of outstanding information. You mentioned a PBB is in the works. Is the PBB ready for distribution? If so, how can we get a copy. I find these types of tips and tricks very useful but I'm a bit overwhelmed (at first) trying to incorporate them into my current setup. Any help would be appreciated.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 29 2021 8:19 PM

The very top line lists the available files for the PBB at this point. It is divided into multiple files because of the size but they may be combined into a single PBB.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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