Kyle?: Please add pictures/illustrations to Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Dec 31 2021 7:32 AM

Here's an excerpt from the official product description of Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible from Amazon:

"Nearly 600 first-rate Bible authorities have contributed to the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Intended as a tool for practical Bible use, this illustrated dictionary reflects recent archaeological discoveries and the breadth of current biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, sociological, and other methodological issues."

The Logos edition doesn't have any pictures or illustrations, and Logos' product description subtly drops the word "illustrated" from the description rather than including a clear disclaimer that the original has illustrations not included in the Logos edition. However, a certain competitor's version includes the illustrations.

Can Logos please add the pictures/illustrations to this wonderful resource? This is my most used single-volume dictionary and I would like it to include everything the publisher put in it. I don't know why a certain competitor would be able to include the illustrations but Logos can't.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 31 2021 7:38 AM

An added benefit of including the illustrations would be that they would show up in search results for media searches.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 31 2021 7:58 AM

Well, thank you, Kiyah! First, using my Logos secret decoder ring, I figured out which 'certain competitor'. And since I had wanted a better dictionary on that platform, I thought it'd be a good purchase ... pictures too!  Then, I found out I had it in Logos ... no pictures!  Then, I found I had it in 'the certain competitor' too. Pictures! So, I downloaded it (came with my BW transfer).

The interesting part of the photo below, is the row of holes at the top. In southwestern archaeology, it'd be a wood-based roof (and dating opportunities).

Just checking, BW's Eerdmans also had pictures (maybe the source of its demise, of course). Can't check Libby ... she had the good stuff.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 31 2021 10:23 AM

DMB:
I figured out which 'certain competitor'.

FYI...whenever I use the phrase "a certain competitor," I'm always referring to the same one, for future reference. Wink

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 31 2021 11:03 AM

Angel (I'll align the secret 'A' with the 'C'. 

OK ... another interesting shot.  My first thought was northern Israel, but I couldn't remember any volcanos there.  Turns out, looking south from Bethlehem to Herodium.  I didn't realize it would leave that big an image (loads and loads of dirt).

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2022 2:15 PM

Bumping for the new year.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2022 2:44 PM

I'll see what I can do. We don't have any image files on hand so we'd have to track them down.

The project is old enough that I don't have any on-hand information why they were not included from the get go. Typically that's been a rights issue but it sounds like that might not be in play anymore.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2022 2:46 PM

Kyle G. Anderson:

I'll see what I can do. We don't have any image files on hand so we'd have to track them down.

The project is old enough that I don't have any on-hand information why they were not included from the get go. Typically that's been a rights issue but it sounds like that might not be in play anymore.

Thanks Kyle!

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 5 2022 2:26 PM

It is quite peculiar that both the Accordance and Olivetree versions have the images but the logos version doesn't i hope this can be rectified soon as this is one of the finest one volume dictionaries out there and a great jumping off point in one's studies.

-dan

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