Perseus Classics Collection?

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Tes | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 7 2011 6:32 AM

My question is what has the" Perseus Classics Collection" to do with Bible study? If it has how am I able to use it?

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 7 2011 6:35 AM

Tes:

My question is what has the" Perseus Classics Collection" to do with Bible study? If it has how am I able to use it?

One of the great benefits is in Word studies. Suppose you want to know more about a particular Greek word in the NT. When you do a Word study you notice that it only occurs one time in the New Testament. There is not a whole lot of context you can look at to get a greater understanding of the Word. Enter Perseus. While it may only be used once in the New Testament it may be used multiple times in other Greek Texts. By understanding how people generally used the word you can gain a greater understanding for how the NT Author was using the Word.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 7 2011 6:56 AM

Depending on how far afield you get in your Bible study, the 'Classics' are really what at the time they viewed as the best of human knowledge.

So when you're reading Paul, who was valiently trying to completely reset their thinking, some of the Classics provide a taste of what he was up against.

But the greek usage will likely be the more frequent use, especially in Logos.

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 7 2011 7:03 AM

Good answes Halo and Denise!

It also is good practice for your Greek skills. 

In addition, much of it is good literature to read and know.  And the Civil War Collection is just fun!

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 7 2011 7:12 AM

Michael Childs:
In addition, much of it is good literature to read and know.  And the Civil War Collection is just fun!

True! I just did a search for all large text in my Civil War collection for "Bible". There were some interested hits.

EDIT: A search for "Prayer" seems equally as interesting!

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 7 2011 7:31 AM

Michael, AP has a press feed for 'The Civil War This Week'; shows up in many papers (also on FB). I notice Perseus' Richmond paper news is typically 1-2 weeks LATER than the actual events date. I'm guessing they don't have the AP news feed.

OK ... back to 'Classics'!

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Richard Koons | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 7 2011 9:10 AM

Yeah it is a good question seeing we all have multiple lexicons and Greek dictionaries like to comment on gathering information to what Paul was up against that of course he had the two pronged teachings of Helenism and Judaism to contend with but I view many of these classics as a good background look into the history and culture but a bit over-kill with Greek and Latin translations I am afraid. But am pleased to have them nevertheless thanks LogosSmile

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 7 2011 11:41 PM

Thank you all, again to specify my question, how can I use it for word study?

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 8 2011 12:21 AM

Denise Barnhart:

Michael, AP has a press feed for 'The Civil War This Week'; shows up in many papers (also on FB). I notice Perseus' Richmond paper news is typically 1-2 weeks LATER than the actual events date. I'm guessing they don't have the AP news feed.

OK ... back to 'Classics'!

but thats understandable, no mobiles/internet, just a poor guy on a horse, and sketchy telegraph service, no instant news back then..

hehe on AP

 

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 8 2011 12:26 AM

Tes:

Thank you all, again to specify my question, how can I use it for word study?

when you do your BWS the results show in classics sub-section of Textual Searches

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 8 2011 4:27 AM

Tes:

Thank you all, again to specify my question, how can I use it for word study?

Tes - 

I am not an expert on the languages, so I will let others answer you question in more detail. I did want to point out, however, that some words in Scripture are used very infrequently. If a word is only used 2-3 times in the NT, doesn't it make sense to read the word in other contexts to gain clarity?

 

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 8 2011 5:46 AM

Tes:

Thank you all, again to specify my question, how can I use it for word study?

Run a Bible word study. Go to the Textual searches section. Click on Classics. This will run a search of the Perseus classics for your Greek work. Click on one of the selections. Open the parallel English text to read that context that word appears in.

 

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 9 2011 4:46 AM

Halo Hound:

Tes:

Thank you all, again to specify my question, how can I use it for word study?

Run a Bible word study. Go to the Textual searches section. Click on Classics. This will run a search of the Perseus classics for your Greek work. Click on one of the selections. Open the parallel English text to read that context that word appears in.

 

I have started to search for marriage it gave "γαμέω" I have found 1953 results in 1670 verses, but there was no english it is only Greek.

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 9 2011 10:46 AM

Tes:
I have started to search for marriage it gave "γαμέω" I have found 1953 results in 1670 verses, but there was no english it is only Greek.

Try following the below picture.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 9 2011 12:00 PM

Halo Hound:

Tes:
I have started to search for marriage it gave "γαμέω" I have found 1953 results in 1670 verses, but there was no english it is only Greek.

Try following the below picture.

 

Thanks for posting this screenshot, it will definitely be useful once they get to my place in the line for Perseus Classics Collections, being able to find all of the English translations possible will be very helpful.

 

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 23 2011 9:26 AM

I don`t see any use of them, thanks to Logos I have let them all deleted.

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