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tfjern | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 26 2012 3:18 AM

Is there any chance an audio edition of the Lexham English Bible will be produced in the near future?

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 4:49 AM

What do you mean by an audio edition? You know it can be read aloud from within Logos, don't you? (see picture below). Or are you asking about an MP3 file or something?

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tfjern | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 6:41 AM

Yes, there's nothing more pleasurable and relaxing than listening to a robotic voice (Control+R).  Of course, MP3 files.

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Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 7:03 AM

I highly doubt it. LEB isn't the type of translation that lends itself well to reading out loud. It's great for study, but it's a little lacking in 'flow'.

In that sense, the robotic voice is sort of fitting.

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Brent Hoefling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 7:06 AM

I actually prefer the computer-generated voice for listening to my Bibles.  there are no assumptions made in intonation and emphasis, which may directly or indirectly be happening with someone reading and applying their presuppositions and bias.

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tfjern | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 7:14 AM

Heck, in that case maybe someone could persuade Stephen Hawking to record the Bible for us.

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 8:03 AM

tfjern:

Yes, there's nothing more pleasurable and relaxing than listening to a robotic voice (Control+R).  Of course, MP3 files.

Actually, quite a few of us DO listen to the Read Aloud because we have voices installed through Control Panel that are quite good. I use IVONA voices, they have free demos on their site you can listen to, to verify how excellent the quality is. The sound file is 22KHz, which is excellent.

If you decide to use external voices you can find instructions on the wiki.

It is indeed quite pleasurable and relaxing to listen to resources in Logos, once you know what you are doing.

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Brent Hoefling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 1:55 PM

Dominick Sela - yup.  havent made teh procurement yet, but have been considering it. :) 

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 1:58 PM

tfjern:
Heck, in that case maybe someone could persuade Stephen Hawking to record the Bible for us.

Then we would have to hear him pause many times to explain why God didn't create the universe. Surprise

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 5:39 PM

Brent Hoefling:
there are no assumptions made in intonation and emphasis, which may directly or indirectly be happening with someone reading and applying their presuppositions and bias.

Which is why Scripture was proclaimed in a monotone.

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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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 6:19 PM

MJ. Smith:

Brent Hoefling:
there are no assumptions made in intonation and emphasis, which may directly or indirectly be happening with someone reading and applying their presuppositions and bias.

Which is why Scripture was proclaimed in a monotone.

That's a great point MJ! I've just been reading Exodus and Leviticus where God uses thunder when speaking...then in Jeremiah He uses a still small voice. I think we a read Scripture with our own bias/lens. The letters of the New Testament were not encountered by 1st century Christians primarily through reading, but by hearing. Example...Paul would write a letter to a group of churches, when received the letter would be copied and distributed or shared with the various house churches. They wouldn't pass it around so each person could read it (some couldn't read). The letter would be read to the gathered church. If that was how people first encountered much of the New Testament, having the Bible read with all our emphasis cannot be a bad thing. God used those first public readers of the New Testament.

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 6:20 PM

MJ. Smith:
Which is why Scripture was proclaimed in a monotone.

Today any lector training says Do not speak in monotone. Use inflection to convey meaning, to bring your words to life. Scripture is not static text; it is dynamic.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 26 2012 9:55 PM

Dominick Sela:
Today any lector training says Do not speak in monotone.

True but in training and coordinating lectors for 20+ years I had more parishioners complain about overly dramatic (personal) readings than anything else.

Dominick Sela:
your words

??? God's word's ... the lector is the clear conduit.

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 27 2012 5:53 AM

MJ. Smith:
True but in training and coordinating lectors for 20+ years I had more parishioners complain about overly dramatic (personal) readings than anything else.

Interesting - my experience has been that parishioners complain far more about the boring, monotone, head-turned-down-speaking to the book, too-fast, soft, unclear proclamation than anything else. All symptoms that make it difficult for parishioners to engage.

MJ. Smith:

Dominick Sela:
your words

??? God's word's ... the lector is the clear conduit.

I apologize if this was not clear; "your words" means "the words you speak" or "The words the lector speaks." I erroneously assumed that since "words" applies to both speaker and God, context would clarify, the context being lector training and what the lector does.

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Brent Hoefling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 27 2012 8:26 AM

sarcasm?  sorry, I dont know you.

my point is that others reading will read with their commentary, even if not in words.  similar to the red letter, words of Jesus.  not canon.

when I teach, my emphasis is base on that message.  when i am listening to the Word of God I prefer no emphasis assumptions.

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Bob Pritchett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 27 2012 9:15 AM

We're working on an audio edition of the LEB New Testament. No date available yet.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 27 2012 10:32 AM

MJ. Smith:

Dominick Sela:
Today any lector training says Do not speak in monotone.

True but in training and coordinating lectors for 20+ years I had more parishioners complain about overly dramatic (personal) readings than anything else.

Dominick Sela:
your words

??? God's word's ... the lector is the clear conduit.

There are many different "styles" out there.  Monastics often WANT a monotone so they can contemplate.  That is one thing that makes Matins hard for us when we experience it.  When I read, I want them to hear the Bible, not me. 

Some times it is harder than others.  I hated 11 months ago when I had to read Jer. 28:5-9.  As I (personally) read it, Jeremiah is basically attacking Hananiah with sarcasm in verse 6.  How to communicate THAT while also giving due reverence to the text?  I knew enough to "dial it down" - but had to include a bit of that tone in the reading too.

Then I had to try to make Paul's argument in Romans 7 clear.  While the terminology and words were NOT that hard, it was actually one of the hardest sets of lessons I have ever had to read.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 27 2012 4:14 PM

Dominick Sela:
context would clarify, the context being lector training and what the lector does.

My apologies - I did understand but am so used to drilling it into the lectors' minds that it is not their own words or their own understanding...

 

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Dudley Rose | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 27 2012 6:31 PM

Dominick Sela:

 I use IVONA voices, they have free demos on their site you can listen to, to verify how excellent the quality is. The sound file is 22KHz, which is excellent.

Have you tried their reader or just the voices?

Thanks

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 28 2012 4:05 AM

Dudley C. Rose:
Have you tried their reader or just the voices?

It's all installed, but I just use the voices from within Logos. Once you set up Control Panel to use their voices, it works flawlessly. 

My personal preference is Amy, British English female voice.  I am currently reading through some British author(s), and it really enhances the experience Big Smile

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