Hebrew audio for Logos Now?

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 28 2015 8:42 AM

I think Logos now would be a perfect platform to start implementing Hebrew Audio OT. 

Just record and add one chapter each month any I guess many of us will stay happy

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 1 2015 7:38 AM

I comment this now in order to get it visible in the forum. There have been 127 views and 0 comments so far. I assume there are more than 127 interested in Hebrew?

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 6 2015 3:38 AM

So far 199 views and no comments. 

Hopefully I did not say anything stupid (unintentionally)

I've sent this suggestion to suggest@logos.com anyway.

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 6 2015 7:00 PM

I',m glad you are suggesting this, Veli. But I'm not hopeful because the Hebrew Pronunciation project took so very long to implement. In the meantime, are you aware of this site? www.aoal.org/hebrew_audiobible.htm

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 6 2015 11:32 PM

Thanks for the link, Steve. Seems to work well.

I thought/suggested that the incremental implementation would make it feasible and hope Logos will buy that idea (for free Smile).

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 7 2015 4:11 PM

Veli Voipio:

I think Logos now would be a perfect platform to start implementing Hebrew Audio OT. 

Just record and add one chapter each month any I guess many of us will stay happy

YesYes

I would like to see a Hebrew Audio OT as well—as undoubtedly many others would from past forum posts and suggestions. Releasing it incrementally could indeed have advantages for both Faithlife and users, instead of releasing it all-at-once, months or, more likely, years down the line. If Faithlife were to publish the audio themselves, then hopefully they will work with someone skilled enough to read it fluently and, as much as possible, with accurate prosody. Poor accenting can make or break recordings. They should at least consult with someone like Randall Buth.

That said, perhaps it would be easier for Faithlife to obtain the audio recordings that Steve Mailing posted above. The sound quality is far from perfect, but the readings are very enjoyable to listen to. I use them with an unpointed Hebrew text (e.g., here) almost whenever I am studying and teaching through a book or passage in the Hebrew OT. Logos Bible Software is no good for this.

While we're at it, I would also like to see non-"Erasmian" recordings of the Greek New Testament (and how about the Septuaginta or Apostolic Fathers as well, at least to get started!). I tend to use Buth's Restored Koine pronunciation, but Modern Greek recordings would be more than welcome. There are already Modern Greek recordings of the GNT that are comparable to the Hebrew recordings that Steve posted: http://www.bible.is/GRKEPT/Matt/1. Note, however, that the readings are from the Ancient 1904 Ecumenical Patriarchal Text (or at least a slightly modified version of it), so its readings tend to be much more in line with Robinson and Pierpoint's The New Testament in the Original Greek: Byzantine Textform 2005 than, let's say, the NA28 or SBLGNT. If feasible, it wouldn't hurt to have more than one option!

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