Usefulness of the "Lists of Biblical People, Places, Things, and Events"?

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Greg Rose | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Nov 19 2020 2:02 PM

The Faithlife resource "Lists of Biblical People, Places, Things, and Events" is very interesting and could be quite handy and helpful.  I've got so many books in my library though that are great resources I'm wondering if I'll remember this one is available in my library too?  I saw in the introduction and in exploring the List resource that when I click on an entry the Factbook opens up with the same entry.  E.g. if I click on the entry "Ramah (of Asher)" under the List of Places with the Same Name category the Factbook will open up with an entry for that.  But what I'm wondering is what would cause me to go to the "Lists of Biblical People, Places, Things, and Events" in the first place.  I can see that I might be reading in Joshua 19:29 and come across Ramah.  I may wonder what I can find out about this city, e.g. where it's at, whether there is more than one city with that name. But I may not think to look in the List reference.  I would likely pull up a right-click menu to see what's available to check out. Unless I consciously think to open of this list reference is there anything that would point me to this reference in this situation or others? Again it looks like a neat resource but I wondering what would steer me in the direction of that resource unless I just consciously thought to check it out for the people, place, thing or event.

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 19 2020 2:18 PM

I believe it is for use in the Factbook, which is sort of the central part of Logos 9. There is a little Factbook visual filter icon in the bibles, that when enabled display a clickable link on certain elements within the bible, such as Ramah. This will open the Factbook to info about that element.

Also the Explorer tool uses them

Clicking on them in this tool, will also open the Factbook to those pages.

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 19 2020 2:31 PM

Greg Rose:

The Faithlife resource "Lists of Biblical People, Places, Things, and Events" is very interesting and could be quite handy and helpful.  I've got so many books in my library though that are great resources I'm wondering if I'll remember this one is available in my library too?  I saw in the introduction and in exploring the List resource that when I click on an entry the Factbook opens up with the same entry.  E.g. if I click on the entry "Ramah (of Asher)" under the List of Places with the Same Name category the Factbook will open up with an entry for that.  But what I'm wondering is what would cause me to go to the "Lists of Biblical People, Places, Things, and Events" in the first place.  I can see that I might be reading in Joshua 19:29 and come across Ramah.  I may wonder what I can find out about this city, e.g. where it's at, whether there is more than one city with that name. But I may not think to look in the List reference.  I would likely pull up a right-click menu to see what's available to check out. Unless I consciously think to open of this list reference is there anything that would point me to this reference in this situation or others? Again it looks like a neat resource but I wondering what would steer me in the direction of that resource unless I just consciously thought to check it out for the people, place, thing or event.

Kevin is correct that Factbook is now a central aspect of study in Logos. Our longer-term goal is to provide a link on the Factbook page for Ramah (of Asher) to the "list" page that includes it, Factbook for List of Places Called Ramah in the Bible (whose content is derived from that resource). So we currently have links from the list to the individual items, but not vice versa. That's work we plan to do, however. 

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Ryan Jackson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 13 2021 7:14 AM

Hi Sean,

I wonder if my issue might be related to this one, so I'm posting here. I'm wondering about info in the "Biblical Places Maps." In a map like the one entitled, "Jesus' Ministry in Palestine," there are numbered events of Jesus' ministry. They are hyperlinked, but I was wondering whether there was a place those items were listed so they could be seen all together? 

Thanks!

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 15 2021 10:58 AM

Ryan Jackson:

Hi Sean,

I wonder if my issue might be related to this one, so I'm posting here. I'm wondering about info in the "Biblical Places Maps." In a map like the one entitled, "Jesus' Ministry in Palestine," there are numbered events of Jesus' ministry. They are hyperlinked, but I was wondering whether there was a place those items were listed so they could be seen all together? 

Thanks!

Ryan, sorry, no, there isn't a place where the numbered items on this map are shown together. 

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Ryan Jackson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 15 2021 11:00 AM

Thanks for the response!

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