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Larry Craig | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 30 2021 6:24 AM

I was reading in Ignatius letter to the Magnesians, one of the apostolic fathers.  It begins with mentioning "the church which is at Magnesia on the Maeender."

I fully expected that I could right click on either of the M words and get at least a geographical identification of some kind or some basic information.  Nothing.  It did have Magnesia as a chemical but not a place.  There was a Wikipedia link which had some information.

I have 25000 resources in my library.  I could have done a search, but somehow I expected that Logos would have taken at part of that for me.  Am I expecting too much?  After all, it is not a Biblical text.  

Did I miss something?  

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2021 4:48 PM

Without knowing the resource, I can't say for certain. But only Biblical entities (person, place, thing, event) are expected to have links. Many other entities are as well, especially if they are headwords in some dictionary like resource. "Hope" they are linked is acceptable, "expect" is marginal, but I'd say "fully expect" is a step too far ...  Wink Secondly, when the resource was produced should influence your expectations - newer resources tend to have more tagging.

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Larry Craig | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2021 4:53 PM

Hi MJ

It was Brannan's Apostolic Fathers.  So that's a Lexham resource.  OK, I hoped for more.  Did a search on Bing and got answer right away.

Thanks for responding.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2021 5:17 PM

Another reason for me to continue to harass Sean Boisen for a easy way to report errors and missing entries ... missing in the sense that we'd like to have them and they aren't there.

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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Larry Craig | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2021 6:56 PM

I noticed that the old Factbook had a place at the bottom where you could make suggestions and alert them to omissions.  I have had a number of times when I wanted to make suggestions for this new Factbook.  Major omissions.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2021 7:34 PM

That is what I have been nagging/harassing Sean about since the early betas.  I'm delighted you agree with me.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 31 2021 5:40 PM

Larry Craig:
I noticed that the old Factbook had a place at the bottom where you could make suggestions and alert them to omissions.  I have had a number of times when I wanted to make suggestions for this new Factbook.  Major omissions.

At least there's https://community.logos.com/forums/t/195544.aspx, which FL does attend to.

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Larry Craig | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 31 2021 5:43 PM

thank you

It says they may fix it.  MJ's suggestion.  We'll see

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 5 2021 6:20 PM

Larry Craig:

thank you

It says they may fix it.  MJ's suggestion.  We'll see

As MJ notes, we only have person/place/thing annotations on Bible texts (with interlinears).

We do have a Factbook entry for Magnesia ad Meandrum, though i don't have any content for it. I believe it's the same place: the Meander and Lycus rivers were near Laodicea and Colossae. There's an interesting article in the Geographic Commentary on Acts-Rev: https://ref.ly/logosres/lxgeocommact7?art=gca.ac.02

Not to be confused with this Factbook entry for Magnesia, with dictionary content from the Catholic Encyclopedia.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 5 2021 6:31 PM

Sean Boisen:
We do have a Factbook entry for Magnesia ad Meandrum, though i don't have any content for it.

I get a hit in Media. For a map. The Magnesia that it shows is south and a bit east of Smyrna, near Ephesus.

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