Bug: Weirdness with Text Comparison Tool and LXX/MT parallel texts

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 23 2010 11:33 AM | Locked

To reproduce:

  1. Open text comparison tool, and set it to show AFAT, and the Parallel Aligned Hebrew-Aramaic etc.…
  2. Set the comparison tool to show Genesis 1.
  3. Result: Nothing will display in the parallel aligned column.
  4. Now open a Bible.
  5. Move the Bible to another place in the OT, by typing in the Bible's reference box.
  6. Result: Text Comparison will move to the new location, but still won't display in the second column.
  7. Now move the Bible to another place using the scroll bars or mouse wheel.
  8. Result: Text Comparison works!

Like I said, weirdness (we'll leave aside the issue of the Parallel Aligned text not being usable for another discussion!).

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Melissa Snyder | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 23 2010 12:34 PM | Locked

I'm finding that even when scrolling with scroll bar or mouse, if I'm scrolling in an English Bible, the text under the LXX/MT will not be there, but if I scroll in a Hebrew Bible, such as the AFAT or the LXX/MT, it will be displayed. Are you seeing that as well?  In any case, this does appear to be a bit buggy, so I'll submit the report. 

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 23 2010 2:12 PM | Locked

Melissa Snyder:
I'm finding that even when scrolling with scroll bar or mouse, if I'm scrolling in an English Bible, the text under the LXX/MT will not be there, but if I scroll in a Hebrew Bible, such as the AFAT or the LXX/MT, it will be displayed.

Yes, you're right. Thanks for filing the report.

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Wyn Laidig | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 24 2010 11:12 AM | Locked

Mark,

I am curious as to why you are using the Parallel Aligned LXX.  You had told me a previous post that it is really an outdated resource and should be replaced with Rahlfs LXX with Logos Morphology.  So between that and the Lexham Interlinear LXX, I am wondering additional value the Parallel Alligned LXX brings to the table.

Wyn

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 24 2010 1:32 PM | Locked

Wyn Laidig:
I am curious as to why you are using the Parallel Aligned LXX. You had told me a previous post that it is really an outdated resource and should be replaced with Rahlfs LXX with Logos Morphology.

I'm not using it really. I was discussing the resource on another thread, and commented that if the resource was updated, it could be really useful in Text Comparison. After writing that, I thought I ought to check to see what happened if you tried to use it in Text Comparison now (I'd never bothered before because I knew it wouldn't be all that helpful), and found the bug.

Wyn Laidig:
So between that and the Lexham Interlinear LXX, I am wondering additional value the Parallel Alligned LXX brings to the table.

In theory, the Parallel Aligned LXX could bring additional info to the table, as it would be different from Logos LXX (because that's a reverse-interlinear, whereas P-A is a traditional interlinear), and different to Lexham Interlinear (because that's Greek-English, and P-A is Greek-Hebrew). But in practice it doesn't, because as you lamented it doesn't have morphology. Plus all the vertical bars make it hard to read. And it doesn't have pointing. Therefore in it's current incarnation the Parallel Aligned is only really useful to read as you would a paper resource, you can't really do much else with it (unlike the two other resources you mentioned).

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Wyn Laidig | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 24 2010 1:49 PM | Locked

Thanks Mark.  I'm glad I didn't miss anything.  I do hope Logos will give it some attention. I am using the LXX more and more as a regular resource as i study Scriptures.

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