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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nearly 1,500 Free Perseus Books for Logos 4 | Logos Talk: The Logos Bible Software Blog

Just when I thought Logos Bible was too expensive for the average person I received an e-mail offering the complete Perseus Project online classics library of Greek and Latin works. Did I mention this is free? What is even more amazing is that for those who are not proficient in Greek and Latin the words are still parsed and linked to the Logos lexicons which you have previously purchased and the works are linked to several Perseus lexicons available for free download as well. The abridged Liddell-Scott Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon works fine for the ancient Greek texts, although I would like to see the unabridged version made available even if I had to pay for it.

What makes this particularly useful is that when I'm doing a word study in the New Testament and a rare word pops up that only occurs a few times in the Koine Greek I can check the classical Greek usage if the word occurs in one of the classics available at Perseus. Logos has hyperlinked the notations in A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. Although I am not proficient enough to read classical Greek or classical Latin, with the tools available here I can do my own tedious translation to check the English translation available. It is also a great way to learn classical Greek or Latin. If you do not already own Logos Bible software you might be able to download the basic engine for free. Check out this frequently asked questions page and scroll down until you see the link to the minimal engine: http://www.logos.com/support/faq. To see the Logos blog article on this click here: Nearly 1,500 Free Perseus Books for Logos 4 | Logos Talk: The Logos Bible Software Blog

Don't get me wrong. I still prefer the speed and the cost effectiveness of BibleWorks 9. Since I already own Logos Bible, this welcome free offer makes my original investment well worth it. BibleWorks 9 is still the best way to go for those who want all the tools for exegesis at the most affordable price. Logos 4 still has a problem with lag on Windows 7 unless you have extra memory and/or the next level CPU processor. The minimal packages you get on a $400-$500 notebook computer does not give the response necessary for the floating cursor to bring up the defintions and parsings in the information window. For this reason in I normally use BibleWorks 9 for my every day studies. I only use Logos when accessing lexicons or commentaries I don't have in BibleWorks 9. Please try out the free classics for Logos if you already own Logos 4. If not, you can still download the minimal software and try out the Perseus classics for a sampling of what Bible software can do to enhance your knowledge of the Bible.


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