[b-greek] Re: Gramcord

From: Decker, Rodney (rdecker@bbc.edu)
Date: Fri Nov 02 2001 - 09:48:06 EST

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<P><FONT SIZE=2>-----Original Message-----</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt;From: Polycarp66@aol.com [<A HREF="mailto:Polycarp66@aol.com">mailto:Polycarp66@aol.com</A>]</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt;Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 8:23 AM</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt;To: Biblical Greek</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt;Subject: [b-greek] Re: Gramcord</FONT>
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<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt;You're incorrect.&nbsp; I do it on a PC with LOGOS. </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt;gfsomsel ---&nbsp; </FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=2>Not so. Carlton's point was that there are technical grammatical searches that cannot be done with other software. E.g., Logos cannot search for, say, a Granville-Sharp construction. Accordance can. Logos is extremely limited in value of grammatical study compared with Accordance, BibleWorks, and Gramcord for Windows.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>The newer versions of BibleWorks are much improved, though they still have the complication, I believe, of using the Friberg database which uses functional tags rather than formal ones. That can enable a few desirable things (e.g., &quot;substantives&quot;), but introduces other problems.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>The Windows version of Gramcord can do powerful grammatical searches also. I'm really curious as to what has happened to the program known as Lightning that was discussed at ETS/SBL last year--it was supposed to be the up and coming &quot;Accordance Killer&quot; for Windows, but I've heard nothing since. Perhaps there will be more info this year?</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>To correct another misconception, BibleWorks now also has a graphic search construction interface--an Accordance-copied feature. I've not used it, but I've seen it demoed. It looks somewhat less intuitive, but that may only be because I'm so used to Accordance's implementation.</FONT></P>

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<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Rodney J. Decker, Th.D.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Associate Prof./NT</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Baptist Bible Seminary</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/default3.htm</FONT>
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