Accordance 10.2 and New LXX Releases

Screen Shot 2013-07-18 at 3.34.18 PMI realize that I am a bit behind with this post. As a matter of fact, the sale has come and gone on some of these products (they are still available at regular price). I would have posted earlier, but more important things were happening in my life! Now to the main reason for this post…

Back in Fall of 2010, I took a class on the Septuagint with Dr. Black and Dr. Cole. My assignment for that class was to analyze Ruth 2:4-17a. One of the aids I provided for the class was an interlinear I painstakingly created. This thing took at least 40 hours to put together and format. The result looked a bit like this:

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Now, Accordance does all this work for you simply by checking a couple boxes in the MT-LXX Interlinear module.

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Furthermore, there is the Masoretic Text and Septuagint Parallel module. This module is based on The Revised CATSS Hebrew/Greek Parallel Text. Each Hebrew word is set alongside the equivalent Septuagint word. In instances where the two texts diverge, a notation is made and details are provided in the “Instant Details” pane. See below:

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Accordance has made studying the Septuagint much easier!

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2 Responses to Accordance 10.2 and New LXX Releases

  1. Mirjam Schaad says:

    oh my goodness, the interlinear of Ruth 2,4-5 is AMAZING!!!! That would be exactly the interlinear I am looking for. Graphically perfect, its very good to read with the colours and the fonts and the grammatical informations, just perfect!!! To bad, that this was just for a class. I would immediately buy it as a book, if it was available… Could you not translate one book of the Old Testament in this manner =D??? I think many theologians would be grateful =D!!

    • jacobcerone says:

      Thanks for the encouragement! I’m glad you find it helpful, and it’s encouraging to think that it is purchasable. I’ll keep that in mind should I decide to work on it any further. As you can imagine, though, it was a very big project. You might also be interested to know that I’ll have a book coming out on the LXX text of Jonah. One of the appendices has a full break down of the Hebrew and Greek texts including translations. It isn’t color coded and isn’t quite an interlinear. But I think it is helpful. Here’s a look at an example:

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