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Tertullian added to updated Church Fathers (Latin and English)

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

It’s been a bit since you’ve seen any new posts here, but don’t worry Jim and I lead very busy lives. One of the projects I’ve been working on for quite a while is the gradual increase of works in the Church Fathers user version and I think the long wait will have been worth the while.

The new update to the Church Fathers database now includes Tertullian’s works in Latin and English. Roger Pearse has long been the online guardian of Tertullian, by hosting his works on his own website and by putting forth countless hours of searching, scanning and typing. And his website will probably always be the golden standard, but now you can also use BibleWorks to do advanced searches in Tertullian’s works, among other things.

Tertullians’ translations are already available in BibleWorks through the Early Church Fathers module which comes as part of BibleWorks. That module has an older translation along with notes and cross references. While very often the English translation found in the new Church Fathers update is straight from the Ante-Nicene Fathers set, sometimes it is not.

Changes to book names

In order to get the most of Tertullian’s works (and to be able to navigate more smoothly), you will need to append the following book names to the bookname file in BibleWorks:

The following list of Tertullian-related book names comes default in BibleWorks 9 (books.bna)

TAp,Tertullian Apology,TAp,TAP
TID,Tertullian On Idolatry,TID,TID
TSh,Tertullian The Shows,TSh,TSH
TCh,Tertullian The Chaplet,TCh,TCH
TTS,Tertullain To Scapula,TTS,TTS
TAD,Tertullian Ad Nationes,TAD,TAD
TAJ,Tertullian Answer to the Jews,TAJ,TAJ
TST,Tertullian The Soul’s Testimony,TST,TST
TSo,Tertullian Treatise on the Soul,TSo,TSO
TPH,Tertullian Prescription against Heretics,TPH,TPH
TM1,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 1,TM1,TM1
TM2,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 2,TM2,TM2
TM3,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 3,TM3,TM3
TM4,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 4,TM4,TM4
TM5,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 5,TM5,TM5
TAH,Tertullian Against Hermogenes,TAH,TAH
TAV,Tertullian Against the Valentinians,TAV,TAV
TFC,Tertullian On the Flesh of Christ,TFC,TFC
TRF,Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh,TRF,TRF
TPR,Tertullian Against Praxeas,TPR,TPR
TSC,Tertullian Scorpiace,TSC,TSC
AAH,Tertullian Against all Heresies,AAH,AAH
TOR,Tertullian On Repentance,TOR,TOR
TBa,Tertullian On Baptism,TBa,TBa
TOP,Tertullian On Prayer,TOP,TOP
TAM,Tertullian Ad Martyras,TAM,TAM
TPF,Tertullian Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas,TPF,TPF
TPA,Tertullian On Patience,TPA,TPA
TPl,Tertullian On the Pallium,TPl,TPl
TAW,Tertullian On the Apparel of Women,TAW,TAW
TVV,Tertullian On the Veiling of Virgins,TVV,TVV
THW,Tertullian To His Wife,THW,THW
TEC,Tertullian On Exhortation to Chastity,TEC,TEC
TOM,Tertullian On Monogamy,TOM,TOM
TMd,Tertullian On Modesty,TMD,TMD
TOF,Tertullian On Fasting,TOF,TOF
TFP,Tertullian De Fuga in Persecutione,TFP,TFP

*** The book names marked in light green are still good book names, but those works were not included at this time with the addition of Tertullian’s works because they are not written by Tertullian. The book names marked with dark green have been superseded by new book names and can be removed.

Below is the new list of Tertullian-related book names for the purposes of the Church Fathers database:

TAp,Tertullian Apology,TAp,TAP
TID,Tertullian On Idolatry,TID,TID
TSh,Tertullian The Shows,TSh,TSH
TCh,Tertullian The Chaplet,TCh,TCH
TTS,Tertullian To Scapula,TTS,TTS
TAJ,Tertullian Answer to the Jews,TAJ,TAJ
TST,Tertullian The Soul’s Testimony,TST,TST
TSo,Tertullian Treatise on the Soul,TSo,TSO
TPH,Tertullian Prescription against Heretics,TPH,TPH
TM1,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 1,TM1,TM1
TM2,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 2,TM2,TM2
TM3,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 3,TM3,TM3
TM4,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 4,TM4,TM4
TM5,Tertullian Against Marcion Book 5,TM5,TM5
TAH,Tertullian Against Hermogenes,TAH,TAH
TAV,Tertullian Against the Valentinians,TAV,TAV
TFC,Tertullian On the Flesh of Christ,TFC,TFC
TRF,Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh,TRF,TRF
TPR,Tertullian Against Praxeas,TPR,TPR
TSC,Tertullian Scorpiace,TSC,TSC
TOR,Tertullian On Repentance,TOR,TOR
TBa,Tertullian On Baptism,TBa,TBa
TOP,Tertullian On Prayer,TOP,TOP
TAM,Tertullian Ad Martyras,TAM,TAM
TPA,Tertullian On Patience,TPA,TPA
TPl,Tertullian On the Pallium,TPl,TPl
TVV,Tertullian On the Veiling of Virgins,TVV,TVV
TEC,Tertullian On Exhortation to Chastity,TEC,TEC
TOM,Tertullian On Monogamy,TOM,TOM
TMd,Tertullian On Modesty,TMD,TMD
TOF,Tertullian On Fasting,TOF,TOF
TFP,Tertullian De Fuga in Persecutione,TFP,TFP
TN1,Tertullian Ad Nationes Book 1,TN1,TN1
TN2,Tertullian Ad Nationes Book 2,TN2,TN2
TW1,Tertullian On the Apparel of Women Book 1,TW1,TW1
TW2,Tertullian On the Apparel of Women Book 2,TW2,TW2
TWA,Tertullian To His Wife Book 1,TWA,TWA
TWB,Tertullian To His Wife Book 2,TWB,TWB

*** Book names in red are the new ones that need to be added to the book name file.

I realize that there is a lack of uniformity in the names of some of the books (i.e. some are in Latin, others in English). If you wish to edit any of the book names, feel free to do so before you add this list to the .bna file.

DOWNLOAD CHURCH FATHERS UPDATE! (unzip these files in the \databases\ subfolder of BibleWorks and overwrite any old files)

New Module - Gildersleeve & Lodge’s Latin Grammar

Monday, October 31st, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains Gildersleeve and Lodge’s Latin Grammar.

For this version I wanted to try something a bit more experimental, so I used one of the public domain scans of the grammar and used the images for the content of the CHM file. I don’t think it’s a completely adequate solution, but it was something to try out. The image quality leaves something to be desired, but it seemed that when I had higher image quality, the file became prohibitively large. So you can see whether you like it or not. Obviously it’s better to have text rather than images, but sometimes having this beats having nothing.

DOWNLOAD! [90 MB!]

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Module - Allen & Greenough’s New Latin Grammar

Friday, October 28th, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar.

The e-text is taken from Perseus under PhiloLogic. I have added a few things to it, like better visibility of section numbering, but I’ve never had enough time to do better editing of the text to include more features. The notes do not link, but they are provided in case anyone else ever wants to work on this.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Module - Trench’s Synonyms of the New Testament

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains Richard Trench’s Synonyms of the New Testament.

Although it lacks Scripture tagging, I’m sure you’ll still find it useful in your study of the Greek New Testament.

This text was digitized by Ted Hildebrandt in 2006 and is used by his gracious permission. I have simply converted it into a form BibleWorks can use.

The main downside to the text is that I have not attempted to do Scriptural tagging and the font used is not Greek Unicode but an older font that is provided in the .zip file. For best results, make sure you install the font files on your computer before using the module.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Module - Deissmann’s Bible Studies

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains Adolf Deissmann’s famous book Bible Studies. Deissmann, of course, is famous in being part of the “new era” of New Testament Greek study which drew upon discoveries of papyri and inscriptions in order to better understand New Testament Greek in light of the overall historical and cultural landscape of the Greek language.

Although it may not be as useful as other grammars in BibleWorks because it lacks Scripture tagging, I’m sure you’ll still find it useful in your study of the Greek New Testament.

This text was digitized by Ted Hildebrandt in 2006 and is used by his gracious permission. I have simply converted it into a form BibleWorks can use.

The main downside to the text is that I have not attempted to do Scriptural tagging and the font used is not Greek Unicode but an older font that is provided in the .zip file. For best results, make sure you install the font files on your computer before using the module.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Module - Moulton’s A Grammar of New Testament Greek

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains James Moulton’s famous book A Grammar of New Testament Greek. Although it eventually became a four volume series, the first volume called Prolegomena still covers a lot of important ground including historical and linguistic background to koine Greek as well as syntactical notes on parts of speech. In other words, there’s a lot packed into this volume even if there are three other books that were later published in this series. Although it may not be as useful as other grammars in BibleWorks because it lacks Scripture tagging, I’m sure you’ll still find it useful in your study of the Greek New Testament.

This text was digitized by Ted Hildebrandt in 2006 and is used by his gracious permission. I have simply converted it into a form BibleWorks can use.

The main downside to the text is that I have not attempted to do Scriptural tagging and the font used is not Greek Unicode but an older font that is provided in the .zip file. For best results, make sure you install the font files on your computer before using the module.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

Free Module - Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology

Monday, October 24th, 2011

WORDsearch is offering a free download of a BibleWorks module of Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology. In order to download this, go to this page and add the Charles Hodge module to your shopping cart and check out.

I’m not sure if this is a limited time offer or not, but if you think you’d be interested in it, might as well get it while it’s still hot.

New Module - Walther’s Law and Gospel

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Tomorrow (10/25/2011) marks the 200th birthday of C.F.W. Walther. If you’re knowledgeable of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, you will likely know who Walther is, but if you aren’t I’m sure you have no idea who he is. That’s okay. He’s probably not going to be nearly exciting as Martin Luther, but there is now a movie produced that covers his life. Fortunately the actor cast to play him in the movie is a bit easier on the eyes than Walther himself, but that just goes to show you that we don’t judge our theologians by their looks, only by their books.

The work known as The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel is a series of lectures that Walther gave during his time as a professor at Concordia Seminary. Through the series he introduces a set of theses regarding the proper distinction of Law and Gospel, particularly as it relates to the pastoral ministry, and explicates them. This is how theology used to be done, you know, before blogging and such. This work was put together based on notes from his students who attended the lectures.

This release still has a few errors here and there in tagging and such, but since I’ve been sitting on these files for a while and haven’t got around to fixing them, I thought that the occasion of Walther’s birthday was one that shouldn’t be passed up. Note that this is an older (public domain) translation. If you’re really into Walther, you’ll probably want to check out the revised and re-translated version here.

Special thanks go to Chris Sansom for his work in cleaning up these files from their original state and preparing them for Bible verse tagging.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Module - Lewis & Short, A Latin Dictionary

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

As I hinted at earlier when I blogged about the new Latin resources in BibleWorks 9, I said that the Whittaker’s Words glosses were completely insufficient for getting a true sense of what a word meant and how it was used. For that one needs a lexicon, not just a list of glosses.

The Lewis and Short Lexicon is a standard academic lexicon for the Latin language. It represents a great expanse of scholarship. If you want to read more about it, you can check the Wikipedia entry.

In some respects, the much more recent Oxford Latin Dictionary (OLD) replaces the Lewis & Short Dictionary - it uses a much more rigorous academic method, similar to what is used for the Oxford English Dictionary - the OLD covers a much smaller history of the Latin language. If you’re purely into Classical Latin, Oxford Latin Dictionary is a must, but that doesn’t mean the Lewis & Short has no value. If you plan to read beyond the classical canon, you really need a resource like Lewis & Short. Thus one truly needs both of these lexica rather than the one or the other! Plus the Lewis & Short, published in 1879 is in the public domain, making it much more widely available.

The implementation for this dictionary is 99% due to the work of Pasquale Amicarelli. He’s actually had this project completed for some time, but the initial version of it was quite large and slow. I had meant to find some way to make it better, but got extremely delayed until recently when I found a way to make it much smaller and quicker by incorporating better CSS management. I also added color to the dictionary entries so citations stood out.

A few more notes on the implementation:

  • The way to access this lexicon is through the BibleWorks menu. It will be found under Resources|Latin Resources.
  • There are two ways to navigate. One is to type in the dictionary word you wish to look up (the word *must* be the dictionary form. This is not a parsing tool.). The other way is to navigate by seeing the list of dictionary words and clicking on the appropriate word. The floating menu makes it possible to click to skip to a different letter of the alphabet.
  • You can change the size of the fonts on the HTML menu bar, but some of the sizes create problems for the floating menu. The only way around this for now is to find the optimal size for the menu, if you wish to use it. And if you need the entries larger, you’ll have to click back and forth.
  • There is no way to send words to this program. So you have to have this window open and type in words (or click on their link) if you wish to look them up.

DOWNLOAD! (18 MB)

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked.
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources).

Module Update - Calvin’s Commentaries

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Someone brought it to our attention that the Calvin’s Commentaries files provided on this website didn’t have the proper fonts for reading the Greek and Hebrew. Those font files have now been added to the Calvin Commentaries zip file so that users in the future will have them.

DOWNLOAD Calvin’s Commentaries (22 MB)

For users who have already downloaded Calvin’s Commentaries who do not want to re-download the whole zip file again, you may download the zip file that only contains the fonts.

DOWNLOAD Fonts for Calvin’s Commentaries