Does anyone use paper concordances anymore?

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Jonathan Robie
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Does anyone use paper concordances anymore?

Post by Jonathan Robie » March 20th, 2015, 5:08 pm

Are paper concordances still useful? If so, why?

I just bought a copy of Hatch & Redpath's Concordance to the Septuagint by mistake ... and I'm wondering what to do with it.
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Re: Does anyone use paper concordances anymore?

Post by Stephen Carlson » March 20th, 2015, 5:21 pm

I carry Schmöller's Handkonkordanz with me for use when I'm not with a computer. Hatch and Redpath is good for its analysis of the Hebrew underlying the Greek term; in other words, it's helpful for studying translation technique.
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Re: Does anyone use paper concordances anymore?

Post by Stirling Bartholomew » March 20th, 2015, 6:42 pm

I used Handkonkordanz Zum Grechischen A. Schmoller this morning.
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Re: Does anyone use paper concordances anymore?

Post by Stephen Hughes » March 21st, 2015, 12:31 am

Because I'm away from home, I haven't for a long time, but I trust something on paper more than any digital (re)production (except scanning).
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Re: Does anyone use paper concordances anymore?

Post by Shirley Rollinson » March 22nd, 2015, 12:35 am

Jonathan Robie wrote:Are paper concordances still useful? If so, why?

I just bought a copy of Hatch & Redpath's Concordance to the Septuagint by mistake ... and I'm wondering what to do with it.
All the time - just about every day. But then I'm ancient :-)
You could give your copy of Hatch and Redpath to your local Seminary library - or to "Operation Pass-Along" for seminarians and clergy in need.
http://www.anglicandigest.org/operation-pass-along/
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Re: Does anyone use paper concordances anymore?

Post by RandallButh » March 22nd, 2015, 3:48 am

I have HatchRedpath within arm's reach of my desk chair.
But I use it much less than I used to. Still, I'm glad it's there and would consider it a good purchase.
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Re: Does anyone use paper concordances anymore?

Post by James Spinti » March 22nd, 2015, 10:52 am

I have both Hatch & Redpath and Moulton & Geden (I.H. Marshall revision). While I don't use them as much as I used to, they are very handy to get a bigger view at one time. The problem with electronic search results is that your screen isn't large enough to get the full perspective.

Where electronic really shines is looking for certain inflected forms...that can be a real drag in paper ones. For example, I recently was looking for elided forms of δέ. With Accordance/Logos, it was simple. Imagine trying to do that with a paper concordance! Right!

[by the way, the preliminary results are here: http://anebooks.blogspot.com/2015/03/st ... g-way.html. When I get time, I'm going to pursue the LXX and other Koine texts. The problem is that the nonbiblical text editions don't always mark elision of δέ and sometimes play fast and loose with it themselves : ( ]

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