It is Finally Here (Qumran Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls Database)!!!!

After much anticipation, Logos is about to finally release their Qumran Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls Database.  From what I understand, the release date for this product was pushed back several times over the last year.  However, it is now official – Logos has confirmed a ship date of 2/16/11.  I ordered this on pre-publication last Christmas (2009), so I am giddy about this news.  I won’t need to head out to the library to look into a volume of DJD every time I need to reference a DSS biblical text.  I am also excited about having the scrolls morphologically tagged and searchable!

I hope that sometime in the future both of the DSS databases (the biblical and sectarian) will feature actual photographs alongside of these fresh transcriptions.  This type of feature would take this product into a new stratosphere, in my opinion.

5 comments to It is Finally Here (Qumran Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls Database)!!!!

  • Oh, and by the way, let me know if you need help cleaning up your Hebrew on the blog. Do you have access to your CSS files? That is, can you access the gobbledygook?

  • Adam Couturier

    I enjoyed chatting with you today, as well.

    I also figured you would might suggest something to that effect. Sadly, the cost of a new Mac and getting the equivalent software in Accordance would not be the most cost effective choice for me at the moment. I have $1000’s invested into my current Logos software.

    I would love some help cleaning up the Hebrew on my blog, and I do have access to my CSS files. Maybe sometime in the future you can can walk me through it over the phone.

    Talk to you soon!

  • Adam Couturier

    That page is a couple of years old. Sadly, the delays in the product doesn’t make their claim very accurate. I’m just pleased that it is finally coming out.

  • Adam Couturier

    James, I agree. They should re-write that page. I’ll let you know how it is when it gets here.

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