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« on: December 14, 2009, 01:44:53 AM »

My Kindle arrives on Tuesday. I was surprised and happy to see the Orthodox Study Bible has a Kindle edition. I can't really find any reviews for the OSB Kindle edition online. I know I can get a sample once Kindle arrives, but I really wanted to hear from folks who already have it. Do the footnotes come through okay?

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 02:09:48 AM »

I can't answer your question, as I don't have kindle, but I'd like to welcome you to the forum.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 12:05:34 PM »

Welcome!  I don't have a Kindle either, sorry.  Just wanted to say hello!
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009, 01:35:17 PM »


Welcome to the forum!

You can read the reviews that folks have posted on amazon in regards to the Kindle version here:

http://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Study-Bible-Christianity-ebook/product-reviews/B000XPNVFI/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?ie=UTF8&coliid=&showViewpoints=1&colid=&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Hope that helps.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 02:26:14 PM »

Welcome to the forum.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009, 03:54:58 PM »

Some of the reviews say that the Kindle has no footnotes, FYI.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009, 04:47:11 PM »

Some of the reviews say that the Kindle has no footnotes, FYI.

Wow; that would actually be a better product than the hard copy "study" Bible.   Lips Sealed
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2009, 06:18:11 PM »

I haven't had the time to go through the OT, but ISTM a number of people have pointed out that it isn't a true LXX translation, and in fact in many places it follows the NKJV rather than the LXX in divergent passages.  If that's true, I don't see the point in getting it (the OSB).
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2009, 09:02:03 PM »

Some of the reviews say that the Kindle has no footnotes, FYI.
Is that generally or just for the OSB?
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2009, 09:03:24 PM »

Some of the reviews say that the Kindle has no footnotes, FYI.
Is that generally or just for the OSB?

Sorry - Kindle OSB, not Kindle in general.  And I think they mean all commentary when they say "footnotes."
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 06:37:01 AM »

Some of the reviews say that the Kindle has no footnotes, FYI.
Is that generally or just for the OSB?

Sorry - Kindle OSB, not Kindle in general.  And I think they mean all commentary when they say "footnotes."
Thanks.
I've been looking at getting a Kindle, but I wouldn't know what to do with my collection of bookmarks then.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009, 01:35:38 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009, 06:53:20 PM »

I haven't had the time to go through the OT, but ISTM a number of people have pointed out that it isn't a true LXX translation, and in fact in many places it follows the NKJV rather than the LXX in divergent passages.  If that's true, I don't see the point in getting it (the OSB).

The intro to the OSB says that the editors used Alfred Rahlfs edition of the Greek text of the LXX as the basis of the English translation of the OSB. Then, for reference, they used the Brenton translation (1851) of the Greek Old Testament into English. Then they only used the New KJV where the translation of the Masoretic (Hebrew) text and the English translation of the Greek text resulted in the same translation.

So the OSB is significantly different from the NKJV in many places and is a viable translation of the Septuagint. I have found differences in translation between the OSB and NKJV (I have both Bibles).

The OSB uses the same cannonical order of books as does the Old Testament According to the Seventy, first published in 1928 with the approval of the Holy Synod of the Chruch of Greece.

I would guess, that in subsequent editions, like happens with many Bible translations, it will be refined and will come to be a standard LXX English translation for many Orthodox.

I think the people are nitpicking.


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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 02:05:12 PM »

Some of the reviews say that the Kindle has no footnotes, FYI.

Apparently the Kindle OSB does have footnotes:

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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 06:01:22 PM »

What's a Kindle?
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2009, 09:30:06 AM »

What's a Kindle?

An electronic reading device. Basically the Kindle is to ebooks what the iPod is to mp3s.
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2009, 10:25:35 AM »

Ok, thank you.
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2009, 11:23:08 AM »

Speaking of the Kindle, Amazon has now released a free program for PC and iPhone that reads Kindle files (the Mac & Blackberry versions will be released soon). So now we have the option of buying Kindle ebooks to read on our computers and handhelds instead of buying the Kindle - awesome!
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2009, 06:03:29 PM »

I like the new Sony version, tho the Orthodox Study Bible is not available.  The Sony can have Word docs downloaded, but the price is high and its just finally coming out.  Talk about slow.  Same goes for the Nook from Barnes & Noble.
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2010, 03:13:53 AM »

I'm just going to wait until this whole technology becomes much more standardized and there are no compatibility issues between different electronic reading devices.
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2010, 03:22:26 AM »

I have a sony reader, the reader is very good but the software for the books.... Angry

doesn't even load. Can you believe that?
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2010, 03:26:47 AM »

Once again, avoid the technology until it is more reliable!
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2010, 03:29:29 AM »

You can read perfectly in it though, just load the books in explorer instead of the software. capacity sort of small though (half a gig) and it has probelms with certain pdf formats. Loading takes a little too. Aside from this its pretty good.
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2010, 06:01:41 AM »

I have seen the future of these devices, and while the memory capacity is staggering, the font is extremely ugly.

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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2010, 09:26:12 PM »

Once again, avoid the technology until it is more reliable!

Yip in the meantime just download the program to your PC/Mac/iPhone/Blackberry and read the books there.
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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2010, 11:39:41 AM »

Resurrecting an old thread... for anyone shopping for a Kindle, they announced a very significant price drop for the next gen that comes out on August 27.  The price is down to $139.  I had to go for it.  Personally, I'm looking forward to having the OSB and other writings with me in that format.  I often grab liturgical texts from http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/service_texts.html, and printed them out to take with me.  It will be much more handy to just be able to transfer them to the Kindle. 

I also bought the leather cover for it, so that when I whip it out in church, it doesn't look like I'm playing around on a blackberry or iPad.  I actually have a bunch of prayers and a complete bible on my BB, but I would never think of reading it in church.  Really looking forward to my new toy.
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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2010, 12:20:43 PM »

Since the thread's already been resurrected, I'll just add:  reading ANY Bible on the Kindle is a different experience than reading the hard copy.

Pro:  It's a lot more lightweight so you don't have to have an extra suitcase just for your Bible(s) - and you can have several translations.

Con:  Nowhere near as easy to thumb through the pages and just look for stuff to read at random.

(Of course, no law says you can't have both, right?  Smiley )

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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2010, 12:39:15 PM »

I have the Nook from Barnes and Nobel.  As soon as I get a memory card, I plan to add my prayers and the general services for all the liturgical hours.  I know, from personal experience, trying to pack all the books I need requires a separate suitcase...lol  When I get around to downloading all the necessary services on the Nook, I'll be set.
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