Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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The Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] at

<https://tanach.us/Tanach.xml>

has been upgraded to text version UXLC 1.1 in Build 26.1 (19 Oct 2020). The many changes are described in <https://tanach.us/Pages/Changes.html>. Site operation remains the same, however.

Be sure to clear your browser cache to view a complete version of the new site.

Chris Kimball
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Re: Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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Chris,

I've been a little confused about UXLC. Is it WLC or an extension of WLC?

Also, I've been doing some work with STEP bible and I know that they get a lot (all?) of their modules from Crosswire, who describes their WLC module as:
based on Christopher V. Kimball's edition (http://www.tanach.us/Tanach.xml), which also adds textual source assignment based in the Pentateuch on the documentary hypothesis.
Will these changes be reflected in their module?

Just curious as to how a lot of these different sources relate to each other.

Thanks!
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Re: Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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Dear Charles,

The Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex (UXLC, <https://tanach.us>) is an extension of the Westminster Leningrad Codex (WLC) Version 4.20 (25 Jan 2016) of the Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Research. It's provided without licensing restrictions on any form of the Hebrew text and is maintained approximately semiannually.

Changes in the UXLC biblical text from the WLC are carefully documented and attributed as seen in the <https://tanach.us/Pages/Changes.html> page. All viewers are invited to suggest changes to improve the match of the electronic UXLC text with the Leningrad Codex.

The WLC does not contain source markings, I added them for what was then the Unicode/XML Leningrad Westminster Leningrad Codex (<https://tanach.us>) which was also freely available. Probably Crosswire constructed their module from some version of that site. They're welcome to do that in the future with the UXLC.

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Re: Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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Thanks! I'll have to dig around the site some more
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Re: Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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Hi Chris, I recently downloaded the WLC Tanach documents so I could use them as personal books in Logos Bible Software (after conversion to Word .docx format). Will the changes you mentioned affect the content of those you have to download on site? Just wondering if I needed to download them again.

Thanks for making them available so they can be used that way. I can't fit buying a Hebrew Bible from Logos into the budget, so it helps I can use this option.
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Re: Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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talmid56 wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:09 am Hi Chris, I recently downloaded the WLC Tanach documents so I could use them as personal books in Logos Bible Software (after conversion to Word .docx format). Will the changes you mentioned affect the content of those you have to download on site? Just wondering if I needed to download them again.

Thanks for making them available so they can be used that way. I can't fit buying a Hebrew Bible from Logos into the budget, so it helps I can use this option.
Uh, that's smart! How do you do that with Logos? I have BHS and BHQ (the seven available so far) on Logos. Would adding WLC Tanach give any benefit?
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Re: Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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Logos' Wiki page with instructions on adding personal books to Logos: https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books
Scroll about halfway down to find the instructions.

Idea came to me from this site, Aréopage (French language site; with some English translations of content), in this article: https://www.areopage.net/Logos5FreeModulesLibrary.html. There are some Bibles and Biblical Studies books here (author-created and public domain) which are formatted for use in Logos. These were done to use in Logos 6 but should work fine in the current version.

Unlike Olive Tree, which has a free Hebrew Tanakh module (I believe it's from WLC), Logos makes you pay to get one. It doesn't provide a free Septuagint either, although it does have a free Koine NT (SBL). My budget only occasionally permits buying modules, so any useful free ones are a blessing. I'm using the free edition of Logos 8, which works fine for me and will run the paid modules as well as the free ones.

I had already been used to working with WLC in Olive Tree, which has a nice clear font and is easy to use. For Logos, I first started putting in the Hebrew Tanakh modules from the Biblia Mirecurensia (https://biblia-mirecurensia.com/en/text-downloads.html), an unpointed, emended version of the MT with modern punctuation and topic headings. The notes on the emendations (which are partly based on those done by the New English Bible, published in a separate volume for study) are available for download there also. Both the Hebrew Bible files on BM and the emendation files are already available in Word format. The same site also has free Septuagint texts in Word format. Both will work in Logos. So I thought it would be nice to have the two Hebrew Bibles to use in Logos, to compare side by side. At Chris's site you can get WLC either pointed or unpointed, and also the morphology files.

Chris can speak more to the benefit question, I am sure. It is a benefit for me since I can''t afford the BHS and BHQ mods for Logos. This way, I can have a pointed Tanakh in Logos as well as the unpointed one, Biblia Mirecurensia, I already had started putting in Logos. (I've only had time to add the Torah files so far, with the Prophets and Writings to come later. So also with the Septuagint files). One downside to be aware of, in the case of a personal book Bible set like this, Logos will only allow you to add the Bible texts one book at a time. Not the whole Tanakh in one file. So, it will take more time to get it into Logos, but it functions beautifully. It just has to be formatted in Word so a table of contents is generated. Logos' Wiki shows how to use Styles in Word to generate a TOC here: https://wiki.logos.com/Adding_TOC_in_PBs.

I may try that out with some of my own documents at some point. Hope this info helps!
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Re: Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex [UXLC] updated.

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Dear talmid56,

The last WLC was issued in January 2016 and has been up at the <https://tanach.us> site until 1 April this year. The current site (Build 26.1, 19 Oct 2020) has 48 changes in the Hebrew text. You can check the changes page at <https://tanach.us/Pages/Changes.html> to see if the changes would be worth your effort to repeat the downloads.

You will find the number of transcription notes greatly reduced and the reason for this reduction.

I hope the site will continue to assist you!

Chris Kimball
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