Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Version 9 BibleWorks Announced

I learned today that the new version 9 of BibleWorks is now available to order, for shipping next month. Among the new features is a fourth analysis column in the work space, a "verse tab" that tracks text and bible-study notes (the ESV notes are available as a $20 add-on), and a second added Bible atlas. The new Common English Bible is included free.

To learn more, go to the BibleWorks site by clicking here.
For a pdf of the version 9 brochure, click here.

Here is one of their new video introductions:

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Göttingen's Jacobikirche (St. James's Church), was built 1361-1461. It has a rather interesting interior with both traditional and ultramodern stained glass. The WikiTravel WebSite describes the original paintwork as “not unlike that of a barbershop.” The Ott organ in the church is also impressive. Don’t forget to check out the panorama (final frame, below) that I made with my iPhone Photosynth app!



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Göttingen Synagogue Memorial

The Synagogue Memorial was designed by Corrado Cagli in 1973 and stands on the site of a synagogue that was destroyed during World War II in 1938. The names of Göttingen's Jewish residents who were murdered during the "dark time" are listed below an abstraction of the Star of David. In the final photo, I’ve used red ink to highlight the star outline.






Monday, June 20, 2011

Around the Old Town

Here are a few more photos taken around the old city of Göttingen, all within the old walls.




This panorama (below) shows an old inner courtyard, still extant not far from the Göttingen town centre, giving a nice feel for what it would have been like centuries ago to live amid half-timbered houses:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Protestation der Göttinger Sieben

Inside the Great Assembly Hall of the University shown in the previous post is a room and the above plaque commemorating the "Göttingen Seven," seven faculty members who, in 1837, signed a formal protest against the action of King Ernst August in abolishing the liberal constitution of 1833. This "Protestation" quickly got all seven professors expelled from the university (on December 14). So much for academic freedom...

One the the "Göttinger Sieben" was noted exegete and Hebrew Bible critic, Heinrich Ewald (November 16, 1803 – May 4, 1875). Ewald has been called one of the founders of the science of the Hebrew language; his Geschichte des Volkes Israel is still considered a work of rare genius.

Ewald's connection with Göttingen did not end permanently in 1837. He was invited back in 1847 and gladly returned.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Here are a few shots, including a panorama, of the Wilhelmsplatz square with the main building of the University, the Georg-August-University. The Great Assembly Hall (Alte Aula, first photo) has reliefs at the top showing various figures representing the branches of learning. The photo at the bottom is a detention cell in the student prison, used to incarcerate students for such offenses as laziness and dueling.