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A fresh revision of a classic text, suited for classrooms or private study. Thousands of pastors have enhanced their understanding of the New Testament with this user-friendly book.
Posted November 2, 2012
Essentials of New Testament Greek in its original is a good text book. But it does not work in Nook format. On my Nook all pages come up very small almost non-readable. With some tapping on the screen you can get a page to zoom in but then you have to close it to turn a page. This is very inconvenient. I would recomend you by the hardcopy. The preview will not let you see past the table of contents. So will have to buy it to find this out. rating less than a half star.
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Posted September 9, 2013
I must agree with the other two reviewers. This book has been digitized in -extremely- poor quality from what appears to likely be a -very poor- condition source document. The page size is the size of the scanning bed/feed region and no effort has been made to crop to the content area. The previous review (2012, 02, 02) is correct. You can tap the page to zoom in to the content region (by algorithmically determining content region based on whitespace, not by actual definition) but then to proceed, you must deliberately close the zoomed page. Even zoomed, the quality is of abysmal quality such that regions of texts boxed in a grey-background box in the book are very difficult to read. There does not seem to be the standard to pinch out/in to zoom out/in the viewport. You can click again to zoom -way- too far in but then trying to drag navigate to what you hope still fits in the viewport fails as well.
Very poor. Not B&N quality I've come to expect.
I could, with even an antiquated flatbed scanner and a physical copy of the book produce a -far- superior product in a matter of a couple of hours. Considering you can buy like-new quality used copies for $10 elsewhere, it would actually cost less for a far better product. Bad enough the subject matter being All Greek to Me, but illegible All Greek to Me... perhaps this is a way to immerse the reader in the difficulties those who preserve and try to make sense of the ancient original manuscripts must have experienced. Thank you, but I'd just rather learn the language :) Cheers! Probably won't succeed, I shouldn't wonder, but still... put a brave face on it.
Posted December 29, 2012