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Books

Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul's Letters

Man and Woman, One in Christ, the latest book by Philip Payne. Signed copy only $19.99 plus shipping. Also see  NT essays by Payne, available for free download.


The Codex Vaticanus open, showing that each leaf has its original shape

Bibliorum Sacrorum Graecorum Codex Vaticanus B is the only color facsimile of the oldest surviving manuscript of virtually the entire Bible in Greek. It was written about A.D. 350 and is regarded as the most important manuscript of the Greek Bible. The photographic quality and color reproduction is amazingly faithful to the original. Most of the 450 numbered copies printed for sale have already been sold, so availability is limited. The $5490 price includes express shipping and insurance.


Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile, available for a short time for $475.

Codex Sinaiticus facsimile, The remarkably clear color facsimile of the fourth-century Codex Sinaiticus of all the NT and half of the LXX plus Tobit, Judith, 1 and 4 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Barnabas, and the Shepherd is available for a limited time for $699.95, Order Form. We believe this is by far the best price available anywhere. The list price is $999. Shipping the 32 lb box by UPS ground is $59 within the USA 48 states. Shipping to the UK is $149 and $129 to most other western European countries, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea are $149. Egypt, Israel, India, and Singapore are $169. 828 pages 13.5 x 16.5 in., cloth with slipcase. ISBN: 9781598565775


Le manuscrit B de la Bible

Le manuscrit B de la Bible, probably the most important book on Codex Vaticanus ever written, with PB Payne's historic chapter on Distigmai. Only $49.95 plus shipping.


LaserAkkadian


A complete set of Neo-Assyrian Akkadian signs for use in any text processor!

for Windows

for Macintosh

What are others saying about these fonts? What are others saying?

LaserAkkadian includes ten TrueType® and Type 1 fonts (five solid and five outline) including the complete set of Neo-Assyrian Akkadian signs. The fonts contain all the basic Akkadian signs listed in René Labat's Manual D'Épigraphie Akkadienne (5th edition, 1976) and Rykle Borger's Assyrisch-babylonische Zeichenliste (AOAT 33, 1978, editions 2-4 with Supplement 33A). LaserAkkadian contains more than 850 signs, and includes two significantly oversized cross-shaped signs. Seven erasure symbols (a faded block) are also included in the fonts. In addition to the full erasure symbol there are overstrike characters designating erasure of various portions of signs (front, rear, upper front, lower front, upper rear, and lower rear erasure). The reconstructed portions of the erasures are legible underneath the erasure symbol overstrikes!

The fonts also include the standard Akkadian transliteration symbols plus a Microsoft® Word template containing a macro for converting transliterated Akkadian text into glyphs (the actual Akkadian signs). LaserAkkadian features easy AutoText input into Word; you simply type the sign's code, press the shortcut key, and Word inputs the correct sign into your document. Complete instructions, including sign lists ordered by sound and by number, are included. If you are not using Word you can still input the signs using the keyboard method; complete instructions are included in the User's Manual.

LaserAkkadian is based on our MacAkkadian bitmap fonts, which were originally created by Paul Li. MacAkkadian and LaserAkkadian have been revised many times in close consultation with Dr. Rykle Borger, who has, over the years, recommended the addition or refinement of many signs, character codes and pronunciations. He authorized us to incorporate these revisions into LaserAkkadian, and kindly provided us with a pre-publication copy of his Mesopotamisches Zeichenlexikon to help with these revisions. He wrote us of his pleasure that we used it to update LaserAkkadian.

LaserAkkadian is available both for Windows and Macintosh. Please continue reading for details about the Windows product, the Macintosh product, for samples of the fonts, and for testimonials by LaserAkkadian users.

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LaserAkkadian for Windows

LaserAkkadian for Windows

LaserAkkadian for Windows features three input systems. The AutoText phonetic entry method works in Microsoft Word, and the two other input systems (using the AkkadianLS keyboard driver or using Character Code input) are for use in any Windows program, including Word. There are two complete sign lists, one ordered by Sound and one by Number. All documentation is in Adobe® PDF format and installs to the Windows Start menu where it is available for viewing and/or printing.

System Requirements: The TrueType® fonts install into Microsoft® Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, and NT4 and work with all applications that allow the user to select fonts from a font menu. Type 1 fonts are also provided. The included keyboard driver provides alternate keyboard layouts and allows access to four characters per key (instead of the normal two). AutoText entry codes for every character in the fonts are provided for easy input in Microsoft Word. The product includes a User's Manual. All documentation is in PDF format, and installed to the Windows Start menu where it can be viewed and/or printed using Adobe Reader. The fonts will print to any printer at the highest quality allowed by your printer.

A custom version (fonts only) is available for Linux, but Linux users must provide alternate keyboard input for characters in the extended character set. If you are ordering for Linux be sure to select the Linux box on the Order Form.

Cost: US$ 149.95 Order

Do you need to upgrade? Check the current version number and a Release History.

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LaserAkkadian for Macintosh

LaserAkkadian for Macintosh

LaserAkkadian for Macintosh features two input systems coordinated with the ten Akkadian fonts. In Microsoft® Word (versions 2001 or higher) these input methods allow the complete set of signs to be typed without changing fonts. Select an AutoText value for either the basic reading of each sign or its sign number. The Akkadian signs may also be selected directly from the font menu of any word processor. This instantly transforms your keyboard to Akkadian.

LaserAkkadian includes a User's Manual with the complete list of input key positions either by font or by AutoText input code.

System Requirements: Requires Microsoft Word 2001 or higher. Works with any Mac that supports these versions of Word, including the new Intel-based Macs. The product includes a User's Manual containing a complete list of keystrokes plus AutoText entry codes. The keystroke entry method is based the US keyboard layout.

Cost: US$ 149.95 Order

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LaserAkkadian Samples

Text may be typed with black (solid) wedges or with open (outline) wedges. The two sets of fonts are interchangeable. Here we see samples of Akkadian text from Hammurabi's Law Code using both styles of font:


Law 1 from Hammurabi's Law Code:

Law 1 from Hammurabi's Law Code, shown with the AkkadianBlack fonts.
Law 1 from Hammurabi's Law Code, shown with the AkkadianLS (open) fonts.
 

The fonts may be scaled to any size. Here is the same Law 1 in a much larger point size.

Law 1:

Law 1 from Hammurabi's Law Code, shown with the AkkadianBlack fonts.

Law 1 from Hammurabi's Law Code, shown with the AkkadianLS (Open) fonts.

Law 2 from Hammurabi's Law Code:
Law 2 from Hammurabi's Law Code, shown with the AkkadianBlack fonts.

Law 2 from Hammurabi's Law Code, shown with the AkkadianLS (Open) fonts.

The fonts include seven erasure symbols (faded blocks). In addition to the full erasure symbol there are six symbols designating erasure of various portions of signs. Type the front erasures before the Akkadian sign and the rear erasures after the sign. Notice how the reconstructed portions of the erasures are legible underneath the erasure symbol. The full erasure symbol at the bottom is not an overstrike and no symbol shows through it. Repeat the full erasure symbol for longer erasures.

Front Front erasure symbol
Front Upper Front upper erasure symbol
Front Lower Front lower erasure symbol
Rear Rear erasure symbol
Rear Upper Rear upper erasure symbol
Rear Lower Rear lower erasure symbol
Full Full erasure symbols


The fonts include standard Akkadian transliteration symbols and hanging brackets.
Akkadian transliteration symbols plus hanging brackets

The included TranslitToGlyphs macro will convert transliterated Akkadian text to Akkadian signs (in Microsoft Word). If you have a section of transliterated text the LaserAkkadian User's Manual guides you through the conversion process.

It is easy to  
convert this Convert transliterated Akkadian text to glyphs using the TranslitToGlyphs macro.
to this Convert transliterated Akkadian text to glyphs using the TranslitToGlyphs macro.

The fonts also include two over-sized Akkadian cross-shaped signs, shown here in the AkkadianBlackE font, at various point sizes.
Two large Akkadian cross-shaped signs in the AkkadianBlackE font

Here are the same cross-shaped signs in the AkkadianLSE (open) font.

Two large Akkadian cross-shaped signs in the AkkadianLSE (open) font

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Testimonials

Here's what others are saying about LaserAkkadian Here's what others are saying about LaserAkkadian:

"I am delighted with my LaserAkkadian fonts."
Michael Glasby, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

"You always furnish excellent products."
Professor Anson F. Rainey, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel


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