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Post by AdamBielka » February 23rd, 2020, 1:31 am

This project is now complete! All files can be found at https://librivox.org/observations-upon-the-apocalypse-by-isaac-newton/

Observations Upon the Apocalypse of St. John by Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727).

While Issac Newton is most known today for his research in physics, during his own life he was also well-known for his religious scholarship. Engaging in intensive research on Christian history, theology, and the Bible, Newton cared deeply about understanding his faith. Among Newton's writings are those on prophecies described in the Bible. Here, he analyzes the last book of the New Testament - Revelation AKA the Apocalypse of St. John- in order to gain an understanding of the world's end times. He seems especially interested in tracking how post-Jesus Roman history compares with the events described in Revelation. Observations Upon the Apocalypse of St. John was posthumously published in 1733, as part of Newton's larger work on Bible prophecy. ( Adam Bielka)
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Post by AdamBielka » February 23rd, 2020, 1:41 am

My first solo project is coming close to wrapping up, thought I might propose starting my second.

I'm a bit unsure about what the LibriVox rules are for cutting larger works into discrete parts- I've seen it done somethings like the Lucian Dialogues and Emily Montague epistles. This is a Part II of a larger work cobbled together posthumously from Newton's writings, but each Part is fairly discrete from each other- the first is Newton's analysis on the Book of Daniel, this second on the Book of Revelation. This is going to be a hard read based on my preliminary sampling- LOTS of hard-to-pronounce Greek and Latin names and phrases throughout the text. So I didn't want to commit to doing the whole thing ginormous thing. Part II is much shorter than Part I, yet discrete enough to be analyzed alone. Open to other organization ideas though. So I thought I might start with that?
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Post by Leni » February 23rd, 2020, 7:49 am

Hello, Adam

I see no problem in doing the two separate parts as two projects. It is probably wise to start with the shorter one as well. Each chapter should fit in one section; you might want to divide the last one which is almost 7000 words long, but that is up to you.

I will add your window. Let me know if you have any questions. :)
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Post by Leni » February 23rd, 2020, 8:03 am

Done. I also shortened the file name. :mrgreen: Let's wait here for a few days, and see if a DPLer comes along.
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Post by AdamBielka » February 23rd, 2020, 7:22 pm

Leni wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 8:03 am
Done. I also shortened the file name. :mrgreen: Let's wait here for a few days, and see if a DPLer comes along.
Okay good call on the file name! I just copy-pasted the data from the generator, didn't even notice the filename yet.

Chapter 3 doesn't really seem to have a natural mid point :? to split in. My word-to-speech calculator seems to think it'll take about an hour to read. I know LibriVox standards recommend 10-40 minute increments, but 1 hour doesn't seem so bad. If its my call, I'd stick with the chapter integrity?

Another note- the chapter titles are a bit long, multiple sentences, hard to see in browers. Is it acceptable to abbreviate them for the sake of people browsing (while saying the full versions of the chapter titles during the audio)? I.e. "Introduction" "Apocalypse and the Prophecies of Daniel"; "Apocalypse and the Book of the Law of Moses". Or is that too much of a distortion?

Also including the Inserted Pages in the Postscript, they're on the same topic, albeit organized a bit differently.
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Post by Leni » February 25th, 2020, 8:12 am

Hello, Adam.

Yes, doing Chapter 3 in one section is absolutely possible, no problem. And abbreviating the chapter titles makes sense to me as well.
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Post by Leni » February 28th, 2020, 11:02 am

Moving us to Going Solo.
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Post by BillTurns » February 28th, 2020, 11:40 am

I am interested in providing the service of DPL.
This looks to be an interesting listen.
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Post by AdamBielka » February 29th, 2020, 8:53 pm

BillTurns wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 11:40 am
I am interested in providing the service of DPL.
This looks to be an interesting listen.
I hope so! Glad to have you on board!
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Post by Leni » March 1st, 2020, 9:42 am

BillTurns wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 11:40 am
I am interested in providing the service of DPL.
This looks to be an interesting listen.
Welcome, Bill! I have added you to the project. More information about DPLing can be found here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Guide_for_Proof-listeners Please take a look at the guide and let us know if you have any doubts.

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Post by BillTurns » March 2nd, 2020, 9:39 am

Leni wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 9:42 am
BillTurns wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 11:40 am
I am interested in providing the service of DPL.
This looks to be an interesting listen.
Welcome, Bill! I have added you to the project. More information about DPLing can be found here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Guide_for_Proof-listeners Please take a look at the guide and let us know if you have any doubts.

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Thanks Leni,

I am looking forward to the task, the guides are well done and the process seems pretty laid back. As I don't have much to keep my attention active at work, this is the perfect task to fill my time.

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Post by BillTurns » March 2nd, 2020, 9:40 am

AdamBielka wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 8:53 pm
BillTurns wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 11:40 am
I am interested in providing the service of DPL.
This looks to be an interesting listen.
I hope so! Glad to have you on board!
Not a problem Adam, looking forward to the first uploads.

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Post by AdamBielka » March 4th, 2020, 4:25 pm

BillTurns wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 9:40 am
Not a problem Adam, looking forward to the first uploads.

Standing by,
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Chapters 1 and 2 uploaded. He has a style of writing where he uses quotes a lot within sentences,- mostly Bible verses- and interjects a lot within these quotes his own commentary and notes. It's a bit unclear sometimes whats a quote and what's not a quote. I've tried to use different voices (Deep voice for bible quotes, normal voice Newton's commentary) for the quotes to distinguish them, because its not always clear with the visual clues.
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Post by BillTurns » March 5th, 2020, 9:08 am

AdamBielka wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Chapters 1 and 2 uploaded. He has a style of writing where he uses quotes a lot within sentences,- mostly Bible verses- and interjects a lot within these quotes his own commentary and notes. It's a bit unclear sometimes whats a quote and what's not a quote. I've tried to use different voices (Deep voice for bible quotes, normal voice Newton's commentary) for the quotes to distinguish them, because its not always clear with the visual clues.
PL complete on these two chapters:
Chapter 1: PL OK
Chapter 2:
01:55 repeated word, "the", "...Temple relate to 'the the' feast of the seventh month."
04:28 repeated section, "til the Apostasy prevailed and took place"
18:14 missing section, "...And at this and other concomitant sacrifices,...[until the evening-sacrifice was ended, there were voices, and thundrings, and lightnings, and an earthquake; that is, the voice of the High-Priest reading the Law to the people, and other voices and thundrings from the trumpets and temple-musick at the sacrifices, and lightnings from the fire of the Altar.]
...The solemnity of the day of expiration being finished,..."
30:38 pulsing noise, "...inward court of sincerity and truth:[noise] but John is..."

Overall, the quality is good and the timing and into/end sections are good. Your deeper voice for the interposed scripture is an interesting adaptation. Not bad, just interesting.

~Bill
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Post by AdamBielka » March 5th, 2020, 5:28 pm

Alright Bill! I've uploaded the Chapter 2 corrections, thanks for catching those! And thanks for your affirmation of the reading.
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