[sword-devel] expanding the Sword canon

Brian Schroeder sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 24 Nov 2001 17:54:50 +1030

Looks like a good idea so far as it goes.  But should we be looking at
an entirely new way of doing it so that it becomes a simple matter to
add new "books" at any time in the future - including other books on,
for example, theology - without it disrupting things.

Brian Schroeder

Chris Little wrote:
> As I'm sure many of you know, Sword is currently limited to the 66 book
> canon of the Protestant Bible.  That leaves us unable to handle other
> important canons and the Apocrypha.  I would propose expanding our
> "canon" to 88 books that cover every book used in Protestant, Catholic,
> & Orthodox churches and it all original language texts (BHS, GNT, LXX, &
> Vulgate).  I think our current canon should comprise the first 66 books
> in any case, but we may want to set up a mechanism by which books can be
> re-ordered so that, for example, the Catholic deuterocanon can be placed
> between the OT & NT.  Ultimately, we should probably use whatever is
> chosen by OSIS for their canon, but I would like to propose a list (the
> same as I will propose for OSIS) in case anyone has feelings that
> more/fewer books should be included....
> Additional books from the Catholic deuterocanon:
> Tob             Tobit
> Jdt             Judith
> WisSol  Wisdom of Solomon
> Sir             Sirach/Ecclesiasticus
> Bar             Baruch/1 Baruch
> 1Mac            1 Maccabees
> 2Mac            2 Maccabees
> Additional books from the LXX:
> 1Esdr           1 Esdras/3 Ezra/Esdras A
> 2Esdr           2 Esdras/4 Ezra/Esdras B
> 3Mac            3 Maccabees
> 4Mac            4 Maccabees
> Odes            Odes of Solomon
> PssSol  Psalms of Solomon
> PrMan           Prayer of Manasses
> LetJer  Letter of Jeremiah
> Additional book from the Vulgate:
> EpLao           Epistle to the Laodiceans
> Additional books from the Orthodox canon:
> 1En             1 Enoch/Ethiopic Apocalypse of Enoch
> Jub             Jubilees
> Additional books from the Apocrypha (additions to canonical books named
> separately in Protestant printings):
> AddEsth Additions to Esther
> PrAzar  Prayer of Azariah/Song of the Three Children
> Sus             Susanna
> Bel             Bel and the Dragon