[sword-devel] Bugs in RSV module

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 3 Sep 2002 08:22:37 -0700 (MST)

On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Danny Freedman wrote:

>  --- Joshua Holman <hoshie@cox.net> wrote: > In some
> of the Psalms in the RSV, it seems that the
> > Psalm title is 
> > considered the first verse throwing off the number
> > of verses in that 
> > Psalm off by one.
> This is correct and is not a module bug, the RSV does
> not follow the standard verse numbering (i.e. the KJV
> verse numbering) rather it follows the more supported
> Jewish numbering scheme.  The Psalms, in Hebrew do not
> have 'titles' since they are a form of oral poetry,
> their beginning is a title. As regards sword, this
> poses a problem (most obvious in Malachi 4:6), since
> Sword adopts the more universal KJV numbering...

No, this really is a bug.  The source files identify the titles as "verse 
0" but I had ignored this in my conversion and simply changed to verse 1 
upon the start of a new chapter.

I know what you're referring to as some versions do have this; RSV just 
doesn't happen to be one of them.