[sword-devel] NET Bible

Don A. Elbourne Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 23 Sep 2002 07:33:07 -0500

Matt ,

The conversion tool I mentioned
http://www.jeff-jackson.com/Religion/netprogram.zip is not my tool, and has
nothing to do with the Sword Project.  Jeff Jackson created it to help
convert the NET Bible to a format that can be imported into Bible Works.
(BW= BibleWorks http://bibleworks.com ) Jeff's web site is

I mentioned it to Chris, because he is the pumpkin holder for Sword module
creation. He wanted to take a look at Jeff's list of errors in the NET
Bible's markup to make sure there was nothing there that he had not caught
himself when converting NET to a Sword module.

The Sword Project does not have permision, as of yet, to distribute the NET
Bible as a module.

I have not tried Jeff's tool myself, but it is supposed to work. I know many
BW users have been successful. I'm not sure what format it spits out, but it
should be able to be used to create a Sword module. If you want to try your
hand at it, the Sword module creation documentation can be found at

by grace alone,

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt and Patty Bucken" <buckens@attglobal.net>
To: <delbourne@cox.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 1:04 PM
Subject: [sword-devel] NET Bible

> Don,
> I just recently found the Sword Project, but so far am excited about the
> program and its ease of use.  I was reading through the message archive
> from sword-devel for info about NET Bible modules and found this post.
>  >Chris,
>  >
>  >Here is that NET Bible conversion tool I was telling you about.
>  >The source code and a list of corrections is included in the zip file.
>  >http://www.jeff-jackson.com/Religion/netprogram.zip
>  >
>  >by grace alone,
>  >
>  >Don A. Elbourne Jr.
>  >http://elbourne.org
> I have attempted to follow these instructions but parse.exe is blowing up
> on me.  I realize that you are not obligated to provide any support for
> this, but I would appreciate any suggestions.  I am running winXP.
> Also, steps 8-12 refer to BW.  So far I have not been able to find out
> BW refers too.  Can you point me in the right direction?
> Thanks,
> Matt Bucken