[sword-devel] Re:Chapter translations (Robin Randall)

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Oct 18 00:05:06 MST 2005

This is actually a localization issue. I can't speak for UK users, who 
might need something else, but as a native speaker of Standard American 
English, I would say this should be changed to "Revelation". I would 
also say that all of the numbered books ((I|II) 
(Samuel|Kings|Chronicles|Corinthians|Thessalonians|Timothy|Peter|John) & 
III John) need to be changed from Roman numerals (which are no longer in 
general use in Standard American English or in modern printed Bibles) to 
Arabic numerals.

The SBL Handbook of Style also identifies "Revelation" and the Arabic 
numeral forms as normative short forms for these titles.


RLRANDALLX at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/17/2005 11:04:31 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
> sword-devel-request at crosswire.org writes:
>     Chapter translations (Mina Magdy)
> Mina's message reminded me.  Why won't anyone besides me stand up for a 
> shorter abbreviation for "Revelation of John".  In my works I have used 
> "RV", "REV" and "REVE" without offending anyone that I know of.  
> Besides, my KJV Bible has the title "THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST TO 
> ST. JOHN".  Can I get anyone else to stand with me on a new rev. :)
> In His Grace,
> Robin
> E-mail: RLRandallX at aol.com
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