[sword-devel] Manuscript Bible Text Coverage
jbrooks at kinex.net
Thu Sep 7 08:15:46 MST 2006
That would definitely be interesting and profitable. I would be
interested as time allows, as well as a slow dial-up connection. But the
one question that comes to mind is legality. What would be the source of
the information? I was thinking that the critical apparatus of the NA27,
for instance, was copywrighted. So, to reproduce that work, basically in
toto, in a different place/form, would that infringe on copywright? I
know that the UBS5/NA28 has an initial web interface that does this. It's
usually here: http://nestlealand.uni-muenster.de/ but is currently
Is this the way you were leaning? I'm glancing through my UBS4 and don't
see what you're mentioning. But I definitely recall different info in the
back of my NA27. I guess the copywright question still applies, yes?
<quote who="Troy A. Griffitts">
> Would anyone be interested in helping enter data if we developed a
> simple web interface to submit MSS authorities along with their date and
> coverage of the Biblical texts (basically the data in the back of your
> Nestle-Aland GNT)
> The goal of the data initially would be to provide authority information
> when a user does original language study. For example, when a user
> clicks on a NT word, we usually show them a popup with the original
> Greek and a definition. We would extend this to show the earliest 5 MSS
> authorities with their dates, which cover the verse.
> I realize:
> a) oldest MSS, not necessarily the best.
> b) coverage wouldn't guarantee the actual word clicked was in the MSS
> c) there is alot more MSS data we could capture.
> We have to start somewhere, and I think we'll get the most traction with
> the described initial behavior.
> I personally believe this feature will go far to debunk the common
> fallacy non-Christian have that NT authority is far removed from the
> events they cover.
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