[sword-devel] OSIS introductions

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 05:42:35 MST 2008

Whoever addresses this issue should also give attention to why the ALEPH for
[the acrostic poem] Psalm 119 is not treated in the same manner as the
remaining Hebrew letter stanza headings BETH to TAU.

"Aleph" is treated as the Psalm title, rather than as the first stanza
heading for a Psalm that actually has no canonical title.  Methinks this is
all down to the "verse 0" construct.

btw. In the KJV Bible that I inherited from my mother, published by Collins
in 1936, most of the books and chapters have "introductions" (possibly
supplied by the publisher), and printed in smaller font in italics.  They
can be easily distinguished from canonical Psalm titles.

-- David

Brian J. Dumont wrote:
> DM Smith wrote:
>> I'd like to suggest a change in how osis2mod handles introductory  
>> material.
>> SWORD only stores verses and has a concept of verse 0 holding  
>> introductory material.
>> Given a tuple, (testament, book, chapter, verse) we have the following  
>> introductions
>> (testament, book, chapter, 0) - a chapter introduction
>> (testament, book, 0, 0) - a book introduction
>> (testament, 0, 0, 0) - a testament introduction
>> I don't know if there is an introduction to the Bible as a whole.
> A number of translations/commentaries include not only the above and
> introductions to the Bible as a whole but also introductions to groups
> of books:  the Penteteuch, the Prophetic Books, the 4 Gospels, the
> Epistles of Paul, etc.
> It would be nice to have a way to deal with them as well.
> In Christ,
> Brian
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