[sword-devel] Slightly Off-topic: Bible verse memorisation project

Luke Plant L.Plant.98 at cantab.net
Thu Mar 27 03:36:04 MST 2008

Hi all,

In the course of getting serious about learning Bible verses and 
passages, I decided I needed a method of choosing Bible verses and 
putting together schemes, and that other people could benefit from 
this.  I couldn't find much that was freely available and met all my 
needs, so I've written a project to help me do this, and published 
the (unfinished) results here:


Basic outline:
 - Use a set of YAML documents to define:
    - verses with categories and comments
    - topics
    - schemes
 - Pull all these together using Python scripts
 - Use Sword, via Python bindings, to grab the actual Bible verse
   where it hasn't been included in the YAML
 - Output web pages

I've come up with a huge number of topics that I'd like to cover, and 
I'm not done, and I've realised I could use some help in filling it 
out with actual Bible verses.  The main help I'm looking for is 
verses to be added to the YAML documents -- there are huge gaps and 
many obvious and important passages missed out -- but any other 
improvements would be welcome too.

The code is all available from that site (for the moment, via 
Mercurial and Mercurial web interface only, with links for the main 
YAML documents).  It's a bit rough around the edges, but there is a 
README etc which should be enough to get going.

I haven't put a licence file anywhere in it yet, but I intend to 
release under BSD or possibly public domain to make this as widely 
useful as possible.

Best regards,


P.S. This is my personal project, and I'm providing sources so anyone 
can fork it, so in the case of theological differences (choice about 
Bible versions, importance of verses, comments etc), I'm going to 
have to use the age old conflict resolution technique called "I'm the 
boss" :-)

"I washed a sock. Then I put it in the dryer. When I took it out, it 
was gone."  (Steven Wright)

Luke Plant || http://lukeplant.me.uk/

More information about the sword-devel mailing list