[sword-devel] New OSIS chapter/verse checking utility

Steven J. DeRose sderose at acm.org
Tue Sep 16 13:13:36 MST 2008

Great info, thanks David! I have code in there to cover the Psalm 
ascriptions, but I'll check vs. the sources you mention to be sure 
I've got them all covered. The Slavonic book order difference is new 
to me -- many thanks for pointing it out, I'll add an option for that.

Side note -- i'm presently hacking at some code to convert a bunch of 
online bibles to very regular OSIS files, which I'll then put online 
somewhere (Troy, might you want to host them?). Anybody up for 
helping with that or taking a look at results as I produce them? (I 
wrote osisCheck mostly to ensure that my converters don't screw 
anything up....).

>Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:33:08 -0700 (PDT)
>From: David Haslam <d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: [sword-devel] New OSIS chapter/verse checking utility
>To: sword-devel at crosswire.org
>Message-ID: <19515509.post at talk.nabble.com>
>Take account that the Psalms are numbered differently in various canons. See
>And also that versification of the Psalms that have canonical ascriptions
>(such as "A Psalm of Asaph") can also differ. e.g. Most French Bibles assign
>verse 1 to these, and offset the rest by +1.  This observation is not
>included in the above Wikipedia page.
>The book order in the New Testament is not the same in Slavonic Bibles as it
>is in the Western canon. The General Epistles are all between Acts and
>Romans. A useful link is  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_of_the_Bible
>Best regards,
>David Haslam


Steve DeRose -- http://www.derose.net, email sderose at acm.org

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