[sword-devel] A Theological Question

Ted Janiszewski tedjaniszewski at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 13:38:19 MST 2009

Alright, that clears up that bit about the <divineName> element.  When I saw
<divineName type='x-yhwh'> on p. 65, I thought that <divineName> might
encompass other types as well.

What about this solution:

. . . <name type="nonhuman" regular="God">Father</name> and of the <name
> type="person" regular="Jesus Christ">Son</name> and of the <name
> type="nonhuman">Holy Spirit</name> . . .

Note that the attribute regular="Holy Spirit" would have been redundant on
the last name.

Also, are we correct in leaving the definite article outside the element in
this case?

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:37 PM, DM Smith <dmsmith at crosswire.org> wrote:

> Ted Janiszewski wrote:
>> Here's a question not entirely clear in the current OSIS manual that has
>> been bothering me:
>> Given the use of <name type="person">, <name type="nonhuman">, and
>> <divineName> elements, how should one mark up Matthew 28:16?
>>    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
>>    the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . . .
>>  As Peter pointed out <divineName> is used for the Hebrew words YHWH,
> which is translated into Lord, God and Yah. Not all Lord or God are such a
> translation. The SWORD engine will try to render the content as small caps.
> The name element is used to identify names. There are a couple of
> predefined values, but none seem to be appropriate for God, Jesus, the Holy
> Spirit (the other divine names) or for the demonic.
> IMHO, theologically, a single value classification is not quite appropriate
> for God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit.
> Where the choice of a predefined type is not deemed appropriate, one can do
> one of two things:
> 1) Use no type.
> <name>Father</name> and of the <name>Son</name> and of the <name>Holy
> Spirit</name>
> 2) Roll your own type:
> <name type="x-God">Father</name> and of the <name type="x-Jesus">Son</name>
> and of the <name type="x-Spirit">Holy Spirit</name>
> Hope this helps some.
> In Him,
>   DM
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