[sword-devel] [bt-devel] Judges: Judg or Jud? and the handling of invalid references

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 23:09:40 MST 2009

On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> I think I've found an interesting bug... or maybe more than one?

This is a module problem, so I have  CC'ed sword-devel.

> In ISBE, references to verses in Judges use the abbreviation "Jud" for
> the book name.  See the first reference in the output of
>  diatheke -b ISBE -k abuse
> for an example, or open the ISBE in BT and look up the entry for abuse.
> BibleTime apparently treats this abbreviation as being an abbreviation
> for Jude, and so clicking on these links (or hovering over them and
> looking at the mag window) is... an unexpected adventure :)
> Often references are to a chapter and verse of Judges that have no
> corresponding chapter and verse in Jude (Jude being so short)... so you
> (somehow!) get linked to Revelation instead.
> Bugs:
> (a) References to books of the Bible should use some standard form for
> the names of books.  MHC uses Judg for Judges, which works fine in BT.
> ISBE uses Jud for Judges, which does not work correctly in BT.  Where is
> the standard defined, and which one is correct (I'd guess ISBE is
> correct) according to that standard?

I believe Jud for Jude and Judg for Judges is considered correct.

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