[sword-devel] OSIS book abbreviations for Sword updated

jonathon jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 14:36:44 MST 2012

On 08/27/2012 04:53 AM, Chris Little wrote:
> I've updated the list of OSIS abbreviations at

Thanks for that list.

> Some things that are strictly excluded:
> - The Ethiopic broader canon. (Identified here:

> These books, though considered canonical are not considered biblical, by
> which I mean they aren't part of Bibles printed in this tradition.

PsJos is the only book you list, that is not dedicated to church
governance. I'm not sure where PsJos comes in, since most lists omit it,
and some of the papers I've read on the topic have claimed that they
found no evidence that anybody outside of Europe ever claimed it was

Regardless, as best as I've been able to tell, The books on church
governance are part of the Broader Canon. A work that hasn't been
printed in any language, since 1900, and probably much earlier than that.

> without some input from someone in the community (meaning the Bible
 Society of Ethiopia, probably).

It only publishes the _Narrower Canon_, which, whilst problematic for
most Biblical Software, is at least reasonable defined.

The 1986 _Haile Selassie Edition of the Bible_, is the current
definitive edition in Amharic.

> the Ascension of Isaiah

I'd have to double check, but I think it is included within one of the
books that are part of the Narrow Canon COE81.

> Acts of Paul & Thecla 

That was tossed out of the canon before the end of the first millennium.
What confuses people, is that Thecla remained a popular apostle for
several centuries after she was demoted by the Catholic church. That
popularity "encouraged"


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