[sword-devel] serious problem w/sword -r2691

scribe777@gmail.com scribe at crosswire.org
Wed Mar 21 01:09:44 MST 2012

Thanks Karl. Peter, I suspect you're right about the culprit file. I further suspect it's the presence of a footnote in the header that is tripping the problem.

Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:

>On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 07:21 +0000, Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>> Could you post the osis of your and the "official" NET - verse Gen
>Here is the OSIS of Gen 1:1, extracted via mod2imp.
>$$$Genesis 1:1
><title subtype="x-preverse" type="section">The Creation of the
>World</title>In the beginning<note osisRef="Gen.1.1" n="1"><hi
>type="bold">tn</hi> The translation assumes that the form translated
>"beginning" is in the absolute state rather than the construct ("in the
>beginning of," or "when God created"). In other words, the clause in v.
>1 is a main clause, v. 2 has three clauses that are descriptive and
>supply background information, and v. 3 begins the narrative sequence
>proper. The referent of the word "beginning" has to be defined from the
>context since there is no beginning or ending with God. <l /><hi
>type="bold">sn</hi> <hi type="italic">In the beginning</hi>. The verse
>refers to the beginning of the world as we know it; it affirms that it
>is entirely the product of the creation of God. But there are two ways
>that this verse can be interpreted: (1) It may be taken to refer to the
>original act of creation with the rest of the events on the days of
>creation completing it. This would mean that the disjunctive clauses of
>v. 2 break the sequence of the creative work of the first day. (2) It
>may be taken as a summary statement of what the chapter will record,
>that is, vv. 3-31 are about God's creating the world as we know it. If
>the first view is adopted, then we have a reference here to original
>creation; if the second view is taken, then Genesis itself does not
>account for the original creation of matter. To follow this view does
>not deny that the Bible teaches that God created everything out of
>nothing (cf. John 1:3) - it simply says that Genesis is not making that
>affirmation. This second view presupposes the existence of pre-existent
>matter, when God said, "Let there be light." The first view includes
>description of the primordial state as part of the events of day one.
>The following narrative strongly favors the second view, for the
>"heavens/sky" did not exist prior to the second day of creation (see v.
>8) and "earth/dry land" did not exist, at least as we know it, prior to
>the third day of creation (see v. 10). </note> God<note
>osisRef="Gen.1.1" n="2"><hi type="bold">sn</hi> <hi
>type="italic">God</hi>. This frequently used Hebrew name for God
>(אֱלֹהִים,'elohim ) is a plural form. When it refers to the one true
>God, the singular verb is normally used, as here. The plural form
>indicates majesty; the name stresses God's sovereignty and
>incomparability - he is the "God of gods." </note> created<note
>osisRef="Gen.1.1" n="3"><hi type="bold">tn</hi> The English verb
>"create" captures well the meaning of the Hebrew term in this context.
>The verb בָּרָא (bara') always describes the divine activity of
>fashioning something new, fresh, and perfect. The verb does not
>necessarily describe creation out of nothing (see, for example, v. 27,
>where it refers to the creation of man); it often stresses forming
>reforming, renewing (see Ps 51:10; Isa 43:15, 65:17). </note> the
>heavens and the earth. <note osisRef="Gen.1.1" n="4"><hi
>type="bold">tn</hi> Or "the entire universe"; or "the sky and the dry
>land." This phrase is often interpreted as a merism, referring to the
>entire ordered universe, including the heavens and the earth and
>everything in them. The "heavens and the earth" were completed in seven
>days (see Gen 2:1) and are characterized by fixed laws (see Jer 33:25).
>"Heavens" refers specifically to the sky, created on the second day
>v. 8), while "earth" refers specifically to the dry land, created on
>third day (see v. 10). Both are distinct from the sea/seas (see v. 10
>and Exod 20:11). </note> <milestone type="line" /><milestone
>type="line" />
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