[sword-devel] 200 volunteers required to read 5 chapters of the Bible
thulester at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 20:31:44 MST 2012
I'd be happy to chip in. I read ESV last year as my daily read, and I've
read KJV the same way. (This year I'm on LEB).
I'll even offer to read 'difficult' books such as Isaiah, and Jeremiah
(though if you can through in something nice like Hebrews - I'd very much
On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Eli McKenzie <eli.mckenzie at gmail.com>wrote:
> I am in
> Eli McKenzie
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Chris Burrell <chris at burrell.me.uk>wrote:
>> Hi everyone
>> *200 volunteers to read 5 chapters of the Bible*
>> I'd like to find 200 volunteers who could spend 5 hours or so helping us
>> out do a comparison between the KJV and ESV, in order to help us create the
>> strong tagging for the ESV. With 200 volunteers we can almost cover the
>> entire Bible.
>> The result of this work will be made available as a Sword module so that
>> everyone can re-use the work.
>> *How we're doing it*
>> What we've done is to do create MS Word documents containing both the
>> KJV and ESV. The documents have bright yellow words in them where the KJV
>> word doesn't exactly match the ESV words (which is given in the normal
>> So what I'm after is some volunteers to cut & paste the yellow words next
>> to the equivalent ESV word. In doing so, you are effectively tagging the
>> ESV Bible text. Each chapter will then be proofed by Dale (copied), who's a
>> scholar in the US.
>> *Why it does the tagging*
>> The bit I haven't mentioned is that there numbers are attached to each
>> word, so by moving the yellow word, you are essentially moving around the
>> strong number with it. The numbers can be mostly ignored.
>> I have a more complete set of instructions, a video, an example file,
>> etc. for anyone who would be interested in finding out more.
>> Please let Dale & myself know if you would like to volunteer a few hours.
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