[jsword-devel] Re: E-D: Bible gateway

Joe Walker joseph.walker at gmail.com
Sun May 15 02:45:57 MST 2005

For those that like to read from Strongs at Bible Class, you can always 
press CTRL+A, CTRL+C and the flip to your word processor, paste, and then 
delete all the bits you didn't want! Not ideal I know, I thought about 
having a system where you click to see a strongs number, but I thought that 
people wouldn't realise what to do.

The error message for the search for "the" is poor, but reflects the fact 
that "the" is generally useless in searches so it is stripped out, leaving a 
search for nothing, which fails. Another one for the todo list.

The data comes from the Sword project. (http://www.crosswire.org/) So mucked 
up verses like the one you saw in the search come from there. The solution 
is a long and tedious process that someone needs to go through. You could 
get OSIS (XML Bible markup language) of the KJV including strongs numbers 
and morphology marking from there.


On 5/14/05, Bruce Philp <bphilp at acm.org> wrote:
> Hi Joe
> > I'm not sure how many people use a web Bible site like Bible Gateway,
> > where you can lookup Biblical passages on the web. I've created a
> > similar site, that should be quite a bit quicker, and get you easy
> > access to strongs numbers and so on.
> >
> > http://www.eireneh.com/studious/
> I like the Strongs definition pop-ups, though people who want to
> copy them and then read them verbatim in Bible classes might complain.
> I tried the "Joseph & Mary" search & got this, which doubtless will
> remind you of your TODO list! Everything else was default values.
> Firefox 1.0PR.
> > 20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord
> > appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear
> > not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in
> > her is of the Holy Ghost.for+that+as+1063%3F%0Awhich+as+3588%3F
> Impressively fast on a search for "david" :-) so I was encouraged to
> stress your server and did a search on "the". The error message was
> a surprise: "Verse should be between 1 and 32 for Num 11 (given 36)"
> You might be able to help me by telling me where one gets electronic
> Strongs numbers data. I've been toying with Conceptual Graphs for
> natural language processing since I was at university (the 2nd time
> around, doing computing) and I've been experimenting with some
> semantic indexing of the Bible with a view to building a NL web
> interface. I'd be happy with a big text file with simple tags, or
> XML, a database file, etc, but I can't find it anywhere.
> Cheers
> Bruce
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