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

Joe Walker joseph.walker at gmail.com
Mon May 16 02:14:20 MST 2005


gmail is telling me I sent this mail to jsword-devel yesterday.
If it seems totally random, that's because it is - the mail was supposed to 
go to a totally different mailing list. Sorry.


On 5/15/05, Joe Walker <joseph.walker at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Joe.
> 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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