[jsword-devel] Versification and searches

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Thu May 29 11:38:06 MST 2014

On May 29, 2014, at 2:29 PM, Chris Burrell <chris at burrell.me.uk> wrote:

> Hi
> Is it intentional that 
> a- of the two orders of the OT in the Leningrad codex, we opted for the one that places Nehemiah as the last book

We followed SWORD on the order. I presume that it was intentional.

> b- when you now do searches across what most people consider to be the Old Testament (Gen-Mal), if you're searching the OSHB you don't end up the entire canon.

This is expected. It is a faulty assumption of the user. The same is true of any other OT having a different book order.

There's a class in the versification package that should be able to produce a proper range for the selection of the Old Testament. IIRC, it does not work as it presumes a KJV ordering. The idea behind the class is to allow the application to have pre-defined ranges. E.g. OT, NT, Whole Bible, Prophets, Wisdom, Pauline Letters, Gospels, .....

The other question is what constitutes the "canon." Some orderings have DC material mixed in. The range Gen-Mal is no longer meaningful if one wants to exclude the DC.

I think that when one asks the application for the OT that they don't also get DC. If they want DC they should ask for it explicitly.

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