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#1 JD4x4

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:29 AM

I've been trying to create "bible" modules from the various Books of Enoch in order to compare versions/transcriptions, and possibly enhance them with Strongs and/or other references.
 
My reason for using Bible module format is mainly because that is the only e-Sword format (afaik) which allows for side by side text comparison which is synchronized by Book/Chapter/Verse.

 

I believe that I'm finding that Book, Chapter, Verse designations are limited to the canonical B/C/V's plus a fixed set of Apocrypha B/C/V's. Is this correct?  Or do I not understand the general use of ToolTip NT or the markup language of e-Sword bible modules? (Both likely since I'm a newbie!)
 
I understand that Bible Modules should have an expected level of integrity and security, but unfortunately I see no other way to compare texts synchronized and side by side. And if this is not possible does anyone know of other software which can do this?


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:39 AM

You understand correctly that e-Swor4 supports a set list of canonical books.  For your project, I'd suggest making it a Topic Notes file, with links to the canonical books which would be viewed in the Bible view. 



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:45 AM

You understand correctly that e-Swor4 supports a set list of canonical books.  For your project, I'd suggest making it a Topic Notes file, with links to the canonical books which would be viewed in the Bible view. 

Thank you for your quick reply.
Sadly, my main interest was to be able to compare two or more differing texts.

I suppose there is no way to change the Canon or Apocrypha lists in e- Sword. Very unfortunate. To your knowledge has anyone suggested a comparison view capability for the Reference Library?


Edited by JD4x4, 12 February 2019 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:52 PM

Thank you for your quick reply.
Sadly, my main interest was to be able to compare two or more differing texts.

I suppose there is no way to change the Canon or Apocrypha lists in e- Sword. Very unfortunate. To your knowledge has anyone suggested a comparison view capability for the Reference Library?

As was stated above a topic file is the best option.

One of the things you can have in a topic files that you cannot include in bible modules are tables that can be used for the purpose of comparing different text and or data. Tables can be customized in terms of number and size of columns and rows depending on your needs. 


Edited by Tj Higgins, 12 February 2019 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:53 PM

Thank you for your quick reply.
Sadly, my main interest was to be able to compare two or more differing texts.

I suppose there is no way to change the Canon or Apocrypha lists in e- Sword. Very unfortunate. To your knowledge has anyone suggested a comparison view capability for the Reference Library?

As was stated above a topic file is the best option.

One of the things you can have in a topic files that you cannot include in bible modules are tables that can be used for the purpose of comparing different text and or data. Tables can be customized in terms of number and size of columns and rows depending on your needs. 

 

Of what Mr Higgins said, I totally concur. Moreover, by doing what he and BH shared, the scope for what you want to achieve is really broadened and not limited any particular canonical order. This mean that you have the freedom to lay out an order that suites the method you want to use.

 

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:34 AM

Thanks to both of you for your well considered suggestions.
I'll likely go a different route altogether for comparisons, as it now seems be just as easy (easier?) to do comparisons in either a spreadsheet or by other (ePUB/Calibre or Notepad++?) means.

 

I rather liked the ability to compare actual translations/verses side by side & synchronized while in e-Sword and at the same time following my usually fickle threads of thought about a particular subject.  :P  But such is life.

Should I decide on a book that I want to pursue/keep as reference then I'll probably create it as a topic or more likely an annotated reference book. 






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