Archive for April, 2009

Status and Notes will be available soon.

I am in the process of indicating the chapters of Scripture that I have already reviewed for categorization on the Bible page. These chapters are indicated by bold italics and a very light grey background, currently. The three chapters that have already been categorized are color-coded to summarize their contents, though I’m still working out the kinks of that scheme.

Also, I am scanning in my notes on each of these chapters, and I plan to include the scans of these notes on the page for each chapter that I have already reviewed. This is going to take a little bit longer, though.

Romans 13 is categorized.

Psalm 1 is categorized

Genesis 1 is categorized.

The first full chapter of the Full Spectrum Bible has been categorized, and it is appropriately the first chapter of the Bible.

While I was categorizing this chapter, I noticed something that I think is there. It looks like the three persons of the Trinity are explicitly present (if only implicitly mentioned) on each day of creation. On just about every day of the earth’s creation, there are three statements concerning God:

  1. a command,
  2. an execution of the command,
  3. and a naming of what has been created and/or a statement of the goodness of that which has been created.

These things correspond with what scripture tells us about the differing roles of the three persons of the Godhead:

  1. the Father initiates the will of God,
  2. the Son implements the will of God,
  3. and the Spirit communicates the will of God.

This may be something that scholars of scripture figured out a long time ago, but I just found it and think it is fascinating.

P.S. — Since this site is about color coding the words of Scripture according to a certain scheme, here’s how I indicate the thoughts above in the verses in question:

  1. God the Father is indicated by the “God as Family” coloring,
  2. God the Son is indicated by the “God as Self” coloring, and
  3. God the Spirit is indicated by the “God as Neighbor” coloring.

Full Bible Page is ready.

See here, or click on the words “The Holy Bible” above below and to the right. This page gives one the ability to jump to any book or chapter in the Bible, and it will also show at a glance whatever category any given book or chapter falls into in general. That’s a pretty low resolution of course, but it should be able to give one a general idea about a given passage so that one can zoom in to the chapter or book for more detailed coverage.

The next thing to do on this page is to indicate which chapters have been reviewed for categorization. That task is currently in progress.

It’s Alive.

Well, most of the infrastructure for this website is done, so it’s time to start the great categorization project. I had been able to do about 5% of the scripture verses on the old website, but after a while, I realized that being more systematic about the initial scripture entry would allow me to do the categorization faster. So I have to start over a little bit, but I consider it more like backing up so that I can get a running start before I jump to reach the top of the wall. This space will be used to announce milestones in the project as well as any other pertinent developments.