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Present 10-24-2008 08:40 AM

best cross-reference solution
 
I would like to write notes about various Bible texts in the format "Jn 3:16" for example and be able to cross-reference between other verses mentioned in the notes themselves. I am thinking a database type format would be best but am a total newbie to databases.

Have been unable to find a stand-alone note-taking solution that works here. Any suggestions on software, or starting point for databases would be greatly appreciated.

-pres

jonaskoelker 10-24-2008 10:33 AM

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I would like to write notes about various Bible texts in the format "Jn 3:16" for example and be able to cross-reference between other verses mentioned in the notes themselves.
What would be wrong with using a text editor plus a terminal in which you bible(1) (the package is called bible-kjv on ubuntu, fwiw)? You can write notes in the text editor. You can access the referenced verses readily. Using the editor's search function, you can see where you also refer to the same verse.

What do you want to do that this doesn't do?

[...] Have been unable to find a stand-alone note-taking solution that works here.[/quote]

What software have you tried? Have you tried gnomesword2? What does the software you have tried do? How is that different from what you want?

paulsm4 10-25-2008 10:42 PM

Hi -

Relational databases like MySQL or Postgres (or commercial DB's like DB2, Oracle or MSSQL) lend themselves better to structured data - they probably wouldn't be a good fit for a project like yours.

You might want to consider a Wiki. Here's a good example:

http://bible.tmtm.com/wiki/Main_Page

IMHO .. PSM

Present 10-28-2008 07:16 PM

ahh, yess, a wiki looks to be a good fit, I could hot-link to my on comments on text, and then also hot-link to text referenced in my notes. How do I set one up?

rickh 10-28-2008 07:46 PM

Gnomesword or Bibletime include what is called a "Personal Commentary" along with normal tools like Strongs, Matthew Henry, Schofield, etc.


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