WikiChristian:Bible

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WikiChristian contains the entire Bible in the following versions

  • Hebrew
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • King James Version (Authorized Version) (KJV)
  • World English Version (WEB)

Displaying a Bible verse

Any verse can be displayed on any page as can be seen from the following examples:

Typing in ''{{Bible verse|John|3|16|lang=WEB}}'' displays the following: For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Typing in ''{{Bible verse|Genesis|1|1|lang=Hebrew}}'' displays the following: בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ׃
Typing in ''{{Bible verse|John|1|1|lang=Greek}}'' displays the following: Εν αρχη ην ο λογος και ο λογος ην προς τον Θεον και Θεος ην ο λογος.
Typing in ''{{Bible verse|Matthew|6|9|lang=Latin}}'' displays the following: Sic ergo vos orabitis : Pater noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificetur nomen tuum.
Typing in ''{{Bible verse|2 Timothy|3|16|lang=KJV}}'' displays the following: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Books, Chapters and Verses

Each book of the Bible has a dedicated information article, for example Genesis and Book of Revelation. A list of the books of the Bible can be found at the Bible page.

Each chapter of each book of the Bible has a dedicated information article, for example Genesis 1 and Matthew 16. Many of these articles are empty stubs needing information about the content of the chapter, textual variants and different interpretations of theological themes.

Each verse of each chapter has a dedicated information article, for example Genesis 1:1 and John 11:35. Most of these articles are empty stubs at the moment needing information about the meaning / interpretations of the verse.

Name-spaces

Book and chapter information articles are in the Main name-space. Thus when searching for a random page you may be directed to an article about a book or chapter.

Verses are in the Bible name-space. Thus when searching for a random page you will not be directed to a verse. Instead you can click on "Random verse" to be directed to a random verse. Each verse does have a redirect page in the main name-space, for example John 3:16 redirects to Bible:John 3:16.

The actual text of each verse is stored in the appropriate version name-space. These name-spaces include KJV, WEB, Greek, Hebrew and Latin. Thus, for example, the King James Version text of John 1:1 is stored in the page KJV:John 1:1.

Canon

We recognize that different denominations do not have identical versions of the Bible. Protestant churches recognize only 66 books to represent the whole Bible. Roman Catholicism has a number of additional books, and Eastern Orthodoxy has a number of additional books again. At a bare minimum however all denominations agree on at least the 66 books recognized by Protestant denominations and thus we have made the decision to accept these books in the Bible name-space. The other books, which are sometimes known as apocryphal works, exist in the Text name-space because of their disputed canonicity.



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