Creation, Universe, Cosmos not Biblical Things?

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 6 2017 4:16 AM

I was reading Romans 8 and happened to notice that the word "creation" is not tagged as a Biblical Thing. I checked the Factbook, and it seems neither are words like "universe" or "cosmos."  These words are tagged as preaching themes, but shouldn't they also be tagged as things? Is there any particular reason why they wouldn't or shouldn't be? What if I just wanted to do a generic search on every time Paul refers to the creation or universe (including all pronouns that refer to it)? Just curious.

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Schumitinu | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 8 2017 8:33 AM

Neither are "Heaven" and "Hell" tagged as Biblical Places. I know they are not places on earth that can be linked to the Map Tool. But they are still places. But I would be happy if they at least where tagged as Biblical Things along with the above mentioned items.

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Liz Licata | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 8 2017 10:18 AM

There was a significant amount of discussion on whether to include creation as a whole in Factbook. We decided that it would not be tagged, as it did not fall into the guidelines for what constituted a Thing.

One of our criteria for excluding entries is "if you can’t draw or visually depict it, or determine whether a picture should be tagged with it, you should question whether it belongs." I could not figure out a way in which the entirety of creation could be depicted in a single picture; it was simply too big of an idea to include.

The question of heaven and hell was easier to determine. We specifically decided that only terrestrial places found on a map were within the purview of Places. Yes, Heaven and Hell are places, but they fall outside what we were capturing in the dataset. Since they are places and not things, heaven and hell will not be included in Things.

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