Please push for implementation of named texts

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Dec 30 2019 7:19 PM

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Sean Boisen:

MJ. Smith:

I don't find any documentation for the data set "named texts" which leaves me unable to verify whether data is available on what I would think of as "named texts".

Sorry, we haven't yet shipped any documentation on this dataset. This data currently covers 85 canonical and deuterocanonical books of the Bible, their authors and recipients, long and short titles, and some other attributes. The intended scope includes other biblical texts with a conventional name (the Beatitudes; the Magnificat). 

In some circles, Catholics are notorious for not knowing the chapter and verse for passage but rather knowing it by name or location in the lectionary. It would be very useful to have these names recognized in Verbum. Examples:

  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Sermon on the Plain
  • Bread of Life Discourse
  • Farewell Discourse
  • Song of the Vineyard

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 1 2020 8:20 AM

MJ. Smith:

In some circles, Catholics are notorious for not knowing the chapter and verse for passage but rather knowing it by name or location in the lectionary. It would be very useful to have these names recognized in Verbum. Examples:

  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Sermon on the Plain
  • Bread of Life Discourse
  • Farewell Discourse
  • Song of the Vineyard

  • Nunc Dimittis / Canticle of Simeon
  • Last Gospel
  • Benedictus / Canticle of Zechariah
  • Canticle of the Lamb

(The Magnificat, already mentioned be Sean, is also well known as the Canticle/Song of Mary or, in the Byzantine East, of the Theotokos. I think that Eastern Catholics or at least experts in their lived-out liturgical and devotional traditions should also be consulted for other common names for passages already given and for other significant passages and names for them in the Scriptures.)

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