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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 28 2020 5:29 PM

Tip 49: New Factbook Biblical Person: List of People Named

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Yes, the spelling error has been reported … and is now memorialized in the tips.

The fixed portion of Factbook, the introduction (1) contains:

  • An icon indicating list
  • A standardized title “Title of People Name <name> in the Bible
  • Categorization of the entry – here a simple list
  • Description of the entry (omitted)
  • Also: alternative names, synonyms, related names . . .

The Key Article is drawn from a Lexham supplied resource. The section (2) contains:

  • An expand/contract arrowhead for the section
  • A fixed section title “Key Article”
  • A resource heading line (3) containing:
    • Thumbnail book cover icon
    • <Article (entry) name> from <resource name>
    • The content of the article
      • Title line which matches the title of the Factbook entry
      • Subdivision headers for: Old Testament, Deuterocanonical/Pseudepigrapha (4), and New Testament
      • Person entry:
        • Name with unique identifier which is the link to the Factbook entry for that individual on click and for the pop-up information card on mouse-over
        • Description of individual for the purpose of distinguishing between the individuals who share a name.

Note the presence of this record resolves the former problem of finding the right entry for very common names.

The Key Article is drawn from Thompson, Jeremy, ed. 2020. Lists of Biblical People, Places, Things, and Events. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife which reads:

The pop-up information card for Mary (of Bethany):

The information card contains:

  • In the header
    • A female person icon
    • Unique name of the entry
    • Entry type: person which I suspect is not yet standardized
    • Categorization of the record: Woman which I expect to see standardized to Biblical woman
    • Contents
      • Description which matches the description in the main entry.
      • Family relationships: in this case siblings
      • A spark chart for references to Mary of Bethany. At the time I took the screen shot, there was an error in the calculation of the count of references. This is corrected in V9.1


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