This year has seen a lot of great progress for BibleForge. However, since much of the work was behind the scenes, the repositories look a little bear for most of the year. But I’m pleased to announce that two new significant features were just made live: lexicon lookups and a new Bible version.
Now, it is easy to learn details about each word in the Bible. Simply click on a word, and a callout will popup and immediately give you a quick overview of that word. This is just the beginning, and it does not show a lot of information, but more is on the way soon.
As 2011 signifies the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, I thought it only fitting for BibleForge to add the original 1611 edition text before the year was over. And I also felt that it needed to look as good as it reads, so I worked hard to make it feel elegant as well. To read it, just select the Early Modern English version from the new language selection menu to the left of the search box.
(By the way, sadly only Firefox currently supports the advanced font features.) (Update: It works in Chrome now too!)
I was hoping to add other languages to BibleForge, but I was unable to get in contact with anyone working on a translation until late in the year, so Lord willing, next year will see the addition of the first non-English version.
Now that a lot of the groundwork has been laid, I look forward to see what 2012 will bring. I’ll try to make some definite plans and write about them soon.
—Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth