Bible Dictionary - License - Nave: Nave's Topical Bible
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Nave's Topics were originaly produced by Orville J. Nave, A.M., D.D., LL.D. while serving as a Chaplin in the United States Army. He referred to this work as "the result of fourteen years of delightful and untiring study of the Word of God." Nave's topics were originally published in the early 1900's, and a photo-offset reproduction is currently published by Hendrickson, ISBN 0-917006-02-X. The title page states that this work consists of 20,000+ topics and subtopics, and 100,000 references to the Scriptures.
These topics were created from an existing electronic copy which was being sold commercially and contained so many errors as to render it nearly useless. After contacting the business in question, and discussing the copyrightability of Public Domain material, they concurred that the actual data, seperate from the program and format they created, is Public Domain. The text has since been passed through a series of programs searching for a variety of error patterns, as well as visual spot checking. It is believed the present material is greater than 99% clean, although a printed copy should be consulted if questions arise. Great care was taken to remove any non-original material, resulting in completely Public Domain data original to Dr. Nave.
The current format has been designed for programatic reference, placing 50 topics in a file, preceeding each topic with $$topic_number, surrounding the topic name with back-slashes, beginning each list of verse references with a # pound character, and terminating with a | vertical bar. References to other topics are prefixed with a » (ascii 175) double arrow followed by the topic number. It should be noted that it is possible to have the topic prefix followed by "(n/a)". This is due to a very small number of topic references which were unable to be resolved. These topics are:
flail, forsaking God, gifts, gnat, implements, mathematics, messianic psalms, purse, proselytes, rhetoric, saffron, schism.
These topics are not listed in the printed edition and it is not apparent what Dr. Nave intended. It should also be noted that a fair number of verse reference lists have the word "with" imbedded in order to tie one verse to the following verse(s).
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