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May God be ever blessed.
- You may download a copy of this electronic version of the Bible. Place it on your own web site or just use it off-line on your computer. There is no copyright or other restrictions on the use, printing, and distribution of this version of the Bible. Neither are their any copyrights or other restrictions on the use of the HTML and other files associated with this version of the Bible.
- After downloading, place all files in the same folder or directory. Files can be placed in a folder on a computer, or on a server for a web site. Any number of adjustments or changes can be made to these files, to change the look of the pages.
- The text-style2.css file controls the look of every web page for each book of the Bible, except the Table of Contents start page. Adjusting this file is easy to do with any plain text editor. The file format follows the Cascading Style Sheets format. Look it up.
- The index.htm file is the main Table of Contents start page for the Bible. It is optimized for browser windows of almost any size. The text-style1.css file controls the look of the main Table of Contents (index.htm) file for the Bible.
- The parchment.gif file is the background image for all the pages of the Bible. To change to a new background image, find a new image you like of the right size. Rename the parchment.gif file to something like parchment-original.gif and then rename the new image as parchment.gif. Place the new image in the same folder as the other files.
- Each of the files for the books of the Bible are named by the following convention: The first two letters indicate New Testament or Old Testament. The next two numbers indicate the number of the book in each Testament.
Old Testament books are numbered according to their order given by the Council of Trent, the same order used in the New Latin Vulgate Bible. New Testament books are numbered according to their order in the New Latin Vulgate Bible, departing slightly from the order given at Trent in that James is placed before Peter, rather than after John. Finally, the name of the book is given, sometimes in abbreviated form.
Examples: OT-01_Genesis.htm OT-46_2-Maccabees.htm NT-05_Acts.htm
- In any book of the Bible, you can jump down to a particular chapter by clicking the small chapter number at the top of the page. You can also jump up to the top of the page by clicking any chapter name/number throughout each book. To clear the chapter numbers from the URL, click the book name found at the top and bottom of each page. To return to the Bible index page from any book, click on the words The Holy Bible found at the top and bottom of each page. To link to a chapter, add # and the chapter number, after the web address for the book. For example: In the book of Esther, add #10 to the web address OT-19_Esther.htm, so that the result is: OT-19_Esther.htm#10.