About this project
Save the Margin!You can help us to create a powerful website that the advantages of a personal Bible margin to today's digital Bible students. And, in the process, you'll be giving them something more powerful and secure than the Bible margin ever was before!
People write in their paper Bibles because they want to hold on to an insight on a verse they were reading. They want that insight to stay with them the next time they are studying that verse. They want to build on what they've learned.
But if you use the notetaking features of a Bible website or a Bible software package, that note remains locked in that environment. It's very powerful in that environment, which is nice. Notes taken in these places often let you attach the thought to a verse or a word in a verse. Often within the note itself you can include other Bible references that, when clicked on, will take you to other, related portions of Scripture. That's good.
But if you ever choose to study in a different digital environment, those notes do you no good. Many websites and software packages allow some sort of export of your notes, but then they are no longer attached to verses. Those cross-referencing links also turn cold. Sometimes you even lose notes through product upgrades without even changing to a new digital environment!
This project will create a web portal where you can take your
Bible study notes so that they are searchable, taggable and indexed
according to Bible references. It will also allow you to attach notes to
words from a particular Bible translation--or even words from the
original Greek or Hebrew. It will be optimized for the easy discovery of
past notes whenever you study that same passage/word/topic again. It
will also be optimized for use on mobile devices so that, even when you
are away from your desktop, you are never away from your Bible notes.
And PearlVault, should this project succeed, will be available for the
rest of your life, independent of whatever study environment you use