About this blog
re-Ver(sing) Verses is a project started by Zec in an attempt to document some of her musings on Bible verses. While this blog is open for public, it should be kept in mind by readers that the purpose of this blog was never meant to provoke unhappiness or debates. Comments, discussions and criticisms are welcome, but please accept (or at least tolerate) the fact that not everyone is going to agree with you. By and large, re-Ver(sing) Verses will only analyse in a way that doesn’t stumble others, and most of what is studied ought to be God-lifting in nature.
In general, there are 3 parts to this project.
- Reading verses (and also memorizing them)
- Singing verses (many verses can be sung!)
- Analyzing(reversing) verses (and presented in a post daily)
There is a notable 4th part, which wasn’t intended and kind of happened by accident: creating a piece of graphic that contains the verse. This can be considered as a form of re-versing the verse in a graphical manner.
In 1551, Robert Estienne, a French scholar and printer, introduced versification to the New Testament books. While he was not the first to divide the New Testament into verses, his was the most completely and widely adopted version. Old Testament verses were divided way before; but since Estienne, verses have become a norm to refer to the Bible, and verse numbers are very helpful today when memorizing the scriptures.
About the author
Zec is a 25 year old female protestant Christian, and as a second-generation Christian, was born and bred in a Presbyterian Church. She acknowledges that her knowledge of the Bible is severely lacking – she has no credentials in divinity or theology to boast of – and this blog is really a simple study of verses done by an ordinary girl. Spare her the terminology and the technicalities. She is just here to read the Bible and record her musings.
There are more than 30,000 verses (31, 103) in the Bible, and even if she spends the rest of her life writing about one verse a day, she doubts that the list of verses can ever be exhausted. After all, that would amount to more than 85 years. Therefore, she is more than willing for like-minded people to join her in her quest of reversing verses: reading, versing, singing, analyzing them. If you are interested, feel free to contact Zec at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the images
Every single post in this blog has a verse art attached to it – something that was started by accident and it stayed for good. Except for some of the earlier posts, all the images are created by Zec as she worked on each verse study. Images not by her are clearly credited on the first line of the post. While Zec can do graphics, she’s not really a graphics designer and doesn’t usually spend more than 10 minutes on each verse art, so pardon the occasional simple or sloppy verse arts. Feel free to use them as you wish, whether on web or in print – you don’t need to credit re-Ver(sing) Verses or Zec. She doesn’t care, and would rather you credit God or the Bible, because in all honesty, that’s where all the verses and the inspirations behind the graphics came from.
All the verse arts at re-Ver(sing) Verses were made in postcard size, though they’re scaled down a lot when posted here. If you need a higher resolution copy, or the .psd original source files, feel free to contact Zec for them. She loves the idea of sending verse arts around the world – hence the postcard size, so if you want to receive one, just drop your mailing address (privately please). If you want a few empty ones, feel free to contact Zec as well, as long as you promise to send them out, they will be printed out and sent to you – fully colored, with front and backs.