Tuesday, 15 May 2012
John 3:16 is without doubt the most well known (and precious) Bible verse, so that one should be included if you wanted to pick a verse from each book.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
There is only one problem. Some books don't have 16 verses....in that case we just read on to the next chapter. For example Psalm 3 has only eight verses; the modified rule calls for the study of Psalm 4, verse 8. This modification needs to be used ten times, for the books of Ezra, Esther, Psalms, Song of Solomon, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Zechariah and 1 Thessalonians.
Some books are so short, they don't even get as far as Chapter 3. Donald Knuth decided to omit these book altogether. These are Obadiah, Haggai, Titus, Philemon, 2John, 3John, and Jude.
That leaves 59 instances of the 3:16 rule.
I have been thinking of omitting the books which don't have 16 verses, but I think I will just follow Donald Knuth's book.
That means I plan to make 59 small quilts, about 12" by 12" (that's a very common art quilt size). In centimetres: 31cm by 31cm.
Will try to complete one every 1st day of the month, probably starting the 1st of July.