Elder Nelson's 2200 Scripture Challenge


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For those who haven't seen it yet, Elder Nelson gave a challenge to study the 2200 scriptures about Jesus Christ listed in the Topical Guide. 

https://www.lds.org/blog/i-studied-more-than-2200-scriptures-about-the-savior-in-six-weeks-here-is-a-little-of-what-i-learned?lang=eng

I wanted to see if I could organize the information in a way to make it easier to study.  Being a programmer I wrote some code to parse the 50 something TG entries about Christ and save all of the references in a database.  I found 2227, however only 1648 were unique. So I created a table that has a row for each of the unique reference grouped by the topic they came from.  I thought I would share that in case anyone else might find it useful.

http://ldsgeo.org/ElderNelsonChallengeOnSteroids.php

 

Chris W.

 

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We got the challenge in a class I took regarding Elder Nelson's challenge to some seminary students some time back. Take a fresh Book of Mormon and hi-light everywhere that Christ is mentioned.  There are a variety of ways he is mentioned.  Elder Nelson states that he is mentioned on the average every 1.7 verses. 

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23 hours ago, cdw3423 said:

For those who haven't seen it yet, Elder Nelson gave a challenge to study the 2200 scriptures about Jesus Christ listed in the Topical Guide. 

https://www.lds.org/blog/i-studied-more-than-2200-scriptures-about-the-savior-in-six-weeks-here-is-a-little-of-what-i-learned?lang=eng

I wanted to see if I could organize the information in a way to make it easier to study.  Being a programmer I wrote some code to parse the 50 something TG entries about Christ and save all of the references in a database.  I found 2227, however only 1648 were unique. So I created a table that has a row for each of the unique reference grouped by the topic they came from.  I thought I would share that in case anyone else might find it useful.

http://ldsgeo.org/ElderNelsonChallengeOnSteroids.php

 

Chris W.

 

Thank you for sharing that!

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