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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by DaChaser1, Jan 12, 2012.
if yes, what type?
Have used Online Bible for years! Don't teach any longer but still use the software.
It was originally written for Mac but was later written for PC. Price is very reasonable, about $100, and could be made available for multiple users.
The latest version for OSX leaves out a useful tool, the ability to directly insert Scripture in a word processing document. Now have to cut and paste.
Online Bible has most English translations [No ESV yet.] and many in foreign language, also commentaries and other Biblical literature. Worth checking out if one does not have Bible study software.
Jesusfan....uh, I mean DaChaser1, I have e-sword. I wish I had Logos, but that's expensive. A good friend of mine uses Logos and he loves it.
Do you have version 10.0.5?
Years ago, I used "SwordSearcher" and found it really good. But that was more than 20 years ago.
I was impressed with its ability back then - even on a monochrome monitor.
Does anyone know how the newest version of it performs?
No, still have 10.0.4. What's up with the latest version?
I probably couldn't explain the differences other than that in accessing your references there is now in a "stand alone" format and is easier to sift through. I like it better than the earlier version.
Are you familiar with www.biblesupport.com?
They have an explanation there and hundreds of free modules. I just got a couple more commentaries there the past couple of days.
I use both e-sword and sword searcher. Sword searcher's search function is easier and faster for me, or more convenient. But the one I have is an older one. I just got a new computer, and that version won't install in my new computer so I either have to stick with e-sword, or buy sword-searcher again. For all that the program offers, it isn't that expensive.
I may have to face the same problem.
Do you use windows 7?
Did you attempt an install under compatibility mode?
I am too old to go out and buy a new computer, but this one suddenly refused to recognize the hard drive. No problem with the drive, it is in the CPU becoming old, too.
I wonder which of us will give out first?
That is a big problem with bible software at times, as when got Windows 7 upgrade, my Gramcord version no longer even works on it!
And IF I upgrade explorer to 9, than unable to use my logos version 3 any more!
Almost tempted to get 'cheap" computer for JUST bible software!
I am a huge fan of eSword. I have a lot of translations and other tools downloaded for it.
I use several software pieces in my study and preparation:
Accordance (the ultimate textual software)
Glo Bible (a workhorse of a software system)
BlueLetter Bible app
NET Bible app
Logos (rarely though, it's more of a library system than anything)
As a note, all of the "app" categories are run from my iPad which I use alongside my MacBook during study and prep times. I don't really use paper for study other than when I'm working in commentaries since its still cheaper to buy (and use) them than their software counterparts.
Not to derail the OP, but are all the software programs mentioned Linux based compatible, too?
I use a good number of Bible software programs. They are AWESOME Bible study tools! I highly recommend them.
Imagine being able to search through 20+ translations, work in the original languages, search 1500+ volumes ofcommentary, theology, doctrine, church history, culture, and the entire Church Fathers Series with a couple of clicks and find everything written about a particular passage throughout the church age!
Parson's Quick Verse (STEP) -- my first software package and still in use
Parson's Hebrew and Greek Tutor
Bible Navigator (HTML)
Thomas Nelson (STEP)
Ages Software Collection (PDF)
And, I have a good number of add-in books that one of the readers above can see and use. All told, I am above 1500 volumes on my hard drive and tons more on-line that are available.
Still greatly desire Bibleworks for the original language tools. They are the best (with Gramcord fairly close, except Gramcord works with Macs).
the Word, OnLine Bible, esword, and Xiphos all work within linux, some just need to install thru Wine!
I miss my Gramcord, as will not function under Windows 7!
Should shell out for an Apple, heard Accordance is 'da Bomb' among bible software!
In my day "da bomb" mean a failure.
Does it still carry the same meaning?
i MUSY be "old school", as it use to mean something was the best!
The problem with a Mac is that most of the other Bible software I listed will not work or works in a limited fashion.
I've found the trade-offs in price and software availablity, especially for Bible Study to be the make break issue for me with Macs.
Have used e-sword for many years, still use an old Bible Companion which was the "seed master software from way back.
I also use olivetree and pocket esword on my pocket pc and My Sword on my android tablet and it works very nicely and many modules are available at biblesupport.com
Might give a warning, though I use biblesupport.com be careful what you pick up there is some fantastic stuff and some doctrinally off stuff. (Mormon, Church of Christ, Charismatic and Catholic etc.) Stuff that is nice for reference work/discerning readers but it is not always labeled.
They have started using tags to identify modules.
Thanks to them I have a much better digital library than any physical library I ever owned. In fact most of my real books are long gone, very seldom the few I still own.