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maflynn
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PostSubject: Bible Software   Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:26 pm

Do any of you guys own any Bible software, such has Biblesofts products? If so, what do you think.

I currently do not own any but I'm intrigued by biblesoft. While some of the products are pricey, they do include a lot of stuff. Maybe too much stuff for my needs which is why I'm asking here Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:14 pm

Do you use an Apple or Windows computer?
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:10 pm

Both Very Happy

PC for work, and a Mac for home. The mac is an intel mac so I'm also running windows on it
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:44 am

Why not try e-sword dot net and it's offerings. It's free, it's simple, it has loads of features, and there are reams of extra modules around the net if you want them.

Okay, some of the translations you have to buy, but if you're like me you can't do without your favorite. (Mine right now is the NET, with NRSV far back in second.)
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:02 am

Thanks, I'll look into that product.
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:12 pm

I love e-Sword, especially for the commentaries. I've got Henry, Clarke, Calvin, Gill, K&D, Wesley (sparse), Lightfoot, Spurgeon's Treasury of David and a bunch of Bible dictionaries. Since I don't own commentaries on every book of the Bible these are invaluable and are so much quicker than using each one separately from a web site and having to hunt to each passage.

Be sure to go the the NET's web site to get that for free plus there's ISV and ESV for free in addition to the ubiquitous KJV and many others for cost.

I would rather buy books than Bible software. If I was doing heavy duty comparisons, word counts, original language stuff or have a need for resources that aren't available etc. then something more robust would be necessary.
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:53 am

e-sword really is the creme of the crop (for free that is)
as for paid stuff I'm overly impressed with logos but it aint cheap (I got it on discount through my school tho)
and it now has mac capabilities - but not as many as the windows version

for my mac I use bibledesktop http://www.crosswire.org/bibledesktop/
which works fantastic and meets my commentary/devotional/multiple language needs
it also has free ESV and NET bibles which are the two I use the most (apart from the other language stuff)

good deal?

nothing good for my iphone yet tho... (free that is)
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:04 am

I used e-sword and still do. My dad installed Logos and I like it really well. However he has so many volumes on it that it takes a few minutes to start up. So if I want to do a really fast verse look up I almost always use e-sword. If I need commentaries or know that I will be reading for more than a minute or two then I will always use Logos. For being a free program e-sword is tops.

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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:36 pm

Thanks for the info and advice.

I opted for the PC Study Bible, One reason was that it some books in their library that looked interesting and should (hopefully) aide in my study. I'm a little concerned that I'll have too much info at my fingertips and fail to write anything. The second reason what was that I was able to swing a good deal for the product.

I'll be loading it on my computer shortly and giving it a test drive. If I have the opportunity, I may load it on my work computer, so during those slow periods at work, I can do something constructive.
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:51 pm

I didn't know there is politically correct Bible software out there.

Let us know what you think.
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:54 pm

ScriptureZealot wrote:
I didn't know there is politically correct Bible software out there.


i read this over and over again and could not figure out what the stink maflynn said to spark this...
i got it.
i'm slow....
but i get jokes...
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PostSubject: Re: Bible Software   Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:33 pm

It took me a few minutes to figure it out as well.

Installing it was a painful process, not because PCSB is bad, but because I'm using vmware and my disk image (which was not set to autogrow) was too small for the installation. I needed to create a new disk image. I've only now finished that and start installing PCSB.

Nothing seems easy in my life, there's the right way and then there's my way which is usually called the wrong way Smile
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