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Discussion about Bible software

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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by JeffA » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:21 am

You can sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of https://www.thewordbooks.com/ and they usually send out a monthly letter with coupon codes for a bunch of modules on sale for that month. They also have "Flash Sale" button at the top of the page where they periodically put certain modules on sale, generally weekends I think.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:26 am
Following this thread with some interest. I've found that with all of the available on-line Bible resources, it's a waste of my time to run Bible study resources locally. See the last part of this following web page that I haven't been maintaining as vigorously as I should:
http://philippians-1-20.us/biblebcp.htm
I like having things locally myself. Everything is there when the internet is down or slow. Everything is there the way I want it, no one can remove resources for some reason, I have all my personal notes there, and I guess I kind of feel that if it's on my computer then it's "mine", sort of like I have a huge library at home rather than having to run to the public library. :happy: I know, I probably look at things weird, probably for the same reason I'm reluctant to adopt so many "cloud" things.

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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by Gerson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:05 am

Mod note: content removed
No todos ignoramos las mismas cosas. :confused:

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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 am

Mod hat on:

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Discussion of Bible software is fine. But do not post comments about religious beliefs.

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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by KBD » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:33 pm

I have a bunch of Kindle study bibles and most bible versions already. I was surprised a bit by the high prices for some materials for theWord on that site. Having tools locally for digging into the Greek and Hebrew of the bible is useful to me. Many of those items are there by default or free. It would be great to have all my study bibles in that program, but the cost would be prohibitive I imagine.
As for writing my devotions I generally use Biblegateway as I can quickly search and use many modern bible versions easily.

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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by paul1149 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:33 pm

I also favor having things on local disk when possible. The Web interfaces are getting very good indeed, but I don't think they're up to what theWord can do. There are too many features to recount, but the Clipboard Monitor and the ability to write my own study notes as a commentary, with scrolling keyed to the Bible text as with the other commentaries, is a fundamental part of the way I use the system.

That said, biblegateway has some real strengths, and I use blueletterbible for quick lookups during the day, when I'm already in my browser.

As for the paid TW module prices, some of them seem high. I remember when The Message was free on eSword - not sure if it still is. TW's Lockman items last I checked were also very behind in editions. Very expensive items like BDB and TDNT, at about $160 I think, might be fair-traded, for they run exactly the same price at Logos. But there's an awful lot you can do for free in TW, which to this point is the way I use the prog. It's a lot of program for being the work of essentially one guy. I actually wish, if it's amenable to him, that he would take on more programmers, or even make it open source.
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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by Gerson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:59 pm

Sorry for my previous comment, it is not, nor has it been my style, generate controversy or anything like that, I only gave my opinion because I considered a free topic because I have seen that lately they are mixing themes with software. I will keep this warning in mind so as not to bother anyone.
No todos ignoramos las mismas cosas. :confused:

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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by figueroa » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:16 am

I understand wanting to have resources locally. I'm fortunate to have reliable and pretty fast Internet. On the other hand, I'm price sensitive and I'm very thankful that so many excellent Bible resources are on-line.
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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by mx-2018 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:14 pm

Is there a King James Version available that can work with Linux?
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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:21 pm

mx-2018 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Is there a King James Version available that can work with Linux?
debian has bible-kjv-4.29+b1
you'll also want the bible-kjv-text package

Plug that into synaptic.
- mike

edit: hmm, it doesn't provide a whisker entry... :frown:
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Re: Discussion about Bible software

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Post by paul1149 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:32 pm

mx-2018 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Is there a King James Version available that can work with Linux?
Almost all Bible progs will give you the KJV right out of the box since it's royalty-free outside Britain. But it's not alone in that regard.
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