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Offline GabrieltheCelt

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Best Bible programs for PC?
« on: November 13, 2009, 07:51:55 PM »
Which Bible programs do all y'all use?  I'm looking for something that will have multiple Bible versions, commentary and Greek and Hebrew word meanings.  I'm hoping for 1) an Eastern Orthodox version and 2) something inexpensive (or free  :P).  Thanks in advance.
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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 07:58:16 PM »
BibleWorks is the one's I've seen most often in the academic world and is generally the most highly recommended, but there are no denomination-specific versions and it doesn't really meet your inexpensive requirement...I think it's like $350 per (legal) copy.

If you're looking for free, you probably want an online program, but you're not going to get linguistic analyses for Greek and Hebrew.
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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 08:06:58 PM »
I downloaded E-sword a while back because I heard it was good, but I've never actually used it since then, so I don't know how good it is. It might be worth looking at if you don't find something else, though. Generally I find my Thompson Chain-Reference Bible, together with Bible Gateway, covers the bases pretty well. In the rare times that I need Greek of Hebrew info, I just put "strong's concordance" in Google and use one of the links I see. For commentary I either use CCEL or New Advent, or if I really want to dig, I have notepad files of most of the Church Fathers found on CCEL on my computer, which I can search through. I'm not sure about what computer program would bring all that stuff together in an Orthodox fashion.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 08:28:08 PM »
Thanks fellas!  And how funny is it that the resident non-Christians are the only one's to respond?   :D
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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009, 08:53:32 PM »
I use Biblegateway.  You get all the various translations - King James, New King James, etc.  It easy to look up different phrases, etc.

It even has the Bible in Ukrainian!

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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 01:40:40 PM »
E-Sword is a good program if you're off-line and can't use CCEL and/or BileGateway. Still, it's a bit of hard to use, I faced some problems.
You can download versions, commentaries and other books for it too.

P.S.: Not a Bible program, but Menologion is a cool one. ;)
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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2009, 03:54:49 PM »
Thanks fellas!  And how funny is it that the resident non-Christians are the only one's to respond?   :D

Free programs:

E-Sword (tons of module from esnips as well) or one of the programs by Crosswire (they cater for all operating systems), from Crosswire I like Xephos (Windows & Linux), it has a nicer interface than The Sword Project, and the modules work on all the Crosswire progams.

Commercial programs:

BibleWorks or Logos for PC and Accordance for Mac, they may not be free but they are the best, I have BibleWorks and it's awesome. They're very expensive, but then again there's always bitTorrent or Rapidshare...

As for an all-in-one website, try The Bible Tool.

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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2009, 04:27:01 PM »
A great program I use almost daily is the Online Bible. It's not really online since it is stored in your hard drive but very comprehensive and can be downloaded for free or purchased by CD.
Here is the link: http://www.onlinebible.net/

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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2009, 09:58:29 PM »
Thanks for all the great help y'all!

So far, I've really been able to achieve what I wanted with Bible Gateway and CCEL.  I may want/need to look into the other programs though.

GammaRay (or anyone...), What's Menologion?
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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2009, 10:13:49 PM »
Thanks for all the great help y'all!

So far, I've really been able to achieve what I wanted with Bible Gateway and CCEL.  I may want/need to look into the other programs though.

GammaRay (or anyone...), What's Menologion?

MENOLOGION 3.0 is a free computer program which provides an easy way to access the Troparia and Kontakia, Bible Readings and Lives of Saints of the day http://saintjohnwonderworker.org/menologion.htm
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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2009, 10:40:08 PM »
One other site that I forgot to mention is the Saint Pachomius Library. They have links to works and biographical info on saints throughout the centuries. It's not exhaustive, and it's not really user-friendly, but it's still a good Orthodox alternative to the various Wiki's if you're just looking for links regarding this or that saint.
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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2009, 10:41:35 PM »
Thanks for all the great help y'all!

So far, I've really been able to achieve what I wanted with Bible Gateway and CCEL.  I may want/need to look into the other programs though.

GammaRay (or anyone...), What's Menologion?

MENOLOGION 3.0 is a free computer program which provides an easy way to access the Troparia and Kontakia, Bible Readings and Lives of Saints of the day http://saintjohnwonderworker.org/menologion.htm

Are you flippin' kiddin' me?  This is absolutely amazing!!  :laugh:  Thanks GR and Riddi!!
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Re: Best Bible programs for PC?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2009, 10:42:24 PM »
One other site that I forgot to mention is the Saint Pachomius Library. They have links to works and biographical info on saints throughout the centuries. It's not exhaustive, and it's not really user-friendly, but it's still a good Orthodox alternative to the various Wiki's if you're just looking for links regarding this or that saint.

Hey, thanks Asteriktos.  :)
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