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« on: April 18, 2003, 05:41:45 PM »

For those of you who would like to be able to read the Scriptures while working at a compture, give e-Sword a try. It is a nice piece of freeware for PC's. There are many versions of the Scriptures availible in several languages. Unfortunately, most lack the Deuterocanon. There are several lexicons, commentaries, etc, there as well. You might want to avoid the commentaries -- they are rather protestant.

Thanks to Oblio for mentioning site.

If anyone knows of other such freeware (especially for a Linux box), please let me know.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2003, 06:33:26 PM »

The e-Sword software has a lot of potential, especially since it is freeware.  When I first downloaded yesterday(thanks Oblio!) I had all kinds of ideas about Orthodox content that could be added in:

Divine Liturgy and other service books
The Philokalia
Many of the writings of the Fathers
etc.

I really should email the programmer and see if he is open to producing Orthodox content.  He could charge a modest amount for the eBooks, and I'd be happy to pay to make it worth his while.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2003, 06:44:26 PM »

Many of the writings of the Fathers

Writings of the Fathers linked to the appropriated verses. Now that's an idea.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2003, 08:03:52 PM »

Yep.  One could even put together all the various topical commentaries by the fathers together into a huge Patristic commentary.  On one particular verse, you can read what St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, the Blessed Theophylact, etc say about it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2003, 09:04:01 PM »

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Writings of the Fathers linked to the appropriated verses. Now that's an idea.

I thought so too. That's why I already did Tobit and The Epistle of James, and plan on doing more (and adding to past ones as I come across relevant passages). Apparently I'm doing Sirach next since that's what was voting for over at this thread. I asked for help with such a project about a year ago, inviting both Catholics and Orthodox, but nobody really wanted to help. And for those who aren't aware of it, there is already a site that links to quotes by Fathers regarding Scriptural passages; you can access that site here.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2003, 09:56:44 PM »

I note that on the e-sword Bible download page that the RSV is not available.  I am not quite sure why this is, because when I first downloaded e-sword (back around ver 4.x IIRC) I aslo downloaded the RSVA (RSV with Deuterocanon).  So, if anyone would like a copy, email or PM me and I will send it to you.

Also, if we have enough interest, perhaps we could upload e-sword data (Topic and Note) files to orthodoxanswers for use by all.  This would be one way to create links to ECF etc.  A bit tedious, but if we established a format standard and divided the tasks it might go quickly.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2003, 12:01:22 AM »

Some more free sofware can be found here: http://www.crosswire.org/crosswire/index.jsp.  They have an RSV version and also versions for Linux.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2003, 01:26:02 AM »

Do you know if they have a version for palm pilots?
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2003, 09:50:41 AM »

Sinjin,

The site seems to be down at the moment, but I do remember seeing a PalmOS version on the page that moronikos posted.  You may want to try it later in the day.
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