Thanks for posting the link to the e-sword web site. I downloaded the main program and 2 or 3 add-ons and I'll download more later. It looks like an excellent program and there are so many nice add-ons.
I have been using e-sword for quite a while. I used to use Online Bible, with the free downloads. For a while I had both on my computer. But it crashed one time. I did not bother downloading Online again because I used it so rarely.
I lost the link for Online. I would have to google it to find it again. But it too offers various downloadable add-ons.
But I find e-sword to be better.
Also the E-4 Group offers the Bible on disc. It has many things to offer. All they ask is to cover the cost of shipping, and a donation. I think it has been mentioned on the Board before.
I find the easiest Institutes to be the one offered at:
[quote:a25e0e62a4][i:a25e0e62a4]Originally posted by George Bailey[/i:a25e0e62a4]
I just downloaded the E-sword and some of it's modules; it rocks! I'll have to send some $$ his way!
George, before you spend money, you should be advised that it must be your computer. I've downloaded it and it behaves perfectly normal. It doesn't rock.
[quote:a25e0e62a4]Question: I had never investigated the Matthew Henry commentaries before--what's his Theological "bent"? [/quote:a25e0e62a4]
Matthew Henry's commentary is probably the standard commentary for the Bible in the Reformed community. He may have particular "bents", like we all do, but I believe that he is generally regarded as being very good at keeping to the teaching of Scripture, and not letting them (the "bents" ) form the theology he is expounding. I think that is why he is so respected. That is my opinion.
I have a question for anybody who's familiar with e-Sword.
Can I search for the Bible for a certain criteria and then copy and paste those results from another Bible version?
To explain, here's what I'd like to do. I want to search the KJV+ for "covenant" and "5414" (Strongs number for the word make). Once I've gotten the results, I'd like to copy and paste those scriptures from the KJV bible so that the verses don't have the strong's numbers included. Is there any easy way to do this?
I also have a question for those who may have used other bible software programs. In looking at the results of my search, I noticed that Genesis 15:18 says "In the same day the Lord made (3772) a covenant with Abram..." A different Strong's number is used for essentially the same word. Is there any bible software that will let you search for "5414" (make) and also find similar forms of the word, such as "3772" (made)? (probably not, but thought I'd ask).
I use E-sword also and I second blhowes question. I would love to know how if possible.
Well, I figured out how to search in one translation and then copy and paste a different version. Its a little clunky when you first do it, but it gets easier after a few times. Let me see if I can retrace my steps.
1. Do your search in the first translation.
2. Click the "Add search results to Verse List" icon (the Bible with a cross on it). This displays the Convert Search to Verse List window.
3. Give the search a name and then deselect any verse that you don't want in your verse list.
4. Click OK to create the list.
5. Click the tab to select the second translation.
6. Click the "Select Verse List" icon (the Bible with a cross on it), located just below the menu selections.
7. When the next window appears, select the list you just created and then click the copy button, and then copy and paste as you always do.
Thanks for the information about other Bible software programs. Eventually, I'd like to try some of those programs.
For quite a while, I used Quick Verse and was very pleased with it.
Then, I started using some free software from the E4 group for a year or so. That was the first software I'd used that linked the scripture verses with various reformed commentators and a confession (Westminster), so I really enjoyed using that software.