Computer enthusiasts are pretty much familiar with the advent of the Graphic User Interface. Aside from revolutionizing desktop publishing and software in general, it has really made Bible Study a lot easier. You can look at different passages side-by-side, read commentaries or even examine the original languages with a click of the button. (Now with the touch of the computer screen.)
I remember wanting to buy a Bible Study application some years ago and the market really didn’t have much to offer. There were bibles on CD-ROM with some audio and pictures. There were software packages that contained searchable dictionaries and commentaries.
There were three tools that stood out that had good reviews, I was ready to make my purchase.
Accordance – FAST! However, it can get really expensive. This is understandable because you’re actually purchasing a digital library.
Logos – Like Accordance, you’re building a digital library. Digital libraries are very useful because they are fully indexed volumes that make Bible Study a lot easier.
Glo Bible – This used to be available for Windows 9x, NT and XP for around $50 but if you have Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then you can get this for free from the Microsoft Store (Although, I’m certain there will be premium add-on content.)
These programs are great. I’ve been a customer of Logos for a long time and invested in Logos 6 Platinum. Was it worth it? Absolutely! I’ll make a YouTube video sometime that will demonstrate the searching power of this application.
However, you don’t need to spend a dime for good Bible Study software thanks to e-Sword. I’m endorsing e-Sword because it has pretty much everything a student of the Bible needs to begin digging into the text. Now, there is premium content you can purchase but, by default, it is a powerful tool.