Bible Study

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.