Introduction to Bible Concepts

 A Continuing Course of Bible Study:

Downloadable Bibles, Free!

Version Date: May 28, 2001.

An excellent Windows Computer Program, the Manthano Software BHS Study Bible2 Version 1.0, an English-language (plus bonus Hebrew) Study Bible, is available
here .

You may choose to download the Installation File for the program available
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  • The installation file includes the 1611 Authorized King James Version of the Bible, and after you install the correct file, you may then download and install up to four additional modules, including the renowned original Hebrew language version `Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia´, displayed in actual Hebrew letters on your computer.
  • This Study Bible offers simultaneous viewing of up to
    5 different Bible translations
  • 3(4) English and (1) Hebrew.
  • Options to display footnotes and Strong's Concordance numbers are included.
  • If you notice some non-functionality in the Spacebar (PAGE-DOWN function), try enlarging the window to cover a larger portion of the screen.
  • (Note that the program described above requires one or more of these operating systems:
    Windows 98, ME, or XP)

    Version Date: Oct 06, 2002.
    For the Serious Bible Student:

    An expandable, modular Windows Computer Program, The English-language
    Online Bible Milennium Edition v. 1.20
    includes provision for very many plugins (and a number of Starter Packs), which consist of high-quality optionally downloadable Bible Study resources and Home School Materials.

    This program features toggled synchronized scrolling of parallel windows to automate parallel display for the purpose of the comparative simultaneous study of multiple Bible versions, with cross-references. Apparently for the do-it-yourselfer, it also offers detailed help.

    For the program available
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  • The installation file includes the 1769 Authorized King James Version of the Bible, and after you install the correct file (Starters Pack), you may then download and install more than 70 additional modules from the Online Bible Library, including Hebrew, Greek, Ukrainian (reinstall Starters Pack after installing this to restore English support services), Arabic, and Latin Bibles, as well as Bible Stories (with pictures) for Children, Lexicons, and many other Books and Texts, including a History of Canada.
  • This Study Bible offers simultaneous viewing of up to
    10 or more different Bible translations

    Bible versions include:
    Afrikaans (Statenvertaling BibleSP [Jongbloed ed.])
    Arabic (Arabic Bible)
    中文版 (聖經 Chinese Glory Union Holy Bible [1996])
    Danish (Danish BibleSP)
    English (Authorized Version with Strong's Numbers [1769] SP, Bible in Basic English [1965], Oxford Apocrypha [1769], Rotherham Bible [1902], Revised Webster Bible [1995], Douay Rheims Version [1899], Weymouth New Testament [1912], Young's Literal Translation [1898])
    Finnish (Finnish Pyhä Raamattu Holy Bible [1933])
    French (Bible L. SegondSP [1910])
    German (Unrevidierte Bibel LutherSP [1545])
    Greek (Septuagint Old Testament, Textus Receptus [1550], Westcott-Hort New Testament [1881], Interlinear New Testament)
    Hebrew (Ben Asher OT, Ben Asher Morph. OT)
    Italian (Italian Bible, La Nuova Diodati [1991])
    Latin (Jerome's Apocrypha, Jerome's Vulgate [405AD])
    Spanish (Reina-Valera BibleSP [1909], Sagradas Escrituras Bible Version Antigua [1999])
    Romanian (Cornilescu Romanian Bible)
    Russian (Russian Synodal BibleSP [1956])
    Turkish (New Testament)
    Ukrainian (Ivan Ogienko BibleSP [1930])
    Vietnamese (Vietnamese Bible [1934])

    SP = Available as a Starter Pack
  • Options to display footnotes and Strong's Concordance numbers are included, plus Strong's Lexicons are available as a downloadable plugin module.
  • Extensive help is provided.
  • The program described above requires you to be running one or more of the following operating systems:
    Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / XP

    Version Date: Oct 01, 2002.

    The Cutting Edge
    in Bible Study
    An easily expandable, Windows Computer Program, fully wheel-mouse enabled with multi-colour highlighting in single text mode, four-Bible parallel mode plus compare multi-Bible mode, a powerful, priceless research tool
    e-Sword v. 6.5.0
    Offers the option of installing very many excellent, free plugins, including:
  • Bible Versions and Translations
  • Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Lexicon
  • Strong's Hebrew and Greek Lexicons
  • Thayer's Greek Lexicon
  • A Webster's English Dictionary
  • Artwork Portraying Jesus by G. Doré
  • Antiquities Of The Jews by F. Josephus
  • The Wars Of The Jews by F. Josephus
  • Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
  • M. H.'s Commentary on the Whole Bible
  • Much more
    Installation is straightforward: just download a plugin, then run it by clicking on it and follow the instructions. Help is a bit sparse, so after installation explore the menu options and enjoy!

  • For the installation file accessible
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  • The installation file comes with the English King James Version, Strong's Numbers plus Strong's Lexicon; you may then download from e-Sword and install up to 40 different free Bible plugins, up to 10 free Dictionaries, up to 14 free Commentaries, 2 free Devotionals, as well as Maps, Figures, and numerous other Extras.

  • Simultaneous viewing of up to
  • 41 free (+2 priced) Bible versions

  • Parallel viewing of up to
    4 different Bible translations
  • Bible languages include (in alphabetical order) 中文(Chinese), Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.
  • Fonts are configurable, the layout is customizable, and provision is made for creating your own parallel commentary as well as importing and exporting text files to and from that commentary.
  • The program described above requires:
  • Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, NT4, or 2000
  • Pentium based computer

  • Version Date: Nov 05, 2002.

    Multilingual Bible
    Text Database
    with MP3 Audio in English:
    An expandable, modular Windows Computer Program, designed for both Single Bible and Multi-Bible display in different languages, and for performing powerful searches in *.txt-format and *.chm-format Bible files, a simple interface greatly aided by being also fully wheel-mouse enabled,
    BibleDatabase v. 4.0.03
    (includes provision for plugins, which consist of very many Bible versions and different Bible languages, Easton's Bible Dictionary, 3 sets of Commentaries, Audio Readings, Maps, Biblical Names, and Translation Notes. Note that each Audio plugin contains the audio for a single Bible Chapter, so to download even a single Bible Book in *.mp3 Format means downloading between 1 and 150 plugins.)

    For this program
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  • The installation file does not include a Bible, so accordingly you must download and install at least one Bible version in addition to the installation file, but you may install more than 70 additional Bible plugins from the same website. Bibles are stored in plain text format, and searches and display formats are customizable.

  • This Bible Database offers simultaneous viewing of up to
    60 or more different Bible translations
  • Bible languages include Albanian, 中文(Chinese), Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Scots), German, Greek (transliterated), Hebrew (transliterated), Hungarian, Indonesian, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Rumanian, Spanish (4 Bible versions), Swedish, Swahili, and Vietnamese.
  • Audio is available for the King James Version and consists ostensibly of Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, 1Chronicles, Esther, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Daniel, Amos, Malachi, and Matthew-Revelation inclusive.
  • The program is specified as working with the following operating systems:
    Windows 95 (OSR 2 or later)
    Windows 98
    Windows ME
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP

    ...or for Plain-text (ASCII or UTF8) Downloadable Bibles

    Recommended for:
  • Advanced Computer Users
  • Windows XP Users
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    If you choose to download text format files like the ones to the left, they (after unzipping) may be viewed using NotePad in Windows XP (e.g. Hebrew HTML UTF8-format).
  • Choosing UTF8 download file format when downloading will permit you to view non-Latin characters in Windows XP NotePad
  • Find NotePad in Windows XP by clicking Start/ All Programs/ Accessories.
  • Fonts may be downloaded from Biola U to allow the correct display of non-Latin characters.
  • Creating shortcuts to text files on the desktop or in a toolbar makes for quicker access.
  • Because these files are in text format, they offer the options of viewing them using any capable text viewer, and of reformatting.
    1. Handling of text files of this size is a fairly major undertaking. These files may be too large to load quickly in WordPad (c.f. NotePad) or in Internet Explorer.
    2. If a UTF8 file doesn't display properly in NotePad (e.g. the Chinese UTF8 text file looks like èµ· 初   神 創 造 天 地 。 instead of 起 初   神 創 造 天 地 。), saving the file using NotePad may fix it. You may also manually open a file and specify UTF8 encoding in the Open dialog box.
    3. You may find that NotePad opens some files faster than others, and that the time taken may be greatly reduced (e.g. 60 seconds compared to 2 seconds) by choosing a different font. The free Cyberbit Bitstream font at Biola does a good job here, and so does the Gulim font.

  • Biola University provides a variety of free downloads of various language versions of the Bible in text (*.txt) format

    Bible downloads are available in a number of languages, which include: Albanian, Bulgarian, 中文(Chinese), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Croatian, French, Gaelic (Manx), German, Greek, Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Maori, Norwegian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Uma, and Vietnamese.

    The GUI for this site is also multi-lingual, available in English, Français, Español, Hebrew, and [Russian]. Online resources are also provided here, like Bible commentary and dictionaries of Bible words.

      Please be encouraged and feel free to satisfy yourself that the above downloadable Bible study resources are actually available
    without charge
    for non-commercial use, and are freely distributable.
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    Bibles Resources Available on the Internet
    Bible Resources on the Internet:
    The University of Chicago provides complete, searchable French and German (as well as English and Latin) Bibles
    here1 .

    An extensive English-Korean-Japanese Internet Bible is available
    (Online English-to-Japanese Dictionary here2)
    English Bibles available here are the King James Version (KJV), New International Version (NIV), and the New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    A compilation of cyberlinks to different Bible versions and translations may be found here

    English audio Bibles are available
    King James Version (KJV)and New International Version (NIV) versions in English are available here as audio.
    The text of a number of other versions and other languages is also available here.
    Biola University provides online Bible resources
    The GUI for this site is also multi-lingual, available in English, Français, Español, and [Russian].
    The King James Version of the Bible translated into the
    Thai language
    The Rumanian Bible may be found
    BibleDatabase offers Bibles in 51 languages
    here 1.
    Languages include Albanian, Bulgarian, 中文( Free Chinese Dictionary Download here3), Croatian, Danish, Deutsch, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese
    Online Chinese Dictionary (Traditional) here4)
    Online Chinese Dictionary (Simplified) here4)
    The Online Bible presents 69 Bible versions in various languages
    This is essentially the same offering as BibleDatabase above.
    1Note: Unlike the downloadable Bibles described earlier, Online Bibles linked above are only available when you are actually logged onto the Internet. They are all, however, accessible without charge.
    2 This Japanese Dictionary is an online dictionary. The pictographic Japanese kanji characters (written language only) are largely of Chinese origin.
    3 This Chinese Dictionary is a talking dictionary, a free download. English --> Chinese translation with audio functionality! More help here.
    4 These Chinese Dictionaries are online dictionaries. English --> Chinese translation only! Pinyin --> Chinese also available here.

      May you be blessed in your earnest efforts to learn about God's Word .

      Praise Jehovah!
      Additional Research: You could be on the lookout for other Bibles on the Internet, and you could conduct a search for Bibles and other Bible research tools information from time to time.
     A Continuing Course of Bible Study:

    Introduction to Bible Concepts