Monday, July 23, 2007

More Bible software

I realize that there are a bunch of Bible software programs out there that don't deal with original language texts (Ellis, iLumina, QuickVerse, WORDSearch, low end versions of PCStudy Bible or Logos, etc.) or try to provide English work arounds using Strong's for those who don't know Greek or Hebrew. I really don't have time (or money) to look at all such programs, and it appears that anyone reading this blog probably isn't interested in them either. I won't be commenting on them unless they offer some remarkable resource.
Bible Software Review Weblog notes the release of a new version 5 of Biblesoft's PCStudy Bible. Their "Professional Reference Library" edition is geared toward scholars using the original languages. I certainly wish Biblesoft well, and I think competition has been very good in the Bible software field to promote improvements, but I'm having trouble imagining that Biblesoft is going to be able to get much of a foothold in a field dominated by Logos, BibleWorks, and Accordance. Am I wrong?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for pointing out the news about the new Biblesoft edition; I hadn't heard about it. Should be interesting to see where it goes.

    As to low-end Logos packages with zero original language resources...only Christian Home Library fits the bill. All the others have the Greek-English Reverse Interlinear Bibles at the very least so you can benefit from word-aligned texts. See the post Reverse Interlinear Bibles: Key to Better Bible Study.

    Daniel Foster
    Logos Bible Software