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The Pulpit Commentary for e-Sword: Born Again

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#1 Josh Bond

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

People use their time to make all kinds of things.

They make war, love, fun, messes, trouble, money, and excuses...to name a few.

But James Rice makes modules. Big ones. James got in the trenches. He got his hands dirty. And from his hard work, the Pulpit Commentary is born again for e-Sword:
  • The thousands of missing Greek and Hebrew words are in this version!
  • The missing homilies and thoughts from other authors are now shown below the verse comments (so you can see them!)
  • Thousands of versification errors have been corrected.
  • The formatting is more consistent, including proper paragraph spacing, which makes the text easier to read.
  • The text now adjusts with your e-Sword font sizes.
  • The formatting is just beautiful.
James confided in me, as though he was afraid of hurting my feelings, that he never used the old Pulpit Commentary. "The formatting is just terrible". He was right. I converted the original e-Sword version from another bible software format. (And you would not believe the grief I received for that). At the time, it's all we had. But James' version is better in every sense of the word!

I'm proud of James for doing this great work justice. Great job, James! Your formatting is spectacular and you set the example for making modules in the free Bible software community!

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#2 Marvin


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

This is wonderful! I have a physical Pulpit Commentary setting just to my left, yet I tended to go to the Pulpit Commentary in e-Sword out of convenience. The formatting and fonts were not what I liked and some things were missing but I used it because of convenience. Nevertheless, sometimes I had to pull a volume of my physical commentary off the shelf, dust it off and look up my references in it. I am grateful for the old e-Sword Pulpit Commentary. I am VERY grateful for my physical Pulpit Commentary which I bought over 40 years ago from a retired preacher for $50 (which I could hardly afford at the time.) Now I am VERY VERY grateful for the new smoothly formatted Pulpit Commentary with everything that my physical volumes have in them.

The Pulpit Commentary has been my primary commentary of choice for 40 years. This new e-Sword commentary may last me through the next 40. The fact that it is free is just an added attraction. I hope that the people who use e-Sword realize what a blessing it is to have all of these volumes for free. I spent money that I nearly could not afford at a time when it was difficult to afford the daily essentials just to build up my Bible reference library. Now all these classics are available for free or nominal prices in e-Sword! Thank You James Rice for your many hours of work. This e-Sword user really appreciates what you and others like you are doing.

#3 patchworkid


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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:41 AM

excellent work once again James Rice
five stars
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#4 dartmaster644


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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:02 AM

Marvin has said it.....for all of us !!! This will put us all in the Pulpit Commentary.....a lot more often...as it should be !
The popularity of this commentary is for a reason. Now even more folks will discover why that popularity came about. Those of us
like Marvin....with hard copies....already know....this module will Bless 1,000's and 1,000's....and so it should be !!!


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

The work of such men as James Rice will prove immortal in nature! Thank you.

#6 David Jones

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

James...thank you ...You are a blessing !!!

#7 M. Johnson

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

I don't know anywhere I can get the depth and quality of the resources I find on this website! The reference modules here have so much meat on the bones. Super useful! Amazing, amazing, amazing. Thank you all.

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