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Gary Timm

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#32108 Multiple Verse Search

Posted by Gary Timm on 26 December 2017 - 12:19 PM

I've been struggling with this for a while, but I was wondering if e-Sword has the ability to search more than a single verse.

 

With individual word searches, single verse returns work great. However, it would be nice to span a couple verses when doing a multiple word searches.

 

Does anyone know if expressions can be used within e-Sword for this?

 

Blessings...




#31811 Original Hebrew Bible

Posted by Gary Timm on 13 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

I council you to seek to place your faith in the perfect God of the New Testament, not in some perfectly technical Old Testament Hebrew text which doesn't completely exist. Follow the spirit of the law and not the letter of the law which never brought perfection or righteousness.  Also make sure you take the time to get to know the author of the Bible, the Spirit of Holiness because he leads us into all truth and a more perfect understanding of the word.

 

Tim, your words are completely correct. The only addition/correction I'd like to make, is that the Spirit of Law and of Jesus can be found throughout ALL Scripture, New Testament and Old. This is the fullness of understanding, why Jesus recited the Old and became the New, and the importance of why God included both. The Spirit of Holiness is found in this completeness.

 

May God bless...




#31213 e-Sword X

Posted by Gary Timm on 11 August 2017 - 08:57 PM

I have recently started using a Mac again (I used to have a PowerMac and now have an older MacPro) and really liked eSword HD on my iPad so I am playing with the Mac version of eSword X.

 

I do windows two ways from my Mac.

1) I remote into my Windows machine using TeamViewer.

2) I run Windows in a VM using Parallels.

 

From trying to use another one of my Bible programs on the Mac by employing WINE/CrossOver I would suggest avoiding that route. I would recommend Parallels and a VM (Virtual Machine) for running the occasional Windows App. e-Sword actually works well this way.

 

Just a quick note... VrtualBox by Oracle is a free alternative to running a Virtual Machine on Mac. Works great with e-Sword.

 

Blessings...




#30953 Reference Books (topx) - God's Dictionary

Posted by Gary Timm on 29 June 2017 - 09:46 PM

File Name: God's Dictionary

File Submitter: Gary Timm

File Submitted: 29 Jun 2017

File Category: Reference Books (topx)

Author: G.W. Timm
e-Sword Version: 9.x - 10.x

The intent of this Topic Module is to open the (Bible) reader’s eyes to a verifiable Language known by God’s Prophets, yet has been mostly lost and overlooked throughout the course of centuries. This brief overview demonstrates how man has neglected this important aspect of Scripture as spelled out by God, Himself, in order to reveal complete understanding. More than suppositions or imaginative theories, this theology is based on factual content. Being armed with it, we can finally learn a Language that brings forth the “Word of God” in its full glory as GOD EXPLAINS IT, rather than a speculative viewpoint or some opinionated conjecture of man. Our only requirement is to open our eyes, turn our ears to God, and realize the need to comprehend it.

Click here to download this file




#30763 Post e-Sword Module Requests Here

Posted by Gary Timm on 20 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Josh Bond, his staff, and the many contributors who have made BibleSupport what it is. I know that God is using it for His Glory. I also give thanks that God's Word never returns to Him void. It always accomplishes His Will and Purpose. From the Home Page:

 

Total Modules: 9,009

Total Downloads: 4,583,816

Total Uploaders: 175

 

Thanks for the statistics. It truly shows what can be done with a group of people coming together in God's name...




#30684 Post e-Sword Module Requests Here

Posted by Gary Timm on 14 May 2017 - 04:58 PM

Shayne,

 

As you mentioned, the "Seven Dispensations" by J R Graves appears to be copyrighted and available in book format only, not digital. Unless permission is received from the copyright holder, putting it in e-Sword format would be impossible.

 

By the way, Isaiah heard God's Words and prophesied correctly when speaking of today's world. Our only option is to cry out to the Lord, "Here I am. Send me!"... Isaiah 6:8.

 

May God bless...




#30297 Keeping in Prayer

Posted by Gary Timm on 17 March 2017 - 02:44 PM

Amen brothers!

 

If God is for us, who can be against us!

 

Romans 8:31




#30130 Your opinion of AHLB?

Posted by Gary Timm on 23 February 2017 - 07:11 AM

Jeff Benner, author of the AHLB, is one of the pioneers to uncovering the keys of Scripture and biblical roots. He has taken the Hebrew dialect, simplified it, and made it much easier to comprehend. It is with people like him, doing entailed research and spending countless hours, that we are given new understanding to biblical knowledge and allotted a new source of reference.

There are many individuals that fall into this dedication of commitment, such as, James Strong (Strong's Concordance) and Charles Van der Pool (ABP) to name just a couple. But if James Strong had not continued in his effort to give us the Strong's Concordance, just think where we would be today... or maybe better said, where we would NOT be.

Mistakes are bound to happen, but those little nuances should not designate discarding their entire work. After all, if it was given to us for free, then why shouldn't we be eternally grateful?

God bless...




#30073 Importing resource files to e-Sword X

Posted by Gary Timm on 14 February 2017 - 07:50 PM

This is an old post that seems to have gotten lost in time and gone unanswered, so I thought I would give it some life in the event someone ran across it via a Google search.

 

E-sword X for the Mac does not have the same exact functions as e-Sword for the PC... there are pros and cons to both. The bad news is that older modules must be converted. The good news is that newer modules should work just fine.

 

For those who are switching to e-Sword X from a PC and have study notes and mark up files, these files must be converted into a useable version for the Mac. A tool for doing this is found at e-Sword.net under the "Extras" page. Just follow the link.

 

Hope this helps anyone with OS X. Blessings.




#29875 Sword X for Mac

Posted by Gary Timm on 22 January 2017 - 09:38 AM

There are people out here that are using Mac's More than ever now and we would like to enjoy using E-Sword on our Computers. What is the hold up?

 

Dr.  Wade Bridges

 

Try WinOnX2. It's an inexpensive app that allows running Windows e-Sword and modules on a Mac. Though it has issues with most Windows software, it seems to work very well for e-Sword. I use it myself. Besides, I believe you will appreciated the Windows version of e-Sword more than the OS X version. More flexibility... Easier searching... automatic pop-ups, etc. Plus, the last time I checked, WinOnX is available on the APP Store for less than the price of e-Sword X. 

 

Blessings...




#29663 Older versions of e-Sword for Mac

Posted by Gary Timm on 12 December 2016 - 04:32 PM

Susheel,

 

You could try WinOnX2 Pro. It's fairly inexpensive and is available on the App Store. With it you can run PC Apps on a Mac (Yes, you'll use the PC version of e-Sword, not e-Sword X). WinOnX2 doesn't work very well with most software, but I've had pretty good results using it with e-Sword 11.06 and have only experienced occasional problems. But to be honest, I believe you'll find the PC version a little more versatile and flexible than the OS X version.

 

God Bless,

Gary




#29652 HTML Streaming Data Base?

Posted by Gary Timm on 10 December 2016 - 01:22 PM

anh Mike,
 
I’m sorry for the delayed response. And I agree, accented words may have their place within our culture. But there is truly much more at stake. It is loss of understanding. The Hebrew text within the Torah was maintained by a vigorous standard of preservation to disallow this loss of understanding. If anyone has read the modern-day Hebrew equivalent, one can readily see how handwritten words could easily be confused for another. My main concern is that future generations will deviate even further from a standard which has been securely established long ago.
 
It is not the writing median or methodology, nor the use of papyrus and sheep skins that transform words, it is man. Implementing all capital letters is not the issue either, for we can still easily search for words and comprehend the difference if we are familiar with the language.
 
For example, if we wanted to search for the word SEW within an English sentence whose letters all run together in capitals, we could easily perceive whether the word applies or not. I’ll give an example in the sentence below, and I hope I’m not breaking forum rules by doing this, but here goes:
 
ASWECANSEETHISISEASILYREADBECAUSEWEUNDERSTANDTHELANGUAGE
 
With the above sentence being all capital letters and having no punctuation (as does the biblical Hebrew and Greek), we can easily decipher and understand it because we are familiar with the language. So too are Hebrew and Greek scholars familiar with the languages they translate, and we can pretty much assume that they have gotten it right… or at the very least, close to the original translation.
 
Within the above example, we can also deduce that the word SEW has little relevance within the sentence. And as shown, even with the run-on of consecutive words it is still quite simple to search the above text for similar characters (and words)… and discern whether the searches are relevant, or not. But it is not the separation of words which concerns me within our modern day translations, it is the addition of accents which appear to do little, except drift from the original language. 
 
Granted, and as you mentioned, there still are copies of Bible manuscripts in their original word forms. But with anyone doing an in-depth study of words from Scripture, it is soon realized what a blessing these original transcripts really are. Searching for words which implement accent marks is a nearly futile task. And the further we push these words from their original form, the less understanding we achieve.
 
I do not condemn the fact that man attempts to pronounce words correctly by using these accent marks, I am merely saying that the definition of words within Scripture are truly the most important. The basis of this original post was geared in the direction of a uniformity of understanding for words which are spelled exactly the same. It is this uniformity (as given by God) which is desperately needed. In many cases, the sad truth is, there is little, to no, uniformity even within the same Bible translation, let alone completely different translations.
 
Man is a highly intelligent being who has been formed by the Words of God. My only suggestion is that we use this intelligence, gather our resources, and search for that greater depth of understanding. After all, and in all humbleness… isn’t understanding and knowledge God’s primary goal in giving us the Bible in the first place?
 
Blessings,
Gary




#29649 HTML Streaming Data Base?

Posted by Gary Timm on 10 December 2016 - 10:00 AM

Thanks Josh,

 

I'm familiar with ToolTip NT and quickly realized its pros and cons. I guess I was looking for a way to tie my efforts in with a community based endeavor, but there doesn't appear to be any easy solution at present. I'm also familiar with MySQL, and this may be the most feasible solution in the long run. Then again, I'm not much of a programmer, but I'll just have to gear my efforts toward finding one.

 

And you're right, hand entering all the information is quite a task... and I'm not sure if the world is ready for what God has shown me, but you wouldn't believe the results. Regardless, the good Lord has placed me on this path, and I'm more than willing to accept. And with tools like e-Sword and a community such as this, we should always anticipate any knowledge that comes directly from God's Word.

 

Thanks again and may God Bless you,

Gary




#29600 HTML Streaming Data Base?

Posted by Gary Timm on 04 December 2016 - 09:45 AM

Please forgive me if I’ve placed this post in the wrong section, but I was unable to find a forum for e-Sword design and development ideas. My question is this. 

Can e-Sword pull information from an outside HTML web page or internet-based data source? And if not, is this concept feasible with the design of a plug-in or add-on module?

 

My intent is to link Strong’s numbers found in e-Sword to this data base using the internet as the conduit for delivery. I have used e-Sword for many years and have an ever-expanding dictionary that may be many more years in the development stage as it requires all information to be entered by hand. However, much of this information can be put to use at present in order to heighten biblical understanding and is based upon several scriptural principles, including a principle Jesus has explained in great detail. My thoughts are that rather than create a new dictionary version every couple of weeks, I was hoping to have this information available as it is entered.

 

Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Gary