This revision wasn't too bad. The original module was a lot of work to get it into e-Sword format--and I didn't even digitize the text. I can't fathom the amount of work required to digitize that much material with the Greek and the Hebrew. It would have never happened without the text already digitized.
Have to agree on that. With my own efforts on some projects, hours and hours are needed just to get text formats in order and spelled checked is a very time consuming task.
With the size of langes' being what it is. I expect there will be typo's and minor updates needed to perfect it over time. And well worth the effort I might add..
Was just commenting on the constant resizing of computing devices. Make them tiny, make them a little bigger add keyboards.. a cycle we seemt o go through. big to little back to bigger. Of course more and more powerful and advanceds.. Great variety I guess. Great to have this kind of technology. It's one saving grace is it's abiltiy to help with bible study and the promoting of God's work..
You might consider as an alternative to a real time webinar, a desktop recording software that will record your desktop as you speak. When you get done you have a downloadable file that people can aquire, here or elsewhere.
Though if you wanted to proceed there are ways to do it live but I think it may be difficult to get an large enough audience together to make effort efficient. Getting the word out to those that would benefit the most might be difficult.
I would be very interested in whatever you do produce. We can learn much from one another. This would be a great way to do it.
e-Sword is not available for any platform other than the PC, unless you run an emulator which gives you access to Mac and Linux.
MySword is an android application that resembles how e-Sword would look if e-Sword were an android app. www.MySword.info for more information...
Sigh.. Mysword is a great tool. I have it on my tablet. Unlike Esword though it requires paid registration to unlock certain functionality.
I find that working without a mouse or a real keyboard, really slows things down and changes the way that you would normally use a bible study tool though. to me the tablet makes a really good reading tool but is not so efficient if you have a lot of note taking to do. Having said that, I am sure there are those that are quite proficient at using Mysword.
As I look at the vast array of modules available for e-Sword, perhaps the most overwhelming thought that comes to mind is that we actually have a very powerful Bible study tool.
There are many others I can mention that can be added to this list. But what I've pointed out, would have to be the main ones which actually gives the Bible student the depth needed to go into the Word of God.
Josh Bond, in particular has to be credited with bringing out works that have extreme Hermeneutical value for great exegesis. Also, as a result of the above list of Dictionaries available for e-Sword, makes this program perhaps one of the best.
These kinds of resources are invaluable when it comes to good Bible Study. And here is the best part of it, use these in your Topic and Study Note editors, and you have one very powerful program which will bless you beyond measure.
Very thoughtful post sir.. Thanks for taking the time to make that available...
Honestly, other software programs have managed to include this type of functionality with no speed detriment. Generally speaking, If someone reaches the point where they cannot enhance an application further without constant fear of performance penalties, then it's time to look at coding practices and the language it's programmed in. I don't believe that's the case here, though.
I agree. The operation of checking to see if a record exists in a file is a relatively quick process. Of course there are always interactions with the operating system, hard disk and third party programs like virus checkers and malware programs to consider as contributers to performance issues.
I do believe that Esword is ripe for refinement in a few areas. I'm sure Rick has things in mind and is working from a list of program enhancements as well as some modules that may help defray the costs of operation.
Year's ago I was in a little Oregon town called Klamath Falls. This little town of 40 thousand souls had something called a free Christian lending library, open to the general public. Thousands of resources were available for the asking, all ran by a lady who gave her time freely.
This is what I see eSword becoming, a world class resource library for Christian brothers and sisters around the world. The 'volunteers' here at BibleSupport are actually changing the way eSword is being used - not different, but better; like a river flowing in a wider/deeper channel. It is all free for the taking, for the spiritually hungry to find nourishment. It seems pretty obvious to me that God's hand is upon BibleSupport to bless His children around the world.</p>
We are in an exttremely advantageous postion in relation to all the christians that have come before us. No other generation has had this much spiritual wealth. Most were lucky to have a bible translation, or even just a small portion of one. We have hundreds.
I have to agree with everyone here.. This is a great anniversary. The webiste is a smashing success. A fantastic resource for so many.
The blessings are endless really.
Thanks to You Josh and all the crew that wander through these message areas and build modules for the masses. Very much apprecaited!
I just ran into what appears to be an 'unexpected feature' with Esword bible text display.
I have a verse that ends with bold text. When the verse ends with a bold letter, the subsequent verses all are shown in bold, until there is another bold word or character. At which point the bold will be switched back off and continue as normal.
The results across a parallel view of multiple bible translations yeilds interesting results as well.
Just thought I would share this so others will have that information. Not sure if that is something anyone has seen before but was unable to lave any comments on the Esword site. Mr. Meyers seems to be on a little vaca...
Right, that's true of any original language intensive resource. At first, I would read Lange and not understand any of it. Then as I got used to his writing style, more of it sinks in. It is very academic. But with Lange's, you're in the major leagues. If you want to evaluate his commentary on Greek or Hebrew, you will need to understand more about those languages. But I find even not knowing Greek and Hebrew that I can glean quite a bit from his text.
Probably reads like a childs book to the that circle of bible scholars that flourished in Langes day. Great great stuff. So much there.
I'm curious how you go so much of the greek/text in the document? Is that a recognized font in some OCR program that you have or was it added in? the later option would be an extremely time intensive undertaking, but most of us would never know if there were any spelling errors.. I'm still amazed that it's done and I have a copy. I've not yet had a change to share with friends who will be interested.. There will be many who will benefit from this I have no doubt..