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Tim Butterfield

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#33056 New User Reccomendation for a Premium Ver Study Bible

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 26 March 2018 - 07:58 AM

One of the advantages of having used e-Sword practically since it came out, is that I have a lot of modules, some of which have been withdrawn for one reason or another, often because they were replaced by an "improved" version, though sometimes because of copyright issues, or the expiration of  a copyright agreement. 


There used to be an ESV module ESV+ that had link like that   (Job 5:8)
“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause,
(Job 5:9)
who R1does great things and R2unsearchable, R3marvelous things without number:
(Job 5:10)
he gives R4rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields;
(Job 5:11)
he R5sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
(Job 5:12)
He R6frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.


English Standard Version w/ Notes
©2001 Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. All rights reserved.


I haven't seen that  module for some time (one difficulty with having many modules collected over a decade of so is you sometimes don't remember where you got them).


Here are some modules currently available from Bible Support that might have the embedded information you are looking for.


















You might notice curtain similarities in the names of the modules with notes or  footnotes, concordance,


A Concordance, by the way is " A dictionary in which the principal words used in the scriptures are arranged alphabetically, and the book, chapter and verse in which each word occurs are noted; designed to assist an inquirer in finding any passage of scripture, by means of any leading word in a verse which he can recollect"   Webster's Dictionary of American English (1828)


​In dead tree editions of scripture it is often (traditionally) found in a column centered between two columns of scripture (or  at the bottom of the page).  Hence "Centerline Concordance"


Stephen mentioned/suggested  King James Concordance, 


There is/as a BTSCTVM Module that "This Strongs module combines the following works:OT: Brown-Driver-Briggs -> Hebrew word definitionsNT: Thayer -> Greek word definitionsStrong's definitions.KJC - King James Concordance TVM: Strong -> OT H8675-H8853 / NT G5625-G5944


But as with so many highly useful compilations, I fear it has been withdrawn from distribution for some reason.


Nave's Topical Bible is a dictionary module that lists where in scripture certain words can be found (allowing you to do searches in reverse.


Torrey's New Topical Textbook is another that offers the location in scripture by word.


R.C. Trench's "Synonyms of the New Testament"  and Trench Synonyms Enhanced also allow search by word.


The NASB Study Set (back when I bought it had an NASB with Strongs included) and  concordance as well.


Hope this helps.



#31951 e-Sword 11.1.0 one problem and a couple of suggestions

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 05 December 2017 - 02:30 PM

F9 takes you to the previous verse. F12 to the next verse in compare (and most other places.) 

#31256 Dake's Bible or Dake's Note

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 20 August 2017 - 11:07 AM

Dakes Bible is under copy right, which means it will require negotiations with the right holder to get permission to distribute such a module.  It also means that it would likely be a premium module (they are hardly likely to authorize a free version of somthing they are selling).


As it stands now there is an e-version of Dakes Bible available:   http://dake-com.3dca...r-MAC_c_23.html

They want a sale price of $29.95 for it.


There is also an e-version of Dakes "reference Library http://dake-com.3dca...-MAC_c_23.html.

It is currently on sale for $77.99.

#31140 Transferring ESword to a new computer

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 01 August 2017 - 05:39 PM

How would I transfer my eSword program and all of the associated modules and files from my old computer to a new computer? The old computer is Windows XP and the new computer is Windows 10 if that plays any role. 

Levi C

Do a clean install of e-Sword to the Windows 10 machine, copy all of the associated modules from the XP machine to a flash drive or CD/DVD and "paste" them into the proper e-Sword directory. 

#30869 how to print from from study notes and topics

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 12 June 2017 - 05:06 AM

If you look art the last row of icons at the top of the Editor window you will see that the second icon looks like a piece of paper with a magnifying glass over it. If you hover your mouse over it a caption comes up saying Print Preview.  Click on it and a window opens that allows several options for manipulating the text, but the very first icon is print.

#30744 The Living Bible

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 19 May 2017 - 03:17 PM

Google has its uses.  They might not be in e-Sword, but you can read the, either in downloadable.e-copy or on line.  Having e-copies can save many steps in creating a module, you cannot distribute the module, but (as I understand it) if you change the format for a copy you own (even from a free download) it is not a violation of copyright.


The Living Bible has apparently been added to the Bible Gateway’s online library! BibleGateway.com and in the Bible Gateway mobile app.



This site http://freebibleguid...ng bible online claims this 

Free Bible Study Resource in Any Translation and More The power of the Good book on your browser



This site also has The Living Bible both downloadable and online versions  http://download.cnet...s/living-bible/



#30732 Post e-Sword Module Requests Here

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 18 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

Thanks, DSaw,


I thought I remembered seeing some extraneous indications of collaborative efforts in various posts. Nice to know inductive/deductive reasoning capability and memory is not too far out of whack.

#30724 Post e-Sword Module Requests Here

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 18 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

By far the majority of members are here for the modules, but they lack the time, equipment, or inclination to even attempt to attempt to make them.  


I would venture to say that the number of members who have even attempted to make a module is roughly the same as the number who support the site through occasional donations.  


I doubt that a newsletter would be all that helpful, but I would not be surprised to discover that there is an informal line of communication between the module creators themselves as to who is working on what and such (much the same as what the newsletter would contain).


If such an alliance doesn't exist, it could or should be created.

#29453 e-Sword backup tool

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 13 November 2016 - 02:56 PM

If memory serves the journal files are saved as journals.jnlx, (Journal notesand study.notx ( study notes) if those are the notes you are looking for.



If you did much "marking up" like highlighting, underlining and so on you might look for markup.ovlx.  


I'm not certain how well those travel/translate, but it is worth a shot.





#29366 Removing bibles or books

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 02 November 2016 - 05:28 PM

By far the simplest way is to click on Options > Resources then select the type of module you want to remove, scroll down to that module, Right click (left click if you are a lefty like me and have your mouse set to reflect that).  A pop up window appears and asks if you want to Delete the Resource Permanently, click that window, another window pops up with an "Are you sure" message, click yes.  The offending module is removed.



#29340 e-Sword backup tool

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 31 October 2016 - 06:55 PM

Since I have e-sword on my desktop, (windows 10) my laptops (one windows 10, one windows 7)), and my tablet (windows 7), if one of my systems crashes (My desk top  did last week), I merely copy my e-Sword directory to a flash drive, and then to the newly restored system. 


I also tend to backup my e-Sword directory to both DVD and to flash drive frequently, so generally (unless I have added a new module since I last backed up) I don't need to spend the 15 or so minutes copying to flash drive (I have lots of modules).


Hope this helps.

#28940 Post e-Sword Module Requests Here

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 18 September 2016 - 10:24 PM

You might try this.


#28843 How Many Resources?

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 08 September 2016 - 03:14 AM

There is/was an e-Sword utility program called Smart-Starter.  It is still listed here http://www.biblesupp...art-starter-v2/

It allowed you to set up several different start up arrays.  For example if you were studying an OT scripture, you could set e-Sword up to load only resources that you preferred to use for OT.  Like loading Brown Driver Briggs but not Thayers, not loading Bibles that were NT only and so on.  It was very flexible in that you could set up any available resources, name the configuration and evoke the one you wanted when and as you wanted it.


It has not been up dated since 2010, so I don't know how well it currently works, but it is an old friend that got lost in the shuffle, so I think I'll give it a try to see if it still works.

#28287 e-Sword for Windows Phone?

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 18 July 2016 - 04:47 PM

Has anyone found a way to install e-Sword on a Windows 10 phone?  Had hopes that version 11 might offer a way, but haven't found it yet. 

#28286 Formating marks showing in certain modules

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 18 July 2016 - 04:43 PM

I saw a posting about formatting marks appearing in some of the modules (primarily the premium modules)


Mark 14:13-15 NLT  So Jesus sent two of them into Jerusalem with these instructions: <red>"As you go into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him.</red>  (14)  <red>At the house he enters, say to the owner, 'The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with My disciples?'</red>  (15)  <red>He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is where you should prepare our meal."</red>

Has there been any resolution of that issue as yet?  I pulled the older modules out of backup files temporarily to solve the problem.  Hope that is not the final solution.