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Tim Butterfield

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#21940 What else would you like to see for e-Sword?

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 28 August 2014 - 03:57 PM

What do you see as the difference between the two? 


Lexicon "a book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language and their definitions:DICTIONARY" Merriam-Webster


Merriam-Webster lists Dictionary as a synonym as with all synonyms the meaning is similar, but not identical.  (That is why it is blue)  It also lists as synonyms  repertoire and  inventory



Dictionary.com has a more complete definition:



1.a wordbook or dictionary, especially of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew.
2.the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.
3.inventory or record:
unparalleled in the lexicon of human relations.
  1. the total inventory of morphemes in a given language.
  2. the inventory of base morphemes plus their combinations with derivational morphemes.

Oxford English Dictionary defines it as:

http://www.oxforddic...english/lexicon lexicon

Syllabification: lex·i·con

Pronunciation: /ˈleksiˌkän
, ˈleksiˌkən
noun (plural lexicons or lexica /-/)
1The vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge: the size of the English lexicon

1.1A dictionary, especially of Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, or Arabic: a Greek-Latin lexicon

#21814 Definition

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 09 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

I have a question about old and new testament definition.
Example: the word abide. Is the definition the same in the old testament as it is in the new testament?


Part of the question is for which word?  There are 11 words in the KJV Old Testament Hebrew that were translated as abide in some form.  There were 4 words in the KJV New Testament Greek that were translated as abide.


But either way the answer is that in every case the people who translated the scriptures felt that the English word abide was, in that context the best word to convey the meaning of the original text.


But then we must also take into account the meaning of Abide: (Oxford Dictionaries)



Syllabification: a·bide
Pronunciation: /əˈbīd
Get more examples obey, observe, follow, keep to, hold to, conform to, adhere to, stick to, stand by, act in accordance with, uphold, heed, accept, go along with, acknowledge, respect, defer to

Old English ābīdan 'wait', from ā- 'onward' + bīdan (see bide).

Definition of abide in:

#21742 Updated to 10.3 and all modules inaccessible

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 01 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

You didn't by chance have the modules in a location other than the default did you? 

Top row is a tool bar, select Options, select Resources, at the bottom of that window is a line reading Location.  That is where e-Sword is looking for all of the modules that you can't write to (like Bible, Commentary and Dictionary).  Check to see that it is indeed where the modules are. If not, show e-sword where they are using the file folder icon to locate them.

#21490 module for bible - urgent

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 09 July 2014 - 10:21 AM


Full Definition of WONK.  :  a person preoccupied with arcane details or procedures in a specialized field; broadly :  <a policy wonk> <a computer wonk>


I doubt they will object too strongly. 



#20834 Any thought to adding the Classics?

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 30 March 2014 - 06:16 AM

True, it would be redundant, but the likewise could be said of most anything. For example, with a few word changes:


" e-Sword has a built in the STEP reader (under the Tools tab).  I have Spurgeon and several other references in that format


Most theological reference works are readily available in a myriad of different ways on the internet..."




True enough, having many works  accessible through one "reader" so you can use them without a "this is how I open/access this particular work as opposed to the six other ways and multiple links" "list. 


But most theological references works are much easier to use when they are linked with the verses (in the case of commentaries) or words (in the case of dictionaries) that they are discussing allowing nearly seamless assistance in sculptural study.  It is also nice when verses cited in the various works are "tool Tiped" so that you can read them without opening a second piece of software (or iteration of the first). 


I seldom get much use from the topic and reference files I download....they form a list of "books I will read one of theses days as my other, more primary, studies allow". 


I guess I don't see the point in using a program that is designed to study scripture as a "master library" program when there are so many other programs that will handle being "master librarian/reader" equally as well, or perhaps even better as they can be written with specialty features to enhance that particular use.. 

#20533 Is this really eSword for Android?

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 21 February 2014 - 09:54 AM

There isn't, as yet, an Android version of e-Sword, nor does there seem to be any movement towards  one.


The reason generally given is that My Sword is sufficiently similar to e-Sword in function and utility that there is no need for one.


My Sword cann be downloaded here http://mysword.info/  and mySword modules are availible on this site. 



I have not given up hope, however, since it was not that long ago that there was no "I" version availible.

#20206 Hello from the UK ☺ Many Blessings to all ♥

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 25 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

Hello and welcome.  We tend to be a friendly group here, so if you have questions feel free to ask.

#20205 Best Greek New Testament for Beginners

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 25 January 2014 - 08:49 PM

There is help for spelling and grammar checking.  A program called Grammarly does spelling and grammar checking just about every where you can type.



It is available as an add on for Fire Fox, and several other browsers, and as a stand alone, and even better it is free.


As for a good resource for learning Greek...I like Greek New Testament Stephanus Textus Receptus with accents, interlinear, Strong's numbers and  parsing info. 



Joh 8:10 ἀνακύψας G352 V-AAP-NSM  δὲ And Having Lifted Up Himself G1161 CONJ  ὁ G3588 T-NSM  Ἰησοῦς Jesus, G2424 N-NSM  καὶ And G2532 CONJ  μηδένα No One G3367 A-ASM  θεασάμενος Seeing G2300 V-ADP-NSM  πλὴν But G4133 ADV  τὴς The G3588 T-GSF  γυναικὸς, Woman, G1135 N-GSF  εἶπεν Said G2036 V-2AAI-3S  αὐτῇ


You can find it  here: http://www.biblesupp...d-parsing-info/


As you can see it has the Greek, English and Strongs as well as the parsing info that works with the RMAC dictionary module.


The RMAC dictionary is available for download here:  http://www.biblesupp...s-codesdctxexe/


There are also several dictionaries with expanded Strong's Numbers that include words in the Septuagint, as well as several Septuigent modules set up to use them (and even one or two set up with the parsing/morphology information.

#19491 How can I create notes with hyperlinks to e-Sword references?

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 02 December 2013 - 11:11 AM

Your best bet could be to use the web based version of e-Sword.  http://live.e-sword.net/app/


It offers most of the functionality of e-Sword.


Another option would be to prepare your sermon in the topics window, then tooltip them so that scriptural references would behave like they do in Commentary, Dictionary and Topic files and show the scripture when you hover over it..

#19490 scanners

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 02 December 2013 - 10:57 AM

It is the OCR software that makes the difference much more than the scanner. 


Most scanners are pretty much equal these days, but the Optical Character Recognition program is what takes the document from a picture of the document (which is what the scanners produce) to a document made up of letters forming words.

#19452 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 23 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

Is the peshitta the same thing as the Aramaic? It seems to me that it is. If so try these:









#19026 e-sword.net is not responding

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 11 October 2013 - 02:17 PM

Does anyone know why e-sword net is not responding, please?

Must have been a temporary problem, came up fine for me.

#18545 Free reading and study guide for C. S. Lewis' The Weight of Glory

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 10 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

Ran across this not sure how long the offer is good, but it looks worthwhile.  It is from Harpers publishing.  the link for the download is at the bottom of the page.




#18502 JFB - Un abridged commentary down for review - Complete & Uploaded

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 05 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

Thank you for this excellent module, the old JFB module was a favorite, didn't even know it was abridged.  Now that you have given us the full version, it will be even more of a favorite.

#18365 Replacing with a brand new install

Posted by Tim Butterfield on 27 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

If you are worried about loosing your modules, back up your C:\program files (X86)\esword directory onto a flash drive or CD/DVD disk.  I haven't had any problem with loosing modules when uninstalling e-sword for a fresh install, but I always back up anyway.  Then other directory that contains modules is C:\Users\Your Name\documents\esword.