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#1829 e Sword 8x User Question

Posted by pfpeller on 01 September 2011 - 04:23 PM

For the new e sword commentaries that have been coming out I have been assuming that e sword 8x users can download the 9x module and backward migrate it to 8x using BeST.  If this is not a correct assumption,  then I can attempt to backwards migrate and post them for 8x users if there is a demand.


#1786 ESV Bible module for MySword

Posted by pfpeller on 31 August 2011 - 03:06 PM

It is easy to make an ESV bible module for MySword, we just need permission and the bible text in a text file.  I am not sure if thee MySword developers have asked for permission yet or not.


#1666 MySword for Droid Modules

Posted by pfpeller on 26 August 2011 - 11:46 AM

I would like to see an interlinear Greek New Testament bible made available. If there is one out there I have not found it.


Hello,
I finished formatting the Greek New Testament Interlinear for MySword today.  Please let me know if you find any mistakes.  I did a lot of searching and replacing to fix up this module for MySword.
Thanks,
Peter


#1641 Excellent Review of MySword

Posted by pfpeller on 25 August 2011 - 05:20 PM

http://restlesstech....android-review/


#661 Dictionaries Vines NT Words (1940) Droid MySword Version

Posted by pfpeller on 30 July 2011 - 09:51 PM

File Name: Vines NT Words (1940) Droid MySword Version
File Submitter: pfpeller
File Submitted: 31 Jul 2011
File Category: Dictionaries

This vines dictionary is available in theWord format at www.douglashamp.com.

Module info says that it was published in 1940 without copyright.

Click here to download this file


#645 Books Ante-Nicene Fathers (Vol 1) Droid MySword Version

Posted by pfpeller on 30 July 2011 - 03:02 PM

File Name: Ante-Nicene Fathers (Vol 1) Droid MySword Version
File Submitter: pfpeller
File Submitted: 30 Jul 2011
File Category: Books

The Ante-Nicene Fathers, subtitled "The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325", is a collection of books in 10 volumes (one volume is indexes) containing English translations of the majority of Early Christian writings. The period covers the beginning of Christianity until before the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea. The translations are very faithful, but sometimes old-fashioned.

The series was originally published between 1867 and 1873 by the Presbyterian publishing house T. & T. Clark in Edinburgh under the title Ante-Nicene Christian Library, as a response to the Oxford movement's Library of the Fathers which was perceived as too catholic. The volumes were edited by Rev. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. This series was available by subscription but the editors were unable to interest enough subscribers to commission a translation of the homilies of Origen.

In 1885, the Christian Literature Company, began to issue the volumes in a reorganized form, edited by the episcopalian bishop of New York, A. Cleveland Coxe. Coxe gave his "new" series the title: The Ante-Nicene Fathers.

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#586 Limits on resources we host?

Posted by pfpeller on 28 July 2011 - 09:06 PM

Just because we post material that we view is unorthodox or heretical does not mean that we are working for the devil (in my opinion).  I grew up a Roman Catholic, but I now view some of the teachings of this church as heretical.  I do believe there are many Christian brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic church (often in spite of the teaching they receive).

However, it is still useful for me to access Roman Catholic materials for research purposes.  I still have many family members that are practicing Roman Catholics.

Even within evangelical Christianity, there is a wide divergence on what people believe is heretical or where we are just have differing opinions about the non essentials.

There are many that believe that if you are not a Calvinist then you do not believe the true gospel. Should we only include authors that agree with our view of soteriology?

We all have differing views on many things.  Many on this site like John MacArthur.  I feel that MacArthur is confused about some important things.  However, I would never suggest that he is not a Christian or that his materials should not be posted if we had permission.

I think that we need to rely on the users of this site to use discernment concerning what they download.  It is important I think to get good descriptions of the content of modules up on the site.

Just my two cents...

Peter


#437 Commentaries - St. Thomas Aquinas Catena Droid MySword Version

Posted by pfpeller on 24 July 2011 - 11:17 AM

File Name: St. Thomas Aquinas Catena Droid MySword Version
File Submitter: pfpeller
File Submitted: 24 Jul 2011
File Updated: 12 Aug 2011
File Category: Commentaries
Author: St. Thomas Aquinas

This version is for droid MySword.  See www.mysword.info for more information.

This resource is essential for any Catholic, perhaps also for Protestants interested in patristic writings.

This is what Baronius Press has to say about this commentary:
Quote
St. Thomas Aquinas' Catena Aurea is a masterpiece anthology of Patristic commentary on the Gospels – it includes the work of over eighty Church Fathers.

St. Thomas Aquinas’ work demonstrates intimate acquaintance with the Church Fathers and is an excellent complement to the more recent attempts to understand the inner meaning of the Sacred Scriptures. For each of the four Gospel writers, the Catena Aurea starts by indicating the verses to be analyzed, then phrase-by-phrase, provides the early Fathers’ insights into the passage.

The unchanging rule of the Church is that “no one [is] to interpret the Sacred Scripture… contrary to the unanimous consent of the Fathers” (Vatican I). Just as in our own day there has been renewed interest in the Church Fathers, so in the 13th century, when the Catena Aurea was compiled, the western church was undergoing a similar revival of interest in the ancient patristic authors – and the works of many Eastern Fathers were translated from Greek to Latin for the first time. During this period there was increasing hunger for the true and authentic interpretation of Scripture, which the Church Fathers hold the key to.

St. Thomas Aquinas was commissioned to write the Catena Aurea by Pope Urban IV, in order that an orthodox Patristic commentary on the Gospels was readily available to all readers. John Henry Newman, who is widely expected to be canonized next year, was responsible for its translation into English in 1841. Cardinal Newman hoped that the Catena would become a source of catechesis within the family and the Church. Cardinal Newman’s edition of the Catena Aurea is one of the jewels of the 19th century Catholic Restoration, making the scholarship of the Fathers available to a wider audience. As with many 19th century texts it employs a sober, dignified style of English, which is eminently suitable to the unsurpassable mysteries of the Catholic Faith.

The Catena Aurea, compiled by one of the Catholic Church’s greatest minds, is of immeasurable use to priests writing homilies, lay people engaged in private or family study or of the Gospels and religious instructors will find it an invaluable help in preparing lessons. It is the perfect companion to study the Scriptures in detail and receive the wisdom of St. Thomas on particular passages.

Consider the Catena Aurea as a discussion of the Gospels among the supreme theologians of the Church. Their exegesis is astonishing! A worthy recommendation for the serious student of the Bible is a copy of the only work that Aquinas was known to carry around with him.



Updated 8/12/2011: Description from user review and misspelled name

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#189 MySword for Droid Modules

Posted by pfpeller on 04 July 2011 - 04:52 PM

Niobi,

Here is how to convert modules.

Download the migration tools from www.mysword.info on their downloads page.  They will install in the c directory under MySwordMigrationTools.

You then need to paste theWord modules into this directory.  I always rename the module so that it does not have any spaces.  The module cannot be encrypted or compressed to work.  If it is compressed open it up in theWord and go to the module information.  On one of the tabs you can uncheck the module compression.  You will get an error that tells you if the module is encrypted or compressed when you try to convert a module.

Once you have a theWord module in the MySwordMigrationTools Folder, then go to go to start/run and enter cmd and press enter.

Once you are inside the command prompt, I always enter "cd .." without the quotes twice to get back to the c directory.  I then enter "CD MySwordMigrationTools" without the quotes and press enter to change to the correct directory.  Once you are there, you can follow these instructions (the rest of this note is from their readme file):

5. Migrating TheWord Bible Modules

Open a Command Prompt (CMD.exe) and go to the location where you unzipped
the archive file and make sure you go to the inside folder
(MySwordMigrationTools).

In the Command Prompt, if the module to be migrated is bbe.ont and is
placed in the same folder where the executables are, type the following:

TheWordBible2MySword bbe.ont

This will create bbe.bbl.mysword. You can now just copy this file into your
selected Modules Path/Folder in your Android device.

Please note that the TheWord .ot, .nt or .ont file must be in UTF-8 format
for the migration to be successful unless only 7-bit ASCII characters are
in the file. To determine if the file is in UTF-8 format, you can open it
in Notepad++ and go to the Encoding menu. To change the format to UTF-8
format, select Encoding->Convert to UTF-8 without BOM, then save the file.
You can also opt to use UTF-8 with BOM if you want. After this, you can now
use TheWordBible2MySword.

You can also check the resulting SQLite database outside MySword by using
Firefox SQLite Manager plugin/extension. Open the migrated file and check
the contents by going to Bible table and selecting Browse & Search tab.
Check if there are no problems with the text.

6. Migrating TheWord Commentary Modules

Open a Command Prompt (CMD.exe) and go to the location where you unzipped
the archive file and make sure you go to the inside folder
(MySwordMigrationTools).

In the Command Prompt, if the module to be migrated is tsk.cmt.twm and is
placed in the same folder where the executables are, type the following:

TheWordCommentary2MySword tsk.cmt.twm

This will create tsk.cmt.mysword. You can now just copy this file into your
selected Modules Path/Folder in your Android device.

You can also use Firefox SQLite Manager plugin/extension to see the output
SQLite database without using MySword. Check the Commentary table.

7. Migrating TheWord Dictionary Modules

Open a Command Prompt (CMD.exe) and go to the location where you unzipped
the archive file and make sure you go to the inside folder
(MySwordMigrationTools).

In the Command Prompt, if the module to be migrated is eastons.dct.twm and
is placed in the same folder where the executables are, type the following:

TheWordDictionary2MySword eastons.dct.twm

This will create eastons.dct.mysword. You can now just copy this file into
your selected Modules Path/Folder in your Android device.

You can also use Firefox SQLite Manager plugin/extension to see the output
SQLite database without using MySword. Check the Dictionary table.

8. Migrating TheWord Book/Devotional/Graphics Modules

(Note:  only the first 50 chapters of theWord book files will convert, they have told me they will fix this in the next release.)

TheWord General Book (*.gbk.twm) Devotional (*.dev.twm) and Maps/Graphics
(*.map.twm) all have the same format and can be migrated to MySword v.2.0
Journal or Book format (*.bok.mybible). This migration program will
automatically use the extention .bok.mybible but you can always rename it
to .jor.mybible. Also, the migration program will automatically set the
readonly field in the details table to 1. If you intend to allow editing
of the journal/book in MySword, you will have to set it to 0 manually
(please see below on how you can use Firefox and SQLite manager to do
that). But please note that Journal/Book editing in MySword is limited to
7 entries if the Premium Version is not activated. This can be activated
for a generous donation of any amount to support MySword development,
hosting and support.

Open a Command Prompt (CMD.exe) and go to the location where you unzipped
the archive file and make sure you go to the inside folder
(MySwordMigrationTools).

In the Command Prompt, if the module to be migrated is eastons.dct.twm and
is placed in the same folder where the executables are, type the following:

TheWordBook2MySword wight-manners.gbk.twm

This will create eastons.dct.mysword. You can now just copy this file into
your selected Modules Path/Folder in your Android device.

You can also use Firefox SQLite Manager plugin/extension to see the output
SQLite database without using MySword. Check the Dictionary table.

9. Migration Errors

Note that Bible References that do not have correct book number and chapter
number will not be properly migrated (so there will be no link) but the
migration process will still continue. The errors are reported to the
console though.

10. Known Issues

The migration program will crash in case of IO Exceptions like the one
triggered when the .mysword file is opened in Firefox SQLite Manager or
you are running the wrong version of System.Data.SQLite.DLL (32-bit in a
64-bit Windows for example).


#165 MySword for Droid Modules

Posted by pfpeller on 01 July 2011 - 08:29 PM

Hi all,
I updloaded a MySword version of the companion Bible notes commentary and appendix that Patchworkid made for e sword.  Please let me know if there are any other modules that you would like me to post for MySword.  Pretty much any e sword module on this site can be converted to MySword for droid.
Thanks,
Peter


#133 MySword for Droid Modules

Posted by pfpeller on 25 June 2011 - 08:37 PM

I have been learning how to use the MySword droid Bible study software over the last week+.  I have also converted tons of modules.  Today I tried converting the KJV Bible with TVM along with the Strongs TVM dictionary.  They both converted great and work well together.  I posted these at this site today.  I am amazed by this software and it is just in the beginning stages of development.  

There does not seem to be much demand for the MySword modules yet, but I expect the demand will be increasing, so I will slowly be adding modules to the section on this site.  This is by far the most powerful mobile Bible study software I have seen that is free.  With the converters that they have provided, almost any e sword module at this site can be converted into a MySword module for droid.  It is even easier to create modules for his software than it was for pocket e sword.  The search functionality is far superior to pocket e sword.  They have recently provided book reading functionality and a way to convert theWord book modules!    

I checked with the MySword software creators to make sure they were ok with this and gave them a link to this site.  As long as I do not post any modules that are official modules at their site, they are fine with it.

Please let me know if there are any modules that you would like to see and I will make those a priority to convert/post.

I probably already have them converted, I just have not gotten around to posting them yet.

Thanks,
Peter