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#38328 A Tribute to My Friend, Brent Hildebrand

Posted by APsit190 on 09 June 2020 - 11:03 PM



Unfortunately, Brent passed away a few days ago. He was an anesthesiologist in California, a husband, a father of two sons, a hobbyist programmer who wrote a number of tools for e-Sword, and an avid student of the Bible. 


He was always reflecting on the Bible and refining what he believed. I always admired how he wasn't a "insert denomination name here" because of the way he was raised. He went his own way trying to arrive at the truth of biblical interpretation. That's so rare these days. I believe that's why he liked Bible study software like e-Sword--because it aided in his relentless study.


My original post (see first message in this thread) tries to summarize what he meant to our community!



Thanks for posting this Josh.

I had the privilege of working with Brent for a solid 3 months as he was rushing to get T4 updated with the latest control version(before he became too ill). Also rewriting all the routines to use a different SQlite as per e-Sword. This was achieved just in time at the end of November 2019. There were some outstanding things to fix.... One that might cause issue issue is that when building a .bblx Bible. For the final verse in the file you have to put a space and return on the next line, otherwise it will not find that last verse.


I will close out with one of Brent's favoured quotes from a book, "The Desire of Ages", page, 787, by Ellen White is "to the believer, death is but a small matter".



Hi Josh,

I totally concur with Jon.


Although I've not known Brent personally, yet one could really get a really sense of his heart, and to see where he was in Christ. Moreover, there seemed to be a kindness and benevolence which shone out of him. That I've attributed to his steadfast faith in Christ.


One of the things that amazed me about Brent was his steadfast trust in God despite the illness he suffered, and just kept on believing God, and holding fast to Him.


He will be and is sorely missed.





#37620 Doing a Search in the Browser Window

Posted by APsit190 on 27 April 2020 - 06:34 PM

This is the search function which I needed. I had not noticed it previously.

Most of the problems (at a guess, over 90% of them) are straight forward issues that can be resolved by looking it up in the e-Sword User Guide. This document being called a User Guide is an understatement because its more of a manual than a guide.


That said, this Guide is extremely comprehensive and very well illustrated with screenshots showing how to do things in e-Sword. Every part of the program is covered, and gives precise instructions of how to to things, and how to fix an issue that one may come up with.


If you haven't done It. my sincere recommendation is to print it out, place it in a Binder of on sort or another, and keep it handy on your Computer desk so that you can pick it up and refer to it for any help you need of how to something, or resolve a problem in e-Sword.


In my use of this program I never had a problem with it that could not be resolved. Whatever issues I've had were nearly fixed by using the User Guide. And if not, fixed because I know this program like the back of my hand.


As said before:


I don't know how familiar you are with e-Sword ... I recommend that you seriously need to read the User Guide to familiarize yourself with the program.


I seriously stand by it because this guide (I mean, Manual) is a real life saver. It seriously is your Bible to using e-Sword, and it should always be your first port of call for any help with the program.




#37337 Text marking

Posted by APsit190 on 08 February 2020 - 04:25 PM

Are there other marking options or am I stuck with single underlining?

You're stuck with single underlining.


Here is the thing that you need to do... click here to contact the author of e-Sword, and ask him to return the other underline features that were in the previous versions of e-Sword.


By the way, for those of you who wish to see the choices for underlining returned, contact the author of e-Sword, Rick Meyers, and do as suggested to Ian.




#37277 transfer premium modules from one computer to another

Posted by APsit190 on 30 January 2020 - 06:24 AM

I have to replace my PC on which I have three premium modules installed.  Can I remove them from my old PC and install them on my new PC

The short answer... Yes.


Now for a bit of a longer answer. If they are currently installed on the old machine, all you need to do is simply along with your other installed resources, place them on a disk or a pen drive, and then copy them into your e-Sword folder on your new computer.


Trust you find this a tad helpful.




#37190 Download problem

Posted by APsit190 on 06 January 2020 - 01:17 PM

Hi, I want to add more modules to my e-sword on my laptop, but when I click on the "Download" tab, the only section I can click on is the last tab: "Proxy Settings". The rest are showing as pale colouring, not clickable. What is stopping me from being able to click those and add more modules?

Its not an e-Sword Problem. Seems like a problem with WiFi.


Suggest you get a hold  of an Ethernet Cable, bang one end into your laptop, and the other end into your Modem/Router in one of the four ports where it says, "Ethernet." Ensure you  have your WiFi turned off on your laptop before you do the Ethernet Cable thingy, and then reconnect  and log into your network.


Trust this will help you.


Blessings and a Happy New Year.

Stephen (Php 1:21).

#36760 E-Sword for low vision

Posted by APsit190 on 06 October 2019 - 05:51 PM

Two ways you can fix this:

  1. On the tool bar, click on the Zoom button on the Bible Toolbar. But if that doesn't help, then...
  2. Option 2. Click on the Options Menu, and click on Fonts, and then change the default font size to that which you prefer. This will change the size of your font in Bibles, Commentaries, and Dictionaries windows.

Trust that you will find this helpful.




#36588 modules on Septuagint?

Posted by APsit190 on 02 September 2019 - 02:48 PM


Thanks so much for the files. How do I get them to work on e-sword?


This particular resource that is being talked about doesn't work in e-Sword due to the fact they weren't made for it. It was made for a program called MyBible (or something similar).


I fell into that trap by automatically thinking it was for e-Sword quite some time ago.



Stephen (Phi 1.21).

#36509 Converting old top files in e-Sword

Posted by APsit190 on 26 August 2019 - 06:33 PM

A few short months ago I created a video in response to a query relating on how to convert the old e-Sword 8x Topic note files so that they could be used in the current version of e-Sword. At that time I didn't have any old top files to show how that is done, but rather just went through the process of how to do it.
Well, earlier today I download a couple of e-Sword 8x topic note files, and as such these had to be converted in order that they could be used in the current version of e-Sword, and the method I used was within e-Sword. So, with that, I created a video (Screen Recorded) the whole process starting at the installation of the files, and then opening/converting them in e-Sword.
So, sit back with a up of coffee, or a cup of tea, put up your feet and relax as you watch the video.


#36370 Instal ToolTip on Mac

Posted by APsit190 on 15 August 2019 - 08:15 PM

Download crossover and install it on your Mac device, and then go from there by following all the prompts to install and run that program.

#36326 e-Sword 12

Posted by APsit190 on 12 August 2019 - 07:47 PM

Below is a video of the new version.

Just a bit of a warning: Just be careful that the excitement contained in this video just might be contagious and could have an effect on you. LOL.gif


#36102 Verse corrections needed for e-Sword LT

Posted by APsit190 on 30 June 2019 - 09:56 PM

e-Sword LT has soap spelled as sope and e-Sword X has it correctly as soap, I just wanted to point that out incase someone can correct it for the LT version.



Jer 2:22  For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.



Mal 3:2  But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

Hope you find the below video helpful.




#36082 Is there a way to convert older modules to the new E-Sword?

Posted by APsit190 on 27 June 2019 - 06:35 PM

Just wondering - my computer crashed and I had to download the latest E-Sword. Now, my JL Dagg and John Gill reference works won't open in E-Sword.


Can these be converted easily?

Below is a video which answers your query.


What is shared in this video only applies to both Topic and Study Notes used in old versions of e-Sword prior to version 9 and above. This would include Topic Note resources by JL Dagg, and John Gill resources.


That said, when it comes to Commentary (cmt) resources by Dagg and/or Gill, you will need to have the converter for them.



Trust you will find this helpful.




#35943 Historical e-Sword Versions

Posted by APsit190 on 23 May 2019 - 08:36 PM

Hi to all e-Sword nutters like me who think, believe, and just know that e-Sword just happens to be the best Bible program in the world. You know, totally one eyed about e-Sword, that so much so you're gonna have to kill me in order to use something pathetically else  :lol:  B),


Below is a list of all e-Sword versions that I've kept over the years:


e-Sword 8.06

e-Sword 9.51

e-Sword 9.60

e-Sword 9.71

e-Sword 9.72

e-Sword 9.81

e-Sword 9.82

e-Sword 9.83

e-Sword 9.90

e-Sword 9.91

e-Sword 10.01

e-Sword 10.04

e-Sword 10.05

e-Sword 10.07

e-Sword 10.10

e-Sword 10.20

e-Sword 10.21

e-Sword 10.30

e-Sword 10.40

e-Sword 11.03

e-Sword 11.04

e-Sword 11.06

e-Sword 11.10

e-Sword 11.21

e-Sword 11.22


Now, here's the big favor/favour (depending on which country you come from) thingy. If you have a greater collection of previous versions of e-Sword than what is listed above, meaning versions I don't have in that list, please send me a message, or e-mail me giving details of what versions you have against what I don't have, and I'll provide you my snail mail address, could you send me a DVD or CD of those missing versions that I don't have.


Of those who are collectors of historical versions of  e-Sword, do not have any one of the versions in the  above list, ad would like a copy, either e-mail or send me a message with your snail mail address and let me know what version(s) of e-Sword you want for your collection.


Amazing what some people do as a hobby.


Thanks in advance for any help you can give.




#35689 Is there a Bible that can be edited?

Posted by APsit190 on 25 March 2019 - 04:49 PM

Is there an available module that lets you edit, add commentary/notes, and so forth?

Actually that is what e-Sword does. You have the Study Note editor which acts like a wide margin in an actual Wide Margin edition of the Bible, and you have a Topic Note editor which acts like a note page one can insert in a Loose Lead (Wide Margin) edition of the Bible. The beaut thing with the Study note editor, you can sync your notes with the verse that you are making notes on.


Not only that, you can also underline and/or highlight text in the Bible Window. 


With that said, I think what you are looking for is to put notes in the Bible Window, of which e-Sword doesn't have that capability. That said, the Study Note editor serves really well for making notes on verses, editing and/or deleting them.


Trust you will find this helpful.

#35404 Tool tip to multiple strongs numbers in dictionary file

Posted by APsit190 on 22 February 2019 - 01:25 PM

Sometimes a definition is equated to multiple strongs numbers.


I have tried something like..




├ĚH301; H1351; H1352





And instead of giving three lookups it is giving one lookup with all three. which really doesnt match anything.


Any idea how to solve this?



Of what you are trying to do or achieve, will not work in e-Sword. Tooltips will only work on a "one at a time" basis. This means that one cannot, for a lack of a better way to describe it, combine three or four Strong numbers to appear as a single tooltip with each giving its own definition. And the main reason for this is that e-Sword has not been programmed to output such a method. And that is primarily where its at.


To be able to get something like that to happen, an array needs to be added in e-Sword's code, in where it multiple Strong references can appear with their own definition as a single tooltip, looking something like this:











can appear.


At the moment no such an array is in e-Sword's code.


Sorry I can't be of much better help than that.