Well, I have heaps of interest. The most obvious is my passion with e-Sword. But beyond that, the things I like are reading my Bible, going to church, studying the Scriptures.
Thing I would like to be able to do that I use to do is SCUBA Diving.
Things I would love to do that I ain't done yet are Bungy Jumping, Jet boating on the Shot Over river, and Para gliding.
I love sci-fi movies like Star Wars and etc, and fantasy type movies like The Lord of the Rings. Oh yeah, Considering I'm a Kiwi, Peter Jackson not a bad sort of a bloke, and The Hobbit is being made in New Zealand (just had to have a bit of stir).
Another fantastic movie I like is the Chronicles of Narnia. The three I've seen are pretty good, and can't wait till they are all made. Sorry, but I ain't a fan of Harry Potter. That just tends to bore me to tears.
Due to the fact that over the years there has been quite a bit of discussion about the TDNT (and you could also include the TWOT), and the requests for it to be made available as a resource for e-Sword, I thought I would do something that was quite a nerve wracking experience.
I emailed the publisher. Totally unreal. I have to admit that this was quite a scary thing to do, but one the less I did it. So without further ado, here is the incriminating evidence:
To whom this may be directed to
Dear Sir/Madam, This is a request for the TDNT unabridged edition to be made available for e-Sword. This request is not merely a result of my own wishes, or because I'm a huge supporter and user of e-Sword despite that being a fact, but rather it comes more so as a result of the number of requests made on the e-Sword Users' support website, BibleSupport.com
This request and inquiry is not an official request, and I do not represent e-Sword in any official or unofficial capacity, but rather that as a user of the product and a supporter of it.
e-Sword is perhaps the most popular free Bible Study software in the world. This is, by no means, an exaggerated claim, as it can be measured by the number of users and members of BibleSupport.com, of which it has a membership of 207,760 e-Sword users. Of what the actual numbers of e-Sword users there are internationally, one could estimate it as perhaps over 1 million plus.
With that said, e-Sword is a serious Bible study tool, which has perhaps the largest repository of free resources, of which the overwhelming majority of them have been created by members of BibleSupport.com.
Some of the free titles that users enjoy are:
Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
College Press Bible Study Textbook
Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges
Just to name a mere few.
Of the premium resources e-Sword users have access to are:
New International Commentary of the Old Testament
New International Commentary of the New Testament
Believers Bible Commentary
Bible Knowledge Commentary
Just to name a mere few.
So, as you can see, just by a few samples of titles of what is available for e-Sword, makes this program a very serious study tool for Bible College, University, and Seminary students. But also for Pastors and Academics, of which there a quite number of them using the program. Therefore, to have the unabridged edition of the TDNT as part of the e-Sword library would be regarded as a huge and prestigious honor.
Thank you for your time, and await your reply.
Now, I hope for a reply, and will post up here when I get if.
Miracles happen. I've been steadily getting better. Hoping for a durable response. I was using a wheelchair 6 week ago, would struggle to get out of a chair. Now I'm with very little pain. I have a damaged hip that makes walking painful, but I can walk!
(13) For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother’s womb.
(14) I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.
(15) My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and curiously worked in the lowest parts of the earth.
(16) Your eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in your book all mymembers were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when asyettherewas none of them.
(1) Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
(2) Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
(3) Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;
(4) Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;
(5) Who satisfies your mouth with good things;sothat your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
(6) The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
I couldn't agree more with you about Brent. From the tone of his posts, and the way the bloke seems to present himself (despite not actually having met him), the impression I get he is an extremely warm and receptive person, and one that is willing to go more than the extra proverbial mile for you. The picture I seem to get is that of him being somewhat similar to Ben Carson, which is, quietly spoken, very forthright, and knows what he is about.
The only downside of this, is that he's not at my end of the world, as I think it would be really interesting to meet him and to actually get to know him.
So on that note, here is my prayer for Brent.
Father, I thank You for Brent. Thank You that You have your hand on his life, and that he is secured in you. I pray that by your grace and goodness, Lord, you heal Brent, and that, God, he is strengthened by You.
I thank You, God for the impact that he has and had on this community, and for the way you have used him, and still use him. I thank You, Lord, for the gifts you have given to Brent so that he has been enabling us to be able to share you Word and bless one another with the tools he has provided for us.
You know, God, it would be really great to see Your hand moving over him, and healing him of this disease, in Jesus name. Amen
Posted by APsit190
on 06 September 2018 - 05:22 PM
This is something which came to me as I read about issues and problems mainly about e-Swords's official (first party), both free and premium resources. And so with that, I want to share a couple of thoughts on these issues and problems some seem to encounter with them.
Whatever the problem one may encounter with official e-Sword resources, whether free or premium , the actual first line of endeavouring to fix it, lies within e-Sword User Guide. This should always one's first port of call By the way, that also goes with third party resources, such as those downloaded from here.
If the e-Sword user Guide doesn't give the answer, then the next port of call for resolving the problem should be with Rick Meyers. The main fundamental reason is that he is the author of e-Sword, and whatever the problem one may encounter with an official resource, he should know the fix because he is the one who created the program, and would know it like the back of his hand.
For example, issues or problems around the Search engine in e-Sword, and types of searches that one is endeavouring to make, if the answer isn't in the User Guide, then one really should contact Rick Meyers.
OK, with all that said, the one thing no one can fix is the PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) issue. That means the person him/herself who may have actually caused the problem, or may be trying to do something that is outside the bounds of the program. If this is the case, and this actually should be taken into consideration; then it doesn't matter how good others may be in fixing or resolving an issue... No one can fix the PEBKAC.
This is a about 6 minute video about my YouTube channel which has a heap of e-Sword related (and other stuff) content, of which I think may prove helpful to you. Also there is some programming stuff which may prove helpful to you.
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Yes there is. It is important to understand that because e-Sword is a Database Reader, which also has the capability of generating Database files by the note editors, it is limited by the type of Database Management System (DBMS) it uses. SQLite is a Relational DBMS, of which it can hold only a certain amount of Tables and Records, and a certain amount of data within that system. As to what the actual maximum capacity for SQLite DBMS is, I have no idea. That said, if the data exceeds the capacity of what that system is able to hold/handle, then generally that system will crash, and/or there will be a loss of data, or that the database file becomes corrupted.
My recommendation, is that rather than using the default machine (e-Sword) generated note file (as in your situation, the study.notx file), and placing all your data in it, that you create new study note files specific to the area of study that you are doing. To create a new study note file, simply press the Crtl key and click the Right mouse button, then in the pop-up context menu, click on New. Then in the New File dialog, type in a unique filename which relates to the study you are doing.
What e-readers would work the best for the e-Sword programs that would fit into a low-cost budget?
Any suggestions welcome.
Thank you for your time with Blessings.
e-Sword is free, and it will read all the modules designed for it. This would include all of the modules available here on this site - all free. You can't get any cheaper than free.
With regard to what Journey said to your query, I would add that there are no other e-readers that will work with e-Sword due to the fact they work off a totally different system which is foreign to e-Sword.
e-Sword uses a database system called SQLite, of which reads data from that system. What is also little known, and important to realize, that there two other Bible Study programs that I am aware of which uses SQLite, and yet their resources are incompatible to e-Sword. The fundamental reason for this is in the way the Database for the resources are constructed, which is known as the schema.
For example, e-Sword and TheWord use the SQLite Database system, and the schema used for e-Sword's resources is vastly different to the schema that is used for TheWord's resources. Not only that, but also what makes one incompatible to the other is based on the security that has been placed into the database files.
So, with all that information, its important to realize that to try to get one resource to work in a system which it has not been designed for just can't happen unless some form of conversion process can take place. That said, in some (if not all) systems, to convert from one to another can result in loss of data.
Does this trick apply to device of small screen size? I do have a PC to test.
Eph 1:7 may be long but the longer Eph 1:18 has the same problem in the video.
Maximize the Bible window with icon B is a solution of a part of the long verses.
I use the Book Judas(Jude) to test.
Ephesians just happens to be what I am studying at the moment, and has not been shown to do test anything at all. Basically was there, and couldn't be bothered going anywhere else to do the demo. About the only thing I can say about it, certainly showed itself to be quite handy.
OK, on that note, really all Rick needs to be do to fix it up is to have the horizontal scroll bar to be true in the properties of the rich text box in the design page of Visual Studio. No code required for it. Pretty much a 2 second fix. See video demo below.
I've started a project of creating some Biblical Conversion calculators, which can be used alongside e-Sword (or any other Bible software for that matter). The first one has been completed, the Biblical Cubic Conversion Calculator, and am currently working on the user guide for it.
There are two others I want to create, but I need the information of what conversion rates are. The following Conversion Calculators I want to create are:
Shekel to pounds/kilograms & Pounds/Kilograms to Shekels
Biblical distances (of whatever they were) to Miles/Kilometers and visa versa.
So if anyone know what the Conversion ratios/factors are, be grateful if you email me or post the info.
Below is a video tip when it comes to highlighting and and using the pericope in e-Sword. As to whether or not this also applies to e-Sword X for mac, and/or e-Sword HD, I don't know considering I don't use any of these machines.
So, that said, watch the video, and I'm certain that it will save your proverbial bacon.
I'm trying to reduce distractions and I've been able to turn off a number of program splash screens, Is there a way to do that with e-Sword?
It would be interesting to know why splash screens seem to be distracting to you. As for me, they aren't an issue. Unnecessary maybe, but they don't distract me from anything from what I'm suppose to do. The one thing that perhaps they do show, is that the program is loading and is working. If a splash screen stays and the rest of the program doesn't load, then at least you know that your system has crashed, and you will know that you will have to give your computer a three fingered salute (Ctrl+Alt+Delete).