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Joy to the World

24 December 2018 - 12:45 AM

Its that time of the year again, and one in which, if not all, certainly most of us celebrate every year.






About the TDNT

13 December 2018 - 09:05 PM

To all and sundry and etc,


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.

Respectfully yours,

Stephen Jovanovic.


Now, I hope for a reply, and  will post up here when I get if.





Giving Away/Sharing e-Sword to others

22 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

One of the beaut things about e-Sword is the ability to give it to others, and one of the things about giving it to others is the fact that its free. But when it does come to to giving it to others, it has to be something like giving a gift, or giving something that is special, and so the way it is to be presented, I believe is important.


So when you give e-Sword to others, what do you do? Do you...

  1. Burn a DVD and with a felt tip pen write "e-Sword" on it?
  2. Or do you print a label to put on the DVD, or "print" it using a LightScribe capable DVD/CD Disk Drive.?

If you do the first one, that has to be really terrible, cheap and nasty, and should be better.


But if you do the second one, then you are top of the class, and get an A+++ grade.


Now, as many of you know, there is a fantastic little program called ESM, which is an installer menu program to install e-Sword and a heap of other stuff. Use that program will also lift up the presentation of the DVD. Printing a label or lightscribing the DVD will just make things look really great. And just to see how cool a DVD look after an image has been lightscribed onto it, see a screenshot of it below. Its what I do.


LightScribing a DVD.png
Looks really wicked, hey!
So for something like that to here are the kind of tools you need. And I don't mean a hammer, drill and some nails and glue.
  1. A reasonably decent image editor that has some ability to add some text to it, to curve text, and to insert and image on top of another image
  2. A lot of patients so you don't pull your hair out when something goes wrong, or you stuff something up.
  3. Either a printer that is capable of printing a CD/DVD, or printing stick on labels .
  4. Or a CD/DVD RW drive which is LightScribe capable.
  5. Software, such as AShampoo or similar, and LightScribe Control Panel, and LightScribe drivers.
  6. Special CDs or DVDs that are LightScribe printable. 
  7. Or Printable CDs or DVDs that can be printed on by a printer.

Trust that his information is helpful to anyone that really wants to get into giving e-Sword as a gift to others.



e-Sword Utilities - Biblical Cubit Conversion Calculator (BC64.exe)

08 September 2018 - 08:39 PM

File Name: Biblical Cubit Conversion Calculator (BC64.exe)

File Submitter: APsit190

File Submitted: 09 Sep 2018

File Category: e-Sword Utilities

Author: Stephen Jovanovic
Suggest New Tag:: Converter tool

The Biblical Cubit Conversion Calculator, although not actually related to e-Sword, yet can be used alongside e-Sword to convert Biblical lengths to either feet or meters.

The BC64 (for short) is a 64 bit program and is only compatible with the 64 bit edition of Windows. Also the program has only been tested on Windows 10 64 bit edition, but I assume it will run on older 64 bit versions of Windows.

There is a bit of a EULA, which is in the help documentation (and pasted below) which is important to read.

This licence agreement is not designed to inhibit your use of this program, and neither is it designed to stop you giving away copies of this program. This licence is designed to protect the integrity of this program and to ensure that the user gets what is stated about this program. You, the user, by having downloaded and installed this program on your computer, agree to the terms of the use outlined in this EULA.
This program is freeware, and as such, one is allowed to keep as many copies of this program.Permission is also given to give away as many copies of this program as one wishes to, but it must be given without charges/costs to the user for any type of media distribution. This means,that the end user does not have to pay CDs, DVDs or USB Thumb Drives which contains this program, whether it is exclusively distributed or bundled with other software.
This program is not to be sold for any reason at all, and all costs for the distribution is solely the responsibility of the person giving this to others.
The source code of this program is also copyright, and therefore, as with this program, it is protected by international copyright treaties. Therefore no part of this program is to be reversed engineered by any method, and the code to be used in any other program. This means that this program is not open source.
With that said, anyone wishing to use the source code for help in developing similar programs, may do so after permission has been granted.

Click here to download this file

A note about e-Sword Official Free and Premium Resources

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.


Trust this has been of some help.