2/26/22

Beloved,

Yesterday I renewed the WordPress account Bible Student and transferred the registration of the domain biblestudenthub.com from domain.com to WordPress (Automattic). While domain.com renewal is less expensive domain privacy is extra and so this arrangement is more economical in the long run. I had just renewed and WordPress added another free so only paid for account renewal. So far so good and personal information is still redacted. Whois lookup shows no information and ICANN only shows city and state.

Last time I referred to “Church Tech” and mentioned that Faithlife also offered resources for individuals and briefly covered Logos Bible Software.

I have endeavored to promote resources that are free and available to all on the Word Wide Web first and foremost on the Bible Student Hub. There are some advantages, were posable, to installing Bible study software or related Mobile App.

Note: if you are not permitted to have a Bible, Bible App or use Web based resources a VPN may provide ability and security. ProtonVPN is open source and free to use as is ProtonMail.

I would like to revisit Faithlife from the angle of resources for the individual at some time. I would also like to post about those Web based resources.

I will defer to Bible study software for now. Having covered what you get access to for free using PocketBible and Logos in the last post and wanting to stay with free resources I want to take a look at E-Sword. E-Sword is a free PC Bible Study application perfect for the old-school student. They claim all you need is included free. Modules can be made by users (developers) and they can charge for them.

I have set up an old 2012 MacBook Pro to run free accounts. E-Sword X is the Mac version. Note: Apple ID required and App Store charges $9.99 to download this App.

A fresh download of E-Sword X opens with a very nice 5 panel study view. It has the KJV, F. B.Meyer Commentary, Smith’s Bible Dictionary, Strong’s Concordance and a note panel. No registration or account needed to use or download free modules. More modules available for free than with Logos or PocketBible or accessible free in Faithlife Study Bible or any Web Apps.

Hebrew and Greek Bibles can be added for free as well as the ESV. It was easy to simulate a Scofield Reference Bible: Scofield’s Notes loaded in commentary panel. John Darby and John Gill also available free. Some Commentaries I paid for or here free but others are locked (royalties required so available for a price). Webster’s 1828 and Nave’s Topical are free but Vine’s is locked. BDB and Thayer’s both Free. Not as many resources as Logos. Most popular old-school resources are available and more are free than locked. There is a related page for support, finding modules and purchases.

Tomorrow I will be in my place at New Hope Baptist Church. My Sunday school class(junior high boys) will be in Genesis 16 – Sarai gives Hagar to Abram and Ishmael is born. Pastor Randy Heady will continue the series on the modal prayer. you can watch livestream on the church website or Youtube channel.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” —Psalms 119:105

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” —Psalms 119:11

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” —2 Timothy 2:15

King James Version (KJV)

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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