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ESV in Free Bible Software

Cameron Moore explores two free Bible software applications:

I started playing around with E-sword this week and have used the Sword Project in the past on a Linux platform. Both projects are free Bible applications that allow you to compare different translations and lookup Strong’s numbers and so on.

He then notes that the ESV is available for E-sword. Sword will soon have the ESV; we haven’t announced that tidbit anywhere yet.

We’ve found that people who read the ESV tend to like it, so we try not to create obstacles that prevent people from becoming acquainted with it. (Or, if they come from the KJV or RSV traditions, we’d say that they’re largely reacquainting themselves with an old friend.)

Of course, companies that charge for their software can devote resources to areas that free projects can’t–whether in interface innovation or in digitizing materials that would otherwise remain trapped in printed volumes.

Logos Bible Software has a blog that chronicles what “Bible geeks” get paid to do. (Logos produces the free CD-ROM that comes with many ESVs.) You can learn about a lot of ways to study your Bible just by following their blog. You don’t need to own Logos software to take advantage of all their tips.

Crossway maintains a list of other ESV electronic licensees.

October 26, 2005 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 10:45 am | (3) Comments »


  1. [...] Via ESV Blog, Logos Bible Software Blog — a weblog that talks about, hmm, Bible software in general, especially (probably) the industrial leading Logos. Lots of very interesting entries. [...]

    Pingback by Logos Bible Software Blog | sYp — October 27, 2005 @ 2:00 am

  2. We linked on Wednesday to the Logos Bible Software Blog as an example of a group that’s doing cutting-edge technological work to help you study your Bible better. Yesterday they talked about a feature in an upcoming version of their

    Trackback by Some Bible Names — January 18, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

  3. I note that ESV is now licensed for use with E-Sword. All I can say is, wow. This is a quality translation, and to have it available for free Bible study software is remarkable. I haven’t talked much about Bible translations lately (as

    Trackback by ESV in free software — January 18, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

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