Eloquent
Eloquent
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Eloquent free download for Mac

Eloquent for Mac2.6.3

17 June 2018

Research and study the Bible.

What is Eloquent for Mac

Eloquent is a free and open-source application for research and study of the Bible. It is developed specifically for Mac computers running Mac OS X.

Eloquent allows you to read and browse many different bibles translations in different languages from Hebrew to Albanian. As well as reading devotionals, commentaries, dictionaries and lexicons, it also supports searching and advanced features such as services so that you can access the Bible in any program.

And because Eloquent is based on the Sword project, it is compatible with a growing collection of over 200 texts available in over 50 languages.

What's new in Eloquent

Version 2.6.3:
  • Keep the search bar visible when the Eloquent is made narrow
  • Crashes on some books
  • Update Sparkle to latest version
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Rob73
Rob73
Jun 22 2021
2.6.3
0.0
Jun 22 2021
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
I love eloquent and use it a lot. However it does not work on my new silicone MacBook Pro. It seems to be incompatible with Rosetta as well as the new system of big Sur. Hopefully it will be upgraded very soon. Thank you.
Ronnie-Vandeventer
Ronnie-Vandeventer
Sep 6 2020
2.6.3
5.0
Sep 6 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6.3
It is a great memorizing tool.
tomlaoshi
tomlaoshi
Oct 4 2017
2.4.10
4.5
Oct 4 2017
4.5
Version: 2.4.10
Really really good Bible app - I prefer it to Logos. Manfred is a good guy - he seems a little serious, but he's a good guy. I asked him about "MacSword" which is my go-to Bible app, and he was quick to point out that Eloquent is just as good, and that conversation brought me back to the app. I also discovered the ability to copy and paste text into the user module for a customized commentary. I copy and paste my epub NAC, chapters of Isaiah here and there depending on what I'm working on, and it keeps track of it verse by verse. Something that's hard to find in other Sword project apps. Does anyone know where to find MacSword online anymore? Or if it's being kept up? Just kidding, Manfred!
tkbourke
tkbourke
Feb 8 2016
2.4.10
4.0
Feb 8 2016
4.0
Version: 2.4.10
Hi Manfred, Can you help me with Strong's Hebrew Numbers that no longer work. I deleted something else, then lost the function. I tried to remove and redownload the whole app again, but it appears to remember me and when I check to update the module, it tells me I have it, so cannot reinstall it. I tired removing and reloading it, but nothing seems to work.
Mikofox
Mikofox
Jan 11 2014
2.4.8
4.0
Jan 11 2014
4.0
Version: 2.4.8
Overall I'm glad this exists, but one problem I had suggested to fix years ago is still there in the latest version. It still does not let one pre-select the Highlighted Text Color for a Bookmark or remember the color choice for it. In the main Preference Pane there should be a checkbox and selector for Bookmark Text Color or the Bookmark Edit Pane should remember the settings As is, one needs to check the Highlight box and select the color each time the Bookmark Edit pane opens. I don't know if this is too complicated, but maybe check how some Firefox Highlighting plugs handle this so elegantly. There is also a problem that I can't bookmark at all, unless I click each verse to open in a separate window, which is not the case in v.2.2.12.
SpamSurfer
SpamSurfer
Jan 1 2013
2.4.5
5.0
Jan 1 2013
5.0
Version: 2.4.5
Make no mistake. Read your Bible. Know your Bible.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Sep 2 2011
2.4.1
0.0
Sep 2 2011
0.0
Version: 2.4.1
Version 2.3.5 for 10.5/10.6/PPC is still available: http://www.eloquent-bible-study.eu/download/
Big-Mac-XXL
Big-Mac-XXL
Aug 3 2011
2.3.5
0.5
Aug 3 2011
0.5
Version: 2.3.5
Who is making decisions in programming of this software? It's really going downhill! The new name "Eloquent" instead of the nice old MacSword is plain ugly and without any biblical meaning. The new icon of the program is extremely ugly. Version 2.3.5 is still massively bug ridden, extremely slow even if you only have the standard KJV bible installed and nothing else. Try search! Unbelievable slooow, even when it grabs the power of both CPU cores shortly before the beach ball of death comes. In comparison to MacSword 1.4.4 which I still use Eloquent 2.3.5 is pure junk. MacSword 1.4.4 is very fast even with dozens of bibles and commentaries installed. Search is very quick. Sometimes it crashes, but it's a nice program. I'm not gonna try Eloquent anymore, it's a dead end with no future. If MacSword 1.4.4 stops working I will move on to another bible software. Be warned! Instead of Eloquent load the old MacSword 1.4.4 from their website. It still runs on OSX 10.6 (and should on Lion)! BTW: MacUpdate should update to the new icon of Eloquent!
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Feb 24 2011
2.2.12-1776
0.0
Feb 24 2011
0.0
Version: 2.2.12-1776
FYI, "MacSword" has been renamed to "Eloquent".
Big-Mac-XXL
Big-Mac-XXL
Dec 8 2010
2.2.12-1776
0.5
Dec 8 2010
0.5
Version: 2.2.12-1776
This might be a bit harsh, but MacSword 2 simply doesn't work. The GUI is totally unintuitive, illogical and very hard to use. Nothing works like expected. The Search function doesn't work at all. The program crashes all the time (hangs with beach ball). Parallel views of bibles is not synchronous. Scrolling sucks. This program is not even an Alpha release. Totally useless. And it is totally slow on a Intel Duocore with 2,4 Ghz (MacSword 1 is light-speed fast). Developer: Scrap MacSword 2 and restart working on MacSword 1 again. I am using MacSword 1.4.4 and I'm very happy with that great software!
Timmyb
Timmyb
Nov 15 2010
2.2.10-1712
0.0
Nov 15 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.10-1712
What is the difference between this sourceforge project and the version available from www.macsword.com?
Phaleron
Phaleron
Aug 8 2010
2.2.7-1654
0.0
Aug 8 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.7-1654
I have two problems with the latest version: 1. Multiple ref string entries into the search-field do not produce the respective text in the window. The page remains blank. 2. Bookmarks with multiple refs, which are given a title and saved show up in the sidebar often without the title. To get the title shown, the bookmarks must be dragged out and back inside their folder. Both the above occur intermittently.
ColemanH
ColemanH
Jul 27 2010
2.2.5-1490
0.0
Jul 27 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.5-1490
Until today I had been one of those annoying, smug Mac users who had never experienced a crash and/or hang. And then I updated to MacSword 2.2.5. Don't get me wrong, my iMac is certain it has died and entered into heaven with 2.2.5, so beautifully does it do its job (finally Greek with accents!). My MacBook Air, however, will not run this application. It launches once, then quits - "unexpectedly". I have followed the usual advice; I have deleted all kinds of files and things; I have effected clean installs, etc. As a PhD student in theology, I am at a loss, and am considering sack-cloth and ashes as final recourse - though I reserve any hint of optimism, alas . . .
Baannongdong-Kap
Baannongdong-Kap
Jun 21 2010
2.2.4-1426
0.0
Jun 21 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.4-1426
I agree with BigMacMissionary. I have tried again and again to use MacSword 2 and can't get it "put together", but have continued to use MacSword 1.4.4 instead. I have several Macs from PPC 10.4.11 to Intel 10.6.4.
Bgmacmissionary
Bgmacmissionary
Apr 18 2010
2.2.1-1201
0.0
Apr 18 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.1-1201
I, too, can't seem to be able to get it to work on OSX 10.6.3. I have tried deleting every file related to any prior versions of MacSword (the Library files, etc.), and on a fresh download and install, I still get the same "MacSword quit unexpectedly"...incessantly. On the "report" that it offers to send to Apple, it says the following: Date/Time: 2010-04-18 19:27:44.413 +0300 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.3 (10D573) Report Version: 6 Interval Since Last Report: 557563 sec Crashes Since Last Report: 11 Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 4 sec Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 10 Anonymous UUID: AAB26C49-E9EF-48CF-81B5-AF9994C2C79F Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS) Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Application Specific Information: objc[20142]: garbage collection is ON Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread 0 org.crosswire.MacSword 0x0006f8c7 sword::SWMgr::augmentModules(char const*, bool) + 1351 1 org.crosswire.MacSword 0x0001a1c3 -[SwordManager reInit] + 869 2 org.crosswire.MacSword 0x0001a9c1 -[SwordManager initWithPath:] + 219 3 org.crosswire.MacSword 0x0001a8cb +[SwordManager defaultManager] + 82 4 org.crosswire.MacSword 0x00008996 -[AppController applicationWillFinishLaunching:] + 117 5 com.apple.Foundation 0x97a811cb _nsnote_callback + 176 6 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x94cf73f9 __CFXNotificationPost + 905 7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x94cf6e2a _CFXNotificationPostNotification + 186 8 com.apple.Foundation 0x97a76098 -[NSNotificationCenter postNotificationName:object:userInfo:] + 128 9 com.apple.Foundation 0x97a83475 -[NSNotificationCenter postNotificationName:object:] + 56 10 com.apple.AppKit 0x92978f0d -[NSApplication finishLaunching] + 493 11 com.apple.AppKit 0x92978909 -[NSApplication run] + 79 12 com.apple.AppKit 0x92970c85 NSApplicationMain + 574 13 org.crosswire.MacSword 0x000070aa start + 54 I don't understand any of this, except that I see there is a thread crashing. My system info is as follows: 2009 MB Pro Unibody OSX 10.6.3 4 MB RAM If you need more info, will gladly supply it. I was very happy with MacSword prior to updating to Snow Leopard and having these problems.
Tomeg
Tomeg
Apr 12 2010
2.2.0-1178
0.0
Apr 12 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.0-1178
Ever since MacSword turned 2.0 I have been unable to get it to launch successfully on my 2008 iMac. I have commented on this a number of times before in this column, been told by the developer that it must be something about my specific system setup, that I should describe precisely what the problem is (which I do as best as I can), and the problem will be discovered and solved. I am trying once more to get a better result, namely a *solution* so I can use the app. My setup is: late 2008 iMac 24", 2.8 GHz Intel, 4 GB ram, OS 10.6.3 (the newest iteration). I have a modest number of apps I use regularly, most of which are in wide use by Mac Users. Hopefully this time will prove the charm. Tom G
Phaleron
Phaleron
Jan 9 2010
2.1.0-463
0.0
Jan 9 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1.0-463
There are some problems with Notes: - When Notes are dragged into Folders, the original note remains where it was, creating thus duplicates. - Editing both Notes and Folders is neither easy or obvious Having said this, I am very happy with the direction and progress of MacSword. I am spending less time with OnlineBible and more with MS. Great work!
Pokidoki
Pokidoki
Dec 15 2009
2.0.7-290
0.0
Dec 15 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.7-290
I was very surprised that a religious tool is named "Sword". Is that the way christians want to evangelize? I hope not, that had been too often the case.
Manfred-Bergmann
Manfred-Bergmann
Nov 13 2009
2.0.4-283
0.0
Nov 13 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.4-283
As requested a .dmg download is now available via SourceForge or the MacSword web page. This download includes a readme and the module installer howto screen cast.
Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
Nov 12 2009
2.0.4-283
4.0
Nov 12 2009
4.0
Version: 2.0.4-283
Alright! This edition works in Snow Leopard 10.6.2. Installer still needs work - a ReadMe txt file is needed badly. After scouring the various web sites, I found the Movie instructions (which a ReadMe should state the URL for) and pulled down the latest zip's of the texts I wanted - I manually installed them - makes life easier but good work on the module-installer function. One complaint - it's irksome that after selecting a text, I have to type a chapter to get it to open in the workspace - the start of the text should just appear - then if I want to skip ahead and so forth, I can type in what I want or choose it from the right-side panel. IMHO. Looks like the application is on the right path. Needs better instructions in a ReadMe text instead of having to go to a wiki, a home page, et al - or at least the ReadMe should give the direct URL's to these pages.
Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
Nov 12 2009
2.0.4-283
4.0
Nov 12 2009
4.0
Version: 2.0.4-283
AGAIN, no read me file in the installer. (Mannfred, even drag-n-drop installs are known as the installer, as far as the DMG is concerned - that's standard Mac lingo.) It would take VERY little effort to write a small text file on how to intall the modules. Copy/paste the relavent parts of the web page or forums into a text file and bundle it. I'm going to play with this latest update and hopefully it will work. I loved the old 'sword and really want this application up and going like the old days. SL 10.6.2
Southpawami
Southpawami
Oct 26 2009
2.0.2-271
5.0
Oct 26 2009
5.0
Version: 2.0.2-271
The recent update fixed the problems, and the software works great. It is presently significantly better than 1.x ever was. The developer is right, problems should be reported through proper procedures first, so the developer has a chance to work on these problems before he sees everyone in the world seeing a problem he could have fixed had he known about it.
Igreg
Igreg
Oct 25 2009
2.0.2-271
0.0
Oct 25 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.2-271
Very unstable & search is not working.
Southpawami
Southpawami
Oct 18 2009
2.0-261
5.0
Oct 18 2009
5.0
Version: 2.0-261
This update broke it on my OS X 10.5 which was updated, not freshly installed from 10.4. Not sure why it's broke. I deleted it, downloaded the lasted from macsword.com and it still didn't start up. I'm guessing, though I could be wrong, that this update fixed snow leopard stuff and broke leopard stuff. Doesn't load up enough to update, so, I guess I'll have to keep checking back.
Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
Sep 29 2009
2.0rc4-246
4.0
Sep 29 2009
4.0
Version: 2.0rc4-246
STILL does not work! I don't understand why the developer continues to issue public updates for Snow Leopard that just do NOT work. Sure, bugs are expected in alpha/beta/Release Candidates but they should basically WORK. For one thing, the installer come with no Read Me or anything, just the application. Secondly, the CrossWire page does not correspond with the actual program - example, it calls for creating a "Sword" folder under App Support - but the program creates a MacSword folder. This is pure laziness not to get your FAQ/help/support pages in line with the application. Secondly, what is stated as far as modules are concerned under preferences doesn't even exist in the application! There is still no accurate, simple instructions for getting the application pointed towards the modules or where to put the modules. Developer, spend some time getting your ducks in a row, PLEASE. This used to be a wonderful application. I'm getting very worried about its future.
Phaleron
Phaleron
Aug 29 2009
2.0rc3-232
0.0
Aug 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0rc3-232
Bookmarks are unpredictable. Problems include: –Inability to click-select and highlight bookmarks (intermittent) –Inability to change bookmark stacking order (intermittent) –When bookmark stacking order is moved, the old position is retained resulting in 2 bookmarks. Other issues: Side panel limited width adjustment
Phaleron
Phaleron
Aug 21 2009
2.0rc2-228
0.0
Aug 21 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0rc2-228
I like the direction MacSword is taking. However, I believe some improvements are greatly needed before it can become a useful tool, such as: Better bookmark management by allowing nesting folders, or else, a provision for user-defined categories. Direct access to commentaries from the verse (Biblical Texts) layout (i.e. when verses are colourised, showing the presence of commentary) Ability to view "next" commentary without having to guess the verse under which it exists. If this exists already it isn't obvious.
Bugsman-(i-Zap-Germs)
Bugsman-(i-Zap-Germs)
Aug 21 2009
2.0rc2-228
0.0
Aug 21 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0rc2-228
If the great G in the Heavens really existed, surely this program would (a) have been available when the first computer was created, and (b) would have installed flawlessly on later machines, which it clearly does not. Read the comments, before mine. Why does a loving God create worms that eat their way out of your skin? Why does a loving God create cancer?
Mjkphoto
Mjkphoto
Aug 11 2009
2.0rc1-225
0.0
Aug 11 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0rc1-225
Installed 2.0rc1-255. I can't load any of the modules I have with version 1.4.3. Installing this release candidate only installs the program. Since the interface is so different, I'm not sure how to use the program nor install my modules. So I've reinstalled version 1.4.3.
Lwieder
Lwieder
Aug 3 2009
2.0b2
0.0
Aug 3 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0b2
All of the 2.0 betas, including this one (0b2), unexpectedly quit on my Macbook (2gRAM, 10.5.7). I remove 1.4.3, start 2.0, and that's it- a quit. I send the reports to Apple, but is there something to installing/running this app that hasn't been communicated? Theological hissy-fits aside, 1.4.3 is an excellent piece of software. I'd love to be able to try 2.0.
Southpawami
Southpawami
Jun 18 2009
2.0b1
5.0
Jun 18 2009
5.0
Version: 2.0b1
I do see how this is an improvement over MacSword 1.4 series. - 2.0 easily merges all of the places to click into one window. This is nice. Hope in the future to be able to re-arrange all sections with each other. I do not see why it was necessary to program only for 10.5 and up. While 10.5 is significantly nicer for the programmer in my opinion, Apple's own programs still have glitches for me in 10.5, which is why I recently went back to 10.4.11. For this reason, I think it would have been nicer for the user to have programmed for the 10.4 series and up.
anonymous-elephant-2404
anonymous-elephant-2404
Jun 16 2009
2.0b1
0.0
Jun 16 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0b1
I like the new version, but I don't like the new icon. It's still not 512x512 and the blue looked a lot better.
Steve-R
Steve-R
Jun 12 2009
2.0b1
0.0
Jun 12 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0b1
Are there any existing OS X apps that allow for searching from multiple sources (just not Xtian-based) for the word of god?
Macnorsk
Macnorsk
Jun 11 2009
2.0b1
5.0
Jun 11 2009
5.0
Version: 2.0b1
Excellent software. Soli Deo Gloria.
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Jul 31 2008
1.4
0.0
Jul 31 2008
0.0
Version: 1.4
Finally, a SWORD I can really use on the unbelievers (it's not as useful as a real sword but of course that would be illegal). Go Jesus!
Macbird
Macbird
Jul 23 2008
1.4b2
5.0
Jul 23 2008
5.0
Version: 1.4b2
MacSword version 1.4.0b2 (7/22/08) works fine on: Macmini 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo 2GB RAM OS 10.5.4 I think this (free) software is outstanding. Feature rich and very easy to use.
Haleakalari
Haleakalari
Jun 7 2008
1.4b1
5.0
Jun 7 2008
5.0
Version: 1.4b1
this program is freaking great. it has allowed me to efficiently keep track of and access quickly, thousands of scriptural citations, which has aided my writing of many a paper. i mean, unless you want to spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on other "bible software", this is where it is at. there are many modules in many languages available (even some non-religious/dogmatic texts, also maps and such), and it uses webkit for its display of the modules, which means it natively supports any language your mac does. 5 stars! having said that; beff, you are a moron. one can argue with the accuracy of most historical accounts from the periods(s) in which the old and new testament literatures were written just as well as one can argue with the historicity of the biblical accounts themselves. the fact is, that aside from being inspirational and "spiritually relevant" reading for many people across the world, ANY "older" religious texts (that would include hindu, buddhist, zoroastrian, jewish, christian etc...) do AT-LEAST offer us valuable insight into early stages of human, cultural and psychological development. some of us study judeo-christian biblical texts for the same reason people across the globe are taught about greek and mesopotamian mythologies [as early as 4th or 5th grade in many schools], to gain knowledge about certain periods in time that we would otherwise know very little about, if it wasn't for the texts. older religious or "mythological" texts, regardless of the doctrines they espouse, offer us treasure troves of information about the history of this thing we call, the "human condition". atheist or theist, agnostic or gnostic, older religious scriptures can teach everyone a lot. to discount these valuable learning tools as merely "fantasies", is just plain ignorant.
Beff
Beff
Jun 7 2008
1.4b1
0.0
Jun 7 2008
0.0
Version: 1.4b1
I vote that; apps organizing historical fantasies and myths for religious purposes, can not be listed at MacUpdate. Apps with a historical/political angle are of the fruitful flavour.
Big-Mac-XXL
Big-Mac-XXL
May 15 2008
1.3.5
0.5
May 15 2008
0.5
Version: 1.3.5
This is a fine and my favourite Bible study software. It still has obvious bugs, but it runs smoothly most of the time.
Rampancy
Rampancy
May 1 2008
1.3.4
0.0
May 1 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.4
I can now report with delight that I can do searches for terms in texts without crashes. Additionally, MacSword no longer nags me to "upgrade" to 1.2.1b. Finally, I can switch from the aging BibleReader Free back to MacSword.
Pama91
Pama91
Apr 22 2008
1.3.3
0.0
Apr 22 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
Search doesn´t work here, always crash. I write the developer an email a week ago, no answer yet. -Mac OS X 10.5.2; Mac Book Pro 1,83 GHz
Lwieder
Lwieder
Mar 27 2008
1.3.2
0.0
Mar 27 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
Just downloaded and installed 1.3.2 on my MacBook 2gRAM, 10.5.2 Program is very buggy: Names of Bible books in pull-down menu appear only in Hebrew; window resize is jerky, when it works at all; screen redraw when font size or view options change is also erratic. Reinstalled 1.3 beta 3, which has none of these quirks.
Rampancy
Rampancy
Mar 27 2008
1.3.2
0.0
Mar 27 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
I hope that with this version, MacSword will stop crashing when I try to do a search for terms in scripture...
Russgladd
Russgladd
Jul 24 2007
1.3b3
0.0
Jul 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3b3
I enjoy having Macsword on my Mac. However, if there is one program Windows has I prefer it has to be E-Sword over Macsword. There are tabs set up in a folder application / style and a place to log in / record thoughts on a verse that can be viewed when looking a the verse later. Why wasn't / hasn't Macsword been created equally?
Simichavel
Simichavel
Apr 26 2007
1.3b3
0.0
Apr 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3b3
It's good to have this back. Thanks for making Intel Mac version. Note: proper right justify requires selecting Options > Verses On One Line.
Guest
Guest
Oct 8 2005
1.2.1a
0.0
Oct 8 2005
0.0
Version: 1.2.1a
Does this program allow on-the-fly, personal commentaries (ie; personal research)? ...or can I only download other peoples' commentaries? Thanks.
Guest
Guest
Oct 8 2005
1.2.1a
0.0
Oct 8 2005
0.0
Version: 1.2.1a
About MacSword states it is version 1.2.0a. I downloaded MS+KJV and, although it stated the same, I was prompted to download the newer version...
Guest
Guest
Oct 8 2005
1.2.1a
4.8
Oct 8 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2.1a
Nice, but when I add new Modules as described in the readme they don't appear when you relaunch MacSword. Any ideas ?
Guest
Guest
Oct 7 2005
1.2.1a
4.8
Oct 7 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2.1a
It is fast enough to open different versions of Bible but a little slow to get to where you can open the versions. Otherwise, I love it. I use it. And God Bless You.
Guest
Guest
Oct 7 2005
1.2.1a
4.8
Oct 7 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2.1a
Even though I am an atheist, I read the bible. This is a great tool for doing so. Trust in god, but row away from the rocks (according to an old Indian proverb)
Guest
Guest
Sep 29 2005
1.2.1
0.0
Sep 29 2005
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Let them slide. We who have been saved by the grace of God know we are going to a better Place!
Guest
Guest
Sep 29 2005
1.2.1
4.8
Sep 29 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2.1
Seriously a great software. good to work with the opensource comunity, allows to share knowledge and work. So many modules available. Very fast and efficient software.
Guest
Guest
Jun 11 2005
1.2a
4.8
Jun 11 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2a
>>That's great if you have an internet connection! I use my Bible programs during church services and other "netless" places! Your church doesn't have wireless internet? What kind of crappy church is this?
Guest
Guest
Jun 10 2005
1.2a
4.8
Jun 10 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2a
I've been using this program for a bit over a year and it's generally great. Lots of downloadable modules allow searching in many different sources. In response to the guy who asked why one wouldn't use a web based program...It goes with you when there is no internet connection and it's also much faster. No need to reload pages. If you don't think a program is necessary, don't use, but don't leave negative comments about the program. Have a little respect for the developer who has obviously invested a lot of time in this.
Guest
Guest
Jun 10 2005
1.2a
4.8
Jun 10 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2a
Memo to the MacSword Team: God's Word is properly - and reverently - spelled Bible, not 'bible.' Such sloppiness does not speak well of you.
Guest
Guest
Jun 10 2005
1.2a
4.8
Jun 10 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2a
"Why is this separate program needed? You can easily do all of this on the Internet! Unbound Bible site is just one of many: http://unbound.biola.edu/" That's great if you have an internet connection! I use my Bible programs during church services and other "netless" places!
Guest
Guest
Jun 10 2005
1.2a
4.8
Jun 10 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2a
Why is this separate program needed? You can easily do all of this on the Internet! Unbound Bible site is just one of many: http://unbound.biola.edu/
Guest
Guest
Jun 8 2005
1.2
4.8
Jun 8 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2
Great Job
Guest
Guest
May 28 2005
1.1.3a
4.8
May 28 2005
4.8
Version: 1.1.3a
MacSword is an excellent program. It is very simple with no extra features to bog it down. It simply does what it says. Since the update, it is very stable and it has saved me much time when trying to learn or study various passages of Scripture. The fact that this software is FREE is amazing to me. Anyone who wishes to study the Bible and who uses a Macintosh will benefit from this software.
Guest
Guest
Dec 4 2004
1.1.3a
4.8
Dec 4 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3a
This is an excellent piece of software for anyone that is interested.
Guest
Guest
Dec 3 2004
1.1.3a
4.8
Dec 3 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3a
COOL!! Macupdate is an ethical-philosophical arena (or something of the kind)...
Guest
Guest
Nov 29 2004
1.1.3a
4.8
Nov 29 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3a
Great icon, crusader flavour mixed with OS X spirit. I use it for my role playing games books ;)
Guest
Guest
Nov 26 2004
1.1.3a
4.8
Nov 26 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3a
Such hate towards a simple Bible study program. If you're so smarter and enlightened than the rest of us, why can't you come up with a better insult?
Guest
Guest
Nov 25 2004
1.1.3a
0.0
Nov 25 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1.3a
"Words can't describe the sorrow I feel for you." This is typical of a Christian, for sure. Such arrogance... What will happen when once you discover there's no god who's going to save you? I agree with the first poster: play World of Warcraft and stop feeling sorrow for anyone (except for you in any instance). And I triple-dare the previous poster to read the Bible seriously and face the truth: lies won't help anyone. Have the guts to be free to think for yourself.
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
1.1.3a
4.8
Nov 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3a
this is a program only for god. only god should use this program. everyone else should use something better like world of warcraft.
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
1.1.3a
4.8
Nov 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3a
Excellent product. However, bad MacUpdate/SourceForge cooperation. The "best" link for the product is at: ftp.sourceforge.net/pub/sourceforge/m/ma/macsword The http links here and at VT are bad/incorrect.
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
1.1.3a
4.8
Nov 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3a
This is great software. No other literature in all human existance has a better collection of manuscript evidence than the Bible and this software brings it to your desktop. Excellent!
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
1.1.3
4.8
Nov 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3
The devotions are a bonus! Every day I start up to Scripture readings... cool!
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
1.1.3
4.8
Nov 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3
Is this true? Is there a module for norse mythos? Where, please?
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
1.1.3
4.8
Nov 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3
Excellent..now we can all bone up on our made-up Mythology! Can you do Norse-Gods next?
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
1.1.3
4.8
Nov 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.3
Macsword is great. I use it daily. Thanks for the effort in providing quality software free. It's a great service to God's people. =)
Guest
Guest
Nov 17 2004
1.1.2
0.0
Nov 17 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
Macsword is the perfect tool for clergymen like me who are Mac users. The developers and maintainers of this program are to be highly commended for their contribution to the spreading of the Gospel of our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ. With sincere thanks, Rev. John Walls
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2004
1.1.2
0.0
Nov 9 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
Thanks alot, I go to a christian school and have to memorize bible verses, Thank you soooo much. :) I look forward to future versions, I would donate but I dont have a credit card yet sorry :(
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2004
1.1.2
4.8
Nov 9 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.2
Thank you so much!!! This is exactly what I was looking for, love it!! God bless.
Guest
Guest
Sep 15 2004
1.1.1
4.8
Sep 15 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.1
Remember that a WHO (Person) is also a WHAT (Object). (A person is a special kind of object.) Please don't argue dogma here, or I'll come by and argue semantics. Thanks. :] (I'm not the dev)
zebrapb-1
zebrapb-1
Sep 14 2004
1.1.1
0.0
Sep 14 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
How do I install the modules? On their website they only have instructions for Windows & Linux users. I can't even download the modules' .zip files. Otherwise that seems to be a good project!
Guest
Guest
Jun 24 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Jun 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0.1
Wow, this is exactly what I was looking for. Very nicely done. THANK YOU!!!!!
Guest
Guest
Apr 24 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Apr 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0.1
Comment to enrico: Here's the deal: It's One WHAT(God), Three WHOs(Persons)...as opposed to this: One WHAT(God), Three WHATs(gods). Notice the WHATs and the WHO. They are two different catagories. To confuse the catagories misrepresents the one true triune God's nature. The latter example is a contridiction, the former is not. That is where most people's comparison examples break down. I am WHAT? Human. I am WHO? Tommy. I have only 1 person. God is different than me. God has a total of THREE eternaly existant, eternal seperate persons, where I have only one. He's One WHAT, Three WHOs. The bible is clear that there is but only 1 God. It's equaly clear that Father is that God, Son is that God, and HG is that God. Yet, there is but 1 God only, anywhere, anyplace, thru anytime ever. Thanks, hope this helps.
Ancientyger
Ancientyger
Apr 24 2004
1.0.1
5.0
Apr 24 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
This, simply, is the best. Cocoa, services, module architecture......... it's just too nice. Now, if it could syc with an iPod or Palm or Tablet etc etc... It would be the perfect application. Wait! what about showing images like the Guttenburg Bible or illustrated Bible... Or, if the Sword project had encyclopedias...... LOL this would be the greatest!... well, i think it's already that. LOL
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2004
1.0
4.8
Mar 6 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0
This is probably the best Bible-viewer I've seen for Mac OS X. I was about to write my own, but now these guys made a better one, so I'll stick with this one. =) -I'm hoping for more toolbar buttons (smaller/larger text, prev/next page, prev/next book, (perhaps a search field). I especially like that you can have verses on each their own line. Well done. (I'll mail the author with suggestions for more features!) =)
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2004
1.0
4.8
Mar 6 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0
This is something most of us are having trouble understanding. But to try and provide an answer that we humans do understand, imagine a hand, where you see 3 fingers. These are separate fingers, however, they are actually one - and you will see that, when you see the entire hand. This is probably the best way I can explain in english (please forgive me, I'm from Denmark...) =) All the best...
Enrico
Enrico
Mar 4 2004
1.0
0.0
Mar 4 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0
some would say there are 3 and one at the same time - probably god is a class and the 3 are instances of class god.
Guest
Guest
Mar 3 2004
1.0
4.8
Mar 3 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0
I thought there was only one?
Guest
Guest
Mar 3 2004
1.0
4.8
Mar 3 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0
Which god does this app reference? It should specify, otherwise how are we to know?
Guest
Guest
Mar 3 2004
1.0
4.8
Mar 3 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0
Thank God!
Emakki
Emakki
Mar 3 2004
1.0
0.0
Mar 3 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0
Thank you for the advice Allen. I am new to Mac and am a Born again believer this is a great site you suggested. Thanks Again EMakki
Guest
Guest
Mar 3 2004
1.0
4.8
Mar 3 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0
I've only played with this a little, but here are a few things of note. (1) The program crashed whenever I closed the main Bible window (2) you can only view one chapter of the Bible at a time (3) searching the Bible was arduously slow. (4) The Strong's number links led nowhere. Presumably I need to download some dictionaries for them to work, but there was no warning message to that effect. MacSword is free, but there are much better Bible programs out there. The Christian Mac User's Group (http://www.cmug.org) is a good place for info.
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2004
0.3
4.8
Mar 1 2004
4.8
Version: 0.3
I have tried to download this before and couldn't get it to open. I will try again.
Guest
Guest
Oct 8 2003
0.3
0.0
Oct 8 2003
0.0
Version: 0.3
It's nice at last to have an OSX version of some bible software. I can't get some of the modules to work, in particular the PRACTICE and NEENORMAL modules. This is great value, keep the modules coming.
Dave-Fick
Dave-Fick
Oct 8 2003
0.3
4.5
Oct 8 2003
4.5
Version: 0.3
So far I really like it.
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