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Bible Analyzer is a free Bible study and analysis software program developed to aid Believers in their study and defense of the Holy Scriptures. It has several features (such as text comparison, proximity searches, detailed statistics, etc.) usually not found in other free or commercial software programs.

Features:
  • Text to Speech allows your computer to read to you! It can read a whole page, a selection, or entered text.
  • Our unique Master Control Panel which contains many advanced functions in one convenient control.
What's New
Version 4.7.2:
  • Five new pre-made layouts are available.
  • A Suggestion Box linked to the Quick Entry that updates as you type.
  • A completely new Session Manager
  • The Dual Window has been moved to the Bible Panel.
  • Can now select texts to display under the Parallel Tab
  • Original and unique individual Search functions
  • And many more enhancements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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Negritude commented on 26 May 2013
I'm a Liberation Theologist (a Christian Marxist, if you will), whose friends, colleagues, and family exist along a spectrum from conservative religious to atheist.

I understand the hostility that many have to organized and institutionalized religion, but I would ask you to remember that while much evil has been done in the name of God, much good has been done as well.

For every racist who spews hate and intolerance, there is a Martin Luther King, Jr.

For every fundamentalist who refuses to see our common humanity, there is an El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.

For every conservative who blames the poor for their plight, there is an Oscar Romero.

For every coward who fails to stand up or speak up when others are being oppressed, there is a Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

For every elite who uses religion as a tool to make people into enemies, there are others whose purpose is to help us recognize each other as "Friends".

I know there's a lot of crazy and ignorant stuff happening these days, much of it caused by religion, but I would ask my atheist and agnostic brothers and sisters to try and be more tolerant of spiritual folk. Critique them for what they say and do that harms others, but don't attack them for personal beliefs which simply help them make some sense of the world. You can call it opium, but frankly, we all need drugs to get through this. :-D
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Pxlsmith replied on 04 Apr 2014
And for every Liberation Theologist (Christian Marxistist-Socialist) there's a conservative Christian who points to 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: If any one will not work, let him not eat."

And Proverbs 10:4 "A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich."

And Deuteronomy 15:11 "There will never cease to be some poor people in the land; therefore, I am commanding you to make sure you open your hand to your fellow Israelites who are needy and poor in your land."

Is there a lot of crazy and ignorant stuff happening? Yes. Are there a lot of crazy interpretations of God's Word? Indeed. But for every crazy interpretation, there is the Word of God that speaks plain as day and needs no transfiguration into a crazy moral relativistic interpretation.
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Rsmacupdate reviewed on 29 Dec 2012
I did a review and rated this so I am not sure why there is no Rating... here is my review and I will restate my Rating.

Let me start the review by laying out my experience. I have been involved in computers for several decades and I have a number of other Bible software programs, specifically: Logos 4 & 5 ; Accordance 9 & 10 ; QuickVerse 2011 & 10 ; WordSearch Bible 9 & 10 ; The Word ; The Online Bible ; Sword Searcher 6 ; and e-Sword. I do not have BibleWorks or the PC Study Bible.

Having mentioned the above I still would not call myself an expert user of any of the packages. I use Accordance the most and then Logos and then it is a toss up for third place in my usage pattern between Bible Analyzer and WordSearch Bible s/w.

Value: It is my contention that Bible Analyzer is the best bargain available except for using the internet. It works on multiple platforms and the developers have been responsive. They do not seem myopically focused on financial gain and update their software regularly. The Premium Modules range from $3-$100 with only 1 module costing $100, 1 cost $15, 5 costing $10, 5 costing $7, 14 costing $5, and the rest under $5. These premium modules are not usually just one resource. They also have a large number of FREE modules. I quickly tried to count and it seems to be over 100 volumes.

Their Mac version is a recent venture and they are probably not used to the Mac community yet so I am uncertain as to whether they monitor MacUpdate. Hopefully they have the resources to do that, but they do not seem like a high profit margin endeavor.

They offer some unique content not to be found in other offerings and in other cases their content is considerably less in price.
The value is as good as it gets.

Stability: I have never had a crash with any of their s/w. They update their software and offer additional content regularly. This is all too rare. Just check out their web site and it becomes obvious they are constantly working on the product.

Ease of Use: The UI is satisfactory relative to other offerings, but it is a Windows look and feel.

Features: The features are good, but they are not as sophisticated as those offered by Logos and Accordance. I will remind you here that both Logos ($300-$5000 and more) and Accordance ($50-$2300 and more) can be very expensive. They offer the Bible Analyzer on all THREE major Operating Systems (Windows XP-7 — OS X 10.5-10.8 — Ubuntu 8.04-12.04) and they do NOT exclude Leopard and Snow Leopard users (which comprise the bulk of Mac users) as many recent Mac application offerings do!!! I especially appreciate this as I have and run all three Operating Systems. I wonder why MacUpdate hasn't expanded their model to Windows and Linux.

The Bible Analyzer startup cost to users is $0... FREE!!! so I would recommend you take a look at Bible Analyzer as it might be just what you are looking for.

Kudos to the developers for creating a great product and offering it free except for some extra add-on Premium modules. Extra accolades for constantly adding both free and low cost content and enhancements to Bible Analyzer!!!

For the price Bible Analyzer is among the best available if not THE best app of its type available at this time (Dec 2012).
[Version 4.6]


burypromote

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Rsmacupdate reviewed on 29 Dec 2012
Let start the review by laying out my experience. I have been involved in computers for several decades and I have a number of other Bible software programs, specifically: Logos 4 & 5 ; Accordance 9 & 10 ; QuickVerse 2011 & 10 ; WordSearch Bible 9 & 10 ; The Word ; The Online Bible ; Sword Searcher 6 ; and e-Sword. I do not have BibleWorks or the PC Study Bible.

Having mentioned the above I still would not call myself an expert user of any of the packages. I use Accordance the most and then Logos and then it is a toss up for third place in my usage pattern between Bible Analyzer and WordSearch Bible s/w.

Value: It is my contention that Bible Analyzer is the best bargain available except for using the internet. It works on multiple platforms and the developers have been responsive. They do not seem myopically focused on financial gain and update their software regularly. The Premium Modules range from $3-$100 with only 1 module costing $100, 1 cost $15, 5 costing $10, 5 costing $7, 14 costing $5, and the rest under $5. These premium modules are not usually just one resource. They also have a large number of FREE modules. I quickly tried to count and it seems to be over 100 volumes.

Their Mac version is a recent venture and they are probably not used to the Mac community yet so I am uncertain as to whether they monitor MacUpdate. Hopefully they have the resources to do that, but they do not seem like a high profit margin endeavor.

They offer some unique content not to be found in other offerings and in other cases their content is considerably less in price.
The value is as good as it gets.

Stability: I have never had a crash with any of their s/w. They update their software and offer additional content regularly. This is all too rare. Just check out their web site and it becomes obvious they are constantly working on the product.

Ease of Use: The UI is satisfactory relative to other offerings, but it is a Windows look and feel.

Features: The features are good, but they are not as sophisticated as those offered by Logos and Accordance. I will remind you here that both Logos ($300-$5000 and more) and Accordance ($50-$2300 and more) can be very expensive. They offer the Bible Analyzer on all THREE major Operating Systems (Windows XP-7 — OS X 10.5-10.8 — Ubuntu 8.04-12.04) and they do NOT exclude Leopard and Snow Leopard users (which comprise the bulk of Mac users) as many recent Mac application offerings do!!! I especially appreciate this as I have and run all three Operating Systems. I wonder why MacUpdate hasn't expanded their model to Windows and Linux.

The Bible Analyzer startup cost to users is $0... FREE!!! so I would recommend you take a look at Bible Analyzer as it might be just what you are looking for.

Kudos to the developers for creating a great product and offering it free except for some extra add-on Premium modules. Extra accolades for constantly adding both free and low cost content and enhancements to Bible Analyzer!!!
[Version 4.6]


burypromote

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Star-Affinity commented on 30 Oct 2012
How about a tool to debunk it? ;)
Not needed I guess…
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HackDefendr replied on 31 Oct 2012
Thank-you...I didn't want to say it, but you did.

I think we could use this app to win debates with the faithful...simply by searching for contradictions and such.
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Mac007 replied on 31 Oct 2012
Belief in the Bible will always come down to a matter of faith and no amount of evidence will change the mind of those who don't believe. Even Jesus understood that.
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Star-Affinity replied on 18 Nov 2012
Not true. There's a lof of things that could change me to believe. I'm not sure that a god doesn't exist, just like I can't be sure there are eight-legged pink elephants somewhere in the universe. I just can't see (for example) how someone can think it's reasonable that an all good all powerful being would design a world that causes so much suffering to innocent people (i.e. children).

Also, the problem I see with clinging on to faith is that it's a personal thing. It can never have any objectivity. There's a lot of different kinds of faith around the world, and it seems everyone think their belief is the right one. But that can't be the case, can it? Only if it's something made up in your head (which it most likely is).

Finally, one doesn't have to read far in the Bible to find something that makes me question it's validity. In the beginning of Genesis the heaven (I guess ”the sky” is what they mean) is said several times to be a firmament where the sun and the moon and the stars are fixed. In what way is the sky a firmament? I can understand that people of that time would think it's a firmament, but we now know it isn't. With such big mistake in the beginning of this book, I think it's reasonable to question how much of the rest of it is real and ”true”. Doesn't it seem more likely that much of it consists of man made stories and ideas?
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Star-Affinity replied on 18 Nov 2012
I meant to type ”…just like I can't be sure there AREN'T eight-legged pink elephants somewhere in the universe.”
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Slurp replied on 29 Dec 2012
Why not a "Koran Analyzer" or an "Atheist Analyzer" etc. Bet that the Bibble Analyzer will not accept that?!
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Cgc replied on 29 Dec 2012
I've read the Bible and there's a lot of good parables that can be used to teach others. Whether or not your're religious you can still gain something from reading the Bible...or the Koran for that matter.
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Just Fred replied on 29 Dec 2012
Amazing. The lack of maturity or tolerance for someone to post absolutely NOTHING of value in regards to a piece of software on a board dedicated to that purpose. Why you feel it necessary to deride others' beliefs and proselytize your own is beyond me.

If you don't like a piece of software, say so. But not because it provides an analytical tool that goes against your grain, do so because it is technically flawed or otherwise unsuitable for the task.

You reveal yourself to be a hater and ignorant of the Bible. Perhaps you should avail yourself of this tool's capabilities before you again reveal to the world your small-minded, shallow thinking.
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Slurp replied on 30 Dec 2012
@Just Fred,
It's rather painful to hear somebody, who obviously supports this beleive, to hear blaming others for their intollarance. Maybe this program should indeed to be used properly, especialy by people like you. It's one compilation of intollerance to non-believers. This fenomen of religious intollerance by religions, included christianity, is to be found in every cruel part of history.
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Rsmacupdate replied on 30 Dec 2012
@SLURP

"Just Fred" has made a perfectly valid point. Star-Affinity purpose had nothing to do with the sw. It only had to do with intolerantly denigrating those who believe the Bible. The forum is supposed o be about the sw. You and Star-Affinity have engaged in offending others and using the forum for your bigotry. Hopefully the moderator will notice this thread off of Star-Affinity and delete it all. As to the assertion that it would be easy to find errors, well it isn't so easy if you are open minded, but mockers and scoffers can be convinced of nothing as they are not open-minded in the least. If one were open minded they would have to read the Bible (by the way it is the most read, most positively influential, and most translated book in all of history). It has many adherents of substantive stature historically including Sir Isaac newton, Leibnitz, Pasteur, Bacon, Morse, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Patrick Henry, George Washington, etc. ad infinitum. It might be a little difficult to rationally dispense with it?

"Just Fred" thank you for your comment/observation.
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Jesuguru replied on 30 Dec 2012
Jesus healed the blind and lame, multiplied bread to feed thousands, rose Lazarus from the dead, and Himself rose from the dead (despite Roman sentries posted at His tomb). And STILL people found ways to doubt Him ("He does miracles by demonic power.")

If their sin-hardened hearts found ways to maintain their doubt in the face of the evidence, then I doubt that seeing "eight-legged pink elephants" would convince you either

Peace.
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Star-Affinity replied on 07 Jan 2013
Wow. I'm sorry this became such a big deal for some. I agree my comment hasn't much do with the software itself and I guess I shouldn't have said anything (although I did put a blinking smiley trying to light things up a bit). Still once ”harm” was done I got a reply from Mac007 that I felt obliged to reply to, then people get offended because I don't agree with them?

@Cgc
Of course there's ”good parables” and I'm sure one gain something from reading it. But there are also some quite nasty things, don't you agree? Also, good parables can be found in many books.

@Rsmacupdate
Where in what I wrote have I been rude to anyone? I just brought up some points I've been thinking about, but it is obviously not allowed to question religion (or the Bible). If the same kind of attitude would be held when someone criticized a scientific claim – that the scientist in question said: ”you just criticize my findings because you want to offend me” – then we wouldn't get far when it came to discover new things about the world around us. Also, I consider myself to be quite I am open-minded. That doesn't mean one has to be gullible or tolerant to intollerance.

There's a lot of people who has read the Bible many times and has been ”heavy believers”, but then turned away from it all for various reasons. I see you're bringing up Isaac Newton. He also believed in alchemy. If he lived in this day maybe he would have had another look at the Bible. It is absolutely possible to be clever (in some ways) and still be religious. But I'd still say the majority of people (that are considered ”smart”) working in science are more or less atheists.

@Jesusguru
You call that evidence? How do you know that is true? Just because some or someone says something is true it is? That's called ”begging the question”. If such claims would be considered evidence in other cases we wouldn't get far, because people would just accept things as true without putting things to test. The physicist Richard Feyman once said this about coming to conclusions: ”The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that.” I think this is true for everything, including religion.

We have various religions with various beliefs of what is true. And of course you all think you got it right…

I've already said there there are several things that would make me change my mind and consider the existence of a god more likely. I know you seem to think nothing could change my mind, but that's not true. Moving around the stars in the sky when I look up would be one example. Making the Sun and the Moon take a little dance. Anyway, I'm not denying any God for the sake of it. I'm more interested in what is true, not what I prefer. If God exists, so be it. I'll be happy to oblige. But at this moment I don't think there are good enough reasons. And the ”proofs” people come up with are vague and unclear at best.

I'm sorry for offending anyone, it wasn't my intent. But perhaps you shouldn't take things so personal when someone questions your beliefs? If something is so ultimately true it should be able to withstand some questioning, shouldn't it?
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Jesuguru replied on 07 Jan 2013
There is much from a philosophical/epistemological/empirical standpoint that one could say in response, but *not here* - and that's the whole point. This isn't the proper forum for it, and you're well aware of that, despite disingenuously claiming to be "sorry" for what you should have known would result from your original post.

For my own part, I apologize to the forum for briefly taking the bait and replying to the inappropriately-placed post, I won't let it happen again.

Lastly, if you (or HeckDefendr, Slurp, et al) don't know how to find forums for (healthy/civil) discussion of topics related to theism/atheism, please try Google.

I'm done. Peace.
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Star-Affinity replied on 07 Jan 2013
@Jesusguru

Well, I of course expected someone to react, but not with these proportions and me being accused of offending people. If someone questions my beleifs I'm not offended. I think it's interesting to discuss these things. But like you say, not here.

I know of many other forums for this stuff, so it wasn't the lack of that that made me post the initial comment. I just felt like it at that time. Again, I am non-disingenuously sorry for being the source of bloating this page with comments not directly related to the software itself.

I'm done too.
Peace.
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Bible Analyzer is a free Bible study and analysis software program developed to aid Believers in their study and defense of the Holy Scriptures. It has several features (such as text comparison, proximity searches, detailed statistics, etc.) usually not found in other free or commercial software programs.

Features:
  • Text to Speech allows your computer to read to you! It can read a whole page, a selection, or entered text.
  • Our unique Master Control Panel which contains many advanced functions in one convenient control.
  • An integrated Audio Player can play hymns or sermons while you study.
  • A unique Harmony/Parallel Viewer and Text Generator.
  • View a Bible chapter of all Bibles in a Parallel Table.
  • Convenient Dual Bible View to view two texts simultaneously.
  • An Independent Image Viewer with hundreds of charts, maps, and other images.
  • A searchable Book Viewer with 1000s of pages of valuable books.
  • A versatile MultWindow which can receive text exported from other pages and display many other pages.
  • ScripturePad, a built-in word processor which can receive exported verses and display reference popups.
  • Related Verse/Phrase Search will find similar verses.
  • Advanced Bible Searching even with excludes and regular expressions.
  • Detailed Bible Statistics for Book Chapter or Verse.
  • Find all the textual differences between tow versions with Bible Compare.
  • Instantly generate Word Lists of any Bible passage.


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