Best Free Bible Study Software

Well designed and truly beneficial bible study software is hard to find, so it's unusual, and an outstanding value, to find such software for free. e-Sword is just that. A fast and effective way to study the Bible, e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly, with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package:

  • All available Bibles, commentaries and dictionaries are readily viewed without having to "tile windows".
  • Integrated editor for creating your own commentaries or study notes, complete with Spell Checking and a Thesaurus!
  • Comprehensive print capabilities, including print preview, allow you to create impressive Bible study handouts from the Study Notes Editor.
  • Strong's definitions and scripture references in the Commentary and Dictionary views are displayed as ToolTips! Just place the mouse pointer over the reference and the passage will then be displayed. To go to the passage, just click it!

And much more.
 

If you consider yourself a serious student of the bible, and enjoy complex Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, and Latin searches, or are looking for a bible program that is light on resources, but heavy on content, check out DAVAR3. DAVAR means "Word" in Hebrew and with over 500MB worth of downloadable content (all free), it appears that DAVAR delivers on that expectation. It's context-sensitive search features are what make DAVAR stand out from the bible software crowd, as searching for complex results is near instantaneous. Want to search for word or phrase? Highlight the word or phrase and just right+click for a menu that gives you many options as to what to do with that word or phrase. As well as including a wide array of references, commentary, dictionaries, lexicons, tools, maps, and more, DAVAR3 includes a mobile version, as well as audio provided by mechon-mamre.org (requires separate download and setup) so you can read along to the Hebrew.

Quick Selection Guide

e-Sword
5
 
Gizmo's Freeware award as the best product in its class!

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
Loads of Modules Available
http://www.e-sword.net/
9.9.1
Base Product 40MB
Unrestricted freeware
There is no portable version of this product available.
Win XP - 7
DAVAR3
4
 
Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
www.davar3.net/
3.0.0.267
20.5MB
Unrestricted freeware
There is no portable version of this product available.
Windows

Other Relevant Information: Many additional tools, dictionaries, bible translations, books, images, commentaries and maps are availible for download if you would like them. All of them are free. Audio files require speaker or headphones. Total available packages to install and use exceed 500MB.

 

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by cpedley on 5. December 2014 - 20:27  (119990)

Please change your download for e-sword to the author's page as the other link is broken.

http://www.e-sword.net/

Thank you
-Charles

by Louie G on 24. November 2013 - 6:43  (112496)

An earlier comment suggested the product by Olive Tree, the software I use. And unlike e-Sword, it is also free for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PDA's and other platforms. Also, all your resources will follow you if you have the program on several computers or handheld devices like I do. Note: the Olive Tree program may or may not be what you're looking for, but it's worth a try. It's not as powerful as The Word (mentioned below), probably the best (off-line) program if you study all the time, but it gets the job done. And is quite easy to use and navigate.

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