BibleTime, a bible study tool for Qt.

BibleTime is a free and easy to use bible study tool. It uses the Qt and SWORD software libraries.

BibleTime provides easy handling of digitized texts (Bibles, commentaries and lexicons) and powerful features to work with these texts (search in texts, write own notes, save, print etc.) in the SWORD module format.

Download:

This is a short list of available download locations. Please see below for detailed download and installation instructions.
  • Sourcecode can be downloaded from Gitorious.
  • Windows releases can be downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Ubuntu packages are available in the repository and here. Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) and 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) are offered here.
  • Debian packages are available in the repository and here.
  • Gentoo packages are in Portage. Just call "emerge bibletime".
  • OpenSuse packages can be downloaded from PackMan, here.
  • A FreeBSD application port of BibleTime can be found at www.freebsd.org.
  • PC-BSD packages are available here.

F.A.Q.:

1. Installation problems


1.1. Why is the toolbar missing?

1.1.
Why is the toolbar missing?

Please run configure with the parameter --prefix=<your KDE directory>. Then run make and make install as usual. The KDE directories for the widely used Linux distributions are:
  1. RedHat: /usr
  2. SuSE: /opt/kde3
  3. Mandrake: /usr
Alternatively you can run the command "kde-config --prefix" to get your KDE directory. The commands are:
  1. ./configure --prefix=<your KDE directory>
  2. make
  3. make install

2. Usage problems


2.1. Is it possible to search for a specific Strong number?
2.2. Why do I see only question marks instead of Unicode text?

2.1.
Is it possible to search for a specific Strong number?

The search interface now offers to set the type of your search. You can choose between headings, footnotes, Strongs numbers and morphological codes.

2.2.
Why do I see only question marks instead of Unicode text?

First make sure you have the latest version of the module which has the problems! Check www.crosswire.org/sword for this.
You have to install an unicode font like Code2000, Arial Unicode MS or Bitstream Cyberbit to display the special unicode characters. Check the section "Configuring BibleTime->Options Dialog->Fonts" in the handbook of BibleTime how to setup Unicode fonts under Linux.

3. Modules


3.1. The KJV shows no Strong numbers in the NT
3.2. Where can I write down my personal notes?
3.3. Why is one of the two testaments of a Bible module empty?

3.1.
The KJV shows no Strong numbers in the NT

You're probably using an outdated version of the KJV module. Please update the module.

3.2.
Where can I write down my personal notes?

You have to install the module "Personal", which is available as a commentary on Crosswire. Please refer to BibleTime's handbook for more information about the personal commentary.

3.3.
Why is one of the two testaments of a Bible module empty?

Some modules only contain the text of the old or new testament. Recent versions of BibleTime should only offer the testament which has some content in it.

4. Translations


4.1. Is BibleTime available in my native language?

4.1.
Is BibleTime available in my native language?

BibleTime is available in several languages, which are all listed on our translations page.
If a translation in your language is not available, please consider to help to make it available. More information is available on out translations page.


The main window. 
Here you can see a typical BibleTime session. On the left pane, you see the "bookshelf" which offers quick access to all installed electronic works as well as facilities to create and manage your own bookmarks. Below is the "mag(nifying glass)", which can display additional information about a word or piece of text. In this example it shows a cross reference, with scripture to Psalms 10:6. The main part of the BibleTime window (called "desk") offers space to read works such as Bibles, commentaries, lexicons or other books.
The Bookshelf Manager. 
BibleTime offers a dialog to automatically download and manage electronic works. You simply define a library (a remote collection of works, such as Crosswire), and then you can transfer works from this library to your local bookshelf to use them. Easy, huh?
The search dialog. 
BibleTime offers a powerful search dialog. You can search in several works at a time, limit your search to text scopes or also to certain kinds of text, such as footnotes.

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