Bits and Pieces

As I said in a previous post, I have updated the software that powers this blog. So far so good. You won’t notice any difference, but there are lots of changes in the backend. As a result, most tasks have been streamlined and take less time and effort to complete. Unfortunately, I still have to do the blogging ;-)

I am hoping to do at least a couple of reviews during this Christmas break. Meanwhile, my to-do list keeps growing. There seems to be no end to the updating of previous releases and launching of new versions. This is good news, but since “the laborers are few,” I hope to get some more help this coming year. I appreciate your patience and understanding. You, the readers of this blog, are the ones who make this venture a worthwhile effort.

Here’s a rundown of some recent news:

There are already a number of unlockable modules available for e-Sword. The latest one to be released is Baker’s New Testament Commentary (12 Volumes), by William Hendriksen and Simon J. Kistemaker. And while on the subject of e-Sword, there is a very helpful Spanish tutorial on the use of the program which may be of interest to Spanish-speaking users. The first blog post includes a table of contents with links, and the tutorial can also be downloaded in .chm format.

BerBible has just been updated to version 2.50.0. I will try to include the new enhancements in the review when I have a moment or two.

Registration for BibleTech: 2009 is now open, and the list of speakers has been published. Plan ahead if you are considering attending the conference, to be held March 27/28 in Seattle, Washington.

Finally, I wanted to recommend Mark’s review of the mapping resources included in QuickVerse 2009 (see full review here), and his comparative analysis on how to search for long, complex sentences in the Gospel of Mark with the aid of Accordance, BibleWorks and Logos Bible Software (Part 1 and Part 2).