Bible Software Shootout 2

A new Bible Software Shootout session took place yesterday, at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)  in San Francisco, CA. I had the opportunity of following the highlights in real time via Twitter, but today you can read a fairly exhaustive analysis by fellow blogger Mark Vitalis Hoffman.

This year the focus was on applying Bible software to the classroom setting. As usual, the contenders were Logos, Accordance and Olive Tree. I was rather surprised to discover that BibleWorks was not included. In fact, last week I tweeted the following: “I wonder why BibleWorks does not participate in Bible shootout 2 at #sblaar. They have some excellent classroom tips!”

Should more articles appear on this session, I’ll try to add a link here.


Rick Mansfield’s This Lamp
Antoine RJ Wright’s Mobile Ministry Magazine


New Bible Software Site

A new Bible software website has been launched. BibSoft is a promising project run by Sean Reed, a student at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. The first review to be published is on Accordance 9 (PDF file – 7MB  - LINK UNAVAILABLE). I wish him the best of luck in his endeavors.


Videos are the in thing

LaRosa Johnson, lead book developer for WORDSearch Bible Software, is posting a series of videos on Advanced Bible Study with WORDSearch 9. The first two installments are already available.

James M. Tucker, of Biblical Exegesis & Interpretation is producing some videos on Syntax searches in Accordance and Logos. You may want to check out his YouTube channel, or watch his Syntax comparison on vimeo.

Have you ever wondered how a BibleWorks training seminar looked like? Watch this presentation by Jim Barr.