Bible Analyzer

Bible Analyzer is a freeware, cross-platform Bible study computer software application for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux. It implements advanced search, comparison, and statistical features of Bible texts. [1] It received a high rating for version 4.4 from download.com. [2] The Macintosh edition has also received positive reviews. [3] [4]

Overview

Bible Analyzer is written in Python with a wxPython GUI . According to its author it was first conceived in 2003 to address areas in Bible study and analysis that are largely untouched among other Bible software programs. Primarily features such as the following textbook comparison, proximity range searches, and textual statistical analysis.Versions 1.0 through 2.2 concentrated on these features. The version 3 series greatly expanded and features a dedicated cross-reference panel, “Related Verse” Searches, Text-To-Speech and Audio features, etc. Version 4.0 includes a major update of the interface and also Harmony / Parallel Text Generator, Advanced Related Phrase Search, Multiple Bible Search Capabilities, MultiWindow, “MultiWindow,” and so on. Version 4.5 introduced the “Session Manager” which allows the user to configure different sessions of modules for various types of studies.

Version 4.7 introduced some original and unique capabilities. Along with the optional Authorized Version of People’s Bible Edition, the Bible Analyzer can search for specific individuals using an ID tagging system. Each person in the Bible is tagged with a unique ID to enable individual searching. For instance, any one (or more) of the six Marys in the Bible can be found at the exclusion of the others. Furthermore, references to deity, such as pronouns, alternate designations, etc., other than by name ( God, Jesus, Christ, etc.) can be used as search criteria. [5]

Versions 4.8 and 4.9 introduced by other enhancements can be downloaded directly into the program.

Module format

Bible Analyzer uses Bible, Commentary, Dictionary, Book and Image modules in the open-source SQLite database format. Users can easily create custom modules with the built in “Module Creator.” There are scores of free and premium modules available from the Bible Analyzer website.

Bible Analyzer has in its module format such as EW Bullinger’s Companion Bible Notes and Appendices in fully searchable, digital format, the 11 volume Understanding The Bible Commentary [6] by David Sorenson, [7] Books and Charts by Clarence Larkin such as Dispensational Truth, the 23 volume Pulpit Commentary, the 43 volume Expositor’s Bible, the 56 volume Biblical Illustrator, and many more.

Bible Analyzer is updated regularly and has a CD-ROM with over 1200MB of data is available.

History of Bible Analytics

The Pioneer of Bible Analytics was Thomas Hartwell Horne (1780-1862), a theologian and librarian. He was born in London and educated at Christ’s Hospital. His work named, “Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures ” that was published in 1818 was the beginning of the Bible Statistics. Horne also produced a “Tree Full of Bible Lore,” a tree-shaped text of statistics on the Bible, in which he counted the number of books, chapters, verses, words, and even letters. He ended this tree with “The Bible contains knowledge, wisdom, holiness and love.” This “tree” is reproduced in the third series of Ripley’s paperbacks, originally published hardbound in 1949. Although it was very wrong with its statistics,

Reviews

  • Bible Software Review, Review of Bible Analyzer version 3.5.2
  • Download.com, Review [8]
  • Baptist Basics [9]
  • Bible Software Review, Bible Analyzer For Macintosh

See also

Biblical scholarship and analysis

  • Dating the Bible
  • Textual criticism
  • Historical criticism
  • Documentary hypothesis
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Biblical manuscripts
  • Internal consistency of the Bible
  • Mosaic authorship
  • Authorship of the Johannine works
  • Authorship of the Pauline epistles
  • Non-canonical books referenced in the Bible
  • Apocrypha
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Nag Hammadi library
  • Biblical archeology
  • Bible portal

Perspectives on the Bible

  • Bibliolatry
  • John Calvin’s view of Scripture
  • Jewish Biblical exegesis
  • Islamic view of the Bible
  • Biblical narratives and the Quran
  • Criticism of the Bible
  • Gnosticism and the New Testament
  • Good News (Christianity) , concerning the content of the Bible’s message about Jesus
  • Christianity and Judaism
  • Biblical law in Christianity
  • Prophecy Bible
  • Biblical inerrancy
  • Life of Jesus in the New Testament
  • Ten Commandments
  • parashah
  • Ritual Decalogue
  • Jewish messianism
  • Christian eschatology
  • Bibliomancy is the use of random readings from a book for divination. When practiced in Jewish and Christian cultures, the Bible is often used.
  • Bible conspiracy theory
  • Bible code

Interpretation

  • Biblical literalism
  • Biblical hermeneutics
  • Midrash
  • Pardes (Jewish exegesis)

History and the Bible

  • The Bible and history
  • Chronology of the Bible
  • Hebrew Bible: Timeline
  • English translations of the Bible
  • Code of Hammurabi
  • Study Bible
  • List of burial places of biblical figures
  • List of Artifacts Significant to the Bible

Biblical topics

  • Alcohol
  • Circumcision
  • Crime and punishment
  • Ethics
  • Homosexuality
  • Murder
  • Slavery
  • Women

Bible societies

  • See Bible Society for a list.

Commentaries

See Biblical exegesis .

Religious texts

  • List of Religious texts

References

  1. Jump up^ [1] ArchivedDecember 2, 2008, at theWayback Machine.
  2. Jump up^ Analyzer Bible- Given 4.5 out of 5 Stars by the editors. Overall, we think that Bible Analyzer is a powerful and flexible tool that is appropriate for anyone who is serious about Bible study
  3. Jump up^ [2] ArchivedNovember 10, 2012, at theWayback Machine.
  4. Jump up^ “Bible Software Review for Macs” . BaptistBasics.org . Archived from the original on 20 December 2014 . Retrieved 20 December 2014 .
  5. Jump up^ “Authorized Version People Edition” . Bibleanalyzer.com . Retrieved 20 December 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “Understanding the Bible – An Independent Baptist Commentary” . Northstarministries.com . Retrieved 20 December 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “Bible Analyzer Modules” . Retrieved 20 December 2014 .
  8. Jump up^ “Bible Analyzer” . CNET . CBS Interactive . Retrieved 20 December 2014 .
  9. Jump up^ “Bible Software Review for Macs” . BaptistBasics.org . Archived from the original on 20 December 2014 . Retrieved 20 December 2014 .