3.825 e-Bibles (64)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 5 Dec 89 19:53:15 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 825. Tuesday, 5 Dec 1989.

Date: Tue, 5 Dec 89 16:12:30 EST
From: "John J Hughes" <XB.J24@STANFORD.BITNET>


Recently, several of you have requested information about
machine-readable versions of the Bible. There are several dozen
programs that include a search engine and some or all of the
biblical texts or translations or both. A helpful listing of
these programs may be found in the new Hermeneutica Catalog.
(Hermeneutica is a new software vendor in Seattle). The address
P.O. Box 98563
Seattle, WA 98198

I have reviewed about a dozen of these products in _Bits, Bytes,
& Biblical Studies_ and have looked at about half a dozen new
ones since then. In my opinion, the two best electronic Bible
concording programs are the NIVpc (for IBMs) and macBible (formerly
the PerfectWord, for Macintoshes), both of which are marketed by
Zondervan Electronic Publishing (ZEP)
1415 Lake Drive, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
1-616-698-3383 (Mark Hunt)

I must confess to being a bit prejudiced, since I am the Product
Manager for ZEP and am helping to design the next versions of
these programs! My relationship with ZEP not withstanding, these
are the programs I would give serious consideration to if I were
in the market for an electronic Bible concording program.

If you would like to receive a free NIVpc Sampler or a free
macBible Sampler or a free interactive macBible demo, please
contact me at the address below, or contact ZEP at the address
above. A fully interactive NIVpc demo package, complete with a
90-page manual, is available for $10 from either address.

ZEP also markets ScriptureFonts, a WordPerfect add-on that allows
users to enter, edit, and print fully accented Greek and properly
pointed Hebrew on a wide range of printers. ScriptureFonts was
created by Jeffrey William Gillette, the creator of the Duke
Language Toolkit.

Flyers are available on all three programs.

Zondervan Electronic Publishing
Product Management
623 Iowa Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937