Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
There are many different readers available now for the PC/Windows format. I find that I cannot always get Bibles in a format that I prefer. As a result, I end up needing several different readers.
Some e-books will have DRM - Digital Rights Management. Those have embedded information limiting their usage to the your registered device. I won't attempt to go into the details, but the different software and hardware readers will let you know if you try to open a DRM e-book on an unregistered device/application.
Here are a few of the formats I've found and associated readers:
- PDF - Adobe PDF format is very popular. Their reader is a free download. For other systems such as Mac, Solaris, Linux, and Android click here
- MOBI - Kindle Reader as well as others. Click here for their free reading apps for iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7.
- DJVU is a format that isn't widely used. However, I have found a few Bibles in this format. To view it (and convert to other formats), try the DjVuLibre program. It is free and available for several different systems.
- EPUB becoming much more common. One way to read it is with Adobe Digital Editions. When I purchased e-books from Borders they were in Adobe DRM Epub and PDF. Both of those were readable with Adobe Digital Editions. There are many devices and program to read e-pub format. I read them on my iPad using iBooks (a free application) if they are non-DRM.
Online readers are becoming more common as well:
Thursday, September 22, 2011
At the-first-instant of the-Darkness, there appeared, the-great-t’symbol-of-Lyghte, as a-roaring, Flaming-T’Sword of Fire. Now this, Royal-flaming t’Sword is with, Yahvehe’t, Ælovehe-God, and the-Royal-flaming-t’Sword is found within the-Æloveheim. This identical-Principle is from the-very-beginning and is always found within the-Æloveheim. All things are then made by Her; and without Her, there is nothing (John 1:1-3).
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Some works I hesitate to even classify as a Bible. This is one of those. It is not a new translation, it is a complete rewrite that presents some new age kind of doctrine. One of my favorite verses is John 14:6. This "New New Testament" renders that as:
Jesus said, "As I am you already are. No one reaches their Divinity without knowing their Identity. (copyright 2011. New New Testament Group. All rights reserved.)Compare that to the King James Version:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The website did not work properly for me in either Internet Explorer or in Firefox. It appears that the image is too small and the text is white. Wherever it runs over the image it is white text on a white background. Try selecting all the text on the page with the mouse and you should be able to read it.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
The annual meeting of the International Society of Bible Collectors will be held in conjunction with a conference at Dunham Bible Museum. The conference is KJV@400: A Story of Biblical Proportions. The following information is taken from the July - September 2011 issue of the Bible Editions and Versions journal:
Place: Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074
Date: October 28-29, 2011
Donald Brake (Dean Emeritus, Multnomah Seminary)
Gerald Bray (Beeson Divinity School)
Leonard Greenspoon (Creighton University)
David Jeffrey (Baylor University)
Timothy Larsen (Wheaton)
Liana Lupas (American Bible Society)
Leland Ryken (Wheaton)
Robert Sloan (Houston Baptist University)
Hotel: The Crowne Plaza (9090 SW Freeway Houston TX 77074 (713) 995-0123) has a special rat of $89 for those mentioning the KJV@400 conference at Houston Baptist University. They also have a complimentary shuttle to the conference.
Other nearby hotels include:
- LaQuinta: 6790 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074 (713-784-3838)
- Hilton: 6780 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074 (713-977-7911)
- Holiday Inn Express: 6687 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074 (713-776-2633)
Cost: $110 (includes lunch and dinner for both days; $85 for students and clergy
Registration information: www.hbu.edu/biblemuseum