Easter is the most important annual religious festival for Christians. It is the celebration of the resurrection of the central figure of Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth (Jesus Christ). It therefore seems an appropriate point in the year for us to turn our attention to open source Linux Bible software.
The Bible refers to one of two closely related religious texts central to Judaism and Christianity, the Hebrew or Christian sacred scriptures respectively.
Bible software helps to make religious studies more effective, more organised, and more rewarding. For example, this type of software makes it possible to navigate around the religious texts more quickly, to perform complex searches to find passages, to serve up daily devotionals (where insightful and revealing passages of the Bible and key Bible characters are presented to the user), and much more.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 high quality Linux Bible software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wants to learn more about God and his work.
Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style ratings chart. Only free and open source software is eligible for inclusion here.
Click the links in the table below to learn more about each tool.
|The SWORD Project
|CrossWire Bible Society's free Bible software
|Ezra Bible App
|Modern and user-friendly Bible software
|Qt based Bible study program
|Offers a rich environment for reading, study, and research
|Alkitab Bible Study
|Offers rich and user friendly Bible study tools
|Easy to use study tool
|Multilingual Bible-reader software
|Flexible study tool
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