Berean Bible  
 

Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
(Acts 17:11)

Latest update:
May 16,'13

 

Change Log

  • 2009: Development of BerBible indefinitely suspended due to release of The Word 3.0
  • 2008
    • Dec-29   ver 2.50.1 'Release Bundle' for Desktop PC's available. Parallel Bibles and references layout. Improved user interface by integrating BerBible and SwordBible. Includes ESV, GW, KJV, NET, NASB, and NKJV.
    • Dec-19   Animated slideshow (Qarbon viewlet) refreshed for ver 2.50. Demo of basic mini-tutorial.
    • Sep-15   Reviews of Berean Bible study freeware
    • Sep-2   ver 2.41.1 with NASB (New American Standard Bible © 1995 from The Lockman Foundation) for Desktop PC's available.
    • Aug-11   Approval from The Lockman Foundation to allow BerBible to distribute several of their Bibles as free downloads:
         New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
         La Biblia de las Americas (Spanish LBLA ©1997)
         Nueva Biblia Latinoamerican de los Hoy (Spanish NBLH ©2005)
    • Jun-26   GOD'S WORD® to the Nations (© 1995, published by God's Word to the Nations) available for Desktop PC's.
    • Jun-20   Russian Synodal Translation for Desktop PC's available as release candidate. User interface in Russian, including controls, context sensitive help, menu items, installer, tutorials, and most documentation.
    • May-28   ver 2.40.1 with NET (New English Translation © 2006 from bible.org, formerly Biblical Studies Foundation) for Desktop PC's available. Improved handling of "No matches found". Minimize/Maximize more standard and co-exists with "What's This ?-Mark" icon for context sensitive help.
    • Apr-20   Support forum now online. Categories for bug reports, suggestions, how-to's, developers, resources, etc.
    • Mar-26   ESV and NKJV bundled together (about 3.5mb). Improved installers.
    • Mar-21   ver 2.40 with NKJV (New Kings James Version) for Desktop PC's available. ESV 'rendering' improved and consistent with NKJV. 'Tags' in ASV, KJV, and WEB improved. Smaller downloads for public domain modules (under 1.44mb fits on floppy diskette). Stronger encryption. Improved headings, indentation, and alignment.
    • Jan-24   Permission officially granted by Thomas Nelson, Inc. to allow free downloads of their NKJV (New Kings James Version © 1982). This had been 'in the works' since October, 2006. Contract signed, files received and conversion to BerBible file format commenced. My understanding is that BerBible will be the only Bible freeware of its kind that is able to offer the NKJV as a free download.
  • 2007
    • Dec-01   ver 2.31b for Pocket-PC's. Fix minor glitch with MRU and Find button.
    • Nov-30   ver 1.10 for Palm hand-held devices. Includes the ESV (English Standard Version)
    • Oct-16   ver 1.00 for Palm hand-held devices. Includes the KJV (King James Version)
    • Oct-11   ver 2.31 for Windows desktop PC's. Primary search options always accessible. ClipBoard functions improved.
    • Oct-6   ver 2.31 for Pocket-PC hand-held devices. Bug fixes and non-visible internal changes. Incremental-Search deprecated. See downloads page for more Bible translations and .CAB files that are compatible with PPC ver 2.3x.
    • Sep-5   ver 2.30 Pocket-PC Note that the file format is incompatible with version 2.2x, so a re-installation is required to return to version 2.2x.
    • Mar-16   Approval from Thomas Nelson, Inc. to allow BerBible to distribute the NKJV (New Kings James Version ©1982). Conversion to BerBible format underway. Several details remain, but primary issues resolved. Continued prayer support appreciated.
    • Mar-14   ver 2.22 Desktop Update with ESV revisions
  • 2006
    • Dec-18     ver 2.21 Pocket-PC Update with Smart-MRU (most recently used) implemented to simplify repeat of Verse-Lookups and Searches
    • Dec-16   Desktop Update with Smart-MRU (most recently used) implemented for Windows-Desktop version to simplify repeat of Verse-Lookups and Searches
    • Dec-12   Palm pda slideshow illustrates early prototype of BerBible-Palm (Details of Release version will look different. Early estimate is that it will be 5x to 10x faster than other Bible software for Palm)
    • Nov-8   Font size choices implemented for Pocket-PC
    • Oct-24   Tentative approval from Green Key Books to allow BerBible to distribute the GOD'S WORD® Translation (GW ©1995) as a free download. Prayer support appreciated.
    • Oct-21   Further discussions with Harpers-San Francisco to allow BerBible to distribute the NRSV/RSV as a free download. This will depend on subsequent negotiations with representatives of the NRSV/RSV copyright holder, the National Council of Churches (USA). Prayer appreciated.
    • Oct-18   Tentative approval from Thomas Nelson, Inc. to allow BerBible to distribute the NKJV (New Kings James Version ©1982). Discussion underway and prayer support appreciated.
    • Sep-28   Pocket-PC with ESV ©2001 Good News and Crossway Publishers. About 5x to 10x faster than other Bible software for the PPC. Incremental Search Mode can do searches as fast as you can tap the stylus.
    • Sep-28   Animated Pocket-PC slideshow illustrating mini-tutorial
    • Sep-15   ver 2.20u released with ESV (English Standard Version ©2001 Good News and Crossway Publishers). Search speed significantly increased. Incremental Search Mode can do searches as fast as you can type.
    • Sep-15   Animated slideshow (Qarbon viewlet) working again. Demo of basic mini-tutorial.
    • Sep-7   Prelimary discussion with Harpers-San Francisco to allow BerBible to distribute the NRSV/RSV as a free download.
    • Aug-12   ver 2.13t released
    • July-26   ver 2.12s released
    • Jan   ver 2.11r released
  • 2005
    • Oct   ver 2.10p released.
    • May   ver 2.0x released.
    • Feb   ver 1.4x released.
  • 2004
    • Jul   ver 1.3x released.
    • May   ver 1.2x released.
    • Apr   ver 1.1x Released.
    • Jan   ver 1.0x Released.
  • 2003
    • Dec   ver 0.90b beta
    • Dec   ver 0.80a alpha.
    • Dec   ver 0.10 proof of concept.
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