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Release of Sword Project version 1.8.0

Posted 11:17PM on Saturday, December 23, 2017 by Refdoc

I would like to take this chance to announce the immediate availability of SWORD release 1.8.0. I know this release has been a long time in coming, but the long time comes with lots of benefits for users, developers, and maintainers. The benefits to users and developers are mentioned elsewhere, throughout the code and other places. The main benefit to maintainers is that, now, there are automated tests in place and the release process is now automated. This means that future releases on that 1.8 branch can be easily executed whenever needed. Have a Merry Christmas, everyone! And keep your eyes open for a 1.8.1 in the not too distant future to fix up buildings in the binding code. Otherwise, you can get the code you're looking for below: MD5: 095dbd723738c2a232c85685a11827a8 sword-1.8.0.tar.gz SHA512: c45f3135255322a77e955297997db2529f31b397c42cc4b9474dc6ec8d329b2233b292078979de5fbf33cad4a1a607aabb66f86501072a729d68e9fc840c8c8e sword-1.8.0.tar.gz URL: sword-1.8.0.tar.gz --Greg

Release of LibSword 1.7

Posted 7:50AM on Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Refdoc

Many thanks to the many contributors : Sword 1.7 was released in early October 2013. What is new in 1.7? Many new versifications and locale, large scale refactoring and standardisation of many methods and the addition of filters for standard compliant XHTML output are probably the most important improvements. Improved output in various formats, handling of bibliographic data and addition of new transports to the install manager are other changes. We will from now on maintain both a maintenance branch for 1.7 and a development branch for new features.

Follow The SWORD Project on Twitter

Posted 7:29PM on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by Osk

The SWORD Project now has a presence on Twitter. Follow us to keep abreast of new releases: @TheSWORDProject.

Volunteers for New Testament Manuscript Images Indexing

Posted 2:55PM on Saturday, July 11, 2009 by scribe

Are you interested in ancient manuscripts of the NT? Do you have the skills it takes to recognize what Greek text is on a manuscript page? Are you looking for a wonderful project where you can volunteer your time for a very worthwhile cause? If YES to all of the above, please read on.

CSNTM is an organization with a goal to photograph and make freely available images of all important NT manuscripts. Their website is here:

CrossWire has been working on a basic manuscript indexing tool that will help volunteers help CSNTM index all of their images. If you would like to help out and don't mind running a VERY early beta of our indexing tool, please follow these instructions:

1) Register an account on our community site at:

2) After verifying your account and logging in, click on the [Projects] tab, join the CSNTM MSS project, and then click the project link.

3) You will be presented with a status page showing for which documents CSNTM has images. Click the _View Info_ link to see the information CSNTM has for a particular document. Sometimes they will have a PDF already containing Scriptural coverage of their images for a document-- these only require transfer of information from the PDF to the index tool. You might want to find a document with a small number of images, to start. When you've decided on a document you are ready to index, click the _Claim Responsibility_ link.

4) A new document will be created in your personal library for the CSNTM document you've chosen. Fill in any meta information-- much of this can be obtained from the CSNTM information about this document-- and click [Save].

5) Hit the [Load All Images At This URL] button and be patient while the images are slurped down and thumbnails are built.

6) Do some research on your document online, and also using your Nestle-Aland GNT appendix. Click on the first thumbnail to popup the image viewer, zoom in, and using your research and your keen Greek skills, determine and enter the Biblical coverage of this page, e.g., Rom.1.1-3.19. Be sure to hit the [Save] button for this image, and then move on to the next.

7) If you decide NOT to complete work on your document, please DELETE the document from your personal library, which will mark the document as available, once again, for another volunteer to claim.

The CSNTM guys are doing a wonderful work to collect these images and make them freely available. This indexing project will provide the means to manipulate these images usefully from our software and for other projects, and will provide the world with easily accessible evidence attesting to the reliability of the New Testament. I am really excited about this project and about collaborating together with you all and CSNTM on this work! May God make use of these efforts to draw people to Himself. PLEASE ENJOY YOURSELF AND SPREAD THE WORD TO WHOMEVER YOU FEEL MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT.

RSS News Feed

Posted 7:30AM on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 by Osk

CrossWire is happy to announce the immediate availability of an RSS news feed, compatible with all of the most popular news readers like Google Reader and the readers built into popular browsers like Firefox, IE7, and Opera. You can use thew new feeds to stay informed about the latest updates to CrossWire releases. You should find a link to the RSS feed in the left menu panel.

(If you aren't familiar with RSS, you can read a semi-technical explanation at Wikipedia OR you would watch this explanation of RSS in Plain English over at YouTube.)

Module Library

Clementine Vulgate updated

Posted 12:48PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Refdoc

Our Clementine Vulgate module has been updated with significant gain in textual features. Enjoy!

Leonberger Bibel - new German translation

Posted 12:47PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Refdoc

Thanks to Thomas Boehme and the Causa Mundi Publisher we have just now added two versions of the Leonberger Bibel, a new NT translation with Strong numbers and morphology tagging, one following the Byzanthine text version the other following the Nestle Aland 28 text.

2 versions of a Portuguese translation and a Portuguese Almeida from 1913

Posted 7:32AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 by refdoc

2 versions (one based on the Textus Receptus, the other based on the critical text) of a new Portuguese translation have been released. Also we have been pointed at a complete digitisation of the 1913 Almeida translation into Portuguese. Many thanks!

Shona, Lithuanian and Polish Bibles updated

Posted 7:29AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 by refdoc

Several of our long standing Bible modules have been updated. The Polish Updated Gdanska has gained the Old Testament, the Shona NT is a newly (2013...) released update from the ongoing translation effort and the Lithuanian text simply makes use of updated tool chains which might result in a better module.

Various reformed texts released

Posted 7:26AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 by refdoc

In the last couple of days we released an English translation of the Dutch Annotations, a early compilation of Calvin's notes and comments on large parts of the Holy Bible. We also released the Baptist Confession of 1689 as a module

Japanese Modules

Posted 7:23AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 by

5 Japanese Bible modules which had been waiting for adequate support for Ruby markup have now been released into our main repository

User Software

Ezra Bible App 1.14 released!

Posted 8:02AM on Sunday, June 30, 2024 by the Ezra Bible App team

Ezra Bible App 1.14 has been released! This release contains various bugfixes and enhancements. For more details and download links, please see the release note on GitHub.

BibleTime 3.0.3 released!

Posted 8:01AM on Saturday, May 14, 2022 by the BibleTime Team

The BibleTime team is proud to announce the immediate availability of BibleTime version 3.0.3, which is the third bugfix release in the stable 3.0 series of BibleTime. For more details, please see the full release announcement.

Release of newest update

Posted 7:48AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 by refdoc

Many bug fixes and feature enhancements went into release 4.06. Enjoy

Release vs 1.4.8 end of June 2017

Posted 7:42AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 by

A new release which fixed various problems around new iOS frameworks, 64 bit processing and other bugs has been released on the 25th of June 2017. Enjoy!

Release of newest update

Posted 7:38AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 by refdoc

AndBible has been many times updated since the last news release and is currently at version 2.8.4. If you have not updated for a while, do so! Great numbers of new features, many bugs fixed, all round a lot of goodness.

BpBible 0.53 released

Posted 7:53AM on Monday, January 11, 2016 by Refdoc

This is mostly a bug-fix release. Both ordinary Windows installer and portable executable are ready for download.

FireBible updated

Posted 4:03AM on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by refdoc

FireBible has been updated to version 2.0b3. What......s new: Alternate versification (av11n) support. You can now read Catholic and other Bibles with versification that differs from KJV canon. Try the CPDV or DRC Catholic bibles. FireBible will download the native libraries it needs on Windows or Linux, it......s marginally faster than previous versions and much more robust (no more issues due to Mozilla......s security policies or odd Java distributions and browser plugins).

MacSword renamed to Eloquent, release of version 2.3

Posted 8:29AM on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Peter von Kaehne

Renamed MacSword to Eloquent Various bug fixes, several improvements to the module installer and fullscreen view