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rsaavedra74
February 18th, 2010, 01:20 AM
Hello friends,

I just installed Bible Time with hopes of doing my Bible Studies electronically and couldn't find the NIV or how to add it in the books are of the software. If anyone knows how to, can you be so kind and share it with me?

Thanks,
Raf

mavrick13927
February 18th, 2010, 04:55 AM
Raf,

NIV is not a freely distributable Bible edition. You would need to buy it regardless of OS or Bible study tool used.

Bibletime is "using the Sword programming library to work with Bible texts, commentaries, dictionaries and books provided by the Crosswire Bible Society."

Looking at the FAQ on crosswire web page is the official answer below along with suggesting other free comparable versions (ESV and NET)

http://www.crosswire.org/index.jsp?section=FAQ#Do_you_or_will_you_have_NIV. 2FNASB.2FNLT.2FMessage.2FNKJV.2Fother_translation. 3F

I hope that helps. God bless.

rsaavedra74
March 22nd, 2010, 02:02 AM
Raf,

NIV is not a freely distributable Bible edition. You would need to buy it regardless of OS or Bible study tool used.

Bibletime is "using the Sword programming library to work with Bible texts, commentaries, dictionaries and books provided by the Crosswire Bible Society."

Looking at the FAQ on crosswire web page is the official answer below along with suggesting other free comparable versions (ESV and NET)

http://www.crosswire.org/index.jsp?section=FAQ#Do_you_or_will_you_have_NIV. 2FNASB.2FNLT.2FMessage.2FNKJV.2Fother_translation. 3F

I hope that helps. God bless.Thanks a lot for your help!!!

Friends I encountered this error when I tried to install any bible or book into BT 2.0: "The destination directory is not writable or does not exist. Installation will fail unless this has first been fixed."
I'm new to Linux and have no idea how to tinker much with it yet... I tried to google the error but unfortunately nothing comes to light... :( Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks and God Bless!!!
Raf

frad70
March 27th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Go to Settings / Bookshelf Manager and change Install Folder path from something that looks like /etc/.sword to /home/your_name/.sword where your_name is probably rsavedra or robert or whatever you have chosen as your login

Greetings from London!

Rad
www.frad70.webs.com

Deer Hunter
April 9th, 2010, 10:20 PM
I realize that this won't be a direct answer to your actual problem, but give this a thought:

If you're using Ubuntu 9.10 CE (just checking because you can use BibleTime on standard Ubuntu as well), try out a free program called e-Sword. Some kind people on this sub-forum have made it possible to install the latest version of this great program, along with any and all add-ons, just like you would use it in Windows. Many commentaries and Bible versions are available for free download from www.e-sword.net; although I'll be up-front with you and say that there are some commentaries and Bible versions too that you have to purchase a security key in order to install them (NIV is $29.99 as I type this).

Anyway, like I said this may not be exactly what you're looking for, but I like the program, and if you're interested it's definitely worth checking out. Best wishes as you study God's Word!

Davis

Subito Piano
January 23rd, 2011, 02:18 AM
There's been a lot of arguments as to which Bible program is best, and like others i've had my personal preference - BUT when a friend pointed me to www.theword.net (http://www.theword.net) i found something that truly was superior. You may not like it, i understand, but it has far more tools -- perhaps more geared to a Bible teacher than the layman. It works very well under wine with different distro's, and it's worth checking out. :-)

ubuntu27
January 23rd, 2011, 02:33 AM
You might be interested in using another Bible program called Bible Analyzer (http://bibleanalyzer.com/), for more information on how to install it, go to this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1625790).

Good luck!

Subito Piano
January 23rd, 2011, 05:03 AM
Sounds interesting -- but i have AMD 64-bit architecture and there is only an i386 deb....

marl30
January 23rd, 2011, 06:18 AM
Sounds interesting -- but i have AMD 64-bit architecture and there is only an i386 deb....
Use the PPA on the first page of the thread the guy above shared. That's what I used to install it. I'm also running 64 bit.

Subito Piano
January 23rd, 2011, 06:35 AM
Yeah i did that, trying apt-get, but it didn't work. I posted my terminal output at that thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1625790&page=2). (I don't want to turn this into a duplicate thread, maybe i should have just posted my problems either here or there instead of both threads - sorry!)

ubuntu27
January 23rd, 2011, 10:36 AM
You can install 32bit program on 64 bit Linux.

To install 32-bit deb to 64 bit Ubuntu/Debian Linux:

1) Open the terminal
2) navegate to where the deb is (use "cd" command)
3) type
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture NAME-of-deb.deb


That should be it.

More info can be found here (http://www.unixtutorial.org/2008/03/install-32-bit-deb-packages-on-64-bit/) or here (http://microwavebiscuit.wordpress.com/2007/02/23/how-to-get-32-bit-packages-installed-in-64-bit-ubuntu/), or even here as well (http://askubuntu.com/questions/7863/is-it-ok-to-force-install-an-32-bit-debian-package-on-amd64)

Subito Piano
January 24th, 2011, 04:10 AM
I forced it -- made sure i had python-wxgtk2.8 (>= 2.8.8.1) and python-wxgtk2.8 (>= 2.8.8.1)
BUT i still get

************ Starting Bible Analyzer *************
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/bibleanalyzer/analyzer3.py", line 6, in <module>
import wx, re, wx.html, sys, os, cStringIO
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/__init__.py", line 45, in <module>
from wx._core import *
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core.py", line 4, in <module>
import _core_
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core_.so: symbol _ZN21wxMemoryFSHandlerBase19AddFileWithMimeTypeERK 8wxStringPKvmS2_, version WXU_2.8 not defined in file libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0 with link time reference

Honestly --- thanks for everyone's help but it's not worth it, Between BibleTime and theWord i've got plenty of resources. I use this only for my personal study and for teaching HS Bible; i don't use it enough to warrant further efforts. Thanks for the help.

warroomcbw
January 31st, 2011, 04:45 AM
You might be interested in using another Bible program called Bible Analyzer (http://bibleanalyzer.com/), for more information on how to install it, go to this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1625790).

Good luck!

Bible Analyzer is easy to install under WINE using the windows exe install files. I've been an e-sword user for years and I love it...I had them both installed in ubuntu. It goes much better with Davids' GUI's and patches(way better than the old ways). Recently I did take interest in Bible Analyzer and really like it, but I'm not done yet with the testing of it. It installs easy using the above mentioned method. I must admit though, I will never give up on E-sword. It's been too good of a friend.
Happy Hunting.
cbw

Shabakthanai
March 28th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 10 KDE 4.6.0
Release: 10
Codename: julia
Motherboad: ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe Mempipe
Processor: AMD Phenom 9600 Black Box QuadCore 2300mhz
4gb AXIOM ECC DDR2 SDRAM 667mhz
DVDRW 16x SATA
Western Digital 1tb SATA HDD
Maxtor 500gb SATA HDD

I just installed Bibletime 2.5 in KDE Mint 10 64bit after a recent upgrade from 32bit to 64bit.

Highlightnolonger appears as an option. Is this a change in the 64bit version or am I missing where to change the configuration? TIA

If not, how do I highlight a portion of scripture.

jonathonblake
April 4th, 2011, 01:43 PM
I just installed Bibletime 2.5 in KDE Mint 10 64bit after a recent upgrade from 32bit to 64bit.

Try using the current version of BibleTime.


Highlightnolonger appears as an option.

Can you post a screenshot of what you are referring to here?

jonathon