Catholic Bible Study software

Does anyone know where a person can download free bible study software off the web?

I know there are protestant sources out there that give away free bible software for study, but I am interested in Catholic sources.

And if that isn’t available is there any I purchase that is between $10-$20 dollars range, with book unlocking capability incase I wish to purchase more books if I like the software?

Frankly I am tired of seeing bible study software at Comp_USA and Best Buy that is only Protestant based. I never see any Catholic based software.

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks

[quote=Catholic Seeker]Does anyone know where a person can download free bible study software off the web?

I know there are protestant sources out there that give away free bible software for study, but I am interested in Catholic sources.

And if that isn’t available is there any I purchase that is between $10-$20 dollars range, with book unlocking capability incase I wish to purchase more books if I like the software?

Frankly I am tired of seeing bible study software at Comp_USA and Best Buy that is only Protestant based. I never see any Catholic based software.

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks
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Go to this site here: zeitun-eg.org/freewidx.htm

Also you can download great Bible stydy software with a DRV at this site: e-sword.net/index.html

Highly recommended -
Catholic Scripture Study found at:
www.catholicexchange.com
(with Scott Hahn and Mark Shea)
Started a few weeks ago and it is wonderful - especially the “questions for reflection” part in each study.
If you sign up with a group you can download each lesson but I am alone so have just been printing page by page…it is very tedious but certainly worth it.
Check it out!

You can also always receive freebiblesoftware.com/

[quote=Ric]You can also always receive freebiblesoftware.com/
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Looks 100% protestant, unfortunately.

Fortunately, it is 100% Christian! :thumbsup:

And the ironic thing, is that the Bible came from the Catholic Church. :hmmm:

And the ironic thing, is that the Bible came from the Catholic Church.

[quote=lepanto]And the ironic thing, is that the Bible came from the Catholic Church. :hmmm:
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Really??? I thought the Bible was from God??? :smiley:

[quote=Ric]Really??? I thought the Bible was from God??? :smiley:
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Yeah–it magically fell from the sky onto the bookstores’ shelves. :confused:

Where We Got the Bible… Our Debt to the Catholic Church
by Henry G. Graham

amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0895551373/qid=1087693023/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-3639230-1718504?v=glance&s=books

Make sure to give copies to your protestant friends! :eek:

[quote=lepanto]Yeah–it magically fell from the sky onto the bookstores’ shelves. :confused:
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All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
(2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)

All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice:
(2 Timothy 3:16 DRB)

2Ti 3:16

(ALT) All Scripture [is] God-breathed and [is] beneficial for teaching [or, doctrine], for verification [or, reproof], for correcting faults, for instruction in righteousness [or, the behavior that God requires],

(ASV) Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.

(BBE) Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness:

(CEV) Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.

(Darby) Every scripture is divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness;

(ESV) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

(GNB) All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living,

(GNT-TR+) πασα3956 γραφη1124 θεοπνευστος2315 και2532 ωφελιμος5624 προς4314 διδασκαλιαν1319 προς4314 ελεγχον1650 προς4314 επανορθωσιν1882 προς4314 παιδειαν3809 την3588 εν1722 δικαιοσυνη1343

(GW) Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God’s approval.

(HNV) Every writing inspired by God is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction which is in righteousness,

(ISV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

(KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

(LITV) All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

(MKJV) All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

(MRC) All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

(MSG) Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another–showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way.

(WEB) Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,

(Webster) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

(YLT) every Writing is God-breathed, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for setting aright, for instruction that is in righteousness,

[quote=lepanto]Where We Got the Bible… Our Debt to the Catholic Church
by Henry G. Graham

Make sure to give copies to your protestant friends! :eek:
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Where we received Scripture:

Click Here!

Make sure to tell your Roman Catholic friends! :cool: :thumbsup:

Whenever you look at a Bible’s table of contents page, you’re reading a page written by the Catholic Church. The CC existed for several hundred years before the books of Bible as we know were collated. Therefore, it is historically correct to say that the Bible came from the Catholic Church.

[quote=lepanto]Whenever you look at a Bible’s table of contents page, you’re reading a page written by the Catholic Church. The CC existed for several hundred years before the books of Bible as we know were collated. Therefore, it is historically correct to say that the Bible came from the Catholic Church.
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Sorry, but the Bible exisited long before the Roman Catholic church ever was even thought of! :mad:

[quote=lepanto].
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BTW/

This thread is not about where we received the Bible from, it’s on software. If you want to contuinue this in a new thread in the right forum, I might show up.

Harmony Media offers a product that is close to your price range: “The Illustrated Catholic Bible on CD.” It features, among other things, two Catholic versions of the Bible: Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition and the New American Bible. It cost $29.95. Here’s a link: www.harmonymedia.com/CDROM/CatholicBible/icb.htm I have not used it myself so I can’t offer you a review of it.

Catholic Answers offers a product called “The Catholic Answers Collection on CD-ROM” but it costs $189.95!

Searchable versions of the Douay-Rheims Bible are available online, such as (www.drbo.org)
Browseable versions of the New American Bible are available online, such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website,(www.usccb.org)
The Vatican website has a browseable version of the New Vulgate (Nova Vulgata), if you are into Latin, as well as a browseable New American Bible, (www.vatican.va)

Personally, I find the free Sword Project for Windows software with the RSV (Protestant edition) module from www.crosswire.org very helpful and you can’t beat the price.

God’s peace be with you Theophilus,

Ric,

Here are a few quotes from your postings with my replies and/or questions/food for thought.

"Fortunately, it is 100% Christian!"

So, is a Morman or Jehovah Witness Bible study 100% Christian too? Both sects claim to be Christian and since I am not God and cannot see into their hearts who am I to say they aren’t? So just because someone says it’s 100% Christian in no way implies 100% correct! I can find many protestant sects that disagree on meanings from Holy Scripture.

“Really??? I thought the Bible was from God???”

The inspiration was from God but the Bible was written by man. If the Bible came from God were is the original in His handwritting? Why is there a JW version, a Joe Smith version, a KJV, etc. Even the KJV and NKJV’s are different, edited and abridged from the “Origional” AKJV. Don’t like a book, just delete it! If God wanted us to use the Bible then where does He say it is His only Word? Where does it say to use the Bible only? Does the Bible say there was more Jesus said and taught then what was written down?

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
(2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)

All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice:
(2 Timothy 3:16 DRB)"

Now, as I recall, Jesus was a Jew. Jesus most likely used the Greek Septuigent (Like the Catholic Church to this day) and not the King James Version (which deleted entire books and verses from those Jesus most likely used!). So the point is this, was the author (not the inspiration who we agree on is God) talking about the Greek Septuigent or the the KJV? Since the NT was not yet written we can safely say he was not writing about the KJV? So the verse you quote is used out of context in your quote since it only refers to the Greek Septuigent and the KJV authors/editors took it upon themselves to violate your meaning and edited Gods Word thus violationg Gods Word by deleting entire books of Holy Scripture not to mention verses.

"Sorry, but the Bible exisited long before the Roman Catholic church ever was even thought of! "

OK, this is splitting hairs but there is techniquily no such thing as the “Roman Catholic Church”. There is only one Church founded by Christ and it is the “Catholic Church”, His body of which He is the head. One head, one body, one Church. The Church was not allways known by the name Catholic but it was the same Church. The origional name was “The Way” (not to be confused with the sect today by that name.

Can’t write more cause I got to go back to work now. I made some replies short due to time but I “Hope” this helps you and others.

Yes, we do need a new thread to continue this. Please start a new thread to continue.

[quote=Ric]All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
(2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)

All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice:
(2 Timothy 3:16 DRB)

2Ti 3:16

(ALT) All Scripture [is] God-breathed and [is] beneficial for teaching [or, doctrine], for verification [or, reproof], for correcting faults, for instruction in righteousness [or, the behavior that God requires],

(ASV) Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.

(BBE) Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness:

(CEV) Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.

(Darby) Every scripture is divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness;

(ESV) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

(GNB) All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living,

(GNT-TR+) πασα3956 γραφη1124 θεοπνευστος2315 και2532 ωφελιμος5624 προς4314 διδασκαλιαν1319 προς4314 ελεγχον1650 προς4314 επανορθωσιν1882 προς4314 παιδειαν3809 την3588 εν1722 δικαιοσυνη1343

(GW) Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God’s approval.

(HNV) Every writing inspired by God is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction which is in righteousness,

(ISV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

(KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

(LITV) All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

(MKJV) All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

(MRC) All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

(MSG) Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another–showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way.

(WEB) Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,

(Webster) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

(YLT) every Writing is God-breathed, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for setting aright, for instruction that is in righteousness,
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This scripture is talking about the old testament. The new testament wasn’t even completely writen at the time Timothy was written.

[quote=Ric]Sorry, but the Bible exisited long before the Roman Catholic church ever was even thought of! :mad:
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The Roman Catholic Church has existed since 33 AD. You can look at Ignatious’ writings, he calls the Chuch the Catholic Church in 110AD. You can trace the Bishops of Rome all the way back. I can’t recall who it was, I think Clement of Alexandria in the 2nd century who traced the first 13 bishops of Rome. There are also other writers who traced the lineage of the bishop of Rome. If you look at the beliefs of the Catholic Church and look at those of the early writers, you will find that they are the same. Especially look at Ignatius, Irenaeous, and Justin on the Eucharist.

The bible has existed since 382 AD at the council of Carthage I think it was. It included the deuterocanonicals. The Catholic Church includes these books, none of the protestant churches do.

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