Now Released: BibleReader 5.0
Both Accordance and Olive Tree have released their new apps for mobile biblical study. I have updated to Olive Tree’s BibleReader 5 over the weekend, and I highly recommend it. For a great (lengthy) overview of the new features, click here.
Below is a screen shot, showing a split-window (NRSV and tagged-Hebrew-BHS) as it appears in the new, more book-like appearance:
Below is a screen-shot showing the app parsing one of the Hebrew verbs in the text:
If you click on BDB or on “Look up” the app will take you to the entries on your selected Hebrew term in the various Hebrew Lexicons on your phone:
In the lower split-screen below we have the new “Resource Guide,” which is perhaps the best new feature in version 5. The Guide automatically displays all the resources on your phone related to the passage currently displayed in the main window. Going to maps, cross-references, dictionaries, etc., is now very fast and very effortless. Amazing!
The screen-shot below shows how to add your own note to a verse:
Finally, here is a screen-shot showing the look of resource-library within the app. Obviously, it mirrors the look of Apple’s own iBooks app: