[sword-devel] LaParola 7.03.0: A Free Computer Program to Study the Bible

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Thu May 1 07:30:11 MST 2008

Here's another Bible software program reported for general interest.  This
one is open source.
originally developed in Italian, but now available with English UI.

http://www.laparola.net/program/ http://www.laparola.net/program/ 

Pasted information from the program page....

"Why another Bible study program?
There are already many free Bible study programs available. LaParola has a
few characteristics that few or no others have, that may make it worth
Not only is it free, but it is open source and the file format is open (see
the help file), making it easier for others to help develop it. 
There are four different Greek texts of the New Testament, as well as a
listing of the manuscript support for all the major variants (useful for
textual criticism). 
It automatically updates itself and its components, and finds new components
that can be installed. 
It can import ThML, OSIS and e-Sword files. That means for example that
there are over 700 files at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library that can
be imported into the program. 
It can perform search in the Bible not only for words, but also for all
forms of the same word. So for example you can search for "love" if you want
to, but also for all the forms of that word: love, loved, loves, loving,
etcetera. Not just in English, but also in other languages. 
Links to external sites give extra information on Bible verses or words, for
example extra Bible translations, readings in manuscripts like Aleppo,
Sinaiticus and Bezae, sermons, definitions and Internet searchs of words. 
You can create personal bookmarks, external links, parallel passages, daily
reading scheme, and distribute them to others. 
You can create personal notes on verses and themes, which are automatically
fully searchable just like the components distributed along with the
The program can create a concordance of any passage of any Bible or
collection of notes. 
The program can look up all the installed resources (Bibles, notes,
pictures, parallel passages, external links, ...) to find all the
information in the program on a certain passage or word. 
The same program and data files work in both Windows and Linux."

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