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ANyone familiar with e-sword by any chance?
« on: Wed Feb 20, 2013 - 03:23:24 »
I cant seem to find any cross referencing feature..

For example:

Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

So how would I find out where in OT it is written?

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Re: ANyone familiar with e-sword by any chance?
« Reply #1 on: Wed Feb 20, 2013 - 06:01:17 »
I cant seem to find any cross referencing feature..

For example:

Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

So how would I find out where in OT it is written?

I do not believe that E-sword supports that function.  I used to use that a LOT but when they upgraded to software version 9, they totally changed the file format of the bibles and did not make the jump.

For that use, I would suggest going to the web based BibleGateway.com.  They have extensive footnotes and references.

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Re: ANyone familiar with e-sword by any chance?
« Reply #2 on: Wed Feb 20, 2013 - 07:22:44 »
I cant seem to find any cross referencing feature..

For example:

Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

So how would I find out where in OT it is written?

Hi, on the right side of the screen you should have the commentary box. I think you need to download these, not sure what you have available. For example mine came with 25 different commentaries, and the one that shows me cross-referencing is called Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge. I haven't really checked everything yet, for there is just so much to learn with these things, and I am not sure if you have to download these yourself, or if they come as a package, since mine was sent to me by a friend and he had built in all possible there is lol

Alternatively, you can go top left bible--->search and put in a key word, and you will see it across all the bible in the different chapters. 

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #3 on: Thu Feb 21, 2013 - 03:22:26 »
thanks for the replies...

@everhope..  i actualy have TSK, but the sort of cross referencing it does is not very useful imo..
using my initial example, if you look at the referencing for gal 3:13 it references the words "redeemed" "being" "for" and "cursed"
But it doesnt give the most obvious (imo) creoss reference would should be where the quote comes from in the OT. This is the most rudimentary sort of cross referencing and is done in pretty much any hard copy Bible Ive seen.
But its nowhere to be found in e-sword, which suprises me cuz it seems to do anything else you could think of.

@daveW ..i like e-sword cuz i dont have to have internet access to use it.. i have very intermitent internet where i live.

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« Reply #4 on: Thu Feb 21, 2013 - 05:31:35 »
You might want to go to the e-sword website and request that function.  Rick Myers I believe is the guy who wrote the program and he based it on MS Access originally which is a database program and I think the current version was based on MS SQL Server.

Those database functions like cross references should be an easy add-on.

That said, the YouVersion has a couple of downloadable english versions with cross references built into the text.
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« Reply #5 on: Thu Feb 21, 2013 - 07:10:18 »
The best thing though is to determine the study purpose & style you have.

Then purchase software designed to assist you. Its an investment. But the amount of money is small by comparison to the lessons learned.

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« Reply #6 on: Fri Feb 22, 2013 - 15:11:44 »
IMO nothing works better than the Strong's Exhausted Concordance for cross referencing as you look up the all the scriptures that pertain to what you are looking for. It might not be actual cross referencing, but you will get every scripture in the Bible for that you are looking for so you can compare scripture with scripture.

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« Reply #7 on: Mon Mar 18, 2013 - 11:22:32 »
You might like some of the other commentaries.  The reference is provided in Barnes, Clarke, Gill, PNT, Vincents, and Wesley