I am getting an error message stating "Program install files damaged or missing". What is wrong?

This message indicates that the Online Bible program is not installed on your hard drive. The Bible module will not work if it cannot find the program. Download and install the latest program file from our programs page. After installing the program re-install the Bible module you downloaded.

 

Initialization failed: Restart Program. What is wrong?

The program is not able to find a Bible module. If you have the Online Bible CD be sure that is in and the CD-Rom drive is working OK when you start the program. If you do not have the OLB CD, download a Bible module (we suggest the AV) from the Bibles page and install.

 

I had an error message saying that I have an obsolete Bible module.

This indicates that your CD is getting old and you should update it. If you do not want to update at the present time, copy the material from the OLB CD to your hard drive and run the program without the CD. Go to "Tools - Copy CD Items to Hard Drive" in the menu.

 

Will you be adding the Geneva Bible to the Online Bible?

The text is old English and difficult to read. The translation is very close to 1611 text. We have no plans to include it.

Who authored the definitions in the OLB lexicon?

Larry Pierce wrote them based on Brown Driver Briggs and Thayers. We compared them with several other lexicons also. In doing the lexicons we found the newer lexicons were less accurate than the older ones.

 

 What is the original publication date of the "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge"?

1836. Our OLB copy has been altered to add about 100K more of references.

 

Does the Online Bible have the Hebrew text with vowel points, or parsed, or with the accents?

Yes, it is available now that we have converted to Unicode. Hebrew modules with pointed text are available only on our DVD.

 

 The OLB used to have three modules by Jay Green. What happened to them?

Jay Green withdrew permission for us to use them.

 

What material is not posted on this site and is available on DVD only?

The following Bibles are on DVD only:
 New King James Version
 (NKJV)
  English Standard Version (ESV)
  Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
  Revised Standard Version (RSV)
  1851 Murdock New Testament
  Philips New Testament (1972)
  The Message Bible by Eugene Peterson - 2002

Notes sets:
  Matthew Commentary - G. vd Brink
  Calvin's Commentaries
  John Gill's Expositor
  Full Matthew Henry Commentary
  John Trapp's Commentary
  Adam Clarke's Commentary

Dictionaries:
  2006 Smith's Revised Bible Dictionary
  Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT)

The Online Bible Strongs is not the same as my Exhaustive Strongs Concordance. Why is that?

We used the Strong's system but the actual Greek and Hebrew to implement the numbers. By doing this we corrected about 15000 errors in the Strong's concordance.

 

Not all the Scripture references I copied into the clipboard were pasted into my word processor. What is wrong?

There is a copyright restriction imposed on modern Bibles and affects all Bibles. 500 verses is the limit.

 

I have installed the Red letter Edition Bible and the words of Jesus are in green! What is wrong?

Go to the menu and click on "Tools - Customise Settings". Click on the colours tab section. Next click on the highlight button and select the colour red. Click on OK to close the colour dialog box and then click on OK to close and activate.

 

I lost my desktop after installing the update. How do I get it back?

After you have the program set up the way you want it, press F6 to open the desktop manager. Create a new desktop giving it a unique name. Next time you update the program press F6 to open the desktop manager and re-select your previously created desktop.

 

Why is the "Open New Window" greyed out when I go to open a Bible passage?

Go to "Window" in the menu and select any style except "Tile Classic".

 

I downloaded and installed a module from this site. After installing I cannot find the material. Where is it?

Press F9 to open the selection preferences window and look for the material in one of the tab sections. If it is a book/topic it will be listed in that section. Be sure a check mark is in front of it. Click on OK to save and close. Open the material by going to the menu under "File - Open". All items are available under "File - Open - Passage, Topic/Book, Dictionary... etc.".

 

I lost my desktop after installing the update. How do I get it back?

After you have the program set up the way you want it, press F6 to open the desktop window. Create a new desktop giving it a unique name. Next time you update your desktop will not be changed. If you make changes to the default desktop it will revert back to the original settings when you update.

 

The program page states that I should not use the new program with my older CD. What options do I have?

  1. Purchase the latest CD. You will get all the material we have available including some not posted on this site.
  2. Download the starter pack and any add-on material you want to use. You will have to completely remove your previous version before installing.
  3. Continue using your older CD along with the older program.

 

Why is the "Open New Window" greyed out when I go to open a Bible passage?

Go to "Window" in the menu and select any style except "Tile Classic".

 

The Audio Bible does not work with Windows Vista. What is wrong?

Go to our utilities page and download the patch to correct this problem.

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