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MacSword has been renamed Eloquent and is an extensive set of Bibles for research and study. Older versions are still available for Mac OS X from 10.2 onward ....

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Eloquent is a free & open-source application for research and study of God and His Word. It is developed specifically for Macintosh computers running Mac OS X.

Eloquent allows you to read and browse many different bibles translations in different languages from Hebrew to Albanian. As well as reading devotionals, commentaries, dictionaries and lexicons, it also supports searching and advanced features such as services so that you can access the Bible in any program.

And because Eloquent is based on the Sword project, it is compatible with a growing collection of over 200 texts available in over 50 languages.


Eloquent 2.3
Requirements:

    * Mac OS X 10.5 or better
    * Intel or Power PC (Universal binary)

Download Sizes:
    * Eloquent-2.3.1.app.zip (31.4 MB)
    * Eloquent-2.3.1.dmg.zip (51 MB, including screen cast video)

Bibles and Other Texts

Please see our Wiki page for how to install bible modules:

http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/Frontends:MacSword

Prior Versions

(Supported)    * MacSword 1.4.4 for Mac OSX 10.4 and above (>=Tiger)

(Unsupported)    * MacSword 1.3.5 for Mac OSX 10.3 (Panther)

(Unsupported)    * MacSword 1.2.1B for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)

Source Code
To download the source code from Subversion, or to become involved in the project, please visit our SourceForge project.



First Eloquent release:

This is the first version of Eloquent after the rename.
We will start with version 2.3.

Next to the project rename here is a list of changes:
# Renamed MacSword to Eloquent
# Bug fix: After restart the search text was the one from the active tab on last exit.
# Bug fix: dictionary key list is now filtered for the last selected key on startup.
# Bug fix: chapter number is not shown anymore on “hide verse info”.
# Improvement (module installer): Columns arrangement is now stored.
# Improvement (module installer): Tasks Preview now shows something.
# Improvement (module installer): Tooltip shows descripotion of module.
# Improvement (module installer): Additional information requester for refreshing repositories on first start.
# Improvement: In fulscreen view it is now possible to add a vertain value to the font size so that the text in fullscreen will be shown larger or smaller.


“MacSword” has been renamed to “Eloquent”.

Updating from MacSword to Eloquent through the integrated updater will not work.
You need to download Eloquent manually once, after that the updater mechanism will work again.

You can take over all your data.
Just rename the preference file org.crosswire.MacSword.plist to org.crosswire.Eloquent.plist.
Also rename the “MacSword” part of the folder /Users//Application Support/MacSword before you start Eloquent for the first time.
If you already started Eloquent and the folder “Eloquent” already exists, just copy all data into this folder.


MacSword is a free & open-source application for research and study of God and His Word. It is developed specifically for Macintosh computers running Mac OS X.

MacSword allows you to read and browse many different bibles translations in different languages from Hebrew to Albanian. As well as reading devotionals, commentaries, dictionaries and lexicons, it also supports searching and advanced features such as services so that you can access the Bible in any program.

And because MacSword is based on the Sword project, it is compatible with a growing collection of over 200 texts available in over 50 languages.

MacSword 2.2
Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Version 2.2 has been released with the following new features:
# Customizable print page margins.
# Indexing progress indicator.
# Fixed repeating comment verses.
# Left sidebar bookmark items show verse list.
# Fullscreen view has mouse position sensitive overlay toolbar view.
# Text background, foreground and link colours are customizable.
# Verse numbering can be switched off completely.
# Notes folder in AppSupport now can be a symbolic link.
# Adding a new tab/window now opens default bible with Gen 1 instead of being empty.
# Slightly different toolbar with toolbar extension (You might need to recustomize your toolbar).
# Notes got a text font/colour menu.
# Left mouse-click on links now opens them.
# Add bookmarks (or add verses to an existing bookmark) from a selected text.
# Heavy improvements on speed and memory usage.
# Many bugfixes in all areas.

Workspace window
This window is the default start window, a workspace window. It shows a left sidebar with a list of available modules and your bookmarks.
This window, when first opened, it shows the number of installed modules and with one click the Module installer window is opened to manage you modules.

Opening a module
Right click on any module to open it in the current workspace as a new tab or in a new window. Double clicking will by default open it in a new tab.

Enter a bible reference
Once a module/bible is opened you can enter a bible reference or choose from the book/chapter list on the right side.

Multi parallel bibles together with commentary
This window shows how you can have multiple parallel bibles. The rightmost bible in this case is a Hebrew text. On the bottom are two commentaries. You can have as much parallel bibles/commentaries as fit on the screen.

Indexed search
MacSword let’s you search for words or phrases in all module types. The search string can also include logical operators and grouping. The screenshot shows a search result including highlighting of the search words.

Strong’s numbers
This screenshot displays Strong’s numbers next to the text. When hovering over them the entry for the specific Strong’s number is shown in a tooltip.

Cross references
For modules that support cross references or footnotes in the text MacSword shows a small indication in form of a blue link in the text. When hovering over it or clicking on it additional information about it is shown.

Personal Commentary editing
Create and edit your own commentary modules.

Dictionary lookup
Find and lookup topics and names in your favourite dictionary module.

Genbook reading
Read and study generic book modules like for example Josephus.

https://launchpad.net/eloquent
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