BibleTime - Cross Platform Open Source Bible Study Application

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BibleTime is an open source cross-platform Bible study application. BibleTime is currently at version 2.9.1 and you can find it in the repositories for most Linux distributions, including  Ubuntu and openSUSE. If you are looking for the most current packages available for your OS (including Windows), check here. Since it is based off the SWORD Project, BibleTime has access to the hundreds of Bibles, commentaries, maps, and more. You can freely download anything in their collection and index it for fast searching. Some of the more notable features of BibleTime are:

  • Personal Notes
  • Side-by-Side Version Comparisons
  • Fast Indexed Search
  • Access to SWORD Project Library

To install BibleTime in Linux, run the following command:

Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install bibletime

openSUSE: sudo zypper install bibletime

Windows: Download Here





I am excited, after having recently switched over to Linux from Windows, to be trying out Bible Time. It is just installing now as I type. It looks very good and just what I want for my Bible studies. I will be sure to leave comments and feedback once it is tried out. Thank you for providing this software, and for free too. Very grateful.

Hi, this is not my software. I'm just posting about it and showing others how to access it, so unfortunately I don't have the answers to many of your questions. You can take a look at these alternatives also:

Well, I am currently downloading many of the different books and Bibles available with Bible Time and it looks very comprehensive. I am (without yet having tested the software out, just installing) very impressed so far. While I chose to install many of the available download it installs them very quickly and smoothly, not a single crash has happened as yet. I will give further feedback after I have had a test run of the software.

I have downloaded the Bible translations I wanted, but for some reason there are no chapter numbers or verse numbers in the actual Bible texts. Why is this, and is there a way to turn them on so to speak? This needs fixing as you simply cannot read the Bible properly without having the chapter and verse numbers on display.

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