BibleTime

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BibleTime is a Bible Study application for KDE 3.x and provides a simple to use, but still powerful user interface.
On http://www.sf.net/projects/bibletime/ we offer binary packages for Fedora, SUSE and Mandriva.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

Version 1.6.4 contains several important bugfixes, especially to the search functionality.
It also contains new translations to Chinese.

dboli42

15 years ago

Why is this listed under scientific? Wouldn't it be more appropriate to label it as Education or Other?

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poliicallycorrect

15 years ago

And why in educational ??

Linux & KDE are very good things to create, treat and share data...
NOT to smuggle ideologic "goods" !

I don't insist that my sodomy manual takes place in educational, nor my theory on atheism in scientific, nor the Canterbury tales (Pasolini version) in both...

... nor my poor english in linguistics !!

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rraab

15 years ago

Actually, I saw kprayertime (an applet for signalling time for daily prayers). Also, I am aware of kiosword. And there will be/are others. Perhaps, a top level religion is in order.

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Markus

15 years ago

It is scientific, because bible studies, theology and philology are all three scientific courses of studies at universities for centuries now.

They are even much older than any modern sciences. :-)

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niiler

15 years ago

I have no objection to studying the bible. I come from a family of Lutheran ministers for three generations. HOWEVER, this falls under the topic of THEOLOGY, meaning "study of god". By the standards cited above, English would be the science of studying English. One can study something without it being a science. Also, I wonder if the author of this would consider the study of any of the eastern religions scientific.

To give those of you who are outside of the US some context...There is a push by some of the conservative religious folks here to put religion on a par with science so that a specific type of Christianity can be taught as fact in the schools. They have renamed Creationism "Intelligent Design" so as to fool school boards all over the country. I suspect this categorization of this program is part of this and would respectfully request the moderators of this database reclassify it accordingly.

I personally regard study of religious teachings highly. However, religious teachings are by their vary nature based on faith NOT verifiable fact and should therefore be relegated to the area of theology only.

I'll stop now.

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sphere

15 years ago

Um, in order for it to be a science the people in the field must use the scientific method to derive knowledge. By your definition anything studied for a long time is a science. Just because it's an old area of study doesn't make it a science, the use of the scientific method does.

Move it to a sensible category that way people that are looking for a Bible study tool can find it easier.

Cheers.

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ggabriel

15 years ago

I couldn't agree more with your comment.
This one should be in other cathegory.

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nckat

16 years ago

Thank you. :) This will be useful for studying the Torah.

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Goduser

16 years ago

"Islam" is the spirit of antichrist, and has nothing to do with the truth. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. He is the only way to God. There is no spiritual salvation found in Islam. You get saved if you kiss a meteorite! Those who will not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour will perish in the eternal lake of fire! Eternity never ends. Think about that. See this page:
http://www.isaalmasih.net/
http://www.sanningenomislam.se

Every born-again christian Linux/KDE-user has an obligation to pray over these programs, and to pray for the many muslim KDE-users. Jesus Christ gave his life for them, so that they should not perish but have everlasting life. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Eph. 6:12)

If you see darkness entering the Linux/computer scene, then you have yourself to blame. The blessing of free software is not something to take for granted - of course, you know the situation in Europe. Unless you pray...

There is a need for a Bible study program, for what The GIMP is for graphic editors.

I have a vision of a plugin-based Bibleprogram, which can be for studying the Word of God for what The GIMP is for graphics, integrated into the KDE-environment, in the kicker, and everything.

If you believe I'm some sort of a "religious fanatic", then let me just say you this: I'm an ordinary geek which was saved just two years ago. You can live by atheism, but it does not hold to die on! "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness." (1 Cor. 3:19)

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timbrown527

14 years ago

Welcome to the family, brother!

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JessicaX

15 years ago

Just because there's etxt found from a while back doesn't prove anything. Even some researchers disagree wildly on the findings they have looked through this book.

In the woerds of your true prophet, christopher morris;
"We had some researchers read through it; It sounds like the ramblings of a drugged horse."

No truer a sentiment. Books are nice, but they have no ethereal existance whatsoever.

"I read a book, therefore iam, therefore God exists, therefore all religion is wrong except christianity" is the path you seem to be taking.

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jmpoure

16 years ago

Why not create a special "Religion" category. For sure, religions have nothing to do with science.

A "Religion" category could host sofware from http://www.arabeyes.org, like http://www.arabeyes.org/project.php?proj=Quran

Kind regards,
Jean-Michel Pour

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wiseman

16 years ago

Science is the knowledge of God. Prov. 1:7, Col. 2:3

With the Bible, you will have the knowledge to know God and consequently learn how to escape eternal damnation.

Matt. 13:42, Mark. 9:48, Rev. 20:15, John 18:37, 1 Tim. 2:4, Rom. 10:13
...

I wouldn't have switched to Linux if it weren't for this software. I'm so thankful. God bless you all!

"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." (Rev. 20:15)

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XOn

16 years ago

...very good.
Searching the reason for beeing here must be science.
An explanation could be (the/a/any) God.

But examinig a thing to his bones is absolute science, who would disagree in this point ?
Ergo: to study the content of "the book", logically must be science...

Greets,
XOn

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adpsimpson

16 years ago

Whatever field this belongs in, I'm glad it's here - thanks! Bible study programs are an increasingly selling application for Windows and Mac OSX, and since starting to use Linux seriously I've had to use an online one whenever I wanted access to the powerful computer functions that flicking through the pages doesn't always allow.

It does appear that this has been written for Christian study, so perhaps it would have been better in Education or other software. But since it doesn't clearly fit into any category, give the author a break - it's an important app, which will have a huge uptake with the increasing use of Linux (remember the Bible is by far the best selling book in the world, and always has been. Even if you don't believe in it).

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cladist

16 years ago

Theology is a science? Is history a science? When you say theology, do you mean "comparative religion" or do you mean "the study of God?" The latter cannot be a science because God is not empirically observable.

However, I'll assume you mean the former. You don't provide any information in your blurb about which translations are used. Is the Hebrew taken from the Masoretic text? Is the English translated from the Masoretic, the Septaguint or from the Vulgate? Are the translations recent or historical? What other tools for comparative religion do you provide? This is the information that "scientists" of comparative religion need to know.

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stunji

16 years ago

"Scientific?!"

I think this belongs in "Other" or maybe "Education."

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zwobits

16 years ago

Yes there is a science called 'theology'.
And Bibletime is a scientific tool to study the scientific subject of theology;'The Bible'.
Next time think before writing.

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bentterp

16 years ago

From their HowTo:
Understanding God's word is of great importance to all who call on God's name. Study of the Bible is one of the primary ways that we learn to communicate with God.
To me, this does not sound like science....


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LMCBoy

16 years ago

Theology is a perfectly respectable field of inquiry, but it cannot be called a science. It doesn't use the scientific method, and it does not treat its data skeptically.

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Linuster

16 years ago

Yes, but remember than not everybody studies the Bible from a theological point of view. It can also be studied from a historical-critical point of view. The most common secular model for analyzing the old testament is in fact known as the Documentary Hypothesis, and can be tested, verified, and falsified.

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tyreth

16 years ago

I don't think theology is a branch of science - it's something else altogether.

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13 years ago

Version 1.6.4 contains several important bugfixes, especially to the search functionality.
It also contains new translations to Chinese.

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