Glenn, I recently went shopping for such a product. Best value was from biblesoft (www.biblesoft.com), who has a useable free product with several versions of the Bible, Strong's, Vine, some commentaries, etc. all for FREE. But the nice feature is that you can buy individual modular add-ons that get integrated into the suite. For example, you can add the NIV (for a steep price. The publisher, Zondervan, is very possessive of their product. It is a secular company & while I appreciate a good profit, myself, they are shooting themselves in the foot. NIV has been replacing King James as the new de facto standard, but Zondervan is pricing themselves out if the market now that NewKJ and New Living Translation are out there. Both of them are owned by Christian publishers who are motivated by evangelistic zeal as well as profit. I'm betting NLT will become standard. But I digress.), or Vulgate, or Luther's German Bible, Luther's commentaries, etc..
What this product and others lack is some query abilities that a good UV backend might facilitate. You can do concordance look-ups, but nothing very complex. Scofield-style or Ryrie's cross-referencing is missing in my version. If you put UV behind a product like these, maybe you could add value there. I'm trying to think of an example of something I wanted to do and I'm drawing a blank...too early in the morning. I also have the Unabridged Oxford English Dictionary on my PC. (You know, the one that's about the same size as the Encyclodeia Brittanica and has citations back to the middle ages.) It is one of the most amazing scholarly works in history, and their software is junk! Maybe they don't have to be good since they have a corner on the market. Nothing compares to OED. But that software is embarrassing. The user interface is trash. It's slow. The lookups are a mixed bag. If you want a project to work on similar to the Bible one you propose, make a proposal to Oxford University Press. I know the frontend is bad, so I assume the database backend is nothing to shout about either. Slowness suggests it. Chas. Stevenson > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Glenn W. Paschal > Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 12:12 AM > To: 'U2 Users Discussion List' > Subject: RE: [UV] Would anyone be interested in UV based > bible software? > > > <<Snip>> > The entire Bible WITH lexicons, greek/hebrew, study aids, > etc Is available free of charge online > <<Snip>> > > Ok, I realize all this. Just thought there would be a few > interested in having something in UV. Not trying to sell > something. Just... Well... > > If anyone is interested, e-mail me privately. > For those who already have, thanks. I will be getting back > to you shortly. > > Glenn W. Paschal > PasTech LLC > Computer Consulting > ph. (931) 526-9631 > fx. (931) 526-9678 > email. [EMAIL PROTECTED] > web. www.pastech.net > > > -- > u2-users mailing list > [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users > -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users