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Published on May 18, 2006 in Web

There are many Bible sites available on the web including the popular BibleGateway.com. A new Bible search engine called eBible, currently in invitation-only beta is a welcome addition to the scene. eBible is a “Web 2.0″ on-line Bible service that features a simple, slick interface and very good search capabilities.

eBible allows you to search by verse & keyword or by answers. Searching for a verse of scripture displays the verse in the context of the passage to which the verse belongs. Different translations can be viewed and/or multiple translations can be bought up in parallel, making it easy to compare verses. In addition, Biblical commentary is available in a collapsible sidebar on the left and in popups within the actual text. A search by keyword, delivers results which show the references to the term in scripture. A search by answers gives answers to the term searched for, referencing specific verses and passages in the Bible with links to the related scripture.

eBible is already a great online tool that shows great promise and provides a very useful tool as an online interactive Bible. The ability to compare translations is a nice tool as is the interactivity and accessibility built into eBible. As with any beta software there are areas that could be improved. It would be nice if there were more translations such as the NIV, probably not included due to licensing issues, and not all links are easily bookmarkable (cleaner URLs would be nice). Some people may also consider it a negative that eBible has sponsored links. I have tested eBible in Windows XP with the Mozilla Firefox browser and have experienced no real problems so far.


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  1. Mark, May 19, 2006:

    Hey Leslie, thanks for trying out eBible.com. Stay tuned for the new release!

  2. Kevin, May 19, 2006:


    Can you get me an invite to eBible.com?



  3. Josh, May 21, 2006:

    I would like an invite. Could you please send me one, too?

  4. David, May 21, 2006:


    I would also like an invite if one is available.

    Thank you.

  5. Leslie Franke, May 22, 2006:


    I am looking forward to the next release. eBible is truly a very useful tool.

  6. Leslie Franke, May 22, 2006:

    David, Josh, and Kevin,

    Unfortunatley, at this time you only get one invite when signing up at eBible and it has been used. The best thing I can tell you is to sign up for the beta and you will get in soon. You can look at this post on the eBible forums for more information.

  7. Timothy Jordan, June 6, 2006:

    could i get a e-vite for e-bible? anyone? (crickets chirp)
    Anyway take a look at my prophecy blog if you dare, signsoftheend.blogspot.com

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