The online edition of the ESV Bible recently got a face lift. Many of you probably know this already, but I though I would point out a very handy feature. It’s called “reading mode.”
I have long wanted a Bible that looks more like a book; keep the paragraph breaks, the Book Titles (“Matthew,” “Romans”), and maybe the chapter numbers, but get rid of everything else. Verse numbers, section headings, cross-references–all these things are a distraction to what we might call “normal” reading, and the Bible is meant to be read (not dissected).You really do read differently this way, and the differences are for the better. (If you really need verse numbers, put them in the margins, like we do with Josephus and other ancient literature). If you’re looking for something like this, the closest thing I have found for the ESV, and it’s not even close, is this.
Westminster Books is running a special sale on best-sellers from 2012. Check it out.
Those of us who loved it have known for some time that the WTSBooks link-builder plugin for Firefox has been non-functional for some time now. Good news! It’s now back. Now all we need is one for Chrome!
Everyone’s favorite Christian Bookstore, Westminster Books, is currently running a huge sale on ESV Bibles, particularly if you purchase by the case. Check it out here.
Cambridge has made high quality scans of Codex Bezae available to the masses. Check it out here.
If you’re looking for Bible Applications for your Android phone/tablet/device, and especially if you are in the market for Greek/Hebrew applications, then check out this post.