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Blue Letter Bible

29 September, 2006 EUTC

I have links to 2 bible sites on my sidebar. The first, Bible Gateway is probably the better known one, and is great for getting bible passages in any of a wide range of translations (etc.) and searching for words and phrases. The second is Blue Letter Bible, and has its own strengths that make it worth using as well.

I use Blue Bible for looking up Greek and Hebrew words. I have no formal theological training, and find the site useful for some basic word exploration.

For example, in 1 Cor 7:7 the Greek word for gift is charisma. If I search for ‘1 Cor 7’ and then click on the ‘C’ next to v7, I get this page, with the Greek words and Stron’g numbers for each word or phrase alongside the English from the KJV. If I click on the Strong’s number next to ‘gift’ I get this page, which provides the lexicon entry for charisma. From the usage list I see the various ways in which the word is used, such as Spiritual gift as definition 5. Of course I don’t have to take their word for it, I can check all the references and see, for example, its use to refer to the gift of eternal life in Rom 3:26, and Paul’s delivery from death in 2 Cor 1:11.

On my pda I have MyBible from Laridian, and they have a new concordance that has some of the same features.

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Firefox

24 June, 2006 EUTC

I've been using the firefox browser for a while now, and I'm a big fan. It has convenient tabbed browsing, eliminates most pop-ups, and has extensions that do cool things like remove ads and restore the session when I reopen firefox, plus you can get skins to change its look. The extensions are great, so many features you can add, and more coming. If you haven't tried it yet, give it a try at http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/.

My current favourite extenstions are:

Adblock (filters ads from web-pages)

SessionSaver

Forecastfox (shows weather forecast)

Customize Google (removes ads from google, gmail etc.)

McAfee SiteAdvisor (warns you if a site is unsafe)

TimeTracker (shows how long you've been browsing that day)

Sage (RSS reader)

Performancing (For writing blog articles) 

Gmail Notifier (tells me when I get email, even if gmail is closed

Gmail Skins

Cricketfox

IE Tab (load sites within firefox but using IE)