Modules in MyBible are named materials destined for their studying within the application.
We have a brief log of works on modules (in Russian) – as a memo on the amount of work on modules performed and freely given away to brothers and sisters in Christ.
MyBible supports several module types.
- Bible modules contain texts of Holy Scriptures, in original (Hebrew and Greek modules) and in translation to many world’s languages.
- Some Bible modules contain Strong’s numbers, which allow invoking of dictionary articles for Hebrew and Greek words used in original manuscripts of the Old and New Testament. In order for this to work, at least one Strong lexicon module should be downloaded (lexicons are available among dictionary modules).
- Some Bible modules contain footnotes, which are commentaries of a Bible text translator or compiler to concrete places of chapters and verses. Footnotes are inside of Bible modules and thus are downloaded and deleted together with the Bible text.
- Dictionary modules allow obtaining information on words of the text (see usage tips on dictionaries in the main window).
- Among dictionary modules there are Strong’s lexicons that allow obtaining information on words of original Bible manuscripts when reading a Bible module (if a Bible module is supplied with Strong’s numbers).
- For the dictionary lookup to work effectively, MyBible needs a word forms dictionary for the text language. MyBible will automatically select for downloading a corresponding word forms dictionary when you select for downloading a dictionary for a particular language.
- Commentary modules provide Bible commentaries in a form of articles linked to particular chapters and verses.
- MyBible does not support reading of commentaries in a succession, like a book, – only as separate articles linked to places of the Scriptures. It is done that way in order to place the Bible itself, not commentaries to it, into the center of the reader’s attention.
Cross reference modules
- Cross reference modules carry information on parallel places or related places of the Scriptures.
- You can configure MyBible to show cross references in the Bible text; you can also study cross references in a special separate window.
- You can use several cross reference modules simultaneously.
- Subheadings modules carry summarizing/titling texts shown before particular chapters and verses of the Bible – not connected to a particular Bible module.
- MyBible allows to select which of already downloaded subheading modules to show in the Bible window (depending on a Bible module language).
- Some Bible modules carry their own, built-in subheadings.
Reading plan modules
- Reading plan modules carry lists of verses assigned to sequential days for a systematic or thematic studying of the Bible.
- MyBible allows to activate several reading plans simultaneously and also to create an own (not downloaded) reading plan – see usage tips on reading plans in the main window.
Daily devotion modules
- Daily devotion modules carry short inspiring spiritual texts, one text per day, for a sequence of days.
- Daily devotion modules are least related to the main goal of the MyBible, which is deep studying of the Bible, that is why this type of modules has a low priority in updating and extending.
- Bundles carry selections of different types of materials: texts, fonts, appearance themes, etc.
- Bundles that carry no texts are not pertinent to a particular language and are thus grouped at the top of the modules list.
- Different bundles have different purposes – see descriptions of concrete bundles.