Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Digital Catholic Bible

There is a free version of the Catholic Bible available for download. It is called the Digital Catholic Bible (DCB).

Here is the information available from the DCB website:

Digital Catholic Bible contains 9 free distributable bible versions:

    * Nova Vulgata (Bibliorum Sacrorum Editio) / VATICAN (Latin)
    * Christian Community Bible / SOBICAIN (English)
    * Douay-Rheims Bible (Challoner Revision) / JMC (English)
    * La Bibbia / SOBICAIN (Italian)
    * Biblia Sagrada / SOBICAIN (Portuguese)
    * La Bible Des Communautés Chrétiennes / SOBICAIN (French)
    * El Libro del Pueblo de Dios / SOBICAIN (Spanish)
    * La Biblia Latinoamericana / SOBICAIN (Spanish)
    * La Santa Biblia / SOBICAIN (Spanish)

DCB also offers 4 bible text operations:

    * Read - read a chapter or specific verses of a book.
    * Search - search the bible text for specific text.
    * Query - invoke the bible text directly from a short biblic notation.
    * Compare - compare a chapter of a book from two different bible versions.

DCB supports 5 interface languagues:

    * English
    * Spanish
    * Portuguese
    * French
    * Italian

On their download page, there are also versions available for almost any java-enabled mobile device. You can download one language version for your device.

There is also an Android version that works with Android version 1.6 and higher, and the setup includes all 9 Bible versions.

The PC version works on any version of Windows and in Linux and MacOS under WINE, and includes all 9 Bible versions available in DCB.

You may download DCB by going to: Digital Catholic Bible

The two images on this post are my screenshots of DCB. Both show the first chapter of The Gospel of John.  The one at the top is the Douay-Rheims version in DCB, and the bottom is the Latin version.


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