eBible gives users a way to explore one of the most well known books in the world. The website is dedicated entirely to the exploration and study of the Bible. Users can add personal notes and highlight specific passages as they read. The site reads much like an actual Bible however the user does not have to actually mark pages while they study. The site also includes helpful resources such as concordances, dictionaries and commentaries. A bible verse link feature is included so users can isolate specific verses and embed them on a blog or website from eBible. Users can select from long lists of books from the Old and New Testaments. Numerous language options are also available, including English, Czech, Finnish, Hebrew, Russian, Thai, German, Danish, Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Tagalog and Arabic.
The creators of eBible began forming the idea behind the site in 2010. A review of existing Bible-related websites revealed nothing impressive. The creators wanted to produce a tool that modernized the way people studied and enjoyed the Bible. The team hopes to encourage internet users to discover Jesus and learn more about the Bible by making the book’s content and study more accessible to everyone interested in experiencing it.
eBible is one of the few applications that give user way to explore the Bible. The application is dedicated entirely to the study and understanding of Bible passages. Users can also share specific verses on their websites, blogs and any other online location with eBible’s verse linking tool. The application has incorporated a few basic study aids, such as notes and the ability to highlight content, to assist individuals in their discovery and understanding of the Bible.
eBible presents users with a clean, organized environment that nurtures learning. The site incorporates hints of warm color to liven things up while the actual Bible pages and links are listed in plain black text and blue links. The interface may be a bit bland, but it is excellent for the site’s intended purpose. Users can easily find specific Bible content without taking a great deal of time to search pages or work through unnecessary visual elements.
A new user can create an eBible account by clicking the black and white “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The registration form on the next page includes a blue “Connect with Facebook” button along the left side. Users can click the button or fill out the form to the right. The form requires a first and last name, email address and password. The user is also asked to provide a birth year, gender and optional photo to add to their eBible profile. A small box at the end of the form is automatically selected to sign the user up for eBible tips and updates. The user must manually uncheck this box to opt out of email updates. Users are automatically signed in after registering.
eBible is available to all users for free. There are no subscription requirements and the user does not have to make any purchases to maintain an account. All users are given access to all current features. The site notes plans to add the ability to follow Bible teachers, Bible reading plans and a mobile application. There is no mention as to whether these will be free or will come with a fee.
eBible is an excellent tool for anyone interested in studying the Bible. Users of all ages can easily learn how to navigate the eBible interface. The application offers its features in a plain, user friendly environment that contains a number of languages from all over the world. Religious leaders and educators can help students understand the Bible while casual user can begin their own exploration of the Bible. Bible study groups can create accounts and use eBible as a supplementary resource.