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Look Inside: NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

August 23, 2016 4:00 am Published by 1 Comment

You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many behind-the-scenes details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture. That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus. Discover new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar Bible passages as you take a behind-the-scenes tour into the ancient world. Watch the video below for a quick glimpse at how NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible looks in the Olive Tree Bible App. For more information or to add this title to your Bible study library go HERE!


Look Inside: Reese Chronological Study Bible

August 16, 2016 8:38 am Published by 4 Comments

The KJV Reese Chronological Study Bible  is a new release for the Olive Tree Bible App. It features the KJV text laid out in a linear fashion that’s easy to read and navigate through. At the start of each section, there are links allowing for quick access forward or backward in the Bible’s timeline. The table of contents allows for either the default Olive Tree grid verse chooser, for navigation to specific verses, or a list layout to navigate based on time period. You can quickly go from what the Bible has to say about a particular time period, to a specific verse, in a matter of seconds. If you have another Bible open in the main window of your Olive Tree Bible App, you will have access to nearly 300 study notes throughout the KJV Reese Chronological Study Bible, which will show up in the Resource Guide under the “Commentary” section. The KJV Reese Chronological Study Bible also contains additional features, like a year-long reading plan that can be followed either in this or your favorite Bible translation. Get the KJV Reese Chronlogical Study Bible for the Olive Tree Bible App today!


Look Inside: NIV Beautiful Word Bible

July 25, 2016 3:00 pm Published by 10 Comments

The NIV Beautiful Word Bible features five hundred familiar verses chosen from every book of the Bible. Verses from beloved stories, prophecies, and promises are artfully illustrated in full color to enhance your devotional experience in God’s Word, and perhaps even inspire you to take up your art pad and colored pencils and create your own unique Scripture artwork. To read the text and view the illustrations in the Olive Tree Bible App, simply select the NIV Beautiful Word Bible as your preferred Bible translation in the main window. Tapping on any of the images will bring it up in its own window, where you can pinch to zoom in. The Bible text has been designed for viewing in a single pane. This allows you to scroll up and down to see the images inline and in context with the verse from which they are drawn. Or use the Verse Chooser to go directly to any Bible chapter and verse you like. And as with any Olive Tree Bible text, you can add your own notes, highlight words or verses, and bookmark your favorite passages. And the visually appealing illustrated Bible verses from the NIV Beautiful Word Bible are available for you in... View Article


Look Inside: Thompson Chain Reference Study Bible

July 21, 2016 10:11 am Published by 2 Comments

By Olive Tree Employee: Genny Gager Bible commentaries and study notes are great tools for understanding what the Bible has to say to us today. Often overlooked, however, is the value that using scripture to understand scripture can bring. God’s inspired word is a complex tapestry of themes all woven together, and the development of those themes can provide us with insight into the relevant message of the Bible for today’s readers. Finding our way around these themes can be a daunting task, especially given the variety of subjects covered in the Bible. A word search can be helpful, but it can give an incomplete picture due to the complexity of language and the context in which words are used. The great news is that Olive Tree offers the Thompson Chain Reference Study Bible, which links various themes together as they are touched upon and developed throughout Scripture. The very heart of this product is the thematic chains that number in the thousands, and people at all stages of learning about the Bible have used it in the 100 years since its initial release. The Thompson Chain resource is also a great study Bible, offering cross references, book outlines, book introductions,... View Article


Works of William Perkins

July 19, 2016 4:00 am Published by 1 Comment

By Olive Tree Employee: Harold Coleman Who is William Perkins and why are his writings relevant to us today? These are fair questions to ask about a man who wrote over 400 years ago. His life and writings spanned the early decades of English Protestantism during the Elizabethan period. He is thought by many to be the father of Puritanism, not as its founder but as its defender and as a developer of its theological positions. As a moderate Puritan, he worked from within the Church of England, slowly influencing the church towards Protestantism. His writings were so popular that the numbers of copies sold often outnumbered many contemporary Reformed writers combined. Perkins held to the doctrine of Solus Christus (Christ alone) and Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) as the twin foundations of biblical preaching. He was an advocate of unclear Scriptures being interpreted by clearer portions of Scripture, rather than by tradition or speculation. He was a strong proponent of double predestination, which was criticized by his contemporary, Jacobus Arminius. As a reformer, he speaks to our use of Scripture today. Is understanding Christ the focus of our study in the Old as well as the New Testament? Do we... View Article


Look Inside: NIV Word Study Bible

June 21, 2016 1:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NIV Word Study Bible provides a complete index of every appearance of every word in the NIV Bible; it’s a must-own for every reader of the NIV Bible. More accurate and comprehensive than online searches and offering complete access to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek from which the NIV was translated, this resource promises to make your Bible study the very best. Olive Tree’s Bible Study App makes Goodrick-Kohlenberger (G/K) Key numbers & Strong’s numbers powerful AND easy to use. Tap on a word in the text and open the related dictionary information in a new screen, split screen, or pop-up window, depending on your device and settings. Here’s quick look inside the NIV Word Study Bible that will show you how it can help your word studies (Screenshots are taken from an Android tablet). G/K & Strong’s Number Pop-Ups Open the NIV Word Study Bible you’ll see that some words are a slightly different color. Tapping or clicking on those words will pop-up the information for that word. These pop-ups contain a wealth of information, including: The Goodrick-Kohlenberger (G/K) Key numbers & Strong’s numbers for that word. A short definition for that word. An outlined list of the different meanings for that word in the original language. Often... View Article


Reading Plans for the Bible App

June 14, 2016 8:37 am Published by 5 Comments

One of the best ways to stay engaged in God’s word is by using a reading plan. A reading plan can be anywhere from 5 days to two years and is a great tool in helping you stay consistent. Watch the video below to see how to find and start a reading plan. Step by step instruction: Android/Kindle iOS Mac PC


Look Inside: The NIV Greek-English Interlinear

April 11, 2016 12:00 pm Published by 4 Comments

Learning Greek can be a difficult task. It takes years of study and countless hours of practice before you reach the point of reading the Greek New Testament without the help of additional resources. Unless your aim is to be a New Testament scholar, most will not achieve that level of comfort with the Greek text. That doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from using the Greek New Testament in your studies. Whether you’re someone who can read Greek proficiently or have only ever used a Strong’s Bible, Olive Tree’s NIV Greek-English Interlinear New Testament is here to meet your needs. Here’s a brief look inside the NIV Greek-English New Testament Interlinear . Not only can The Bible Study App display the text in an Interlinear format, we’ve tagged the Greek word with the Greek Parsing and Strong’s Definition: Simply tap a word to get more details on that Greek word. We’ve also tagged the English Word: And the Strong’s Number: Searching for this Greek word in the text? No problem. Tap search and The Bible Study App will bring you a list of results for that Greek Word: You can also tap “lookup” and The Bible Study App will find dictionaries... View Article


Important Notice Regarding the Bible+ Windows Store App

April 4, 2016 3:00 am Published by 50 Comments

The mission of Olive Tree Bible Software is to inspire people to connect with God and the Bible via technology. Since our beginning as a company we’ve been blessed to carry out this mission and see God’s word being read and studied all around the world. While technology has changed our mission has remained the same and by God’s grace we’ll continue to carry out this mission for many years to come. We love to hear from people around the globe who have been with us through the many iterations of our App and advances in technology. Many of you found us while looking for a Bible for your very first handheld mobile device and as you moved from device to device your Olive Tree notes, highlights, and Bible study resources have moved with you. In order for us to continue to fulfill our mission we sometimes have to adapt to the changing market of technology to best focus our software development resources to serve the widest range of people. It’s with this in mind that we wanted to let you know we will no longer be supporting the Windows Store App (different than our Windows Desktop App). What does... View Article