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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 4 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


3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Study Bible Notes

March 29, 2016 3:00 am Published by 2 Comments

Study Bible Notes are a great resource for those wanting to go deeper in their study of the Bible. Here are three ways to use them in the Bible Study App that will help you unpack God’s word. 1. Resource Guide In your Main Window, open the Bible translation of your choice. (I have the NIV translation open in this example).  Then tap the arrow to open the split window on the right side of the screen (bottom if you are in portrait). Tap the more button (3 dots) and then choose Resource Guide. You’ll now see relevant “hits” in the resource guide from all of the resources you have downloaded to your device.The Bible Study App also keeps up with the scripture passage you’re reading in the main window with sync scrolling.  This means that as you move along in the Bible text, the Bible notes sync to exactly where you are in your reading.  You’ll save an enormous amount of time with this feature alone. As I scroll through the Resource Guide I can see all of my enhanced resources that have an entry pertaining to the current text that I’m reading. I notice that my NIV Study Bible Notes has entries for commentaries, outlines, introductions, and... View Article


It Is Finished

March 25, 2016 3:00 am Published by 2 Comments

By Olive Tree Staff: David T. Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:27–30 (NIV) I struggle to begin, here, at the end of Jesus last breath. I struggle because there is a depth of richness in these few verses. There is so much that I want to share, but if I shared it all, then I would lack a necessary focus for a meaningful a message. I also fear that I could easily over simplify what I want to say to make it more meaningful to us finite beings, and in that simplification misrepresent our Lord and his finished work on the cross. I would like to go back to the Sunday just prior to this day where Jesus makes his triumphal entry on a donkey and then proceed forward and take a... View Article


What is Apologetics?

March 15, 2016 3:35 pm Published by 2 Comments

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The simplicity of this definition, however, masks the complexity of the problem of defining apologetics. It turns out that a diversity of approaches has been taken in defining the meaning, scope, and purpose of apologetics. The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as a speech of defense. In ancient Athens it referred to a defense made in the courtroom as part of the normal judicial procedure. After the accusation, the defendant was allowed to refute the charges with a defense (apologia). The classic example of an apologia was Socrates’s defense against the charge of preaching strange gods, a defense retold by his most famous pupil, Plato, in a dialogue called The Apology. The word apologia appears 17 times in noun or verb form in the NT, and can be translated “defense” or “vindication” in every case. The idea of offering a reasoned defense of the faith is evident in Php 1:7,16; and especially 1 Pt 3:15, but no specific theory of apologetics is outlined in the NT. In the second century this general word for “defense” began taking on a narrower sense... View Article


Who was St. Patrick?

March 14, 2016 3:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Watch the following short video from our friends at Rose Publishing for a brief explanation of St. Patrick and how God used him to evangelize his former captors. Looking for resources on apologetics? Checkout the Apologetics Study Bible and other great titles HERE!


This Week’s Specials!

March 8, 2016 8:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This week get 8 Bible Study Titles at 70% off starting today! These titles will not only save you money, but will also make your Bible study quick and easy. Beat the Clock sale prices and hours are based on Pacific Standard time and are listed in US Dollars. Some deals are available only at OliveTree.com. Browse Entire Sale Discounts End March 14, 11:59PM PST Products and discounts listed above are available at OliveTree.com. Product and Discount availability may vary for in-app purchases. All prices are listed in USD and are exclusive of any applicable taxes. Some items not available for all regions or platforms. Copyright © 2016 Olive Tree Bible Software, All rights reserved. We send special offers to customers who sign up for an Olive Tree account. Our mailing address is: Olive Tree Bible Software P.O. Box 48271 Spokane, WA 99228


Verse Chooser for Bible+

February 22, 2016 8:18 am Published by 2 Comments

The verse chooser for the Bible+ App has functions beyond just navigating to chapter and verse in the Bible. Watch the video below to see more! Checkout our specials on great Bible study titles!