Eloquent

Eloquent 2.6

Free
An open-source application for research and study of God and His Word.
 
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Eloquent is meant for the study of the Bible. If you have not heard of it before, it is possible that you know it by its former name: MacSword. The application is very similar to an eBook, but it has some unique features matching its purpose.

Most of Eloquent’s window is intended to viewing text, which depends on the type of source selected. By the way, it allows studying different kinds of text related to the Word of God, which include not only Biblical texts but also commentaries, lexicons, dictionaries and generic books. Well, besides the main viewing area, there is the left navigation panel. It facilitates finding the desired contents by showing a list that you can filter by choosing the intended type from laws, scriptures, prophets, gospels and letters. Moreover, you can insert commentaries about particular text sections, which you can browse at any time later. Similarly, there is the possibility of using bookmarks and printing given text sections.

Eloquent allows setting your preferences. In this respect, you can download multiple versions of the Bible, even in many languages other than English. Likewise, you can configure the way you want verse numbers to appear. It is also possible to use specific font types, sizes and colors. I regret to say that reading text on this tool is not very pleasant, which perhaps has to do with the formatting of the source documents. Luckily, there are more than 200 modules in 50 languages available from the Crosswire Bible Society.

In general, Eloquent is an excellent choice if you are devoted to the study of the word of God. Luckily, it is opensource and the product as well as its modules are available for free.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • More than 200 modules in 50 languages available
  • Easy to navigate

Cons

  • Reading text on this tool is not very pleasant
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