A cross-platform Bible application for the Linux & Windows communities.

Xiphos is no longer developed at SF; the SVN tree has been locked, the mailing lists are disabled, and we have moved to GitHub. Please see https://github.com/crosswire/xiphos.

Releases up to 4.0.4 are present here. From 4.0.5 onward, see GitHub.

Features

  • Fully integrated, tabbed interface for Bible/commentary/dictionary
  • User content support: hierarchical bookmarks, personal verse annotations, journals, prayer lists
  • Power search capability; footnotes and xrefs; detached windows; text-to-speech support
  • Strong's and morphology support, including pseudo-interlinear
  • Linux and Windows (XP & later) platforms with active support in IRC and mailing lists

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User Reviews

  • Two of the commentaries are especially useful, namely Quoting Passages and TSK.

  • Firstly I had to turn antivirus of as it saw Xiphos as malicious. Secondly I did not manage to get as far as reading the bible. My language (finnish) was not found through online scan. The program did not recognize the downloaded zip file. Finally I decided to settle for an english bible but still the program stated that I chose not to install any bibles. Usability of this program makes me wanna cry.

  • I have also used E-sword, and it is an excellent option for reading the Word of God as well, but one thing hindering me from using it more often, was the displaying of Greek [Koine] letters and their sizes. Upon installing Greek bibles and tools in Xiphos, I was more pleased at its way of being able to read those.

  • I am running Linux as a dual port on my Win 7 netbook. This Bible software is a snap to install and add modules to. My only problem is that the left side of the Xiphos window is cut off - I can't read the left panel content. Anyone know how to address this?

  • If ONLY the bible, dictionary and commentary windows were tabbed so you can just click the tab to switch between bibles, dictionaries, commentaries I WOULD BE FREE FROM RUNNING WINE FOREVER! Right now I have to suffer through e-Sword and The Word in WINE. So close!!! Hate to give a thumbs down for this but it really slows things down when you have to use the "everything" tree.

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Additional Project Details

Languages

French, Dutch, Persian, Czech, Finnish, Hebrew, English, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Arabic

Intended Audience

Non-Profit Organizations, Religion, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Gnome, X Window System (X11), Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language

C++, C

Registered

2000-05-09