The “Bible Scholar” App

The “Bible Scholar” App October 2, 2013

I have mentioned before the need for an app that makes Biblical scholarship available to the general public for free.

A recently-publicized app called “The Bible Scholar” illustrates why it is needed, rather than actually providing what is needed.

The app is the King James Version of the Bible, Matthew Henry's commentary, and many other public domain, out of date, devotional resources that offer nothing remotely akin to Biblical scholarship.

I wouldn't have been quite so disappointed if they had chosen a less misleading name for the app. There isn't even anything new here – all of these resources have been freely available for a long time, and are often bundled in with apps that also allow you to purchase worthwhile scholarly materials as well.


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