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About this app

Bishop is a Bible research application which works with the vast library of resources (2000+ Bibles, commentaries, lexica, and more) published for use with The SWORD Project from the CrossWire Bible Society. Unique tools include ancient New Testament manuscript research utilizing the New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room resources from the Institute for New Testament Text Research.

The application is available in: Afrikaans, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Slovenščina, Tok Pisin

Bibles are available in hundreds of languages. CrossWire desires to make available as many resources as we are able. These include Bibles and commentaries out of copyright. Many modern Bible publishers have also graciously allowed CrossWire to make their Bibles freely available for use with our software, including the Lockman Foundation's New American Standard Bible (NASB). Finally, a small number of publishers directly offer their texts for use with our software for a small fee, including the German Bible Society's Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament (NA28). By far, the vast majority of Bibles, commentaries, lexica/dictionaries, daily devotionals, etc., available for our tools are free and CrossWire never charges for our software tools or resources. If you have a text for which you control the permissions or you know of a text which is currently not available, and you would like this resource to be available for use within our software, please send an email to our modules team at: modules@crosswire.org
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Dec 23, 2020

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Ratings and reviews

257 reviews
A Google user
August 9, 2019
Good visual layout, but 2 serious problems: it always starts showing notes and I have to toggle it off; and I can't view books I downloaded, e.g., the Triglotta. Also, there's no history button or function for the last book viewed. Update: they fixed the toggle notes issue. But I found another problem—in portrait viewing and Commentary Assist mode, the commentary column displays clipped text on the right.
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CrossWire Bible Society, Software Development Team
June 10, 2019
Hi Victor. Thank you for reporting the note toggle pref not saving. Location history is on the to-do list. Small concession, you can add locations to the bookmark feature and jump back. Only Bibles, commentaries, and original language lexicons are supported. General book support is on the to-do list. Still mostly a 1st rev. We are testing 1.2 now.
William “Matt” Blevins
November 20, 2021
New phone with Android 10 instead of the 11 I was used to and the app actually asked for permissions and didn't have any issues. I see how it's supposed to work now and it's my new favorite tool for Bible study went back to old phone and manually added permissions and it works well there too. Not sure why it didn't ask. Love all the repositories and options for tools. Love the view options for having side by side comparison in the app. Not sure what more I could want in a tool. Great job guys.
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CrossWire Bible Society, Software Development Team
December 9, 2021
We appreciate the encouragement. It is a blessing to hear. Please feel free to send future suggestions to us at support@crosswire.org. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Miguel Shanchez
August 9, 2020
This is a good app. But there is a serious problem. Every time I open it, the app keeps telling me that no module(s) installed. I had delete and reinstalled it, and re-download some of its library. At first it runs smoothly, but later when I opened it again the same problem occured. Please help to fix it. I like this app because the features is good.
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CrossWire Bible Society, Software Development Team
August 9, 2020
Dear Miguel. We have had multiple reports of this issue, but are unable to reproduce it. Any information you can give us about your phone would be a great help. Have you noticed the same issue on any of your friends or family's phone? Can you determine what might be the unique factor for you to help us reproduce and find the problem? Our apologies.

What's new

New preliminary support for General Books and Dictionaries
Added ability to cancel a search
Bug fixes