The Orthodox Study Bible presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible. This first-of-its-kind study Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith.
- Old Testament newly translated from the Greek text of the Septuagint, including the Deuterocanon ("St. Athanasius Academy Septuagint")
- New Testament from the New King James Version
- Commentary drawn from the early Church Christians
- Book Introductions and Outlines
SPECIAL TO THE OSB APP:
- Daily Epistle & Gospel per the Greek Archdiocese readings
- Morning & Evening prayers with appropriate day's Psalm inserted
- Share selected verses via Messages, Mail, Facebook, Twitter & more
- Highlight verses
- Easily copy verses (with reference) to clipboard
- Create bookmarks and organize using tags
- Search for one or more words, assisted by word completion and search history
- View history (up to 100 of your last readings) for easy back-and-forth navigation between books
- Convenient and smooth side-scroll for previous/next chapter navigation
- Reading Plans
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- Fixed Search Results "index" (the abbreviated book names on right side of screen)
- Added search bar to Tags screen
- Made it easier to add Tag to a Bookmark
- Fixed search bars in low-light mode
- Made highlighted verse numbers a little more readable in low-light mode
Ratings and Reviews
An excellent app of the OSB
I love this app! I’m a huge fan of the OSB hardcover edition, and it’s so nice to have a portable version with me at all times. The OSB includes the Old Testament, New Testament, and deuterocanonical writings. It also has numerous study articles that help with understanding the Orthodox position on matters of faith.
The app works great - it’s functional, has both light and dark modes, and has the ability to bookmark / highlight verses.
A few areas of suggestion for the developer: it would be nice if there were more ways to take notes or organize bookmarks. Right now the bookmarks/ highlighting aspect is fairly basic. It’s functional, but could be more robust and easier to tag / sort verses. Another area where the app could be improved would be overall readability (there’s a light and dark mode, but sepia would be appreciated). Different fonts and font sizes would greatly help with readability, generally. It would also be nice if there was a way to get the icons on here, but I’d prioritize the readability aspects first.
Either way, the app is great. Highly recommended.
I came across some passages online, talking about how the NKJV New Testament aligns better with the Septuagint. It’s a bit confusing at first, cross referencing. The Septuagint by Brenton is a tad bit easier to use as a cross referencing tool, in my opinion. But once you are able to get through the whole numbering system, this Orthodox study Bible is spot on. For example, cross referencing Hebrews 10:5 with Psalm 40:6. In the Brenton version of the Septuagint, it would be Psalm 39:6. Here in the Orthodox Bible, it’s Psalm 39:7. And I want to say that is because the title of the chapter is being accounted as verse 1? I’m still new and trying to understand that part. I don’t have the Brenton version of the Septuagint, yet.
Five reasons that I love this app.
Great app that allows me to have my Orthodox Study Bible with me wherever I go. It is packed with features but here are my favorites:
—Navigating to certain books and passages is quick and easy and I can access all the study notes for that page with a tap.
—There is a separate area for daily reading plans that remembers my last stopping place. There are lots of reading plans to choose from.
—The Psalm reading in the daily prayers updates automatically to the current days Psalm; no scrolling through the previous 6 days of Psalm readings to get to the Saturday Psalm.
—All of the topical articles that are in the printed book are available here, accessed in the text as they appear in the print edition or listed in a drop down menu.
—I use this app on an iPad and it has always worked perfectly, and works offline as well.
The only thing I miss over my hardcover Bible is the beautiful images of icons on color plates. There are no images in the app.
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- 28.1 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.