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Albert Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament

We are happy to announce for Christmas the release of Notes on the New Testament by Albert Barnes for the Kindle.

The best-selling Notes on the New Testament were written over a number of years in 11 volumes by the 19th century American theologian Albert Barnes. They contain evangalical verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible using the King James translation. Charles Spurgeon said of this commentary, “No minister can afford to be without it.”

This OSNOVA Kindle edition contains complete and unabridged text of the Notes in one electronic publication, which is made easy to navigate via a Direct Verse Jump (DVJ) method, an active table of contents, and a cross-reference system between the Notes and the included Bible.

The DVJ works both for the Bible and the Notes, making it easy to open any Bible verse or Notes passage. There are also other navigational aids, described in detail at the beginning of the book. We highly recommend that you take time to read the instructions on how to use this excellent study tool effectively before you dig into the book!

DISCLAIMER: Not all features of this publications are supported on Kindle applications (e.g., Kindle for iPhone, iPad, or PC) or some Kindle models (e.g. original Kindle Fire). This is a limitation imposed by software developed by Amazon and is out of our control.

If you have any questions or concern please email us first at osnova@gmail.com. We want to provide the best service and receive five-star reviews from you!  Please leave positive reviews!


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Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Coded with Strong’s Concordance Numbers

On the heels of the the Essential Greek New Testament we are releasing another Biblical Greek work: Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament for the Kindle.

The chief work of Joseph Henry Thayer was his translation of Grimm’s Wilke’s Clavis Novi Testamenti (1886; revised 1889) as A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Thayer spent 25 years working on his Lexicon, and made thousands of revisions from Grimm’s Wilke’s Clavis. Thayer’s Lexicon has been recognized as one of the best New Testament lexicons of Biblical Greek. This edition provides dictionary definitions and nuances of meaning for each word and provides a hyperlink for each word to the included New Testament and the Strong’s number.


UPDATE: This New Testament edition can be currently be purchased directly from OSNOVA by request via email. The price is $5.99.


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English-French Parallel Bible; La Bible avec des Textes Parallèles (en Français et Anglais)

Several weeks ago, we released another parallel Bible; this time with English (KJV) and French (Louis Segond) texts.

La Bible avec des Textes Parallèles
English-French Parallel Bible

As usual, this Bible features:

– Direct Verse Jump and Direct Verse Jump 2, revolutionary two methods to open the exact verse you need in mere seconds (not supported by Kindle Fire)
– two other ways to navigate between books and chapters: (i) using a hyperlinked table of contents; and (ii) pressing the 5-way controller right or left to move between books or chapters of the Bible (this last one also is not supported by Kindle Fire). Once you learn all of the four navigation methods, you will be able to open any verse in your Kindle Bible as fast as (or even faster than) in your paper copy
– easy to determine where you are in the Bible

Complete instructions on how to use this publication are found at the beginning of the publication.

Please note that this edition is not TTS(text-to-speech)-friendly due to the way TTS works on the Kindle.


The book is also available from Amazon France (as in other Amazon stores) and Barnes & Noble (for Nook).

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The Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner

We are excited to release the Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner (thank you, James, for the title).

This book represents a new approach to the study of the Biblical Greek by allowing an absolute Greek beginner to start “reading” the Greek New Testament from the first day. As such, it will establish itself as an indispensable resource for those who would like to get a glimpse of the New Testament in the original. The compilation of resources will also be useful to those who have some knowledge of Biblical Greek.

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We’ve been blogged.

Mobile Ministry Magazine, which we have been reading from time to time, has done a post about us and used such nice words as “Effective In-Bible Interfaces” (is it really about us?)  The full extent of the power of mobile Bibling (Bible-computing, my coinage) is still to be explored.  But even now it is clear that mobile Bibles penetrate through the tightest of fences.  The Soviet Union may not have survived as long if God’s Word was freely available electronically as it is now (see my earlier post about the treatment of God’s Word in the Soviet Union).

MMM* has reminded me about my ruminations about various approaches to Bibling: (a) a walled-garden, expensive, heavy weight one a la Logos; (b) apps way (for iOS, Android, etc.), (c) epub/mobi open ebook method (what I have been mostly doing); (d) simple Java Bible for each cell phone that has power to revolutionize missions in prosecuted countries.  I may refine them and put them to paper (screen) in the future.

*Apropos, there are a couple of associations for me with this abbreviation, 1 and 2

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