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It is a cross platform, open source Bible software program featuring a rich and user friendly GUI. The interface supports: parallel views, commentaries, lexicons, dictionaries, glossaries, and daily devotions. It also comes with a powerful search capability. Alkitab is based on the NetBeans Platform and JSword CrossWire library.
Side note: Alkitab is an Indonesian word for Christian Holy Bible.
It is because Alkitab can not find or locate Java on your system.
if you encounter this error cannot find Java 1.8 or higher, please reinstall the AdoptiumJDK (if you use AdoptiumJDK)
Alternatively, you can edit the [INSTALL_DIR]/etc/alkitab.conf file and set the jdkhome directly by:
You can download additional Bible translations, books, dictionaries, lexicons, daily devotions, and other resources from CrossWire Module Add-ins (one of the largest collections available).
It is recommended to choose the Raw ZIP format and follow the instructions below.
Note: the Raw ZIP format will work on all supported operating systems.
Step to install:
Alternatively you could install book using the following:
balaam || balak" finds passages containing Balak OR Balaam
aaron && moses" finds passages containing both Aaron AND Moses
lord ! jesus" is passages containing Lord BUT NOT Jesus
amminadab ~1 perez" finds verses containting Amminadab within 1 verse of mention of Perez.
You can search for strongs using the following syntax:
strong:hxxx eg: strong:h430 (for Hebrew)
strong:gxxx eg: strong:g2424 (for Greek)
Note: Strongs search requires Bible translation that have strongs info eg: KJV
The language localization can be enabled by appending --locale language[:country[:variant]]
to the startup command.
--locale in (for Indonesian Locale)
--locale fa (for Farsi Locale)
--locale vi (for Vietnamese Locale)
You can set this by supplying the command line parameter eg:
- (Unix/Linux) [install-folder]/bin/alkitab --locale in
Or you can set this on the [install-folder]/etc/alkitab.conf under default_options eg:
default_options="--branding alkitab -J-client -J-Xss2m .... --locale in"
Or you can change the desktop shortcut (Windows) by appending the locale:
- right click on the shortcut choose properties
- on the shortcut tab and target field append the locale command at the end
eg: "C:\Program Files\Kiyut\Alkitab-x_x\bin\alkitab.exe" --locale in
Note: This is not Bible translation, it is only a UI Localization. Currently Alkitab Bible Study have English (en), Indonesian (in), Farsi (fa), and Vietnamese (vi) locale.
Unfortunately, we do not have the permission to distribute Indonesian Bible Translations (Terjemahan Lama, Terjemahan Baru, Bahasa Indonesia Sehari-hari). We are not an affiliate with Lembaga Alkitab Indonesia (LAI), the copyright owner of Indonesia Bible Translations (Terjemahan Lama, Terjemahan Baru, Bahasa Indonesia Sehari-hari). If you are interested in those translations as Sword Module, please contact Lembaga Alkitab Indonesia (LAI) directly.
Alternatively, you can download SABDA© (Software Alkitab, Biblika Dan Alat-alat) for Indonesian Bible. It has 9 Indonesian Modern Bibles, 5 Melayu/Indo Kuno pra 1945 Bibles, 5 Greek Bibles, 3 Hebrew Bibles, 11 English Bibles, and much more ...