“For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” Ezra 7:10
Ezra Project is a user-friendly bible study tool focussing on topical study based on keywords/tags. This program can help you to easily manage your topical verse lists and verse-based notes. Ezra Project works with SWORD bible translation modules and thus enables bible study in many languages. It runs on Windows, macOS and Linux. Click here to get the latest release.
Usage / Howto / Screenshots
Watch this video to understand how to use Ezra Project.
You can also browse through some screenshots and photos on a separate gallery page.
Ezra Project comes with the features listed below. An overview of changes per release is available in the Change Log.
- Bible books are opened entirely and you can scroll through the chapters seemlessly and fast.
- The text is shown with book introductions, section headers, cross references and foot notes.
- You can compare the bible translations of the selected verses.
- Access to all bible translations available from CrossWire’s repositories.
- Ezra Project uses the local Sword directories as any other Sword frontend.
Tagging (topical verse lists)
- Tag within the currently opened book or verse list.
- Lookup all verses of a tag (show verses in the main browsing window).
- Lookup all verses of a tag in the context of a book or verse list (show verses in small popup).
- Export a tagged verse list to a document.
- Show tag statistics for the currently opened book.
- Take notes for individual verses.
- The notes can be formatted using Markdown syntax.
- The note editor offers syntax highlighting and convenience features for editing Markdown (see this cheatsheet).
- Search within the currently opened book or verse list (
CTRL/CMD + f).
- Search within the full bible translation.
- Search with multiple words, exact phrase or Strong’s number.
- Search results are highlighted.
- Strong’s transcriptions/original word are displayed as hint/pop-up above the word when hovering the mouse over the corresponding word while pressing
- Detailed Strong’s information is shown on the bottom left in a separate box.
- Strong’s based search with link ‘Find all occurrances’.
- Additional Strong’s based dictionaries can be installed. All Strong’s related dictionary entries are shown in the dictionary info box.
User interface features
- Each tab either shows a book, a tagged verse list, cross references or search results.
- Previously opened tabs are loaded again on program start.
- Switchable light/dark color theme
- You can easily and quickly switch between a light and a dark color theme.
- This is configured automatically on macOS based on the system settings.
- User interface available in the following languages:
- English, German, Dutch, French
Ezra Project is currently on a bi-monthly release schedule. The next release 0.15.0 is planned for October 2020 with the following new features:
The latest installation packages for Windows, macOS and Linux can be found on this page. Specific install instructions are below.
Install Ezra Project by downloading the installer. The installer can then be executed with one click/double-click. Note that Windows will warn you that the vendor of this package could not be verified (Installer is not signed). However, you can still go ahead and install the application. Once installed, Ezra Project will open automatically and there will be a link available on your Desktop.
Install Ezra Project by downloading the DMG file. After opening the DMG file from Finder you can either just test-run Ezra Project (double-click the icon), or drag-and-drop the icon to the Applications folder to install it. Note, that macOS will warn you that this is an app downloaded from the internet. That message must be acknowledged before you can run the application.
Note that the released DMG file has only been tested with the latest macOS release. Support for older versions shall be provided in the future (see issue 119).
Install Ezra Project by downloading a package for your distribution. After installing the package you will find “Ezra Project” in your application menu.
- Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10 / 20.04 & Debian 10 & Linux Mint 18/19: Download the appropriate Debian package attached to the latest release and install, e.g.:
sudo dpkg -i ezra-project_ubuntu1904_0.12.0_amd64.deb.
- Fedora 29/30/31 & CentOS 8: Download the appropriate RPM package package attached to the latest release and install, e.g.:
sudo dnf localinstall ezra-project_fedora29_0.12.0_x86_64.rpm.
- Arch Linux: Use your favorite AUR package manager to install ezra-project (or ezra-project-git), e.g.:
yay -S ezra-project.
Have a look at Ezra Project’s GitHub repository to find out more about its development.
To give feedback (bug reports, feature requests) please use the Github issue system. Click here to file a new Issue for Ezra Project.