It's the kind of question that you might see on a techie blog, like Mark Hoffman's Bible Studies and Technological Tools and it is the kind of question that could hardly have been less interesting to me until this week. But this week I finally entered the twenty-first century and got myself a smartphone. As a committed Logos user, I did know that they did not yet have anything for Android devices, though something is planned but what was I to do in the mean time?
Mark Hoffman's post Bible Software for Android came just in the nick of time. The place to go is Olive Tree Bible Software. I must admit that I hadn't visited Olive Tree for years. But they are the place to go if you have an Android phone. It's pretty straightforward. I just went to market place on my phone, looked for Olive Tree, found their "KJV Bible Reader", downloaded it and then went, within Olive Tree, to "Browse Online Book Store".
Now here's the trick. It's easy to think that the only option is to pay $35.99 for a Greek NT (NA27), and I couldn't find any other option in the "Bibles" section or in the "Greek and Hebrew" section. But I knew that Olive Tree had the SBL Greek New Testament because Mark Hoffman had told me so. And the place to look is in "Free Books". It takes seconds to download, and is just the kind of thing you want on your phone, i.e. when you are on the go. Back in the study, there are the books and there is Logos. But Olive Tree's reader and the SBL Greek NT is just what I wanted when out and about.