e-sword bibles are available from a variety of sources. However, the NET module is not available
on the main e-sword site. However, http://www.e-sword.net
has many free and several for pay bibles.
The NETBible modules are only available
from the bible.org site
There are two versions of the NET Bible for e-SwordÃ‚Â® to choose from:
A free version
with the full NET Bible text and a sample of the NET Bible notes - available to registered users of bible.org (support via user forum only
see forum 8c)
Help support bible.org by buying the premium e-sword module
with the full 60.000+ notes displayed in the commentary window and 2 full NET Bible texts (with and without note markers for copying into your personal studies) full product support provided.Sample screen here
Generally the bibles are zipped files, when they install, they are expanded and copied to the e-sword directory on your computer. When e-sword is started it looks in that directory for files that end in .bbl and recognizes them as bibles and the name of the file is the name used on the tab for the bible (without the .bbl extension). They are Microsoft Access files.
That's pretty much all there is to it, there is no option or anything, the files just need to be put on the computer in the proper place and e-sword will recognize them.
Even if you have bible modules they aren't necessarily displayed.
When e-sword is running clicking on the "Options" and then "Resources" on the menu will bring up a window with all the Bibles, Commentaries, and Dictionaries that the program found listed in three columns. Each file has a box next to it. Checking the box will cause it to be displayed on a tab so you can use it, having the box empty will cause it not to be displayed. The exception to that is if you hit the "Compare" tab in the Bible part of the window, the single verse selected will show from all the bibles, not just the selected ones.
Hope that helps.
edit by daustin
ps I hope to have the first edition NETBible modules out by the 3 feb 06 watch the home page for an announcement..