Walk into a biblical scholar's study and you'll be greeted by walls full of books: versions, concordances, commentaries, textual analysis, and whole sets of volumes. That's sort of what you get for free with Bible Seeker. It's a free biblical reference tool that includes the King James Version of the Holy Bible, Easton's Bible Dictionary, Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary, and Notes from the KJV Translators, with many add-on components available. You can open each reference tool independently within Bible Seeker's interface, which makes it easy to search, print, and use these time-tested resources. It uses your Web browser to display pages, giving them the familiar feel and flexibility of a Web page.
When we first opened Bible Seeker, a pop-up message advised us that it uses Internet Explorer as its default display tool but that we could change the settings to another browser by clicking Tools/Options, selecting HTML Viewer, and entering the file name of our preferred browser. The program opened with the KJV displaying John 1:1. We could quickly access Book, Chapter, and Verse via drop-down lists, and also access any different versions we might have installed, though the only default choice is the KJV. We could also browse chapters and open any of the commentaries from the toolbar, often directly on the passage in question. For instance, we entered Galatians 4:4 and, when the page appeared, clicked Henry's commentary, which opened directly on the appropriate reference. We could download and add more references, too, and print any page from the interface or from IE.
Free tools like Bible Seeker give believers and scholars alike not only a versatile virtual copy of the text but also a wide range of respected commentaries and concordances plus the ability to add more. We especially like the tool's use of your browser to display pages, which ensures a familiar interface and takes advantage of the flexibility of HTML-based presentation and the wide and growing availability of free HTML-based textual resources.