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BibleTime(1) KDE Application BibleTime(1)


bibletime - Bible study tool for KDE


bibletime [ Qt-options ] [ KDE-options ] [ options ]


This manual page documents briefly the bibletime KDE Application. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

BibleTime is a free and easy to use bible study tool for UNIX systems. It requires a working KDE environment and the SWORD library. BibleTime provides easy handling of digitized texts (Bibles, commentaries and lexicons) and powerful features to work with these texts (search in texts, write own notes, save, print etc.).

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-v, --version
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Enable debug messages.
Ignore the startup session that was saved when BibleTime was closed the last time.
--open-default-bible key
Open the default bible with the given key. Use random to open at a random position.


The full documentations for bibletime and bible study are maintained as docbook manuals. If the khelpcenter program is properly installed at your site, the command
khelpcenter help:/bibletime

should give you access to the complete manual.


Please use or
to report bugs, do not mail the authors directly.


BibleTime was written by
Joachim Ansorg <>
Martin Gruner <>
Nikolay Igotti <>
Gary Sims <>
Timothy R. Butler <>
James Ots <>
Fred Saalbach <>

This manual page was prepared by Erik Schanze <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

October 4, 2017 BibleTime 2.11.0