Eloquent (formerly MacSword) is a free open-source application for research and study of the Bible, developed specifically for Macintosh computers running OS X. Eloquent allows users to read and browse different bible translations in many languages, devotionals, commentaries, dictionaries and lexicons. It also supports searching and advanced features such as services enabling users to access the Bible within other application programs.
Eloquent is one of About.com's top 10 Bible programs. Because Eloquent is based on The SWORD Project, it is compatible with a growing collection of over 200 texts available in over 50 languages.
Version 2.3.5 of Eloquent continues with the Snow Leopard development. However, starting with the version 2.4.0, Eloquent has started with the OS X Lion testing, implementing features that are specific only to the Lion operating system.
June 15, 2011
Added spell checking context menu to notes display. It is now possible to add unknown words to the Mac OS X dictionary.
Preview Pane now shows text as HTML rendered instead of plain text.
Fixed problem where Eloquent didn’t honor the individual module font setting.
July 16, 2011
Fixed footnotes display in tooltip and preview pane
updated version SWORD and module development utilities