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Developer(s) StudyLamp Software
Stable release
8.0 / March 16, 2016
Operating system Windows
Type Bible study application
License Proprietary
Website SwordSearcher.com

SwordSearcher is a Bible software package that runs on Windows.


SwordSearcher was originally written for DOS in 1994 by Brandon Staggs under the name Bible Assistant. When Windows 95 was released, version 3 was released as a Windows program called SwordSearcher 95 and was apparently the first 32 bit Windows Bible Software available.[1]

A port to the Mac OS was started [2] but was later canceled.[3]

A SwordSearcher module compiler, called Forge, is available.

Reviews and awards[edit]

In 2007, 2008, and 2009, SwordSearcher was awarded the Shareware Industry Awards People's Choice for Best Hobby or Personal Interest software.[4]

It is one of About.com's top 10 bible programs.[5]


  1. ^ "Brandon Staggs interview". Bible Software Review. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Windows Bible Software Coming to OS X". Christian Macintosh Users Group. 2005-03-31. 
  3. ^ "My Mac Adventures Concluded". Brandon Staggs. 2005-10-29. 
  4. ^ "People's Choice Awards". Shareware Industry Awards Foundation. 2009-09-29. 
  5. ^ Fairchild, Mary. "Top 10 Bible Software Programs". About.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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