Summer Import Blitz August 14, 2017:
Over the last three weeks we have imported over 30 new translations of Emanuel Swedenborg's works. We have covered many different works, in a variety of languages, including: Russian, German, Dutch, Czech, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, and Georgian. Read more about our progress here.
Good News of the Day July 19, 2017:
1. We just imported a Chinese translation of Conjugial Love. That brings the count of Chinese translations to 5! Only 13 more to go.
2. We've had over 1 million visits to the website in the past 12 months! If website traffic continues to grow at the same rate, we'll see 2 million visits in the next 12 months.
Traffic Jump June 30, 2017:
We just topped the 110,000 visits/month threshold. How 'bout that?
The Lord June 27, 2017:
We just imported a New Century Edition translation of one of Swedenborg's works, entitled "The Lord".
"Doctrine of the Lord" in Korean June 26, 2017:
We just imported a Korean translation of Doctrine of the Lord. Take a look!
Life May 25, 2017:
We've just imported another New Century Edition of one of Swedenborg's works, entitled "Life". It's about how to become a good person, and live a good life.
Faith May 17, 2017:
We just imported a New Century Edition translation of one of Swedenborg's works, entitled "Faith".
Busy Week May 12, 2017:
Lots happening this week: A new and improved version of Arcana Coelestia, more videos from our friends at the Swedenborg Foundation, better links from Bible text to related commentary... read more here.
Dutch Interface May 3, 2017:
We just deployed a Dutch interface for the site. The 23 million Dutch speakers of the world can now read the Bible while exploring Swedenborg's works, all in a comfortable language for finding their way around the site. Take a look!
Over 100,000! April 15, 2017:
We just topped the 100,000 visits/month level for the first time, on Easter Sunday!
Easter Commentary April 14, 2017:
In time for Easter, we have added three commentaries by New Christian writers: 1) The Miracles of Jesus Christ, by Rev. John Clowes 2) The Parables of Jesus Christ Explained, by Rev. John Clowes 3) The Path, by Rev. Geoffrey Childs.
Precepts - Round-Tripped April 1, 2017:
We just posted a cleaned-up version of Precepts of the Decalog, a draft outline that Swedenborg wrote in preparation for his 1763 work, Doctrine of the Lord. Here's the link: Precepts of the Decalog.
Monthly visits: 98,000+ April 13, 2017:
We're closing in on the 100,000 visits/month level! It will be fun to achieve that goal.
Explaining the Word March 30, 2017:
We've been adding a bunch of Bible Study commentary to our on-deck circle. Some of it is old, but it's good, and we wanted to make sure you knew it was there. Here's the link: Bible Commentary.
Growing! March 27, 2017:
We welcomed more than 94,000 visitors for the last 30 days; it's more good growth! We're glad you're all finding our site, and we hope you're getting good ideas that you can put to use in your lives. Thanks for visiting, and come back soon!
Cleanup of Latin TCR March 20, 2017:
We just finished a major cleanup/round-trip of the Latin text of Vera Christiana Religio, or, in English, True Christian Religion (TCR). This was Swedenborg's capstone theological work, and with a clean, exportable Latin foundation, future translators will be able to work much faster.
Dear Google, Please Index... March 13, 2017:
We just created new, bigger, better sitemaps to help Google, Bing and other search engines crawl and index the site. We've submitted more than 17 million distinct pages, now, and we're excluding most of the side-by-side comparison pages.
2 Round-trips for Divine Love March 13, 2017:
We just re-processed two English translations of Swedenborg's drafted-but-not-published work, De Divino Amore (Divine Love). They now have links to Bible verses, cross references, and active footnotes.
Over 90,000 Visitors a Month!March 6, 2017:
We just topped the 90,000 visitors/month threshold.
Old Testament Parables? March 3, 2017:
Rev. Edward Craig Mitchell explained 47 Old Testament Parables, in the light of New Christian thought, and... we just imported his explanations. You can find them in the stories table here.
Another German translation! February 27, 2017:
We've imported another German translation of one of Swedenborg's works: "Der Verkehr der Seele und Leib". That makes 2 works fully imported and linked up, and another 13(!) available as .pdf files.
What's the Inner Meaning of the Book of Deuteronomy? February 23, 2017:
We've now added chapter and verse-level explanations for the Book of Deuteronomy. These are from a book by Alexander Payne, "A STUDY OF THE INTERNAL OR SPIRITUAL SENSE OF THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMY", published in London, in 1881.
Leviticus and Numbers Explained February 17, 2017:
We've just imported chapter and verse-level explanations of the inner meaning of the books of Leviticus and Numbers. These are from two books by Rev. Henry MacLagan, published in London, in 1912 and 1913.
Want to see the Greek? Or the Hebrew? February 16, 2017:
We've added a dynamic link at the bottom of the Study Slider, to qBible, one of the best places online to get back to the source languages of the Word.
Gospels of Mark and Luke - Explained! January 28, 2017:
We just imported commentaries on the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke, by Rev. John Clowes. They were written in the mid 1800s in England. Clowes was one of the leading Anglican and Swedenborgian theologians of his day.
Portuguese UI January 25, 2017:
We deployed a Portuguese interface for the site. That's good for the 215 million Portuguese speakers of the world; they now have the Bible and Swedenborg's works available AND a comfortable language for finding their way around the site. Try it out!
German UI January 25, 2017:
It's "user interface news" day: We just posted a UI for German-speakers, too. Here it is.
Multi-lingual Bible Book Names January 20, 2017:
We just added the names of books of the Word in many languages, so now a reader in, say, French, sees Genèse instead of Genesis, in menus and navigation buttons. More details here.
Rev. William Woofenden Sermons Imported January 19, 2017:
We posted around 50 more sermons by the late Rev. William Woofenden. Bill Woofenden was one of the leading lights of the General Convention branch of the New Church, and his sermons are rich with references to the Word. More details here.
"Divine Love" in Swedish January 18, 2017:
We just imported a Swedish translation of "Divine Love". Have a look: Den Gudomliga kärleken
Latin again! January 11, 2016:
We round-tripped the Latin edition of Heaven and Hell, or "De Coelo et De Inferno", added links and sorted out footnotes. It's much cleaner than what we had before. In case you want to brush up on your Latin!
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