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Olive Tree, Tyndale Release First Digitally Animated Bible, Encyclopedia for PDAs

Olive Tree Bible Software has partnered with Tyndale House Publishers to produce the market~{!/~}s first digitally animated Bible and encyclopedia suite for Pocket PC and Palm OS devices.

"What impressed me most about the handheld is that nothing of the original essence of the PC has been lost. If anything, the graphics are brighter and crisper in the scaled down version," said W. Victor Kore, Marketing Manager from Beers Publishing Group Tyndale House Publishers, in a news release by Olive Tree Bible Software on Feb. 1. "The user interface is well thought out too. From the main page, you are only a tap away from the Bible, the encyclopedia, timeline or multimedia. It is not only functional, but a pleasure to look at."

iLumina Mobile is a PDA Bible Study software suite that offers users the NIV, NLT, and the KJV Bibles; a select number of video animations and tours, maps, timelines; and other useful information resources. The original PC iLumina Gold version was updated to support Pocket PC and Palm OS devices.

Olive Tree Bible Software provides Bible versions and study tools for Palm OS, Pocket PC, Smartphone and Symbian cell phones, and BlackBerry devices. They publish over 80 electronic translations of the Bible, as well as commentaries, dictionaries, eBooks, and parsing tools. The Bible is offered in various languages, including German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and many others. Original Hebrew and Greek texts are also available.

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible and has since grown into one of the premier publishing houses in the industry. Tyndale products include the popular Left Behind series and numerous other New York Times bestsellers. Tyndale also publishes the New Living Translation Bible and many other resources for church and family. Tyndale House Publishers is located in Carol Stream, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago.