Are you new to using commentaries — or at least, new to using them in the Olive Tree Bible App? This is the right blog post for you. Watch the video or skim the blog… or both!

HOW DO COMMENTARIES WORK IN THE APP?

We’ve made a video showcasing how easy it is to use commentaries in the Olive Tree Bible App. Check it out!

THREE WAYS TO OPEN A COMMENTARY

When you use a commentary in the Olive Tree Bible App, there are three, easy ways to open it. Each way helps you accomplish a specific goal.

PARALLEL TAB

The Parallel tab in the Study Center is helpful for keeping any resource open as you study. If you know you’re going to a specific commentary the entire time you’re reading the Bible, keep it open in the Parallel tab

RESOURCE GUIDE

There’s a reason you should keep a commentary in the Parallel tab if you’re using it long-term. That’s because the Resource Guide tab is designed to show you resources with relative content you might have forgotten about… like your commentaries!

So, if you’re reading the Bible, and see your commentary show up under “Commentaries” in the Resource Guide, tap on it! We’ll take you to the right passage.

How-To: Commentaries 7

LIBRARY

Use the Library the open up your commentary in the main window. You’ll probably want to do this if you’re wanting to read through your commentary specifically.

It’s easy to navigate inside the commentary from this view. Just tap the green bar. Then, you’ll see the table of contents.

LOOK INSIDE

Wondering what the text looks like? Here you go! All the screenshots in this blog come from an iPad. However, you’ll be able to see content like this on all of our other platforms.

Additionally, do you see those green hyperlinks in the text? In commentaries, we hyperlink verse references and footnotes. Just tap and we’ll open a pop-up window with the information.

PICK OUT A COMMENTARY

Head on over to our olivetree.com to see all of our available commentaries. If you have a question or need suggestions, leave us a comment below.

2 Comments

  1. Carol Holgate Reply

    I’ve downloaded your commentary over a year ago, which I have paid for and was not able to open it.
    I’m not sure if I was doing something wrong or if it was my phone.
    I would love to buy this one, but I’m afraid the same thing will happen.
    I’m not internet savvy like most people

    • Cierra Klatt Reply

      Hey, Carol! That’s not good! We never want someone to buy something from us and then not know how to use it. If this video didn’t help sort it out for you, please email support@olivetree.com. Our support staff will be able to walk you through the process. Always reach out to us if you have a question!

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