eBibleLesson Help

How to Use This Site
ePub Help
HTML Help
PDF Help
iPod/MP3 Audio Help
Citation List Help
Log in Process

How to Use This Site

Here’s a brief introduction to eBibleLesson.com and to ways to use the site. For specific questions, please see the other sections of eBibleLesson Help. And please realize that some details may be a little different depending on your device, operating system, and Web browser.

If you’re on the eBibleLesson main landing page with all its information about the different eBibleLesson components, click on the blue Access eBibleLesson button at the top of the right sidebar to get to the lessons themselves. You’ll need to log in with your email address and password if you’re not already logged in. Once logged in, you’ll stay logged in for 28 days unless you choose to log out via the button at the top right of the screen.

The Current Week’s Lesson

(click here for information about lessons for other weeks)

Downloading
The Bible Lesson for the current week is front and center when you’re logged in at eBibleLesson.com. To download the lesson so you can read or listen to it without being online, use the Download Options menu right by the subject of the lesson. The same Download Options menu can be found in the box for the current lesson in the right sidebar as well (on a mobile device, this box may be at the bottom of the page instead of on the right). Simply hover your mouse over the menu or tap it on your mobile device to see the different lesson formats available to download. Then select the option you want to download—but please note that, if you’re using a mobile device, you may need to download a particular item to a computer first and then transfer it to your mobile device via the manufacturer’s instructions. Depending on your device, browser, and settings, the downloaded file either will open automatically or be saved in a location you’ve selected on your computer. If you have trouble downloading a file on a computer you can try right-clicking (control + click on a Mac) on the item you want and choosing from the available menu options that appear. You also can visit other sections of our Help pages for assistance.

Listening Online
It’s easy to listen to the current lesson online without downloading it. An audio bar appears right below the lesson subject. Click the Play button (the triangle) in this bar to start playing the lesson. To pause, click the Pause button that replaced the Play button; then click the play button to resume listening. On a computer, the volume is controlled by clicking the bars at the right end of the audio bar (you also may need to adjust your computer’s system volume); most mobile devices have volume buttons for controlling volume.

You also can listen to the lesson online by clicking the Listen Online button in the box for the current lesson in the right sidebar (the box may be at the bottom of the page if you’re using a mobile device). You’ll still use the buttons in the audio bar to pause and resume listening.

Reading Online
The text of the HTML Edition of the lesson appears just below the audio bar, making it easy to read the lesson online or to read along as you listen to the audio. Simply scroll down the page to continue reading the lesson. You can increase the text size by clicking the button with the three A’s that appears above the text. Three different sizes are available. You can print the lesson at the desired size by clicking the Print button.

You may want to copy the lesson text that appears on the page and paste it into a word processor. Then you can study the lesson offline in your own word-processing file, highlighting certain passages (if your word processor allows this), adding notes, and so on as you read. You can even print the lesson at a larger text size than you can online by increasing the text size in your word-processing file.

When you’re online you also can read the current week’s lesson with its surrounding context from the Bible and Science and Health. To do this, click the Read In-Context button in the box for the current lesson in the right sidebar (the box may be at the bottom of the page if you’re using a mobile device). This opens the In-Context Edition of the lesson. Once it appears, click the citation links to read and navigate through the lesson. To see the citations for a section, click on the section number. The citations will appear. When you move to another section, the previous citations disappear, and the citations for the new section appear, so there’s no need to scroll up and down the page all the time. The left and right arrow buttons near the subject can also be used to navigate through the citations, which users may find even more convenient. Because of a phone’s small screen size, it’s not very convenient to use the In-Context Edition on a phone. 

Other Lessons Available

In addition to the current week’s lesson, the lessons for the three coming weeks and the previous week are available. There’s a box for each one in the right sidebar (the box may be at the bottom of the page if you’re using a mobile device). Each box contains buttons for reading or listening online and for downloading files to your computer or mobile device (as noted above, some files may need to be downloaded to a computer first and transferred to your mobile device). All these buttons work as described above—but please note that to listen to another lesson online on a mobile device, you may need to first click the Listen Online button in the box and then use the audio bar when the page for the lesson appears.

ePub Help

How do I download the ePub to my smartphone, tablet, or eReader?
How do I download the ePub to my computer?
How do I transfer the ePub from my computer to my mobile device?
How do I read the ePub on my computer?
How do I convert the ePub to read on my Kindle?

How do I download the ePub to my smartphone, tablet, or eReader?
To download the ePub to your smartphone, tablet, or dedicated eReader, simply select ePub in the Download Options menu. You will need eReader software to read the Lesson, but this is included with many mobile devices or can be downloaded for free.

How do I download the ePub to my computer?
To download the ePub to your computer, first try simply selecting ePub in the Download Options menu. This will work with a variety of computer configurations. If it doesn’t produce a usable file, here’s what to do. (Note that the exact wording of what to select may vary depending on your browser and operating system.)

  • On a PC: Right-click on the ePub option in the Download Options menu and select “Save.”
  • On a Mac: Control-click on the ePub option in the Download Options menu and select “Save link as ...,” “Download linked file,” or “Download linked file as ...”

When downloading to a computer, be sure that “.epub” is file extension at the end of the file name. If it is “.txt” or “.zip,” simply change it to “.epub” so the file will work.

How do I transfer the ePub from my computer to my mobile device?
This varies from device to device. Consult the instructions from the manufacturer of your mobile device.

How do I read the ePub on my computer?
You need to download the ePub to you computer (see above) and have eReader software on your computer. A variety of software is available, some of it free. An easy-to-use plug-in is available for the Firefox browser; you can download it here. Once this plug-in is installed, your ePubs will open in it automatically when you download them to your computer.

How do I convert the ePub to read on my Kindle?
Here are the steps to convert the ePub for use on a Kindle.

  1. If you don’t already have it, click here to download Kindle Previewer to your computer. (If that link doesn’t work, enter “Kindle Previewer” in a search engine and click on the appropriate result.) Follow the instructions on the page to download the program.
  2. Once it’s downloaded to your computer, open Kindle Previewer.
  3. In the window that appears, click the Open Book to Preview link.
  4. In the window that appears, select and open the Bible Lesson ePub file you already downloaded and want to convert to mobi, the proprietary eBook format your Kindle uses.
  5. In the Compiling eBook window that appears, click the “here” link that will tell you where the newly converted file is.
  6. Find the mobi file in the window that appears (it will probably be the only thing in the window) and download it to your Kindle.
  7. Open the file on your Kindle. It’s ready to read. The Bible Lesson may look to have a large number of pages, but it really doesn’t; the large number that appears is a result of the way the file is converted.

If you don’t want to convert the ePub, you can always read the HTML Edition of the Bible Lesson on your Web-enabled Kindle.

HTML Help

How do I enlarge the type size onscreen or for printing?
How do I copy and paste the text into a word processor or other software?

How do I enlarge the type size onscreen or for printing?
To change the size of the type, click the three A’s in the first dark gray box under the audio bar. Repeatedly clicking these toggles the type size among the three preselected options. You can then read the lesson at the best type size for you or print it at this size by clicking the Print button next to the three A’s.

How do I copy and paste the text into a word processor or other software?
To copy the text, drag your cursor over the text you want to copy. Then you can copy it by choosing Copy from the Edit menu or by using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+C on a PC; Command+C on a Mac). Then click in an open word processor (or other software) file and paste the text by choosing Paste from the Edit menu or by using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+V on a PC; Command+V on a Mac).

PDF Help

What’s needed to read the eBibleLesson PDF on a computer or mobile device?
Do I need anything else to read the PDF?
How do I download the PDF?
How do I print the PDF?
Can I change the size of the type in the PDF?
What if I have problems with Adobe Acrobat?

What’s needed to read the eBibleLesson PDF on a computer or mobile device?
You need a Web browser, the more up to date the better. Mobile devices come with a browser already installed, although you can get other ones at an online app store. Computers generally come with a browser installed as well, but, if you’ve had your computer for a while and haven’t updated your software, you may want to get the latest version of a browser. Here are links for some popular browsers.

Do I need anything else to read the PDF?
No, although your reading experience can be much better with some additional software. Having Adobe Acrobat Reader (download it for free here) on your computer allows you not just to read the lesson but to highlight passages, make notes, etc. And having an app on your mobile device to handle PDFs can provide similar capabilities and would also allow you to save the PDF on your device so you wouldn’t always need an Internet connection to read the Bible Lesson.

How do I download the PDF?
On a mobile device, simply select the PDF option in the Download Options menu on the eBibleLesson site. It should open automatically. If you have a PDF app installed, you may be prompted to open the PDF in that app.

On your computer, downloading the PDF to the desktop (or a folder), rather than opening it in the browser, is generally a good idea. It removes the need to wait for the browser to download each PDF page individually. To download a PDF, click the PDF option in the Download Options menu. If you have Adobe Acrobat installed, you’ll be asked where you want to save the file. You can save the file anywhere, but your desktop might be most convenient if you want to open it right away. After the file downloads, you can double-click to open it. Once you have the file open, you can view it using Adobe Acrobat’s navigation tools, or you can print it by selecting “Print” from the File menu.

How do I print the PDF?
With your computer and printer, you can print the PDF by selecting “Print” from the File menu. If your mobile device and printer have the proper software for wireless printing, you can print the lesson from your mobile device.

Can I change the size of the type in the PDF?
Yes, you can change the size of the type on your computer’s or mobile device’s screen, although doing so may require that you scroll the page more to read the text.

  • If you’re reading the PDF in your computer’s browser, you can use the Zoom tools in the View menu to adjust the size. You also can use the Ctrl+ and Ctrl- key combinations to increase and decrease, respectively, the text size on PC; on a Mac, use Command+ and Command-.
  • If you’re using Adobe Acrobat, you can use the various zoom tools in that program to adjust the size.
  • On your mobile device, use the methods your software provides to change the text size.

What if I have problems with Adobe Acrobat?
If you’re having problems with Adobe Acrobat or want to know more about its capabilities, please visit Adobe’s help pages.

MP3/iPod Audio Help

How do I play the MP3 file on my Web-enabled device?
What’s the difference between the MP3 and the iPod Audio (m4a) file?
How do I download the MP3 or iPod Audio file to my computer?
Can the iPod Audio file be downloaded directly to my iPod?

How do I play the MP3 file on my Web-enabled device?
To listen to the Bible Lesson without downloading it to your Web-enabled device (computer, tablet, or phone), simply click the Play button (the triangle) at the left end of the audio bar below the lesson subject. Or you can click the Listen Online button for that lesson in the sidebar. The lesson will start playing shortly (the speed of your Internet connection will determine how long it takes to start, and there may be some buffering). Once the lesson starts, the Play button in the audio bar becomes a Pause button (two parallel bars); you can click this to pause the playing of the lesson. The lesson hasn’t been downloaded to your device, so you’ll need to have an Internet connection and to return to the site each time you want to listen to the lesson this way.

What’s the difference between the MP3 and the iPod Audio (m4a) file?
The iPod audio file is “chaptered,” allowing you to easily find specific sections of the lesson that you’d like to hear again. The m4a file also contains graphics.

How do I download the MP3 or iPod Audio file to my computer?
Simply choose the MP3 or iPod Audio link in the Download Options menu. This will work with many browsers, but in some browsers the file will start to play instead of download. If this happens, here’s how you can download the file. (Note that the exact wording of what to select may vary depending on your browser and operating system.)

  • On a PC: Right-click on the desired audio option in the Download Options menu and select “Save.”
  • On a Mac: Control-click on the desired audio option in the Download Options menu and select “Save link as ...,” “Download linked file,” or “Download linked file as ...”

Once the file is downloaded, you can move it to your desired location (for example, your iTunes library). Once you’ve downloaded the file to your computer, you can listen to it without an Internet connection and without visiting eBibleLesson.com.

Can the iPod Audio file be downloaded directly to my iPod?
No. You need to download it to your computer first and then transfer it to your iPod.

Citation List Help


How do I copy citations?
The Citation List includes all the citations included in a lesson. This list can be copied and pasted into Concord, a software program that contains the complete text of the Bible and Science and Health. The lesson can then be read in Concord, allowing the use of all that program’s tools.

To get the list of citations for a lesson, click the Citation List button for that lesson in the sidebar on the right of the screen. To copy the list, click and drag your mouse over all the citations to highlight them. Then select “Copy” in the Edit menu or hit Ctrl+C (on a Mac, Command+C) on your computer’s keyboard to copy the highlighted text. You can paste it into Concord (or another document) by hitting Ctrl+V (Command+V on a Mac) or by selecting Paste from the Edit menu.

Log In Process

Go to the eBibleLesson.com landing page and click Access This Week's eBibleLesson at the right of the page. You can also click eBibleLesson Log In at the top right of the page.

eBible Landing Page

If you are not already logged in, you will see the below screen. Click eBibleLesson Login to go to the log in page.

eBibleLesson log in prompt

Log in using your subscription email address and password to access the eBibleLesson download page.

eBibleLesson Log In Page

Once you have logged in, you will see the eBibleLessson download page as shown below. This is where you can read, listen and download various eBibleLesson products from the Downloads Options drop down menu.

eBibleLesson Lesson Page