2022 Bible Marathon Information And Resources

10:00 AM-10:00 PM, Saturday, January 1st, 2022, Every Day Until Completed

Presenting The Holy Bible From Genesis Through Revelation

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Introduction

This page contains everything you'll need to participate in what we hope and pray will be a successful 2022 Bible marathon. What a joy it is to sit before the Lord and present a portion of His Holy Word!

At 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, January 1st, 2022, we'll begin with Genesis Chapter 1 and present the entire Bible, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse. At 10:00 PM we'll stop for the day. We'll resume at 10:00 AM the next morning and repeat the pattern until we finish Revelation Chapter 22.

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Registering For The 2022 Bible Marathon

Times are scheduled in 2 hour periods as follows:

Each period has a presenter, a monitor, and potentially a co-presenter. Some time periods are designated as group presentations, particularly at the beginning and end of the marathon.

Presenters will use their own versions of the Bible and various presentation methods including:

Presenters may wish to share their scheduled time periods with other people in which case we'll do our best to make appropriate arrangements. This is especially applicable to those reading Braille or print which we realize can be tiring.

Monitors:

If you are already a member of the Interactive Christian Community, please Log In To Register For The 2022 Bible Marathon. Otherwise, please Join ICC And Register For The 2022 Bible Marathon.

After registering, you may further customize your availability :

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Venue And Schedule

With the following two exceptions, ICC regular programming is cancelled during the 2022 Bible Marathon:

The ICC 2022 Bible Marathon is taking place on the Zoom platform. All schedule times are based on the Eastern U.S./Canadian time zone.

Bible presenting will start promptly at 10:00 AM each morning. However, we will meet at 9:30 AM to pray, get organized, and discuss any questions or problems which may have arisen from the previous day's presentations.

To keep the marathon running smoothly, we request that you join the zoom meeting 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled start time. We also ask that the monitor for the 8:00 PM-10:00 PM period Set Tomorrow Morning's Bible Marathon Starting Place so that the next day's first presenter will know where to begin.

The 2022 Bible marathon daily schedule will be emailed to the ICC email list at 7:00 AM each morning.

Please Log In To View Your Personalized 2022 Bible Marathon Schedule

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Audio Bibles Approved For Streaming

Please Log In To Download Audio Bibles

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Preparing An Audio Bible For Streaming

Before describing the process for unzipping an audio Bible, it might be helpful to understand how the files and folders are named:

The Zip Files

By way of example, the zip file containing the World English Bible Old Testament is called WEBO_WEB_OT_N.zip and the zip file containing the dramatized King James Version New Testament from Faith Comes By Hearing is called FCBH_KJV_NT_D.zip.

The Folders

By way of example, the folder containing Genesis is called 01_Genesis and the folder containing Revelation is called 27_Revelation

The Chapters/mp3 Files

By way of example, the file containing Genesis Chapter 1 is called 01_Genesis_01.mp3 and the file containing Revelation Chapter 22 is called 27_Revelation_22.mp3.

Unzipping An Audio Bible

The following explains how to extract a zipped audio Bible on a Windows computer on which third party archive utilities like 7Zip have not been installed. Before beginning, please ensure that your computer is configured to show file extensions for known file types. In windows 10, this can be accomplished by typing "show file extensions" in the search field and following the prompts. Showing file extensions will enable you to distinguish between the actual zip file and the folder created as a result of unzipping it. For example, unzipping the World English Bible Old Testament, WEBO_WEB_OT_N.zip, will create a new folder called WEBO_WEB_OT_N.

  1. Launch Windows Explorer and navigate to an audio Bible downloaded from this page, in this example, WEBO_WEB_OT_N.zip
  2. Press the applications key or shift-f10 to open the context menu
  3. Press down arrow until you hear "Extract all"
  4. Press enter to open the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders dialog
  5. Press tab until you hear "show extracted files when complete checkbox," and make sure that the checkbox is unchecked
  6. Press tab until you hear "extract button," and press space to start the unzip process
  7. Wait while the file unzips and the new folder is created, in this example, unzipping WEBO_WEB_OT_N.zip creates a folder called WEBO_WEB_OT_N

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Streaming an Audio Bible on Zoom

The following pertains to streaming an audio Bible on the Zoom client for Windows using a screen reader. for help with other versions, please Contact Us

The instructions use the World English Bible Old Testament as an example, specifically the books of Genesis and Exodus. They are to be executed while in the TeamTalk Bible Presentations room.

Streaming The Next Chapter In The Same Book

  1. Press control-s to open the TeamTalk Stream Media File to Channel dialog
  2. Focus is in an edit field containing the full path and name of the file last streamed, in this example Genesis Chapter 1, c:\Users\UserName\Downloads\WEBO_WEB_OT_N\01_Genesis\01_Genesis_01.mp3
  3. Press end to move the cursor to the end of the file name
  4. Press leftArrow until you hear "dot" which represents the period before the mp3 file extension
  5. *Press backspace to delete the digit before the period, in this example, the final 1 in 01_Genesis_01.mp3
  6. *Type the digit representing the next chapter of the book, in this example, 2
  7. Press enter to close the Stream Media File to Channel dialog
  8. The file should begin to stream, in this example, Genesis Chapter 2

*Note: with reference to steps 5 and 6, when the value in the tens column increases, such as when switching from Genesis Chapter 9 to Chapter 10, it is necessary to press backspace twice to delete 09, and type 2 digits, 10. In the book of Psalms, when the value in the hundreds column increases, which occurs when switching from Psalm 99 to Psalm 100, it is necessary to press backspace 3 times to delete 099, and type 3 digits, 100.

Streaming The First Chapter In The Next Book

  1. Press control-s to open the TeamTalk Stream Media File to Channel dialog
  2. Focus is in an edit field containing the full path and name of the file last streamed, in this example Genesis Chapter 50, c:\Users\UserName\Downloads\WEBO_WEB_OT_N\01_Genesis\01_Genesis_50.mp3
  3. Press tab once and you should hear "dot dot dot button" or "media file properties button"
  4. Press space to open the Stream Media File to Channel Open dialog
  5. Press shift-tab twice to focus on the list of files in the folder, in this example, 01_Genesis
  6. Press backspace to go up one level, in this example, to the WEBO_WEB_OT_N folder
  7. Press downArrow until you hear the name of the folder containing the next book, in this example Exodus, 02_Exodus
  8. Press enter to go into the folder, in this example, 02_Exodus
  9. Press space to select the first file in the folder, in this example Exodus Chapter 1, 02_Exodus_01.mp3
  10. Press enter to close the Stream Media File to Channel Open dialog
  11. Press shift-tab to return to the edit field containing the full path and name of the file to be streamed, in this example Exodus Chapter 1, c:\Users\UserName\Downloads\WEBO_WEB_OT_N\02_Exodus\02_Exodus_01.mp3
  12. Press enter to close the Stream Media File to Channel dialog
  13. The file should begin to stream, in this example, Exodus Chapter 1

Special Requirements When Streaming The Scourby Narrated Audio Bible From Litchfield Associates

Our updated agreement with Litchfield Associates requires us to do the following when either the KJV Old or New Testament narrated by Alexander scourby is being streamed:

  1. Immediately before streaming, please speak the contents of the 01_Copyright.txt file which can be found in the 00_Copyright folder of both the Old and New Testaments, LA_KJV_OT_N.zip and LA_KJV_NT_N.zip respectively. Alternatively, the above folders contain a recording of the text in a file called 02_Copyright.mp3 which can be streamed.
  2. Every 30 minutes during the streaming session, please stream the 03_Ad.mp3 file which can be found in the 00_Copyright folders of both the Old and New Testaments.

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Locking The TeamTalk Key

Those who are reading print or Braille, or listening through headphones and repeating what was heard, will want to lock the TeamTalk key. Doing so obviates the need to press and hold the control key. When in the Bible Presentations room, press control-shift-a to lock the key and press control-shift-a again to unlock it. The first time the key is locked, press tab until you hear "voice activation level," and press up arrow until you hear "0%." Executing the above procedure prevents the key from cycling from locked to unlocked.

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Changing Your TeamTalk Nickname

While participating in the bible marathon, we recommend changing your TeamTalk nickname to reflect your role so that those listening will know who is presenting, co-presenting, and monitoring. When you're done, please change your nickname back to what it was before you started. Please do the following to change your nickname while in the Bible Presentations room:

  1. Press F5 to open the TeamTalk Change Nickname dialog
  2. Focus is in an edit field containing your nickname, in this example, your first name
  3. Overtype the information in the field with your first name, a space, and your role (presenter, co-presenter, or monitor)
  4. Press enter to complete the change

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Audio Demonstration

Listen To An Audio Demonstration of how to download, unzip, and stream an audio Bible on TeamTalk.

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