2023 Bible Marathon Information And Resources

9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sunday, January 1st, 2023, Every Day Until Completed

Presenting The Holy Bible From Genesis Through Revelation

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This page contains everything you'll need to participate in what we hope and pray will be a successful 2023 Bible Marathon. What a joy it is to sit before The Lord and present a portion of His Holy Word!

At 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, January 1st, 2023, we'll begin with Genesis Chapter 1 and present the entire Bible, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse. At 9:00 PM we'll stop for the day. We'll resume at 9:00 AM the next morning and repeat the pattern until we finish Revelation Chapter 22.

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Joining the 2023 Bible Marathon on Zoom

It is not necessary to log into iccsite.org to join the 2023 Bible Marathon. If you already have Zoom installed, please do one of the following, otherwise, refer to Downloading and Installing Zoom:

  1. Launch a web browser and go to https://iccsite.org/join
    1. While the Bible Marathon is in session, find and activate the Join the ICC 2023 Bible Marathon link, or
    2. Explore the page for other ways to join including one tap mobile and telephone call-in information
  2. Similar information can also be found at the bottom of the daily ICC 2023 Bible Marathon Schedule email

Unlike TeamTalk, Zoom is full-duplex, meaning that we can hear each other and talk at the same time. As a result, it is important, if you are not presenting, that you keep your audio muted. On joining the Bible Marathon Zoom meeting, your audio will be muted. If you are a presenter or a co-presenter, press alt-a to unmute your audio. When you are finished presenting, Press alt-a again to mute your audio. If you are a monitor and need to communicate with the presenter, press and hold the spacebar and speak into your microphone. Release the spacebar when you are finished speaking.

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Downloading and Installing Zoom

The web browser client will download automatically when you join your first Zoom meeting. Alternatively, Download Zoom for Windows. To install Zoom, navigate to the folder where your browser downloaded the ZoomInstaller.exe file, press enter, and follow the prompts.

Download Zoom for iOS Devices, iPhones and iPads, from the App Store.

Download Zoom for Android Devices from Google Play

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Registering for the 2023 Bible Marathon

Times are scheduled in 2 hour periods or shifts 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 others, in which case we'll do our best to make appropriate arrangements. This is especially applicable to those reading print or Braille which can sometimes be tiring.


Monitors who wish to present may arrange to do so by asking their presenters.

If you are already a member of the Interactive Christian Community, please Log in to Register for the 2023 Bible Marathon. Otherwise, please Join ICC and Register for the 2023 Bible Marathon.

During registration, you may customize your availability by checking the "I would like to further customize my availability" checkbox, pressing the "register" button, and filling out the resulting form. If you have already registered, please do the following to further customize your availability:

  1. On the Interactive Christian Community Member Menu, find and activate the Your 2023 Bible Marathon Registration link
  2. On the resulting page, Find and activate the Customize Your 2023 Bible Marathon Availability link
  3. Fill in the resulting form and press the Update button. Please note that there are 66 checkboxes on the form, 6 for each day from Sunday, January 1st, 2023 to Wednesday, January 11th, 2023.

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Schedule and Venue

With the following two exceptions, ICC regular programming is cancelled during the 2023 Bible Marathon:

The ICC 2023 Bible Marathon is taking place on Zoom. All schedule times are based on the Eastern U.S./Canadian time zone.

Bible presenting will start promptly at 9:00 AM each morning. However, we will meet at 8:30 AM to pray, get organized, and discuss any questions or problems that may have arisen from the previous day's presentations.

To keep the marathon running smoothly, we request that presenters and monitors join the Zoom meeting 15 minutes ahead of their scheduled start times. We also ask that the monitor for the 7:00 PM-9:00 PM period Set Tomorrow Morning's Bible Marathon Starting Place so that the next day's first presenter will know where to begin.

The 2023 Bible Marathon daily schedule will be emailed to the ICC email list at 7:00 AM each morning.

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Downloading a Bible

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Preparing a Bible for Streaming or Reading

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

The Zip Files

For example, the zip file containing the non-dramatized version of 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

For example, the folder containing Genesis is called 01_Genesis and the folder containing Revelation is called 27_Revelation.

The Files or Chapters

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

Unzipping a Downloaded Bible

The following explains how to extract or unzip a downloaded 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 a 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 Zoom streaming on other platforms, please Contact Us

Sharing the Screen

Sharing the screen enables zoom to "hear" your computer's audio including speech from your screen reader:

  1. Navigate to a folder containing one of the audio Bibles approved for streaming and place focus on the first file/chapter you wish to stream
  2. Join the Bible Marathon Zoom Meeting at which point your audio will be muted
  3. Press alt-s to open Zoom's screen sharing dialog and you should hear something similar to "select a window or an application that you want to share"
  4. Focus should be on the basic tab, press tab until you hear "share sound checkbox," and make sure that it is checked
  5. Press tab until you hear "share screen," and press space
  6. Press alt-a to unmute your audio
  7. Return to the window containing the audio Bible you wish to stream, and play it as if you were going to listen to it yourself
  8. When you are finished streaming, press alt-s to stop screen sharing

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Special Requirements When Streaming an Audio Bible from Litchfield Associates (Narrated by Alexander Scourby)

ICC's 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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Changing Your Name on Zoom

While participating in the Bible Marathon, we ask that you change your name to reflect your role so that those listening will know who is presenting, co-presenting, and monitoring. When you're done, please change your name back to what it was before you started. Please do the following to change your name while in the Bible Marathon Zoom meeting:

  1. Press alt-u to expand the participants panel
  2. Press down arrow until you hear your name
  3. Press tab until you hear "more options for your name, drop down," and press enter
  4. Press enter on Rename, which is the only option
  5. Type your first name, a space, your role (presenter, co-presenter, or monitor), and press enter

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Using the Zoom Host Key

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