Software for Biblical Exegesis & Research
What is BibleWorks?
BibleWorks is the premier original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more! For fifteen years, BibleWorks has satisfied Bible software users around the world.
Since 1992, BibleWorks has dedicated itself to providing pastors, teachers, students, and missionaries with the tools they need to divide rightly the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). With this new release, a host of new features, databases, and improvements has been added to the exegetical software tool preferred by many scholars throughout the world.
What's new in version 7?
One of the first things you'll notice is the new interface - still streamlined and efficient, but now laid out more logically for daily workflow. We've also included a completely new set of training materials. With the enclosed video and text study guides, it's like attending a set of BibleWorks training seminars at home through your own computer.
Why use it?
Let your computer help your exegesis and exposition! BibleWorks is a tightly integrated collection of Bible software tools designed specifically for scholarly analysis of the Bible text. More than a mere Bible search engine, BibleWorks comes with a variety of Bible search tools, lexicons, dictionaries, and morphology analysis. For all levels of users, it is suitable for Bible study, sermon preparation, and detailed Bible research.
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What is BibleWorks?
Whether you’re preparing a sermon, doing complex morphological analysis, or writing a seminary paper, scholars agree that BibleWorks is the best tool available. For close exegesis of the original text, BibleWorks is indispensable.
You’ll find everything you need in its 115 Bible translations in 35 languages, 14 original language texts with 18 morphology databases, 12 Greek lexicons and dictionaries, 5 Hebrew lexicons and dictionaries, plus 30 practical reference works! Instead of providing a loose collection of books, BibleWorks tightly integrates its databases with the most powerful morphology and analysis tools.
The videos below give a small taste of what you can do with BibleWorks. Click on the link below to watch a video clip.
Full contents of BibleWorks 7
The most commonly used Bible translations are
essentially error-free, but some specialized versions and the
Greek and Hebrew morphological databases used today still need
work. This is a new industry, and it will take time for these
databases to settle. This is true of all packages on the
market. Be wary of anyone who claims perfection in this area.
Database quality is a moving target -- the more important issue
is a company’s commitment to correcting problems and providing
a quality product. It will be a few years before the quality of
these databases will be such that you can store your copy of
Hatch and Redpath in the attic! Until then, serious scholars
will want to cross-check final conclusions with the standard
printed reference works.
Substantial progress has been made, and ongoing projects continue to improve the quality of our databases. Corrections to these databases and our other versions are posted to our web site on a regular basis. They are free to download for registered BibleWorks users.
For a detailed list of the content of Bible Works 7, click here ...
We continue to encourage our users to think carefully before building large electronic libraries, for two reasons.
1. There is no guarantee computers will, in as few as ten years, be able to read today's electronic media. For example, read "The Digital Ice Age", Popular Mechanics, December 2006.
2. Even more significantly, almost all electronic libraries are in proprietary formats: there is no standard. Proprietary formats, and the software that reads them, come and go (remember DOS?). A recent article in Christian Computing, "Is It Time for a Second STEP?", noted the unlikelihood of a standard format emerging. When an electronic library's proprietary format is abandoned, one's investment in the library is lost.
Books, on the other hand, are independent of computers. If you use certain reference works on a daily basis, it may make sense to purchase electronic editions, and, for this reason, we are providing (and will continue to provide) a limited collection of locked electronic resources for those who want them. But in our opinion it makes sense to buy print editions first, then electronic editions if you find you really need them.
- Windows® 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista (Mac & Linux users click here)
- Internet Explorer® version 6, SP1
- Minimum of 64 MB RAM
- Minimum of 600 MB to a maximum of 5.5 GB hard drive space
- 1024x768 screen for videos
- Sound card for some features
- CD drive
- Internet connection for program updates