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May 23, 2014
Patrick Spicer BibleWorks Tutorials and Review

Want to learn how to use BibleWorks? Patrick Spicer posted extensive BibleWorks 9 tutorial videos and a review at his website: http://coffeewithpaul.com/bwreview/

 


April 1, 2014
We've updated the BibleWorks 9 Mac Installer!

We've updated the BibleWorks 9 Mac Installer!

  • Clearer screen text
  • Touchpad scrolling supported
  • Numerous visual fixes
  • OS X Mavericks support
  • Display of Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, etc. more Bible versions
  • Faster performance

Want to update your existing BibleWorks 9 Mac installation? Follow these instructions.

Want to try BibleWorks 9 on your Mac? Purchase the BW Mac Installer for $6 here.

Thinking of upgrading your old version of BibleWorks? See what's new here!

 


November 26, 2013
New Group Purchase Option

Supplementing our popular group discount Institutional Promotion Program (IPP) process, BibleWorks has added a 'New IPP' mechanism that will make it easier to coordinate a group purchase. Details are on our IPP web page. If you've been thinking about gathering a group to get BibleWorks at a discount, check it out!

 


November 12, 2013
BibleWorks on a Handtop!

BibleWorks looks great on the Dell Venue 8 Pro. It's the first "handtop" we've seen, running full Windows 8.1 and full BibleWorks. See shots of it in action here:



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September 5, 2013
BibleWorks Mac Installer released!

We've put a lot of effort into the BibleWorks 9 Mac Installer-- many fixes and improvements enable you to run BibleWorks 9 natively on your Mac using customized WINE libraries. Existing Mac Public Preview users can update free here: http://www.bibleworks.com/content/mac.html

10/25/2013 Mavericks Compatibility: The native Mac version (BibleWorks Mac Installer) is compatible with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Click here to apply the update!

For only $6 you can try it today! http://store.bibleworks.com/bwmac.html

 


July 1, 2013
NA 28, Vulgata 5th edition, & more added to BibleWorks 9!


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BibleWorks 9 now comes with the Nestle-Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece, 28th revised edition (includes lemmatization and morphological tagging)! Existing users can add the NA28 to their installation by purchasing an updated BibleWorks 9 Revision 4 DVD set (click here). Due to licensing restrictions we cannot offer these updates as free downloads, but the databases detailed below are all contained in the new BibleWorks 9 Revision 4 DVD set.

The NA28 in BibleWorks 9 does not yet contain the critical apparatus (we are working on that for future release).

The Revision 4 DVD set contains the following additional content:

  • Nestle-Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece, 28th revised edition (fully tagged morphologically but without critical apparatus)
  • Vulgata, 5th revised edition (without critical apparatus)
  • Die Bibel nach der Übersetzung Martin Luthers in der revidierten Fassung von 1984

No content present in earlier BibleWorks 9 revisions is removed from the Revision 4 pressing. In particular, the Nestle-Aland 27th revised edition remains the principal Nestle-Aland text in Revision 4.


May 31, 2013
Polish and Norwegian Bibles

We've posted new free Bibles for BibleWorks 9 users: Polish Updated Gdańsk Bible (2013) (contains the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs), Bibelen 2011 Norsk (Bokmål), and Bibelen 2011 Norsk (Nynorsk). Also, previously posted were Portuguese King James Atualizada, Portuguese Interconfessional Translation (RCS) (2009), and Bulgarian Veren version. You can download them by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


October 5, 2012
New ways to run BibleWorks 9: Mac Public Preview, Windows 8 Tablet PC

Run on a Mac: BibleWorks runs well on virtual machines (VMs) such as Parallels, VMware Fusion, and VirtualBox. Now you can also run natively on Macs with our Mac Public Pre-release version. For more details, screenshots, and videos, go to http://www.bibleworks.com/content/mac.html.

Run on a Windows 8 Tablet: BibleWorks runs on Windows desktops, laptops, and even tablets! We've added support to BibleWorks 9 so that you can touch, type, and swipe on Windows 8 tablet PCs. Take a look at BibleWorks 9 running on a tablet PC here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn6z3obPS7s

 


September 24, 2012
King James Atualizada (Portuguese)

We've posted a new free Bible for BibleWorks 9 users: King James Atualizada, a Portuguese translation of the King James Bible. It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


August 14, 2012
BibleWorks Ms Project -- How do you pronounce that??

         Feel free to pass it on: http://youtu.be/UdDg7wgwx0A


July 27, 2012
BibleWorks on a Windows Tablet

We stopped by the BibleWorks Laboratory where they gave us an informal demo of BibleWorks 9 running on Windows 8 (Release Preview) on a Tablet PC. This slim machine is a Samsung Series 7 Slate. You can use it alone as a tablet, or add an optional keyboard, mouse, or stylus pen. Watch it here:

         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRETiSeWms8


July 25, 2012
Still running an ancient version of BibleWorks?

Still running an old version of BibleWorks? Now is a great time to upgrade! Here's a short video showing some of what you're missing if you don't have BibleWorks 9.


June 18, 2012
BibleWorks 20th birthday contest!

Update: The results are posted!

BibleWorks turned 20 this year! To celebrate, we're giving away two full copies of BibleWorks 9 (one copy for each decade). To win, send us exactly 20 words telling us why you need a copy of BibleWorks. Entries will be selected based on humor, wit, and verve.

We'll pick the two best entries by June 15, 2012 and post the winners shortly afterwards.

Best wishes!

The BibleWorks Team


April 30, 2012
Free update: Contemporary Chinese Version
We've posted a new free Bible for BibleWorks 9 users: Contemporary Chinese Version (Traditional Chinese) New Testament, copyright © 2010 Chinese Bible International Limited. It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


March 23, 2012
Free update: New Russian NT Bible version
We've posted a new free Bible for BibleWorks 9 users. This Russian translation, from the Bible Translation Institute at Zaoksky University in Russia, is a new inter-denomination translation of the New Testament and Psalms created in collaboration with scholars from Orthodox and Protestant seminaries in Russia. The recent document by the Russian Orthodox Biblical commission on new translations noted the reliability and high quality of the translation. It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


March 05, 2012
Free update: Revised 1904 Patriarchal Text English Translation
We've added the English translation to accompany the Revised 1904 Patriarchal Text, updated with the 350 AD Byzantine Gothic text (edited by Wayne A Mitchell, 2010). This can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


February 20, 2012
Free updates: Rotherham Bible (1902), the Jewish Bible (Leeser) (1853), the George Noyes Bible (1869), and the Alford Greek New Testament (1849, as revised in 1871)
We've added three English translations and another Greek version to BibleWorks 9. They can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


February 2, 2012
Updated: Wallace's Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics
We've reformatted Wallace's Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, improving the format and adding new functionality. This free update to BibleWorks 9 users added Unicode Greek fonts, user-configurable text size, and automatic section titles.

It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


November 7, 2011
Can we trust the text of the New Testament?
Our friends at CSNTM have released an important resource for those examining the reliability of the text of the New Testament. In a recent debate Dr. Daniel B. Wallace debated a leading scholar. You can view a trailer of the video and order the full debate here: http://www.csntm.org. Highly recommended!


October 14, 2011
Free ESV 2011 update
BibleWorks 9 users can download the 2011 update to the ESV. It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


August 1, 2011
BibleWorks 9 now available!
Yes, it's that time again! A new version of BibleWorks is available! You'll dig deeper with the new features and databases in BibleWorks 9 as you focus on the text. Taste a sample of what is possible in these new demonstration videos! You can even get free BW9 wallpaper here.

Click here to order today!


June 28, 2011
Free BW9 Desktop Wallpaper

      

Free desktop wallpaper! You can download it here.


March 2, 2011
More new BibleWorks modules from WORDsearch
WORDsearch has released six more modules for use with BibleWorks! See the link below for details:
       http://www.wordsearchbible.com/bibleworks


February 17, 2011
New BibleWorks modules from WORDsearch
We're excited to announce that BibleWorks is now partnering with WORDsearch -- one of the leading providers of electronic Bible libraries for Christian pastors, teachers, and believers -- to make many of its titles available for use in BibleWorks.

The first six BibleWorks-compatible modules are as follows:

You can order today at http://www.wordsearchbible.com/bibleworks

These titles can be used in BibleWorks and in WORDsearch -- whichever suits your needs.


February 17, 2011
BibleWorks Action Photos
Do you have some interesting, fun, or just normal pictures of BibleWorks in use? Send it in and it might show up on our BibleWorks Action Photos page! Click here for more information: www.bibleworks.com/bap


January 18, 2011
Beat the Coming Upgrade Price Increase!
Due to growing overhead costs, BibleWorks upgrade prices will increase in March 2011. So for a limited time only, upgrade to BibleWorks 8 from BibleWorks 6 or BibleWorks 7 at the current discounted prices.

On March 15, 2011, these new prices will go into effect:

  • Upgrade from BibleWorks 6 to BibleWorks 8 (DVD): $299.00 +S&H
  • Upgrade from BibleWorks 7 to BibleWorks 8 (DVD): $199.00 +S&H

(Each upgrade is also available in CD media for $5 more.)

You can see what's new since BibleWorks 7 or read the full contents list here!

Don't wait! Visit the BibleWorks secure Internet store, http://store.bibleworks.com, and order your BibleWorks upgrade at current discounted prices today!


January 17, 2011
Upgrading from BibleWorks 6
Interested in seeing what's changed since BibleWorks 6? Click here to see all the content that we've added since BibleWorks 6 and 7.


January 14, 2011
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Update
The Holman Christian Standard Bible has been updated (2d edition). This is a major update to the HCSB. It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


December 14, 2010
Master Cross-Reference File
The BWMaster x-ref database has been updated. Certain verses were showing too many cross-references. These entries have been pared down, making them more useful for daily study. It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


July 19, 2010
New Polish Bible: Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańska (NT)
This version is being undertaken by the Gate of Hope Foundation. Its founders are Brent Riggs and Joe West. Brent and Joe have both been pastors and gospel preachers for more than 25 years. They are working closely with Polish nationals to update the old grammar and vocabulary of the 1632 Polish Gdańsk Bible

This update is a free download for users of BibleWorks 8. It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


January 13, 2010
New Czech Version: Bible, 21st Century Translation
We just posted a new Czech Version: "Bible, 21st Century Translation" . This is a new contemporary translation of the Bible produced by a team of translators headed up by Alexandr Flek.

This update is a free download for users of BibleWorks 8. It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


January 4, 2010
New Spanish Version: La Biblia de Nuestro Pueblo
We just posted a new Spanish version, La Biblia de Nuestro Pueblo. It is the Latin American Spanish version corresponding to the PER version (below).

These updates are a free download for users of BibleWorks 7 and BibleWorks 8. They can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.


December 1, 2009
New Spanish Version: La Biblia del Peregrino; Korean update
We just posted a new Spanish version, La Biblia del Peregrino. It is intended primarily for users in Spain, but a version intended for Latin America is forthcoming.

In addition, the official Korean Revised Version was added to BibleWorks. It is very close to the existing KOR version in BibleWorks.

These updates are a free download for users of BibleWorks 7 and BibleWorks 8. They can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting

        Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.

Click here for details....


September 23, 2009
New Turkish New Testament Available
A new Turkish New Testament version by Dr. Thomas Cosmades is now available for free download for BibleWorks 8 users. This version contains a Browse Window text version and an HTML Help version. The HTML Help version is tagged to appear in the Resource Summary Window.

To obtain this database, open BibleWorks 8 and go to

   Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates

Click here for details....


August 24, 2009
Early Church Fathers update

     

After a lot of work and beta testing, the updated Early Church Fathers (ECF) chm module is being posted this morning. Here are some of the changes that are made in this update:

  • The name of the author and title appears in the Resource Summary Window.
  • Significant enhancements were made to the navigation. The Table of Contents is significantly enhanced.
  • The contents synchronizes with the Table of Contents.
  • There is an expanded Table of Contents added, so that you can browse the Table of Contents to find what you want.
  • A Highlights of the Early Church Fathers gives a list of popular writings in the ECF and lists some of the commentaries and homilies found in the ECF.
  • The Scripture references are significantly enhanced. Many more references are tagged than before.
  • The Greek and Hebrew fonts can be configured using the Unicode Export fonts setting in the Options Window.
  • 'Previous' and 'Next' navigation is added at the bottom of each page, to enable you to read from one page to the next more easily.
  • Numerous typos were corrected.

It can be downloaded by going to the main BibleWorks menu and selecting
      Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates.

This is a free update for all BibleWorks 8 users.

Note: This is a very large download (about 90 megs in size).


August 11, 2009
Free Desktop Wallpaper

     

We've posted free desktop wallpaper for interested users! You can download it here.


July 23, 2009
New Aramaic Resources

We are pleased to announce new Aramaic resources available for BibleWorks 8.

The first new resource is the Introductory Lessons in Aramaic, by Eric D. Reymond. This introductory Aramaic grammar includes exercises, answers to the exercises, and a glossary.

The second new resource is a set of Aramaic Paradigms for Aramaic verbs, produced by Jan Verbruggen. The paradigms comes with a full set of sound files by Jan Verbruggen for each paradigm.

To obtain this database, open BibleWorks 8 and go to

   Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates

Once the update is applied, you can select this cross reference database in the X-Refs tab in the main window. The databases are also in the main menu under Resources | Aramaic.


May 22, 2009
New Consolidated Cross Reference Database

We've posted a new cross-reference database for the X-Refs tab. It was created by consolidating all of the existing cross reference databases and gathering the most-frequently used cross references for each verse. The cross references are sorted by frequency, with minimally shared references placed below a "cut line" for easier viewing. Hope it is a help to your studies!

To obtain this database, open BibleWorks 8 and go to

   Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates

and select the update named "Cross Reference Feature". Once the update is applied, you can select this cross reference database in the X-Refs tab in the main window. The database is named "BW Master".


May 22, 2009
Popup Copy Window and Context Tab tweaks
The Popup Copy Windows now handles a greater variety of reference formats, such as

Joh 3:15-16, 21, 4:2
Heb 1:1,3,5-7,4:1; 6:1; Rev 1:1
Joh 17 3
psa 1 2-3, 5
Psa 1:3-2:2
Mat 1-5 (copies 5 chapters)
Mat 1:1-8:2

The context tab now has an option to remove morphology codes from the context word lists. This produces sorted lists of lemmas occurring in the specified contexts, rather than inflected forms. This provides more useful information about word usage in the various contexts. This option is on by default. An option on the context tab word list context menus permits you to revert to the previous configuration.

To try it out, download the latest program update in BibleWorks using
      Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates


April 27, 2009
Multiple version searches & search limits
in Related Verses Tool and Phrase Matching Tool

We've added the ability to search multiple Bible versions in both the Related Verses Tool and the Phrase Matching Tool. You can also now set search limits for these tools. To try it out, download the latest program update in BibleWorks using
      Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates


April 24, 2009
Custom tab names
You can now give custom names to the Commandline tabs. To try it out, download the latest program update in BibleWorks using
      Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates

              


March 4, 2009
Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament Module now free to BW8 users!
The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament Module (J.H. Moulton and G. Milligan) is now available as a free download for BW7 and BW8 users! Those who purchased this module in 2009 will automatically have a refund sent to them. Click here for details...

The Unicode font SBL Greek has also been released and can be downloaded as a free program update. Click here for details...


March 2, 2009
Bibliographical Information
A BibleWorks 8 Help update adds bibliographical information for all the databases and selected program features in BW 8. The information is found in chapter 62 of the BW 8 help file. From there you can copy and paste the information into a word processing document. Also included are Zotero RDF, Refer-BiblX, BibTeX, and RIS files containing all the bibliography information. You can use these files to import the information into your favorite bibliography program. The help file discusses where these files are found in the BibleWorks directory, and provides instructions how to import this data into the free Zotero plugin to the Firefox browser. Click here for details....


January 29, 2009
Heidelberg Catechism, Three Forms of Unity
The Heidelberg Catechism and a combined CHM of the Three Forms of Unity has been added as a "freebie" to show our appreciation to our users. Click here for details....


January 16, 2009
Japanese Kogoyaku Bible Version
The Japanese Kogoyaku Bible Version has been added as a "freebie" to show our appreciation to our users. Click here for details....


Janaury 14, 2009
Westminster Confession, Canons of Dort and Arminian Articles, Belgic Confession, and 1689 London Baptist Confession
These church creeds have been added in linked, CHM format to BibleWorks 8 as a "freebie" to show our appreciation to our users. Click here for details....


Janaury 19, 2009
BibleWorks 8 shipping
All orders previously submitted have been shipped! Click here to order!


November 18, 2008
Announcing BibleWorks 8!
Click here to pre-order!


April 3, 2008
Swedish Bibel 82/Bibel 2000 now available!


January 7, 2008
Nova Vulgata is now available! The Nova Vulgata is the official Latin version of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church has declared that the Nova Vulgata is "an auxilliary tool . . . to maintain the tradition of interpretation that is proper to the Latin Liturgy." Click here for details....


October 15, 2007
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by Jacob Weingreen is now available! This grammar is based upon simple rules which are explained from the point of view of ordinary speech. The language employed is free from heavy technicalities, and the grammar itself is arranged in a succession of inter-dependent chapters, each accompanied by exercises in Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew. Vocabulary and tables are also included, and irregular verbs are rationalized philologically. The grammar has been planned to introduce the student as quickly as possible to a working knowledge of Classical Hebrew. This module requires an unlock and may be purchased here.

September 21, 2007
Classroom Tips for teachers have been posted in a new section of our website. Click here for see more...

A new email newsletter was also sent.

May 3, 2007
Svenska Folkbibeln (Swedish People's Bible) has been posted as a free download for BibleWorks 7 users. Click here for details...

April 25, 2007
We're pleased to announce the availability of A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew (Revised edition, 2006), by Paul Joüon, S.J. and T. Muraoka. This modern Hebrew grammar is 772 pages long and is considered one of the top standard references. This module requires an unlock and may be purchased here.

April 18, 2007
Charles Old Testament Pseudepigrapha is now freely available for BibleWorks 7 users! Click here for details...

April 7, 2007
Chinese, Korean and Arabic Bibles are now freely available for BibleWorks 7 users! Thanks to our users who have patiently waited for these releases. Click here for details...

March 20, 2007
Initial support for displaying paragraph markers in the Biblical text has been added. Updates are selected and downloaded from within the program. To download BibleWorks 7 updates, start the program and select

Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates

This will open the BibleWorks updater, from which you can select and download updates. More details here...

March 13, 2007
The following databases are now freely available for BibleWorks 7 users:
  • The Van Dyke Arabic Bible
  • Hone NT Apocrypha
  • M. R. James NT Apocrypha
  • Schlachter 2000 Bible (German)
  • Complete Jewish Bible
  • Turkish Bible
  • ESV, 2007 edition
  • QSM version 2.8 update [unlock required]
  • update to Gesenius grammar
  • update to Robertson's Greek grammar
  • update to Philo
  • update to Targum databases
  • update to Croatian and Slovak Bibles
These can be freely downloaded through the updater. Click here for details...

March 6, 2007
An opening for a qualified programmer has been posted! Click here...

January 29, 2007
A patch for Windows Vista users has been posted. Click here...

November 2, 2006
A Greek-English Lexicon by Liddell, Scott, Jones, and McKenzie is now available! To order, click here...

August 31, 2006
The entire set of Leedy's Greek New Testament diagrams is now complete! BibleWorks 7 users may download it as a free update. See more...

August 2, 2006
A. T. Robertson's Greek Grammar is now available as a free download to BW7 users. We are offering this to 7.0 users to say thanks for supporting BibleWorks. See more...

July 12, 2006
Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, by James H. Moulton and George Milligan, is now available for purchase and download. See more...

June 9, 2006
The Magiera Peshitta Database mentioned in our brochure is now available for purchase and download. See more...

April 18, 2006
Grammar of Palestinian Jewish Aramaic (William Barron Stevenson) and Biblical Greek (Maximilian Zerwick, translated by Joseph Smith) are now available for purchase and download. See more...

April 11, 2006
New feature for BW7: The current BibleWorks exe patch adds buttons to the Analysis Window, Resource Tab to permit users to select all resources, deselect all resources or change the order in which items are displayed.

March 14, 2006
New database for BW7: The Von Soden Greek New Testament is now available, free to all BibleWorks 7 users. See more...

January 25, 2006
BibleWorks 7 is here!

 
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