Thanks to Jim Barr, in advance, for the review copy of Bibleworks 8.
What is BibleWorks?
BibleWorks 8 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 over sixteen years, BibleWorks has satisfied Bible software users around the world.
For the past few years, I have been using E-Sword, which 95% free (Some of the newer modules you must purchase) but it served me well, especially with all the user created modules; however, it lacks some on the study of the original languages. Lately, I have found myself studying more of the Septuagint, textual variants, and the Patristics, of which this program has an abundant supply of:
- Aletti/Gieniusz/Bushell Morphologically Analyzed Greek New Testament
- Aletti/Gieniusz/Bushell/CATSS Morphologically Analyzed Septuagint
- Apostolic Fathers English translation
- Apostolic Fathers (Greek with Morphological tags by Gieniusz/Bushell)
- Apostolic Fathers Latin
- Brenton’s Septuagint English Translation, including Deutero-canonical section
- Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, parsed and lemmatized, with the 1828 Whiston English translation and Latin sections
- Friberg’s 1999 Morphologically Analyzed Greek New Testament
- Nestle-Aland 27th Edition/UBS Fourth Edition Greek New Testament
- OT Pseudepigrapha in Greek, morphologically tagged, with English translation
- Rahlfs’ Septuagint, with Apocrypha & variants
- Robinson-Pierpont Greek New Testament (Byzantine Textform 2005) with Morphological Analysis
- Scrivener’s Greek New Testament (Textus Receptus), with Morphological Analysis
- Stephanus Greek New Testament (Textus Receptus), with Morphological Analysis
- Tischendorf Greek New Testament, with Critical Apparatus
- Von Soden Greek New Testament
- Westcott and Hort Greek New Testament (proofed & corrected), with Morphological Analysis
- Works of Philo (Greek Text & Morphology with English translation)
It also includes a lot of other things (see here). I will be doing a series of reviews, trying for a more in depth approach, and feel, for Bibleworks, for you, my readers. Oh, and they do have user created modules as well (here).
Something that I am looking forward to is this feature:
Your own Bible versions can be created, saved, searched and integrated into BibleWorks.
I still do not know what preachers and students did before technology.