To update BibleWorks 5.0 from this website, simply follow the directions below:

 See Troubleshooting below for solutions if you are having trouble.

  1. Make sure you have installed the Program Executable update first.

  2. To download an update, click the appropriate link and save the update file to your hard drive. Be sure to make note of the file name so you can easily find it. We recommend you save the update file in your BibleWorks installation folder (c:\Program Files\BibleWorks 5 by default) to make things simpler. Netscape 4.x does not correctly download these files. You must use Netscape 6+ or Internet Explorer 4+.

  3. Once the file has been downloaded to your hard drive, open the Windows Explorer and locate the file you just downloaded.

  4. Once the file is found, simply double-click it with your mouse to install the patch. *BibleWorks must be shut down during this updating process.

Troubleshooting:

There are a several reasons why the patch files might fail to install.

  1. The patch will not work if you have downloaded a patch for the wrong CD Revision.  If your CD is Rev 2 download the Rev 2 patches, if your CD is Rev 3 download the Rev 3 patches, etc. 

  2. The patch program must read your BibleWorks initialization file in order to determine where BibleWorks is installed on your system.  The initialization file is only created after you have run BibleWorks at least once.  Make sure you have an initialization file named bw500.ini located in your C:\windows folder and try the update again. 

  3. You may have run a hard disk clean-up utility such as "CleanSweep".  These utilities incorrectly remove files needed for the update process.  If you have run these utilities then you will need to reinstall BibleWorks to make sure all of the files are in place.  

  4. You may need to re-install from the CD first.  If you are trying to install a patch for files that you did not install to the hard drive, the patch cannot be applied.  For example, if you download a patch for the BCI, but you have not installed the BCI on your hard drive, the patch cannot be installed. 

  5. There may have been a problem with the download and the file is not valid.  Try downloading the patch file again.

    Also read the messages carefully that appear on your screen as the update is installed.  If a problem is encountered it will usually say so here.

If you're still stuck, Click here to submit a support request.

Downloads

BCI Catalan Version Update 11/10/01 (45K)
Fixes a small wordlist error in the BCI version. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/19/2002 10:19:10
NAS Version Update (5.0.035n) (533K)
This patch provides some minor formatting changes in the NAS lexicon and notes. For a list of all other changes click here.
09/11/2002 17:49:26
Font Update (Rev 1 5.0.035u) (352K)
This update contains all the BibleWorks TTF fonts. This patch adds one new character at 173 (a final pe with dagesh). For a list of all other changes click here.
09/18/2002 11:37:51
Copyright Text Files (5.0.025j) (74K)
This patch contains copyright files for all Bible versions. If you install them in the BibleWorks databases directory, they will be displayed when you place the mouse cursor over a version ID in the Results Window. They a just BWW text files. You can customize them if you want. Requires executable 25j or later. For a list of all other changes click here.
12/07/2001 15:01:52
NAU Version Update (5.0.035n) (496K)
This patch provides some minor formatting changes in the NAU lexicon and notes. For a list of all other changes click here.
09/11/2002 17:50:21
Online Help (5.0.028v) (1158K)
This updates the Online Help system to include options added since the Rev 1 Release (such as the Report Generator). For a list of all other changes click here.
01/24/2002 23:18:36
Aland Synopsis File (11K)
This is a synopsis file based on the standard Kurt Aland synopsis (used by permission of GBS). Just apply the patch and open it in the Synopsis Tool. Thanks to Mike Lane (and his secretary) for the text entry! Let us know if you find typos. This release corrects a couple of small typos. For a list of all other changes click here.
10/22/2001 10:10:02
HNT Hebrew NT Update (1755K)
Vowel point sensitive searching now works. Requires executable 5.0.020f or later. For a list of all other changes click here.
07/31/2001 15:39:31
ISBE Encyclopedia Update (5.0.021f) (1192K)
Fixes several database compilation errors. The changes are significant. If you use ISBE you should get this patch. For a list of all other changes click here.
05/28/2002 23:05:51
JDP Hebrew Update (716K)
This adds the WTS Morphology Database to bring JDP into line with the new WTS Morphology. For a list of all other changes click here.
06/30/2001 19:51:55
King James Apocrypha (5.0.021s) (600K)
This patch adds the King James Apocrypha. It will be in a separate version KJA. It is in a separate version because it currently has no Strong's tags. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/09/2002 15:14:44
Verse Mapping Updates (5.0.021p) (21K)
That patch updates the verse mapping files for all versions. For a list of all other changes click here.
10/20/2001 11:09:05
MGK Modern Greek Version Update 12/27/01 (178K)
Fixes problems with the book of Jude. For a list of all other changes click here.
12/27/2001 17:13:58
MNT Synopsis File (5.0.022e) (7K)
This update contains a new Synopsis File for the M√ľnchener Neues Testament (MNT) Version. Prepared by Dr. Martin Schmidl and used by permission. Thanks Martin. For a list of all other changes click here.
10/24/2001 07:31:40
New American Bible (NAB) Update (5.0.025f) (114K)
Fixes some minor typos in the NAB. For a list of all other changes click here.
05/28/2002 23:06:54
NBG Dutch Version Update (5.0.027e) (3263K)
Fixes some verse numbering problems in 1 Chronicles. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/04/2002 20:42:03
Post Release Documentation (5.0.028c) (182K)
This is an RTF file that contains documentation for the most important changes and enhancements made since the initial 5.0 release. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/15/2002 20:55:27
Robertson's Word Pictures Update (5.0.18j) (519K)
Gets rid of Greek text in the RWP. They are now transliterations like the printed version. Too many errors in the conversion to Greek text and no time to fix them. This is better anyway. For a list of all other changes click here.
07/11/2001 14:45:54
SVV Dutch Version Update (5.0.027e) (5164K)
Fixes a couple of typos. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/04/2002 20:37:33
Word Lookup Tables Update (5.0.032z) (1092K)
This patch updates several tables used by the auto-info to do word lookups in various lexicons. For a list of all other changes click here.
05/29/2002 22:11:01
JPS Tanakh (1985) (2337K)
This patch contains the 1985 JPS Tanakh. So now we have both editions. For a list of all other changes click here.
07/28/2001 10:57:10
TWOT Update (5.0.021j) (32K)
Fixes a few typos in the TWOT. For a list of all other changes click here.
10/20/2001 11:15:37
WTT/WTM Hebrew Databases (5.0.022t) (6327K)
This patch updates the WTT and WTM databases. In previous versions if WTS did not assign a state code for a noun, BW automatically tagged it as absolute. The previous update tagged such nouns with an 'n' (for no code). This update extends the change to adjectives and participles. For a list of all other changes click here.
10/31/2001 10:37:38
Geneva Bible Notes (5.0.029t) (1847K)
This adds the Geneva Bible Notes database. The notes will appear in the auto-info window when the mouse cursor is over the KJV. The notes can be turned off via a new option the the Seyup Dialog in the Flags Results Window Options section. It requires version 5.0.029t or later of the executable. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/28/2002 12:49:29
LS Front Matter (Base File 30d) (7K)
This contains the Front Matter (Introduction, List of Abbreviations) for the Liddell-Scott Lexicon. For a list of all other changes click here.
03/08/2002 07:01:54
Full BDB Hebrew Lexicon (5.0.031v) (4898K)
This update contains the Full BDB Hebrew Lexicon. It requires version 5.0.031v or later of the executable. For a list of all other changes click here.
05/17/2002 12:19:38
Program Executable: (Rev 1 5.0.038s) (1129K)
This is the latest BibleWorks 5.0 executable. 1. Word List manager - fixed a problem causing some Cyrillic letters to be dropped from words. For a list of all other changes click here.
03/09/2004 18:14:19
Greek Databases Update (4.0.036r) (7219K)
This patch updates all BibleWorks Greek databases to the latest version. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/09/2003 15:13:25
ESV Version Update (5.0.037j) (505K)
This patch brings the ESV up to date with the changes in the 4th printed edition. For a list of all other changes click here.
03/04/2003 08:19:16
Word Hebrew Addin (Rev 1 5.0.037q) (29K)
This updates the Word Hebrew typing addin to the latest version. For a list of all other changes click here.
04/01/2003 10:57:07

 

 

 
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