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

Font Update (Rev 2 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 11:48:16
Program Executable: (Rev 2 5.0.038s) (1067K)
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 18:14:54
Greek Databases Update (5.0.036r) (1199K)
This patch updates all BibleWorks Greek databases to the latest version. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/13/2003 10:38:35
L45 1545 Luther Bible (Rev 2 5.0.035e) (66K)
This patch fixes some alignment problems with the 1545 Luther Bible. For a list of all other changes click here.
09/05/2002 19:09:43
NAS Version Update (Rev 2 5.0.035n) (532K)
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 17:51:24
HALOT Hebrew Lexicon (Rev 2 5.0.036j) (7207K)
This contains the HALOT Hebrew Lexicon. It requires version 5.0.032w or later of the program. This module requires an unlock code which must be purchased separately. See www.bibleworks.com for details on how to purchase an unlock code. For a list of all other changes click here.
12/03/2002 14:26:07
HNT Version Update (Rev 2 5.0.037f) (436K)
This patch fixes a problem with the Hebrew NT files (only occurs when searching with vowel point sensitive searching on). For a list of all other changes click here.
02/27/2003 13:27:20
NAU Version Update (Rev 2 5.0.035n) (495K)
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 17:53:36
RSV Version Update (Rev 2 5.0.036z) (342K)
This patch fixes some minor RSV problems (mostly with Psalm titles). For a list of all other changes click here.
02/11/2003 22:46:06
ESV Version Update (Rev 2 5.0.037g) (1K)
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 08:20:22
Word Hebrew Addin (Rev 2 5.0.037q) (29K)
This updates the Word Hebrew typing addin to the latest version. This patch is necessary only if you are using Word XP. For a list of all other changes click here.
04/01/2003 15:31:33
 
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