To update BibleWorks 8.0 from this website, simply follow the directions below:

 See Troubleshooting below for solutions if you are having trouble.

  1. 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 8 by default) to make things simpler.

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

  3. 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 bw700.ini located in your C:\windows (or c:\Program Files\BibleWorks 8 ) folder and try the update again. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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

Bookname Alias Files (8.0.017z) (77K)
This post updates the Bookname Alias files. For a list of all other changes click here.
09/11/2012 20:32:43
Apostolic Fathers English Translation (APE) (8.0.00.7x) (157K)
Fixes some typos in the Apostolic Fathers English Translation (APE). For a list of all other changes click here.
03/23/2009 17:23:19
Aramaic Paradigm Sound files (8.0.00.12a) (67317K)
This contains sound files for the Aramaic Paradigms. Caution: Very Large download. If downloads exceed our bandwidth limits this post may be removed and put on our next CD update. For a list of all other changes click here.
07/28/2009 13:26:08
Aramaic Additions (8.0.00.12a) (283K)
This update adds a new Aramaic grammar by Eric Reymond (2009) and a set of Aramaic paradigms. The sound files fior the paradigms are posted separately. Free to BW8 users. You must get the latest executable as well. For a list of all other changes click here.
07/28/2009 13:51:13
Bible for the 21st Century (Czech) (8.0.015g) (3006K)
B21 - Bible for the 21st Century (Czech). This is a new contemporary Czech translation. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/28/2010 14:20:15
Catalan Bible Version (8.0.020u) (4913K)
This provides a 2013 update for the BCI version. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/24/2014 16:22:27
BibleWorks Bibliography Support Files (8.0.007m) (71K)
Adds support files for the Mozilla Bibliography maintenance program Zotero. See Chapter 61 in the laterst Help file. For a list of all other changes click here.
03/02/2009 14:24:59
La Biblia de Nuestro Pueblo Update (BNP) (8.0.014b) (3409K)
BNP - This update adds a new Spanish version: La Biblia de Nuestro Pueblo. See the version info for details. This is the Central American Spanish version corresponding to PER. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/18/2010 18:15:50
Uwspólczesniona Biblia Gdanska (BUG) (8.0.017y) (770K)
This update adds a new Polish version (NT only): Uwspólczesniona Biblia Gdanska (NT). See the version info file for details. The version id is BUG. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/18/2011 15:20:49
CAB (Castillian) Bible Update (8.0.015g) (3755K)
This patch fixes a number of database errors in the CAB (Castillian) Bible Version. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/27/2010 18:02:30
Italian CEI Version (8.0.020t (14651K)
This update adds La Sacra Bibbia della Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (CEI). This is the official Italian version of the Roman Catholic Church. For a list of all other changes click here.
09/16/2013 18:02:39
Chinese New Version (CNV5) Bible Update (8.0.00.15x) (133K)
Fixes a few build problems in the CNV5 (Chinese New Version Big 5) text. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/09/2010 16:29:29
Chinese CNV Bible (Simplified) Update (8.0.018a) (3318K)
Update to Chinese CNV Bible (Simplified) Update (8.0.00.9c). This fixes problems with conversion from Traditional to SImplified Chinese. For a list of all other changes click here.
08/04/2010 15:54:41
Miscellaneous Confessions (8.0.00.6g) (830K)
Extends and combines several confessional documents. Westminster Confession now has the Catechisms. Canons of Dort, Belgic Confession, and Heidelburg Catechism are combined into Three Forms of Unity. You can delete the belgic.*, heidel.* and dort.* files from the databases folder if you want to remove the duplicates. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/29/2009 16:28:03
Cosmades Turkish New Testament (COS) (8.0.00.12y) (2747K)
This update adds the Cosmades Turkish New Testament (2009) to BibleWorks 8. 1/27/10 Fixed problem with menu location. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/27/2010 15:39:04
Croatian Bible (CRO) Update (8.0.00.18q) (433K)
Fixes miscellaneous problems. For a list of all other changes click here.
10/30/2010 15:27:29
Holman Christian Standard (CSB) (8.0.00.18x) (7689K)
This update contains the latest version of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB). This is a major update. We are no longer permitted to distribute the older version. If you want to keep it you need to rename it before doing this update. Rename both the files and the ID in the DBU file. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/25/2011 05:09:29
Chines Union Bible Update (8.0.00.6w) (149K)
Fixes minor typos. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/10/2009 19:23:53
Daily Light (8.0.010n) (325K)
Fixed a couple of typos in the Daily Light module. For a list of all other changes click here.
06/02/2010 18:30:25
Early Christian Fathers Update (8.0.012e) (88729K)
Fixes numerous problems. For a list of all other changes click here.
08/24/2009 14:08:16
Wallace Grammar (ESNT) Update (8.0.019j) (3233K)
This update represents a major update in Wallace's Exegetical Syntax of the New Testamant. The grammar has been completely reformatted and cleaned up considerably. The Greek font is now Unicode and a number of usability features have been added and rhe Greek font and CHM text size can now be changed in BibleWorks in the Setup Fonts window. Enjoy. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/30/2012 17:46:02
English Standard Version Update (ESV) (8.0.017j) (5552K)
Updates ESV to 2011 edition For a list of all other changes click here.
01/11/2013 19:44:25
BibleWorks Executable (8.0.020u (8626K)
8.0.020p Fixed Unicode Hebrew drag & drop problem 8.0.020q Fixed Greek hit highlighting when there is internal bracket 8.0.020s Fixed XP compatibility problem 8.0.020t Fixed problem with recompile command 8.0.020u Fixed couple of errors in BW to Unicode Hebrew accents For a list of all other changes click here.
10/15/2013 21:40:28
French Jerusalem Bible (FBJ) Update (8.0.00.11e) (660K)
Fixes some verse mapping problems in Daniel 3. For a list of all other changes click here.
06/27/2009 17:51:01
BibleWorks Fonts (8.0.010i) (833K)
A number of refinements were made in the BWHEBB font to improve accent placement and display. Thanks to Philip Brown for these changes. For a list of all other changes click here.
06/22/2011 21:59:27
Leedy Diagrams Update (8.0.017v) (5125K)
Fixes some duplicate references in the supplemental files. For a list of all other changes click here.
09/14/2010 16:52:30
Greek Alias File (8.0.00.17y) (112K)
This patch updates the Greek Alias file (used to find lexical entries from variant spellings). For a list of all other changes click here.
07/28/2010 00:23:37
Hebrew Macros (8.0.016e) (44K)
This patch contains BibleWorks Hebrew macros for Word 2007. You will need to open hebword2007.doc and follow the directions to install the macros. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/24/2010 18:49:56
BibleWorks Help File(8.0.017i) (7159K)
Periodic update reflection program changes and additions. For a list of all other changes click here.
05/13/2010 16:30:08
Japanese Shinkaiyaku Version (JAS) (8.0.00.7b) (4074K)
This update is a rework of the Japanese Shinkaiyaku Bible Version. If you use the JAS version this patch is necessary. It indexes each character as a word. This permits string searches without the program having to determine word boundaries. It requires program version 8.0.007b or later. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/12/2009 18:24:34
WTM with JD Price Accent codes Update(JDP) (8.0.00.7b) (3313K)
This update replaces the JDP Hebrew Morphology database (WTM tagged with JD Price codes). None of the accent tags were properly placed in the original BW 8 release version. This fixes the problem. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/16/2009 18:07:06
Japanese Kogoyaku Version (KOG) (8.0.015h) (4422K)
This update is a rework of the Japanese Kogoyaku Bible Version. If you use the JAS version this patch is necessary. It indexes each character as a word. This permits string searches without the program having to determine word boundaries. It requires program version 8.0.007b or later. 1/12/10 Fixed missing verses at end of Rev. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/12/2010 23:59:48
Korean Revised Version (KRV) (8.0.013t) (2790K)
This update installs the Korean Revised Version (KRV). Old and New Testaments. © Korean Bible Society 1961. Used by permission. All rights reserved. For a list of all other changes click here.
11/03/2009 02:03:25
Louw-Nida Lexicon (8.0.020q) (72K)
Fixes minor bug in Louw-Nida domain word list For a list of all other changes click here.
02/12/2013 22:08:05
Liddell-Scott Lexicon (Abridged) (8.0.00.8z) (1755K)
Adds new entries to support latest Philo database. For a list of all other changes click here.
04/07/2011 20:07:16
BibleWorks Maps (8.0.019f) (134K)
Fixed a crash bug in 64 bit Windows 7. For a list of all other changes click here.
05/04/2011 00:03:30
Idiomatic Translation of the NT (MIT) (8.0.016k) (2156K)
This update fixes some typos and conversion errors. For a list of all other changes click here.
04/27/2010 18:36:39
NET Bible Update (NET) (8.0.019d) (950K)
Fixes some display problems in notes. For a list of all other changes click here.
04/04/2011 18:00:12
New Living Translation Translation Update (NLT) (8.0.016f) (57K)
Fixes some problems with Psalm headings. For a list of all other changes click here.
03/03/2010 22:12:44
Nueva Versión Internacional (NVI) (8.0.00.9y) (136K)
Fixes some versification problems i 1 John and Jude. For a list of all other changes click here.
06/08/2009 21:24:48
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (8.0.00.6u) (1K)
This post updates the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha files, English, Greek and Morphology (OPE, OPG and OPM). Book names RIC, PLE, JAS and PEM had to be changed to RIL, PLV, JAA and DMT respectively, because of conflicts in the booknames file. The Book Name Alias files and Online Help file should be updated along with this update. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/06/2009 17:55:46
La Biblia del Peregrino (PER) (8.0.014b) (3349K)
PER - This update adds a new Spanish version: La Biblia del Peregrino. See the version info for details. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/28/2010 14:19:38
Greek Philo (8.0.00.13w) (11872K)
This patch updates the Greek Philo database with the latest corrections. For a list of all other changes click here.
03/29/2011 17:53:15
Portuguese SBP Translation (8.0.019u) (1K)
This update fixes several conversion problems with the SBP version. For a list of all other changes click here.
03/07/2012 15:34:16
German Schlachter Version 2000 (SCL) (8.0.00.9y) (543K)
Update to the German Schlachter Version 2000. An old version was inadvertently shipped with BibleWorks 8. For a list of all other changes click here.
06/09/2009 01:28:23
T71 Thai Holy Bible (1971) (8.0.016j) (3461K)
This option adds a new Bible Version: The Thai Bible (T71) Thai Holy Bible, 1971 Version.  Copyright © 1998 by Thailand Bible Society For a list of all other changes click here.
03/18/2010 17:27:01
JPS Tanakh (8.0.013w) (138K)
Fixes some problems with missing and improperly formatted verses. For a list of all other changes click here.
11/09/2009 15:12:13
TZA Bulgarian (8.0.013w) (744K)
This patch fixes a number of problems in the Bulgarian Bible, Constantinople (Tzarigrad) edition. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/09/2011 20:01:18
Update Instruction FIle (8.0.020t) (1K)
This path will cause several English versions to be recompiled to fix a problem with searches on possessives. The program will be restarted twice during the update. For a list of all other changes click here.
05/01/2013 21:59:29
Version Display Order Update (8.0.015e) (1K)
Adds a new version display order which places morphology versions last. For a list of all other changes click here.
01/06/2010 15:21:16
Vocabulary of the Greek NT (VGNT) (8.0.00.7q) (2647K)
This update contains the Vocabulary of the Greek New Testamen (Moulton & Milligan). It is a new addition to the base package. It was formerly an extra charge add on. For a list of all other changes click here.
03/04/2009 18:57:25
Verse Mapping Files (VMF) (8.0.017y) (684K)
This updates all verse mapping files for all versions. For a list of all other changes click here.
07/28/2010 00:26:15
Vocabulary File Updates (8.0.019u) (1K)
This update contains new vocabulary file. The wrong Hebrew font size was stored in the distributed files. Don't download this update if you have edited the distributed vocabulary files and not saved them to a new name. For a list of all other changes click here.
02/24/2012 21:17:11
Updated Willibrordvertaling Text (W78) (8.0.00.12g) (162K)
Willibrordvertaling 1978 Dutch version update. Adds missing Tobit book. For a list of all other changes click here.
08/27/2009 18:10:47
Westminster Standards (WCS) (8.0.012y) (227K)
This is a new edition of the Westminster doctrinal standards that conforms to the BW8 way of doing things. Footnotes are now in the Analysis Window and footnote numbers can be turned on and off like in any Bible Version. For a list of all other changes click here.
09/23/2009 20:24:35
Cross Reference Feature (8.0.00.18t) (4001K)
This update consolidates some data in the x-refs file. For a list of all other changes click here.
12/14/2010 15:32:48
Zurcher Bible Versions Update (ZUR)(8.0.013p) (293K)
Fixes a problem with some truncated verses. For a list of all other changes click here.
10/28/2009 15:21:24