Want to see what's been added since BibleWorks 6? Here's a survey of the new features and databases in past releases! (To see what's new in BibleWorks 9, click here.)
New Analysis Tabs
Expanded information about the current verse and search
We’ve made significant additions to the Analysis Window. Now when you do a search, the Context Tab shows the most common words in the current pericope, the most common words in the current chapter, and the most common words in the current book. With a click, the Browse Tab shows the full context for the active verse. A plot of the current search results is shown in the Stats Tab. All of this is right at your fingertips!
Phrase Matching Tool/Related Verses Tool
Find verses with similar words or similar phrases
Over lunch in mid-2007, we asked ourselves, “How could we find all verses which are similar to each other?” Out of this discussion came the Phrase Matching Tool and Related Verses Tool. The new Phrase Matching Tool takes your current verse and finds all verses containing similar phrases. The new Related Verses Tool finds all verses using some of the same words from the current verse.
New formatting for text export
More control over copied text
We’ve enhanced and refined the formatting of exported text. Now when you copy and paste Bible text, it’s simple to format the text and reference using custom or preset output formats. This seemingly small feature will greatly improve your daily use of the program.
Instantly view related verses
When you pass the mouse over the text, the new Cross-Reference Window instantly shows cross-references for the verse under the mouse. You can draw from the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, New Chain Reference Bible (Thompson, 1934), Nave’s, Torrey’s Topical Text Book, Stephan’s Biographical Bible (distinguishes Bible people with the same names), and cross-references from the ESV, NAS, and NIV/TNIV. This feature works for any of the Bible versions in the program! In addition, you can build your own cross-reference files and swap them with other users.
New Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic grammars and references
BibleWorks now comes with Wallace, Waltke & O'Connor, and Joüon & Muraoka!
The main BibleWorks package now includes three standard original language grammars: Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament (Wallace), Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Waltke & O’Connor), and A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew (Joüon & Muraoka). These electronic texts include the full text and graphics of the print editions and are closely linked to the Biblical texts in the program. Previously available only separately, these texts now come at no extra cost in BibleWorks 8!
Also added after the initial release of BibleWorks 8: The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament (J.H. Moulton and G. Milligan). Now there is no extra charge to add this module to your BibleWorks installation!
Also added after the initial release of BibleWorks 8: Introductory Lessons in Aramaic (Eric D. Reymond). This introductory Aramaic grammar includes exercises, answers to the exercises, and a glossary. Also included: a set of Aramaic Verbs Paradigms with sound files, produced by Jan Verbruggen.
Syntactic and Thematic Greek Transcription of the NT
Another full Greek NT diagram set
We’re pleased to add an alternate set of Greek NT sentence diagrams. In addition to the Leedy Greek NT sentence diagrams, William MacDonald’s “Textual Transcriptions” provide another helpful and insightful arrangement of the text.
Early Church Fathers
This mammoth popular work includes the complete series of the Schaff Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Fathers.
ERMIE: External Resources Manager
One-stop location for resources on your computer and resources on the Internet
Over time, you’ve probably collected a number of useful books, references, and documents in various formats (PDF, HTML, word processing formats, etc.). Add to that the myriad websites with all sorts of materials and courses you find useful in your studies. With ERMIE, you can collect and organize these local and online resources into an easy to browse catalog. ERMIE catalog files can be edited and shared with other users.
Maintain your Greek and Hebrew skills with a daily AM/PM reading
We took Samuel Bagster's well-loved daily Scripture readings and enhanced it for Greek/Hebrew review. View the readings in your favorite Bible translations, or use the Greek/Hebrew mode to display the Old Testament passages in Hebrew and the New Testament passages in Greek. A great way to start and end the day!
English Bible Text-to-Speech
Hear English Bible text read aloud! (Requires supplemental voice packs in Windows XP.)
Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Arabic Bibles
We are pleased finally to include Bibles in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Arabic!
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Greek)
We now include the Greek text and modern English translation of the Greek OT Pseudepigrapha. The Greek text is morphologically tagged and fully searchable.
PONS Kompaktwörterbuch Althebräisch: Althebräisch – Deutsch
A basic Hebrew-German lexicon to assist German-speaking users. Requires unlock.
Dead Sea Scrolls English Translation Bundle: Biblical and Sectarian Texts
Comes with two works: The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation (Michael O. Wise, Martin G. Abegg, Jr., & Edward M. Cook, trans.), a comprehensive translation into English of the Dead Sea Scrolls sectarian texts (plus introductions and explanatory notes), and The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English (Martin Abegg, Jr., Peter Flint, & Eugene Ulrich), containing an English translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical texts (plus introductions, explanatory notes, and text-critical notes). Requires unlock.
Groves-Wheeler Westminster Hebrew Morphology version 4.10
NIV, TNIV, & NIrV Bibles with cross-references and footnotes
NKJV with Strong’s tagging
Delitzsch Hebrew NT
Stephan’s Biographical Bible (distinguishes Bible people with the same names)
Bibliographic Information (added after official release)
1905 British and Foreign Bible Society Peshitto edition
Old Syriac Sinaiticus manuscript
Old Syriac Curetonian manuscript
Dead Sea Scrolls Bible (Biblical texts in English) &
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation (Sectarian texts in English)
The Biblical Texts contain a Browse Window version and a HTML Help version. The Sectarian Texts contains a HTML Help version only. Requires unlock.
Brenton LXX with Apocrypha
PONS German-Hebrew lexicon [requires unlock]
Psalms Targum (English)
Targum Jerusalem on the Pentateuch (English) (Etheridge)
Targum Onkelos on the Pentateuch (English) (Etheridge)
Targum Pseudo Jonathan on the Pentateuch (Etheridge)
Rodkinson Babylonian Talmud and Mishnah (English)
Westcott-Hort text (proofed and corrected)
Maps module load time reduced
Maps module site data revised
MacDonald Idiomatic Translation Bible
Vulgata Clementina 1598 with Glossa Ordinaria notes
Zuercher Bibel (2nd ed., 2008)
Czech: Bible, 21st Century Translation (B21) (added after official release)
Spanish La Biblia de Nuestro Pueblo (added after official release)
Spanish La Biblia del Peregrino (added after official release)
Spanish Reina Valera Gómez Bible
Spanish Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos Bible
Swedish Folkbibeln, Bibel 82, and Bibel 2000
Polish Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańska (NT) (added after official release)
Bulgarian 1871 Constantinople Bible
Orthodox Russian Synodal Translation
Contemporary Russian version, New Testament
Chinese New Version Bible
Japanese Shinkaiyaku Bible
Japanese Kogoyaku Bible (added after official release)
Korean Revised Version (added after official release)
Thai Holy Bible (1971) (added after official release)
Cosmades New Testament (Turkish) (added after official release)
1689 London Baptist Confession (added after official release)
Belgic Confession (added after official release)
Heidelberg Catechism (added after official release)
Canons of Dort and Arminian Articles (added after official release)
Westminster Confession (CHM version) (added after official release)
Afrikaans 1983 Translation
New study guides
New electronic help
Clipboard formatting options enhanced
Semantic domain searching from Command Line
Search on user-created verse lists
Command Line dropdown showing all lemmas/words as you type
Command Line controls enhanced
SBL Greek Unicode font (added after official release)
Spell-checking in Editor
“Search for lemma+homonym” added to context menu of Browse window
Search Window hits enhanced with checkboxes
Search Window search order presets
Popup copy window enhancements
Browse Window version/book/chapter/verse selectors enhanced
Analysis Window content limited by word frequency (great for students!)
Filter which fields are shown in Analysis Window and Tooltips (great for students!)
KWIC usability enhancements
Custom and uniform book sort orders
Tools menu re-organized
Options window enhanced
Internet Updater enhanced with automatic updates
Color highlight window enhanced
Version Database Compiler now supports any Code Page supported by Windows (Thai, Latvian/Lithuanian, Turkish, etc.)
Improved navigation of Leedy GNT diagrams
Diagram printing for a range of verses
Detailed Statistics Window enhancements
Many of the databases contained in BibleWorks are licensed from the copyright holders of those databases. On rare occasions we are unable to reach a mutually-satisfactory agreement with the licensor and items must be removed from BibleWorks or turned into extra-cost modules. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
The following list of databases contains items included in the base package of BibleWorks 7 which are no longer available from BibleWorks and which will not be included in later BibleWorks versions.
The following list of databases contains items included in the BibleWorks 7 base package which are no longer available in later versions of the BibleWorks base package, but which may be purchased separately.
If you are a registered user and are upgrading from BibleWorks 7 to
BibleWorks 8, you will be sent free of charge a set of activation codes for
the Metzger and Lust-Eynikel-Hauspie databases, and registered users upgrading from BibleWorks 7 or previous
versions will be sent free of charge a set of activation codes for the
Lutherbibel and Newman databases.
New User Interface
The new BibleWorks interface is more intuitive and easier to use.
The BibleWorks user interface has been redesigned to work the way you work. When you are researching a particular topic you normally progress from searching, to browsing, and, finally, to analysis of particular words. The new interface is laid out in this order so that your work flow is more natural and intuitive.
Learn by example. Use the full power of BibleWorks.
New and experienced users will both appreciate the extensive set of task-oriented study guides that come with BibleWorks 7. Detailed instructions, complete with 4 hours of videos, will explain how to use BibleWorks to perform common tasks, like writing exegetical papers, searching Hebrew and Greek text and much more.
Key Word in Context (KWIC) / Collocation Table Module
Find recurring word usage patterns.
This new tool makes it easy to build key word in context lexicons and collocation tables for any word in any version. You will quickly uncover important phrases and word usage patterns often overlooked in standard searches.
Support for Unicode Hebrew & Greek
Export Greek and Hebrew text in the formats you need.
BibleWorks now supports both Unicode and non-Unicode Greek and Hebrew. Exporting Unicode is as simple as dragging highlighted text from BibleWorks to your word processor. Standard SBL and SIL Unicode Greek and Hebrew fonts are also included in the package.
Completely Rewritten Editor
Word and WordPad compatible.
In response to requests from many users, we have completely rewritten the BibleWorks editor from the ground up. It now has full support for Unicode and produces files that are fully compatible with Microsoft® Word and WordPad.
The new editor has an impressive list of features including full undo and redo, hypertext links, graphics inserts, RTL typing in Hebrew with left-wrapped text (Unicode only), a full array of text formatting options, a Unicode character input table, plus full integration with BibleWorks, and much more.
Locate any Biblical site with the click of a mouse.
BibleWorks comes with a set of beautiful satellite maps that you have to see to believe! The collection includes a full set of editable site and terrain overlays for major locations in Israel and Egypt, along with detailed overhead and elevation data and a comprehensive list of 1300+ archaeological sites. You can even create your own map views, select sites to display, annotate key locations and trace journeys or battle lines.
Improved Lexicon Links
Find the right lexical entry every time.
The tables that BibleWorks uses to bring up the right lexical entry when you place the mouse cursor over a Hebrew word have been carefully proofed and revised. This extensive revision resulted in nearly 50,000 corrections! All lexicons now have hypertext links for Scripture references and are also indexed so you can find all citations of a particular verse with the click of a mouse.
Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament, 2nd Edition
Edited by F. Wilbur Gingrich & Frederick William Danker
This one-volume digest provides easy access to reliable and brief definitions, interpretations of most variants and many of the conjugational and declensional forms that can frustrate readers of the New Testament. Gingrich and Danker’s revision was created not only for experienced ministers and scholars, but also for students.
Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, Second Edition
Bruce M. Metzger
In his commentary, Metzger explains why one alternate reading was chosen over others when translators for the United Bible Society prepared the Greek New Testament, Fourth Edition. Not only does his analysis provide a look at different interpretations, but it also helps illuminate the process and challenges of textual criticism.
Greek New Testament Diagrams
This original work by Randy Leedy of Bob Jones University provides diagrams and explanatory notes for every verse in the New Testament. Includes free updates as new portions of the series are published.
A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint, Volumes 1 & 2
J. Lust, E. Eynikel & K. Hauspie with the collaboration of G. Chamberlain
The first lexicon concentrating entirely on the Septuagint, this work occupies a pivotal place in modern exegetical study. Entries contain morphological tags.
A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research, 3rd edition
A. T. Robertson
Robertson’s grammar provides nearly 1500 pages of detailed notes for the advanced student and professor. In spite of more recent advances in the study of New Testament Greek, Robertson remains the advanced reference grammar by which all other New Testament Greek grammars are measured.
The CATSS/Tov Hebrew-Greek Parallel Alignment Module
The Revised CATSS Hebrew/Greek Text (Tov-Polak, 2005) is a revision of the Parallel Aligned Text of the Greek and Hebrew Bible, edited by Emanuel Tov. The Hebrew text has been collated with the BHS text/morphology in BibleWorks and includes an updated version of the textual notes in the original alignment. This is an essential tool both for New and Old Testament studies.
A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament: Based on the Lexical Work of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner
W.L. Holladay, editor
By eliminating biographical references and specialized technical information, Holladay created an English, abridged version of Koehler and Baumgartner’s Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros that all students need to translate Old Testament passages. Some reviewers have called this the best Hebrew reference tool available.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Introduced in April 2004, the Holman Christian Standard Bible was created to provide a fresh rendering of God’s Word directly from the original languages. An emphasis was placed on combining an accurate translation with contemporary use of the English language and a clear, reader-friendly style.
NET Bible, First Edition
An innovative translation by evangelicals who sought to represent the meaning of Biblical texts as accurately as possible, the NET Bible features about 60,000 notes on textual criticism, lexical issues and exegesis.
Greek Apostolic Fathers
This new resource contains the Greek text of the Apostolic Fathers, with full morphological analysis by A. Gieniusz. Includes an English translation by Philip Schaff.
TEXTKRITIK des Neuen Testaments
Caspar Rene Gregory
A heavily-annotated bibliography of New Testament manuscripts up to the year 1909, including Tischendorf, Gregory and von Soden designations for the papyri, uncials, minuscules and lectionaries.
Grammar of Septuagint Greek
F.C. Conybeare & St. G. Stock
Not only an indispensable reference resource, Grammar of Septuagint Greek is also an ideal reader for anyone wishing to study the Septuagint in the original language. A reprint of the standard Septuagint grammar originally titled Selections from the Septuagint, this invaluable volume includes: an extensive introduction to the origin, inspiration, date, supremacy, and Greek of the Septuagint; the grammar proper with major sections covering accidence and syntax; and extensive selected readings with in-depth introductions and full textual and grammatical notes——especially helpful for the student of New Testament Greek wishing to develop language skills through reading less familiar texts.
Greek Enchiridion: A Concise Handbook of Grammar and Exegesis
William G. MacDonald
The Enchiridion summarizes the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax in handbook format. It serves as a concise reference manual for anyone who has been introduced to Greek by an introductory textbook and is ready to work at translation and exegesis.
Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament
G.L. Archer & G.C. Chirichigno
New Testament verses quoting the Old Testament are brought together with parallel Old Testament and Septuagint citations and commentary.
Works of Philo (Greek Text, Morphology, and English Translation)
P. Borgen, K. Fuglseth & R. Skarsten
The Greek text and morphology of the Works of Philo are important resources for word and background studies. Updates to the Greek morphology may be downloaded for free as they become available.
New Living Translation, Second Edition
A vibrant translation created to capture the constantly-changing use of English language and idioms.
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."
The Targums not available in the last version are now provided in BibleWorks 7.
Complete Jewish Bible
The only complete English version fully Jewish in style and presentation, following the Hebrew order of the Tanakh and using original Hebrew proper names.
Beginner’s Grammar of the Greek New Testament
William Hersey Davis
A classical textbook in Greek morphology, Davis's work presents the precise eight-case system not often found today.
Bible Afrikaans, 1953
Castilian Spanish version from Herder Editorial, S.A., Barcelona
Charles, OT Pseudepigrapha English translation
Chinese Union Version (Big 5 and Simplified)
Die Bibel (German Herder Translation)
English Revised Version, 1881/1885
GOD’S WORD® translation
Greek New Testament Text of the Greek Orthodox Church
James, NT Apocrypha English translation
Korean Revised Version Bible
Metaglottisis modern Greek New Testament translation, with footnotes
Nueva Versión Internacional (NVI)
Polish Biblia Gdanska, 1632
Portuguese SBP Modern Language Translation
Schlachter 2000 Bible
Swahili New Testament
Swedish Bibel 82/Bibel 2000
Van Dyke Arabic Bible
Willibrordvertaling modern Dutch translations, 1978 & 1995 editions
The Etheridge (1849), Lewis (1896), Magiera (2005), Murdock (1851) and Norton (1881) NT Peshitta translations
New Testament Peshitta Collection
Features a new translation by Janet Magiera, plus glosses, a new lexicon and morphological tags.
Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament
Horst Balz & Gerhard Schneider
Landmark work provides a guide to word usage, in-depth explanation of significant words and a grouping of words related by root and meaning.
Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
Friedrich Blass, Albert Debrunner & Robert W. Funk
Considered by many to be the standard Greek grammar, this volume places Biblical language in the cultural context of Hellenistic Greek and classical norms.
The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts
Philip W. Comfort & David P. Barrett
Texts of all the earliest New Testament Greek manuscripts found to date are provided with accuracy and superb documentation.
A Primer of Biblical Greek
N. Clayton Croy
A solid introduction used extensively in colleges and seminaries.
A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, 2006 edition
Paul Joüon, S.J. and Takamitsu Muraoka
Newly revised, this edition provides important orthography, phonetic, morphology, and syntax information for intermediate and advanced Hebrew students. Included are numerous indices, paradigms, a bibliography, and a history of Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew grammar. The BibleWorks edition includes hyperlinks and popups for Scripture passages and extensive hyperlinks between sections.
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Abridged)
Gerhard Kittel & Gerhard Friedrich, editors, abridged by Geoffrey W. Bromiley
The one-volume edition of the classic theological dictionary focuses on Biblical usage and makes New Testament insights more accessible.
A Greek-English Lexicon, 9th Revised Edition
Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, Henry Stuart Jones & Robert McKenzie
The most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of classical Greek provides invaluable help for word studies.
Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament
James H. Moulton & George Milligan
Reprinted many times, Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament provides the background of words, based largely on ancient Greek papyri of the period. Now available!
Grieschisch-deutsches Taschenwörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, 8th Edition
Basic vocabulary and specific constructions of the New Testament.
Grammar of Palestinian Jewish Aramaic
William Barron Stevenson
An important resource for New Testament and Talmudic studies giving a traditional introduction to the language. Now available!
Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew, 2nd Edition
A valuable introduction to classical Hebrew, this volume includes many examples helpful for students and scholars.
Maximilian Zerwick, translated by Joseph Smith
Written to encourage ministers to consult the original Greek, with examples and particular attention to syntax. Now available!