BibleWorks Update Comments
Just received the BibleWorks update email where they write:
"The next version will include a greatly enhanced Windows-compatible Unicode-enabled editor and the Holman Christian Standard Bible..."I am very pleased about the Unicode capability, and that alone will encourage me to update when it becomes available.
BibleWorks knows their user base better than I, but is the Holman Bible really a significant / important / desirable addition for which many people would want to spend money. Yes, one could always argue that one more version is better than one less, but, even if I were not working directly from the original languages, I can gain a good sense of what is going on in a text by comparing, e.g., the NRSV with the NAS with the NETBible with Peterson's The Message (or the NLT). That provides quite a range of literal to dynamic to paraphrase.
I guess I simply don't anticipate using or needing the Holman Bible.
My two cents...
The Bibleworks Update email
Here is the exact text of the email in question
1. More Training Workshops
2. User Forums -- info you can use
3. Keep your BibleWorks updated!
4. ETS/SBL -- San Antonio here we come!
Greetings from BibleWorks. We hope you're continuing to find
BibleWorks helpful in your work and study. Here's some BibleWorks
news you may find useful.
++ 1. Workshops. BibleWorks has significantly expanded the number of
training workshops being offered. This fall we're holding beginner
and advanced workshops in Philadelphia; Wilmore, KY; Orlando; St.
Louis; Denver; Minneapolis; Detroit; and San Antonio. More are
scheduled for 2005. Tuitions are usually in the $25 range, a price
that students can afford. Check the schedule on
++ 2. Forums. A series of BibleWorks user forums
(http://www.bibleworks.com/forums) allows users to post and receive
answers to questions, read the latest BibleWorks announcements, and
access a "Frequently Asked Questions" section that provides helps and
++ 3. New Material. BibleWorks is constantly updating and even adding
new material to its program. To make sure you have the latest
resources, such as (for BibleWorks 6 customers) the NET Bible and
Josephus updates, simply download them from the web site (click in the
menus on Help | BibleWorks on the Web | Check for Web Updates). The
next version will include a greatly enhanced Windows-compatible
Unicode-enabled editor and the Holman Christian Standard Bible, as
well as many other new features we will announce in the coming months.
NOTE: When any new version comes out, our discounted upgrade policy
protects our customers. Anyone who licenses the current version will
be able to upgrade at cost if a new version comes out within 90 days
++ 4. ETS/SBL -- San Antonio here we come!
Check out booth #3 at the Evangelical Theological Society conference
Nov 17-19 and booth #127 at the Society for Biblical Literature
Conference Nov 20-23. Of special interest is a Nov 19 professional
workshop, free to attendees, on integrating exegetical Biblical
software into your curriculum.
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