Prerequisites for the BibleWorks Essentials Workshop:
No prior knowledge of BibleWorks is assumed in this workshop but we must assume a basic working knowledge of the Windows operating system. Here are a few things regarding your operating system that we must assume all attendees understand without any explanation:
1. How to create a file using a program, save it to the hard drive, and then open it at a later time. For example, create a document using your word processor; save it and then the next day open it up again.
2. How to copy files or folders from one location to another.
3. How to copy text from one location to another.
If you are not familiar with any of these 3 basic Windows tasks you can learn how to do them by clicking Start>Help>Windows Basics or just ask a friend or colleague to show you. You can learn all of this in just a few minutes. Please do so before attending a workshop.
Note to those with no Greek or Hebrew training:
While many users benefit from using BibleWorks with little knowledge of Greek or Hebrew, the helpfulness of BibleWorks (and other exegetical tools) will increase along with your increased knowledge of these original languages. At the very least it is strongly recommended that you learn both the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, as this small expenditure of effort will enable you to take advantage of many Bible study tools that are otherwise closed to you. Knowledge of the Greek and Hebrew alphabets is not a prerequisite for either BibleWorks workshop but it is strongly recommended.
Prerequisites for the BibleWorks Intermediate Workshop:
The prerequisites for the Intermediate Workshop will be covered thoroughly in the Essentials Workshop, but you can still benefit from the Intermediate Workshop without ever attending the Essentials Workshop. The instructor of the Intermediate Workshop will assume an understanding of the basic elements of BibleWorks. If you cannot answer each of the following questions you should register for the Essentials Workshop or learn this material on your own before attending the Intermediate Workshop:
1. What are the differences between the following three command line KJV searches?
2. What is the difference between a "Display Version" and the "Search Version?"
3. A Greek reference work I use mentions that luw occurs 42 times in the Greek New Testament but when I enter the following GNT search on the Command Line I get zero hits. What is the reason for this apparent discrepancy?
4. What would you type on the command line to find all of the KJV verses containing the words love, loves, loving, beloved, etc.
5. What is the difference between the following KJV command line searches?
6. What would the following command line search find for the GNM? What would it find for the GNT?
7. What version would you search, the WTT or WTM, to find all occurrences of any form of ljq?