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07-02-2011, 01:19 AM
Evangelical Textual Criticism blog/forum on BibleWorks 9 (link) (http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blogspot.com/2011/06/manuscripts-and-cntts-apparatus.html)

"BibleWorks has just announced a new version of their software, Bibleworks 9, which is going to be released in mid-July. Among the upgrades is the introduction of their manuscripts project which seeks to produce transcriptions and provide images (mostly from facsimile editions) to some important Greek New Testament manuscripts (free of charge). The new version further includes the CNTTS NT textual apparatus (also free of charge) produced by co-blogger Bill Warren and his associates at the CNTTS in New Orleans."Of course the first blogger to write about BibleWorks 9 was Michael Hanel at theUnoffical BibleWorks blog(link) (http://bibleworks.oldinthenew.org/?cat=49). So, far he has written 20, yes that's right 20 different reviews on various aspects of the program. And, even after this series is done he there is a high probability that he will continue writing and commenting about BibleWorks 9. This is a really great work of love or extreme enthusiasm.

** As a beta-tester for BibleWorks 9 I have advance access to the program. For disclosure purposes, I received a complimentary copy of BibleWorks 9 for being part of the beta-testing program. Reviews of and blogging about the program, however, were not required in order to be a beta-tester. These are of my own doing and all editorializing remarks are my own opinion.On, Wednesday June 29th, 2011 Professor Mark Vitalis Hoffman wrote up an article on BibleWorks 9 on the Bible and technological Tools blog. (Link) (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2011/06/bibleworks9-announced.html)

The release of BibleWorks9 (http://www.bibleworks.com/) has been announced! I had the opportunity to be involved with beta testing, and I am excited about many of the new features. I'll be posting reviews in chunks and highlighting some of the more significant enhancements... For now, I'll just point out some of the enhancements...On June 28, 2011 Blogger Nick Norelli at Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth (link) (https://rdtwot.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/bibleworks-9/)notices the emending release of Bible Works 9

Mike Hanel teases us with a screenshot of BibleWorks 9. It looks like users will be able to do some nifty stuff with manuscripts. Let me just take this opportunity to once again state how much I love BibleWorks 8. There’s hardly ever a day when I don’t open the program and do something with it, whether it’s a detailed study of a passage in the Greek NT, or a simple search for a verse I can’t quite remember. I can’t remember Bible study before BW8, and to be honest, I don’t want to! God willing I’ll get my hands on BW9 when it’s out.On June 29th, 2011 Christian News Wire Online (link) (http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/8343917276.html) states:

BibleWorks 9 users will have the exhaustive New Testament Critical Apparatus from the Center for New Testament Textual Studies (CNTTS) at their fingertips. It covers the entire New Testament and updates instantly when the mouse moves over the Greek text in the main window. Plus the BibleWorks version categorizes every manuscript for each reading in an easy-to-read matrix, clearly showing the Aland categories and time periods...everal important Greek texts and revisions have also been added to BibleWorks 9. They include the Robinson-Pierpont Byzantine text (with Robinson 2010 morphology); Westcott-Hort with diacritics, variant readings and morphology; Scrivener's with diacritics, variant readings and morphology; Trinitarian Bible Society Greek New Testament and Tregelles New Testament. And with a click of the mouse button BibleWorks users can immediately highlight differences between all the Greek texts in the main window.
PR-USA.net focuses their attention on BibleWorks 9(link) (http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=796862&Itemid=30):

Those who study the Bible in its original languages know that BibleWorks software is one of the most powerful research tools for the job. With the release of BibleWorks 9, pastors, seminary students, scholars and missionaries will find its new array of tools and resources to be unmatched...
Mark Stevens of the Near Emmas Word Press blog pens (link) (http://nearemmaus.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/bibleworks-9-is-upon-us/):

I thought folks might be interested to know BibleWorks 9 is now available (http://www.bibleworks.com/bwintro.html). I reviewed (http://revdmarkstevens.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/its-bibleworks-week-in-summary/) BibleWorks 8 last year and cannot speak highly enough of the program. If you are looking for an exegetical language based resource then BW9 will serve you well. Personally I tend to use Logos 4 more because I have invested so much into the program and did so before trying BW8. Logos 4 is a digital library system which also does languages but it is ridiculously resource heavy. BW9 is a language tool with some library capabilities.
Both are great programs. BibleWorks 9 also includes some great new features including more tabs and more language and text tools. Having said that. I must admit the user interface still looks a little old for my liking. I was kind of hoping for an entire rebuild to match Logos 4. I guess the basic design works in its favour when it comes to speed and ease of use. Check it out you will not be disappointed!

The "συνεσταύρωμαι: living the crucified life" Blog takes a look at BibleWork9 on June 30th, 2011:
BibleWorks 9!
Now available! This brand-new version comes with even more to help you focus on the text.

Shaun Tabatt A blogger at the Bible Geek gone wild blog get's us crazy for BibleWorks 9! (link) (http://biblegeekgonewild.com/2011/06/28/bibleworks-9-coming-in-july-2011/?amp&amp)

Just got word that BibleWorks 9 will be shipping in July. On June 28th, Dr Jim West at the Zwinglius Redivivus blog(link) (http://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/bibleworks-9-is-out/) says of BibleWorks 9
it has new features, the most important of which, in my estimation, is BibleWorks Manuscript Project Compare and analyze original manuscript text and images New transcriptions and complete image sets of Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, Alexandrinus, Bezae, Washingtonianus, Boernerianus, and GA1141. Manuscripts are fully searchable using the full array of BibleWorks analysis tools. Morphological tagging is not complete for all manuscripts but updates will be provided free of charge to BibleWorks 9 users as they become available. I saw a demo in November and even then, in its incomplete form, it was brilliant. It’s a massively desirable tool.

07-02-2011, 02:13 AM
Unsettled Christianity Blogger Joel states(link) (http://thechurchofjesuschrist.us/2011/06/dear-fellow-students-bibleworks-9-is-out-now-get-it-now/):

Dear Fellow students-BibleWorks 9 is out. Now get it. Now. I’ve had Bibleworks 8 for a few years now and it is a marvelous tool which I think is needed – especially for everyone who has a bible. I encourage my fellow Seminarians at United Theological Seminary to pick up a copy – and more, that UTS adopts a policy that each student had to get a copy The Fundamentally Reformed blog is fundamentally in tune with BibleWorks 9(link) (http://www.fundamentallyreformed.com/2011/06/30/bibleworks-9-and-a-revolution-in-textual-critical-studies/):

available mid-July, can do when it comes to textual critical tools. I saw a demo of this feature back in April at The Gospel Coalition Conference, and was blown away by the potential of this tool for textual studies of all kinds. One can only hope that many more manuscripts will be added, and fresh Majority Text collations and other tools will be incorporated into the CNTTS apparatus which is made so accessible by means of BibleWorks 9. BibleWorks promises that as more manuscripts become available, those updates will be provided free of charge to BibleWorks 9 users.On Jun 30th, 2011 Dr. Stephen L. Cook of the Biblische Ausbildung blog(link) (http://biblische.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-version-9-bibleworks-announced.html)comments:

I learned today that the new version 9 of BibleWorks is now available to order, for shipping next month. Among the new features is a fourth analysis column in the work space, a "verse tab" that tracks text and bible-study notes (the ESV notes are available as a $20 add-on), and a second added Bible atlas. The new Common English Bible is included free.

AND Someone, liked Mark Vitalis Hoffman's blog post(link) (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2011/06/bibleworks9-announced.html) so much that they re posted it at the Orygenes.org(link) (http://www.biblia-orygenes.org/2011/06/nowy-bible-works-9.html).

07-02-2011, 05:35 AM
This is great! Thanks for the roundup. :)

07-03-2011, 08:21 PM
This is great! Thanks for the roundup. :)
I am not done, yet. And, if you or anyone else finds BW9 in the media I would also like to encourage/invite you all to post here.

07-03-2011, 08:41 PM
(1)Ronnie Poon at信心之旅(link) (http://www.rpbibleclass.com/wordpress/?p=376)

昨天BW宣佈最新的第9版將於11/7付運。對我來說,這是等待已久的事,因為自從BW8推出以來,我都對於BW在新版本之中作出的改變很欣賞 ,但我已經擁有BW7,個人的原則是不會每一個新版都升級,因此一定要等到BW9推出才行動. ..(2)A polyglot blogger who speaks English, French, and Chinese discovers BibleWorks 9 on June 29th, 2001 at 林德貝克的贈言 Patrimoine de Lindbeck(link) (http://breath35.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/bibleworks-9-is-ready-to-be-released/)
BibleWorks 9 is ready to be released!(3)Brandon Walker takes note of BibleWorks 9 (link) (http://www.brandontwalker.com/2011/07/01/bw-9-is-here/)

BibleWorks has done it again! The newest release of BibleWorks has amazing new features and manuscripts that will make Bible study both in depth and quick. The online features available through WORDsearch and other online add to the versatility of the program. The CNTTS apparatus and NET Bible textual notes make examining Greek texts a breeze! The verse tagging of original manuscripts images is amazing. The best part of BibleWorks 9 is the speed. Despite all the many functions, BibleWorks is the fastest Bible software program on the scene!(4) An BibleWorks 9 can't escape the notice of an astute observer from Brazilat Observatório Bíblico(link) (http://blog.airtonjo.com/2011/06/bibleworks-9-vem-ai.html)
Está pronta a nova versão do BibleWorks. O anúncio do lançamento foi feito no dia 28 de junho de 2011. (5) The Hermit of Bardstown(link) (http://www.hermitofbardstown.com/?p=1140) comes out of seclusion to find news of BibleWorks 9.

(6) Earn Media(link) (http://www.earnedmedia.org/bblw0629.htm)
(7) 24-7 PressRelease (link)

07-06-2011, 11:53 PM
More, and more keep discovering BibleWorks 9:

on Wednesday July 06, 2011 Matthew S. Harmon Professor of New Testament Studies, Grace College & Theological Seminary a BibleWorks user for over 17 years blogs about BibleWorks 9: http://bibtheo.blogspot.com/2011/07/bibleworks-9-now-available.html

The Bible buying guide website also has a page dedicated to Bibeworks 9:

The KJV Only Debate Blog takes a break to mention BibleWorks 9:

07-08-2011, 06:29 AM
Prolific theological blog writer, editor,author (http://www.amazon.com/World-Tilting-Gospel-Embracing-Biblical-Worldview/dp/0825439086/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1305295243&sr=8-2), B-Greeker, and BibleWorks forum member Dan Phillps mentions BW9 on the Pyromaniacs Blog. (link) (http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2011/07/software-news-new-version-of-bibleworks.html)

Software news: new version of BibleWorks; new direction for Logos?

by Dan Phillips

Last October, in Why I love BibleWorks 8, I said: "To be much faster, would have to do the searches before I knew I wanted them."

Unbeknownst to me (but just now betoldst to me by [B]Glenn Weaver, Content Developer with BibleWorks), just the day before I posted, the merry tech-elves at BW had implemented a new "Use Tab" in BibleWorks 9, then a work-in-progress. The way it works, I'm told, is that a mouse-over of a word in the Browse Window does an automatic search for every lemma or every form, in either the current book studied or in the entire Bible version. The Use Tab can be linked to the Stats Tab in a new fourth column, so that the Stats Tab updates automatically to show graphically where these search results occur.

So, in other words, BW added a search feature that does the searches before I know what I want, and they did it before I even mentioned I wanted it! Is that cool, or what?

The new BW9 can be ordered now. Read about the new features, and check out some demo videos. The full content is listed here, and upgrade information is here.

When I receive a copy, I plan to learn it, use it, and tell you about it....

07-09-2011, 02:05 PM
Religious Press Release Service a secular news and photo service devoted to the unbiased coverage of Religion reprints or rather re posts the article, "High Tech Meets Ancient Biblical Manuscripts"(Link) (http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/pressreleases/high_tech_meets_ancient_biblical_manuscripts/)

So, read the article carefully, because it's unbiased and base on hard evidence.

Michael Hanel
07-09-2011, 02:07 PM
Brian, you should update your post about the BibleWorks blog. People will follow the link and think you can't count ;)

07-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Brian, you should update your post about the BibleWorks blog. People will follow the link and think you can't count ;)

How, Embarrassing
I'll, have to edit that right away, please don't delete any post to make it match my first count:p.

Dan Phillips
07-09-2011, 03:16 PM
Prolific theological blog writer, editor, and BibleWorks forum member Dan Phillps ....(link) (http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2011/07/software-news-new-version-of-bibleworks.html)

{Cough, cough} ...and forthcoming author (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0825439086/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d4_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=067QEDE14YV3FMWS78C9&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846).




(You're very kind in selecting among the possible phrases and adjectives that could truthfully be applied to me)

07-10-2011, 12:21 AM
You're very kind in selecting among the possible phrases and adjectives that could truthfully be applied to me)

No, I am not being kind I have empirical evidence for my conclusions.

Your posts tend to combine irony and wit with a no nonsense type of approach. Whether or not one agrees or disagrees with your post they always seem to resonate with people. While, it may or may not be your goal, getting people to contemplate and disuse topics is what I consider to be a major contribution and the mark of good teacher.

Dan Phillips
07-10-2011, 10:26 AM
...and wit

Okay, well, perhaps half that, on a good day. And thanks.

07-14-2011, 08:54 PM
The Over caffeinated Greek Professor mentions BibleWorks 9: