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    Default Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible + New Dictionary Tab!

    Hello, BibleWorks Users!

    We're happy to announce a new, free update to BibleWorks 10. BW10 now comes with the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. When you move the mouse over English text in the Browse Window, the related EDB entry appears instantly in the new Dict tab in the Analysis Window:

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    Here's a little more information on the EDB from its Introduction:

    The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible is intended as a tool for practical Bible use, reflecting recent discoveries and the breadth of current biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, archaeological, sociological, and other methodological issues. Approximately 5000 entries identify all persons and places named in the Bible, as well as cultural, natural, geographical, and literary phenomena matters that Bible students at all levels may encounter in reading or discussion. Articles explaining and interpreting important focuses of biblical theology, text and transmission, Near Eastern archaeology, extrabiblical writings, and pertinent ecclesiastical traditions have been incorporated in an effort to make this the most comprehensive one-volume Bible dictionary available.

    You can find and apply this update in BibleWorks 10 by going to
    Help | Check for Updates

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    This is fabulous! but...
    I updated to 10.0.5.884.
    Restarted.
    Updates window appeared with option for the next EDB. Clicked and applied.
    Restarted but no DICT tab in the Analysis Window.
    The EDB does show in Resources / Dictionaries and opens fine from there.
    Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
    Professor of Biblical Studies
    Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
    ltsg.edu - CrossMarks.com
    Biblical Studies and Technological Tools

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    Default Edb

    Quote Originally Posted by MGVH View Post
    This is fabulous! but...
    I updated to 10.0.5.884.
    Restarted.
    Updates window appeared with option for the next EDB. Clicked and applied.
    Restarted but no DICT tab in the Analysis Window.
    The EDB does show in Resources / Dictionaries and opens fine from there.
    Are you sure there is no dictionary tab? It is easy to miss (The tab label is just "Dict").

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    Same thing happened to me. BUT, after some investigation, I FOUND MISSING BW10.EXE in the _patchtmp folder. I copied all the files stuck there to my BW10 folder, and everything worked great!!!

    Gilbert

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    Thanks to Gilbert's hint, I looked in the _ptchtmp directory and found the updated files. Something must have gone wrong in the update, and they got stuck there.
    Apparently when that happens, BW thinks it's updated, but it really hasn't.
    Like Gilbert, I simply copied/overwrote the _ptchtmp files into the main directory.
    Now BW indicates that I'm using 10.0.5.981, and the DICT tab is visible.
    Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
    Professor of Biblical Studies
    Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
    ltsg.edu - CrossMarks.com
    Biblical Studies and Technological Tools

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    Default very odd

    Quote Originally Posted by MGVH View Post
    Thanks to Gilbert's hint, I looked in the _ptchtmp directory and found the updated files. Something must have gone wrong in the update, and they got stuck there.
    Apparently when that happens, BW thinks it's updated, but it really hasn't.
    Like Gilbert, I simply copied/overwrote the _ptchtmp files into the main directory.
    Now BW indicates that I'm using 10.0.5.981, and the DICT tab is visible.
    That's very odd. I reposted the executable, but we'll wait and see if others report the same glitch before looking further. Is there anyone reading this for whom the update worked smoothly?
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBushell View Post
    That's very odd. I reposted the executable, but we'll wait and see if others report the same glitch before looking further. Is there anyone reading this for whom the update worked smoothly?
    Mike
    Hello all,

    I just updated and have nothing visible for a "dict" pane. For the moment, I haven't looked inside the folders to paste the dictionary into the right place.

    Don Cobb
    Aix-en-Provence, France

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    Default It works without a glitch!

    I am happy to report that it works as originally described on my MacBook Air. Thanks for including this dictionary.
    נֹתֵ֣ן לֶ֭חֶם לְכָל־בָּשָׂ֑ר כִּ֖י לְעוֹלָ֣ם חַסְדּֽוֹ׃

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    First, thanks for continuing to make an incredibly valuable product even more valuable!

    Second: I, likewise, updated, and BW hung on shutting down. Finally it gave some error that it hadn't shut down properly. Now, no Dict tab. I'll now look into what the others are saying about copying files.

    Update: did it. BW opened with only one panel to the right; I had to split it again. No Dict tab. /c: Reports as ver 10.0.5.981.
    Last edited by Dan Phillips; 04-14-2017 at 08:20 AM.

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    I have been updating regularly in recent days, but BW stays stuck at 10.0.5.882 [I don't know if this is a related issue or not] and today's update was no different, with no Dict tab.

    (Win 10)

    Gary

    EDIT: Oh, and BW has not been automatically restarting after attempting updates. No error message though.

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