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BibleWorks is traditionally a higher end program meant for serious preachers and scholars, especially those who work in the original languages. It is a bit older in its approach and you will need to be comfortable with working with a command line.
BibleWorks has a different business philosophy than the other software companies. You pay one price and get almost everything they have. The advantage of this approach is that you don't have to keep buying resources. The disadvantages is that you can't really built a complete library customized to your needs. There are pros and cons to both approaches.
It is only available for Windows computers.
The following resources that I use in this class are included in BibleWorks.
Strong's Bibles. BibleWorks' nomenclature is to append "with Codes" to the name of the Bible if it includes the Strong's numbers.
- King James
- New King James Version
- New American Standard Bible
- BNT BibleWorks New Testamewnt (NA27)
- BNM BibleWorksGreek New Testament Morphology
- Gingrich, Greek NT Lexicon (GIN) is good at basic definitions, and can be used in place of my Mounce's Concise Greek Dictionary
- Louw-Nida, Greek-English Lexicvon of the NT
Required resources you need to purchase
- I will talk about the more advanced word study book by Verlyn Verbrugge. BibleWorks does not have it, but Bromiley's Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Abridged) is an extremely good resource.
Optional Word Study Resources
- BibleWorks does not carry the ESV with Strong's numbers. You will have to use the NASB.
Optional Reference Works
Check out the offerings at WORDsearch, that can also be used inside BibleWorks.
BibleWorks also hosts workshops, and you may want to attend.
For their training videos, start the app and go to Help::How-to Videos.
Here you can see several specific task videos.
If you are new to BibleWorks, click the Home button and watch the main video shown there.