I am a huge fan of BibleWorks. BibleWorks is a Bible software designed to help pastors, students, and scholars study the Bible and do research. BibleWorks has so many different tools designed to make the study of the Bible easy and enjoyable.
I have been using BibleWorks since version 5. Northern Seminary also uses BibleWorks and makes it available to our students. Every year I teach a course on how to succeed in Seminary. The course, “Seminary Success,” is designed to help students write papers and do research.
One integral component of my course is to teach my students how to use BibleWorks in their study of the Bible. In addition, my Hebrew students also learn how to use the Hebrew tools available in BibleWorks. The professor who teaches Greek also uses BibleWorks in the classroom.
BibleWorks has just released BibleWorks version 9. BibleWorks 9 includes 30 different translations of the Bible in English, 10 Spanish Bibles, and Bibles in more than 40 translations. BibleWorks offers countless Hebrew and Greek lexicons, grammars, reference works, and many other tools designed to simplify Biblical exegesis and research.
Below is a list of a few of the many Hebrew tools included in BibleWorks 9:
A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament: Based on the Lexical Work of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner (Holladay)
Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon, 1905, unabridged
Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar
A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, (Joüon-Muraoka)
An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Waltke & O’Connor)
The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (Harris, Archer & Waltke)
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
The following sources are also included in BibleWorks 9:
Early Church Fathers
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fausset Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Matthew Henry’s Commentary
The Moody Atlas of the Bible (Barry J. Beitzel)
The resources below can be unlocked for an additional fee:
Dead Sea Scrolls English Translation Bundle: Biblical and Sectarian Texts
ESV Study Bible articles, notes, and images
Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament (Balz & Schneider)
The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (Koehler, Baumgartner & Stamm)
Reformed Dogmatics (4 volumes) (Herman Bavinck)
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Wayne Grudem)
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged (Kittel, Friedrich & Bromiley)
The resources available in BibleWorks 9 are too numerous to list them in this post. To see a list of all the resources available in BibleWorks, visit their web page at http://www.bibleworks.com/.
The following information appears in the brochure advertising BibleWorks:
What is BibleWorks?
BibleWorks 9 is the premier original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research.
Why use it?
Let your computer help your exegesis and exposition! BibleWorks is a tightly integrated collection of Bible software tools designed specifically for scholarly analysis of the Bible text.
More than a mere Bible search engine, BibleWorks comes with a variety of Bible search tools, lexicons, dictionaries, and morphology analysis resources. For all levels of users, it is suitable for Bible study, sermon preparation, and detailed Bible research.
You can learn more about BibleWorks 9 by visiting its web page. Here is the link: http://www.bibleworks.com/
BibleWorks is for the serious Bible student. Those who learn how to use BibleWorks will recognize the value of this program. Several of my students have purchased BibleWorks. Others use BibleWorks in the library or in our computer lab. All of them appreciate how BibleWorks contributes to their study of God’s word.
If you want to read what I have written about BibleWorks in the past, you can read the following posts: