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BibleWorks
BibleWorks is perhaps the top original languages Bible software program on the Windows platform. It comes with a huge variety of grammatically tagged Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles, as well as an impressive number of translations in English, German, Spanish, among others. It has three interfaces -- beginner, standard, and power user, and has many customizable features. It is primarily a Bible study program, however. Besides biblical texts, translations, and original language lexical-grammatical reference works, it does not have many other resources (especially compared to programs like Logos).

Summary

  • Developer: BibleWorks, LLC (www.bibleworks.com)
  • Platform & System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista. Requires: CD/DVD drive, min 128 MB Ram, and a minimum of 700 MB to a maximum of 7 GB hard drive space depending on what modules you put on your drive.
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: BibleWorks's strength is its ability to work with original language texts, including complex searches. Its weakness is that it doesn't offer much else in terms of electronic reference works.

Packages Available

  • Demo: No trial copy of BibleWorks is available for download, though it does have a 30-day, money-back guarantee (less shipping).
  • BibleWorks 8: This includes the entire package of 190+ Bible translations in nearly 40 languages, 35 original language texts and morphology databases, 29 lexical-grammatical references, plus a wealth of practical reference works. A few additional reference works are available as separate unlocks. Buy from Amazon.com

Final Recommendations

For the Windows market BibleWorks is probably the best choice for those interested in an impressive original languages Bible search program, and not concerned about additional books and resources.

Purchasing Information

You may purchase BibleWorks from Amazon.com (I have provided easy to access links above), you can also purchase them directly from BibleWorks, either via their website (www.bibleworks.com) or by phone (1-888-747-8200).

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2009 09:30