BibleWorks 9 Review Part 4


Currently Reading:

What is the Gospel?

by Greg Gilbert

Category: Soteriology / Theology

Crossway, 2011







In my last review of the BibleWorks 9 software, I will be doing a brief overview of the some more of the resources, along with the features of the Help icon. The first item that I was looking through was Rodkindson’s Babylonian Talmud, which is a collection of ancient rabbinical writings that developed through many of the post-Christ years. It isn’t considered “lost OT books” of the Bible, but rather a commentary that sets forth interpretation of Jewish Scripture (OT) along with traditions that are extrabiblical but is suppose to guide Israelites into living a faithful, righteous lifestyle that pleases God. As with the other features in the Resource section, this book is conveniently and systematically organized, with the Contents link to the left side of the screen in which you can click any part of the Talmud Tract to be read. There are even Search tabs and Favorite tabs where you can mark down any noted part of the Talmud.

            As for the BibleWorks Help content, this section proves to be a helpful guide as to navigate around the whole system of BibleWorks, which can seem intimidating because of the wide selection of features and options. In the BibleWorks Help Content, you get a list, to the left column, of everything you would need help on, from The Main Menu to the The Word Analysis. The right side of the screen gives helpful instructions and illustrations on how to perform the desired function. You can even click on the Search icon to look for specific questions or topics that of interest to you or something you may be stuck on.

            A copy of Bagster’s Daily Light is a devotional that is included in the Help section. This devotional can be viewed in any Bible format with any language, including the Greek and Hebrew translation. The last helpful feature I want to mention is the BibleWorks on the Internet icon, which allows you to connect online to check for updates on the BibleWorks website and get tech support if necessary, either for installation/registration problems, or just general questions regarding the technical aspects of operating the BibleWorks software.

            In conclusion, I must say that this software has far exceeded my expectations for what I wanted in a Bible software. I came looking for just a simple guide as to interpret and parse Greek and Hebrew, yet I got so much more. Much of it is indeed very helpful to my preaching and teaching ministry, where I can use the other features, such as the Bible timeline and the geographical maps, to better understand the cultural, geographical, and historical aspects of the Bible for more accurate exposition of chosen texts. My biggest compliments to BibleWorks for an amazing software that any serious Bible student and exegete should invest in. It is a little bit on the pricey side, but it is well worth every penny.