I’m continuing my series of reviews for various Bible software programs. You can see the rest of the series in the Archives under the Reviews category.
My plan is to review a different program each week.
The publishers of these programs were gracious enough to send me copies of their software to review on this blog.
Each review will give a rating for various categories along with an image of the software from my computer and the link to the official website where you can see a demo and order the program.
This review is for BibleWorks 9
I tested the program out on my PC using Windows 7.
The ratings are on a scale of 1 to 5.
1 is poor. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Here’s how I rated BibleWorks 9.
Loading Speed: 1
Speed After Program is Loaded: 5
Search Features: 3
Copy & Paste Functionality (from the program to Word): 5
Quality & Quantity of Free Bibles & Books: 3
Quality & Quantity of Available Books & Bibles to Purchase: 5
Availability in Electronic Formats (iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC, etc.): 3
Comment: This is a titanic and sophisticated Bible program that specializes in the area of exegesis and biblical research. It’s unlike other Bible programs in that it’s a Greek/Hebrew lexicon on steroids. The program is massive, taking up 3 CDs. The learning curve is somewhat steep. It took me quite some time to figure out how different functions work. For that reason, the program includes 120 tutorial videos included under the “Help” menu item.
BibleWorks is mainly for pastors, teachers, scholars, and Bible students. The goal of the software is to help people interpret the Scriptures in the original Greek and Hebrew. As such, the software is geared for those who have some facility in those languages. It includes high resolution maps, various historical charts, the entire NT grammatically diagrammed, etc.
You can check out the videos here http://www.bibleworks.com/content/videos/index.htm. Other helpful pages include http://www.bibleworks.com/download.html and http://www.bibleworks.com/webbuttons.html
Do you use BibleWorks? If so, feel free to add your thoughts.