Academic journal article Journal of Ecumenical Studies

BibleWorks 6

Academic journal article Journal of Ecumenical Studies

BibleWorks 6

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BibleWorks 6. 32 MB RAM, Windows 95/98/ME/00/XP; User's Manual/Video Demos. Contact PO Box 6158, Norfolk, VA 23508; phone, 888-747-8200; www.bibleworks.com. $299.95, group discounts available.

Recently, someone commented, "It's almost unfair that today we can do in two minutes what would have taken an ancient scribe several months of hard work." He was describing the modern luxury of Bible software. He was absolutely right; except for one point. For the ancient scribe to do what BibleWorks 6 can accomplish in three seconds, he would have had to know not only ancient tongues such as Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac, but also English and sixty-one other languages. Just imagine typing the words "Abraham and Sarah" in the search box, clicking "ok," and in two seconds visualizing this combination in tens of versions of biblical and nonbiblical texts!

BibleWorks 6, the recent upgrade from BibleWorks 5, can be customized to every desirable level. It not only includes twenty-one English and sixty-one non-English translations of the Bible but also the original versions in Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Syriac, and Latin. It offers beginner, standard, and power-user modes. The program is user-friendly. E.g., an Indonesian could display the Indonesian version in parallel with any other version, modern or ancient. For those yet unfamiliar with ancient languages, a translation/parsing of each word is provided just by moving the mouse over the text. …

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