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BibleWorks 10 part IV

I remember when I studied New Testament Greek in college and how useful the flashcards were for students. I still have the picture in my mind of classmates reading the Basics of Biblical Greek Vocabulary Cards, by Williams D. Mounce, in the corridors before quizzes and exams. Flashcards are useful, but they miss a very important element: pronunciation. BibleWorks 10 solves this problem with the Vocabulary Flashcard Module this software provides. I wish I had BibleWorks when I went to college.

The Vocabulary Flashcard Module is easy to access and very easy to use. The tab is located on the top of the screen. When users open the Vocabulary Flashcard Module, there is a small and expandable window that will pop up. The words this module contains are sort by frequency, which means that the most repeated words in the New Testament are on the top of the list. You may prefer sorting the words by alphabetical order, which can be easily done. Frequency is still shown together with the word.

Once in the Vocabulary Flashcard Module, you may want to use the arrows to move from one word to the next one. The first time you click the arrow you will listen to the pronunciation. The second click shows the definition for that word. But, how this module can help you as a student of Greek? Well, the Vocabulary Flashcard Module contains a box with a check mark and second box with an X symbol. The check mark is for users to mark those words that have already been learned. The X symbol is for unlearned words or those words you failed. This feature can save you time, money, and some space in your office. Also, you do not need to deal with lost or damaged cards. But above all, you will be able to learn pronunciation. You can even record your pronunciation and save it as a file.

If you are a current or future student of New Testament Greek and you want to take a step forward in you learning process, then you need this software.

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More reviews of BibleWorks 10: Part IPart IIPart III

I received this software for free from the editors in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

BibleWorks 10 part III

I am currently reading a book that guides readers through the process of integrating exegesis and exposition. That is not an easy task, and any source of help is always welcome. Of course you can preach a sermon without doing the exegesis of the passage first, but that is not going to be an outstanding sermon. Every preacher, bible professor, and teacher needs to know in depth the passage he is preaching or teaching. That requires doing a thorough exegesis of the text. The student needs to discover verbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, articles, and so on, in order to know quiet well the text. It takes time, of course, but the reward you and your audience get back is priceless.bibleworks-sentence-diagramBibleWorks 10 makes pastors and Bible students’ lives easier in doing exegesis. One of the most useful practices in the process of study a Bible passage I have learned at seminary was breaking the verse into small pieces. The vertical diagram technique is the best tool for doing so, and it simply powerful. It helps me to break the passage into pieces and dig into details. This technique is almost the fifty percent of my sermon. When I am done with it, I am ready to identify main points and sub points of the outline.  I am glad BibleWorks 10 does it for me because that saves me time. Diagrams are only displayed from the Greek text, though you can load many other versions to be displayed on the text window located on top the diagram window.UntitledThis feature can be confusing to users if they are not used to work with diagrams, but the good news is that BibleWorks 10 provides a column (left of the picture) that shows the meanings of every symbol. That is not all; there is a tutorial that shows users how to diagram. If you have not had the opportunity to learn to do diagrams, now it is your chance.

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More reviews of BibleWorks 10: Part IPart II

I received this software for free from the editors in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Bible Works 10 II

Last week I posted the first review about the software BibleWorks 10. It was an introductory entry showing the two main windows this amazing software presents. Today, I would like to dig out into the analysis window and the features and resources it offers for sermon preparation, Bible study, and exegesis.

One of the most noticeable resources you can find on the analysis window is the “Resources” tab. This tab is at the same time divided into five different tabs: Summary, Lexicons, Grammars, References, and Options. The main tab among these five tabs is the Summary tab (see picture 1). This tab shows all the lexicons, grammars, and references available for the passage you are studying. You can select or deselect resources from the other tabs (see pictures 2, 3, and 4). In other words, the summary tab shows the resources you have chosen to see among lexicons, grammars, and references. Some of the lexicons this tab offers are Friberg Analytical Lexicon, Moulton-Milligan Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, or the Louw-Nida Greek-English Lexicon. Grammars are available in both Hebrew and Greek languages and include Burton Moods and Tenses of New Testament Greek, Robertson Grammar of the New Testament Greek, and Bible Works Greek Paradigms, just to mention few.

The summary tab also offers the option of expanding the resources it shows by opening a secondary window. You just need to click on top of the resource and it will expand to facilitate reading and deepening into it.

I can certainly say pastors and Bible students will spend most of their time on this tab since it contains the most useful resources for sermon preparation and Bible study.

I would like to highlight that all the lexicons, grammars, and other resources this tab contains are expensive resources whose starting price is close to $50 each one. Considering that this single tab contains fifty different resources, how much it would cost you to buy them separately as physical books? Exactly: $2,500. Compare to $389.00 this software would cost you. That says it all.

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More reviews of BibleWorks 10: Part I; Part III

Analysis Window

Image 1 Showing summary tab

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Image 2 showing references

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Image 3 showing grammars

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Image 4 showing lexicons

 

I received this software for free from the editors in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

BibleWorks 10 Part I

There is a very important element that you as a pastor may worry about your busy schedule: time. Many pastors want to remain faithful to their bible study time and sermon preparation while they also want to fulfill other pastoral task. Technology might become one of your best allies in doing so.

What I would like to present today is, perhaps, the most advanced and complete Bible software regarding exegesis and textual analysis. BibleWorks 10 is the perfect tool if you want save time (and money) in preparing your sermons and Bible studies without losing solidity and consistency from your exposition. How can it be? Very simple: because this software contains many Biblical and exegetical dictionaries and tools that pop up in no time. When you install and open BibleWorks 10 for the first time, you quickly realize you have a powerful Bible software in front of you.

I would like to share some tips and features from this software that can be very useful to you in the process of preparing your sermons and Bible studies. In this post, I will be introducing the two main windows you can find in this program and the ones you will use the most in your study. In one column called Browse Window, the one in the middle (see picture 1) you see the text you are studying. You can select and read different versions in modern and Bible languages at the same time. There are many different versions in English, Spanish, and many other modern languages. That is not it. You can have Hebrew and Greek Bible versions in the same column and at the same time along with your preferred contemporary version. You do not need to go to the library to see what the Hebrew or Greek version says because it is right in front of you, parallel to you English version. That helps you to concentrate in the passage you are studying because you do not need move from your English text to the Greek version, unless you want to use an additional Greek version from the library. Once you have as many versions as you want in the Browse Window, you are ready to go. Something I really like from this window is that you only need to place the cursor on top of a word from the Greek text and it automatically pops up a small window with a basic definition of that word. That small window disappears in ten seconds.

This program offers a plenty of exegetical dictionaries. The column at the right called Analysis Window is devoted to help you to analyze the text you are studying (see picture 2). I would like to focus on the Analysis tab. This tab offers exegetical tools and dictionaries providing explanations about a particular word. If you select the Byzantine Greek text, for example, on the Browse Window, the exegetical dictionaries will appear on the Analysis Window. If you move the pointer from a word to a different word, the Analysis tab showing the exegetical dictionaries automatically changes the word as well, even without clicking the word; you just need to place the pointer on top of the word you want to study. That saves you time since you do not need find the word in a physical dictionary. BibleWorks 10 does it for you in no time.

The Analysis Window offers many other features that I will be presenting on succeeding posts. For now, I would like to close this post by recommending all pastors, seminary students, biblical expositors, exegetes, serious Christian books writers, and Bible students in general to buy this software. You study experience will never be the same. The operating system I use with this software is Windows 7 with 6 gb or memory RAM, and a processor CORE i3. No issues opening or using the software.

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Other reviews of BibleWorks 10: Part IIPart III 

The Browse Window contains Bible translations in Hebrew, Greek, and many modern languages.

The Analysis Window is the window that contains exegetical resources.The Analysis Window is the window that contains exegetical resources.

I received this software for free from the editors in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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