Part 1 of this review can be found here: Exegesis
Part 2 of this review can be found here: Learning Languages
Part 3 of this review can be found here: Textual Scholarship
I use BibleWorks 9 when preparing my sermons and lessons for teaching at the church I pastor. BibleWorks 9 is primarily a tool that helps users interact with the original languages of Scripture, but if you do not have a working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew, there are still many useful tools in BibleWorks 9 to help with Bible study preparation. Almost all major English Versions of the Bible are included: KJV, NIV, NKJV, ESV, NASB, NLT, ASV 1901, RSV, NRSV, NJB, NAB, NET, CSB, etc. You can also compare and contrast these versions in the same window to see how the translators handled texts differently.
Furthermore, when you move your cursor over a word in the English translation, you automatically see its Greek or Hebrew definition, explanation, and possible translations. In a separate window, you also see various Greek and Hebrew tools, commentaries, dictionaries, cross-references, etc. You can even view maps associated with specific books of the Bible and biblical time-periods.
Moreover, you can add your own notes in BibleWorks 9. You can prepare your lesson within BibleWorks 9, save it, and easily access it any time you interact with these Scriptures. You can also print your lessons.
Finally, there are several user-created modules and commentaries that are free, but you can also unlock several other resources for cheaper prices when compared to buying the print editions. You will find that BibleWorks 9 is an invaluable tool for preparing Biblically-based lessons. And, if you have any questions about using the program, there’s over 6 hours of how-to videos included that explain every facet of the program in detail. If that’s not enough, you can log your questions in the online support forum for a speedy response.
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