As was promised earlier, Bob Venem with the help of others (especially Mark Eddy) have finished verse-mapping files (.VMF) for the three olde English versions Bishops’, King James 1611, and Wycliffe, which are now available. The files will look the same if you have already downloaded them, but included will be a file that ends in the extension .vmf. You will want to place the .vmf file in the subdirectory/folder called “databases” in your BibleWorks directory. The verse-mapping file ensures that when you read a verse in these versions, even if their versification doesn’t agree with another Bible version you are reading, that you will get that same verse as long as it is contained in that Bible version.
For instance if you look in the browse window in the ESV for Psalm 3:5 you will get: ESV Psalm 3:5 I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.
but if you also have the Hebrew WTT shown, you will see that the corresponding verse to that in Hebrew is not referred to as Psalm 3:5, but Psalm 3:6. The reason that you get the correct verse to show up (even if it is a different number) is because someone spent the time making a verse-map for the ESV and WTT.
Now this same feature will extend to these three Bibles.
DOWNLOAD KJV 1611!
DOWNLOAD BISHOPS’ BIBLE!
DOWNLOAD WYCLIFFE BIBLE!
[These files have been withdrawn]
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
Bob Venem has finished an update of the Wycliffe Middle English translation of the Vulgate. He fixed the verse-mapping so that it will work smoother in the Browse Window and hopefully line up properly with other verses.
He provides the following notes with this release:
- WYC contains the exact number of verses as the VUL, minus the Apocrypha.
- The WYC.vmf (this is the verse mapping file) is the VUL.vmf file minus the Apocrypha references.
- While the verses are aligned, the text used for WYC (from the Wesleyan Study Center) has some peculiar verse divisions compared to the VUL (or the KJV, for that matter). Not having a copy of Wycliffe available to see the original divisions (or if there even are divisions), and not knowing the reasoning used by those who created the Wyclif text files stored at the Wesleyan Study Center, I have left these peculiar divisions intact. If they
prove bothersome, I can re-edit the file to match the Vulgate, but that will take a fair amount of time, so I am in no rush.
DOWNLOAD! [This file has been withdrawn]
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
Ever seen one of those commercials where the guy is on the plane and he’s talking to the person next to him about how much money he saved on his hotel or some other thing and he’s all proud of himself for getting a great deal. Well then the next person tells him how much he paid for the same thing and instantly the man is torn apart because he realizes he paid far more than the other person.
Well today is not one of those days. Today is an update to a wonderful Bible Atlas/Dictionary Combination project. It’s not only a Bible dictionary, it’s also an atlas, it’s also a way to walk through the physical lands of the Scriptures.
(unzip file into c:\Program Files\BibleWorks 7\databases\)
NOTE: This module will require both an Internet connection and Google Earth to work effectively.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
While your hosts have been busy with the requirements of the academy (one Greek comprehensive done, one to go!!), Pasquale has been finishing up work on the wonderful project A Critical Textual Commentary on the Gospels. He has been adding to it as he was able, but now he’s completed the final pre-release. Look for the final release to come soon.
Updated files again on 3/28:
DOWNLOAD! (4.8 MB)
Monday, February 5th, 2007
Says Pasquale, “St. Chrysostom BibleWorks module final release is developed. This CHM module contains the public domain text of Chrysostom’s works as found on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library site. The module is tagged to work with BibleWorks, so that if the editor cites any verse of Scripture, a link will be displayed in your Resource Summary Window.
All of the following texts are included:
Volume I: On the Priesthood, Ascetic Treatises, Select Homilies and Letters, Homilies on the Statutes
Volume II: Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew
Volume III: St. Chrysostom: Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles and the Epistle to the Romans
Volume IV: St. Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians
Volume V: St. Chrysostom: Homilies on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon
Volume VI: St Chrysostom: Homilies on the Gospel of St. John and the Epistle to the Hebrews
What a great work!
DOWNLOAD! (12 MB)
Coming soon: a massive commentary on the whole Bible designed for the laity.
Friday, February 2nd, 2007
Pasquale has been hard at work and now released a 3rd revision to his Chrysostom’s Works project and he’s nice enough to share his labor with all of us! This contains volumes 1-3 of Chrysostom’s works from the Ante-Nicene Fathers Collection.