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Version Updates (Tacitus/Sophocles/Book Name file)

Monday, January 19th, 2009

With the release of BibleWorks 8, there have been new versions incorporated into the main package, such as all the Greek Pseudepigrapha or the Babylonian Talmud. Because of these additions, there has been an overlap of book names between what BibleWorks 8 uses and some of the names adopted in some of the user databases found here. The following updates should fix those problems.

1. This book name file can be saved to your “init” subfolder in the BibleWorks 8 folder. Under the main menu Tools: Options: Bible Versions: Book Names you can tell BibleWorks which book name list to use. By default BibleWorks 8 uses the file “books.bna” Downloading this file called books_2.bna therefore will not write over the original version nor will it work until you tell BibleWorks 8 to use this version of book names by making the change mentioned above. ~~ DOWNLOAD!

2. Because of overlap, changes have been made to the Sophocles-Greek, Tacitus-Latin and Tacitus-English databases. If you have already have these in BibleWorks, it will be necessary to run them through the Version Database Compiler as though you were installing them for the first time in order for this update in book names to work properly.

~~ DOWNLOAD Sophocles-Greek

~~ DOWNLOAD Tacitus-Latin

~~ DOWNLOAD Tacitus-English

Calvin’s Commentary Update

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Willem Swanepoel has just completed an update to Calvin’s Commentaries, which now include Calvin’s comments on the Old and New Testament as well as the Apocrypha.

If you have previously downloaded the Calvin’s OT commentaries, delete those files before restarting BibleWorks later.


Update: Goodwin’s Grammar

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

New to Goodwin’s Greek Grammar is added functionality to make it more useful as a reference text.

Now when you have it loaded in BibleWorks it will offer links in the Resource Summary Window based on over 20 syntactical categories like the cases, moods, pronouns which will instantly jump you to the relevant portions of Goodwin’s Grammar.

Take a look for instance at John 16:1. When I mouse over the word ὑμῖν, Goodwin now provides instant links to the following syntactic categories which pertain to this word: Pronouns, Personal Pronouns, and Dative Case.

Then clicking on one of these will automatically load the Goodwin Grammar to the appropriate spot. Neat huh?

To get this feature you could redownload the entire Goodwin grammar, but that isn’t especially recommended since it’s over 20MB. Instead, just download this short goodwingr.chd, save it in your subdirectory of BibleWorks called “databases” (overwriting the old file), restart BibleWorks and you will have the new special features.

DOWNLOAD entire Grammar!

DOWNLOAD goodwingr.chd!

Version updates

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Due to a couple of bugs in the previous posts, there are new files available for Bishops’ Bible and King James 1611.

Also, a new update of Xenophon’s Works changes a few book names which conflicted with the Horace files.

DOWNLOAD! King James 1611
DOWNLOAD! Bishops’ Bible
DOWNLOAD! Xenophon’s Works

Updates: Bishops’, King James 1611, Wycliffe

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

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.


[These files have been withdrawn]

Update: Wycliffe translation of the Vulgate

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:

  1. WYC contains the exact number of verses as the VUL, minus the Apocrypha.
  2. The WYC.vmf (this is the verse mapping file) is the VUL.vmf file minus the Apocrypha references.
  3. 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]

Update: Bible Geocoding Maps Module

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.

Update: A Critical Textual Commentary on the Gospels

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:

Module - Chrysostom’s Works Final Revision

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!


Coming soon: a massive commentary on the whole Bible designed for the laity.

New Module - St. Chrysostom’s Works - 3rd Revision

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.