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Module Update - Calvin’s Commentaries

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Someone brought it to our attention that the Calvin’s Commentaries files provided on this website didn’t have the proper fonts for reading the Greek and Hebrew. Those font files have now been added to the Calvin Commentaries zip file so that users in the future will have them.

DOWNLOAD Calvin’s Commentaries (22 MB)

For users who have already downloaded Calvin’s Commentaries who do not want to re-download the whole zip file again, you may download the zip file that only contains the fonts.

DOWNLOAD Fonts for Calvin’s Commentaries

New International Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Remember earlier how we posted that WORDsearch was actively developing some of their modules for BibleWorks? Well now they’ve gone and broke the piggy bank.

You can now purchase the large sets of NICOT/NT commentaries for use in BibleWorks! And just like that, if you ever complained that BibleWorks did not have enough commentaries in it, your wishes have been answered.

See the list on WORDsearch’s website! They even have a sale on the commentaries going!

New Modules Iliad and Odyssey Commentaries

Monday, December 10th, 2007

The best just got better. In addition to being the only place to get a morphological text of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, now you can use some of the old school commentaries to help you read along in the Homeric texts.

First is a 3-for-1 commentary set which includes the following commentaries

  1. Allen Rogers Benner [1903], Selections from Homer’s Iliad, with an introduction, notes, a short Homeric grammar, and a vocabulary.
  2. Walter Leaf [1900], The Iliad, edited, with apparatus criticus, prolegomena, notes, and appendices.
  3. Thomas D. Seymour [1891], Homer’s Iliad, Books I-III and Homer’s Iliad, Books IV-V.

The second commentary set is for the Odyssey and it includes only one commentary, but it is, nevertheless, a good one:

  • W. Walter Merry; James Riddell; D. B. Monro [1886], Homer’s Odyssey.

Both commentaries function quite similarly and, while being usefully run in BibleWorks, they run as stand-alone HTML help files as well. In order to use the files profitably in BibleWorks, unzip the contents of both to the C:\Program Files\BibleWorks 7\databases folder. The next time you run BibleWorks they will show up under the Resources menu under a category called “Classics Resources.”

Happy Reading!!

DOWNLOAD Iliad Commentaries!

DOWNLOAD Odyssey Commentary!

Update: Dead link fixed.

Updates: Keil & Delitzsch / Calvin Commentaries

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Willem Swanepoel has posted updated commentaries by Keil & Delitzsch and Calvin (see previous posts 1, 2, 3 /forum thread). Willem states about the update:

Keil and Delitzsch now include the additional pages mentioned by Adelphos (introductory chapters to the books of Moses, the Prophets etc.). You may need to install the attached fonts to get these pages to display the Greek and Hebrew correctly.

The updated Calvin’s Commentaries simply corrects a few minor errors.

Download updates here:

Many thanks to Willem for his work and maintenance on these modules and his willingness to share them freely.

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.


Calvin’s Old Testament Commentary

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Attie Bogaards has made available Calvin’s commentary on the Old Testament. (See here, and here.) This module was made by Willem Swanepoel of Krugersdorp, South Africa. He provides the following notes in the title page:

The source of this implementation was the Online Bible version, the use of which Mr. Larry Pierce kindly agreed to. The Online Bible version was chosen because of the relative easy with which the information could be extracted and converted to HTML, and because it was essentially the only version for which I could obtain permission to use it for BibleWorks.

This version does, however, differ somewhat from the original commentary in some respects:

  1. Calvin commented on the last four books of Moses and on the first three Gospels in the form of a harmony. Online Bible deviated from the sequence of the commentary by reverting to the sequence of the Bible. This Bible sequence has been retained in the BibleWorks version. The Online Bible notes showing the original sequence were also retained in the text, and are hyper-linked.
  2. Footnotes in Online Bible are given after the commentary on each verse or range of verses. This format was also retained. To keep additional editing of the text to a minimum, the footnotes were not hyperlinked. It is therefore unfortunately necessary to scroll down to the footnotes when required. Hyperlinking the footnotes would more than double the effort of an already very lengthy task.

I trust that this commentary will add to the value of your BibleWorks library.

Please report any errors to the e-mail address below.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Willem Swanepoel

I have uploaded the revised files to the BibleWorks blog for download. If you have already downloaded the earlier version of Calvin’s Old Testament commentary, then be sure to check the forum discussion of the module for information on how to update your files. An alternative would be to delete the old files and replace them with the files linked below.

Many thanks to Willem & Attie.


DOWNLOAD Calvin’s Old Testament Commentary
DOWNLOAD Calvin’s complete commentary on the OT, NT and Apocrypha

New Module - Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary

Friday, April 13th, 2007

I’m not sure this new module really needs much of an introduction. Love it or hate it, the Keil and Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary is a classic in conservative scholarship. This is not a commentary in the style of Matthew Henry or even the Popular Commentary posted on the blog earlier. This is a technical and critical look at the Hebrew Bible with all of the insight of a past age ready to speak. This one is a must for anyone in the exegetical field, even if you don’t agree with Keil and Delitzsch, they will make you think.


This version was put together by the good efforts of Mr. Willem Swanepoel of Krugersdorp, South Africa and we thank him for allowing other users to benefit from his work!