New Module - Gildersleeve & Lodge’s Latin Grammar

Written by Michael Hanel on October 31st, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains Gildersleeve and Lodge’s Latin Grammar.

For this version I wanted to try something a bit more experimental, so I used one of the public domain scans of the grammar and used the images for the content of the CHM file. I don’t think it’s a completely adequate solution, but it was something to try out. The image quality leaves something to be desired, but it seemed that when I had higher image quality, the file became prohibitively large. So you can see whether you like it or not. Obviously it’s better to have text rather than images, but sometimes having this beats having nothing.

DOWNLOAD! [90 MB!]

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Module - Allen & Greenough’s New Latin Grammar

Written by Michael Hanel on October 28th, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar.

The e-text is taken from Perseus under PhiloLogic. I have added a few things to it, like better visibility of section numbering, but I’ve never had enough time to do better editing of the text to include more features. The notes do not link, but they are provided in case anyone else ever wants to work on this.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Module - Trench’s Synonyms of the New Testament

Written by Michael Hanel on October 27th, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains Richard Trench’s Synonyms of the New Testament.

Although it lacks Scripture tagging, I’m sure you’ll still find it useful in your study of the Greek New Testament.

This text was digitized by Ted Hildebrandt in 2006 and is used by his gracious permission. I have simply converted it into a form BibleWorks can use.

The main downside to the text is that I have not attempted to do Scriptural tagging and the font used is not Greek Unicode but an older font that is provided in the .zip file. For best results, make sure you install the font files on your computer before using the module.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Module - Deissmann’s Bible Studies

Written by Michael Hanel on October 26th, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains Adolf Deissmann’s famous book Bible Studies. Deissmann, of course, is famous in being part of the “new era” of New Testament Greek study which drew upon discoveries of papyri and inscriptions in order to better understand New Testament Greek in light of the overall historical and cultural landscape of the Greek language.

Although it may not be as useful as other grammars in BibleWorks because it lacks Scripture tagging, I’m sure you’ll still find it useful in your study of the Greek New Testament.

This text was digitized by Ted Hildebrandt in 2006 and is used by his gracious permission. I have simply converted it into a form BibleWorks can use.

The main downside to the text is that I have not attempted to do Scriptural tagging and the font used is not Greek Unicode but an older font that is provided in the .zip file. For best results, make sure you install the font files on your computer before using the module.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

New Version - Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History

Written by Michael Hanel on October 26th, 2011

I am happy to announce the release of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Ecclesiastical (Church) History as a new version for BibleWorks! This is a combo release in that the download contains both the Greek text of Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History and an English translation.

About the English Text:

The English translation is the same one that is found in the Schaff Early Church Fathers module that is provided in BibleWorks, only I have stripped it of all notes. If you want to read along with the notes and such, I suggest using the CHM module. This English translation is provided only to help ease of use for those who need both English and Greek in the Browse Window.

About the Greek Text:

The Greek text is that of Kirsopp Lake, J.E.L. Oulton, and H.J. Lawlor, which is found in the old public domain edition of the Loeb Classical Library and provided at the Perseus Digital Library. The Greek text is optimized for use in BibleWorks 9. It makes use of special characters that were not available in earlier versions of BibleWorks, so while you can use the files in older versions of BibleWorks, you will likely not have an optimal text (the use of quotation marks for instance will cause problems). If this text is of interest to you and you don’t have BibleWorks 9, it might be worth considering upgrading for. This text is available as a free download here, but other Bible programs have it available only for an additional cost. This text is the bare Greek text only without morphological tagging, but using an Internet connection, it is possible to get morphological help from the Perseus website.

There will likely be small updates to this version released at later dates. Special thanks for this precision goes to Mark Eddy who has done a lot of the micro-editing to make sure the versions line up properly.

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1. Unzip the files to the \databases\ subfolder in your BibleWorks folder and restart BibleWorks. The new versions will use the version IDs EUSEBE (English version) and EUSEBG (Greek version))

2. In order to get the book names to show up correctly you must also add the following lines to the file books.bna (found in the BibleWorks subfolder called \init\)

EH1,Ecclesiastical History-Book 1,EH-1,EH-1
EH2,Ecclesiastical History-Book 2,EH-2,EH-2
EH3,Ecclesiastical History-Book 3,EH-3,EH-3
EH4,Ecclesiastical History-Book 4,EH-4,EH-4
EX5,Ecclesiastical History-Preface Book 5,EH-5preface, EH-5preface
EH5,Ecclesiastical History-Book 5,EH-5,EH-5
EH6,Ecclesiastical History-Book 6,EH-6,EH-6
EH7,Ecclesiastical History-Book 7,EH-7,EH-7
EH8,Ecclesiastical History-Book 8,EH-8,EH-8
EH9,Ecclesiastical History-Book 9,EH-9,EH-9
EHX,Ecclesiastical History-Book 10,EH-10,EH-10

3. Right click the .bna file and use the Open With command with a text editor (like Notepad) to paste in the text above at the end of the file.

4. Save the file and re-start BibleWorks.

New Module - Moulton’s A Grammar of New Testament Greek

Written by Michael Hanel on October 25th, 2011

As I continue cleaning out files that I’ve had around but don’t have enough time to perfect, I am now releasing a CHM module that contains James Moulton’s famous book A Grammar of New Testament Greek. Although it eventually became a four volume series, the first volume called Prolegomena still covers a lot of important ground including historical and linguistic background to koine Greek as well as syntactical notes on parts of speech. In other words, there’s a lot packed into this volume even if there are three other books that were later published in this series. Although it may not be as useful as other grammars in BibleWorks because it lacks Scripture tagging, I’m sure you’ll still find it useful in your study of the Greek New Testament.

This text was digitized by Ted Hildebrandt in 2006 and is used by his gracious permission. I have simply converted it into a form BibleWorks can use.

The main downside to the text is that I have not attempted to do Scriptural tagging and the font used is not Greek Unicode but an older font that is provided in the .zip file. For best results, make sure you install the font files on your computer before using the module.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

Free Module - Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology

Written by Michael Hanel on October 24th, 2011

WORDsearch is offering a free download of a BibleWorks module of Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology. In order to download this, go to this page and add the Charles Hodge module to your shopping cart and check out.

I’m not sure if this is a limited time offer or not, but if you think you’d be interested in it, might as well get it while it’s still hot.

New Module - Walther’s Law and Gospel

Written by Michael Hanel on October 24th, 2011

Tomorrow (10/25/2011) marks the 200th birthday of C.F.W. Walther. If you’re knowledgeable of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, you will likely know who Walther is, but if you aren’t I’m sure you have no idea who he is. That’s okay. He’s probably not going to be nearly exciting as Martin Luther, but there is now a movie produced that covers his life. Fortunately the actor cast to play him in the movie is a bit easier on the eyes than Walther himself, but that just goes to show you that we don’t judge our theologians by their looks, only by their books.

The work known as The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel is a series of lectures that Walther gave during his time as a professor at Concordia Seminary. Through the series he introduces a set of theses regarding the proper distinction of Law and Gospel, particularly as it relates to the pastoral ministry, and explicates them. This is how theology used to be done, you know, before blogging and such. This work was put together based on notes from his students who attended the lectures.

This release still has a few errors here and there in tagging and such, but since I’ve been sitting on these files for a while and haven’t got around to fixing them, I thought that the occasion of Walther’s birthday was one that shouldn’t be passed up. Note that this is an older (public domain) translation. If you’re really into Walther, you’ll probably want to check out the revised and re-translated version here.

Special thanks go to Chris Sansom for his work in cleaning up these files from their original state and preparing them for Bible verse tagging.

DOWNLOAD!

In order to get modules to work, be sure to do the following:
Step 1. Download the file as found on this page.
Step 2. Unzip the file into your databases subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked. (If you’re using Windows 7, the Properties box will be a bit different. Press the button that says Unblock. (see Jim West’s blog).
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.

Tregelles texts [update]

Written by Michael Hanel on October 13th, 2011

I have re-uploaded the Tregelles versions because of one small correction that has been made in them. Although the official Tregelles Project texts have not been updated, I confirmed the correction with project director Dirk Jongkind. The correction comes at Matthew 24:32. The printed Tregelles text should read:

Matthew 24:32 Ἀπὸ δὲ τῆς συκῆς μάθετε τὴν παραβολήν· ὅταν ἤδη ὁ κλάδος αὐτῆς γένηται ἁπαλός, καὶ τὰ φύλλα ἐκφυῇ, γινώσκετε ὅτι ἐγγὺς τὸ θέρος·

But the Tregelles project had initially written this as:

Matthew 24:32 Ἀπὸ δὲ τῆς συκῆς μάθετε τὴν παραβολήν· ὅταν ἤδη ὁ κλάδος αὐτῆς γένηται ἁπαλός, καὶ τὰ φύλλα ἐκφύῃ, γινώσκετε ὅτι ἐγγὺς τὸ θέρος·

Do you see this difference between the two texts? I’ll give you a hint, the difference is only a matter of the accent of one word. But changing the accent of the word changes the parsing of it from a subjunctive active to a subjunctive passive. Most of us miss this change in text, but Tregelles didn’t and apparently neither has BDAG, as it says:

The accentuation ἐκφυῇ (B-D-F. §76, 2; W-S. §13, 11; Mlt-H. 264), which is freq. preferred (but rejected by Jülicher, Gleichnisreden, II 4) would make the form a 2 aor. pass. subj., used intr., and make τὰ φύλλα the subj.: the leaves sprout (cp. Jos., Ant. 2, 83).

Maybe that small difference will never bother you, but it’s still the reading Tregelles had in his text and so it was a change worth making.

Special thanks to Pasquale for his eagle-eyes in finding this mistake.

DOWNLOAD TNT1 & TNT2

Unzip files to your \databases\ subfolder and copy over any old files, if you have them.

NOTE: If you have BibleWorks 9, there is no need to download these files, since BW9 already incorporates Tregelles’ texts in the main package under the version IDs TRG1 and TRG2.

Henry Alford’s Greek New Testament [Updated 2-14-12]

Written by Michael Hanel on September 13th, 2011

Pasquale Amicarelli recently finished compiling a new Greek New Testament version for use in BibleWorks. This version is by Henry Alford and based on the 7th edition (1874) of his work. Alford’s New Testament is quite similar to Tregelles’ version, but still maintains its own unique characteristics. You can read a bit about it here (scroll down to Alford).

DOWNLOAD! (Instructions: Unzip all files to your BibleWorks DATABASE folder, then restart BibleWorks. The new database has the version id ALF. Note: the files work in older versions of BibleWorks as well as BibleWorks 9)