1. Search Entry Area (Left panel), search for a verse or for a word or phase from the search panel. You can choose your search version (e.g. NIV).
2. Browse Area (Middle panel), results from your search appear in the Browse panel. The little computer with a check mark icon will let you choose your display versions. Recommend choosing several English translations, the BGT (BW combined Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament/Septuagint), and WTT (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS)). The footprints will let you toggle between seeing the selected verse, and all the verses.
3. Analysis Area (Right panel), displays any dictionary, lexicon, or other research context for the word that your mouse is on in the Browse panel. To freeze the pane, hold down shift. You can change the default reference/lexical tools that display here.
Note: This screenshot is from BW 7 and may be slightly different from BW 8.
Place your cursor on a Greek or Hebrew word, right-click, and search on:
Simple Verse Search
Enter the range of verses using the full book name or the proper abbreviation for the biblical book
Ex. 2 timothy 1:1-5 | Ex. gen 3:2
Simple Word Search
Put a period before the word and a space between a 2-word search
Ex. .love | Ex. .love faith
Searching for synonyms with "OR"
Put a slash before the search words
Ex. /man rib (verse contains man or rib)
Searching for a Phrase
Put a single apostrophe before the search terms
Ex. 'god is love
BibleWorks is a popular bible software program and is installed on all of the Divinity library's computers. This page highlights some useful resources to help you get started in using BibleWorks.
BibleWorks is available for individual purchase from their website: http://www.bibleworks.com
Special Note: BibleWorks 8 is installed on all of the computers in the Duke Divinity School Library.
Helpful Reviews & Links:
Texts: BibleWorks comes with many major English translations: NRSV, NIV, RSV, KJV, ESV, and many more. BW comes with Greek NT texts, LXX texts, and the Hebrew OT (BHT).
Lexicons and Dictionaries: Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew-English Lexicon (HEBREW), Greek Grammar: Beyond Basics (Wallace), Louw-Nida, Liddell-Scott (GREEK); TWOT (HEBREW). BDAG and HALOT must be purchased separately.