WORDsearch has converted some of their modules into BibleWorks modules. WORDsearch does not need to be installed to use these modules, but BibleWorks 7 and higher is required. The following BibleWorks modules are just some of the many offerings available from WORDsearch:
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit and Tremper Longman III
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight, I. Howard Marshall
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Gerald F. Hawthorne, Ralph P. Martin and Daniel G. Reid
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Ralph P. Martin and Peter H. Davids
New Bible Commentary
Gordon J. Wenham, J. A. Motyer, D. A. Carson and R. T. France
These modules and many more may be ordered at www.wordsearchbible.com/bible_works. Support for these modules is provided by WORDsearch.
In addition to the above modules, BibleWorks customers have created other free BibleWorks modules. These customer contributions can be found at bibleworks.oldinthenew.org. (These modules are not guaranteed compatible by BibleWorks, LLC.)
Some Thoughts About Electronic Libraries
We continue to encourage our users to think carefully before building large
electronic libraries, for two reasons:
1. There is no guarantee computers will, in as few as ten years, be able
to read today's electronic media. For example, read "Cerf sees a problem: Today's digital data could be gone tomorrow " from ComputerWorld (June 4, 2013), "At Libraries, Taking the (Really) Long View" from Inside Higher Ed (July 23, 2008), and "The Digital Ice Age" from
Popular Mechanics (December 2006).
2. Even more significantly, almost all electronic libraries are in
proprietary formats: there is no standard. Proprietary formats, and the
software that reads them, come and go (remember DOS?). A recent article in
Christian Computing, "Is It Time for a Second STEP?", noted the unlikelihood
of a standard format emerging. When an electronic library's proprietary
format is abandoned, one's investment in the library is lost.
Books, on the other hand, are independent of computers. If you use certain
reference works on a daily basis, it may make sense to purchase electronic
editions, and, for this reason, we are providing (and will continue to
provide) a limited collection of locked electronic resources for those who
want them. But in our opinion it makes sense to buy print editions first,
then electronic editions if you find you really need them.