Modules

Some of the most requested standard references are now available!

NEW Additional modules from WORDsearch now available!

Over the years, customers have asked us about electronic libraries. Please click here to read our thoughts on the subject of electronic libraries.

Please note: When you order a module, you will receive an unlock code for immediate use with BibleWorks. No physical media are sent for module orders.

Modules Available:

WORDsearch Modules

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. (Mac Installer customers should consult the FAQ on this page.) 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
InterVarsity Press
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight, I. Howard Marshall
InterVarsity Press
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter
InterVarsity Press
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Gerald F. Hawthorne, Ralph P. Martin and Daniel G. Reid
InterVarsity Press
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Ralph P. Martin and Peter H. Davids
InterVarsity Press
New Bible Commentary
Gordon J. Wenham, J. A. Motyer, D. A. Carson and R. T. France
InterVarsity Press

These modules and many more may be ordered at https://www.wordsearchbible.com/bible_works. Support for these modules is provided by WORDsearch.

User-created Modules

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 three 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.

3. Finally, in most cases one cannot purchase anything more than a license to use the content of an electronic book. Such a license is vulnerable to being revoked, as this April 2014 article from World magazine points out: http://www.worldmag.com/2014/04/liberty_as_secure_as_your_books

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.