Friday, January 14, 2011

BibleWorks and WORDsearch

I don't see where there has been an announcement from BibleWorks, but WORDsearch has announced that it has "partnered" with BibleWorks to make several of the modules available as BW addins. (kennete had noted it on the BW Forum.) This is an unexpected but interesting development. BW has always focused primarily on the primary texts and translations. There a number of older dictionaries and encylopedias and addin modules already available for BW, and they have promised other developments down the line, but this is the first relationship of this kind for BW. Entries will show up cross-linked in the Resource tab of the Analysis window.
There are some decent resources available and WORDsearch is prominsing more. This link shows you which resources are available. The IVP Dictionaries are worthwhile additions. It looks like you only need to add an installer for the modules to work. Good deal for both companies and for us users...


  1. Hi,

    This is Derek Kurth from WORDsearch -- thanks for posting about the WORDsearch books for BibleWorks! BibleWorks is a powerful program with an excellent user community, and we're glad to be working together to provide some new content.

    As I'm writing this (Jan. 14, 2011), WORDsearch hasn't actually announced this partnership yet -- we are finishing some final touches first. But the web page at is up and running, so I welcome anyone to send me feedback at if they encounter any glitches!

    Thanks again,

  2. But, as I pointed out in a comment on the BW blog, in one case I can import the hard copy into AU cheaper than buying the WORDsearch module. Seems to me that WORDSearch needs to look again at their pricing structure.
    Peter G

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  4. What does that mean? "import the hard copy into AU?" Just kidding, but what does Australia have to do with this? Google obviously did not help here. Can you explain your comment?