It saddens me to hear that Bibleworks 10 will be the last version produced by the fantastic programmers and staff come June 15, 2018. The good and faithful folks at BW have provided a needed academic application/program/database for Bible scholars, seminarians, and undergraduate students for decades. Hands down, the best Bible program and database out there, I personally have valued Bibleworks for its up-to-date Greek texts on the New Testament, the Septuagint, Josephus and Philo, its Hebrew text for the Old Testament, their lexicons, multiplicity of English translations, and its powerful search engine.
While the programmers will try to keep up with periodic updates on the latest version of BW10, inevitably, many Bible scholars and students will have to find an alternative program to use. Personally, I’m not a fan of Logos’ library, so I’m at a loss of what new application+tools to adopt. Ughhh! I’m quite discouraged by this loss. Details of the discontinuation of Bibleworks can be read on their website. Below is a screen capture of Michael Bushell’s (owner/founder) letter to BW users.
|Letter by Michael Bushell to BW users on the end of future editions at the BW site|
For all that Bibleworks has done, thank you for decades of service and ingenuity. I’m grateful for all that I could learn and do with BW4-10 (yes, I’ve gone through six versions). I wish the team at BW the Lord’s blessings in their future endeavors. MJL