Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Friday, February 12, 2010

BibleWorks 8.0 and Searching the Bible

BibleWorks 8.0 takes longer to learn to use. However, the more I use the software the more I appreciate the capabilities. BibleWorks 8.0 can literally show relationships between words, phrases and even show how related words in context fit within the number of words from the search word.

BibleWorks can also create a study concordance for a particular word or topic in mere minutes. Using Logos 4 would take much longer to do the same task. The reference browser that existed in Logos 3 has disappeared in Logos 4, making BibleWorks look even better. I have found that BibleWorks is much faster because it is not bogged down with fancy appearance and esthetic windows. Those things take more resources to display.

BibleWorks is extremely intricate and complex but amazingly easy to use. Word study and exegesis is much easier than in Logos because of the study guide outlines provided.

The downside of Logos is that the operating system changes so often that you're never sure what the next platform will be or how it will perform. However, with BibleWorks 8.0 the same basic windows carry over from one version to another.

I was able to create a list of verse with the word "Scripture," "Scriptures," or "writings" in no time at all. The sheer number of lexicons and grammars provided with BibleWorks 8.0 makes doing word studies and grammatical and syntactical studies a breeze. There is also a textual criticism module and a study guide to aid in doing a study of the textual evidence for the reading chosen by English translations

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