This is the fourth post in my five-post review of BibleWorks (BW). In the first post, we looked at BW as a whole and how it can be used to enhance our reading of the Scriptures and aid our exegetical studies. We looked in the second post at the Search Window, which is the first of three main windows in BW, where searches are performed on the various Bible versions. In the third post, was discussed the second window, the Browse Window, where the text of verses resulting from searches in the Search Window is displayed.
Today, we look at the third and last main window in BW—the Analysis Window (AW). The AW displays an analysis of the biblical text in the Browse Window through various functions that are accessed by a set of 18 tabs across the top of the window. Each tab represents a separate tool to analyze the text.
The AW can be split into two columns with each column having a portion of the total tabs available. This split allows one to use two tools at once and have them both visible. Through the Analysis Tab Options one can chose which tabs appear in each column with preferred orders.
All the tabs are extremely helpful but three of them are worthy of note. The Word Analysis Tab displays lexical and other verse-specific information automatically as one moves the mouse cursor over text in the Browse Window. The Resource Summary Tab displays a comprehensive index to information related to the current word or verse in the Browse Window. It includes a list of abbreviated lexicon entries, grammatical resources, as well as the places in various recourses where this verse is cited. New addition to BW10, the AW Leningrad Codex Tab displays high-resolution tagged images of the Leningrad Codex for the Old Testament in Hebrew.
In short, if you have an exegetical question or textlinguistic inquiry, you will most likely find the answers in the AW.
Rev. Dr. Sherif L. Gendy