I'm pleased to announce that we have (finally!) released new versions of our primary collection CD-ROMs with lots of brand new material. Here's a quick rundown of the new CD-ROMs available:
Library 7: With more than 30 new modules, this is our biggest upgrade to the Library ever! I'll talk more about this CD-ROM in a bit.
Scholar's 7: The new Scholar's CD-ROM includes a few new modules, but the really exciting change is that the Core Bundle has been greatly expanded. It now includes the GNT-T (tagged NA27), GNT-TR (tagged Textus Receptus), GNT-WH (tagged Westcott-Hort), and GNT-TIS (tagged Tischendorf); the BHS-W4 (tagged Hebrew Bible); the KJV, ASV, and NET Bibles, along with your choice of one other modern English Bible; the NET Bible's extensive collection of notes (which include maps and some basic text-critical information), Louw & Nida, Thayer's and UBS Greek Lexicons; and BDB and TWOT Hebrew lexicons.
Bible Unlock CD-ROM: The Bible unlock CD-ROM is included with the Library and Scholar's CD-ROMs, and is the CD-ROM you use to install any modern Bibles you unlock. It has now been updated to include Bibles which have previously only been available for download, such as the TNIV, NLT-SE, etc. It also now includes the popular Spanish Bible Nueva Version Internacional.
Bible Reference CD-ROM: The Bible Reference CD-ROM is also included with the Library and Scholar's CD-ROMs. It's basically an à la carte CD-ROM which you can use to unlock popular commentaries and reference works which we either do not include in our main packages, or which we want to make available to those who don't wish to buy one of our larger packages. The New Bible Reference CD-ROM includes a package of books by Alfred Edersheim (also included in the Library 7 Premier Level) and the new Atlas Sampler that I recently blogged about.
Okay, that's a brief rundown of the four new CD-ROMs. Now I want to give you some more details of the new Library CD-ROM, which I have personally been slaving over for weeks! Today, I'll just repeat the summary statements on our news page. Later this week, I'll look at each level of the Library in turn, and give you an insider's look at the new modules included.
The new Introductory Level adds 13 new modules.
- The NET Bible is an excellent modern translation.
- The NET Notes are like a study Bible, commentary, and introductory critical apparatus all rolled into one.
- Greek Parsing gives you extensive information about the Greek behind the King James Bible, and makes possible extremely powerful searches.
- Bible Art is a collection of art by the great masters depicting scenes from the Bible.
- Select Works of John Bunyan
- Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography
- Sketches of Church History
- Scougal's The Life of God in the Soul of Man
- Spurgeon's Faith's Checkbook
- Birds' Eye View of the Bible
- The Greatest English Classic: A Study of KJV
- The original translators' preface to the KJV.
- Beginning in Mark, an introductory guide to doing Bible study with Accordance.
In addition, the KJVS has been updated with red letter and paragraph markers, and the Creeds module now includes the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
The new Standard Level adds 24 new modules. In addition to the 13 new modules included in the Introductory Level, the Standard Level also includes:
- The Greek New Testament Textus Receptus tagged with Strong's numbers
- The Spanish Bible La Biblia de las Americas
- Manners and Customs in the Bible, a modern work which explores the historical background to many biblical narratives.
- Maclaren's Expositions of the Bible (Genesis-2 Corinthians)
- Charles Hodge's Commentary on Ephesians
- Thomas Manton's Commentary on James.
- A. H. Strong's Systematic Theology
- John Gill's Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity
- Select theological writings of Wesleyan theologian Adam Clarke
- Apologist William Paley's Evidences of Christianity
- Two tracts by famed textual critic Constantin von Tischendorf on the date and origins of the Gospels.
The new Premier Level adds 37 new modules. In addition to the 24 new modules included in the Introductory and Standard Levels, the Premier Level adds:
- The grammatically tagged Greek New Testament Textus Receptus!
- The International Standard Biblical Encyclopedia (ISBE)
- Philip Schaff's Creeds of Christendom.
- The Works of Jonathan Edwards
- Select Works of Richard Baxter
- Alfred Edersheim's Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
- Alfred Edersheim's Bible History Old Testament
- Charles Finney's Lectures on Systematic Theology
- Heinrich Schmid's Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
- Ramsay's St. Paul the Traveler and Roman Citizen
- Suetonius' Lives of the Twelve Caesars.
- Catena Aurea, a patristic commentary on Matthew and Mark
- Charles Spurgeon's Sermons on Proverbs.
Finally, the St. Patrick module has been updated with a biography excerpted from J. A. Wylie's History of the Scottish nation.
Whew! I think you'll agree that there's a lot of new material available. We'll explore them further later this week.