Daily Archives: May 23, 2007

Wednesday Wordplay: Academy

The citizens of Sparta, grateful for the successful return of Helen by the help of an Athenian man named “Academus” purchased a grove on the outskirts of Athens and gave it to him. Much later the grove became a public garden known as The Grove Of Academus. Circa 387 B.C. Plato, the Athenian philosopher took up his residence adjacent to the garden. As the young men of Athens came to study with him it was his habit to teach them as he walked the paths in the garden. This was his practice for the next 40 years. It is no wonder then that the Athenians named Plato’s school “the AcademiaSource
History would tell the rest of the story and down through the ages we have received the word Academy as an institution of concentrated learning.

Through a series of associations one thing became named for another. Thus we read in Acts 11:26 that the disciples of Jesus were first called “Christians” Antioch. The word is not meant to be a complement and may not have been used in a derogatory fashion either. It was already common to name groups in this manner. Hence followers of Herod were Herodians etc.

How do I install files into Bibleworks

There are two main types of user created databases here Bible versions (these don’t have to be Bibles but can be any resource which has book names and chapter and verse (like the Koran)) the second type is a user module. The instructions in general for each are below.

Bible Versions:

See Bibleworks helpfile chapter 38

In BibleWorks versions 5 and later, you can create your own Bible versions. After being compiled, user-created Bible versions are identical in format to the Bible versions that are shipped with BibleWorks. They can be searched, displayed, and copied to the clipboard just like any other version database. This is good news for translators and missionaries who can now harness the full power of BibleWorks for their translation projects.
You can also create Greek or Hebrew morphology Bible versions. If you create your own morphology version, you can tag words any way you desire, but for the Analysis Window to work properly with them you must use the BibleWorks coding schemes (see An Overview of Morphological Coding Schemes ).
To create your own Bible version all you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines. The basic process involves three steps:

  1. You must create a properly formatted text file containing your new version.
  2. You must create a Database Definition File by filling in a few simple items in the Version Database Compiler Window.
  3. You must compile and install the version (this step is totally automated).


See Bibleworks Help File Chapter 47

Copying Files to the BibleWorks Directory