> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 22:28:42 +0800
> From: "Ashley Crane" <acrane@...>
>Subject: RE: Kids
>Bible Works certainly is the best program for serious scholars. The
>latest BWW 6 has some great Greek and Hebrew educational add ons whereby
>you can learn both languages and linked to the text at the same time.
>See them at www.bibleworks.com <http://www.bibleworks.com/>
It may be a bit off-topic discussing Bible study programs on the LXX list.
Besides the BibleWorks 6 that is mentioned by Ashley and Chris, there
some other excellent programs out there.
You might also look at
1) Logos Series X from Logos Research Systems <http://www.logos.com/
2) Gramcord Lightning from the Gramcord Institute <http://gramcord.com/
3) Accordance 6.0 from OakTree Software <http://www.oaksoft.com/
Ken Ristau has a review of these programs
BibleWorks 5 <http://anduril.ca/christian/bibleworks.html
(Note that this is a review of an older version of BibleWorks.)
Logos Seriew X <http://anduril.ca/christian/libronix.html
Gramcord Lightning <http://anduril.ca/christian/gramcord.html
Accordance 5.7 <http://anduril.ca/christian/accordance.html
(This is also out-of-date since version 6 has been released with
Ken also has a PDF file in an article in Christian Week at
Personally, I like Accordance for the study of the LXX. It is, of
course, fully tagged. The search capacity in Accordance is
phenomenal. One can also run the parallel versions of the LXX of
Joshua, Judges, Tobit, and Daniel. There is a MT/LXX Parallel
Database by Emmanuel Tov.
In Accordance it is easy to run the LXX parallel with the Hebrew
Masoretic text, the Samaritan Pentateuch, Targums (Onkelos and
Neophyti), as well as many Bible translations in other languages.
For dictionaries, Accordance has the second edition of the most
authoritative lexicon to the LXX (by J. Lust, R. Eynikel, and K.
Hauspie). One can also use BDAG, Liddell & Scott (Intermediate
Lexicon), TDNT ("little Kittel"), Spicq, Louw & Nida, and NIDNTT to
look at Greek words.
To look at the Hebrew words that are parallel with the Greek words in
the LXX, there is Koehler-Baumgartner (HALOT), NIDOTTE, BDB
(abridged), TWOT, and Jenni-Westermann.
One can also do searches for words or combinations of words from the
LXX in other works (such as the NT, the Apostolic Fathers, and much
of the OT Pseudepigrapha. There is also a tool that will works with
huge TLG database (if you subscribe).
Accordance is a Macintosh-only program but runs on a PC with a free
For a study of the LXX (or the MT, NT, Apostolic Fathers, Qumran, or
Mishnah), I would recommend including Accordance as an excellent
possibility. The main drawback is its expense when you add on all the