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Biblesoft's starter collection of reference titles including Bible translations, encyclopedias as well as other reference works and study aides.

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Biblesoft's entry-level collection of reference titles including Bible translations, encyclopedias as well as other reference works and study aides

Now includes Features-Plus upgrade with $80 worth of added content.

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Our PC Study Bible Discovery Reference Library offers an entry level software product that can grow as you grow in the Bibles and references you use to study effectively. At any time, you may add the individual titles you want or upgrade to the larger library that's right for you. This Version 5 library includes 13 Bibles -- five of which are completely new to Biblesoft. The total value of this library is more than $900!

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Discovery Reference Library

Discovery Reference Library

Biblesoft's starter collection of reference titles including Bible translations, encyclopedias as well as other reference works and study aides.

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PC Study Bible for Windows

Just imagine...an entire library of Bibles and the most respected reference works at your fingertips...all linked together and available instantly at the click of a mouse. Forget searching through web sites that may or may not have what you’re looking for. Study the way you want with your favorite Bibles and references in one place...and all at a fraction of the cost of the works in print!

Discover PC Study Bible Version 5

Stop Searching,
Start Studying!

PC Study Bible's revolutionary SmartView™ with related Greek/Hebrew/Aramaic Word Database, SmartReferences™ and CrossReferences automatically find and display every piece of information in your library that's related to the verse or topic you're studying, so you never waste time with fruitless searching.

Unparalleled
Ease of Use

Our completely redesigned desktop streamlines your Bible study by providing simple, intuitive, consistent access to all aspects of your library. When you go to any of your commentaries, a convenient Dual-View option lets you select entering the commentary by a verse reference or table of contents view.

Powerful Content

An entire library of timeless and most up-to-date, carefully selected reference materials, as well as a continually expanding list of add-on modules to keep your library growing.

Brand New
Audio Support

The Biblesoft Audio/Video System, included with every PC Study Bible library, lets you play specially formatted audio-video presentations and helps you to pronounce any Greek lexical form word with a simple click in the Complete, Advanced and Professional Reference libraries.

Spend less time searching...and more time studying!
INSTANT ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

PC Study Bible...the way YOU study!
Other Bible study programs require tightly specified search variables to return successful results. In short, other programs require you to do most of the work to get anything approaching relevant results.

PC Study Bible is different — it automatically finds all related information for the verse or topic you're studying! Every time you open a Bible or a reference work, PC Study Bible instantly finds and displays other information from your library about the verse or topic. And because it shows you only the reference works that have relevant information about what you're studying, you never waste time in fruitless searching — you just start studying!

Start where you want...Go where you want.
PC Study Bible lets you choose where you start your study. Unlike other programs, that force you into starting from a specific place or studying in a specific way, PC Study Bible recognizes that you have your own way of studying the Bible. So you can start by viewing cross-references, comparing Bible translations, or clicking on any Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic word in any reference to begin a word study. Or with a couple clicks, you can choose to view a selection of commentaries, maps, and even articles on a multitude of topics. The choice is yours.

And once you've begun your study, Biblesofts's powerful linking system enables you to quickly and easily view one reference work after another with yet more information on the subject that you are studying. That's why we say: PC Study Bible is lighting way you study.

Unparalleled Ease of Use
A REDESIGNED DESKTOP STREAMLINES YOUR BIBLE STUDY

PC Study Bible Version 5's newly redesigned interface makes it easier than ever for you to study the Bible by providing simple, intuitive, consistent access to all aspects of your PC Study Bible library. We've updated how it looks, but kept all of the Version 4 functions in the same place so you won’t have to relearn where to find information. Our new interface is significantly easier to use, while also providing greater flexibility and power with new features such as the SmartViewTM pane to increase the effectiveness of your personal Bible study.

Stay organized, no matter how many references you consult
When you begin your Bible study in Version 5, you'll be amazed at how effortless it is to keep track of where you are. That's because each window has a "tab" at the top, much like a file folder so you can easily see what's open enabling you to switch between windows on the fly, and close any window when you’re finished with it.

Additionally, every tab has "launch new" button which allows you to use it as the starting point for another branch of your Bible study If you want to retrace your steps, we added "Back" and "Forward" buttons, much like your favorite Internet browser, so that you can return to where you were with a single click of your mouse.

Powerful Content
A LIBRARY OF INVALUABLE REFERENCE CONTENT FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR

Each of our five PC Study Bible libraries features the very best conservative, Bible-based reference works for every aspect of Bible study. From classic works like Matthew Henry's Commentary to more modern resources like the Dictionary of Christianity in America, each reference work communicates the central truths of God’s Word in a Biblically accurate way. And PC Study Bible makes these works even more valuable to your Bible study by linking them directly to the Bible — and to the rest of your library — giving you the most powerful, tightly integrated, yet easy-to-use Bible study library available today!

Now with more content in every library
With all new additions like the Wiersbe Bible Exposition Commentary (OT and NT), plus never before included add-ons like The Complete Jewish New Testament and Jewish New Testament Commentary,PC Study Bible Version 5 is a better value than ever before! No matter which of our six libraries you choose, you'll receive incredible content at a fraction of the print cost!

Keep your library growing continually
Biblesoft is deeply committed to providing you with the most powerful tools to deepen your Bible study, so we're continually adding to our growing list of available titles that plug right into your PC Study Bible library. With new additions like the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, IVP’s 18-volume New Testament Commentary, the Counseling Through the Bible, Biblical Counseling Keys Collection and many more on the way, you're sure to find the add-ons you need to keep your library growing with your every study need!

New Audio and Video Capability!
HEAR ANY GREEK WORD WITH A SIMPLE CLICK

Now with PC Study Bible Version 5, you can hear an in-program pronunciation of the Greek lexical forms in both the Modern and Erasmian styles.

In the coming months Biblesoft will release more resources that take full advantage of PC Study BibleVersion 5’s in-program ability to play video presentations that tightly integrate with study content.

Included with the DRL

The following content is included in the Discovery Reference Library.  indicates a new add-on for Version 5.

Click a category below to jump directly to that category's content listing.

Bibles and Concordances (top)

  • American Standard Version
  • Bible in Basic English 
  • Darby's Bible 1890
  • Douay–Rheims Bible 
  • Exhaustive Concordances for each Bible Version
  • King James Version (with Apocrypha)
  • New King James Version
  • New Living Translation, 2nd ed.
  • Noah Webster's Bible (1833) 
  • The Message
  • Weymouth (NT in Modern Speech) 
  • World English Bible 
  • Young’s Literal Translation


Cross References (top)

  • Nave’s Topical Bible
  • PCSB Reference Chains 


Commentary Sets (top)

  • Geneva Notes, commentary on the Geneva Bible by Calvin, Knox, & more!
  • Martin Luther's Commentary on Galatians
  • Matthew Henry’s Commentary Unabridged – 6 volumes


Dictionaries and Encyclopedias (top)

  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary
  • Hitchcock’s Bible Names
  • Nelson’s Bible Dictionary
  • Smith's Bible Dictionary


Word Study Reference Works (top)
Greek-Hebrew Resources (top)

  • Brown, Driver & Briggs’ Hebrew definitions (abridged)
  • Englishman’s Greek Concordance
  • Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance
  • Exhaustive Strong’s Greek Dictionary with Concordance
  • Exhaustive Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary with Concordance
  • Thayer’s Greek definitions (abridged)


Theology & History (top)

  • Ancient and Reformation Creeds
  • Complete Works of John Bunyan – 3 volumes
  • Foxe’s Book Of Martyrs
  • Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin
  • Puritan works of Baxter, Watson, Manton, Sibbes, Flavel & more – 37 volumes
  • Summa Theologiae – Thomas Aquinas
  • Systematic Theology, Charles Finney
  • Works of Andrew Murray – 9 volumes
  • Works of John Wesley – 4 volumes
  • Works of Josephus – 3 volumes
  • Works of Martin Luther – 9 volumes


Christian Living / Devotional (top)

  • Book of Common Prayer
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening
  • The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis


Pastoral Helps (top)

  • Complete Bible Discussion Guide, New Testament 
  • Complete Bible Discussion Guide, Old Testament 
  • The Fundamentals of Christianity, by RA Torrey


Other Bible Helps (top)

  • Bible Maps
  • Bible Photo Collection
  • Bible Reading Planner
  • Biblesoft Authoring System
  • PCSB Hymnal, including audio
  • Personal Study Note Manager

Comparison Chart

At Biblesoft, we're committed to providing you the very best time-tested, conservative, Bible-based reference material - and that's exactly what you'll find in each of our PC Study Bible libraries. Browse through the chart below to find the PC Study Bible library that fits your specific needs. 

  Included in Version 5 libraries as indicated. 
 New to Biblesoft and included in Version 5 libraries as indicated.

  Professional
Reference
Library
Advanced
Reference
Library
Complete
Reference
Library
Reference
Library
Plus
New
Reference
Library
Discovery
Reference
Library
Bibles and Concordances 31 28 23 18 15 13
American Standard Version            
Bible in Basic English
Contemporary English Version with maps!  
Darby's Bible 1890            
Douay-Rheims Bible
Easy-to-Read Version  
English Standard Version          
Exhaustive Concordances for each Bible Version            
God's Word Translation          
Holman Christian Standard Bible    
King James Version (with Apocrypha)            
New American Standard Bible        
New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition        
New Century Version        
New International Version*      
New King James Version            
New Living Translation, 2nd ed.            
New Revised Standard Version (with Apocrypha)    
Noah Webster's Bible (1833)
Revised Standard Version      
The Amplified Bible    
The Complete Jewish Bible
The Latin Vulgate
The Living Bible      
The Message            
The New English Translation
Today's English Version (Good News Translation)    
Weymouth (NT in Modern Speech)
World English Bible
Wuest's Expanded New Testament    
Young's Literal Translation            
Cross References 4 4 3 3 3 2
Nave's Topical Bible            
PCSB Reference Chains
Torrey's New Topical Textbook    
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge          
Commentary Sets 20 16 14 9 5 3
Adam Clarke's Commentary - 6 volumes        
Barnes' Notes on the OT & NT - 14 volumes        
Barnhouse's Romans - 4 volumes  
Bible Knowledge Commentary, OT & NT - 2 volumes      
Calvin's Commentaries - 22 volumes  
Geneva Notes, commentary on the Geneva Bible by Calvin, Knox, & more!            
IVP Bible Background Commentary - New Testament      
IVP Bible Background Commentary - Old Testament    
Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary - 6 volumes          
Jewish New Testament Commentary
Keil & Delitzsch OT Commentary - 10 volumes      
Martin Luther's Commentary on Galatians            
Matthew Henry's Commentary Unabridged - 6 volumes            
The Apocalypse: Lectures on Revelation by J.A. Seiss          
The Biblical Illustrator - 56 volumes      
The Pulpit Commentary - 22 volumes  
The Teacher's Commentary      
Treasury of David - 3 volumes  
Wiersbe's Bible Exposition Commentary, OT & NT - 4 volumes        
Wiersbe's Bible Exposition Outlines, OT & NT - 2 volumes        
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 11 11 8 8 6 4
Dictionary of Christianity in America          
Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms    
Easton's Bible Dictionary            
Fausset's Bible Dictionary          
Hitchcock's Bible Names            
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) - 5 volumes, Orr, ed.        
McClintock and Strong's Encyclopedia -12 volumes    
Nelson's Bible Dictionary            
New International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 4 volumes., Bromiley ed.    
Smith's Bible Dictionary            
Willmington's Bible Handbook        
Word Study Reference Works 9 6 4 2 1 0
A Beginner's Guide to New Testament Exegesis  
Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic Word Databases
Robertson's Word Pictures in the NT - 6 volumes      
Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible  
UBS New Testament Handbook Series - 20 volumes    
UBS Old Testament Handbook Series - 21 volumes  
Vincent's Word Studies in the NT - 4 volumes        
Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words (OT & NT)          
Wuest's Word Studies in the Greek New Testament    
Greek-Hebrew Resources 33 23 12 7 6 6
A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, Bruce Metzger
Audio Pronunciation of Erasmian and Modern Greek Lexical forms
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) - Hebrew Old Testament      
Brown, Driver & Briggs' Hebrew definitions (abridged)            
Brown, Driver & Briggs' Hebrew-English Lexicon (Unabridged)      
Englishman's Greek Concordance            
Englishman's Hebrew Concordance            
Exegetical Dictionary of New Testament, Balz & Schneider eds., 3 volumes    
Exhaustive Strong's Greek Dictionary with Concordance            
Exhaustive Strong's Hebrew Dictionary with Concordance            
Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar, Kautzsch-Cowley eds.
GRAMcordT NT Morphological Database & Wheeler's Greek Syntax Notes    
Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint (LXX), Lust-Eynikel-Hauspie
Groves-Wheeler Westminster 4.0 Hebrew Morphology + Syntax Notes
Kittel's Theological Dictionary of the New Testament - 10 volumes    
KJV + Transliteration + Strong's Greek & Hebrew Definitions        
Kraft/Taylor/Wheeler Septuagint (LXX) Morphology Database
Learning the Basics of NT Greek, plus Workbook, Hadjiantoniou
Little Kittel (TDNT) - 1 volume    
Nestle-Aland 27th Edition (NA27) - Greek New Testament      
Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew
Pocket Dictionary for the Study of NT Greek
Robinson-Pierpont-Byzantine Text, accented with Morphology
Scrivener (1894), accented with Morphology and Strong's
Septuaginta (LXX), A. Ralphs, ed.
Stephanus (1550) with Morphology and Strong's
Thayer's Greek definitions (abridged)            
Thayer's New Greek-English Lexicon (Unabridged)      
Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, Harris-Archer-Waltke    
Tischendorf, 8th Ed., accented with Morphology
UBS Louw & Nida Greek-English Lexicon of the NT    
Wescott & Hort (1881) with Morphology and Strong's
Westminster Leningrad Codex (OT Hebrew)
Theology & History 16 16 15 14 13 11
Ancient and Reformation Creeds            
Complete Works of John Bunyan - 3 volumes            
Complete Works of John Owen - 14 volumes          
Complete Works of Jonathan Edwards - 2 volumes          
Early Church Fathers - 38 volumes      
Edersheim's The Life & Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, Sketches of Jewish Social Life & OT History - 4 volumes        
Foxe's Book Of Martyrs            
Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin            
Puritan works of Baxter, Watson, Manton, Sibbes, Flavel & more - 37 volumes            
Schaff's History of the Christian Church - 8 volumes    
Summa Theologiae - Thomas Aquinas            
Systematic Theology, Charles Finney            
Works of Andrew Murray - 9 volumes            
Works of John Wesley - 4 volumes            
Works of Josephus - 3 volumes            
Works of Martin Luther - 9 volumes            
Christian Living / Devotional 4 4 4 4 4 3
Book of Common Prayer            
Names of God Series - 7 volumes          
Spurgeon's Morning and Evening            
The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis            
Pastoral Helps 12 12 12 7 4 3
52 New Testament Sermon Starters - 4 volumes        
A Treasury of Bible Illustrations      
Complete Bible Discussion Guide, New Testament
Complete Bible Discussion Guide, Old Testament
Hard Sayings of the Bible        
Heartwarming Bible Illustrations      
Illustrations of Bible Truths      
Practical Bible Illustrations from Yesterday and Today      
Preaching Collection, Loscalzo - 3 Volumes, Preaching Sermons that Connect, Apologetic Preaching, Evangelistic Preaching
Spurgeon's Encyclopedia of Sermons - 8 volumes          
The Fundamentals of Christianity, by RA Torrey            
Willmington's Outline Bible        
Other Bible Helps 7 7 7 6 6 6
Bible Maps            
Bible Photo Collection            
Bible Reading Planner            
Biblesoft Authoring System            
PCSB Hymnal, including audio            
Personal Study Note Manager            
The Moody Atlas of Bible Lands      
Reference Work Totals: 147 127 102 78 63 51

*NOTE: This product is restricted to distribution in the United States and Canada. By the publisher's restriction, the NIV Family is prohibited from being shipped to any address outside the US or Canadian. Also, this item is not available as a download.

System Requirements

  • 500 MHz Pentium III (1GHz P.III recommended)
  • 512 MB RAM or higher; 768 MB recommended
  • Windows 98, 2000, XP or Vista (may require Superuser or Administrator rights)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • CD ROM drive (4X speed or higher recommended)
  • DVD drive and support if program ordered in this format
  • 100MB hard drive space minimum; 350MB recommended
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device required
  • 256 color display support, 800x600 minimum resolution (1024 x 768 recommended)

User Testimonials

John Lindell 
Pastor, James River Assembly

"I have used PC Study Bible for many years - Versions 2, 3 and 4 - and have just upgraded to Version 5. It's absolutely the best in any type of Bible study program. Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of using PC Study Bible."

D.H. 
West Monroe, LA

I use my copy of the PC Study Bible virtually every working day in my study. I have used Logos and BibleWorks in the past, but now the only one I am using is PC Study Bible. I find it the most helpful, and certainly the most user friendly. It is a pleasure and blessing to use the program. Thank you.

R. Larry Overstreet 
Professor Emeritus
Northwest Baptist Seminary
Tacoma, WA

"Hey! I love the new software, very easy to use. I've had Biblesoft for years and it has never let me down. Love the Greek add-ons and looking forward to you adding more {Greek} to an already great software. Thanks very much!"

Nathaniel H. 
Duncanville, Texas

"Very nice and neat and you don't have to look around for 10-15 minutes to find what you want. Good work, thank you."

Chris

"I have tested other Bible programs and find that PC Study Bible is the most straightforward and helpful program I have ever seen. I can't say enough about it!"

C.W. 
Youngsville, NC

"I've used this system for several years, now that I have purchased Version 5 Professional I almost feel its the only program I need. It's great. I think it will take quite a while to go through all this material."

Victor 
California

"I just want to praise the Lord for Biblesoft. Thank you so much for Version 5. It is awesome. Being a Pentecostal Minister, I just ordered the Pentecostal Library. Thank you so much for having this add-onGod bless you and Thanks a bunch."

Deaunna N. 
Grants Pass, OR

"Just a word to praise your efforts on the new version 5. It is a tremendous improvement over previous versions, especially in regard to language use. I have three other bible software programs which I use, yours is head and shoulders above the others. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!"

James B. 
Kokomo, IN

"I listen to Bible studies on tape from my church in America and the PCSB has been a great enhancement! With just a click of the mouse I have, not only Bibles and commentaries and maps, but also the Hebrew/Greek which has been wonderful for searching words back to their root, and so simply done I don't even have to pause the tape! And with the new SAVE option, it just keeps getting better!"

M.G. 
The Netherlands

"PC Study Bible is easy to master, yet in-depth enough to present scholarly material. I am very pleased with this program and can truly say that this is the best investment in software I have ever made."

A.W. 
Spencer, IN

"I cannot imagine any Bible student, teacher or preacher being without [PC Study Bible]. It is user friendly, complete, and a wonderful aid to personal study or help in teaching others."

L.L. 
Athens, TX

"With PC Study Bible, at the click of a mouse I am able to compare many different translations, see the original Hebrew or Greek as it was written, pull up the definition to any word I might find compelling, and see all the different ways it has been translated in the Bible...all at the same time...just like you said I would be able to do! And all of this capability is at my fingertips so that I can complete my study in a fraction of the time it used to take me to look things up manually."

T.S. 
Plano, TX

"PC Study Bible has proven to be invaluable in research and ease of use. Of the Bible research and study programs I have used, PC Study Bible is the one I prefer above all others."

C.H. 
Dewey, OK

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