Accordance 10 Roundup: Original Languages Collection
Aug 21, 2013 Darin Allen

Accordance 10 Roundup: Original Languages Collection

Collection Tiers

Original Languages Collection Overview

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The Original Languages Collection is designed for scholars, students, and those who want to study the Bible in Greek and Hebrew. It is important to note that this Collection is almost entirely focused on original language tools, so it isn’t for everyone. If you also want a variety of Bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals, preaching helps, and theological works, you will want to consider one of our larger Collections that combines all of these tools together. However, by keeping this Collection focused on original language tools, we are able to keep the price more affordable for students and those on a budget. Even with a full lineup of Greek and Hebrew texts, grammars, and lexicons, the Original Languages Collection will run you just $299.

 

Original Languages Collection Video Overview

Module Highlights

Here are some of the included modules I’ve found useful in my own Bible study, and some I know others have found useful as well.

Hebrew Bible with Morphological Tagging

HMT-W4 cover-sm The Hebrew Bible included in this Collection is fully tagged, allowing you to search for specific morphological constructions, such as finding all Qal 3rd person masculine singular verbs. The text itself is comparable to the BHS, as both are based on the Leningrad Codex, but it does not include the text-critical apparatus found in the BHS. If you would like to have the apparatus for text-criticism studies, you may want to consider our Advanced Collection, which introduces full apparatus tools for both the BHS Hebrew Bible and NA28 Greek New Testament.

Individual Price: $69.99


Greek New Testament with Morphological Tagging


NA28_120 The Greek New Testament included in this Collection is fully tagged, just like the included Hebrew Bible. The text itself is identical to the NA28, but it does not include the  NA28 text-critical apparatus. If you are interested in the apparatus, it is included in both the Advanced and Ultimate Collections, or you can purchase it as an add-on. The tagging in this text allows you to see cross-highlighting with the words in the included NRSVS and ESVS Bibles. This is a great way to make connections between the words in your English Bible and the Greek or Hebrew words they are translated from.


Individual Price: $59.99


Rahlfs’ Greek Septuagint (LXX) with Morphological Tagging


LXXCover-sm When we were putting together the new Accordance 10 Collections, we made it a priority to include solid tools for studying the Septuagint, even in this foundational Collection. Rahlfs' Greek Septuagint is a good foundational text for LXX studies, and this module is morphologically tagged for advanced searching. For example, you can use morphological tags to search for all the cases where θεος is used in the plural form. While this text does not support cross-highlighting (due to the lack of key numbers for the LXX), it does support the new MT-LXX Interlinear Database, which I recommend as an add-on.


Individual Price: $89.99


New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS)

nets-cover While I love having the Rahlfs’ LXX in the Original Languages Collection, my LXX comprehension is still quite limited. As a result, I’ve found the New English Translation of the Septuagint to be a very useful tool for identifying substantial differences between the LXX and Masoretic text. I will often use this resource in a workspace that places the ESVS, NETS, LXX1 (Rahlf’s), and HMT-W4 (Hebrew Bible) side-by-side. This allows me to quickly identify fundamental differences between the ESVS and NETS, and then go in for a closer look in the original languages.



Individual Price: $29.99


Brown-Driver-Briggs (BDB) Abridged Hebrew Lexicon

bdb Even though it was originally published in 1906, The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon (BDB) is still widely used today for Hebrew studies. In fact, BDB was the lexicon I used when learning Hebrew in seminary several years back. Granted, this probably had more to do with to the prohibitive cost of superior tools like HALOT than it did with anything else, but I still found BDB to be an excellent lexicon for my Hebrew studies. The Original Languages Collection includes the Abridged BDB, but you can find the Complete edition (which includes all the hyperlinked verse references) in the Advanced and Ultimate Collections.

Individual Price: $29.99


Louw & Nida Greek Lexicon based on Semantic Domains

louw & nida This Greek-English lexicon arranges New Testament Greek words into 93 semantic domains, such as Plants, Animals, Artifacts, Agriculture, Time, Attitudes and Emotions, etc. This structure enables readers to identify words that are different lexically, but similar semantically. The advantage of this approach is that it helps readers make connections between words that are similar in meaning. While this lexicon doesn’t offer many Scripture examples for each word (typically only one or two), it does a good job of defining each word. I also find the format more readable than some of the exhaustive lexicons like BDAG.


Individual Price: $39.99


Spicq Theological Lexicon of the New Testament

spicq While Ceslas Spicq’s Theological Lexicon of the New Testament is missing some key Greek words, it offers insightful articles on the words it does cover. These articles offer considerable depth and include fantastic bibliographical notes for further study. In many ways, the format reminds me somewhat of the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, although Spicq’s articles aren’t nearly as lengthy. Spicq’s readability and depth make it a great lexicon to consult first when possible, but you will also need to use Thayer’s or Louw & Nida as a backup when Spicq is missing the word you are studying.

Individual Price: $59.99


Jenni-Westermann Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament

jenni-westerman Like Spicq, the Jenni-Westermann lexicon isn't comprehensive, but it offers outstanding articles on the Hebrew words that it does cover. This lexicon goes beyond what many other Hebrew lexicons discuss, offering form-critical and tradition-critical insights in addition to etymological and grammatical discussions. The result is a series of concise, well-structured articles that offer conclusions, discussion of controversies, and references to important literature. There are also a wealth of hyperlinked Scripture references and many bibliographical references to extrabiblical material.

Individual Price: $69.99


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The Original Languages Collection gives you everything you need for first-year Hebrew, Greek, and LXX studies.
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