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Sep 23, 2015 Timothy Jenney

Feast of Tabernacles (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #131)

The Feast of Tabernacles was the largest and most joyous of ancient Israel’s three annual pilgrimage feasts. It occurs at the autumnal equinox and celebrates the end of Israel's harvest season. Its importance grew over time as it added spiritual, national, and even eschatological themes. Join Dr. J as he reviews the Accordance resources for researching this greatest of Israelite feasts. [Accordance 11: Study]

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Sep 14, 2015 Richard Mansfield

Printing Just What You Need

Have you ever needed to print or make a PDF of a particular selection from a title in your Accordance Library? Here are a couple of tricks for exporting the exact content you need.

UPDATE: Printing is even easier with Accordance 11.1.


Jul 27, 2015 Timothy Jenney

Destined for Glory (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #127)

Rom. 8:28-30 is interpreted very differently by Wesleyans and Calvinists, a disagreement that often obscures the the point of the passage. In it Paul argues that God has destined his people for “glorification,” an often misunderstood goal reached by an even less understood process. [Accordance 11: Study]

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Jul 9, 2015 Timothy Jenney

Jonah (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #126)

The story of the prophet Jonah is a delight, filled with unexpected twists and turns. In this podcast, we’ll explore the way it turns the tables on its readers. Expecting judgment to fall upon others, we instead find judgement falling upon ourselves. Join Dr. J as he helps us “hear” the story of Jonah as its ancient Israelite audience would have when they heard it for the very first time. [Accordance 11: Study]

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Jun 22, 2015 Richard Mansfield

Playing Audio in Accordance Mobile


Accordance Mobile is made for Bible Study on the go, but did you know that it’s great for audio, too? In this week’s Accordance Mobile Minute, we will take a look at playing audio files from Accordance.

Want to know more about Michael Card's Biblical Imagination Series? Check out these other posts:

Bullet 2Dr. J's Lighting the Lamp video podcast #125: Biblical Imagination

In the podcast, Dr. J mentions a few other links, and these can be found here:

Also, check out the Accordance Blog post on Michael Card's Biblical Imagination Series.

Biblical Imagination Series All four volumes of The Biblical Imagination Series by Michael Card come with their musical complements.


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Jun 6, 2015 Richard Mansfield

Creating Ad Hoc Outlines in Accordance Mobile

Learn how to easily create on-the-fly outlines in Accordance Mobile.

Since the iPad in this video is in portrait mode, we recommend fullscreen viewing.


May 21, 2015 Timothy Jenney

Change Focus and Tie/Untie Panes (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #123)

Accordance 11.0.6 brings with it two new features: Change Focus and Tie/Untie Panes. Both are designed to enable users to investigate any verse while still being able to see its entire context. Join Dr. J as he demonstrates how these two subtle, but powerful features can make our Bible study both easier and more effective. [Accordance 11: Intermediate]

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May 7, 2015 Timothy Jenney

How to Study A Topic (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #122)

Not all Bible studies begin with a passage. Some start with a simple question, “What does the Bible say about ______?” Investigations of this kind are called “topical studies” and may well be the most popular kind of Bible study. Topical sermons are certainly a favorite among preachers. In this podcast Dr. J shows us how to study a topic using Accordance—and how to transform that study into three simple kinds of topical sermons.

Download Dr. J's Topical Study Template for Microsoft Word!

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Apr 3, 2015 Timothy Jenney

How to Study a Word (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #120)

Word studies are one of the core techniques for Bible study. In this podcast, Dr. J provides a simple, step-by-step process for discovering a word’s meaning: Identify, Investigate, and Evaluate. First, he shows us how to identify the original language word behind every word in a Bible translation. He then explains how everyone—those who read Hebrew and Greek and those who do not—can use Accordance to find the range of meaning(s) for every word in the Bible's original languages. Finally, the podcast explains how to pinpoint the precise meaning of a word as it is used in a specific verse.


Feb 26, 2015 Timothy Jenney

The Ziggurat of Babylon (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #118)

The Tower of Babel is one of the best known Bible stories, but rarely read in its literary and cultural context. In this podcast, Dr. J draws on his knowledge of the Ancient Near East and the images in Accordance to retell the story as its original hearers might have understood it, complete with some timeless applications.

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