Lighting the Lamp

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[Accordance 10: Basic] Lighting the Lamp podcast one hundred, Design Your Own Study Bible, demonstrates an easy way create your very own, custom Study Bible in Accordance. First, choose your Bible ...
April 15, 2014
9:01
 
[Study: Accordance 10.4] Genesis chapter one is often used today as evidence in all sorts of faith vs science debates, but what was its original purpose? What was its message to its first, ancient ...
March 31, 2014
10:10
 
[Basic: Accordance 10.4] Whether you are teaching using Accordance Bible Software or some other application, here are some Mac system tips and handy utilities to make that task easier and more ...
March 11, 2014
14:26
 
[Basic: Accordance iOS 1.7.1] Accordance is great on an iPhone or iPad right out of the box, but it can do SO much more. Join Dr. J as he explains how to tweak its resource settings to fit our own ...
February 20, 2014
12:23
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] Thanks to TV and the internet, today's audiences are accustomed to learning visually. Those of us who teach the Bible need to remember the importance of good visual aids for ...
February 3, 2014
13:33
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] Accordance's new highlighting symbols make Inductive Bible Study easier than ever. With over one hundred colorful symbols to choose from, users will find it easy to use any ...
January 17, 2014
11:44
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] It's here!!! Accordance for Windows has been officially released and is now available for purchase. PC owners now have a native Windows version of the world's premiere Bible ...
October 2, 2013
10:55
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] This podcast is the fastest way to get up and running with Accordance Bible Software. See how to search the Bible, add a parallel translation, and a side-by-side commentary....
August 8, 2013
11:46
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] The latest free update of Accordance 10, Accordance 10.2, offers users a number of exciting new features. The podcast covers two of them: 1) Combined Text allows users to ...
July 19, 2013
9:24
 
[Basic: Accordance 10; iOS 6] Tens of thousands of people using our Bible Study with Accordance app on iPhones and iPads know little about the full version on Accordance, which runs on Macs and PCs....
June 26, 2013
9:22
 
[Methods: Accordance 10] Accordance has everything any biblical scholar needs to explore intertextuality, the relationship between (or among) pieces of literature. Join Dr. J as he provides an ...
June 10, 2013
13:37
 
[Advanced: Accordance 10] The [INFER] command and its related function, Search Back, both excel at finding quotes, allusions, and inferences between any two texts. The relationship between texts, ...
April 10, 2013
5:14
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 10] [FUZZY] searches and flex searches are both more flexible than exact searches, allowing users to include similar words and phrases in their search results. This podcast ...
March 21, 2013
8:45
 
[Advanced: Accordance 10] Accordance's three linking commands, [LINK], [HITS], and [CONTENTS] temporarily “link” Accordance windows (zones or tabs) together, allowing searches in the source ...
February 21, 2013
13:11
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 10] Search Symbols add precision in verse and word searches, helping Accordance outperform those old printed Bible concordances. This podcast explains each of the fourteen ...
January 25, 2013
10:44
 
[Basic: Accordance iOS 1.6] Version 1.6 of our mobile Accordance app combines a more polished interface with a host of new features: flex search, auto words/verses switching, bookmarks, Remember My ...
January 9, 2013
9:10
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] Text and images in Accordance can be printed directly, copied and pasted, and dragged and dropped into other programs. In this episode, Dr. J designs a Christmas Keynote ...
December 25, 2012
9:33
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 10] How many words are in the Bible? Which ones appear only once? What is the most common word to begin a verse? Join Dr. J for an investigation into Bible trivia—and ...
December 12, 2012
9:25
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 10] Search options and Search commands are two additional ways to sharpen your searches. In this podcast Dr. J explains both and gives specific examples of their usefulness.
November 13, 2012
10:39
 
[Resources: Accordance 10] The revised edition of the Expositor's Bible Commentary is a major improvement upon the original. Dr. J reviews this new resource, highlights some of its additional ...
October 25, 2012
7:28
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] Accordance 10 's new "flex search" makes searching English Bibles easier and more natural. Just enter the search term(s) and hit [Enter]. Accordance does the rest, finding ...
October 19, 2012
5:53
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] Want to know what Bible software can do for you? Accordance Bible Software is not just a search engine, nor a simple library of books. It is a complete software suite for ...
October 1, 2012
16:56
 
[Resources: Accordance 10] Accordance 10 introduces six new collections of Bible study resources, representing the very best values we've ever offered. Each collection is designed with a particular ...
September 6, 2012
12:23
 
[Basic: Accordance 10] Introduces the most recent version of Accordance, Accordance 10, with its sleek, modern interface, unified workspace, customizable toolbar, detachable Instant Details, and ...
August 20, 2012
9:27
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 9] Accordance 9.6.4 dramatically improves the ease and functionality of its diagramming feature. Join Dr. J as he reviews these changes, including colored and bold objects, ...
July 24, 2012
13:37
 
[Basic: Accordance iOS 1.5] Accordance iOS version 1.5 introduces a new, smoother user interface and brings a host of new features to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. These include a new night ...
June 12, 2012
8:33
 
[Greek/Hebrew: Accordance 9] Accordance Bible Software helps users learn biblical languages by generating frequency-sorted vocabulary lists for any text, in any language. The list can be copied, ...
June 7, 2012
10:18
 
[Resources: Accordance 9] Dr. J reviews three new InterVarsity Press dictionaries just released in Accordance: Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical ...
May 12, 2012
9:26
 
[Greek/Hebrew: Accordance 9] Ever considered learning a biblical language? Accordance's resources can be a big help—and our software has the right features to allow you to take advantag ...
April 26, 2012
10:30
 
[Methods: Accordance 9] Good Bible study technique starts with learning to read the Bible better. Experts call this a "close reading" of the text. Here's how to construct an Accordance workspace to ...
April 3, 2012
10:35
 
[Methods: Accordance 9] Confused about which Bible translation is the best? Dr. J walks us through the three basic categories of Bible translations, describing their differences, and detailing the ...
March 22, 2012
15:05
 
[Methods: : Accordance 9] Ever wondered how to study a book in the Bible? In this podcast, Dr. J walks viewers through the process step-by-step. Learn where to go for that essential "background ...
February 17, 2012
14:29
 
[Resources: Accordance 9] The UBS Handbooks—NT are a 20 volume series of highly-regarded translators notes on the New Testament. Written in plain English, intended for working translators, these ...
February 1, 2012
11:57
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 9] Accordance 9.5.2's new "smart amplify" from analysis makes a great tool even better. Locate all occurances of any form instantly. Search any resource directly right from ...
January 20, 2012
17:53
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 9] Accordance 9.5.1 introduces "enhanced key numbers," which integrate information from multiple tagged texts in Instant Details, distinguish G/K numbers from Strong's ...
November 17, 2011
7:43
 
[Basic: Accordance 9] Accordance's new "Dynamic interlinear" transforms a simple Bible study tool into a powerful aid for exegetes at every level. Fully customizable, this interlinear uses any tagged ...
November 8, 2011
9:40
 
[Resources: Accordance 9] Looking for help with a contemporary issue? You can't do better than Zondervan's Counterpoint series. Top-notch Christian scholars offer their viewpoints—and their ...
October 11, 2011
9:58
 
[Basic: Accordance 9] User Notes allow us to add our own notes and commentary to any Bible or text in Accordance. This podcast demonstrates how to add and edit a User Note, plus how to make a custom ...
September 20, 2011
14:02
 
[Bible Studies: Accordance 9] Accordance's Parallels are included with every copy of Accordance, but do you know how to use them effectively? This podcast uses a study of Mark 1:29-32, the healing of ...
August 30, 2011
13:44
 
[Basic: Accordance 9 and iOS 1.2] Need help learning Accordance Bible software? This podcast is for you. Our updated browser-based help is now easier to use than ever, with interactive, color images, ...
August 22, 2011
9:04
 
[Bible Studies: Accordance iOS 1.2] 1 Kings 18 & 19 records Elijah's confrontation with the prophets of Baal on top of Mt. Carmel, then his journey to Jezreel, Beersheba, the wilderness of the Negev, ...
August 9, 2011
10:25
 
[Bible Studies: Accordance 9] Gen. 1:3 poses an interesting question, "How can there be light on Day One, when the sun, moon, and stars do not appear until Day Four?" This study of the word "light" ...
July 23, 2011
13:29
 
[Advanced: Accordance 9] Accordance offers three ways to initiate an investigation into biblical data: instant details, triple-click, and search all. Our programmers have recently tweaked the ...
Posted June 9, 2011
14:52
 
[Basic: Accordance iOS 1.1] Accordance's multi-layered tools and texts offer amazing search capabilities. This podcast takes a look inside Accordance's texts, shows users how to search by word, ...
May 25, 2011
12:31
 
[Basic: Accordance iOS 1.1] Welcome to Accordance for iOS! This podcast demonstrates how to install, navigate, and customize our free app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. It lists Accordance's ...
May 7, 2011
13:24
 
[Basic: Accordance 9 and iOS 1.2] Accordance for Mac 9.3 and Accordance for iOS 1.2 add the ability to sync between the two. This podcast shows how to set up an account, download modules and updates, ...
April 22, 2011
9:37
 
[Basic: Accordance 9] This podcast is designed to answer the most basic question, "Why use Bible software?" Dr. J offers some enaging answers, drawing some similarities from the early church's ...
April 13, 2011
10:59
 
Accordance, Bible, Software, Study, Christian, "MacBook Air"
March 10, 2011
12:15
 
[Methods: Accordance 9] Want to become a good Bible story-teller? This podcast will show you how to gather details about biblical cities and sites. Using a three-step process, "Identify, ...
March 1, 2011
11:47
 
[Basic: Accordance 9] This podcast covers the new features in Accordance 9.2, which include the ability to magnify zones and navigate directly between pictures in a module. Version 9.2 also merges ...
February 16, 2011
9:25
 
[Resources: Accordance 9] "A picture is worth a thousand words." If that's true, these two photo collections are worth entire encyclopedias! Dr. J compares PhotoGuide 3 with Todd Bolen's ...
February 1, 2011
7:56
 
[Resources: Accordance 9] This podcast is designed to assist users in deciding which commentaries to purchase. It shows users how to assess themselves, the kind of commentary they need, and the ...
January 24, 2011
11:42
 
[Resources: Accordance 9] This podcast will show how to set up a custom workspace for any Study Bible. It will also review Zondervan's Archaeological Study Bible, a goldmine of information ...
January 12, 2011
13:35
 
[Greek: Accordance 9] NT MSS Images contains digitized images of five ancient GNT manuscript facsimiles: Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, Alexandrinus, Washingtonesis, and 2882. These high-resolution images, ...
December 20, 2010
14:04
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 9] Search All, revamped in Accordance 9, provides users with extremely fast access to comprehensive searches across multiple modules. However, in addition to the simple ...
December 13, 2010
8:21
 
[Resources: Accordance 9] For many years, Accordance and Zondervan have enjoyed a healthy partnership, resulting in the release of such important works as the Expositor's Bible Commentary, NIDNTT, ...
December 7, 2010
8:48
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 9] Syntactical databases open up an entirely new method of studying the original texts that is seamlessly integrated into Accordance 9. Whether you want to view the ...
November 12, 2010
12:32
 
[Resources: Accordance 9] Accordance is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Carta, Israel's leading publisher of maps, atlases, and related materials. Thirteen New modules accompany ...
November 4, 2010
10:14
 
[Basic: Accordance 9] With the release of the long anticipated JBL collection, Accordance continues to expand its impressive array of journal archives. With the BAR Archive, JBL, TJL, and Semeia, ...
October 30, 2010
8:21
 
[Basic: Accordance 9] The improved Search All in Accordance 9 helps make the fastest bible software in the world even faster. Now with a single click you can search every aspect of every module - in ...
October 20, 2010
9:54
 
[Basic: Accordance 9] My Groups, new to Accordance 9, are the latest way to have easy access to a group of resources. Whether you are instantly searching all of them with a quick amplify or you ...
October 7, 2010
07:46
 
[Basic: Accordance 9] Zones are Accordance 9's new way to expand the flexibility and use of your workspaces. Now, you can divide your workspace into as many zones as you have room for. Each zone ...
October 2, 2010
9:13
 
[Accordance 9] Accordance has always been amazingly fast. Accordance 9 is faster. Accordance has always been incredibly powerful. Accordance 9 is even more so. Accordance has always been flexible ...
September 17, 2010
8:27
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] The advantage of a rich, full program like Accordance is the breadth of capabilities at your fingertips, refined to help you study in the exactly as you need. The ...
September 6, 2010
9:58
 
[Resources: Accordance 8] The popular NIV Application Commentary series not only explains the original meaning of each passage, it also focuses on the timeless truths and the contemporary ...
August 27, 2010
9:05
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] In addition to editing and links, User Tools are also a powerful way to bring other works into Accordance's search engine and interface. Whether importing from plain ...
August 4, 2010
11:04
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] Through the use of Accordance's Details workspace, your search results can be easily sorted, summarized, and processed into gorgeous graphs and charts. The Analysis tab ...
July 30, 2010
8:21
 
[Methods: Accordance 8] This podcast, How to Study a Person, will show users how to apply their use of Accordance to study individual people in the Bible. Of the three logical steps in studying a ...
July 22, 2010
9:07
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] It's easy to forget that with all of Accordance's powerful features, there are also a variety of easy tips and tweaks to help you get the most out of your study. This podcast ...
June 18, 2010
8:21
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] As powerful as User Tools are in creating new content for use in Accordance, their capabilities improve dramatically with the use of links. Links can be to scripture ...
June 3, 2010
9:25
 
[Resources: Accordance 8] The Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of documents that include the oldest surviving manuscripts of the Old Testament, comprise a key portion of textual studies. Discovered in ...
May 28, 2010
9:49
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] If you are a student of the scriptures, sentence diagramming is an important part of textual study, whatever your level of training. Students and professors may want to ...
May 20, 2010
8:50
 
[Advanced: Accordance 8] One of Accordance's most powerful capabilities is the INFER command and its helpful counterpart Search Back. INFER lets you search for any allusions, paraphrases, quotes, or ...
May 13, 2010
11:38
 
[Hebrew: Accordance 8] The Hebrew language provides some of the most important biblical manuscripts and documents, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Targums, and Hebrew Bible, as well as some of the most ...
May 6, 2010
9:58
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] User Tools are a powerful way to add your own content into Accordance. Whether they are collections of research, sermon notes, assignments, or even other works you own, a User ...
April 28, 2010
9:50
 
[Greek: Accordance 8] The comparison of early manuscripts of the Greek New Testament, and the identification of textual variants, assist scholars who attempt to reconstruct the original text and ...
April 23, 2010
17:51
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] Text critical issues are of particular importance in this day and age. Never before have students of the Bible had such access to the original manuscripts, nor as many ...
April 15, 2010
14:41
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] If you own Accordance, theres a good chance you also have the Parallel modules. These underused databases come with most of our base packages and let you compare Biblical ...
April 8, 2010
9:58
 
[Advanced: Accordance 8] Linking Commands are flexible and powerful tools that enable you to combine resources, duplicate efforts, or even find unique word patterns. Perhaps you want your ...
April 2, 2010
15:26
 
[Methods: Accordance 8] Though valued by scholars internationally for its exegetical prowess, Accordance is well designed for more devotional study by people of faith. Whether you are Protestant, ...
March 24, 2010
9:54
 
[Resources: Accordance 8] The new Tyndale Commentary Series covers the entire Bible in depth. This podcast explains the difference between devotional, exegetical, and expository commentaries. It ...
March 18, 2010
9:49
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] For those of us who haven't been able to spend the years in training to read greek or hebrew, key number texts help bridge the gap between translation and original ...
March 10, 2010
9:34
 
[Resources: Accordance 8] One of the first and most important tools you should add to your Bible text is a good Bible Dictionary. Dictionaries provide a quick way to investigate the background of a ...
March 4, 2010
9:40
 
[Hebrew: Accordance 8] For those that want to dig deeper into the original Hebrew or other Semitic resources, the Construct Window provides a powerful, but fast and intuitive way to define your ...
February 24, 2010
9:58
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] If you own Accordance, there is a good chance that your purchase came with a choice of a free Bible to unlock. Even if it didn't, perhaps you want to unlock additional modules ...
February 18, 2010
8:22
 
[Greek: Accordance 8] Now that you've spent so many years working with the Greek language, why not use a program that lets you easily put all of that knowledge to good use? Accordance's construct ...
February 10, 2010
9:05
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] At its most basic level, Accordance lets you read any any of your content. However, it brings so much more to the table than just a simple text viewer. This podcast will show ...
February 8, 2010
9:40
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] Accordance's Construct Search is an immensely powerful way to graphically define a search. By just dragging and dropping items, you can define complex word relationships ...
January 28, 2010
8:56
 
[Accordance 8] Accordance Bible Software has established itself over the years as the Scholarly Standard for Biblical Research. With a wide range of Greek and Hebrew research grade texts and the very ...
January 20, 2010
7:33
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] Just like sitting in your favorite chair, under your favorite lamp, with your favorite people, Accordance can be customized so you feel as comfortable as possible while ...
January 20, 2010
9:58
 
[Resources: Accordance 8] The Essential IVP Reference Collection, featuring the content of 17 books, is one of our most popular bundles. Many people find it a surprisingly rich starting point for ...
January 12, 2010
9:25
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] You may notice that at Accordance, we tend to operate a little bit differently. This podcast helps to explain the Accordance Philosophy: What we do and why we do it. You'll ...
January 6, 2010
13:48
 
[Resources: Accordance 8] The Graphics DVD Bundle is an incredible tool for bringing the biblical world to life. The bundle includes three unique visual resources: The Bible Atlas, which is a fully ...
December 16, 2009
16:59
 
[News: Accordance 8] December 2009: This podcast features a recap of new releases and program updates throughout the year, plus coverage of this year's ETS/SBL Annual Meetings. Finally, you'll get ...
December 9, 2009
13:57
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] Accordance 8.4 is another free upgrade to Accordance 8, providing numerous new features, refinements, and bug fixes. Among these features are two powerful and important ...
November 17, 2009
14:37
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] As intuitive as Accordance is to use, installation can be a little tricky. This podcast will walk you through installing from our Primary DVD, explain each of the options, and ...
November 10, 2009
10:08
 
[Greek: Accordance 8] This podcast continues the series on basic greek searching. Discussed are two simple, but powerful methods of expanding your studies. You'll learn how to specify a grammatical ...
November 3, 2009
16:24
 
[Greek: Accordance 8] One of the clearest ways in which Accordance sets itself apart is in original language capabilities. This podcast begins discussion of basic greek searching. You'll learn to ...
October 27, 2009
21:00
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] This podcast will show you how to setup and effectively use Accordance's powerful slide show mode. With an Accordance slide show you can effectively use any of your resources ...
October 14, 2009
14:33
 

[Methods: Accordance 8] Inductive Bible Study (IBS) is one of the most important methods of Bible study, as the reader can dig into the passage without requiring the use of a commentary, t ...
October 5, 2009
15:13
 
[Methods: Accordance 8] Inductive Bible Study (IBS) is one of the most important methods of Bible study, as the reader can dig into the passage without requiring the use of a commentary, teacher, or ...
September 29, 2009
21:11
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] Even as the development teams are constantly releasing new content, such as Hermeneia and the ESV Study Bible, the Accordance program itself is also being constantly improved....
September 22, 2009
18:24
 
[Resources: Accordance 8] This podcast introduces one of our newest releases, Hermeneia. Hermeneia is a top level exegetical commentary, featuring the writings of fifty of the world's top biblical ...
September 7, 2009
22:00
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] In this podcast you will see fun ways to display the Bible text to make it more readable or to catch attention. You will also learn how to apply default settings to your open ...
July 26, 2009
26:49
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] Part 3 of the series on commands and symbols covers some special commands. For example, you'll learn how to do a fuzzy search, a Key number search, or a search for words ...
July 20, 2009
21:20
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] This week, Lighting the Lamp covers the Resource Palette, one of the oldest and most important aspects of Accordance. Whereas the Library Window helps you find and open new any ...
July 5, 2009
19:10
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] The Library Window was introduced in Accordance 8 and quickly became a vital window for many users. It helps you keep track of your entire collection, or locate a specific ...
June 28, 2009
16:35
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] This is part 2 of the series on commands and symbols. You'll become familiar with every one of Accordance's symbols, from asterisk (*) to question mark (?) to at sign ...
June 21, 2009
24:49
 
[Intermediate: Accordance 8] This podcast is the first in a series of episodes covering all of the Commands and Symbols Accordance has to offer. Connecting Commands are commands that 'connect' two ...
June 14, 2009
10:38
 
[Resources: Accordance 8] This episode of Lighting the Lamp will discuss how you can effectively use the ESV Study Bible and all of its resources. It will show what resources are included with the ...
June 7, 2009
21:04
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] This is Part 2 of our two-part series on Searching the Bible. This podcast will cover the basics of one of Accordance's most powerful features - searching by word. You'll ...
May 27, 2009
21:05
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] This is Part 1 of our two-part series on Searching the Bible. This is an excellent introduction to the Accordance interface and will show you all of the capabilities of verse ...
May 17, 2009
11:13
 
[Basic: Accordance 8] This demo walks you through the general features and capabilities of Accordance Bible Software. Featuring an overview of the workspace, searching by word, searching by verse, ...
April 14, 2009
14:51