Press Releases

Accordance 11 Brings New & Innovative Ways to Save Time When Studying the Bible

Altamonte Springs, FL—November 10, 2014—Accordance Bible Software announces the release of Accordance 11, a major upgrade of its premier Bible study software for Windows and Macintosh computers.

“Accordance 11 aims to be inviting but not intrusive,” explains David Lang, Vice President of Development. “It simplifies your Bible study by anticipating the kind of help you need and then offering it before you even realize you need it."

Accordance 11 includes the following new features:

  • New Research Tab (replaces Search All) makes it easy to see which results are most relevant to your study.
  • New Info Pane dynamically displays which commentaries from your Accordance Library are most relevant to your passage along with other content.
  • New Quick Entry feature begins suggesting terms as soon as you start typing in a search field.
  • User notes now support Unicode content and can be applied to any title in your Accordance Library.
  • Improved Library Organization brings over 20 distinct categories for organizing your personal Accordance Library.
  • Bookmarks can now be placed on any title in Accordance and are synced to other devices via Dropbox.
  • Remember My Place allows you to pick up reading where you left off, regardless of device.
  • Search the Bible by Topic instantly finds all the verses that address a particular topic.
  • Combined Related Tools now allow compatible reference tools to be combined as a set for use in parallel with a biblical text.

Accordance 11 can be purchased with a Starter Collection of Bibles and books for only $59.90. Larger Collections packages and upgrade discounts are also available.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance Bible Software has been innovating in computer-assisted biblical studies since first released in 1994 and remains the premier program of choice for biblical scholars, students, pastors and any individual desiring to understand the Scriptures at a deeper level. Accordance is designed for Mac, Windows, and iOS. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


Accordance Brings Research-Grade Bible Study Tools to Windows

Altamonte Springs, FL—September 30, 2013—Accordance Bible Software announces the release of Accordance for Windows, a native version of the powerful Bible software that has been available on Mac since 1994.

“We wanted to equip Windows users with the same cutting-edge Bible study tools that Mac users have been enjoying for years,” states Darin Allen, Director of Marketing. “While many of our customers have been using Accordance on Windows via emulation software, we wanted to offer a better solution. The result is a fast and powerful Bible study program that is natively optimized for the Windows platform.”

Accordance for Windows allows users to:

  • Read the Bible and compare multiple translations side by side
  • Follow commentaries that scroll in sync with the Bible
  • Add notes and highlights to Bible verses
  • Search the Bible and analyze results with graphs and charts
  • Study the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament
  • Look up unfamiliar words in Bible dictionaries and lexicons
  • Examine parallel passages in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament
  • Create Bible diagrams to study the structure of a passage

Accordance for Windows can be purchased with a Starter Collection of Bibles and books for just $49.99. Larger library packages and upgrade discounts are also available.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance Bible Software is designed for Mac, Windows, and iOS. Accordance offers powerful Bible study tools to pastors, scholars, and individuals who want to go deeper in their studies and personal devotions. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


Accordance 10 Brings Beautiful Simplicity to Bible Study

Altamonte Springs, FL—August 20, 2012—Accordance Bible Software announces the release of Accordance 10, a major upgrade of its powerful Mac Bible study software.

“Accordance 10 is all about beautiful simplicity,” explains David Lang, Vice President of Development. “After two decades of rapid development, we took a hard look at every aspect of the user interface to see where it could be simplified and beautified. The result is a robust, full-featured Bible study program that even a novice will find easy to use.”

New features of Accordance 10 include:

  • Single-window interface with a professionally designed aesthetic
  • Fully customizable toolbar offers instant access to features and resources
  • Integrated Library panel lets you browse, explore, and search your Bibles and books
  • Flex Search finds variations of the words and phrases you search for
  • Automated search modes anticipate the kind of search you’re doing and how you want the results displayed
  • Themes offer attractive out-of-the box solutions for customizing the look of text
  • Search analytics have been redesigned and made easier to customize
  • Reading Mode offers a full-screen reading view of any open Bible or book

Accordance 10 can be purchased with a Starter Collection of Bibles and books for just $49.99. Larger library packages and upgrade discounts are also available.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance Bible Software is designed for Mac and iOS, and a Windows version is slated for release in 2013. Accordance offers powerful Bible study tools to pastors, scholars, and individuals who want to go deeper in their studies and personal devotions.


Help for Accordance Bible Software V9 Receives International STC Award

Altamonte Springs, Florida and Haifa, Israel—June 6, 2012—The Help system introduced with Version 9 of Accordance Bible Software has received an Award of Excellence from the Society of Technical Communications’s International Summit Awards. This is the second STC award that Accordance Help has received in 2012 and the first international award. OakTree Software’s technical communicator, Deborah Hemstreet, designed, wrote, and maintains the help system.

STC competitions provide technical communicators the opportunity to receive recognition for their work. Peer-reviewed by professionals from various industries within the local online technical communication community, the STC awards reflect outstanding achievements in online communication, technical art, and technical publications. These awards are given to projects that clearly and effectively present information to meet the needs of the intended audience. The Award of Excellence, the second-highest award level, indicates work that consistently meets high standards in all areas and demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.

About the Society for Technical Communication
STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world. Its 14,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators—anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it.

About Deborah Hemstreet
Deborah Hemstreet has over 20 years of experience in technical writing and communication. This represents her sixth award in technical communication. The Accordance team is proud of her achievement on their behalf and has expressed warm congratulations and thanks for the award.


Accordance Bible Software Now Available in Mac App Store

Altamonte Springs, FL—April 2, 2012—Accordance is pleased to announce that a special Scholar’s Edition of its cutting-edge Bible software is now available in the Mac App Store. Offering an affordable collection of Bibles and study aids, the Accordance Bible Software: Scholar’s Edition is designed to meet the needs of the serious Bible student, pastor, and scholar. Accordance users also gain access to a huge library of additional Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, maps, and other resources for biblical and theological study.

David Lang, Vice President of Development for Accordance, reflects on the challenges and benefits of inclusion in the Mac App Store: “The Mac App Store has made it easier than ever to find and purchase Mac software. We had to make a few under-the-hood changes to get into the Mac App Store, but that’s nothing new for us.”

First released in 1994, Accordance has successfully navigated three processor changes (68K to PowerPC to Intel), the shift from the classic Mac operating system to OS X, the introduction of the iOS platform, and now Apple's new Mac software delivery method.

“We’ve grown through each transition, and we expect our presence in the Mac App Store to bring even greater growth.”

More information on the Accordance Bible Software: Scholar’s Edition can be found at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accordance-bible-software/id452824602?mt=12, or by searching the Mac App Store for “Accordance.”

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance Bible Software is designed for Mac and iOS, offering powerful Bible study tools to pastors, scholars, and individuals who want to go deeper in their studies and personal devotions. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


Help for Accordance Bible Software V9 Receives Regional STC Award

Altamonte Springs, Florida and Haifa, Israel—February 29, 2012—The Help system introduced with Version 9 of Accordance Bible Software has received the Distinguished Technical Communication Award from the West Michigan Shores – Society for Technical Community Summit (STC). OakTree Software’s technical communicator, Deborah Hemstreet, designed, wrote, and maintains the help system. She will be officially recognized at the chapter’s award banquet in April.

STC competitions provide technical communicators the opportunity to receive recognition for their work. Peer-reviewed by professionals from various industries within the local online technical communication community, the STC awards reflect outstanding achievements in online communication, technical art, and technical publications. These awards are given to projects that clearly and effectively present information to meet the needs of the intended audience. The Distinguished Technical Communication Award, the highest of three award levels, merits work to be ‘clearly superior in all areas’ and must apply the principals of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly in the way it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience (STC Judging and Awards Info 2011-Dec.pdf).

As a recipient of the Distinguished Technical Communication Award, the Help for Accordance Bible Software will advance to the STC 2012 International Summit competitions. Winners will be announced at the annual STC Summit in May. View the list of winners of the 2011 Summit competitions.

About the Society for Technical Communication
STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world. Its 14,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators—anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it.

About Deborah Hemstreet
Deborah Hemstreet has over 20 years of experience in technical writing and communication. This represents her fifth award in technical communication. The Accordance team is proud of her achievement on their behalf and has expressed warm congratulations and thanks for the award.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance Bible Software has been moving computer-assisted Biblical studies forward since it was first released in 1994. The program of choice among top Bible scholars, Accordance also provides easy to use tools for basic Bible studies and everyday reading of the Bible and additional study materials.

Accordance Bible Software is developed by Oak Tree Software, a privately held company headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


New Testament Translators’ Handbooks Now Available for Accordance Bible Software

Altamonte Springs, FL—January 10, 2012—Accordance Bible Software is pleased to announce the release of the United Bible Society’s New Testament Handbook Series. A twenty-volume set of commentaries designed to provide practicing translators with “valuable exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information” to help them render the New Testament text in other languages.

More than just a resource for professional translators, the UBS Handbooks have also found an eager readership among church leaders and other students of the Bible. Preachers and teachers of all kinds are focused on communicating the meaning of the Bible in a way contemporary audiences can understand—a task which closely parallels the translation of the text into another language. These handbooks therefore offer helpful guidance to any student of the Bible.

Difficult to obtain in print, the UBS New Testament Handbooks are now more accessible than ever through this Accordance edition. References to other Accordance resources have been hyperlinked, the text has been divided into search fields to offer more precise searching, and the entire series can be made to scroll in parallel with the text of the Bible. The UBS New Testament Handbooks can be purchased for $199.99 and can be downloaded immediately to your Macintosh computer or Apple iOS device.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance Bible Software is designed for Mac and iOS, offering powerful Bible study tools to pastors, scholars, and individuals who want to go deeper in their personal devotions. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


Accordance Bible Software released the Mounce Greek Study System: Learn Biblical Greek with Accordance

Altamonte Springs, FL—November 11, 2011—Accordance Bible Software announced the Mounce Greek Study System: Learn Biblical Greek with Accordance. This new Biblical Greek training system was developed by Dr. William Mounce, author of Basics of Biblical Greek, and features over 9 hours of video lessons. Each lesson contains a lecture portion and also an Accordance screencast where Dr. Mounce demonstrates how to apply that lesson in Accordance.

The first DVD set, The Biblical Greek Primer, teaches foundational Greek concepts that enable students to use Strong’s dictionaries, perform Greek word studies, and access commentaries that examine Greek in the New Testament. Dr. Mounce is also working on two more DVD sets for this series which will be released at a future date.

In addition to training videos, the Mounce Greek Study System also includes digitally enhanced Accordance versions of Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, the Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament, and Mounce’s Concise Greek-English Dictionary.

The Mounce Greek Study System: Learn Biblical Greek with Accordance can be purchased together with Accordance 9 for $229, or as an add-on to Accordance 9 for $149.


Accordance Bible Software 9.5 adds Dynamic Interlinear and other Enhancements

Altamonte Springs, FL—November 11, 2011—Accordance Bible Software released Accordance 9.5, a free update to its industry-leading Bible study software for the Mac. Version 9.5 adds a new Dynamic Interlinear, which can be used as a traditional interlinear Bible or customized to display additional information such as Greek and Hebrew Lemmas, syntax, and morphology. The Dynamic Interlinear can also stack multiple Bible translations that are tagged with key numbers, allowing for at-a-glance comparisons of Greek and Hebrew manuscripts.

The Dynamic Interlinear does not require the purchase of specialized interlinear Bibles in Accordance, as it is integrated into all Accordance Bible texts that are tagged with key numbers or grammatical data. The interlinear display is turned on and off by a checkbox  and display information is customized from a drop-down menu.

Accordance 9.5 adds other enhancements as well, including improvements to Accordance’s cross-highlighting system for tagged Bible texts. This enhancement adds cross-highlighting to all parallel Bibles tagged with key numbers, so that when a user hovers over a word, that word and all corresponding words are simultaneously highlighted.

Accordance 9.5 can be downloaded from accordancebible.com and is free for all users of Accordance 9.0 or above.


NICNT Now Available for Accordance Bible Software

Altamonte Springs, FL—August 10, 2011—The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT) is now available for use with Accordance Bible Software.

NICNT is a highly acclaimed and immensely popular commentary covering all the books of the New Testament except for 2 Peter and Jude. The series seeks "to provide earnest students of the New Testament with an exposition that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship and at the same time loyal to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God."

NICNT provides exposition which takes technical questions into account, but which avoids getting bogged down in technical details. More technical aspects, such as grammatical, textual, and historical problems, are dealt with in footnotes, special notes, and appendixes—enabling the main text of the commentary to remain highly readable and accessible.

NICNT is continually being updated, with older volumes periodically revised or replaced with newer volumes more conversant with contemporary scholarship. In the past two years, the volumes on the books of John (by Leon Morris) and James (by James B. Adamson) have been replaced with new commentaries by J. Ramsey Michaels and Scot McKnight. The Accordance edition of NICNT includes both the old and new volumes, enabling users to compare the two side-by-side.

The Accordance edition of NICNT has been painstakingly developed to take full advantage of the software's capabilities. Intelligent search fields, instant abbreviations, thousands of links to other Accordance resources, and more enable users to interact with this commentary like never before.

The Accordance edition of NICNT includes the equivalent of 20 print volumes worth more than $1000. It retails for $599, and is currently offered at the introductory sale price of $499. It can be used with Accordance for Mac and iOS, and can be used on a Windows PC using a free emulator. For more details, see the Accordance website.


Accordance Bible Software Released 2011 NIV (May 3, 2011)

Altamonte Springs, FL—May 3, 2011—Accordance Bible Software is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 revision of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Recently published by Zondervan, this latest update to the popular English translation will replace both the 1984 edition of the NIV, as well as the 2005 edition, which was published separately as the Today’s New International Version (TNIV). The Accordance edition of the NIV11 can be viewed in parallel with those previous editions and any differences among them can be highlighted with the click of a button.

The Accordance NIV11 also includes the NIV11 Notes containing the Translators’ Preface, footnotes, and the NIV Cross Reference System.

The Accordance edition of the NIV11 can be purchased and downloaded for $30. Accordance users who already own the 1984 NIV can add the NIV11 for $25, while those who purchased the previous edition any time in 2011 pay only $20.


Accordance Bible Software Adds Syncing Between Mac and iOS devices (April 23, 2011)

Altamonte Springs, FL—April 22, 2011—Accordance Bible Software has released free updates to its Mac and iOS applications which enable syncing between the two platforms. Now users can use a WIFI connection to transfer any Accordance resources installed on a Mac to all of their iOS devices. They can also sync their notes between platforms using the same method.

“Syncing Mac and iOS installations of Accordance gives you a quick, convenient way to bring your entire library over to your iOS device,” explains David Lang, Accordance’s Vice President of Development. “And the ability to sync your notes between the two platforms makes it easy to take notes on the go and bring them back to your desktop.”

Syncing requires Accordance 9.3 for Mac and Accordance 1.2 for iOS. Both updates are free to download.


Accordance Bible Software 9.3 adds Simplified Interface, Daily Readings, and More (April 13, 2011)

Altamonte Springs, FL—April 13, 2011—Accordance Bible Software today released Accordance 9.3, a free update to its industry-leading Macintosh Bible study software. Accordance 9.3 adds the following new features:

  • The Assistant Window offers a more approachable interface for new users
  • Daily readings, accessible on startup, through the Assistant window, or via a menu item, presents a new Bible reading or devotional for each day of the year.
  • Support for Asian language Bibles
  • Global searches can now be sorted by several criteria, making it easier to find the most relevant results
  • A completely revamped and updated Help system
  • Syncing between Mac and iOS applications enables users to keep their modules and notes consistent across platforms
  • The compare texts feature, which highlights differences between Bibles, has been expanded to compare 3 or more texts at a time.

Accordance 9.3 can be downloaded from accordancebible.com, and is free for all users of Accordance 9.0 or above. iOS syncing also requires version 1.2 of Accordance for iOS.


Accordance Bible Software 9.2 Adds Zone Magnification and Image Browsing (February 10, 2011)

Altamonte Springs, FL—February 8, 2011—Accordance Bible Software today released Accordance 9.2, a free update to its industry-leading Macintosh Bible study software. Accordance 9.2 adds new flexibility for viewing resources on screen, as well as a convenient way to browse images.

Accordance 9.0 added the capability to divide a workspace into multiple zones so users could easily view the Bible and a variety of study aids onscreen at the same time. Accordance 9.2 now lets you magnify each zone so that it fills the entire screen. This feature is particularly useful for viewing images, maps, and timelines at full screen, and is of great benefit on Macs with smaller screens like the MacBook Air. You can cycle through magnified zones using a key combination and easily toggle back to viewing all zones at their regular size.

Accordance 9.2 also adds the ability to browse through all the images a resource contains without having to scroll past all the accompanying text. “We’re releasing more and more illustrated Bible encyclopedias, graphic-rich Bible atlases, and Holy Land photo collections,” explains David Lang, Accordance’s Vice President of Development, “Our users want to be able to incorporate those images in their documents and slide shows, and the new browse images feature makes it easier to find the image they need.”

Other enhancements in Accordance 9.2 include improvements to Easy Install and Check for Updates, automatic tying of reference tools in separate zones, and improvements to Greek and Hebrew syntax searching.

Accordance 9.2 can be downloaded from accordancebible.com, and is free for all users of Accordance 9.0 or above.


Accordance Bible Software Releases Halley’s Bible Handbook (February 1, 2011)

Altamonte Springs, FL—February 2011—Accordance Bible Software is pleased to announce the release of Halley’s Bible Handbook, a concise guide to the Bible which has been treasured by generations of Bible students.

Henry Hampton Halley was a traveling preacher in the early twentieth century who would recite large portions of the Bible from memory, often giving a brief introduction to each book of the Bible from which he recited.  His audiences found these introductions so helpful to their own understanding of the Bible that Halley eventually wrote and distributed a 16-page pamphlet containing that information. This Bible Handbook was expanded throughout Halley’s lifetime and now comprises a large full-color volume published by Zondervan Publishing House. Through its ongoing partnership with Zondervan, Accordance is now able to offer this Christian classic in a fully-searchable e-book which can be used on a computer, iPad, or iPhone.

The Accordance edition of Halley’s Bible Handbook integrates seamlessly with Accordance’s extensive library of Bibles, commentaries, and other study aids. It includes hundreds of high-resolution color photographs and dozens of helpful maps and charts. It can also be scrolled in parallel with the text of the Bible so that Halley’s Handbook can be used like a study Bible.

“At a time when Biblical literacy is declining, few people understand why the various books of the Bible were written and how they all fit together,” explains David Lang, Vice President of Development for Accordance Bible Software. “Halley’s Bible Handbook is a concise, user-friendly guide to the text of the Bible and the world in which it was written. As such, it’s a very important addition to our growing library of resources.”


Accordance Bible Software releases Historic Views of the Holy Land (January 17, 2011)

Altamonte Springs, FL—January 2011—Accordance Bible Software has released a fully-searchable collection of over 4000 historic photos of the Holy Land. The American Colony and Eric Matson Collection contains photographs taken in Israel prior to the establishment of the modern nation-state and the growth of its major cities. As such, it enables people to view the lands of the Bible much as it appeared for thousands of years.

“Picturing the world of the Bible has always been something of a challenge,” explains David Lang, Vice President of Development for Accordance Bible Software. “Earlier artistic depictions are often inaccurate, and modern photographs are marred by high-rise buildings, asphalt roads, electric wires, automobiles, etc. The photos in this collection let us travel back in time to see the Holy Land when it still looked much as it had in Biblical times.”

Made available through a partnership with BiblePlaces.com, the Accordance edition of The American Colony and Eric Matson Collection can be searched by a variety of criteria and integrates seamlessly with all other Accordance-compatible Bibles and study aids. The images it contains can easily be exported to a word-processing document or slideshow program like Keynote or PowerPoint.

The American Colony and Eric Matson Collection costs $149 and can be purchased and downloaded through the Accordance web-site. For details, seehttp://www.accordancebible.com/store/details/?pid=BP-American+Colony.


About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance is a cutting-edge Bible study program for Macintosh computers and iOS devices, offering features for everything from high-end academic analysis to personal Bible study. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


Accordance Bible Software Releases iPhone, iPad app (January 3, 2011)

Altamonte Springs, FL—December 2010—Accordance Bible Software is pleased to announce that its much-anticipated app for iOS is now available for download through the iTunes app store. This free Bible study app now brings unprecedented power and an enormous library to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

With Accordance for iOS, you can read your favorite English Bible, access in depth commentaries and study aids, see photos of Biblical places, or perform sophisticated searches in Greek and Hebrew—all in the palm of your hand!

The initial download includes the English Standard Version, courtesy of Crossway Bibles. Strong's numbers link the English words of the ESV to the underlying Greek and Hebrew, enabling you to do in depth word studies. Also included are:

  • the WEB translation
  • Outlines of each book of the Bible
  • Margin notes and cross-references
  • Easton's Bible dictionary
  • The Bible Lands PhotoGuide Sampler
  • Greek and Hebrew dictionaries, and
  • samples of the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Bible.

Those who create an Accordance online account will be able to download a free Starter collection including:

  • The King James Version with Strong's numbers (KJVS)
  • The King James Version Apocrypha (KJVA)
  • The 1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
  • French La Sainte Bible, Nouvelle Edition de Genève 1979 (NEG79)
  • Italian La Sacra Bibbia, Nuova Riveduta 1994 (NR94)
  • German Schlacter translation 1951 (SCHLA)
  • Spanish Reina Valera 1909 (RVR09)
  • Greek and Hebrew Strong's Dictionaries
  • Matthew Henry Concise Commentary
  • Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
  • Nave's Topical Bible
  • Maps Sampler
  • Timeline Sampler
  • Daily Bible Readings
  • Classic Passages
  • Parables & Miracles

Accordance also offers an extensive library of materials for purchase, including everything from Christian classics to Jewish publications to high-end reference works to the Dead Sea Scrolls in Hebrew. Any downloadable Accordance module can also be used with the Macintosh version of Accordance.


Accordance Bible Software Instrumental in Preparation and E-Publication of Ground-Breaking Bible Atlas (November 11, 2010)

Altamonte Springs, FL—November 2010—The Sacred Bridge, a landmark work on Biblical geography by Anson F. Rainey and R. Steven Notley, is now being published electronically by Accordance Bible Software. The authors credit Accordance as indispensable to their own research in writing the Atlas, making Accordance instrumental to both its preparation and electronic publication.

According to Anson F. Rainey, he and his co-author made constant use of the Accordance program: "The need to cite many passages from [a variety or original language sources] was made easy by using Accordance (then version 6). The use of several columns in a Search Window let me see the Hebrew, the Greek and sometimes certain English translations all in a glance. Countless hours were saved by the quick search capacity of Accordance. Some of the reference tools were also found indispensable. The outlines and bibliographies of articles in the Anchor Bible Dictionary were a great help and saved me the need to spend hours in libraries."

Since its publication in 2006, The Sacred Bridge has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement. The new Accordance edition now promises to make this first-rate work of scholarship instantly accessible and easily searchable.

"The Sacred Bridge is far more than your typical Bible Atlas," explains David Lang, Vice President of Development for Accordance Bible Software. "Its arguments are based on the latest archaeological findings and the best available ancient texts and inscriptions, but professors Rainey and Notley don't merely summarize their sources. Instead, they include the relevant passages from ancient texts along with careful translations, enabling the reader to evaluate those sources directly. We are extremely proud that our software was helpful in the production of this Atlas, and incredibly excited to be able to offer The Sacred Bridge to other Accordance users."

The Accordance edition of the Sacred Bridge is one of a collection of thirteen resources from Carta, Israel's leading publisher of maps, atlases, and books on Biblical history and geography. Each book in the collection is richly illustrated with maps, photographs, and artistic reconstructions, and all of these images are included in the Accordance Bible Software editions. Each book can be purchased separately, and there are several cost-saving bundles available. For details, see http://www.accordancebible.com/buzz/articles/The-Carta-Collection.


Accordance Bible Software Releases Bible Atlases and Books on Biblical Geography from Carta (November 4, 2010)

Altamonte Springs, FL—November 2010—Accordance Bible Software announced today the release of thirteen Bible atlases and related books from Carta, Israel's leading publisher of maps, atlases, and books on Biblical history and geography. The new Carta collection includes six high-quality atlases and seven books on the history of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple. These include:

  • The Carta Bible Atlas (the fourth-edition of the best-selling Macmillan Bible Atlas), by Yohanan Aharoni, Michael Avi-Yonah, Anson F. Rainey, and Ze'ev Safrai
  • The Sacred Bridge, Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World, by Anson F. Rainey and R. Steven Notley
  • Carta's New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible, by Anson F. Rainey and R. Steven Notley
  • The Illustrated Bible Atlas with Historical Notes, by F. F. Bruce
  • Bible History Atlas Study Edition, by F. F. Bruce
  • The Onomasticon by Eusebius of Caesarea
  • The Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem, by Dan Bahat and Chaim T. Rubinstein
  • Carta's Historical Atlas of Jerusalem, by Dan Bahat
  • Jerusalem in the Time of Nehemiah, by Leen and Kathleen Ritmeyer
  • Jerusalem in the Year 30 A.D., by Leen and Kathleen Ritmeyer
  • The Quest, Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, by Leen Ritmeyer
  • Carta's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, by Israel Ariel and Chaim Richman
  • The Holy Temple of Jerusalem, by Chaim Richman

According to David Lang, Vice President of Development for Accordance Bible Software, "This collection of Carta resources includes something for everyone. Scholars will appreciate having access to the Carta Bible Atlas, the Onomasticon, and best of all, The Sacred Bridge. The Sacred Bridge is a remarkable scholarly achievement which promises to become the standard work on Biblical geography. The other Carta books are aimed at the rest of us, and range from in depth encyclopedias to concise visual guides. They really help bring the world of the Bible to life."

Each book in the Carta collection is richly illustrated with maps, photographs, and artistic reconstructions, and all of these images are included in the Accordance Bible Software editions. Each book can be purchased separately, and there are several cost-saving bundles available. For details, see http://www.accordancebible.com/buzz/articles/The-Carta-Collection.


Accordance Bible Software Releases Accordance 9 (September 27, 2010)

Altamonte Springs, FL—September 2010—Accordance Bible Software announces the release of Accordance 9, a major upgrade to its market-leading Macintosh Bible study software.

Accordance 9 offers powerful new search capabilities and sweeping interface enhancements to make Bible study easier and more enjoyable.

  • Workspace zones make it easy to keep your Bibles, commentaries, lexicons, and other study aids neatly arranged yet easily accessible.
  • The revamped Search All feature lets you search thousands of resources in seconds and quickly browse the results to find what you're looking for.
  • Easy Install lets you install new resources over the web as soon as you purchase them, with no physical media to ship or unlocking codes to enter.
  • Support for new syntactical analyses of original language texts takes you beyond the meaning of individual words to show you how those words function together.

A complete list of new features can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com/products/upgrades/new_in_9.php

"Accordance 9 is all about removing obstacles to effective Bible study," explains David Lang, Vice President of Development. "We've worked hard to simplify the study process so you can better focus on your passage of study."

Accordance 9 can be purchased as a download for $69. The cost to upgrade from Accordance 8 is $49. The Accordance program can be used in conjunction with a free downloadable package of Bibles and study aids, or with a wide selection of larger packages.


Accordance Bible Software Releases Version 8.3 (September 4, 2009)
Mac Bible Software Developer offers free update with "ridiculous number of features"

Altamonte Springs, FL—September 2009—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Accordance 8.3, a free update to its market-leading Macintosh Bible study software. Accordance 8.3 now lets you:

  • Command-drag over words or verse references to see a dictionary or commentary article in the Instant Details box.
  • Customize the orientation of the Instant Details box and easily copy the information it contains.
  • Hover your mouse over most buttons, menus, and controls for Help tags. Hold down the command key while viewing a Help tag to get more detailed help.
  • View Greek and Hebrew words in the History menu.
  • Easily return to viewing all verses after a search.
  • Instantly jump to any book of the Bible.
  • Enjoy more accurate highlighting between English Bibles with key numbers and Greek and Hebrew texts.

In addition to all this, Accordance 8.3 includes a variety of other enhancements and interface improvements. It corrects minor compatibility issues with 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The Universal version (compatible with 10.3.9 and up) offers the additional advantages of automatic updating, international localization, Apple services, and more.

"As free updates go, this one has a ridiculous number of new features," explains David Lang, OakTree's Vice President of Development. "New help tags make the program more intuitive, more detailed information is now instantly accessible, and copying that information out of Accordance is now much more convenient. Accordance 8.3 is about far more than Snow Leopard compatibility."

Accordance 8.3 can be downloaded from accordancebible.com, and is free for all users of Accordance 8.0 or above.


Accordance Bible Software Releases Two Major Commentary Sets (July 28, 2009)
Hermeneia and New American Commentaries Now Available

Altamonte Springs, FL—August 2009—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of two major commentary sets for use with Accordance Bible Software: Hermeneia and the New American Commentary. These two commentaries represent a broad range of theological perspectives and the highest level of Biblical scholarship.

Hermeneia, published by Augsburg Fortress, is a "critical and historical commentary" which strives to "lay bare the ancient meaning" of the text without imposing any particular "systematic-theological perspective." It includes all 43 volumes currently available in print, including commentaries on the Old and New Testaments, as well as extrabiblical texts like 1 Enoch and the Apostolic Fathers.

The New American Commentary, published by Broadman & Holman, delivers scholarly exposition in a form which is easy to understand. It includes all 38 volumes currently available in print, including seven previously unavailable in electronic form.

"These two commentaries are highly acclaimed and each cater to very different needs," explains David Lang, OakTree's Vice President of Development. "Hermeneia is a technical commentary aimed at scholars, teachers, and students who need a detailed exploration of the original languages and Ancient Near Eastern culture. The New American Commentary is aimed at ministers and Bible students who want sound exposition of the Biblical text which is clear and easy to understand."

The complete set of Hermeneia costs $2650 in print, but the Accordance edition can be purchased on CD-ROM for just $1200—a savings of nearly 55%.

The New American Commentary has a print value of $1100, but the Accordance edition of the entire series costs just $599. For those who don't need the entire series, portions of the series can be purchased at a lower cost.


Accordance Bible Software Unveils "Complete the Switch!" Campaign (June 10, 2009)
Mac Bible Software Maker Evangelizes Potential Mac Converts

Altamonte Springs, FL—June 2009—OakTree Software, Inc., makers of Accordance Bible Software, today unveiled a campaign to encourage Mac switchers to "Complete the Switch." Warning switchers not to settle for using Windows Bible software on their Macs, this new ad campaign makes the case for why they should also switch to Accordance.

"We've been developing for the Mac for over two decades," explains David Lang, OakTree's Vice President of Development, "And we know what it takes to make insanely great Mac software. In recent years, we've seen a huge influx of people switching to Mac, and many of them are only familiar with Windows Bible software. So they find themselves struggling to use Windows software in Parallels or some clumsy Mac port. We want them to know that even Bible study is better on a Mac . . . IF they complete the switch to Accordance."

The Accordance Complete the Switch campaign can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com/about/Switch. There you'll find testimonials from other switchers, relevant links, special discounts, and web banners for promoting the switch.


Accordance Bible Software Releases Apologetics Study Bible (May 18, 2009)
Mac-Only Bible Study Software Offers Innovative New Study Bible

Altamonte Springs, FL—May 2009—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Apologetics Study Bible for use with Accordance Bible Software.

Published by Broadman & Holman, the Apologetics Study Bible is designed to help people answer important and life-shaping questions. With contributions from some of today's most respected Christian thinkers, the Apologetics Study Bible enables readers to know the reasons and evidences for the Christian hope and to articulate those reasons to others asking big questions.

Features include:

  • Introductions and notes for each of the sixty-six books of the Bible that provide evidence of the reliability and truthfulness of Scripture.
  • Over 130 articles written by today’s leading Christian thinkers dealing with life’s ultimate questions
  • Twisted Scripture Notes address ways that various religious movements distort Scripture to support doctrines contrary to historic Christian teaching
  • Biographical sketches of some of the greatest Christian apologists
  • A timeline of Christian apologists and their works
  • Charts showing important archaeological discoveries for both the Old and New Testaments
  • A Chart showing how the manuscript evidence for the New Testament compares to that of other ancient documents
  • Charts comparing world religions and the new religious movements
  • Full color maps
  • An extensive annotated bibliography


The Accordance edition of the Apologetics Study Bible offers instant searchability, extensive hyperlinking, and seamless integration with the wide array of other Accordance modules. The Accordance edition also lets you view the Study Bible Notes in parallel with any translation of the Bible you choose.

The Apologetics Study Bible Notes can be purchased and downloaded from accordancebible.com for the introductory price of just $30 (25% off the retail price of $40).


Accordance Bible Software Releases ESV Study BibleAccordance Bible Software Releases Free Update with German, Spanish Localization (March 9, 2009)

Altamonte Springs, FL—March 2009—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Accordance 8.2, a free update to its market-leading Macintosh Bible study software. Accordance 8.2 now offers localized interfaces for German and Spanish, along with a series of minor feature and interface enhancements.

"This update is all about offering our users the best support possible," explains David Lang, OakTree's Vice President of Development. "From better international support to improved searching, workflow, and printing, Accordance 8.2 addresses the specific requests of our users."

Accordance 8.2 can be downloaded from accordancebible.com, and is free for all users of Accordance 8.0 or above.

 


Accordance Bible Software Releases ESV Study Bible (January 6, 2009)
Mac-Only Bible Study Software Offers Best-Selling New Study Bible

Altamonte Springs, FL—January 2009—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the ESV Study Bible for use with Accordance Bible Software.

Released in print in October of 2008, the ESV Study Bible has already enjoyed record sales. Accordance is among the first Bible software programs to offer an electronic edition of this wildly popular resource.

The ESV Study Bible offers rich content in a beautiful format, including full-color maps and images, attractive timelines and tables, and detailed study notes which follow the literary outline of each book. In addition, there are numerous articles discussing the literary divisions within the Old and New Testaments, introducing each Biblical book, giving historical background information, and covering such topics as doctrine, ethics, interpretive methods, the biblical canon, archaeology, the original languages of the Bible, and more.

The Accordance module preserves the rich formatting of the print edition, while offering instant searchability and seamless integration with the wide array of other Accordance modules.

The ESV Study Bible Notes can be purchased in conjunction with the English Standard Version of the Bible for just $70. Users who already own the ESV translation can add the ESV Study Bible Notes for just $40.

 


Accordance Bible Software Releases Piper Sermons and Grudem-Theology

Altamonte Springs, FL—October 2008—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The John Piper Manuscript Library (Mac) CD-ROM,  and Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem.

The ministry of John Piper and Desiring God has a wide and growing influence through sermons, books, radio and other media. Piper Sermons presents 1,150 John Piper Sermon manuscripts preached over more than 28 years, from 1980 to 2008. Free updates of future John Piper sermon manuscripts will be available from time to time. The sermons are arranged chronologically with an accessible topical and series index, and are easily searchable for the message text or any other content.

Wayne Grudem is research professor of Bible and theology at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. His award-winning Systematic Theology combines his wealth of learning and love for theology with thirty years of teaching, preaching, and speaking nationally and abroad. Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem is now available for download.


Accordance Bible Software Releases New Primary Collection DVD (June 11, 2008)

Altamonte Springs, FL—June 2008—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Accordance Primary Collection 8 DVD. The latest in its Accordance line of Bible Software products, the Primary Collection 8 DVD lets users choose from a variety of study packages and install them from one convenient disc.

The Primary Collection 8 DVD includes version 8 of the Accordance application. Packed with ground-breaking new features, Accordance 8 is now Universal to run natively on Intel Macs. In addition, a new unified Intel-native installer makes it easy to install multiple packages and modules at once.

The resources on the Primary Collection 8 DVD are divided into two main tracks: an English studies track, known as the Library collection, and an Original Language track, known as the Scholar's Collection.

The Library Collection offers a variety of English Bibles, along with word study tools, Bible dictionaries, commentaries, devotionals, and a wide variety of other study aids. The Library collection is available at four different "levels" to meet the needs of different users and budgets. The Entry level offers a solid starting point, including the equivalent of $210 in print books for just $59. The Introductory, Standard, and Premier levels each offer progressively greater value. The Library 8 Premier offers a massive library worth more than $6000 in print for just $299.

The Scholar's Collection is designed for those who wish to study the Bible in the original languages. It features a wide selection of Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and Latin Bibles and extrabiblical texts, most of which have been "tagged" with lexical and grammatical information. The Scholar's Collection also offers various "levels" of content. The Introductory Level is designed for the budget-conscious student, offering $425 worth of material for just $149. The Standard and Premier Levels offer much more material at an even greater value. The Scholar's 8 Premier offers nearly $3500 worth of material for just $349.

Bundle prices are available for those who wish to combine Library and Scholar's levels, and upgrade prices are available from previous versions of the Library and Scholar's collections.


Accordance Bible Software Releases Major Upgrade, Universal Binary (May 31, 2008)

Altamonte Springs, FL—May 2008—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Accordance 8, a major upgrade to its market-leading Macintosh Bible study software. Accordance 8 now offers native Intel support along with new search capabilities, display options, and interface enhancements.

"We're very pleased to offer Accordance in a Universal Binary," explains David Lang, OakTree's Vice President of Development. "We used the Intel transition as a strategic opportunity to make sweeping improvements to the Accordance codebase, which has been in continuous development since the early nineties. Not only is Accordance now Intel-native, it's well-positioned to adapt to the future of Mac OS X."

In addition to Universal compatibility, new features of Accordance 8 include:

  • A new Library window for finding, organizing, and opening Bible texts, commentaries, and other study aids.
  • The ability to drag the mouse over an English word to highlight the original Greek or Hebrew word it translates.
  • The ability to search for literary connections between different books of the Bible, or even separate texts such as the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Text display options for changing the window background, using custom colors, and adjusting the leading.
  • The ability to create and search custom workspaces.
  • Numerous improvements to user notes, color highlighting, 3D maps, grammatical searching, and more.

Accordance 8 can be purchased as a download for $49. The cost to upgrade from Accordance 7 is $39. The Accordance program can be used in conjunction with a free downloadable package of Bibles and study aids, or with larger packages delivered on CD.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance is the leading Bible study program for Macintosh computers, offering features for everything from high-end academic analysis to personal Bible study. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


Graphics DVD Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (May 1, 2008)

Altamonte Springs, FL—April 2008—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Graphics DVD for use with Accordance Bible Software.

The Accordance Graphics DVD contains the highly acclaimed Accordance Bible Atlas, Bible Lands PhotoGuide, and Timeline, together with a new OS X installer for the latest systems. Each of these items can be unlocked separately, or purchased as a bundle.

The Graphics DVD features version 2.2 of the Bible Atlas, which has been updated to include additional place names. The cost to unlock the Atlas is $89 for new users and $39 for those upgrading from Atlas releases 1–4. Those users with version 2.0 of the Atlas can download a free update to the latest version.

The Bible Lands PhotoGuide, now in its third edition, offers more than 1600 high-resolution photographs of Biblical sites, archaeological digs, important inscriptions, artifacts, etc. PhotoGuide 3 costs just $79. Those who own the first edition of the PhotoGuide can upgrade to the latest edition for $49. The cost to upgrade from the second edition is just $29.

The Timeline enables you to find Biblical people and events in their historical and regional contexts. It can be purchased for $39.

Purchased separately, these three items list for $207, but they can be purchased at a single bundle price of just $189. David Lang, OakTree Software's Vice President of Development, explains, "In the past, we've bundled the Atlas, PhotoGuide, and Timeline on an occasional basis, for special events and promotions. With the release of all three products on a single Graphics DVD, we've decided to make the bundle price a permanent incentive."


Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (May 1, 2008)

Altamonte Springs, FL—April 2008—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary for use with Accordance Bible Software.

Yale University Press has acquired the rights to Anchor Bible Dictionary from Doubleday. OakTree Software Inc. has now licensed and rereleased the Anchor Bible Dictionary as Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary.

The six volume printed edition sells for $510. The fully searchable Accordance module of Anchor will retail for $269, but OakTree is offering a rerelease special of just $249 until the end of May. The upgrade is just $10 for Accordance owners with version 7, and includes many corrections to the formatting and hypertext links, as well as installers for OS X and Classic.


Bible Speaks Today-New Testament is Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (Jan 8, 2008)

Altamonte Springs, FL—January 2008—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Bible Speaks Today-New Testament for use with Accordance Bible Software.

Edited by John Stott and published by Inter-Varsity Press, the Bible Speaks Today series has been widely acclaimed for its accurate exposition, contemporary relevance and readability.  The module includes the entire 22 bestselling New Testament volumes, with their helpful study guides.  All who preach and teach the Word of God, or who study it earnestly, will benefit from these superb studies.


Scholar's Collection 7.4 CD-ROM and Context of Scripture Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (Dec 17, 2007)

Altamonte Springs, FL, OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Scholar's Collection 7.4 CD-ROM and the Context of Scripture CD-ROM, for use with Accordance Bible Software.

Scholar's Collection 7.4 CD-ROM offers many new modules especially for studies of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, New Testament Manuscripts, Hebrew and Aramaic Manuscripts, and Vulgate:

  • Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Manuscripts (DSSB-C and DSSB-M) ....$150
    Edited and tagged by Martin Abegg. 2 modules presenting all the texts in both canonical and manuscript order.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Bible (English) (DSSB-E) ...$40
    Translation by Abegg, Cook, and Ulrich
  • New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS) ....$40
    The new Oxford NETS translation of the Greek into contemporary English, with introductions and notes.
  • LXXS-T, Swete with Textual Apparatus (Pentateuch) ....$60
    Based on the Swete text, this release includes the Pentateuch with punctuation, poetic formatting, and diacritics on names.
  • Codex Sinaiticus (GNT-SI) ....$60
    The NT portions of Codex Sinaiticus.
  • Codex Washingtonensis (GNT-WAS) ....$40
    The 4 Gospels from Codex Washingtonensis.
  • Metzger Textual Commentary on the GNT...$35
    Valuable commentary on the textual choices made for the UBS4 Greek New Testament.
  • Christian Apologists (APOL-T and APOL-E) ....$80
    Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Athenagoras, and Theophylus of Antioch: in tagged Greek with translation, based on Migne.
  • Ben Sira (BENSIRA-T, BENSIRA-M, and BENSIRA-E) ....$50
    Tagged Hebrew text of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) transcribed from original MSS, with English translation.
  • Textbook of Aramaic Documents (TAD-T)...$100
    Elephantine Papyri in tagged Aramaic and English with extensive notes and footnotes.
  • Latin Vulgate, tagged NT (VULG-T) ....$50
    The New Testament Vulgate text morphologically tagged with English glosses by Marco Fabbri, with OT to follow.
  • Context of Scripture CD-ROM...$199
    Edited by William W. Hallo and published by Brill, the CD-ROM includes all three volumes providing reliable access to a broad, balanced, and representative collection of Ancient Near Eastern texts that bear on the interpretation of the Bible.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance is the leading Bible study program for Macintosh computers, offering features for everything from high-end academic analysis to personal Bible study. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Manuscripts Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (Nov 8, 2007)

Altamonte Springs, FL—November 2007—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Manuscripts for use with Accordance Bible Software.

At the annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 16-20, 2007, OakTree will release the Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Manuscripts, in electronic databases for Accordance.

These important new Accordance modules (DSSB-C and DSSB-M) represent the entire Hebrew and Aramaic corpus of the biblical scrolls found in the Judean Desert between 1947 and today. They include not only Qumran, but also Masada, Nahal Hever, Murabba'at, etc. The transcription and format faithfully follow the text of the official publication series, The Discoveries in the Judaean Desert (Oxford, 1955—) and other related publications.

Over three years in preparation, the DSSB-C presents every manuscript in canonical order, so that every witness to each verse can be compared at once and with any other version such as the Masoretic or Samaritan text, or the English translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible. The DSSB-M presents the texts in manuscript order and can be used in parallel with the Qumran Index module. Both modules include complete lexical and morphological analysis, and English glosses, facilitating searches for different forms of words, and for grammatical constructions. They are completely integrated into Accordance and hypertext to the Hebrew and Aramaic lexicons, and to any other available Accordance resources. Advanced search and analysis capabilities allow the user to create and customize graphic and textual presentations of the search results.

Martin G. Abegg, Jr., James E. Bowley, and Edward M. Cook are responsible for preparing the text and morphological analysis for electronic publication. Abegg is The Ben Zion Wacholder Professor of Dead Sea Scroll studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He earned his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio and wrote his dissertation on the War Scroll from Qumran Cave 1 under the supervision of Professor Ben Zion Wacholder. His areas of academic expertise are the Dead Sea Scrolls, Syriac Language and Literature, and Hebrew Bible. Abegg is the author of numerous scholarly articles related to scroll research, and has contributed to or co-edited several important works on the Dead Sea Scrolls, including: The Dead Sea Scrolls Concordance, vol. I (with J. Bowley and E. Cook); The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation (with M. Wise and E. Cook); and The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible (with P. Flint and E. Ulrich). Abegg also contributed to the official publication series of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Abegg’s work with electronic data bases is extensive, having prepared the QUMRAN, MISH-T, SAMAR-T, and BENSIRA-C/M Accordance modules for the study of ancient Hebrew Language and Literature.

The royalties from this publication are being donated to the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation to support future research.

Endorsement by Emanuel Tov:
"This excellent research and study tool allows the user to search for all the words and grammatical categories in the biblical manuscripts from the Judean Desert, both by biblical book and by manuscript. It allows for analysis of both individual scrolls or groups of scrolls. The details of the professional morphological analysis and English glosses of the Hebrew/Aramaic words are visible at the click of a mouse. With the advantage of having the wording of the official publications at your disposal and with the flexible possibilities of the Accordance program (such as custom-made concordances, graphic distribution charts, and a comparison of the scrolls with any text, such as the Masoretic Text) one cannot wish for a better tool for the study and research of the Dead Sea Scrolls, both of the biblical and non-biblical texts."

Prof. Emanuel Tov
Editor-in-Chief, International Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project

The Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Manuscripts modules can be added to Accordance for $150. The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible translation is available for $40.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance is the leading Bible study program, offering texts and features for everything from high-end academic analysis to personal Bible study. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


MacArthur New Testament Commentary Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (Nov 5, 2007)

Altamonte Springs, FL—November 2007—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the MacArthur New Testament Commentary for use with Accordance Bible Software.

Respected preacher and Bible teacher Dr. John F. MacArthur needs no introduction to the Christian community in North America. His popular New Testament Commentary series has been published over the years since 1984. The main objective of the MacArthur NT Commentary is to explain and apply Scripture, focusing on the major doctrines and how they relate to the whole of the Bible.

The current new Accordance edition includes 26 volumes of the commentary covering most or all of 24 New Testament books, as shown below. The print value is over $600, but of course Accordance adds value in terms of live hypertexts links, instant comparison of Bible versions and other commentaries, and the ability to search this commentary for any word, phrase or scripture, or to select anything in the commentary and find it instantly in any other module you own.

The volumes included in the current MacArthur NTC module are: Matthew 1-7,  Matthew 8-15, Matthew 16-23, Matthew 24-28, John 1-11, Acts 1-12, Acts 13-28,  Romans 1-8,  Romans 9-16, 1 Corinthians,  2 Corinthians,  Galatians,  Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians & Philemon, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy,  2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter & Jude, 1-3 John, Revelation 1-11, and Revelation 12-22.

The MacArthur NT Commentary is now available for purchase on CD-ROM. The retail price is $299, with an introductory special offer of just $249 until the end of November.


JPS Torah Commentary Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (Nov 1, 2007)

Altamonte Springs, FL OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the JPS Torah Commentary for use with Accordance Bible Software.

Written by four outstanding Torah scholars, the JPS Torah Commentary represents a fusion of the best of the old and new. Utilizing the latest research to enhance our understanding of the biblical text, it takes its place as one of the most authoritative yet accessible Bible commentaries of our day.  The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah.  Each volume is the work of a distinguished Hebrew Bible scholar, integrating classical and modern sources.  Each volume also contains supplementary essays that elaborate upon key words and themes, a glossary of commentators and sources, extensive bibliographic notes, and maps.

This outstanding new module has been posted for download for only $200. (The set of 5 print volumes lists for $300.)  It is also available for unlocking on the Jewish Collection 4 CD-ROM.


Jewish Collection release 4 Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (Oct 30, 2007)

Altamonte Springs, FL—October 2007—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Jewish Collection release 4 for use with Accordance Bible Software.

The Hebrew text can now be viewed in parallel with several translations. See the Hebrew words behind the KJV text, and double-click to open the Hebrew dictionary. The Resource palette gives instant access to analysis and search features as well as all the texts and tools.

This collection designed especially for our Jewish users and anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible, is now available at several levels. The Introductory and Advanced levels include the new JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, and the Unlock All option offers a considerable discount on the unlocks of the Jewish Study Bible, the JPS Torah Commentary, and the MISH-T. The Advanced level includes grammatical searching and analysis of the Tanakh, and the texts of the Mishna and Josephus.

This will prove to be an invaluable tool and essential collection to have while studying the Hebrew Scriptures.

Most upgrades from the earlier releases of the Jewish Collection are just $20 if you have version 7.


Jewish Study Bible Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (Oct 30, 2007)

Altamonte Springs, FL—October 2007—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Jewish Study Bible for use with Accordance Bible Software.

In 2003 Oxford University Press broke exciting new ground in the field of study Bibles with The Jewish Study Bible. This innovative volume, for the first time, offers readers of the Hebrew Bible a resource that is specifically tailored to meet their needs.

Oxford Press says:  "The Jewish Study Bible presents the center of gravity of the Scriptures where Jews experience it (i.e., in Torah). It offers readers the fruits of various schools of Jewish traditions of biblical exegesis (rabbinic, medieval, mystical, etc.) and provides them with extensive supplementary materials that aid in bringing the ancient text to life. The nearly forty contributors to the Jewish Study Bible represent the cream of Jewish biblical scholarship from the world over. No knowledge of Hebrew is required for one to make use of this unique volume."

The JSB's content reflects both contemporary biblical scholarship and the richness of Jewish tradition.  Anyone interested in acquiring a fuller understanding of the riches of the Bible will benefit from reading the Jewish Study Bible.

This exciting new module has been posted for download for $35. It is also available for unlock from the Jewish Collection 4 CD-ROM.


Catholic Collection release 2 Now Available for Accordance Bible Software (Oct 30, 2007)

Altamonte Springs, FL—October 2007—OakTree Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Catholic Collection release 2 for use with Accordance Bible Software.

Everything from Devotion works to the Canon Law can be found in the new Catholic levels. This CD-ROM will meet the needs of a growing number of Catholic users. It is now available at three levels and as a custom CD for unlocks. The Introductory level includes additional Bible study and devotional materials, and the Parallel databases. Users who upgrade from the first release receive the Advanced level for just $20 (if they own version 7). The Catholic Study Bible and the NRSV are available for unlocking, and are included in the Unlock All.


Accordance 7.2 Lets Mac Users Import Their Own Electronic Bibles (May 7, 2007)

Altamonte Springs, FL—May 7, 2007—OakTree Software, Inc. released a free update to its Accordance(r) Bible Study Software for Macintosh Computers. Accordance 7.2 includes several major new features and minor enhancements, the most significant of which is the ability to import custom Bible texts for use with the software.

"Accordance has the largest collection of Bible texts and translations available for the Mac," said David Lang, Vice President of Accordance Development, "but we have many users who can benefit from the ability to import additional Bibles: foreign missionaries who are developing their own translations into other languages, scholars doing research into historical translations, and any user who may want access to web-based Bibles which have not been licensed for commercial use."

Accordance's new "Import Bible" feature lets users create fully-functional Bible modules from a specially-formatted text file. These electronic Bibles are fully searchable and can be displayed side-by-side with popular translations such as the King James Bible or New International Version(r).

Other new features of Accordance 7.2 include several ways to customize the interface, the ability to print custom highlight colors, and the option to enter Greek text using the Polytonic Greek keyboard layout.

Accordance 7.2 can be downloaded from http://www.accordancebible.com/ and is free to users of version 7.0 or above. It can be purchased new for just $39.

About Accordance Bible Software
Accordance is the leading Bible study program for Macintosh computers, offering features for everything from high-end academic analysis to personal Bible study. More information can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com.


Accordance Bible Software Version 7 Now Available (May 24, 2006)
Mac-Only Bible Study Software Extends Lead with Major Upgrade

Altamonte Springs, FL — May 24, 2006 — OakTree Software, Inc. announced today the availability of Accordance 7.0, a major upgrade to its industry-leading Bible Study Software. Developed exclusively for Macintosh computers, Accordance has been acknowledged by industry analysts as the most powerful Bible Study software on any platform. Version 7 extends that lead with a unique combination of power and ease of use.

New features include the ability to search for Greek and Hebrew roots, innovative new ways to graph the results of a search, automatic highlighting of text differences, a Slide Show view for presenting information to a classroom or congregation, improved highlighting capabilities, and new features for managing and accessing a growing library of Accordance-compatible Bible texts, study aids, and original language texts. The OS X version also includes added support for Services and multi-user environments.

"We're very excited about this latest release," said David Lang, Vice President of Development. "A large percentage of our users are scholars, pastors, teachers, and rabbis who are using Accordance in their lesson and sermon preparation. The new Slide Show and auto-scrolling features now make it easy for them to present their materials right from within Accordance, saving them both time and effort. And of course, the innovative new graphs and highlighting capabilities provide them with some exciting new visuals to present."

Accordance 7 is available now for download from http://www.accordancebible.com. Special upgrade pricing is available to users of Accordance 6.

About OakTree Software, Inc.
OakTree Software, Inc. has been dedicated to the development of "state of the art" products for the Macintosh computer since 1989. The company has focused on areas of special interest, particularly the study of the Biblical texts.


Upcoming Accordance Releases (September 9, 2005)

New commentaries and Bible reference materials coming to Accordance Bible Software for Macintosh.

Altamonte Springs, FL. OakTree Software, Inc. has announced a series of new commentaries, study aids, and scholarly materials for use with Accordance®, its premier Bible Study Software for Macintosh. These upcoming releases include four major commentary series (The New International Greek Testament Commentary, the Pillar Commentary, the Ancient Christian Commentary, and Word Biblical Commentary), two collections of Bible reference materials from Zondervan Publishing, and material of interest to scholars such as critical apparatuses for the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Bible, as well as the grammatically tagged Greek text of Philo.

Complete details about each of these upcoming packages can be found at http://www.accordancebible.com/buzz/releases.php.


Accordance 6.7 and the Accordance Widget (August 1, 05)

The long awaited Widget for users with OS 10.4 (Tiger) is now included with Accordance 6.7. It allows you quickly to look up verses in any Bible text in Accordance, and insert them in a word processor. Right-click or control-click now let you open a new window even when you have a selection, and other keyboard shortcuts have been streamlined. Check out all the new features since 6.0.

This free upgrade is recommended for everyone with version 6, since new bugs associated with the Quartz smoothing in 6.6 are now corrected. The new installers/updaters only request a code if version 6.x is NOT already installed on your hard drive.

Updated New Since 5, Mini-Manual, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Accordance Fonts PDF files are available on the Documentation page.


Accordance Bible Software version 6.5 (April 14, 2005)

OakTree Software Inc. announces the release of Accordance Version 6.5. According to a recent survey, Accordance continues to be the Bible software of choice for the Macintosh. This free upgrade is recommended for everyone with version 6, and includes significant enhancements to the interactive Atlas, additional export options for Greek and Hebrew text, upgrades to the Workspace window with tabs, and improved browser in the Tools window, as well as minor bug fixes.

OakTree is also now officially distributing and supporting the BasiliskII Emulator for those who want to run Accordance on a PC. The Manual has been extensively revised and is available for download, as are the installers for BasiliskII. This allows PC users to try out the emulator with the Accordance demo at no cost.