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Jul 28, 2015

Savings on Lexicons for Back to School

Back to School Lexicons

Week #3 of Back to School Savings

If you use Accordance to study or read the Hebrew Bible or Greek New Testament, you know how valuable a good lexicon can be. Bible lexicons provide a detailed understanding and cultural meaning of the biblical words in their original Hebrew and Greek languages. Whether using these tools on an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows computer, there's never been a better time to have the right lexicon for back to school. So before we say goodbye to summer, dive in and explore the Word!

Our 20% off Back to School Sale on Accordance Collections (except Starter Collection) continues through August 31, 2015.

Sale prices on the below offerings are good through August 3, 2015 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


Lexicons for Both Greek & Hebrew

BDAG HALOT

BDAG/HALOT Bundle

Special bundle combining the top lexicons for Hebrew and Greek at an attractive price.

  • The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT)

  • A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG)

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $299.00
Sale Price $249.00

Mounce Expository

Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

Superior to Vine's and perfect for busy pastors, a new standard in biblical word studies for those who have no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $29.90
Sale Price $17.90

 

Greek Lexicons

BDAG

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG)

Now in its third edition, the standard lexicon for New Testament and early Christian literature studies.

Buy Now 2Regular Price $159.00
Sale Price $129.00

LEH

A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint (LEH)**

The second edition of the most recent and authoritative lexicon of the LXX to date.

Buy Now 2Regular Price $49.90
Sale Price $39.90

Louw Nida

Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains (Louw & Nida)**

Arranges the New Testament lexical material into 93 semantic domains, enabling the user to see words that are different lexically but similar semantically.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $39.90
Sale Price $29.90

LSJ Lexicon

A Greek English Lexicon (LSJ)

The most comprehensive and up-to-date ancient Greek dictionary in the world, covering every surviving ancient Greek author and text discovered up to 1940.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $129.00
Sale Price $99.90

Mounce Analytical

Mounce's Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament

Created to aid in the study of the Greek New Testament, using sophisticated computer resources to ensure an accurate, helpful, and in-depth analysis of the word forms that make up the New Testament.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $42.90
Sale Price $24.90

NIDNTTE

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (NIDNTTE)

Completely revised edition of the 40-year Evangelical standard, offering a wealth of background and information on the meaning of Greek words in the New Testament as well as related usage in classical Greek sources, the Septuagint, Jewish literature, and more.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $249.00
Sale Price $199.00

NIDNTT-A

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, Abridged (NIDNTT-A)

A one-volume abridgement of Colin Brown's original four-volume work, written for those with a limited knowledge of biblical Greek.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $49.90
Sale Price $29.90

Spicq

Spicq's Theological Lexicon of the New Testament**

A translation of the 3-volume French work, focusing on the theological importance and religious meaning of significant words in the Greek New Testament.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $49.90
Sale Price $39.90

TDNT Complete

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Complete (Big Kittel)

Originally published in 10 volumes, considered by many to be the best New Testament dictionary ever compiled.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $249.00
Sale Price $189.00

TDNT

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Little Kittel)

A one-volume abridgment of the original 10-volume work.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $69.90
Sale Price $49.90

 

Hebrew Lexicons

BDB

A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament (BDB Complete) Upgrade from BDB Abridged:

Upgrade offered to users who already own BDB Abridged. With the purchase of this upgrade, users who own BDB Abridged will receive BDB Complete. A standard lexicon for biblical Hebrew, organizing words according to their lexical roots; includes biblical Aramaic.

Buy Now 2Regular Price $50.00
Sale Price $35.00

DCH

Dictionary of Classical Hebrew (DCH)

Originally published in 8 volumes, covering the Bible, Ben Sira, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and all the other known Hebrew inscriptions and manuscripts.

Buy Now 2Regular Price $349.00
Sale Price $259.00

Consice DCH

Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew**

An abridgement of the 8-volume Dictionary of Classical Hebrew designed to be clear, concise and easy to use.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $59.90
Sale Price $47.90

Jenni-Westermann

Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament (Jenni, Westermann)**

Translated from the German, providing in-depth and wide-ranging investigations of the historical, semantic, and theological meanings of Old Testament concepts.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $59.90
Sale Price $47.90

Mounce Analytical

New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis (NIDOTTE)

Originally published in 5 volumes, with thousands of entries deepening the reader's understanding of the context and meanings of words and concepts in the Old Testament and their relationship to words in the New Testament.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $179.00
Sale Price $119.00

TWOT

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

Extensive work including discussions of every Hebrew word of theological significance in the Old Testament, plus brief definitions of all other words found in the BDB lexicon.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $69.90
Sale Price $49.90

HALOT

The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT)

The standard modern English dictionary for biblical Hebrew, widely acclaimed as the most up-to-date complete dictionary for the Old Testament and related literature.

Buy Now 2 Regular Price $199.00
Sale Price $149.00

** - Included in Original Language 11 Collection and in a Custom Upgrade to this Collection or higher.

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Jul 27, 2015 Timothy Jenney

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

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

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!


 

Jul 27, 2015 Richard Mansfield

Accordance Mobile: Creating & Retrieving Bookmarks

Going back and forth among multiple titles in Accordance Mobile? Learn how to save your place using bookmarks!


 

Jul 26, 2015

Update: Accordance 11.0.7 for Mac & Windows

Accordance for Macintosh and Windows has been updated to v. 11.0.7! This rev brings a number of feature updates and bug fixes, but Windows users will especially want to take note of Accordance 11's improved compatibility with HiDPI displays.

11.0.7

Windows users can download the 11.0.7 update by going to the Utilities Menu and choosing "Check for App Update." Macintosh users can select "Check for App Update" from the Accordance menu.

For a full list of improvements and bug fixes, go to our "New Features since 11.0" webpage.

This update is FREE to all users of Accordance 11.


 

Jul 24, 2015 Accordance Bible Software

Endorsement: Harry Hoffner (1934 - 2015)

 

The late Harry Hoffner, America's premier Hittitologist and an Accordance user since version 1.0, describes his use of Accordance Bible Software as a tool in his research of Ancient Near Eastern literature.


 

Jul 20, 2015 Richard Mansfield

Answering Grammar Exercises in Accordance

When I took my Greek and Hebrew courses at seminary in the nineties, I went through lots of paper. I kept a notebook for the exercises at the end of every chapter, and I also painstakingly worked out my translations by hand in the more advanced classes. I believe I still have all that work packed away in a box somewhere. It’s too bad I can’t easily access it for review whenever I want.

Of course, people have different ways of studying. I certainly don’t discount the value of being disciplined to write things out by hand, especially practice writing Hebrew and Greek characters. Having said that, however, I am also glad that I have other options because of the power of Accordance.

One of the new features in Accordance 11 is the ability to take notes anywhere. Perhaps you’ve already enjoyed the freedom of adding your own notes to commentaries or theologies in addition to the biblical text. Have you ever thought about how this can be applied in Greek and Hebrew grammars?

There are actually two benefits for using biblical language grammars in Accordance. Some of printed grammars that still sit on my shelf are filled with my notes in the margins that came from the insights of my instructors. And yet margins are ultimately limited. Some of my notes went into notebooks, but that actually put these comments in two separate places. In Accordance you can take notes anywhere; so if your instructor is elaborating on a specific point in the grammar, you can click on the little pencil icon pencil to the right of the text in Accordance and add your instructor’s comments or your own reflections.

More importantly, you can answer the exercises that are at the end of chapters in most grammars. Again, click on the pencil icon to the right of the text and add your answers to the questions and problems in the excercises. You can add your answers to the header above the entire exercise or each numbered exercise individually—whichever way works best for you.

Grammar Exercises

And here’s a tip: copy the question or the text to be translated into your notes and add your answers underneath. This will be especially helpful if you need to export your work out of Accordance to turn in for a homework assignment.

This ability to add your own content to grammars currently works in Accordance 11 on Windows and Macintosh; it will eventually be added to Accordance Mobile. In the meantime, if you want to go with the tablet experience, consider using a Windows tablet that offers the best of both worlds (see our post with tips for using Accordance on Windows tablets for ideas on how to make this experience even better).


 

Jul 17, 2015 Richard Mansfield

Spread the Word about Our Summer of Back to School Savings!

Students and Professors, we need your help!

You already know how indispensible Accordance is for the classroom and personal research, but your peers may not be familiar with us yet! Right now, we are offering significant savings on Accordance titles all summer long! We are doing this in two ways:

Collections. Through August 31, our Accordance Collections are 20% off. That means NOW is a great time for new users to discover Accordance or current users to upgrade to a higher Collection (custom upgrades are available so no one ever pays for the same title twice).

Weekly Specials. For seven weeks we are offering different kinds of academic titles (such as Bible introductions, grammars, lexicons, etc.) at great savings. We will feature a different category each week with the titles that are most often used in college and seminary classrooms.

Will you help us out?

We have made a flyer that can be posted or passed around to let others know about our Back to School Savings. You can download the PDF file at the link below and post it in your library, student and faculty lounges and wherever students and professors congregate. You can also make copies and hand out to your colleagues. It's a great way to introduce others to Accordance and help them save money at the same time!

Here is the link for the Back to School Savings PDF flyer:

http://www.accordancefiles1.com/public/Accordance_schools_sale_2015.pdf

And here is what it looks like:

Back to School Flyer with drop shadow

Thank you, and we appreciate your help!


 

Jul 16, 2015

Endorsement: Cleotha Robertson

Dr. Cleotha Robertson, Old Testament Professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York, discusses his use of Accordance in his studies and in the classroom. He also explains why he recommends Accordance and why it stands "head and shoulders" above other Bible software.


 

Jul 15, 2015 Helen Brown

Amateur Archaeology: Sepphoris (Tzippori)

I remember hiking with a friend from Nazareth to Tzippori, a year after the 6 Day war. As we left Nazareth she was recognized and invited for a cold drink by a poor lady. We told her where we were going and she indicated that it had been her home up to 1948. At that time I did not understand the implications. That day we had a pleasant hike to an old church displaying a fragment of Byzantine mosaic floor and commemorating the supposed hometown of Mary’s parents.

My recent visit (by car) was totally different. Now there is a large, well developed archaeological park, and we joined a park guide who explained not only the ancient history but also modern events including why the Arab population was displaced.

This town was the seat of Roman government and a great center of Jewish learning, especially after the fall of Jerusalem. It would already have been an important city just a few miles from Nazareth in the time of Jesus, although we have no record of it in the Gospels. I was impressed by the intersecting main roads: the Cardo for chariots and the pedestrian Decumanus Maximus. Both still have flagstones with incised games on them, but the Cardo has an incised menorah, perhaps indicating a Jewish store or synagogue, or the spot where a rabbi would teach. There is a theater, an oil press, a crusader fortress, ritual baths and many more things to see.

Sepphoris-Cardo-Menorah
A Cardo flagstone with incised menorah
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However, Sepphoris is most famous for the mosaics. The only synagogue uncovered so far has a typical zodiac in the center. It is not complete, but the side panels have clear Jewish symbols labeled in Hebrew: menorah, shofar, bread, and sacrifices, together with scenes from the Bible.

Sepphoris-Synagogue
Synagogue floor with Jewish ritual objects and explanations

The Nile House with striking representations of Father Nile and Mother Egypt with the usual flora and fauna and a Nilometer indicating an unusual depth of water for a very good year.

Sepphoris-Nilometer
Nilometer showing the addition of another measurement mark

The Dionysius House had a huge triclinium where guests sat on benches on three sides around a beautiful mosaic depicting Greek mythology. Up front and center is the head of a lovely woman. Her name is unknown, but she is called the Mona Lisa of Galilee for the eyes that seem to follow you around the room. She alone makes the visit to Sepphoris worthwhile.

Sepphoris-Monalisa
The "Mona LISA" of Galilee

We ended our visit by exploring the deep and long water cisterns that supplied the first century town by means of an aqueduct. We crawled through some very narrow gaps in pitch darkness — definitely a fun experience for kids. Make sure Sepphoris is on the list for your next visit to Israel.


 

Jul 13, 2015 Richard Mansfield

Accordance Mobile: Going Back to Reading Mode

Ever feel stuck after searching for a word in Accordance Mobile? This week's Mobile Minute shows you how to go back to Reading Mode after running a search or amplifying a word.