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Aug 28, 2014 Richard Mansfield

Benjamin Gladd on Accordance

Benjamin Gladd, Assistant Professor at RTS Jackson, describes his use of Accordance for personal research and for classroom teaching.


 

Aug 26, 2014 Richard Mansfield

Crossway Preaching Bundle

Crossway Preaching Bundle This week, we are pleased to announce a new release for Accordance, the Crossway Preaching Bundle. There are numerous helpful books for pastors available, but this particular group of titles is set apart by the extensive ministry experience of the writers of these books. These books not only offer means to better preaching; they also offer experience-based methods for better pastoring. This collection draws from historical pastors, career-long practical wisdom, and proven communication methods.

 

Faithful Preacher_120 The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors
--B
y Thabiti M. Anyabwile

Thabititi Abyabwile, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands compiled the biographies and writings of three influential African-American pastors in American history. Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833) reminds pastors that eternity must shape our ministry. Daniel A. Payne (1811-1893) stresses the importance of character and preparation to faithful shepherding. And Francis J. Grimké (1850-1937) provides a vision for engaging the world with the gospel. While they are from the African-American tradition, they, like all true saints, belong to all Christians of every background and era. Distinctive for its use of rare and out-of-print messages, Anaybwile's work is valuable as a reference as well as a devotional resource.

Faithful Preaching

Inductive Preaching_120 Inductive Preaching: Helping People Listen
--By Ralph L. Lewis and Greg Lewis

Sometimes the concepts are solid, but the delivery needs some work. If you’ve ever felt like no one’s listening to your sermons, Ralph and Greg Lewis have come to the rescue with this guide to inductive preaching. If inductive preaching seems like a new subject to you, it’s actually not. The authors explain that many successful communicators including Jesus, Peter, Paul, Augustine, St. Francis, Wesley, Edwards, and D. L. Moody, to name only a few. This book also includes these helpful sections:

  • Step-by-step guidelines for constructing an inductive sermon
  • Two sample inductive sermons
  • A list of 96 inductive preachers from 20 centuries
  • A strategy for making traditional sermon structures inductive
  • A checklist of inductive characteristics
Inductive Preaching

Practical Wisdom_120 Practical Wisdom for Pastors: Words of Encouragement and Counsel for a Lifetime of Ministry
--By Curtis C. Thomas

This is the book that every pastor should receive at the beginning a career and calling. Before he retired, Curtis C. Thomas pastored numerous churches in central Arkansas. Now he shares from 44 years of his experience in hopes of helping pastors who are still in the trenches of ministry. This is a frank, no-holds-barred look at pastoral life. Some of the events recounted here are tragic, but some will make you laugh out loud. Written as a series of short articles, Practical Wisdom for Pastors begins with an exploration of a pastor’s initial call to ministry and ends with the dangers of a church that develops tunnel vision. This practical guide for ministry can be consulted as a handbook or worked through on a systematic basis like a book of daily readings.

Practical Wisdom

Using Illustrations_120 Using Illustrations to Preach with Power
--By Bryan Chapell

Supposedly, the well-known assumption goes that everyone will remember a pastor’s stories and illustrations, but no one remembers the main points of the sermon. But is this true; and if it is, why is it so? Are clever stories in a sermon merely points of entertainment to get us thinking, or can they be used for greater purpose? Is it possible, perhaps, that a sermon that employs illustrations properly will allow church members to remember not only the stories but the main points of the sermon as well? There are plenty of books that include sermon illustrations. This is not that kind of book. In Using Illustrations to Preach with Power, Chapell goes beyond the illustrations themselves to delve into their theory and philosophy—why some work well and others don’t. This is a must-have book for every preacher who wants to leave church members with messages they will truly remember.

Using Illustrations

Through September 1, save more than 20% off the regular price of $58.90 – now only $46.90.

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Aug 26, 2014 Richard Mansfield

Must-Have Preaching & Teaching Titles

“For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.” (Ezra 7:10, NASB)

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15, NKJV)

“Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” (James 3:1, NIV)

What do the above verses have in common?  They all speak to the responsibility placed upon those who will communicate God’s Word to others. This has always been a high value built into the very design of Accordance Bible Software. In fact, the core philosophy of the Accordance Advantage centers around the idea that our software is designed to keep the focus of study on the Bible itself.

Any responsible preacher or teacher of the Bible needs good tools to help in communicating the truths of God’s Word. Therefore, this week we are pleased to offer a number of titles specifically designed to help you “study, practice, and teach” (to borrow from Ezra 7:10).

Rose 5 Bundle Five-Resource Bundle from
Rose Publishing

With some of the most graphics-oriented titles available for Accordance, Rose Publishing produces biblical material aimed toward making Bible teachings and basic Christian beliefs understandable to everyone. These visually enhanced, image-rich resources are sure to enrich sermons and presentations. This must-have bundle is filled with full-color maps, graphics, tables, and images. All of the images can be copied to a word processor for the creation of handouts or to PowerPoint or Keynote for use in teaching settings.

The entire Rose bundle includes the following five modules:

Rose Guide to the Tabernacle explains the history of the Tabernacle, its sacred objects and activities, while also illuminating deep insight into what Jesus did for his followers during his life, his death and his resurrection.

Rose Guide to the Temple has 150 images, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations, many of which have never been published before, and covers the important events and people in the history of the Temple from Abraham to modern day.

Rose Bible Overview is a full-color guide that gives you a fantastic 2-to-6 page overview of each book of the Bible and is perfect for personal study or for the creating handout overviews for each book.

Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy is an easy-to-understand overview that examines key portions of Scripture and explains different ways that Christians have interpreted end times prophecy. The simple charts and illustrations included in this Christian book help you see the whole picture of the end of times.

Rose Deluxe Then and Now Bible Maps is a set of full-color Bible maps that allows the user to display today's cities and countries over Bible-time maps.

Rose Bundle

Normally, the five Rose titles bundled together cost $99.90, but right now, you can get all five titles for $79.90, a savings of 20%!

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Crossway Preaching Bundle Crossway Preaching Bundle
(Four Volumes)

This newly-released bundle offers practical helps for inductive preaching, providing illustrations as well as foundational information. It promotes the faith and wisdom from which effective preaching flows and connects to the hearers. This bundle includes the following titles:

  • The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
  • Inductive Preaching: Helping People Listen by Ralph L. Lewis and Greg Lewis
  • Practical Wisdom for Pastors: Words of Encouragement and Counsel for a Lifetime of Ministry by Curtis C. Thomas
  • Using Illustrations to Preach with Power by Bryan Chapell.
Crossway Preaching Bundle

Right now, you can save more than 20% off the regular price of $58.90 by purchasing all four of these titles together for only $46.90.

For more info on these titles, see the next blog post.

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Barclay NDSB cover William Barclay’s New Daily Study Bible Set (17 Volumes)

A favorite of preachers and laypersons alike, for almost fifty years and for millions of readers, the Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. This New Daily Study Bible set covers the entire New Testament in seventeen volumes. Anyone who has used this series knows that it is rich in not only commentary but effective illustrations to use in sermons, Bible studies, and in the classroom. Barclay is well known for taking difficult concepts and breaking them down so that they can be more easily understood, thus making this series a goldmine for anyone who regular explains the Scriptures to others. Based on, and containing the text of the NRSV Bible, the New Daily Study Bible set can also be used in parallel with any Accordance Bible translation.

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The New Daily Study Bible is regularly $179; but right now it is available at a 22% savings of only $139.

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Phillips Commentary The John Phillips Commentary Series (27 Volumes)

Writing in a highly narrative style, John Phillips, former assistant director of the Moody Correspondence School and director of the Emmaus Correspondence School, guides readers as they explore the Bible in greater depth with this set of commentaries. Volumes include the complete New Testament as well as Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Daniel, and the Minor Prophets. John Phillips provides pastors, Sunday school teachers, and students of the Bible with biblical interpretation that emphasizes the practical application of Bible truth. Preachers will appreciate these commentaries as they also include fully developed preaching outlines for sermons and lessons.

John Phillips Commentary

The John Phillips Commentary Series regularly sells for $199, but right now it is available for a 20% savings of only $159.

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NT For Everyone-LG N. T. Wright’s For Everyone: The Complete New Testament Collection (18 Volumes)

In this series, N.T. Wright (former Bishop of Durham and currently Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Mary's College in the University of St Andrews in Scotland) has created guides to all the books of the New Testament, based on his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations, suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to daily life situations. This series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions. It is written in plain language without technical jargon.

Wright's For Everyone

For Everyone regularly sells for $199, but right now you can get it for a 20% savings for only $159.

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Limited-time Savings Alert: The publisher notified us that they have postponed and reduced the scheduled price increase for the 12-volume Expositor’s Bible Commentary Classic. The new price of $229 will take effect after September 1st, which means that this phenomenal commentary set will no longer be offered at $129. Don’t miss this last chance to save $100 – 43% off our regular price.

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Aug 18, 2014 Richard Mansfield

Emanuel Tov on Accordance

Dr. Emanuel Tov, professor of Bible at Hebrew University, discusses the value of Accordance and computer-aided research in biblical studies.


 

Aug 14, 2014 David Lang

Throwback Thursday: Codename "Gravy"?

Blackbird. Pismo. Lombard. Columbus. Cold Fusion. These are just a few of the cool-sounding code names Apple would use to refer to products it was developing. In most cases, these code names were only used internally, but sometimes they would actually be used to market the finished products. With Mac OS X, Apple's big cat code names ultimately became the actual product names. Here at Accordance, we were never so big or clandestine that we felt it necessary to assign code names to new versions of the software, but when we were developing Accordance 5, I joked that we should start using the code name "Gravy."

In previous Throwback Thursday posts, I've detailed the development of Accordance from a specialized Greek and Hebrew language tool (version 1.0) to a more well-rounded Bible program offering a variety of study aids (version 2.0) to a full-featured Bible program which included Bible texts with Strong's numbers (version 4.0). Until Accordance 4.0 was released, we were working hard to add must-have features that the average Bible software user had come to expect (along with many groundbreaking new features no one had ever attempted before). When we began planning the feature set for Accordance 5.0, we were really in uncharted territory: rather than adding "must-have" features our users had been asking for, we were primarily adding extra features and interface enhancements which went beyond what anyone was expecting. Hence my suggestion of the code name "Gravy."

I look back now and realize how naive I was. Accordance 5.0 turned out to be a huge upgrade that added lots of “gravy” type features, but it happened to be released at a time when everything was changing, and we soon found ourselves chasing a new set of “must-have” enhancements. Such is the nature of software development.

Shortly after we began the development of Accordance 5, Apple unveiled its strategy for getting classic Mac OS developers to make their software compatible with Mac OS X. We weren’t thrilled at the prospect of having to rewrite portions of our software to support a new operating system that was still very much in flux, but we committed one of our programmers to making Accordance OS X-compatible (a process known as “Carbonization”). Meanwhile, our lead programmer continued to add the new features and interface changes we had planned for Accordance 5.

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Accordance 5.0 was released in July of 2001, a few months after the very first version of Mac OS X (Cheetah). Our efforts to Carbonize Accordance were not yet finished at that point, so we still only supported the older Mac OS. We weren’t alone, however. Very few classic Mac apps had been Carbonized at that time, and Mac OS X was still so new that very few Mac users had transitioned to it. Those few OS X early adopters knew they would have to wait for their favorite apps to become Carbonized, and since Mac OS X provided a way to run classic Mac apps, they were able to get along just fine in the interim.

A year later, the situation was very different. In that year Apple had released OS X 10.1 (Puma), which added much-needed stability, and 10.2 (Jaguar), which was the first version usable enough to encourage widespread adoption. Calls for an OS X version of Accordance got louder and more frequent as soon as Jaguar was released. Accordance 5.6 Carbon was released in October of 2002, just two months later. This meant that Accordance was the first Bible program released for Mac OS X.

Our relatively early support for Apple’s next-generation operating system proved to be a huge competitive advantage, which led many users to switch from older Mac Bible programs that appeared to be languishing. However, the transition to a new (and changing) operating system meant more than just making sure Accordance ran natively. It meant adjusting to new interface conventions, adopting new technologies, supporting new features of the operating system, etc. In other words, there would be no more “gravy” releases.

In my next Throwback Thursday post, I’ll talk about how some of the very improvements we made to Accordance 5 actually became liabilities under OS X, forcing us to make major changes to the interface of Accordance 6.


 

Aug 6, 2014 Richard Mansfield

Read the Latest Reviews about Accordance!

Reviews There have been a number of Accordance reviews lately in the blogosphere. In case you missed any of them, here are a few highlights.

Over at the Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth blog, Nick Norelli, newly converted to the Mac, has been test driving the Accordance 10 Essential Collection. Nick writes,

“Is Accordance 10 the most powerful Bible study software on the market? I’m not the one to answer that but I can say that it’s more powerful than anything anyone will ever need. Just about everything that Accordance does, it does extremely well. Dropping hundreds of dollars on any program can be daunting, but you really get your money’s worth with the Accordance 10 Essential Collection.”

Read Nick’s full review: Accordance 10: Essential Collection


At the Missionary Geek blog, Shane Rice, a longtime Accordance user, has offered up a very thorough review of Accordance 10. At the end of his review, Shane concludes:

“I prefer to read and study the text of the Word of God, and base my studies off what is found and written therein. I study themes and I look at other material, but the Bible is always the center of my study. If that is what you are looking for, then Accordance is what you need to get the job done.”

Read Shane’s full review: Accordance 10 Bible Study Software Review


Writing for the One in Jesus blog, Jay Guin has delivered a review of Accordance, focusing specifically on the Windows version of the software released last year. In his review, Jay makes this statement:

"I’m extremely pleased with the software. The layout and formatting, once tinkered with a bit, work extraordinarily well — by far the best I’ve seen. And the resources are plentiful and easily accessed. I’ll be working with this software for a while.”

Read Jay’s full review: Tools of the Trade: Accordance—First Impressions


In a review for Direction Magazine, Mark Wreford says that “Accordance Bible Software is the stuff of dreams...” He also describes what sets Accordance apart:

“Accordance has all the note taking and keeping capability you would expect from powerful software, but where it wins is in the quality of the notes it allows you to make. Bible Gateway and free Bible apps offer a lower cost opportunity to start engaging with God’s Word, but if you’re committed to trying to understand Scripture to the best of your ability, Accordance 10 is a must have tool.”

Read Mark’s full review, “Software that Brings the Bible to Life” in a PDF file of the original article.

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Aug 4, 2014 Richard Mansfield

Six New Apologetics and Theology Titles

Years ago, I can remember my teachers quoting 2 Timothy 2:15 in the classic King James Version: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Their emphasis was on the word study, but they were actually misinterpreting the meaning of the word.

The New Oxford American Dictionary on my computer offers three different definitions for study. When most of us use this word today, we think of the first use listed: “devote time and attention to acquiring knowledge on (an academic subject), especially by means of books: she studied biology and botany.” Certainly, this is what my teachers meant, but this meaning is not what the word study means in 2 Timothy 2:15 as rendered by the King James Version.

spoudazo As anyone with a keyed version of the KJV in Accordance can determine, the English word study translates the Greek word σπουδάζω/spoudazo, which means “to use speed, i.e. to make an effort, be prompt or earnest:--do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavor, labour, study” (Greek Strong’s). This fits the third definition for study in The New Oxford American Dictionary: “archaic: make an effort to achieve (a result) or take into account (a person or their wishes).

And it just so happens that if you’re the kind of person who wants to “make an effort” to gain a better foundation in apologetics or theology, this week’s new titles are for you. Six new titles are now available allowing you to “study to shew thyself approved.”


Atheism Remix

 

Atheism Remix: A Christian Confronts the New Atheists
--R. Albert Mohler

Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens—these are the “new atheists.” Atheism has always been with us, but it has taken on a new flavor in recent years. In this volume, Al Mohler examines the thought of the new atheists and equips Christians to effectively interact with those who follow them.


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Creation & Courts

 

Creation and the Courts: Eighty Years of Conflict in the Classroom and the Courtroom
--Norman L. Geisler

Renowned apologist Norman L. Geisler traces the history of creation vs. evolution battles in the courts since the famous Scopes Trial of 1925. Examining a total of six significant trials in the last eight decades, Geisler not only makes observations about the declining state of Christian influence in education and civil discussion, he also helps the believer understand which issues are truly worth fighting for in this debate.

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Nothing But Truth

 

Nothing But the Truth: Upholding the Gospel in a Doubting Age
--
John MacArthur

1 Peter 3:15 states, “but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (NASB). In Nothing but the Truth, John MacArthur examines what it means to put this verse into regular practice. To equip the believer to interact with a secular culture, John MacArthur focuses on four specific elements of evangelism in today’s world: your attitude, your preparedness, the content of your answers, and your priority in witnessing.

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Sproul-Ideas

 

The Consequences of Ideas: Understand the Concepts that Shaped Our World
--R. C. Sproul

Used by many as an introductory text for philosophy courses, R. C. Sproul takes the reader on a historical journey in The Consequences of Ideas from classical Greek philosophy to the influence of Darwin and Freud in our world today. Whether we realize it or not, the ideas of Plato, Augustine, Locke, Hume, and many others still influence us in significant ways in the modern world. Sproul suggests that ideas are never neutral; but rather, they always have impact and consequences.

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Liberating Black Theology

 

Liberating Black Theology: The Bible and the Black Experience in America
--Anthony B. Bradley

Many considered Liberation Theology to be an increasingly forgotten school of thought until the teachings of President Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, brought them back into discussion at a national level during the presidential campaign of 2008. In Liberating Black Theology, Anthony B. Bradley (professor of theology at the King’s College in New York City) addresses the often controversial and sensitive issues of the black experience in America and its continued influence from Liberation Theology. From the publisher: “...Liberating Black Theology does more than consider the ramifications of this belief system; it suggests an alternate experience that can truly liberate all Christ-followers.”

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Experiencing Trugh

 

Experiencing the Truth: Bringing the Reformation to the African American Church
--Anthony J. Carter, Ken Jones, and Michael Leach

Centered around the themes of theology, preaching, worship, spirituality, and the doctrines of grace, Anthony J. Carter, Ken Jones, and Michael Leach communicate the importance of Reformed Christianity to the African American Church. In an attempt to counter the all-too-common practice of choosing a church based on felt needs, this book is an attempt to refocus this very important choice of community and fellowship upon finding a church where biblical truth and sound Christian doctrine is proclaimed.

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Aug 1, 2014 Richard Mansfield

Video: Dan Wallace on Accordance Bible Software

In this video, Dan Wallace discusses his history with Accordance (he has been using Accordance since the first beta!). He also names what he considers to be the "must have" Accordance titles needed for textual criticism.

Dr. Wallace is professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM).


 

Jul 29, 2014 Helen Brown

Does the New Testament Fulfill the Old?

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The relationship between the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the New Testament is immensely important yet often debated. If their relationship seems obvious to you, it may surprise you to learn that different Christian and Jewish groups have very different notions of how the two Testaments relate to each other:

  • Traditional Jewish Interpretation: The Hebrew Bible, together with the oral law later codified in the Mishna, are sacred. The New Testament springs from a sect of Judaism which accepted Jesus as Messiah and later split off from Judaism.
  • Traditional Christian Interpretation (including Reformed): The New Testament is the fulfillment of all the Old, and the Church supplants Israel as the people of God. Laws and promises given to Israel in the Old Testament now apply to the Church in spiritual ways.
  • More recent Christian Interpretation (including Dispensational): The New Testament springs out of the Old, but God works in different ways in each period and what is true of one period does not necessarily apply to another. Laws and promises given to Israel in the Old Testament may not apply to the Church and may still await fulfillment.
  • Messianic Jewish Interpretation: The New Testament reveals the fulfillment of God’s promises in the Old, particularly in the Messiah Jesus. The Old Testament laws and promises still apply to Jewish believers, and many Jewish practices are observed as they were by the first Jewish believers.

In practice most Christians in the West neglect the Hebrew Bible and are not familiar with the Jewish roots and background of their faith, which may limit their understanding of the New Testament.

Of course, there are widely divergent opinions within each group. Our intention is NOT to open up a discussion on our brief definitions or on the merits of each position. Our goal is to help you go deeper in your study of the relationship of the Old to the New Testament. Accordance offers a wide variety of resources from different viewpoints to assist each user to tackle these issues. Many of these are on sale with great discounts for one week only.

Check the Quotations of the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament

The OT in NT Parallel, included in all Mac and Windows versions of Accordance but not on iOS, lets you compare the texts in the original (two versions at once) with their quotations. This under-used resource is best accessed by opening it from the Library: Parallels section and entering the book and chapter you are studying. You can then select each passage in the list in the top right corner, and see the parallels. There are also a number of cross reference modules such as the ESV Crossrefs and the GNT Notes which can be used in parallel with the text to link to other passages relevant to the top verse in the pane.

Understand How the NT Uses and Quotes the OT

NT quotes may differ significantly from the original text as we have it today, and may seem to interpret it very differently from its context. Well-known scholars have authored the following books which help us to understand how the New treats and quotes the Old. These works give us different approaches to the principles of such interpretation, and tackle the passages themselves, and the challenges they present.

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Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
-- G. K. Beale, D. A. Carson, authors

Leading evangelical scholars G. K. Beale, D. A. Carson, and their distinguished team of contributors, have produced 1280 pages worth of commentary focused on the Old Testament quotations, allusions, and echoes that appear throughout the New Testament. This landmark reference employs contextual interpretation, informed by historical background, to present a unified understanding of Old Testament references in Matthew through Revelation.

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Beale-Handbook

Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation
-- G. K. Beale, author

G. K. Beale developed this companion volume to the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament to present a methodological approach to the task of understanding how New Testament writers refer to the Old Testament. Scholars, pastors and serious students will appreciate the solid framework of interpretation and exegesis applied to understanding the continuity of all Scripture.

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Beale Commentary & Handbook Bundle

Buy both the Commentary and the Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament for just $49.90, a savings of over 37% off our regular low price.

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NT Use of OT

Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
-- Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Darrell L. Bock, Peter Enns, contributors

Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Darrell L. Bock, and Peter Enns discuss how Old Testament texts relate to their New Testament references and allusions, allowing users to develop their own views on this important subject.

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Read a New Jewish Commentary on the NT

This new Study Bible on the New Testament, written by Jewish scholars, sheds a unique light on the Gospels and Epistles, explaining to Jews what the text means to Christians while at the same time pointing out the Jewish customs and beliefs of the time that are implicit in the writings. Christians will not agree with every conclusion, but they will deepen their grasp of the meanings of the actions and teachings of Jesus and his apostles.

Jewish Annotated NT

The Jewish Annotated New Testament Notes
--Amy-Jill Levine, Marc Z. Brettler, editors

Renowned Jewish scholars Marc Z. Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine created the first ever Jewish Study Bible of the NT, designed to explain the text to Jews and the Jewish background to Christians. Thirty separate essays illuminate important topics for any reader.

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Explore the Messianic Movement

Standing in the gap between traditional forms of Judaism and Christianity, the controversial Messianic movement attempts to return to the Jewish roots of faith in Jesus as Messiah, as described in the Gospels and book of Acts. The titles below enhance our study of the issues it raises.

Views-Messianic Movement

How Jewish Is Christianity?: 2 Views on Messianic Movement

Six authors interact on whether Messianic congregations are necessary or whether Jewish believers should instead be incorporated into the Gentile church.

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Messianic Judaism

Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations
--David Rudolph, Joel Willitts, editors

Both Gentile Christian and Messianic readers will benefit from this balanced and accessible introduction to the diverse Messianic Jewish movement, its ecclesial context and biblical foundations.

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Jewish New Testament Commentary & Complete Jewish Bible with Notes bundle

David Stern revised the 1917 JPS Tanakh and translated the New Testament to show the close connections between the testaments. The commentary answers questions about the NT from his messianic perspective.

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Study Classic Works by Hebrew Christians

19th. century scholars from a religious Jewish background brought a new dimension of knowledge to the Christian world. Their understanding of Hebrew and of Jewish life informed and infused all their writings, many of which were widely circulated at the time and are highly regarded to this day.

Keil & Delitzsch

Commentary on the Old Testament
(Keil & Delitzsch) (10 volumes)

A triumph of rigorous scholarship from a Hebrew background, this remains one of the most popular Old Testament commentaries available, especially for in-depth analyses of the Hebrew text. (Included in the Advanced and Ultimate Collections.)

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Edersheim Group

Alfred Edersheim wrote extensively on the Jewish background to Christianity. This group (included in the Ultimate Collection) comprises four of his best known works on OT History, the Life of Christ, Temple worship, and Jewish Life.

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Jul 28, 2014 Richard Mansfield

Five New Martyn Lloyd-Jones Titles

MLJ Few well-known Christian figures can claim adherents from both Reformed and Charismatic schools of Christian thought, but Martyn Lloyd-Jones did (perhaps demonstrating the two do not have to be irreconcilable after all). Born David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), he served as both a medical doctor, and more famously, for almost 30 years as a minister and eventual senior pastor at Westminster Chapel in London.

Sometimes controversial, but never stale, Martyn Lloyd-Jones left a legacy of over 75 books and thousands of hours of recorded sermons. Many of our customers have already enjoyed the special edition of Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Preaching and Preachers in Accordance, and you have continued to request more titles in our reader forums.

This week, we’re pleased to announce two new offerings (five volumes) by Martyn Lloyd-Jones for Accordance.


ACTS (6 Volumes in 3)

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Acts Chapters 1-8
Originally released in six volumes, and then in three, you can now purchase in a single module Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ classic exposition of the first eight chapters of the Book of Acts.

As described at the publisher’s website, “Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains the message of the first eight chapters of Acts with clear language and pastoral warmth. From Peter’s bold preaching to the dramatic stoning of Stephen, Lloyd-Jones points readers back to the foundational figures and key events of the Christian faith, emphasizing the basic truths undergirding genuine belief.”

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Print value is $98.90, but you can purchase Acts for $69.90.

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones 4-Volume Set

MLJ-Genesis The Gospel in Genesis: Fig Leaves to Faith.
In this volume, readers have access to nine sermons from Genesis 3-12. These nine sermons explore the introduction of sin upon the human race, its effects upon our first parents, its ramifications for Noah’s day, its path to rebellion at Babel, and finally its counter through hope for the world with the introduction of Abraham.

 

 

MLJ-Heart Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.
From 1951, these eight sermons by Martyn Lloyd-Jones were first preached to give hope and courage to those facing life or death situations. The pastoral side of Dr. Lloyd-Jones can be seen in these messages as he encourages his listeners (and now his readers) to confront those forces in this world that people fear and recognize that nothing is greater than the power of the Gospel.

 


MLJ-KingdomThe Kingdom of God.
These sermons date from 1963, one year in a decade of upheaval in the Western World. Martyn Lloyd-Jones works from the assumption that if the people of New Testament times did not fully understand the Kingdom of God, people of our age understand it even less. In these 12 sermons, Dr. Lloyd-Jones demonstrates that the biblical understanding of the Kingdom of God is even more radical than anyone can imagine, especially as embodied by the person of Jesus Christ.

 

MLJ-War Why Does God Allow War?
Martyn Lloyd-Jones originally wrote this volume at the beginning of the Second World War, but in our post-9-11 world, with continued new rounds of violence seemingly on a daily basis, this work becomes even more profound. Here, Dr. Lloyd-Jones attempts to answer age-old questions about tragedy, sin and suffering. Peace can only come from God himself and gives comfort to us in our own times of upheaval and crisis.

 

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