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Aug 27, 2013 Darin Allen

Accordance 10 Roundup: Ultimate Collection

Collection Tiers

Thanks for checking out today's Accordance 10 Roundup post! Be sure to check out the earlier posts below as well.

Starter Collection
Bible Study Collection
Original Languages Collection
Essential Collection
Advanced Collection

Ultimate Collection Overview

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We pulled out all the stops for the Ultimate Collection. This massive theological library builds upon our Advanced Collection and includes a wealth of tagged Bibles, tagged ancient texts, cutting-edge original language tools, in-depth commentaries, specialized Bible dictionaries, detailed history works, a myriad of theological writings, engaging graphics, and much more. This Collection is designed for those who want the very best Bible study tools at an incredible value. In particular, if you would like access to a large variety of high-quality commentaries and lexicons, the Ultimate Collection offers incredible savings over purchasing these resources individually. Altogether, this Collection offers more than $17,000 in print value for just $1,999.99.

 

Ultimate Collection Video Overview

Module Highlights

In addition to many new tools, the Advanced Collection also includes every module in the Starter Collection, Bible Study Collection, Original Languages Collection, Essential Collection, and Advanced Collection. You can click on the respective images below to learn about some of the standout modules in each of those Collections.

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Below are some of the new modules in the Ultimate Collection that I have found helpful in my own Bible study.

BDAG

bdag The Greek-English Lexicon on the New Testament (BDAG) is the gold standard of Greek lexicons. This phenomenal tool is the most exhaustive lexicon of New Testament Greek available. The wealth of references, both to Scripture and extrabiblical sources, is quite impressive. BDAG does an excellent job of breaking down the range of meaning for each word, listing all the appropriate Scripture references in each corresponding section. BDAG uses an outline format that is easy to follow (although the many links and abbreviations can feel cluttered), and abbreviations are hyperlinked, making it much easier to keep track of what they all mean.

Individual Price: $159.99


HALOT

halot The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT) is the counterpoint to BDAG, as the preferred Hebrew lexicon by many scholars. This lexicon lists Hebrew words alphabetically, and it includes cross-references to other words with the same root. There is an impressive amount of information here, including many references to Akkadian, Arabic, and Ugaritic. You do not need to know all these languages to benefit from HALOT though, as the English definitions and abundant Scripture references are enough to give you a good idea about a word's meaning in various passages.


Individual Price: $199.99


New International Greek Testament Commentary (13 volumes)

NIGTC-Revelation-cover 120 The NIGTC is one of my favorite commentary series, and certainly my favorite commentary for dealing with Greek. This commentary requires a working knowledge of Greek, as it does not transliterate or translate each Greek word. However, those who do know Greek will find a goldmine of exegetical insights in these volumes. The main drawback is that this series does not cover every book of the New Testament. However, the included volumes are some of the highest ranked volumes on bestcommentaries.com.


Individual Price: $499.99


New American Commentary (38 volumes)

NAC-NTcover The New American Commentary series is written for those who want to understand and expound the Scriptures. The NAC's primary goal is to help readers understand and interpret Scripture. The authors write from a conservative theological perspective, focusing mainly on the text of the Bible itself rather than on secondary literature. The authors address issues such as historical context, literary structure, theological implications, and more. A major benefit of this commentary is that it covers the majority of biblical books and most volumes offer a good amount of depth.


Individual Price: $549.99


Holman Old and New Testament Commentaries (32 volumes)

HOTC-Isaiah The Holman Commentary series was written for pastors, teachers, and students of the Bible. I like the Holman series because the commentary is easy to follow, and also because it offers some good devotional applications. There is a convenient summary at the end of each passage called "In a Nutshell" that helps you to remember a core takeaway from the commentary. There is also a sample prayer at the end of each section that relates to the passage, which is a good way to apply your intellectual learning toward your spiritual growth. Preachers will also appreciate the teaching outline that is included in each section.


Individual Price: $299.99


Church Fathers (Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene)

a-bundle-sm This bundle includes all 37 volumes of the Church Fathers' writings (Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene). These volumes are a wonderful way to grow in your understanding about the history of the Christian Church, especially if you aren't currently familiar with the writings of these early Christian leaders. It is fascinating to learn about some of the issues the early Church was dealing with, and to learn from the wisdom of the Church Fathers. These writings include copious footnotes that make it easy to see where the Church Fathers are quoting or alluding to Scripture.


Individual Price: $129.99


Greek Manuscripts

a-text-sm The Ultimate Collection includes several Greek manuscripts that are useful for text-criticism studies. You can stack these manuscripts on top of one another via the Dynamic Interlinear, allowing you to easily identify textual variants betwen them. While the NA28 apparatus is also a great way to learn about textual variants, it is pretty exciting to see these variants for yourself by comparing the manuscripts side-by-side. Also, while it might be cost-prohibitive to purchase these  manuscripts individually, it is great to get them all included in the Ultimate Collection.



These are the included manuscripts:

Individual Price: $39.99-$69.99 each


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The Ultimate Collection offers our best set of Bible study tools at our best value.
If you are a new Accordance user, or if you do not have a custom upgrade path to the Ultimate Collection, just click on the Buy Now button below to add this product to your cart.

 

Price: $1,999.99

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Upgrade Paths

If you own the Accordance 9 Mega Bundle, Accordance 9 Original Language Bundle, or the Accordance 10 Essential Collection, you have a custom upgrade path to the Advanced Collection. Follow the link below to discover your upgrade path.

 

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If you own a different Accordance 9 Collection or an Accordance 8 Scholar's Collection, you may still qualify for a special 10% discount by double upgrading (first to Essential, then to Ultimate). Contact our friendly sales team by email, phone, or live chat to ask about this option.


Feel free to post any questions you might have about the Ultimate Collection in the comments below, and thanks for check out our Accordance 10 Roundup series!


 

Aug 26, 2013 Darin Allen

Accordance 10 Roundup: Advanced Collection

Collection Tiers

Thanks for checking out today's Accordance 10 Roundup post! Be sure to check out the earlier posts below as well.

Starter Collection
Bible Study Collection
Original Languages Collection
Essential Collection

Advanced Collection Overview

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The Advanced Collection is a premium library of research-grade Bible texts and study tools. This set includes everything in the Essential Collection, and builds upon that foundation by adding a wealth of new Bible commentaries, dictionaries, original language tools, historical works, theological writings, and translated ancient texts. It is worth noting that this is the first Collection to include the BHS and NA28 apparatus tools, making it a good choice for those interested in text-critical studies. The Advanced Collection also adds high-end commentaries that pastors are sure to love. In fact, the value of new commentaries alone justifies making the jump from the Essential Collection to the Advanced Collection. Altogether, this Collection offers more than $10,000 of print value for just $999.99.

 

Advanced Collection Video Overview

Module Highlights

In addition to many new tools, the Advanced Collection also includes every module in the Starter Collection, Bible Study Collection, Original Languages Collection, and Essential Collection. You can click on the respective images below to learn about some of the standout modules in each of those Collections.

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Below are some of the new modules in the Advanced Collection that I have found helpful in my own Bible study.


Pillar New Testament Commentary (14 volumes)

pill-matt The Pillar New Testament Commentary offers some of the best scholarship on New Testament passages that you will find. These volumes offer solid exegetical insights that help readers understand the meaning of the text. The authors discuss Greek words and phrases, but these are transliterated and explained, so you don't need to be a Greek expert. Pillar also addresses issues relevant to contemporary debate, but it it doesn't get bogged down in technical details. The main downside is that this series doesn't cover every book of the New Testament yet, but the volumes it does cover are excellent.


Individual Price: $399.99


John Phillips Exploring Commentary Set (27 volumes)

Phillips-set-smThe John Phillips' Exploring  Commentary is a wonderful resource for pastors, Sunday school teachers, and students. Preachers will especially benefit from these volumes, as Dr. Phillips includes detailed outlines, illustrations, and quotations that can be used for sermons and lessons. The Phillips commentary will be especially useful for those that follow an expository teaching method (this is how the outlines are structured), but others will still appreciate Phillips' down-to-earth comments and exegetical insights. His style is also quite devotional, making this a good resource for personal growth.

Individual Price: $199.99


IVP Reference Collection (14 unique reference works)

ivp This set is one of my favorite Accordance bundles. It includes 14 unique reference works, including a variety of commentaries and dictionaries. Some of these tools are general, like the New Bible Dictionary, while others are more focused, like the Dictionary of the Later New Testament and its Developments. I'm especially a fan of the OT and NT Bible Background Commentaries, which offer great historical insights about the world fo the Bible. The only potential drawback is that these are all one-volume resources, so they don't always offer the level of depth that you will need on a given subject.


Individual Price: $144.99


BHS Hebrew Bible with morphological tagging and apparatus

BHScover-sm This is the full BHS text, complete with text-critical apparatus. The text itself includes sigla marks to identify the apparatus notes, and the apparatus tool scrolls in sync with the text as you read. This is an indespensible tool for anyone who plans on doing text-critical work with the Hebrew Bible. The text is also morphologically tagged, allowing you to search the Hebrew Bible grammatically. For example, you can search for all nifal 2nd person imperfect verbs in the Hebrew Bible. This tagging also allows you to view cross-highlighting with your English text just by hovering over a word.

Individual Price: $109.99


NA28 Greek New Testament with morphological tagging and apparatus

NA28_120 This is the full NA28 text, complete with text-critical apparatus. The text includes sigla marks to identify apparatus notes, and the apparatus tool scrolls in sync with the text as you read. The 28th edition received a number of updates over the NA27, which you can learn about in our NA28 release post. This text is also morphologically tagged, allowing you to view Instant Details and cross-highlighting by hovering your cursor over a word. This also allows you to search the NA28 using morphological tags in both the main search view and the graphical construct window.


Individual Price: $109.99


BDB Complete Hebrew Lexicon

bdb This complete edition of BDB includes all the information found in the print edition, but it is organized in an easy-to-follow outline format. Our developers personally went through the entire BDB, organizing entries into indented sections and optimizing the layout for readability. We also included all of the scripture references found in the print edition, which are hyperlinked and fully integrated with Instant Details. This means you can hover your cursor over any verse reference to instantly view the full text. If you use the BDB Abridged as one of your main lexicons, you'll love this Complete edition.


Individual Price: $69.99


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Ready to Buy?

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The Advanced Collection offers a premium library of English, Greek, and Hebrew Bible study tools.
If you are a new Accordance user, or if you do not have a custom upgrade path to the Advanced Collection, just click on the Buy Now button below to add this product to your cart.

 

Regular Price: $999.99

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Upgrade Paths

If you own the Accordance 9 Bible Study Bundle or the Accordance 10 Essential Collection, you have a custom upgrade path to the Advanced Collection. Follow the link below to discover your upgrade path.

 

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If you own a different Accordance 9 Collection or an Accordance 8 Scholar's Collection, you may still qualify for a special 10% discount by double upgrading (first to Essential, then to Advanced). Contact our friendly sales team by email, phone, or live chat to ask about this option.


Feel free to post any questions you might have about the Advanced Collection in the comments below. I'll be posting on the Ultimate Collection next, so stay connected!


 

Aug 23, 2013 Darin Allen

Accordance 10 Roundup: Essential Collection

Collection Tiers

Essential Collection Overview

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The Essential Collection is our first Collection to combine English Bible study resources with Greek and Hebrew tools. As a result, it is one of our most popular Collections. It combines everything in the Starter Collection, Bible Study Collection, and Original Languages Collection, then adds our 3D Atlas, interactive Timeline, and Bible Lands PhotoGuide. The resulting Collection is a diverse and extensive library full of Bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals, Greek and Hebrew tools, interactive graphics, and more. The Essential Collection offers over $6,000 in print value, but it will only run you $499.99. Many Accordance 8 and 9 users also have custom upgrade paths to the Essential Collection, so be sure to check the Upgrades section below.

 

Essential Collection Video Overview

Module Highlights

The Essential Collection includes every module in the Starter Collection, Bible Study Collection, and Original Languages Collection combined. I've already covered many of the standout modules in these Collections, so click on the respective images below to read those posts.

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In addition to the modules in these Collections, the Essential Collection also adds three exciting new graphics tools, so I will focus on these modules for today's post.

 

Accordance Bible Atlas 2.2

Atlas_10_120The Accordance Bible Atlas is unlike anything else you will find in Bible software. While many Bible apps provide a set of static 2D maps, the Accordance Bible Atlas is fully interactive, allowing you to customize the display with different cities, regions, journeys, battle routes, and more. The journeys and routes are all animated, allowing you to see where biblical figures traveled. You can even select a custom area on the map to see a 3D view of the topography in that area. It's incredibly cool, and a great way to explore the biblical world.

Individual Price: $89.99


Accordance Timeline

Timeline_120The Accordance Timeline allows you to view timelines of ancient Israel, Egypt, Rome, Persia, Greece, Asia, Mesopotamia, and Aram. This is a great way to see what is happening in different regions of the Ancient Near East, comparing them side-by-side. For each of these timelines, you can view data sets for rulers, individuals, books, and important events. Creative types can even add their own user-created regions, people, and events. Best of all, the Accordance Timeline is fully interactive, allowing you to customize which regions and data sets are visible at any given time.

Individual Price: $39.99

 

Bible Lands PhotoGuide 3

Photoguide_120The Bible Lands PhotoGuide includes more than 1,600 high resolution images of the biblical world. These images are absolutely beautiful, and they really bring to life the cities and regions you read about in the Bible. While many of these images are from areas with high tourist traffic, the photographers were patient and careful to capture shots with little to no human presence. These full-color images are ideal for sermon and teaching slides, as you can copy and paste them into any PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.

Individual Price: $79.99


Ready to Buy?

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The Essential Collection offers an extensive library of English, Greek, and Hebrew Bible study tools.
If you are a new Accordance user, or if you do not have a custom upgrade path to the Essential Collection, just click on the Buy Now button below to add this product to your cart.

 

Regular Price: $499.99

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Upgrade Paths

If you own an Accordance 8 Scholar's Collection or an Accordance 9 Collection or bundle, you may have a custom upgrade path to the Essential Collection. Follow the link below to discover your upgrade path.

 

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Feel free to post any questions you might have about the Essential Collection in the comments below. I'll be posting on the remaining Accordance 10 Collections in the coming days, so stay connected!