Accordance Blog

Visual Time Travelers

May 24, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — More than ever, the modern age gravitates toward what is visual. Plain text alone is not always enough. Whether we are studying the Bible or teaching it to others, maps, photos, and charts help us connect with the past. We become "visual time travelers" to biblical lands by understanding ancient geography and studying photos of artifacts from long ago. Accordance Bible Software equips all those who study the Bible with a wide variety of graphically-rich titles. Whatever you do, don't miss out on our Zondervan ...

Using Visuals in Family Devotions and Sunday School

May 23, 2016 - David Lang — Our sale on visually rich resources like the PhotoMuseum, the Virtual Bible, and the Virtual Tour of the Temple ends today. Hopefully you've all taken advantage of it and now have a wealth of illustrations at your fingertips. If not, you still have a chance to save on the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, which will remain on sale through May 29. In the hope of inspiring you to make use of these kinds of resources, I want to share with you how I've used them in my own teaching this past week—both in family devotions a ...

Free Accordance Webinars for May 23 - 26, 2016

May 20, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Have you discovered our free interactive Accordance Webinars? Throughout the week you can participate in live Accordance training in hour-long sessions that cover just the content you need. Here are the free Accordance webinars for the week of May 23 - 26, 2016: Beginner Basics, Part 4: User Notes Monday, May 23, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT Learn how to personalize Accordance using User Notes and other features in the “My Stuff” folder of the Accordance Library. Taught by Linda Perry Greek & Hebrew for ...

Exporting Accordance Images to PowerPoint & Keynote

May 20, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — If you regularly teach or preach the Bible, Accordance is an excellent resource for illustrating your content! Any of the graphics in the titles of your personal Accordance library can be legally used in non-commercial, fair-use contexts like the classroom or church setting. This short video demonstrates how to export images from the Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum (or any other graphical resource in the Accordance Library) to popular presentation software like PowerPoint and Keynote. Note: fair use does not include posting images on ...

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentaries--60% OFF!

May 15, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — As the saying goes, “Context is king.” This is especially true for biblical studies when nearly two millennia separate us from the closest biblical event. That’s why Bible background commentaries are so important. And now, through a special arrangement with the publisher, we are excited to present you with the deepest discount that we’ve ever offered on the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentaries for the Accordance Library. Through May 29, you can get both Old and New Testament sets at 60% off the regular price! At a price this ...

Basic Greek Searches (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #140)

May 13, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — If you’ve invested the time to learn Greek, Accordance is the Bible Software for you! We have a host of Greek texts and resources—and an amazing set of search tools. In this podcast Dr. J covers the basic kinds of Greek searches, modifying those searches with search commands and symbols, and how to type in Greek. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

Upcoming Accordance Seminars and Shows: Summer 2016

May 12, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Since Accordance has an international customer base, this summer we are going to have an international presence with our training seminars and other events. Please visit our Seminars and Shows page for more information, and to register for any event below, please email register in advance at [email protected] Here are all of our events coming up this summer. Check the dates and locations to see if we will be anywhere near you! Thursday, 19 May 2016 1 PM to 5 PM Accordance Training: From Software to ...

Status updates

May 12, 2016 - — May 12, 2016 1:40 pm EDT Very thankful, we finally isolated and fixed the problem. All systems are "go!" The website ended up faster than ever. May 12, 2016 1 pm EDT We are getting closer but not there yet. Currently you may be unable to access your account, but you can freely browse the website if you do not log in. Installation and downloads should not be affected. May 12, 2016 10 am EDT We have been experiencing significant slowdowns on our servers for the last 2 days. Our techs are working to identify and ...

NEW! Pillar Commentary Update

May 09, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — The Pillar New Testament Commentary from Eerdmans, edited by D. A. Carson, has continued to be invaluable reference work for scores of Accordance users. Today we are announcing a significant update to our Pillar volumes in the Accordance Library with the following volumes: The Gospel According to Luke by James R. Edwards Romans by Colin G. Kruse The Second Letter to the Corinthians by Mark Seifrid Those who had purchased the original Romans volume by the late Leon Morris will still be able to access the older ...

NEW! Additional JPS Commentary Volumes

May 09, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — For years, both Jewish and Christian Accordance users have benefitted from the JPS Torah Commentary (5 volumes). Last month, in time for Passover, we released the JPS Commentary on the Haggadah. Now we are pleased to announce three more volumes in the JPS Bible Commentary Series for the Accordance Library. Anyone who studies the Old Testament or is engaged in Jewish studies will want to add these titles to their digital shelves. Already own the JPS Torah Commenary or the JPS Commentary on the Haggadah? Custom Upgrades to all 12 a ...

Accordance Mobile Basic Training, Part 1

May 02, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — In the previously recorded webinar, learn how to install Accordance Mobile and customize it to your liking in the Preferences. This webinar also covers the basic interface features as well as the Online Store. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

The Accordance Graphics Bundle (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #139)

April 25, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance’s Graphics Bundle includes three separate resources, all of which Dr. J reviews in this podcast. The Bible Atlas is a fully customizable map that covers the biblical world, with layers for backgrounds, roads, regions, and sites; its scale and center are adjustable and it includes a rotatable 3D section map. The Timeline covers the Biblical period and includes the nations, empires, wars, prophets, books, rulers, and important individuals. The Bible Lands PhotoGuide is an illustrated dictionary of places in the Bible, including a ...

NEW! Christian Quotations & Daily Guidance (Manser)

April 25, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Martin Manser is a professional reference book editor and has compiled or edited over 200 books. Macmillan Publishers has called him “One of Britain’s leading lexicographers.” Manser’s unique ability to organize information has led him to produce two new titles that we are releasing today for the Accordance Library. Daily Guidance is a devotional guide for Christians who want to bring the light of God's Word to bear upon their lives every day. Compiled with the aim of providing a source of daily encouragement and guidance for ...

A Theological Panorama Sale

April 19, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — The New Oxford American Dictionary defines theology as "the study of the nature of God and religious belief." If we combine this very broad definition with the ancient precept that "God is mystery," we begin to understand why the last word on theology is yet to be written. Well-respected Arminian scholar, Roger Olson, brings a very important contribution to this ongoing discussion in four theological titles that we are releasing this week for the Accordance Library. Olson considers both historical and modern voices in these ...

The Power of Accordance Mobile with iOS Split View

April 18, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Our release of Accordance Mobile 2.3 in February was a major update that took full advantage of new iOS 9 features. One of the major updates we featured was iOS Split View that allows Accordance to run side-by-side with another app on the devices that can support this.* In February, I showed off a screenshot of Accordance Mobile on the left and the Mellel word processor on the right. In Mellel, I displayed a paper I wrote years ago for a class (click or tap the image to the right to see a larger view) as a kind of "proof of concept" f ...

NEW! Roger Olson Theology Bundle

April 18, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, is here to remind us that there is more to Evangelicalism than a Calvinist interpretation of theology. Olson is known for his even-handed treatment of theological issues, earning the respect of even those whose convictions differ from his. Regardless of whether you claim the title of Arminian or Calvinist—or perhaps neither or something else—you will want to read Olson’s take on some of the most important theological issues in history. ...

Analyzing Search Results (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #138)

April 11, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Now that we’ve completed a word search, what’s next? Analyzing the results, of course! Every copy of Accordance includes a suite of analytical tools: graphs, charts, tables, and more. In this podcast, Dr. J explains each of them--and the kinds of insights we can expect when we use them to investigate our search results. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! Watson's Hebrew/Greek Word for the Day

April 11, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Bible devotions are a great way to start the day. Some offer a nice reflective thought to orient one’s thoughts toward more spiritual matters in light of the day’s necessary routines. Sometimes, though, many devotional titles tend to fall a bit on the “lite” side. That is, while their content may be doctrinally sound, they might just leave the reader wishing for a bit more theological depth. If you would like to take your devotions to the next level, consider joining J. D. Watson to explore a Hebrew or Greek word each day. In two v ...

NEW! JPS Commentary on the Haggadah

April 08, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Just in time for Passover, we are pleased to announce the release of JPS Commentary on the Haggadah: Historical Introduction, Translation, and Commentary for the Accordance Library. This title, part of the JPS Bible Commentary series, offers the most thorough current examination of the haggadah tradition. The haggadah (הַגָּדָה‎ “telling”) is a Jewish text that can be traced back to the Mishna, if not earlier, prescribing the order of the Passover Seder. In the foreword to The JPS Commentary on the Haggadah, David Stern comments, “ ...

Windows/Mac Accordance Updated to 11.1.6

April 06, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance has been updated to v. 11.1.6 on Windows and Macintosh platforms. Run App Update from within Accordance to download this update, which consists primarily of bug fixes. On the Mac, Go to "Check for App Update" on the Accordance (a.k.a. Application) menu. In Windows, "Check for App Update" can be found on the Utilities menu in Accordance. Read a full list of bug fixes for both Windows and Mac versions of Accordance at our "Bug Fixes Since 11.0" page.

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