Accordance Blog

James Davis on Accordance

September 22, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — James Davis, Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, discusses his use of Accordance in the classroom as well as for personal study. If you have trouble seeing the video, click here to view it online.

Anchor Your Accordance Library

September 16, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — One of the most ambitious reference projects ever conceived, The Anchor Yale Bible is a project of international and interfaith scope in which Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from many countries contribute individual volumes. The project is not sponsored by any ecclesiastical organization and is not intended to reflect any particular theological doctrine. These volumes have earned a place as standard-bearers among modern commentaries on the Bible. Right now, you have an opportunity to add the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary to ...

Martin Abegg on Accordance

September 15, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Hear Dr. Martin Abegg, Co-Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University, discuss his history with Accordance from its earliest days and his use of the software in his work on the Qumran texts, Hebrew Bible and Septuagint.

Hermeneia Series Update

September 02, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — According to the publisher’s website, “The name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work.” This meaning is confirmed by a quick consultation of BDAG, where ἑρμηνεία (hermeneia) is defined as (1) capacity of doing translation, translation; and (2) product of interpretive procedure, interpretation, exposition. WHAT KIND OF COMMENTARY SERIES IS HERMENEIA? Again, from the p ...

Benjamin Gladd on Accordance

August 28, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Benjamin Gladd, Assistant Professor at RTS Jackson, describes his use of Accordance for personal research and for classroom teaching.

Crossway Preaching Bundle

August 26, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — 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. The Faithful Preacher: R ...

Emanuel Tov on Accordance

August 18, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Dr. Emanuel Tov, professor of Bible at Hebrew University, discusses the value of Accordance and computer-aided research in biblical studies.

Throwback Thursday: Codename "Gravy"?

August 14, 2014 - David Lang — 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 ...

Read the Latest Reviews about Accordance!

August 06, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — 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 ...

Six New Apologetics and Theology Titles

August 04, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — 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 ( ...

Video: Dan Wallace on Accordance Bible Software

August 01, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — 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).

Does the New Testament Fulfill the Old?

July 29, 2014 - Helen Brown — 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 ...

Five New Martyn Lloyd-Jones Titles

July 28, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — 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 ...

Wil Gafney on Accordance

July 24, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Wil Gafney teaches Hebrew and Hebrew Bible at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In this video, she describes her use of Accordance in her writings and how she has created an entire course for using Bible software for biblical exegesis.

Podcast #107: Bible Atlases (Lighting the Lamp)

July 22, 2014 - Timothy Jenney — Remember the old Bible map transparencies of yesteryear? There's a reason they aren't around any longer. In 1998 Accordance launched its interactive and customizable Bible Atlas, the first of its kind in Bible study software. Using the metaphor of transparent layers, Accordance's Atlas offered unequaled flexibility and ease of use. Today the Atlas remains one of Accordance's most popular resources. It includes a dozen different backgrounds, thirty region layers, seventy-five routes (most of them animated), thirteen site collections, and six ...

Throwback Thursday: Striking Out on Our Own

July 17, 2014 - David Lang — Way back when Accordance was first being conceived, we established a partnership with The GRAMCORD Institute (TGI), a scholarly non-profit organization which had pioneered the development of a grammatically searchable Greek New Testament. TGI had developed software for mainframe computers back in the 1970s and for DOS PCs in the '80s, but by the early '90s, they needed to add support for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. They did that by establishing partnerships with independent Macintosh and Windows software developers. The basic ...

New Zondervan Theology Releases

July 07, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Two New Zondervan Theology Volumes! This week sees the release of two theology volumes for Accordance, both of which can be obtained for special introductory prices. Renewal Theology Author: J. Rodman Williams This work is a systematic theology from a charismatic perspective. Written by J. Rodman Williams, former professor of theology at Regent University School of Divinity, this work combines three previous titles (God, the World and Redemption; Salvation, the Holy Spirit and Christian Living; and The Church, the Kingdom, ...

Accordance 10.4.3 is Automagical!

July 02, 2014 - David Lang — I'm pleased to announce the release of Accordance 10.4.3, a free update for all users of Accordance 10. Like most of our free updates, this new version includes lots of minor changes and bug fixes (especially for Windows), along with several cool new features. The coolest of these add new ways to automate your Accordance experience. Create Automatic Links to Accordance: Accordance 10.4.3 adds support for Universal Resource Identifiers—links to an application similar to URLs on a website. You can create links in a web page or word ...

Join in on the Accordance Summer of Savings!

July 01, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — When I made my first Accordance purchase way back in 1998, I really did not go about it in the best way. Although there were some packages of collected titles available at the time, I decided to start with the bare minimum of what I would need. So in addition to buying Accordance itself, I added the Greek New Testament, Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, one English Bible with key number tagging, a Greek lexicon, and a Hebrew lexicon. I don’t remember how much I paid for all this in 1998 dollars, but I can tell you that it was not a bargain to p ...

Dig in Deep with New Releases

June 30, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — The special deals on these introductory offers are good through July 7, 2014 (11:59pm EDT) and cannot be combined with any other offers. Transformation: def. "a change in nature, disposition, heart, or character" A Timely Study Bible with a Message that is Timeless Designed to be transformational, The Gospel Transformation Bible Notes focus on heart transformation from the inside out, rather than mere behavior modification. Produced out of the conviction that the Bible is a unified message of God’s grace ...

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