Accordance Blog

July 2014

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 ...