Accordance Blog

August 2014

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).