Accordance Blog

February 2013

Hebrew Students Need Extra Credit Too

February 28, 2013 - David Lang — In yesterday's post, I offered you Greek students a method for garnering extra credit from your professors: Approach them on Friday and ask for extra credit if you spend the weekend finding all the hapax legomena in the Greek New Testament. Then do a simple search in Accordance, open an Analysis tab, and print! (Be sure to look tired and disheveled when you turn it in on Monday.) Now, you Hebrew students could use extra credit too, so far be it from me to leave you out. Here's a search that is sure to impress your first semester Hebrew ...

Hey Greek Prof, How 'Bout Some Extra Credit?

February 27, 2013 - David Lang — Whenever I teach Accordance training seminars (I'll be doing two in Washington D.C. and Williamsburg next month), I get to show some really cool Greek and Hebrew searches. Because the seminar attendees can range from brand new users who don't know Greek and Hebrew to students taking their first class to Bible scholars who work with it every day, it can be challenging to show how some of the more esoteric searches are useful. So I sometimes will joke that the beginning students can use these searches to garner extra credit. For example, ...

Why Does Timothy Get Such a Bad Rap?

February 21, 2013 - David Lang — The other morning I attended a Men's Bible Study on 1 Timothy, and it wasn't long before poor Timothy was being maligned as "timid." One man in the group said that Paul was like a "bull," while Timothy was not so naturally bold. Another man described Timothy as a "mama's boy," and someone else mentioned his "nervous stomach." Meanwhile, I was sitting there thinking, "Wasn't this the guy Paul asked to remain in Ephesus some time after Paul got run out of town? How timid could Timothy really be?" This is not the first time I've heard ...

Teaching Greek with Accordance and an Apple TV

February 15, 2013 - David Lang — My wife and I homeschool four of our five children. (At four, Jo Jo hasn't begun formal schooling yet, although he seems to be learning more than all the rest of us combined.) To satisfy the older kids' high school language requirement, I've been teaching the whole family Greek using Bill Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek. Since I have the textbook on Accordance, I've been viewing it on my laptop and projecting it to our Apple TV using Airplay Mirroring. My basic set up is a workspace with two zones. One contains Mounce's grammar and t ...

Did You Know You Can Hide Windows?

February 11, 2013 - David Lang — It happens every week: Sunday rolls around and my main Accordance workspace is filled with tabs and zones related to my current work projects. But I have to teach Sunday school, and I want to present the passages and visual aids related to my lesson without closing—or showing—the other stuff I've been working on. Obviously, I'll want to open an additional workspace and do my lesson preparation in that, but how do I make sure my class doesn't see my main workspace? The easiest thing to do is simply to hide my main workspace using the H ...

New Releases and Introductory Specials

February 05, 2013 - Darin Allen — We have some exciting new releases available for you today, along with a couple of introductory specials! Whether you are looking for commentaries, Bible study guides, histories, or theological works, we have you covered! To start, we have two resources that you will want to pick up by February 18, 2013 in order to take advantage of introductory specials. The first of these resources is the Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary. In addition to being an excellent one-volume commentary for Pentecostal and charismatic Accordance ...

EBC Revised Now Complete

February 01, 2013 - David Lang — When it rains it pours. The past couple weeks I have been doing my best to keep up with a flood of new Accordance modules which have come to me for final checks. Be looking for lots of new goodies to appear very soon. In the meantime, you can enjoy one of these new releases today: the Revised Edition of Expositor's Bible Commentary is now complete. We released the New Testament volumes of the Revised EBC last October, with a promise to release the Old Testament volumes "in a few more weeks." As weeks stretched into months, we've r ...