Accordance Blog

May 2010

All About the Dead Sea Scrolls

May 31, 2010 - Helen Brown — All you ever wanted to know about the Dead Sea Scrolls, but were afraid to ask! Well, I may be exaggerating just a tad, but in his latest podcast Dr. J. really does a masterful job. He both introduces the scrolls to the layman and covers all the modules available in Accordance, showing comparisons with the traditional versions of the Bible, and other uses for the texts. In conjunction with the podcast we created some very attractive add-on bundles which offer major savings over individual unlocks. Then we put all these bundles on a ...

Periphrastic Phrase Search

May 25, 2010 - Timothy Jenney — The question about periphrastic phrases is an interesting one. I remembered the grammatical construction from my own Greek classes, but thought I’d brush up before trying to construct a search string to find them in the GNT. I was pleased to find all the resources I needed right at my fingertips in various Accordance modules. I went first to Daniel Wallace, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament (Zondervan: 1996; OakTree Software electronic version 2.5). There I found a very helpful discussion of the ...

Cut the Long Sentences

May 22, 2010 - Helen Brown — No, this has nothing to do with judicial practice. We had a support question sent in yesterday that got me thinking. The user asked: "I am running a “clause” search to find all the periphrastics in the NT (a form of EIMI with a participle that combines to form a verbal unit). One of my challenges is that the “clause” search returns whole sentences which means I have far more verses in the display results than I should. Is there a way to limit the display to verses so that my “hit” list is more accurate?" I confess that I am not ...

Zondervan Press Release

May 20, 2010 - Helen Brown — We are delighted to post this new press release: Zondervan Extends Publishing Partnership with Accordance Bible Software Contact: Brian Burch, 616-233-0500 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- Zondervan announced today that it is extending its electronic publishing partnership with Accordance Bible Software, the leading Bible study program for Macintosh computers. Forty-eight volumes, ranging from commentaries, reference works and more, are slated to release beginning late June 2010. These n ...

Now Available: The NLT Study Bible

May 20, 2010 - Rick Bennett — We're proud to announce the release of the newest addition to our line of popular study Bibles, The New Living Translation Study Bible (NLTSB). The product of over forty Bible scholars and seven years’ work, the NLTSB is one of the most comprehensive study Bibles ever created. The notes focus on bringing out the full meaning of the text, allowing the reader to understand the Bible more deeply than ever. Overview of the Print Edition Features include 25,900 study notes (over 820,000 words), maps, charts, illustrations, a w ...

Jewish Tanakh Tagged with Strong's Numbers

May 10, 2010 - David Lang — When we first released our Jewish Collection CD-ROM, we included Jewish translations of the Hebrew Bible such as the Jewish Publication Society's Tanakh (JPS) and Everett Fox's translation of the Torah (SB). We also included the Old Testament portion of the King James Bible tagged with Strong's numbers (KJVH). Although not an ideal solution, we included the KJVH so that our Jewish users could have the ability to connect an English translation with the original Hebrew. Recently, we began expanding our offering of Strong's numbered Bibles ...

Watching the News

May 03, 2010 - Helen Brown — It's been a busy weekend at Accordance, but unless you watch our news announcements carefully, you might have missed these items: Pick A Product Coupon: 25% off any one item. The PICKAP coupon code lets our sales staff know that you want to take 25% off the highest priced item in the order. The coupon is good throughout May and can be used twice. This is your best opportunity to get that commentary set or other major item on your wish list. (Temporary sale prices and other discounts cannot be combined with this offer.) ...