Accordance Blog

January 2014 — December 2014

Dr. J's Bible Study Methods

December 19, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — If you have upgraded to Accordance 11, you may have noticed a new title in your Accordance Library: Dr. J’s Bible Study Methods. To acquaint our users a bit better with this brand new resource, I spent some time with Dr. J (our very own Tim Jenney) to ask him about it. Through the course of our conversation, I discovered that the Bible Study Methods book is an outgrowth of his passion to see people better understand the Bible, honed by decades of interaction with his students. Here is a portion of our interview. What gave you the ...

Picturing David and Goliath

December 17, 2014 - David Lang — Our current Light Up the Holidays Sale includes a number of visual resources like the Graphics Bundle, the Bible Times PhotoMuseum, and photographic explorations of various churches and archaeological sites in Israel. The best way to understand the value of these resources is to see them in action, so I made a video demonstrating how they can be used to help us understand the story of David and Goliath. Check it out! We recommend watching this video at full screen.

Light Up the Holidays Sale

December 16, 2014 - — Welcome to Week 3 of some tremendous holiday ideas!! For this week's specials, Accordance shines a light on some wonderful new additions as well as special pricing on Jewish study resources for a great Hanukkah gift. We have also put some great prices on some attractive Graphics modules. So don’t delay; the lights go out on this sale December 22nd. Check out this blog post for more information on the three new releases from this week. New Titles from InterVarsity Press ...

3 New Releases from InterVarsity Press

December 15, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Going on sale tomorrow with introductory pricing, we are pleased to announce for Accordance three highly-anticipated and requested titles from InterVarsity Press. The first two titles to mention are the final two volumes in the informally named “Black Dictionary Series.” These volumes on Wisdom, Poetry & Writings as well as the final installment on the Prophets bring IVP’s dictionary series to a total of eight volumes covering all of Scripture. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings Edited by Tremper Longman ...

Commentaries Go To 11, Part 2

December 12, 2014 - David Lang — In this series of posts, I’ve been talking about how the newest version of Accordance takes various features and ”turns them up to 11”. My last post discussed how the Info Pane makes it easier to discover which commentaries in your Accordance library actually discuss your current passage. I ended that post by promising to help you arrange your commentaries in the Library to get the most out of the Commentaries section of the Info Pane. Here goes: How the Info Pane Displays Commentaries: The Info Pane displays your commentaries in the ...

BiblicalTraining.org Partners with Accordance

December 11, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Many Accordance users are already well acquainted with the resources for spiritual growth at BiblicalTraining.org. However, if you’re not, you will discover a wealth of material at the BiblicalTraining website. As described at the site, BiblicalTraining.org is a complete resource of free Bible classes along with a library of over 14,000 articles on biblical topics. All Bible classes are taught by world-class Bible instructors. Whether it’s a single Bible class or a curriculum of Bible classes that interest you, our online Bible classes ...

Commentaries Go to 11

December 10, 2014 - David Lang — In this series of posts, I’ve been talking about how the newest version of Accordance takes features like the Library and triple-clicking and ”turns them up to 11”. In today’s post, I want to focus on how commentaries now “go to 11.” I also want to offer some tips for how to organize your commentaries to get that “extra push over the cliff.” Accordance has long enabled you to view commentaries in parallel panes that scroll alongside the Bible, or to open them in separate tool tabs to browse and search them. Unfortunately, short of doing ...

"Simply Brilliant Gifts" Sale

December 09, 2014 - — We continue our celebration of the holidays with a second week of great deals! This week we offer a broad selection of Zondervan resources to enhance biblical studies. Many of these titles are also ideal for study on the go with iOS devices. Additionally, resources by and about the early Church Fathers make brilliant gifts. Please note that these sale prices expire December 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST and cannot be combined with other discounts. See the new blog post on three of the Zondervan titles. & ...

3 Zondervan Titles You Shouldn't Miss!

December 08, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — As the availability of titles you can add to your Accordance Library grows, you may find it difficult at times to keep up with the works available that can inform your study of the Bible. In this post, I’d like to shine the spotlight on three Zondervan reference works that you may or may not have considered for your Bible study toolkit. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series: New Testament Have you discovered the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series: New Testament (ZECNT for short)? It’s so new (the volume on James has the ...

Accordance vs. Print Books & Ebooks

December 08, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — You're ready to buy a new book. Have you ever wondered--what's the difference between a book in Accordance format or a regular ebook? Or is it best just to buy the book in print? If you are ever torn between these choices, here are some thoughts to consider. Accordance vs. Print. I know, I know.. new books smell great. They feel good in the hand. You can read them in the bathtub. But is this enough? Think about this: The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series contains only eight volumes so far. But would you want to carry all ...

Triple-Clicking Goes to 11

December 05, 2014 - David Lang — In my last post, I explained how Accordance 11 turns the Library up to 11 with new tool categories and increased flexibility. You can now move any tool into any category you like or even pull it out of every category. In today’s post, I want to talk about how triple-clicking in Accordance now “goes to 11.” The two subjects are closely related. In previous versions of Accordance, the tool that was at the top of each category in the Library became the default tool that would be opened whenever you triple-clicked a word or verse reference. ...

Balancing Ministry & Personal Growth

December 02, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — I once knew an older minister who had walked several decades in obedience to the path that had been laid out before him when he was a young man. He had experienced both the joys and devastations that came from what he considered an undeniable call from God. Occasionally, young and inexperienced individuals would seek his counsel about going into ministry. "Don't do it," he would tell them. "Do anything else but this. But if you've tried everything else, and everything else has failed, then you will know that your calling is sure." ...

Free Accordance 11 Starter Collection Gift Offer

December 02, 2014 - — Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list who loves to study the Bible? If so, we have a special offer that you won't want to miss. This holiday season, you can buy Accordance for yourself and give Accordance to a friend at the same time! If you spend $150 or more in a single order between now and December 24, 2014, we will give you a free Accordance 11 Starter Collection to give to someone on your holiday shopping list. At a $59.90 value, the Starter Collection makes a wonderful gift for friends, family members, and pastors. ...

The Library Goes to 11

December 01, 2014 - David Lang — Accordance 11 is here, and we’ve been playfully alluding to a scene from This is Spinal Tap in which a guitarist boasts that his amplifiers “go to 11,” which is “one louder” than the usual maximum volume of 10. In this series of blog posts, I want to look at how specific features of Accordance now “go to 11.” We’ll start with the Library. Ever since we added tools such as commentaries and dictionaries way back in Accordance 2.0 (nearly twenty years ago!), we have divided those tools into five categories based on how those resources were ...

The Wright Stuff Comes to Accordance

November 27, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — After releasing N. T. Wright’s “For Everyone” New Testament Commentary Series, Accordance users have continued to request more titles from the former Bishop of Durham. Regardless of whether one is a fan of Wright’s work, a critic, or somewhere in-between, few can ignore the impact he has made on modern biblical studies. Thus we are pleased to bring you two brand new N. T. Wright bundles with titles from two prominent publishers. First, from Fortress Press come five titles, including the first four volumes in the Christian Origins and t ...

NIV 2011 with Enhanced Goodrick-Kohlenberger Key Numbers & Phrase Tagging

November 26, 2014 - Rick Bennett — Rick Bennett, Director of Content Development for Accordance Bible Software, demonstrates the unique features of the recently released NIV 2011 with Enhanced Goodrick-Kohlenberger Key Numbers & Phrase Tagging. This video can be best viewed full-screen. This version adds the Goodrick-Kohlenberger Key numbers to the 2011 edition of the NIV as well as enhanced phrase tagging. This offers users the ability to amplify to Hebrew and Greek dictionaries and perform searches based on the G/K numbers. The best-selling New ...

Get Your Accordance Gear!

November 14, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Just in time for the holidays, we have created a new selection of “official” Accordance 11 gear so that you can proclaim your favorite Bible study software to all your friends and family with both pride and style! Many of you have been asking for an Accordance coffee mug or perhaps a t-shirt with the new “Simply Brilliant” Accordance 11 logo. Now you can send the loved ones who compile Christmas lists for you over to zazzle.com/accordancebible. If you pick up any of the new Accordance gear, please post a picture of you with your ...

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (PRE-RELEASE)

November 13, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Many Accordance users have been asking about the availability of the recent (print) release of the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (NIDNTTE). Today, we are pleased to announce introductory pre-release pricing for the NIDNTTE, which will be available for Accordance users in Spring 2015. If you purchase the NIDNTTE between now and December 5, you will pay only $159, which is a savings of $90 (or over 35%) off the regular Accordance price of $249. A standard and widely-used reference work f ...

Turning It Up to 11: the New Version of Accordance Is Here!

November 10, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — THE WAIT IS OVER After weeks of sneak peeks and veiled references in the Accordance Forums, the wait is over: Accordance 11 is finally here! Response on Twitter, Facebook and our own Accordance user forums has been overwhelmingly positive. After using alpha and then beta copies, and now the final release of Accordance 11, I am not exaggerating when I say that I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about a software upgrade (the release of Accordance v. 5--first native OS X version--in 2002 comes as a close second)! Although we ...

Biblical Sites in Israel

November 04, 2014 - — This week we are thrilled to offer a brand new work (exclusive to Accordance), 100 Archaeological Sites and Biblical Landscapes in Israel. This title is guaranteed to immerse you in the history and landscape of the Holy Land through stunning photographs and detailed descriptions of 100 key sites. Also on sale is the companion volume Churches and Monasteries in Israel, a pictorial journey through the remarkable art and architecture of the Christian experience in Israel. We are also highlighting one of the newest additions to the ...

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