Accordance Blog

January 2014 — December 2014

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 ...

Have You Discovered Accordance Services?

October 20, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — If you haven’t discovered Accordance Services, you’re going to love this little gem of a utility. Note that this is a Mac-only utility; but don’t worry, Windows users. You will be able to access similar functionality in the upcoming Accordance 11 release. Accordance Services run through OS X’s Services, which you may or may not even know you have. The first thing to do is download Accordance Services. If you don’t already have them, download them from After you ...

Accordance 11 Collections (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #111)

October 09, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — In the latest Lighting the Lamp video podcast, Dr. J reviews the contents of the six new Accordance 11 Collections, describes the best use of each, and explains the new Custom Upgrade process. If you have trouble viewing the above video, go to

Custom Upgrades

October 08, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — With the release of Accordance 11 Collections, we’ve introduced a new Custom Upgrade procedure that makes certain you don’t accidently pay for titles that are already in your Accordance Library when you upgrade. This post will walk you step-by-step through the Custom Upgrade process. Any of the images can be enlarged by clicking on them. After going to the Accordance website, first make certain that you are logged in by clicking on the My Account link at the top right corner of the webpage. If you would like to see w ...

Halvor Ronning on Accordance

October 06, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Halvor Ronning, Co-founder and Co-director at Home for Bible Translators and Scholars, Jerusalem, Inc., discusses his use of Accordance and why it is invaluable for Bible translation.

Accordance 11 Collections Are Here!

September 30, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Today we are very pleased to announce Accordance 11 Collections. As many Accordance users know, Collections are the best way to build one’s Accordance Library. If you are new to Accordance, you will want to select the Collection that is best suited to your work. If you are a longtime Accordance user, consider upgrading to the next Collection level using Accordance’s new Custom Upgrades. All of our Collections have been updated. While all the Collections will have titles we have carried in the past, there are also new additions that we ...

Accordance Journals: Over 800 Years of Scholarship in the Palm of Your Hand

September 25, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Whenever I grade student papers, I often look first to see what kinds of sources have been used. Sources tell me a lot about both the paper and the student. If I see all internet sources, I assume the paper was thrown together in a hurry or that the student does not have good research skills. Sources from print or electronic books are better, but if I see journal articles on the reference page, I know that the student has engaged in real research. Why Journals Are a Must. No Accordance user’s electronic library is complete without ...

James Davis on Accordance

September 22, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — James Davis, Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, discusses his use of Accordance in the classroom as well as for personal study. If you have trouble seeing the video, click here to view it online.

Martin Abegg on Accordance

September 15, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Hear Dr. Martin Abegg, Co-Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University, discuss his history with Accordance from its earliest days and his use of the software in his work on the Qumran texts, Hebrew Bible and Septuagint.

Hermeneia Series Update

September 02, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — According to the publisher’s website, “The name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work.” This meaning is confirmed by a quick consultation of BDAG, where ἑρμηνεία (hermeneia) is defined as (1) capacity of doing translation, translation; and (2) product of interpretive procedure, interpretation, exposition. WHAT KIND OF COMMENTARY SERIES IS HERMENEIA? Again, from the p ...

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).

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.

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