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The Accordance Graphics Bundle (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #139)

April 25, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance’s Graphics Bundle includes three separate resources, all of which Dr. J reviews in this podcast. The Bible Atlas is a fully customizable map that covers the biblical world, with layers for backgrounds, roads, regions, and sites; its scale and center are adjustable and it includes a rotatable 3D section map. The Timeline covers the Biblical period and includes the nations, empires, wars, prophets, books, rulers, and important individuals. The Bible Lands PhotoGuide is an illustrated dictionary of places in the Bible, including a ...

NEW! Christian Quotations & Daily Guidance (Manser)

April 25, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Martin Manser is a professional reference book editor and has compiled or edited over 200 books. Macmillan Publishers has called him “One of Britain’s leading lexicographers.” Manser’s unique ability to organize information has led him to produce two new titles that we are releasing today for the Accordance Library. Daily Guidance is a devotional guide for Christians who want to bring the light of God's Word to bear upon their lives every day. Compiled with the aim of providing a source of daily encouragement and guidance for ...

A Theological Panorama Sale

April 19, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — The New Oxford American Dictionary defines theology as "the study of the nature of God and religious belief." If we combine this very broad definition with the ancient precept that "God is mystery," we begin to understand why the last word on theology is yet to be written. Well-respected Arminian scholar, Roger Olson, brings a very important contribution to this ongoing discussion in four theological titles that we are releasing this week for the Accordance Library. Olson considers both historical and modern voices in these ...

The Power of Accordance Mobile with iOS Split View

April 18, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Our release of Accordance Mobile 2.3 in February was a major update that took full advantage of new iOS 9 features. One of the major updates we featured was iOS Split View that allows Accordance to run side-by-side with another app on the devices that can support this.* In February, I showed off a screenshot of Accordance Mobile on the left and the Mellel word processor on the right. In Mellel, I displayed a paper I wrote years ago for a class (click or tap the image to the right to see a larger view) as a kind of "proof of concept" f ...

NEW! Roger Olson Theology Bundle

April 18, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, is here to remind us that there is more to Evangelicalism than a Calvinist interpretation of theology. Olson is known for his even-handed treatment of theological issues, earning the respect of even those whose convictions differ from his. Regardless of whether you claim the title of Arminian or Calvinist—or perhaps neither or something else—you will want to read Olson’s take on some of the most important theological issues in history. ...

Analyzing Search Results (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #138)

April 11, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Now that we’ve completed a word search, what’s next? Analyzing the results, of course! Every copy of Accordance includes a suite of analytical tools: graphs, charts, tables, and more. In this podcast, Dr. J explains each of them--and the kinds of insights we can expect when we use them to investigate our search results. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! Watson's Hebrew/Greek Word for the Day

April 11, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Bible devotions are a great way to start the day. Some offer a nice reflective thought to orient one’s thoughts toward more spiritual matters in light of the day’s necessary routines. Sometimes, though, many devotional titles tend to fall a bit on the “lite” side. That is, while their content may be doctrinally sound, they might just leave the reader wishing for a bit more theological depth. If you would like to take your devotions to the next level, consider joining J. D. Watson to explore a Hebrew or Greek word each day. In two v ...

NEW! JPS Commentary on the Haggadah

April 08, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Just in time for Passover, we are pleased to announce the release of JPS Commentary on the Haggadah: Historical Introduction, Translation, and Commentary for the Accordance Library. This title, part of the JPS Bible Commentary series, offers the most thorough current examination of the haggadah tradition. The haggadah (הַגָּדָה‎ “telling”) is a Jewish text that can be traced back to the Mishna, if not earlier, prescribing the order of the Passover Seder. In the foreword to The JPS Commentary on the Haggadah, David Stern comments, “ ...

Windows/Mac Accordance Updated to 11.1.6

April 06, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance has been updated to v. 11.1.6 on Windows and Macintosh platforms. Run App Update from within Accordance to download this update, which consists primarily of bug fixes. On the Mac, Go to "Check for App Update" on the Accordance (a.k.a. Application) menu. In Windows, "Check for App Update" can be found on the Utilities menu in Accordance. Read a full list of bug fixes for both Windows and Mac versions of Accordance at our "Bug Fixes Since 11.0" page.

NEW! Orthodox Study Bible

April 04, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of the Orthodox Study Bible Notes for the Accordance Library! This unique study Bible, offering insights and commentary from the early centuries of Christianity, will be of interest not only to Eastern Orthodox Christians but also to anyone interested in church history. The content of the OSB--including annotations, introductions, and articles--is written at a vocabulary level of a high school graduate to communicate “the treasures of the Orthodox biblical tradition with clergy and laypeople ...

A Closer Look at the NIV Zondervan Study Bible

March 31, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — We've had tremendous response to the NIV Zondervan Study Bible notes released earlier this week. Have you had a chance to look at it yet? I'd like to take a moment to clarify one very important aspect of this new study Bible. Many people assume that the NIV Zonderan Study Bible is simply a revision of the best-selling study Bible of all time, the NIV Study Bible. I even made the same assumption myself initially, but after closer examination realized I was incorrect. Accordance used to sell both the 1985 and 2002 editions of the N ...

Wine and Wineskins (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #137)

March 28, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #137 is a Bible study of Matt. 9:17, Jesus’ famous saying about the incompatibility of new wine and old wineskins. It is designed for new users and shows how to use the Info Pane to dig deeper into a passage. Using just the resources included in the Bible Study Collection, Dr. J shows just how thoroughly Jesus answered the challenges of his opponents. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! NIV Zondervan Study Bible

March 28, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Last Fall, I was fortunate enough to receive a complimentary copy of the new NIV Zondervan Study Bible (NIVZSB) from the publisher. As much as I prefer electronic texts, I have to admit that the NIVZSB is a marvel of modern printing and graphic design. The layout is beautiful and rich with color images, maps, and charts. Everything about it suggests that it is a one-stop, ultimate resource of biblical information. And yet, it’s big—really big. In fact, one could easily round up the number of pages to 3,000 without any real exaggeration. ...

Webinar: Five Foundational Features in Accordance

March 25, 2016 - Richard Perry — In this webinar originally recorded on March 10, 2016, Richard Perry demonstrates five foundation features of Accordance Bible Software that all users should know about for best use and practice. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

Webinar: Basic Biblical Hebrew Studies

March 24, 2016 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — Join Abram Kielsmeir-Jones in this webinar recorded on March 2, 2016, as he discusses basic Hebrew resources available for Accordance. This webinar will show the user how to get started with studies in Accordance using the Hebrew Bible, how to do basic Hebrew word studies, how to go deeper with Hebrew word studies and how to save your Workspace for repeated use. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

Webinar: Using the Accordance Timeline

March 23, 2016 - David Lang — The Accordance Timeline allows you to explore the historical context of a person or event in the Bible. In this webinar, recorded on March 10, 2016, David Lang demonstrates how to navigate the Timeline, customize it to show the information you need, and even add your own timeline items. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

Special Sale: Gospel Transformation Bible Notes

March 21, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Through a special arrangement with the publisher, we are pleased to announce a special sale of the Gospel Transformation Bible notes for a full 1/3 off the regular price. Through April 3, you can add the Gospel Transformation Bible notes to your personal Accordance Library for the low price of $19.90. If you're not familiar with the Gospel Transformation Bible, here's a summary description from publisher: The Gospel Transformation Bible features all-new book introductions and gospel-illuminating notes ...

NEW! Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity

March 21, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — When I was younger, I was obsessed with the newest ideas, the most cutting-edge interpretations of the Bible and understandings of history. However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate ancient perspectives. In fact, I’ve come to give them first priority in my studies. Thus, I’m especially excited to announce the release of The Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity for the Accordance Library. A resource such as this three-volume, comprehensive work on the first eight centuries of the church is perfect for Accordance. Carrying ...

Accordance Win/Mac Updated to 11.1.5

March 18, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — If you haven't done so already, run App Update in Accordance 11 for Windows/Macintosh and update to v. 11.1.5. This is not a major update, but does include French localization, further Syntax tweaks and a few bug fixes. Here is the full list of changes in 11.1.5, but check out our "New Features Since 11.0" page to see all updates in the current version. Dependent parenthesis clauses are now supported in the tree and construct. Instant details of typed clauses now show the specific subtype. Syntax phrase or ...

Importing SermonCentral Content into Accordance

March 17, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Note: A version of this post previously appeared on SermonCentral's website. SermonCentral and Accordance Bible Software make a great sermon prep and preaching combination. Sermons and other content from SermonCentral can be imported into Accordance User Tools and User Notes for sermon prep, live preaching, or archived for later reference. Now through March 26, we're giving away a PRO subscription and digital library from Accordance Bible Software to six winners! Importing SermonCentral Content into an ...

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