Amateur Archaeology: Herod's Palaces

August 03, 2015 - Helen Brown — The name of Herod the Great must have inspired terror in his day, and he is still widely known as a violent despot and a great builder. In addition to the massive platform and renovation of the Second Temple, he specialized in the construction of a number of palaces in unlikely places. Herod's Palace in Jerusalem Little remains to be seen of the enormous palace complex he had built in Jerusalem. Except for the three towers, it has been all but obliterated by successive layers of destruction and construction. A few weeks ago we ...

Accordance Mobile: Night Mode!

August 02, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Sometimes Accordance Mobile can be difficult to put down! You want to keep reading, but will the light from your tablet disturb your spouse? Fortunately, Night Mode lets you read into the wee hours of the night without bothering anyone sleeping next to you!

Destined for Glory (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #127)

July 27, 2015 - Timothy Jenney — Rom. 8:28-30 is interpreted very differently by Wesleyans and Calvinists, a disagreement that often obscures the the point of the passage. In it Paul argues that God has destined his people for “glorification,” an often misunderstood goal reached by an even less understood process. [Accordance 11: Study] See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

Accordance Mobile: Creating & Retrieving Bookmarks

July 27, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Going back and forth among multiple titles in Accordance Mobile? Learn how to save your place using bookmarks!

Update: Accordance 11.0.7 for Mac & Windows

July 26, 2015 - — Accordance for Macintosh and Windows has been updated to v. 11.0.7! This rev brings a number of feature updates and bug fixes, but Windows users will especially want to take note of Accordance 11's improved compatibility with HiDPI displays. Windows users can download the 11.0.7 update by going to the Utilities Menu and choosing "Check for App Update." Macintosh users can select "Check for App Update" from the Accordance menu. For a full list of improvements and bug fixes, go to our "New Features since 11.0" ...

Endorsement: Harry Hoffner (1934 - 2015)

July 24, 2015 - Accordance Bible Software — The late Harry Hoffner, America's premier Hittitologist and an Accordance user since version 1.0, describes his use of Accordance Bible Software as a tool in his research of Ancient Near Eastern literature.

Answering Grammar Exercises in Accordance

July 20, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — When I took my Greek and Hebrew courses at seminary in the nineties, I went through lots of paper. I kept a notebook for the exercises at the end of every chapter, and I also painstakingly worked out my translations by hand in the more advanced classes. I believe I still have all that work packed away in a box somewhere. It’s too bad I can’t easily access it for review whenever I want. Of course, people have different ways of studying. I certainly don’t discount the value of being disciplined to write things out by hand, especially ...

Spread the Word about Our Summer of Back to School Savings!

July 17, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Students and Professors, we need your help! You already know how indispensible Accordance is for the classroom and personal research, but your peers may not be familiar with us yet! Right now, we are offering significant savings on Accordance titles all summer long! We are doing this in two ways: Collections. Through August 31, our Accordance Collections are 20% off. That means NOW is a great time for new users to discover Accordance or current users to upgrade to a higher Collection (custom upgrades are available so no one ever ...

Endorsement: Cleotha Robertson

July 16, 2015 - — Dr. Cleotha Robertson, Old Testament Professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York, discusses his use of Accordance in his studies and in the classroom. He also explains why he recommends Accordance and why it stands "head and shoulders" above other Bible software.

Amateur Archaeology: Sepphoris (Tzippori)

July 15, 2015 - Helen Brown — I remember hiking with a friend from Nazareth to Tzippori, a year after the 6 Day war. As we left Nazareth she was recognized and invited for a cold drink by a poor lady. We told her where we were going and she indicated that it had been her home up to 1948. At that time I did not understand the implications. That day we had a pleasant hike to an old church displaying a fragment of Byzantine mosaic floor and commemorating the supposed hometown of Mary’s parents. My recent visit (by car) was totally different. Now there is a large, well ...

Accordance Mobile: Going Back to Reading Mode

July 13, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Ever feel stuck after searching for a word in Accordance Mobile? This week's Mobile Minute shows you how to go back to Reading Mode after running a search or amplifying a word.

Pastor Spotlight: Brian Tabb

July 10, 2015 - — This post continues our look at ministers who use Accordance. If you would like to share your story, please email blog@accordancebible.org. This week's installment is a bit different in focus as Dr. Brian Tabb has given us permission to adapt a section of his Themelios review of the Accordance 10 Ultimate Collection. In this post, Dr. Tabb details how a pastor might use Accordance in sermon preparation. Let us consider how a pastor could use Accordance Bible Software to prepare a sermon on Genesis 1:26. First, the ...

Jonah (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #126)

July 09, 2015 - Timothy Jenney — The story of the prophet Jonah is a delight, filled with unexpected twists and turns. In this podcast, we’ll explore the way it turns the tables on its readers. Expecting judgment to fall upon others, we instead find judgement falling upon ourselves. Join Dr. J as he helps us “hear” the story of Jonah as its ancient Israelite audience would have when they heard it for the very first time. [Accordance 11: Study] See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

Amateur Archaeology: Ai - Probably, Ephraim - Possibly

July 08, 2015 - Helen Brown — The second in a brief series of amateur visits to lesser-known archaeological sites in Israel. On a relatively cool and pleasant June day north of Jerusalem, the guard led us up to the Khirbet el-Maqatir excavations to meet Dr. Scott Stripling, the Director. This summer’s dig was in full swing, and it was a joy to see some of our faithful users deep in the dirt, and to have a personal tour of the site from Dr. Stripling. Scott Stripling and Helen Brown Click for full image First he reviewed the history of the site, ...

Travel Back in Time with the Virtual Bible

July 06, 2015 - David Lang — In Mark 13:1, Jesus is leaving the Jerusalem Temple complex where he has been teaching, and one of his disciples says to him, “Teacher, look! What massive stones! What impressive buildings!” Jesus then makes the shocking declaration, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down!” When I read this passage, I can immediately relate to that disciple, because I have personally marveled at some of the man-made wonders I have been able to see in person. When those “impressive ...

Viewing & Exporting Images in Accordance Mobile

July 05, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Did you know thumbnail images in Accordance Mobile can be viewed fullscreen? Even better, you can export them to use in your teaching and preaching materials! This week's Accordance Mobile Minute shows you how!

Pastor Spotlight: Wes Allen

July 03, 2015 - — This post continues our look at ministers who use Accordance. If you would like to share your story, please email blog@accordancebible.org. I love to study, learn, and grow. I feel fidgety when I don’t have a book to read and grow anxious when I can’t explore new avenues. This is one of the reasons I love Accordance so much! Accordance allows me to narrow in on a singular passage and to explore whatever level of depth I can afford at the time. When I need to explore a similar idea in another part of the Bible, commentary, o ...

Amateur Archaeology: Shiloh

July 02, 2015 - Helen Brown — I have been privileged recently to visit some lesser-known sites in Israel, and would like to share a few with you in a short series of posts. Currently a small religious settlement above a green valley, Shiloh was once central to the faith of Israel. A few days ago we wandered over the historic site, taking in the Jewish rock-cut tomb, Byzantine church mosaic floor, and the Mosque, all bearing witness to successive waves of occupation. Further on we climbed the hill to see the museum and multimedia display, and explored the ruins and ...

8 Tips for Running Accordance on Windows Tablets

June 29, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — As many already know, Accordance Mobile on iOS is an incredible way to take one's entire Accordance Library, or even a smaller subset of it, on the go. And yet as great as Accordance Mobile is, sometimes we wish we had the full power of Accordance 11 in a tablet form. Well, that actually exists! Many don’t realize that it’s possible to run the full Windows version of Accordance on any Windows tablet. I’ve installed Accordance on a number of different Windows tablets—everything from the more powerful Microsoft Surface Pro series to a ...

Pastor Spotlight: Matt Smith

June 26, 2015 - — I have used Accordance since the founding of our church. I use it daily as an app on my phone to look up biblical verses I may be asked to comment on. I use it also to stay sharp, reading a sentence or two in the original language each day right from my smartphone. When I teach mid-week, I often use Accordance as a teaching tool, utilizing Apple TV and my phone to illustrate technical nuances of passages relevant passages on the big screen. Our church is used to having it and I cannot imagine ever doing without it. For sermon ...

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