Accordance Blog

Important Security Update in 11.1.4

February 19, 2016 - Helen Brown — Accordance 11.1.4, just released, has two notable sets of changes. It patches the potential security vulnerability when running Check for App Updates on an insecure public network. WARNING: this vulnerability affects all prior versions of Accordance from 9 to 11, except the Mac App Store version, when running on a public network. We strongly recommend that all our users upgrade to 11.1.4 to eliminate this potential risk. It continues the revisions of the Syntax display and searching. We describe the changes in Quick Guide ...

An Afternoon with Dr. Charles Ryrie

February 17, 2016 - David Lang — Yesterday Dr. Charles Ryrie, long-time professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, renowned dispensational theologian, and author of the Ryrie Study Bible, passed away at age 90. I met Dr. Ryrie only once, but even that brief encounter left a lasting impression on me. I had been working for Accordance for no more than a couple of years at the time, so this would have been around 1996 or 1997. I had flown to Dallas to exhibit Accordance at a conference and to meet with the owner of a local computer store that sold Macintosh computers. One ...

NEW! Backgrounds of Early Christianity

February 15, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — I have to admit at times I’m a bit envious of today’s seminary students--until I remember cramming for exams and the like. I’m actually referring to the ever-growing Accordance Library with titles such as Everett Ferguson’s Backgrounds of Early Christianity (3rd edition) released today. This was a textbook I used in a backgrounds class I took a few years ago. Back then, I had to buy the “dead-tree” version of the book, but I would have loved to have had it in Accordance at the time. Of course, Backgrounds of Early Christianity is a ...

NEW! Baker Handbooks on the Old Testament

February 15, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — For the past week, we have discounted our New International Commentary on the Old and New Testaments at our lowest offering ever (if you’re reading this blog post on the day I’m posting it, you have until midnight to take advantage of this phenomenal price). Although not often touted as a feature of the NICOT/NT, the fact remains that unlike many commentary series written by multiple authors, this one is uniformly good throughout. And for years, many Accordance users have benefitted from the first two volumes in the NICOT, which are Victor P. ...

The Reviews Are In: Accordance Mobile 2.3 Is a Hit!

February 12, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — The Reviews Are In: Accordance Mobile 2.3 Is a Hit! This week we released Accordance Mobile 2.3 which brought exciting new features such as Slide Over, Split View, Spotlight Search, and support for the iPad Pro’s much larger screen. This release is significant because it not only brought new features, it also created entirely new workflow strategies for using Accordance Mobile in professional contexts. Since Monday, we’ve been blown away by the response of our users! Here is a sampling: “Just a grateful ...

What's New in Accordance Mobile 2.3?

February 10, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Mobile 2.3 is finally here! This release incorporates a number of iOS 9 capabilities as well as other new features making Accordance even better to use when on the go. Here are some highlights of the Accordance 2.3 update: Full iPad Pro Resolution iOS 9 Slide Over iOS 9 Split View Pane Orientation Saved Secondary Pane Location iOS 9 Spotlight Search Internal Web Browser Support Enhanced User Notes Continued Multimedia Support Bug Fixes For more information, b ...

Updated NICOT and NICNT

February 08, 2016 - Helen Brown — Great news! Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. continues to expand their highly-rated New International Commentary series on the Old and New Testaments. As their website says: This premier commentary series enjoys a worldwide readership of scholars, pastors, priests, rabbis, and serious Bible students. They eagerly consult its high-quality volumes to inform their preaching, teaching, and academic research, and they warmly welcome each newly published volume as they would an encounter with a stimulating new friend. Through the ...

NEW! AMG's Complete Word Study Dictionaries

February 08, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Although traditionally very popular among pastors, students, and laymen, The Complete Word Study Dictionary for Old and New Testaments from AMG Publishers was actually designed to be used by all readers of the Bible, including those who have studied the original languages. As stated by Spiros Zodhiates in the preface to the New Testament volume, “The greatest benefit of this dictionary will undoubtedly be realized by the person who has taken the time and exercised the discipline and diligence to study the Greek grammar and language of the New ...

Understanding Syntax - (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #135)

February 06, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Over the past few years we’ve worked hard to make our original language syntax searches faster, more accurate, and more intuitive. In this podcast, Dr. J demonstrates the value of the add-on Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament syntactical databases. He also offers guidance in how to use Syntax Trees, perform syntactical Word Searches, and hone our syntactical Construct Searches. A working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew will help viewers get the most out of this episode. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! Four R. C. Sproul Titles from Tyndale House

February 01, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Adding to our many other popular offerings from acclaimed Reformed author, R. C. Sproul, we are pleased to announce four new titles for the Accordance Library from Tyndale House Publishers. Accordance allows for in-depth study or casual reading on whatever device you have in front of you: Windows PC, Macintosh, iPad, or iPhone. CHOSEN BY GOD With nearly 200,000 copies sold in its 25 years, Chosen by God by Dr. R. C. Sproul is a contemporary classic on predestination, a doctrine that isn't just for Calvinists, says Sproul. ...

NEW! IVP Old Testament & New Testament Essentials

February 01, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — What’s the Bible about? That’s a good question, but I have a hunch that many people—perhaps even many participating in regular worship communities each week—might have trouble answering it. Many know individual Bible stories or often-quoted passages, but how does it all tie together? Fortunately, two new resources for the Accordance Library have arrived to help Bible readers not only gain an overview of the entire biblical story, but also piece it all together into a unified whole. This week, we are pleased to announce the release of ...

New Refund Policy & Original Language Starter Collection

January 29, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — As I mentioned yesterday, we’ve had lots of interest in Accordance Bible Software from new users lately—including those who have never used Bible software at all as well as those who are considering switching from other Bible software platforms. And yet we know that investing in Bible software is not a casual decision. Rather, it’s a commitment of funds to purchase Accordance; and even though we try very hard to make Accordance as intuitive as possible, a new user will still have to invest personal time to learn to use the program to its ...

Interested in Accordance? Download the Free Trial!

January 28, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Lately I've noticed an increasing interest in Accordance Bible Software from people who have never used it before! We realize that investing in Bible software can be a big decision, so we want to make it as easy as possible to check Accordance out before you buy. If you're considering Accordance or know someone who is, be certain to check out our free Accordance Trial Demo for Windows and Macintosh. Recently, we updated the Trial Demo to the newest version of Accordance, putting it at feature parity with our paid version. The free ...

Accordance in Chicago! [UPDATED]

January 28, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — The Accordance Team will be in Chicago for three events during the first week of February! We will have an exhibit at the Moody Bible Institute Founder's Week Conference from February 1-5. If you're attending Founder's Week, come by our booth for a personal Accordance demo or just to see what's new for the Accordance Library! Plus, the Exhibitor Hall will be open to the public. If you would like to come see us, we will be set up in The Moody Church, 1630 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610. Exhibit hours are from 5 to 10 PM. ...

Closer Look: Renn's Expository Dictionary of Bible Words

January 27, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Often customers will request that we make the now-classic Vine’s Expository Dictionary available for the Accordance Library. It’s not that we have anything against Vine’s but truthfully, it’s a bit outdated. Moreover, we actually carry a title that rightfully claims to be “A Modern Replacement for the Classic Vine’s Expository Dictionary." I’m referring of course to Stephen Renn’s Expository Dictionary of Bible Words. As this title comes with every Accordance 11 Collection except the Starter and Original Languages, you may have this title ...

NEW! Fortress Commentary on the Bible

January 25, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — These days, any new Bible commentary must find a way to distinguish itself. For those looking at the new Fortress Commentary on the Bible, released today for the Accordance Library, I can happily say that this commentary finds its distinctive place among the many other scholarly treatments of the Bible. The Fortress Commentary on the Bible, originally published in two volumes in print and comprising around 1750 pages, is written by a broad diversity of scholars from Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and other traditions. Covering the Old ...

Accordance--First Run (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #134)

January 21, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Just purchased Accordance and need to install it? Already have Accordance and want to use the Setup Assistant? If your answer to either of these questions is “Yes,” this podcast is for you. It includes complete instructions for installing Accordance and running it the first time, including using the Setup Assistant. As a bonus, this podcast concludes with three slides of simple tasks, just to help you start using Accordance. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

David Lang on AuthorTalk

January 20, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — If you haven't discovered Ron Way's AuthorTalk website yet, I encourage you to check it out. It's described as a "site where you can hear some of your favorite spiritual and religious authors tell their own stories in their own words." In the most recent installment, Ron interviews our very own David Lang, who is the Vice President of Development at Accordance Bible Software. David has been around since the very beginning of Accordance and knows both the history of the company as well as the software itself more than most. The ...

Accordance 11.1.3 Update for Windows & Mac!

January 18, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Update (1/19): The Mac App Store version of Accordance 11.1.3 is also available. If your Mac is set to autoupdate, it should download automatically. If not, go to Updates in the Mac App Store app. This free upgrade for all users of Accordance 11 will appear in your Check for App Update, or can be downloaded here. The new features include improvements to Easy Install, Syntax, and other areas, plus many important bug fixes. Dr. J has updated the Sample Notes and Sample Tool to demonstrate the many new capabilities of the ...

NEW! Diccionarios hebreo y griego de Strong (Spanish Strong's Dictionaries)

January 18, 2016 - Rubén Gómez — [Click here for English version] Como muchos de ustedes sabrán, el software bíblico Accordance ya incluye varias Biblias castellanas con los números de Strong (números clave hebreos y griegos). Esta función permite realizar búsquedas muy interesante, y es la base que está detrás de la idea de “ampliar”, que es el modo en que Accordance permite pasar de un texto a otro texto o herramienta (¡incluidos mapas y cronologías!) sin tener que abandonar en ningún momento el texto bíblico a la hora de buscar información adicional. Ahora, con la ...

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