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May 21, 2015 Timothy Jenney

Change Focus and Tie/Untie Panes (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #123)

Accordance 11.0.6 brings with it two new features: Change Focus and Tie/Untie Panes. Both are designed to enable users to investigate any verse while still being able to see its entire context. Join Dr. J as he demonstrates how these two subtle, but powerful features can make our Bible study both easier and more effective. [Accordance 11: Intermediate]

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May 7, 2015 Timothy Jenney

How to Study A Topic (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #122)

Not all Bible studies begin with a passage. Some start with a simple question, “What does the Bible say about ______?” Investigations of this kind are called “topical studies” and may well be the most popular kind of Bible study. Topical sermons are certainly a favorite among preachers. In this podcast Dr. J shows us how to study a topic using Accordance—and how to transform that study into three simple kinds of topical sermons.

Download Dr. J's Topical Study Template for Microsoft Word!

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Apr 3, 2015 Timothy Jenney

How to Study a Word (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #120)

Word studies are one of the core techniques for Bible study. In this podcast, Dr. J provides a simple, step-by-step process for discovering a word’s meaning: Identify, Investigate, and Evaluate. First, he shows us how to identify the original language word behind every word in a Bible translation. He then explains how everyone—those who read Hebrew and Greek and those who do not—can use Accordance to find the range of meaning(s) for every word in the Bible's original languages. Finally, the podcast explains how to pinpoint the precise meaning of a word as it is used in a specific verse.


 

Feb 26, 2015 Timothy Jenney

The Ziggurat of Babylon (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #118)

The Tower of Babel is one of the best known Bible stories, but rarely read in its literary and cultural context. In this podcast, Dr. J draws on his knowledge of the Ancient Near East and the images in Accordance to retell the story as its original hearers might have understood it, complete with some timeless applications.

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Feb 5, 2015 Timothy Jenney

List All & Report a Correction (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #117)

 

It’s the "little things, the attention to detail that characterize a great product. In this podcast, Dr. J covers three of the “little features” that help make Accordance the world’s premiere Bible software: List All Text Differences, List Book Names, and Report a Correction. [Accordance 11: Intermediate]

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Jan 8, 2015 Timothy Jenney

Learn to Study the Bible (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #115)

[Accordance 11: Methods] Interested in learning to study the Bible? Accordance Bible Software has some new features and additional resources just for you! This podcast covers five different features, explaining how each assists those new to Bible study. Dr. J also highlights the different resources in Accordance that show how to study the Bible. Two of them are free and now included with every Accordance 11 Collection.

We recommend watching this video full screen in HD resolution.

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Jan 1, 2015 Mark Allison

Webinar: What's New in Accordance 11 with Mark Allison

In this webinar, originally recorded on November 11, 2014, Mark Allison demonstrates the new features in Accordance 11.

 

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We recommend running the video at full screen in HD mode.


 

Nov 26, 2014 Rick Bennett

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

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 International Version seeks to recreate as far as possible the experience of the original audience—blending transparency to the original text with accessibility for the millions of English speakers around the world. This 2011 revision represents the latest effort of the Committee on Bible Translation to articulate God’s unchanging Word in the way the original authors might have said it had they been speaking in English to the global English-speaking audience today.

The new footnotes include much more extensive cross-references.

Owners of the previous 1984 edition of the NIV in Accordance can use it in parallel with the NIV11 in order to compare the translations.


 

Apr 22, 2014 Matt Kenyon

Workspace Wednesday

We at Accordance believe that our software is so much more than just a tool to study the Bible. It's a means of community and creativity. We've created Workspace Wednesday because we want to give you a chance to show us your creative workflow in Accordance.

Watch the video to find out how you can participate:

Join us on social media to post your workspace:

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How it works:

  • Take a screenshot of your workspace
  • Post the screenshot to the comments section of our Workspace Wednesday post every Wednesday
  • Hashtag the post with #work_wed
  • Eagerly await sweet victory

How to take a screenshot of your desktop:

Mac users: the keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd+Shift+3 will take a screenshot of your screen and place the image file on your desktop. If done correctly, you should hear the sound of a camera taking a snapshot.

Windows users: the keyboard shortcut ⌘Win+PrntScrn will take a screenshot of your screen and automatically save it in the Screenshots folder within your pictures folder.

For more information on how to take screenshots with earlier versions of Windows, follow this link.

May the best workspace win!


 

Apr 2, 2014 Matt Kenyon

Hashing out the Hashtags (And Applying Some Apps)

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What does the term "social media" mean to you?

Perhaps you think it’s a tremendous waste of time, or maybe you don’t quite understand it and you’re afraid it’s too late to learn. Maybe you think it’s a fun way to pass the time, but nothing that should be taken too seriously. Perhaps for some of you, the fact that you’ve actually navigated away from Facebook to read this post is a miracle in and of itself.

Whatever social media is, it’s clearly the future. You don’t need to be a marketing guru to know this. Facebook is 1 billion strong, the best way to start a revolution is to "hashtag" it, and kindergarteners are learning on iPads.

As Bob Dylan mused in the 60’s: “The times, they are a-changin’.”

Here at Accordance, we don’t shy away from change; we embrace it. Our passionate team constantly seeks to adapt to new technologies and create an even more powerful tool for Bible study and research.

In this "brave new world" of social media, we can now go beyond merely interacting with you when you make a purchase or need support; we can actually get to know you as real people.

Perhaps this is why social media is so attractive for businesses, bands, brands and everyone in between. It’s a democracy. The environment of social media is one where the user is highly empowered. Pushy shenanigans and sheisty sales tactics need not apply. We believe this is a very good thing.

Now more than ever, we want to get to know you. We want to converse with you, dialogue with you and hear your ideas. We want to know what works with our software and what doesn’t. After all, our mission is to serve you with an excellent product.

So come on in. Put up your feet, and stay a while. The conversation is only a click away.

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