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Accordance 10 Reviews

On July 29, 2014 Nick Norelli blogged about the Essential Collection: "Just about everything that Accordance does, it does extremely well."

"Accordance is what you need to get the job done" -- the conclusion of a thorough review on July 25, 2014 by Shane Rice, a long term user of other Bible software.

Jay Guin shares his first impressions of Accordance for Windows on his blog, July 19, 2014. A review of the iOS App is coming, too.

Mark Wreford says that "Accordance Bible Software is the stuff of dreams" in a review published August 2014 in Direction Magazine.

Brian Davidson discusses the Dead Sea Scrolls Resources and interviews Dr. Abegg on his LXX1 blog.

TJ Luoma at TUAW.com declared that Accordance 10 Changes Everything for the Better.

Review of Accordance 10 Ultimate Collection by Brian Tabb of Bethlehem College and Seminary

On the release of Accordance for Windows Dr. Rod Decker compares several Bible study software systems

Accordance Bible Rides Again – First Impressions of version 10 by Donovan Palmer

Accordance 10 is Here by Kevin Purcell

Accordance Bible Software v. 10: Modern Look with More Power by Richard Mansfield

Three Reasons to Upgrade to Accordance 10 by Adam Lowe

A series of posts by a new user, Abram Kielsmeier-Jones on Accordance 10 and Beale-Carson, at Words on the Word, listed here.

A Worthy Update by Robert Velarde

Ultimate Collection review by Dominic Bornand, published in Andrews University Seminary Studies vol 51 no.1, Spring 2013

Accordance 10 Review by Johannes Otto published in Glauben und Denken Heute January 2013

Thank you for your speedy and very positive impressions.


Clinton Wahlen and Cliff Goldstein covered version 9 on the Mac and the iPhone/iPad app in The BRI Newsletter, October 2011.


Thomas Gilson compared Logos and Accordance as part of a series on The Electronic Student.


James R. McConnell reviewed 9.2.1 in Perspectives in Religious Studies, vol 39.3, Fall 2012, pages 299-300 (requires ATLA subscription).


Andrew Pitts published an illustrated review in Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism Volume 8 2011-2012


John H. Fish reviewed Zondervan's Counterpoints Series in Emmaus Journal 2011 (Published Aug 14, 2012)


Donovan Palmer reviews Accordance on his blog after some years of experience (Jan 3, 2012)


Ken Ristau's Anduril website includes a multi-page evaluation of Accordance 9 (Nov. 10, 2010) (Updated Sept 4, 2011)


In About.com Jack Zavada reviews the Library Premier package from the viewpoint of a new Mac user who has never used Bible software before (Aug 24, 2011)


Zeitschrift für Katholische Theologie published a review in German of Accordance 9 by Boris Repschinski, which is posted on the Universität Innsbruck website (May 23, 2011)

Dr. Repschinksi has now kindly provided an English translation. This review is unusual in that he discusses the quality of the texts and tools available in Accordance, as well as covering in detail the features of Accordance and the search capabilities (Aug 19, 2011)


Kevin Purcell reviewed Accordance 9 for Christian Computing Magazine (June 29, 2011)


Asbury Journal Spring 2011 includes a serious review by Michael D. Matlock and Jason R. Jackson.


The influential SvenOnTech website posted a very positive review by Robert Harder on Accordance 9 Bible Software (Feb 25, 2011)


Jim Hamilton of SBTS posted a review on his blog from the viewpoint of a new Mac user (Jan 11, 2011)


David Instone-Brewer of Tyndale Tech has posted a thorough review of Accordance which includes a number of excellent how-to tips (Dec 7, 2010)


Sean Reed invested many hours in one of the most thorough reviews of Accordance that we have ever seen. It imakes an excellent introduction to Accordance especially for the seminary student. He hopes to add reviews of other Bible Software on his website (Oct. 7, 2010)


John H. Fish reviewed Joüon-Muraoka, A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew in Emmaus Journal 2010.


Accordance 9 is another big step forward in Bible study software is TJ Luoma's conclusion on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (Sept. 24, 2010)


The new NIVAC-NT Commentary was thoroughly reviewed by Rick Mansfield on his This Lamp blog (July 30, 2010)


Ralf Kaemper wrote a review of the Studienbibel CD-ROM in German for PERSPEKTIVE.


The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) generated a lively discussion on Sept. 23, 2009 when it posted TJ Luoma's review of Accordance, which focussed mainly on how to buy Accordance.


Rubén Gómez' posted a a thoughtful, thorough, well-written, and extensively illustrated review of Accordance on his Bible Software Review Blog (August 6, 2009)


Keith Mathison illustrated a nice review of Accordance on the Ligonier blog (July 22, 2009)


On May 26, 2009 Timothy Butler of Open for Business posted the first of three reviews titled A Close Look a OakTree’s Accordance.

These independent, original, well-written, and in-depth reviews are a must-read for anyone who is unsure whether Accordance is right for them.


Tony W. Cartledge, Contributing Editor to “Baptists Today”, conjured up a review for his blog and the journal titled Working Bible magic (June 1, 2009)


Ron Kubsch published another review of Accordance in German in "Bibel und Gemeinde" (2009)


Michael Thompson frequently updates Biblical Studies Bulletin** readers with news of Accordance, including a review of the NIGTC** (June 2007)


The Journal of Jewish Studies is publishing a review of the Jewish Collection by Timothy Lim and John Starr (Spring 2009)


Tommy Wasserman published a detailed review of A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament by Bruce M. Metzger in Canadian Evangelical Review (Spring 2009)


In December 2008, Preaching.org featured a review by Kenton C. Anderson of ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University which focuses on the value to preachers


Dr. Bernhard Lang, editor of the International Review of Biblical Studies, wrote 4 short reviews of Accordance packages (2006)


World of Apple published an extensive review and giveaway by Dizzle. It is also posted on TheologyWeb (Nov 17, 2008)


Mark Kellner reviewed Accordance in the Washington Times (Oct 20, 2008)


Brian Irwin reviewed the Scholar's Collection 7.4 in Toronto Journal of Theology vol 22/1.


A thorough review in German by Ron Kubsch has appeared in MBSaktuell Ausgabe 1/2008 Nr. 1, pp. 11–14.


John H. Fish reviewed The Zondervan Scholarly Bible Study Suite and Library 7 Premier, with a discussion on The Value of Old Books in Emmaus Journal 2007.


Paul Flesher's review of the Targum English translations was published in Aramaic Studies, vol. 5, #1, 2007.


Mark Ward wrote an article on Choosing Bible Software, published in Today’s Christian Preacher, Volume 15, Number 1, Summer 2007.


Robert Plummer in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Winter 2006)


John H. Fish: New Greek Texts and the Mac Studienbibel in Emmaus Journal (November 2006)


Sven Rafferty gave a positive review of Accordance on his SvenOnTech website (November 2006)


Tony Cartledge of Biblical Recorder switched to Mac recently and has now written about his experiences with Accordance on his blog (November 2006) **


Ken Ristau has published a comparative review (PDF) of the morphologically tagged Greek texts on different platforms (May 2006)


An excellent and extensive review of Accordance by Frank Ritchel Ames has been published on the SBL Forum (September 2005)


Ken Ristau posted an updated review of Accordance 6.7 on his Bible Software website, and a review of the Library 6 on the Bible Software Review blog (August 2005) **


Tyler F. Williams posted an article on Graphical Searches: Logos and Accordance Compared in his Codex: Blogspot, and Rubén Gómez added BibleWorks in his comparison of the same search on the Bible Software Review blog (August 2005)


Ken Ristau on the Essential IVP Reference Collection (PDF) in his weblog (July 2005)


Andreas J. Kostenberger review of Accordance on the PC Emulator in JETS (March 2005)


Tyler F. Williams review of Accordance in his Codex: Resources for Biblical Studies (April 2005)


Kevin Sorenson: A Review of the Accordance Bible Software Training DVD on CMUG (March 2005)**


Rubén Gómez review of Accordance 5.5 in English (2004) or Spanish (2002)** on his website


Ken Ristau review of Accordance in Faith Today (May 2004)


Scott Callaham review of Accordance with the PC Emulator in Southwestern Journal of Theology (May 2004)


Michael Thompson in Biblical Studies Bulletin (March 2004) **


Robert Velarde reviews the Essential IVP Reference Collection for Christian Macintosh Users Group (January 2004) (PDF)


Ted Baehr review of Accordance in MovieGuide (October 2003)


MacWorld 4 1/2 Mice Lisa Schmeiser regarding Accordance 5.2 "Anyone who’s interested in studying the Bible would do well to invest in Accordance." (September 2003)


Jeff Cavins endorsement of Accordance (September 2003)


Ken Ristau in ChristianWeek (January 2002) **


John H. Fish - The Emmaus Journal 2001-2005


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