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#1 Helen Brown

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:49 AM

We've posted links to some new published reviews from a variety of sources. In particular we recommend Dr. Repschinski's review, published in German earlier this year. He takes the trouble to evaluate the quality of our texts and their tagging, and the markup of our tools. His conclusion?

Nevertheless, the decision for Accordance entails a substantial financial investment. For this one gets the best bible program on the market today.


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#2 James Tucker

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:17 PM

We've posted links to some new published reviews from a variety of sources. In particular we recommend Dr. Repschinski's review, published in German earlier this year. He takes the trouble to evaluate the quality of our texts and their tagging, and the markup of our tools. His conclusion?





Thanks for sharing the link.

"The command »infer« can be used to compare two passages of the same language with regard to similarity of formulation. It can be predetermined how many words have to agree in order to mark similarities. Theoretically one might use this function to elicit the similarities between the Hebrew texts of Deuteronomy and Jeremiah. The command »fuzzy« tells Accordance to search for a phrase but also to allow slight variations. Again, the number of variations can be predetermined by the user. This is quite useful when searching for a phrase one does not remember precisely."

Kudos to the developers for these search functions, and kudos to the reviewer, Dr. Repschinski, for drawing attention to these search features. It truly demonstrates the intimate connection between current scholarship and the Accordance developers. These commands are my oft used, especially in researching inner-biblical exegesis issues and development. Join this together with the MT-LXX, you can have an action packed day of research—with many nuggets to be unearthed.

"Most interesting is a function for OT scholars that is opened up through a database connecting the Hebrew and Greek OT texts. Thus one can analyze where in the LXX the Hebrew יהוה is translated with κύριος."

I hope to have several blog articles on some of these types of search features very soon. A question I raise in these posts: is it cheaper to buy Hatch-Redpath, a Greek New Testament, a Hebrew Bible, a Greek New Testament, and a reliable Septuagint (not to mention BDAG and/or HALOT or BDB) in Accordance or to purchase the hard copies.

"Among these are dictionaries and commentaries; the modules are far more concentrated in scope than the offerings of Logos 4."

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"Accordance places great emphasis on the quality of their tagging, and this pays off remarkably."

"Accordance, on the other hand, codes its resources very well. Occasionally errors do appear and are duly noted in the user forums, but they are quickly corrected."

The Accordance motto rings true, doesn't it? Trusted by scholars!

**comments above with quotations are quoted from Dr. Repschinski's article, linked to above.

Edited by James Tucker, 19 August 2011 - 12:18 PM.


#3 Helen Brown

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:48 AM

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.

Please take a moment to add your review of Accordance to this popular website.
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