Library Upgrades

Library Upgrades

Accordance Library 9, September 2010

Our Library 7 and 8 upgrades were packed with additional modules. The upgrades from Library 8 to the same levels of Library 9 are modestly priced at $99 each and include version 9 with a host of new features.

The added modules include: Unger's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words, the lives or writings of Knox, Moody, Müller and Tozer, prayers for children, and a dictionary of religious and ecclesiastical terms.

Library 9 Introductory Level....$149 (value $403, *print over $1300)

Library 9 Standard Level....$249 (value $805, *print over $2400)

Library 9 Premier Level....$349 (value $1223, *print $6160)

Notes:

  • * “Value” refers to the cost of these modules if unlocked individually. “Print” value is an estimate of the cost of the same volumes in print without considering the additional value imparted by the tagging and markup of the electronic text.
  • Choice of Bible unlocks applies to new purchases and add-on levels, not to upgrades from earlier versions.
  • The upgrade to Accordance version 9 is included with a new purchase or upgrade of the Library 9. If you have paid separately for version 9 you will receive credit for that amount towards your upgrade.

See the table below for modules added to each release at each level.


What Was New in Library 8? June 08

With respect to improving the existing levels of the Library, we chose to focus on adding up-to-date volumes of widely recognized value. The new Library 8 Introductory level therefore included the New Living Translation, Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Life Application Study Bible, Experiencing God, and Experiencing God Day by Day, along with classic devotionals like F. B. Meyer's Daily Homily and Bagster's Daily Light on the Daily Path.

The Library 8 Standard Level added the English Standard Version with Strong's, along with the corresponding Greek Keys and Hebrew Keys dictionaries.

In addition to the ESVS, the Standard Level adds Renn's Expository Dictionary of Bible Words, The Bible Knowledge Commentary, and The Holman Book of Biblical Maps, Charts, and Reconstructions, along with Christianity and Ethics, A History of American Christianity, and Berkhof's Summary of Christian Doctrine.

The Premier level added the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Keil & Delitzsch's 10-volume Commentary on the Old Testament, and Hendricksen's 18-volume New International Biblical Commentary on the New Testament. Also included in the Premier are selected works of John Owen, Andrew Murray, F. B. Meyer, and A. W. Pink.


What Was New in Library 7? Aug 06

Our biggest Library upgrade ever, the Library 7 CD-ROM featured more than 30 new modules, including the NET Bible with its extensive collection of notes, a gallery of classic artwork, Manners and Customs in the Bible, ISBE, additional commentaries and works of theology, and for the first time ever, a grammatically tagged Greek New Testament!

The Introductory Level added 13 new modules. The NET Bible is an excellent modern translation, and the NET Notes are like a study Bible, commentary, and introductory critical apparatus all rolled into one. Greek Parsing gives you extensive information about the Greek behind the King James Bible, and makes possible extremely powerful searches. Bible Art is a collection of art by the great masters depicting scenes from the Bible. Also included are Select Works of John Bunyan, Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography, Sketches of Church History, Scougal's The Life of God in the Soul of Man, Spurgeon's Faith's Checkbook, Birds' Eye View of the the Bible, The Greatest English Classic: A Study of KJV, and the original translators' preface to the KJV. In addition, the KJVS has been updated with red letter and paragraph markers, and the Creeds module now includes the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. Finally, Beginning in Mark is an introductory guide to doing Bible study with Accordance.

The Standard Level added 24 new modules. In addition to the 13 new modules included in the Introductory Level, the Greek New Testament Textus Receptus tagged with Strong's numbers and the Spanish Bible La Biblia de las Americas have been moved to the Standard level from the Premier level. Manners and Customs in the Bible is a modern work which explores the historical background to many biblical narratives. New commentaries include Maclaren's Expositions, Charles Hodge on Ephesians, and Thomas Manton on James. Also included are systematic theologies by A. H. Strong and John Gill, select theological writings of Wesleyan theologian Adam Clarke, apologist William Paley's Evidences of Christianity, and tracts by famed textual critic Constantin von Tischendorf on the date and origins of the Gospels.

The Premier Level added 37 new modules. In addition to the 24 new modules included in the Introductory and Standard Levels, it includes the grammatically tagged Greek New Testament Textus Receptus, making possible incredibly powerful Greek searches. In depth scholarly works include the International Standard Biblical Encyclopedia and Philip Schaff's Creeds of Christendom. Also included are the works of Jonathan Edwards and Richard Baxter, Alfred Edersheim's Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah and Bible History Old Testament, Charles Finney's Lectures on Systematic Theology, Heinrich Schmid's Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ramsay's St. Paul the Traveler and Roman Citizen, and Suetonius' Lives of the Twelve Caesars. Commentaries include the Catena Aurea, a patristic commentary on Matthew and Mark, along with Charles Spurgeon's Sermons on Proverbs. Finally, the St. Patrick module has been updated with a biography excerpted from J. A. Wylie's History of the Scottish nation.


Modules in each Release of the Library CD-ROM

This table shows the modules added to each of the three levels of the Library, together with the additions and other changes since the release of Library 4.

Library 9 added
Introductory
Basic
English Tool: American Church General Tools: Tozer-Pursuit, Little Folded Hands, Moody-Works, Müller-Works, Knox & Reformation
Plus
English Tools: Holman Treasury of Key Words, Unger's Bible Dictionary
Library 8 added
Introductory
Basic
Reference Tool: Daily Homily General Tool: Daily Light
Plus
English Bible: NLT-SE English Tool: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary Reference Tool: Life Application Study Bible General Tools: Experiencing God with Experiencing God Day by Day
Standard
ESVS
ESV Strong’s with Greek and Hebrew Key Dictionaries, Notes and Cross References
Classic I
General Tools: Alexander-Ethics, American Christianity, Berkhof-Doctrine
Plus
English Tool: Renn-Bible Words Reference Tool: Bible Knowledge Commentary General Tool: Holman Charts
Premier
Classic II
General Tools: Pink-Works, Owen-Works, Meyer-Works, Murray-Works
Plus
English Bible: HCSB English Tool: Gathered Gold Reference Tools: Keil & Delitzsch Commentary, NIBC
Library 7 added
Introductory
Basic
English Tools: Christian Biography Reference Tools: Bible Art, Greek Parsing General Tools: Beginning in Mark, Bird's Eye View, Bunyan, Church History, Faith's Checkbook, KJV Preface, Scougal, Study of KJV
Plus
English Bibles: NET and Notes
Standard
NAS Group
LBLA
Classic I
Reference Tools: Ephesians (Hodge), James (Manton), Maclaren's Expositions General Tools: Clarke-Theology, Evidences, Gill-Divinity, Manners & Customs, Strong-Theology, Tischendorf-Gospels
Plus
Greek Bible: GNT-TRS
Premier
Classic II
Reference Tools: Catena Aurea, Proverbs (Spurgeon) General Tools: Baxter, Edwards, Finney-Theology, Paul the Traveler, Schaff-Creeds, Schmid-Theology, Twelve Caesars
Edersheim Group
General Tools: Bible History OT, Life & Times, Sketches, Temple
Plus
Greek Bible: GNT-TR. English Tool: ISBE.
Also
moved LBLA to NAS Group, moved GNT-TRS to Standard, moved Sketches and Temple to Edersheim Group, removed GNTM, NLT, GWORD, Clarke-Sanctification included in Clarke-Theology
Library 6 added
Introductory
Basic
English Bibles: BBE, WEBSTR, WEYMTH Reference Tools: Cross References, Wesley's Notes General Tools: Hymn Writers, Spurgeon-Commenting
Plus
English Bibles: GWORD
Standard
NAS Group
NASB
Classic I
English Bibles: GENEVA, BISHOP, DOUAY. English Tools: Smith's Bible Dictionary. Reference Tools: Barnes' Notes (NT), Vincent-Word Studies. General Tools: Berkhof-NT Intro, Clarke-Sanctification
Plus Reference Tool: Henry (Complete)
Premier
Classic II
Reference Tools: Clarke's Commentary, Gospels (Lightfoot), Psalms (Spurgeon) General Tools: Boettner-Predestination, Summa Theologica, Hodge-Theology
Plus
Greek Bible: GNT-TRS. Greek Tool: Thayer.
Also
moved Creeds, Morning & Evening, and Watts to Basic, moved Martyrs to Classic I, moved Calvin to unlock, removed GNTTR
Library 5 added
Introductory
Basic
English Bibles: KJVA, WEB. English Tools: KJV Dictionary. Parallels: Epistles
Standard
Classic I
Reference Tools: Mark (Chadwick). General Tools: Kneeling Christian, School of Calvary
Plus
English Tools: Webster
Premier
Classic II
Reference Tools: Word Pictures. General Tools: St. Patrick, Reformed Faith, Bulfinch, Babylonian Religion, Training of 12
Plus
Bibles: NLT
Also
removed: TEV
Library 4 included
Introductory
Basic
English Bibles: KJVS, ASV, DRBY, YNG English Tools: Bible Names, Easton, Nave's, Quotations, Topical Textbook Greek & Hebrew Tools: Greek Strong's, Hebrew Strong's Reference Tools: Henry, Outlines, Verbs-Hebrew General Tools: Bible Study Guide, Classic Hymns, Classic Passages, Daily Readings, Parables & Miracles, Secret. Parallels: 5
Standard
NAS Group
NAS95S, NAS Notes, NAS Greek, NAS Hebrew
Classic I
Reference Tools: Acts (McGarvey), Galatians (Luther), JFB, John (Johnson) General Tools: Bonar, E. M. Bounds, Imitation, Morning & Evening, Presence, Watts
Premier
Classic II
Greek Bibles (untagged): GNTM, GNTTR. Reference Tools: Calvin, Fourfold Gospel, People's NT General Tools: Apostolic Fathers, Athanasius, Institutes, Creeds, Luther, Martyrs, Milton, Pensees, Sketches, Temple, Theologia Germanica, Warfield, Wesleys, Whitefield
Plus
Bibles: LBLA, TEV. Reference Tools: Ryrie