Nov 28, 2012 Darin Allen

ETS/SBL 2012 Update and New Releases

The 2012 annual meetings for the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature wrapped up last week and the Accordance team was glad to be a part of the action. These shows are always a great time to meet a wide variety of biblical scholars, and to show everyone the latest Accordance developments.

SBL 2012

Windows Update

Many people were especially interested to see our working demo of Accordance 10 on Windows. It was my first time seeing the Windows version in action as well, and I was impressed by the progress I saw. All of the main searching functions were up and running, and Accordance's trademark speed was in full effect, which is encouraging news for Windows users. We still don't have a more specific release date than 2013, but progress seems to be coming along nicely.

iOS Update

We also had our latest beta of the Bible Study with Accordance app on display. The new 1.6 update should be released to the iOS App Store within the next few weeks. This update includes some more great design enhancements for you to look forward to. Below is a sneak peak of just one improvement—an enhanced night mode with the Slate theme applied throughout all views.

Slate Grid View

New Releases

Last but not least, we released a number of new Accordance modules at ETS/SBL. These resources are sure to get scholars, students, and international users excited. Here is the full breakdown of the new releases.


Shinkyodoyaku Japanese New Interconfessional Bible

The New Interconfessional Translation Bible (Shinkyodoyaku Seisho) was prepared by a consortium of scholars from Catholic and Protestant churches and includes the Deuterocanonical books (Apocrypha).

Price: $29.99

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LXX Göttingen with Apparatus—2 Maccabees

The Göttingen Septuagint is a major critical version, comprising multiple volumes published from 1931 to now, and not yet complete. This module includes the grammatically tagged critical text of LXX 2 Maccabees together with the apparatus.

Price: $34.99

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LXX Göttingen with Apparatus—2 Esdras

The Göttingen Septuagint is a major critical version, comprising multiple volumes published from 1931 to now, and not yet complete. This module includes the grammatically tagged critical text of LXX 2 Esdras together with the apparatus.

Price: $79.99


Epictetus, Enchiridion

Compiled by Arrian, a pupil of Epictetus in the early 2nd century, this work is a manual of practical ethical advice from the Stoic philosopher. Written in koine Greek, it provides a background to the language and culture of the Church Fathers.

Price: $49.99


Greek Diagrams

These prepared diagrams of the Greek New Testament will scroll in sync with your Bible. This module is a work in progress, with the Pauline Epistles currently complete, and the rest on the New Testament to be released as free updates.

Price: $59.99


Liddell & Scott Complete 9th Edition

Liddell & Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon (Liddell-Scott-Jones) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date ancient Greek dictionary in the world. The dictionary covers every surviving ancient Greek author and text discovered up to 1940.

Price: $129.99

H-K NT Commentary

Baker's Hendriksen-Kistemaker NT Commentary

This award-winning twelve-volume hardcover set features verse-by-verse exegesis and applications, critical notes on the Greek text, chapter summaries, and extensive bibliographies and indexes of authors, Scripture, and other ancient writings.

Price: $199.99

Deissmann-Ancient East

Light from the Ancient East

Deissmann examines nonliterary Greek and Latin texts (written on stone, metal, papyrus, and potsherds) from the period leading up to the emergence of Christianity, offering insights that shed light on early Christian social and religious life.

Price: $49.99

Survey of the OT

Survey of the Old Testament

This work by Andrew Hill and John Walton provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other readers by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books.

Price: $49.99

Prepub Specials

We also announced the following modules as prepub specials. Pick them up now for discounted pricing!


Dictionary of Classical Hebrew

This complete 8-volume set of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew is the first dictionary of the classical Hebrew language to include the Bible, Ben SIra, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and all the other known Hebrew inscriptions and manuscripts.

Prepub Price: $299.99 (to be released late November 2012)

a-tool-sm Dictionary of Epigraphic Hebrew

A Dictionary of Epigraphic Hebrew by J.P. Kang is the only dedicated dictionary of the Hebrew inscriptions of the Iron Age (ca. 1000–586 B.C.E.). This work is currently on prepub special and is due to be released in January 2013.

Prepub Price: $39.99


Critical Edition of Q

For the first time ever, scholars can perform complex lexical, morphological and grammatical searches of the reconstructed text of Q with this fully tagged module. This work is currently on prepub special and was released today.

Prepub Price: $24.99

Updated Modules

We have also released significant updates to the English Targums, OT Peshitta, Rahlf's LXX, Josephus, and Athanasius modules.

As you can tell, we've been pretty busy these days. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Accordance booth at ETS or SBL. It is always such a great experience to meet with our users and hear about how everyone is using Accordance in their teaching, ministry, and personal study.

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Archived Comments

Abram K-J

November 28, 2012 4:53 PM

What are the "significant updates" to Rahlfs' LXX?

Dustin B.

November 28, 2012 5:10 PM

Who is doing/writing the diagramming for the new diagram module?

Robert Brunansky

November 28, 2012 5:35 PM

Very helpful. Thank you!

Rick Bennett

November 28, 2012 7:28 PM

@Abram - there were updates to the tagging and error corrections, verse alignment updates, and now support for English secondary verse comments, e.g. in Esther. 

@Dustin - Dr. Rex Koivisto of Multnomah University is doing the diagramming. He also does the morph tagging for the majority of our Greek texts.

Yutaka Maekawa

November 28, 2012 8:19 PM

Thanks for adding Shinkyodoyaku!


November 28, 2012 8:25 PM


Thanks for this particular blog. Appreciate seeing all the New Releases so condensely shown as you have now done,