Scholars at the 2016 ETS & SBL meetings share how they implement Accordance Bible Software for personal, professional, and classroom use. We continue to add endorsement videos to this page, so please check back regularly.
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Dr. Dorian Coover-Cox, Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, describes why she uses Accordance Bible Software in every class she teaches.
Dr. John (Jack) Fish, Program Director for Biblical Languages, Emmaus Bible College, says Accordance "is the easiest to use of any of the Bible search programs. It is intuitive; you don't have to go through a long learning curve... It's the Cadillac of the electronic search programs. It's not only the most powerful, but also the easiest to use... It's always been the best program for scholars."
The Rev. Wil Gafney is an Episcopal priest, author, and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. In this video filmed at SBL last November, she describes how she uses Accordance Bible Software for both her own study and in the classroom.
Dr. Roy E. Gane is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages in the Old Testament Department and Director of the Ph.D./Th.D. and M.Th. Programs at the Theological Seminary of Andrews University. Hear Dr. Gane describe his use of Accordance Bible Software for both classroom and personal use. He calls Accordance "the most indispensable tool for everything I do." Regarding other Bible software platforms, Dr. Gane says, "There is no comparison for how intuitive Accordance Bible Software is." Also, don't miss Dr. Gane's praise of the new ETCBC Syntax for the Hebrew Bible in Accordance. You can't miss Dr. Gane's excitement about Accordance. He says that he would never consider doing any serious Bible study without it, and he says that "Every serious student of the Bible--and even the non-serious ones--should get Accordance!"
Dr. Hershel Wayne House, a widely published scholar and research professor at Faith Evangelical Seminary, is a long-time Accordance user. He says: “Accordance is the premier software for doing biblical research, in my opinion. There are a lot of great programs out there. Software is so important today. I can now do in a matter of seconds what could have taken me months to do at other points in my life… When you’re really going to study the Bible…the text itself, Accordance is at the top of the ladder… I tell every one of my students: you must have Accordance!”
Dr. Daniel Kim is Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Kim describes his own use of Accordance for personal study and research as well as his use in the classroom. Hear how he stuns students with Accordance's speed, ease of use, and power for studying and learning Hebrew. This video was filmed in November, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Michael Miller, a consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators, discusses the value of Accordance Bible Software for exegetical work and Bible translation into other languages. This video was filmed in November, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Dr. Bill Mounce, President of biblicaltraining.org and author of Basics of Biblical Greek, has been an enthusiastic Accordance user since the early days! In this video recorded at the 2016 ETS meeting in San Antonio, Dr. Mounce describes the specific new feature that has him most excited about Accordance 12.
Janet Payne of The Institute for Credible Christianity, and an Accordance user since 2000, describes her use of Accordance for teaching English as a second language as well as keeping her Greek fresh!
Dr. Ben Shin, Professor of New Testament Bible Exposition at Talbot School of Theology "highly recommends Accordance for any serious student of the Word of God." Find out why in this interview.
Before there was a native Windows version of Accordance, we offered the Mac version of Accordance through a Mac emulator. Gary Springer, an instructor and administrator of the Torah Resource Institute in Tacoma, Washington, has been using Accordance since those days! Hear Gary in his own words as describes how important Accordance is to him personally and professionally: “Accordance is the anchor for where I go to dig into the text, understand what the words are actually telling me—the language—and seek to apply that not only in my life but the life of my family and the students that I teach.”