Scholars at 2013 ETS and SBL Meetings Share how they Love and use Accordance
Hear Dr. Martin Abegg, Co-Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University, discuss his history with Accordance from its earliest days and his use of the software in his work on the Qumran texts, Hebrew Bible and Septuagint.
Hear Anthony Abell, Provost of Clearwater Christian College, describe why his school chose to supply their students with Accordance Bible Software over their competitors.
Darrell Bock, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, discuss his longtime use of Accordance and offer his unreserved endorsement of the program.
James Charlesworth is the Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary. He's also an avid Accordance user and was happy to sit down and talk with us. Dr. Charlesworth has worked for 13 years primarily with the Pseudepigrapha, extrabiblical Jewish and Christian writings which were falsely attributed to notable figures from the Bible. He lit up with enthusiasm as he described the search functionality within the Accordance Pseudepigrapha and how it makes his life easier — even teaching him a few things he "did not know."
Brandon Crowe, Associate Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia
Hear Brandon Crowe, Associate Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, describe his personal use of Accordance as well as in the classroom.
James Davis, Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, discusses his use of Accordance in the classroom as well as for personal study.
In this video, Will Gafney describes her use of Accordance in her writings and how she has created an entire course for using Bible software for biblical exegesis.
Benjamin Gladd, Assistant Professor at RTS Jackson, describes his use of Accordance for personal research and for classroom teaching.
Hear Leeor Gottlieb, Assistant Professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University describe his use of Accordance going all the way back to his student days and now in his own teaching. Instructors will especially be interested to hear how Leeor uses Accordance in the classroom.
David Harris, graduate student at Brandeis University, discusses the crucial role Accordance Bible Software plays in his biblical studies.
The late Harry Hoffner, America's premier Hittitologist and an Accordance user since version 1.0, describes his use of Accordance Bible Software as a tool in his research of Ancient Near Eastern literature.
Bill Mounce is well known as the author of the widely used Basics of Biblical Greek. At the last ETS/SBL meetings he said of Accordance: "I use it so much, I use it all the time, I've used it for so long...it's where I go, it's how I read my Bible....I love all the resources, there simply isn't a book that I want that is not in the Accordance library." He goes on to endorse the use of Accordance for beginning basic Greek studies and for the more advanced student, as well as the complex searches he needs for his research.
Dr. Cleotha Robertson, Old Testament Professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York, discusses his use of Accordance in his studies and in the classroom. He also explains why he recommends Accordance and why it stands "head and shoulders" above other Bible software.
Halvor Ronning, Co-founder and Co-director at Home for Bible Translators and Scholars, Jerusalem, Inc.
Halvor Ronning, Co-founder and Co-director at Home for Bible Translators and Scholars, Jerusalem, Inc., discusses his use of Accordance and why it is invaluable for Bible translation.
At ETS-SBL, we had the privilege of talking to many scholars who use Accordance, including Imad Shehadeh, President of Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary. Dr. Shehadeh had nothing but positive things to say about Accordance on his Mac, and especially appreciated the Accordance app on the iPad. In fact, he said it was the first place he goes every single morning — to his iPad, then to Accordance, then to his Arabic Bible. Dr. Shehadeh particularly praised Accordance's fast search capabilities in Arabic, a language that most Bible software and resource developers neglect. He lastly challenged the Arabic community to be more involved in the creation of Arabic resources for Accordance.
Dr. Emanuel Tov, professor of Bible at Hebrew University, discusses the value of Accordance and computer-aided research in biblical studies.
In this video, Dan Wallace discusses his history with Accordance (he has been using Accordance since the first beta!). He also names what he considers to be the "must have" Accordance titles needed for textual criticism. Dr. Wallace is professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM).
Professor Steve Walton, Research Fellow at Tyndale House in Cambridge, has been using Accordance since version 1.0! In this video, he describes his use of Accordance in the classroom and his personal workflow for research.
Tommy Wasserman, Associate Professor of New Testament Exegesis at Örebro School of Theology and longtime Accordance user, describes how he uses the software for personal research and in teaching introductory Greek courses. Wasserman is also an editor and contributor for the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog.