Accordance Blog

Refresh and Refocus Your Comparative Studies

June 19, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Do you only read titles from your own faith tradition, or do you ever venture out to understand how others express their beliefs? Accordance users are a very diverse group, and we try to equip everyone with important resources for study and discussion. This week we’re celebrating the many different traditions and interests among our customers by inviting everyone to “Refresh Your Comparative Studies.” We begin with the release of two major Seventh-day Adventist bundles from Andrews University Press and the Ellen G. White Estate--all at ...

The Accordance Advantage (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #166)

June 18, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Bible Software users have a long history of switching to Accordance. They have given us multiple reasons for it over the years: they’ve switched to a platform their old software doesn’t support, they want more resources, or additional software features, or better customer support, or a smartphone app that doesn’t require internet access to work. Some have gotten weary of repurchasing the same resources every time they upgrade; others are forced to switch because their old software has been discontinued. Happily, once people use Accordance, ...

New! Seventh-day Adventist Bundles

June 18, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We are pleased to announce the release of two major bundles of Seventh-day Adventist materials for the Accordance Bible Software Library. The Seventh-day Adventist Church traces its denominational roots to mid 18th century America but has become an international and ethnically diverse Christian presence in today's world. The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle allows the reader to go to the very roots of the movement, and the Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle provides an excellent survey of contemporary SDA thought. These works are perfect ...

Update! Accordance 12.2.7 Arrives with BibleWorks-Friendly Features

June 15, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 12.2.7 (Windows/Mac) delivers all-new features with BibleWorks users in mind, but we believe all Accordance users will appreciate them, too! Accordance Bible Software will now import BibleWorks notes, and the new Live Click feature will completely change the way you study the Bible! Every feature shown in this fast-paced video is brand new to Accordance Bible Software. You may need to pause the video at times to take in the examples shown. In the coming weeks, we will go into much greater detail on each new feature in our Lighting ...

Refresh Your Perspectives on Biblical Truths

June 11, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — When we think of our core beliefs, do we believe them because that’s what we were told by our parents, our pastor, or a well-liked teacher? Or have we developed our beliefs because we’ve studied the issues ourselves? Our beliefs—our faith itself—becomes real when we’ve wrestled with an issue, when we’ve examined the Scriptures and been willing to weigh differing points of view. That’s the approach of the Perspectives series, new this week for the Accordance Library. This multivolume work brings together leading scholars to debate some of the ...

New! Perspectives Series from B&H (14 volumes)

June 11, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — New for the Accordance Library, the 14-volume Perspectives series from B&H Publishing brings together leading scholars to debate some of the most challenging issues in biblical studies, theology, and pastoral ministry. Click/tap on images below for a larger view of sample Perspectives content. If you’re familiar with similar series, such as Counterpoints from Zondervan or Spectrum from IVP, then you already know the format. A debatable subject—usually doctrinal—or a difficult question is addressed by panel of experts on the subject. None ...

BibleWorks Crossover Packages

June 04, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Accordance Bible Software runs natively on Windows, Macintosh, Android, and iOS. We were saddened to hear late last week that BibleWorks will cease commercial operations on June 15. BibleWorks and Accordance were both launched in the early 1990s, and our companies have worked together on a number of projects over the years. We highly respect the ethical standards of BibleWorks, and consider the staff of BibleWorks our friends. Although there are many differences between BibleWorks and Accordance, both platforms have maintained a ...

Webinar: Preparing a Lesson with Accordance

June 01, 2018 - David Lang — In this previously recorded webinar, David Lang demonstrates how to prepare a Bible lesson using Accordance Bible Software. Each week, we offer a number of free hour-long webinars on a variety of subject related to using Accordance Bible Software. Join in on a live demonstration regardless of whether you just want to check us out, or if you’re a new user wanting to get up to speed, or even if you’ve been using Accordance for a long time and want to take your Accordance skills to the next level. Be certain check out upcoming webinars regularly ...

NEW! New Studies in Biblical Theology (42 volumes)

May 29, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to release 42 volumes of the ongoing New Studies in Biblical Theology series from InterVarsity Press. Edited by D. A. Carson, these titles are now available for the Accordance Bible Software Library as a bundle or by individual title. Note: click/tap images below for a larger view. What’s the difference between biblical theology and systematic theology? The IVP Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms is a good source for finding descriptions that distinguish between the two. I’ve added a screenshot above for you to read the f ...

Hebrew Text Criticism: A Case Study (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #165)

May 28, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Hebrew text criticism requires working with texts in multiple languages. Fortunately, Accordance Bible Software and its extensive original language resources makes that task easier. Join Dr. J in this episode as he tackles the age-old problem of Deut 32:34-45. Does it prophesy a Day of Judgment, as the Samaritans argue? Or is it a more general promise that God will avenge his people, as found in the Massoretic text? The textual variants in these verses make all the difference. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

Updates to Accordance on Windows/Android/Mac + Privacy Policy

May 25, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — The big release came a couple of weeks ago with v. 1.1, which brought Instant Details, hyperlinks, and images to our Android version of Accordance. Version 1.1.1 offers a few bug fixes. You can update through the Google Play Store or the Amazon Appstore for Android. For more information see our Accordance Mobile for Android page. Accordance 12.2.6 (Windows/Macintosh) This newest Accordance release brought several bug fixes and improvements. None of these changes are major, but there are quite a few of them spread out across the interface. If ...

Webinar: Accordance Sermon Preparation in Action

May 21, 2018 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — Join Pastor Abram Kielsmeier-Jones, in this previously-recorded webinar, as he walks you through the entire sermon process using Accordance from initial brainstorming to final preaching draft. To take part in our multiple free webinar offerings throughout the week, please see our Accordance Webinars page. And to watch other previously-recorded sessions, check out our Webinar Archives.

Upcoming Shows & Seminars in Chicago, Illinois & Sydney, Australia

May 18, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — This month, we've got both hemispheres covered with upcoming shows and seminars in both Chicago, Illinois and Sydney, Australia! And even better, the Training Seminars are all FREE! Chicago, Illinois Monday-Thursday May 21-24, 2018 Moody Bible Institute 820 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 You do not have to attend the conference to attend the training seminar. Free Accordance Training Chicago, Illinois Friday, May 25, 2018 9 AM to 1 PM Moody Bible Institute 820 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 Building: George Sweeting Center / Room: 2 ...

UPDATE! Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1

May 17, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — When we released Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.0 back in February, we knew it didn’t yet have all the regular features Accordance users have come to expect, but we didn’t want to delay it even one more day. At that time we promised that certain features would be added soon in an upcoming update. Well, today is the day we are releasing Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1 in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android with the essential features we’ve all been waiting for! There are three main new features in Accordance Mobile ...

Study Bibles (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #164)

May 14, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — This podcast on Study Bibles provides helpful information on understanding, selecting, and using these resources. It also explains how to construct the best workspaces on both computers and mobile devices. Once the most popular of Bible study helps, Study Bibles are now more portable and efficient than ever in Accordance. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

NEW! “Classic” ICC Volumes

May 14, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — New for the Accordance Bible Software Library: “Classic” New Testament volumes of the International Critical Commentary. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any commentary series other than the International Critical Commentary that was begun in the 19th century and is still being updated today. The original vision by editors Samuel R. Driver, Alfred A. Plummer, and Charles A. Briggs has remained the same: to produce a commentary series on the Bible with the highest level of scholarship, incorporating the latest “linguistic, textual, ...

UPDATE! Accordance 12.2.5 (Win/Mac)

May 02, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Start your App Update engines because Accordance for Windows and Mac has been updated to v. 12.2.5! This FREE update brings a host of new features, changes and bug fixes. The list is actually quite long, but here are a few highlights: Improved Greek Construct searches. Improved ETCBC Noun and other syntax searches. Improved Analytics functions. Improved 3D rendering in the Accordance Atlas. Enhanced ability to search for quotation marks. Updated sample notes file. Getting Started added to the Help menu. Windows: Added support for Ctrl+Alt+A ...

NEW! Bible Speaks Today: Old Testament (33 volumes)

April 30, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the immediate release of The Bible Speaks Today series for the Old Testament, complete in 33 volumes, for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Click/tap images below for larger views of the series in Accordance on various platforms. 1:1The most beautiful of Solomon’s songs. 2O to feel the deepness of the kisses of your mouth! Your gentle touch intoxicates, your fondling strokes inflame, a heady wine more potent than any ancient vintage. 3The aroma of your presence, the fresh fragrance of your name, a wafted scent, ...

Philip & the Ethiopian (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #163)

April 27, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Join Dr. J in this study of the Ethiopian’s conversion (Acts 8:26-40). This podcast digs deeper into the passage, determining its limit, establishing its literary and geographical context, and investigating unclear and unknown items in the passage. The study is a good model of how to use the Info Pane efficiently. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

Update! Apparatus for the Nestle-Aland 28th ed. Greek New Testament

April 25, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — When we released the Nestle-Aland 28th edition of the Greek New Testament and apparatus (NA28) five years ago, we included everything given to us in electronic form by the publisher, but there were a few items not available to us at the time such as Eusebius’ Letter to Carpian (Epistula ad Carpianum) and the accompanying Canon Tables. Today, we are releasing a major update to the apparatus of the NA28 that not only includes the above mentioned items, but also makes a few other changes. This is a free update for those who have already p ...

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