Accordance Blog

The Unexpected Benefits of a Well-Rounded Library

July 19, 2019 - David Lang — As a longtime Accordance employee, I have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to all the resources in my personal Accordance Library. I have more Bibles, original language texts, dictionaries, commentaries, and books at my fingertips than I know what to do with; and I get new toys to play with all the time. Yet even though I have access to all these materials, I tend to consult a handful of trusted resources over and over again. After all, who has time to read 100 commentaries on the same passage? Nevertheless, there are times when some ...

A Closer Look at the Kregel Exegetical Library (NEW!)

July 18, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — The IVP Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek offers a simple definition for the word exegesis: “The act or result of drawing out the meaning of the biblical text and explaining it; interpretation.” Although, there is often some overlap, an exegeticalcommentary is different from an expositorycommentary. An exegetical commentary can often be a bit more technical, dealing with literary and linguistic issues, while an expository commentary often focuses primarily on the task of teaching or preaching a biblical passage. That’s n ...

Searchlight Specials

July 16, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Sometimes studying the Bible can bring up more questions than answers! Well, Accordance is here to help with our Searchlight Specials! Save on Exegetical commentaries from Kregel and Baker. Then let our Searchlight guide you to save up to 50% off the regular price of titles by Esteemed Authors, such as D. A. Carson and the recently-passed Norman Geisler, as well as others. NEW! Kregel Exegetical Library: Old Testament New for Accordance! Written by evangelical scholars, the Kregel Exegetical Library benefits pastors and students while also ...

HOT Summer Sale Spectacular

July 09, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — The temperatures may rise, but our prices drop! Get ready for our HOT Summer Sale Spectacular where you can save up to 74% on popular series for your Accordance Library. We have two just-released Bible translations with Strong’s Key Numbers and FIVE Productive products with positively phenomenal pricing, and more—all below! Bible translations tagged with Strong’s numbers display the original Greek or Hebrew words being translated, enabling powerful features such as cross-highlighting and dynamic interlinears. We’re pleased to announce that t ...

NEW! Strong’s Numbers Added to Arabic & Hebrew New Testaments!

July 08, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of Strong's Key Numbered editions of the Modern Hebrew New Testament and Arabic New Testament. The addition of Greek Key Numbers to these texts, which link most words to the Greek New Testament, allows Accordance users to identify and search for Greek words underlying the translation. Also, it enables the use of these texts for cross-highlighting with other Keyed and Tagged New Testament texts as well as use in the Accordance Dynamic Interlinear. Normally, when clicking on a Hebrew word in a Hebrew t ...

From the iPhone to the Desktop: Kevin Sullivan’s Accordance 25 Story

July 05, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — I was first introduced to Accordance via the Accordance app on my iPhone several years ago. There were other bible apps out there, and I used them frequently, but my “go to” app was always my Accordance Library when I needed to dig a little deeper into something. Then, about two years ago, it became evident to me that my old PC was nearing its end, and the old bible software I had been using for decades years was going to die with it. It served me for many years, but it was time to upgrade and move on. I researched many bible software packages ...

25 Reasons We’re Still Going Strong: Our Users

June 28, 2019 - David Lang — When Accordance 1.0 was released 25 years ago, there were seemingly dozens of Bible software programs to choose from. Today, only a small handful are still in operation. So how has Accordance managed to keep going strong after all these years? In this series of posts, I’m considering 25 reasons I think we’ve managed to defy the odds. In previous posts, I covered 5 motivational reasons for our continued success, 6 reasons related to our development philosophy, 5 aspects of our approach to software design, and 5 key business strategies. In this ...

Picture More of the New Testament

June 24, 2019 - David Lang — Last November, we released Picture the New Testament: A PhotoCommentary. If you're not familiar with it, it acts as a visual commentary, showing ancient artifacts, artwork, maps, and locations which illustrate some aspect of the biblical text. The initial release included the four Gospels, Acts, and 1–2 Peter. Those who bought the initial release were pleasantly surprised over the weekend with a free update which added the Pauline epistles (Romans-Philemon). Picture the NT now covers 88% of the New Testament, and work on the remaining 12% is ...

Absolutely Stellar! Abram K-J’s Accordance 25 Story

June 21, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — My first contact with Accordance was in August 2012, when I reached out to them with a request to review Accordance 9 for my then relatively new blog. Unbeknownst to me, they were putting the finishing touches on Accordance 10, so I soon found myself downloading the Original Languages collection in the re-designed Accordance 10. After an easy installation and setup (I can still see the dining room table where I sat), I was really impressed with what I called the “absolutely stellar” interface. I reviewed the app in a six-part (!) series. ...

25 Reasons We’re Still Going Strong: Business Strategies

June 20, 2019 - David Lang — When Accordance 1.0 was released 25 years ago, there were seemingly dozens of Bible software programs to choose from. Today, only a small handful are still in operation. So how has Accordance managed to keep going strong after all these years? In this series of posts, I’m considering 25 reasons I think we’ve managed to defy the odds. In previous posts, I covered 5 motivational reasons for our continued success, 6 reasons related to our development philosophy, and 5 aspects of our approach to software design. In this post, I’ll cover five ...

NEW! Old Testament Law for Christians by Roy E. Gane

June 17, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Christians have struggled to find a place for the Old Testament Law since the days of the Early Church. Acts 15 records the church’s conflict with whether or not to circumcise gentile converts as prescribed in the Law. In the second century, Marcion of Sinope was proclaimed a heretic for his extreme views of the Old Testament. Over the centuries, Christians have had no issue with laws such as “Do not steal” (Ex 20:15), but how does one approach a prohibition against mixing different materials in clothing (Lev 19:19)? And how should we handle ...

Meet Mark Allison (Getting to Know Accordance)

June 14, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works, and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial. Bio Mark Allison has been an Accordance Text Developer for more than 10 years and an Accordance user since 2002. He’s also in charge of the Help documentation and takes care of error correction reports that users submit. Mark learned basic programming on a Processor Technologies ...

Advanced Hebrew in Accordance (Webinar Archive)

June 13, 2019 - Helen Brown — In this previously recorded webinar, Helen Brown focused on Psalm 1:1-3 and used the text to demonstrate the structure of a tagged text, how to garner more information on the words and build powerful searches. She went on to demonstrate both the Holmstedt and ETCBC (WIVU) syntax databases and how to view and search them. For more information on free Accordance webinars, including a list of upcoming sessions, please visit our webinars page.

Meet Rick Mansfield (Getting to Know Accordance)

June 07, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works, and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial. Bio Rick Mansfield is Accordance's Technology Evangelist. He has been using Accordance since 1998 and came on with the company fulltime in 2014. Rick has MDiv and ThM degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. This past year, Rick, along with ...

Much Better than Print Lexicons! Matt Christian’s Accordance 25 Story

June 06, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Being in Seminary, I often saw others using programs to help with translation and exegetical work. I would bring print lexicons to class (yes the big huge ones) and spend half my time thumbing through them to find particular glosses, while others would simply pull up several lexicons at once. It soon became apparent that I needed to rethink things a bit! When I began to work on my Master’s thesis, I started looking into Accordance. I had a few professors suggest it and after simple research, I decided that Accordance was for me. Since they ...

Meet David Lang (Getting to Know Accordance)

June 03, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial. Bio David Lang is Accordance’s Vice President of Development, and has been with the company since 1995. He has authored or co-authored Accordance’s Bible Lands PhotoGuide and Bible Times PhotoMuseum, as well as the book Macs in the Ministry and six volumes of Northland Church’s ...

Troubleshooting Accordance (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #186)

May 31, 2019 - Timothy Jenney — Ever had any issues with Accordance Desktop or Accordance Mobile? This podcast provides step-by-step instructions for curing the most common problems in Accordance on all platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. For more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast, please visit our podcast page.

“It’s Greek to Me” (Webinar Archive) with Dr. Bill Mounce

May 27, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — In this previously recorded webinar, Dr. Bill Mounce (author of the bestselling Basics of Biblical Greek and the founder of BiblicalTraining.org) offers an introduction to New Testament Greek using Accordance Bible Software. We have free hour-long webinars every week. Want to see what's coming up? Take a look at the schedule and sign up!

The Great Banquet (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #185)

May 17, 2019 - Timothy Jenney — Who doesn’t love a great banquet? This Bible study focuses on the the similarities and differences between two of Jesus’ parables: The Great Banquet (Luke) and The Wedding Feast (Matthew). Using only the resources available in the Accordance 12’s basic Starter Collection, Dr. J demonstrates how to use the Info Pane, the Parallels tab, and Highlights to identify the message of each of these parables. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp Podcast!

Special Webinar Event with Dr. Bill Mounce

May 15, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — No doubt you're familiar with the multiple free webinars we offer each week. This coming Monday, you have a very special opportunity to sit in on a webinar led by Dr. Bill Mounce, author of the standard Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek and founder of BiblicalTraining.org! On Monday, May 20, at 1 PM, you have an opportunity to see and hear Dr. Bill Mounce present “It’s All Greek to Me.” This webinar is available to anyone but will also include a special message to graduates about the importance of biblical Greek. It will also include a ...

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