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Stay Active with Great Reads and Remarkable Resources

June 18, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — “Stay active!” we’re often told. Active minds and bodies produce healthy minds and bodies. And the same can be true of biblical studies. When we stay active studying the Bible, biblical languages, and theological subjects, we not only increase our understanding of the Scriptures, we can discover new ways to exercise our faith and stay spiritually active! This week, we have some great reads and remarkable resources for your Accordance Library. Don’t miss upgrades and sale prices on the one-of-a-kind Hermeneia series, a new title on the role of ...

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 ...

Two New Gospels Studies Resources for Accordance

May 13, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of two very helpful resources in the area of Gospel studies. One is a study related to all four canonical Gospels, while the other focuses solely on John. Richard A. Burridge, Anglican priest and scholar, begins his book Four Gospels, One Jesus? A Symbolic Reading with an anecdote from his younger days. After years of study and preparation, his spiritual advisor suggested, “I think you should read the gospels.” This is probably good advice for all of us. Through our studies over the years, we often ...

NEW! Ancient Christian Texts

May 13, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — One of the most popular commentaries among Accordance users is the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS) from Intervarsity Press. Any regular user of the ACCS will want to immediately take note of its companion series, Ancient Christian Texts (ACT), released today for Accordance Bible Software. 15 volumes currently comprise ACT, covering selected books in both the Old and New Testaments. How is ACT different from ACCS? While the latter presents short excerpts organized by biblical chapter and verse order, ACT offers complete (or as ...

The Reviews Are In: Accordance Mobile 3.0 for iOS Is A HIT!

May 11, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Have you upgraded Accordance Mobile to v. 3 on your iPhone and iPad yet? The reviews are in and v. 3 is a hit! Here are just a few of the comments we've received so far: More highlighting options!!!! Yes!!! — Daniel Darling (@dkdarling) May 1, 2019 Shout out to @AccordanceBible for the fresh, clean iOS interface! — Jojo Agot  (@JojoAgot) May 3, 2019 Shortcuts… yes!!! pic.twitter.com/UIeVvkvLTU — Matthew Henderson (@keypnchr) May 4, 2019 Awesome update, you guys keep showing me why you are my favorite app on my devices — Teddy Gebretsadik ...

Update! Accordance Mobile 1.4 for Android

May 10, 2019 - Matt Robertson — Accordance’s newest app, Accordance Mobile for Android, continues to develop into the serious Bible study and research tool that Accordance users know and love. With Accordance Mobile for Android version 1.4, you can now add highlights in your Text and Tool modules from your Android mobile device. Support for Dropbox Syncing has also been added, which means you can use your Android device to view and edit your existing highlights, and the highlights you make on Android will also appear in Accordance on all of your other platforms. I ...

Graduation Gift – Special Offer

May 09, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Congratulations! Someone in your family is graduating from High School or College. Or perhaps you have a group of graduates in a class, club, or a youth group in your congregation. If you want to encourage and enable them to study the Bible as they embark on the next phase of their lives, what better gift is there than Accordance Bible Software? Through June 17, 2019, we are offering 50% off a special package for graduates that includes: Our English Special Starter Collection (regular price: $99.90/value: $345) including the IVP Pocket ...

To Everything There Is a Season – Plus New Releases!

May 07, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Ecclesiastes 3:1 states, “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven” (NKJV). When it comes to your Accordance Library, whether you’re in a season of building, gathering, or searching, we’ve got the resources you need for study of the Bible! This week, we have two new series offering historical understandings of the Scriptures—at introductory discounted pricing, of course! And if biblical languages is your specialty, you will want to pick up the new Aramaic dictionary we’re releasing this week. Don’t miss these and ...

Two New Historical Takes on the Bible from Eerdmans

May 06, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — There has been a tendency in the modern era to overlook biblical commentary, theology, and thought from previous generations—especially anything pre-Enlightenment. Priority is often given to whatever is most recent in scholarship with an assumption that whatever is new is inherently superior. Fortunately, in recent years, we have seen somewhat of a reversal in this prejudice with numerous works and series that take older—and even ancient—voices seriously. Today, we are releasing two such series from Eerdmans Publishing, which our users will ...

NEW! TDOT Aramaic Dictionary

May 06, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Below is a guest review by Ewan MacLeod, director of the Jesus Spoke Aramaic website. The Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (TDOT) is an extensive series of modern, well-researched volumes examining the vocabulary of the Old Testament, with each word explained in terms of its linguistic and theological significance. Volume 16 is the final volume in the series. This volume is dedicated to biblical Aramaic—that is, the vocabulary of the Aramaic portions of the Old Testament, which includes Daniel 2:4b–7:28, Ezra 4:8–6:18 and 7:12–26, ...

Accordance Mobile 3.0 for iOS (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #184)

May 03, 2019 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance is very pleased to announce a major update in Accordance Mobile for iOS: version 3.0 It includes a new look and feel, new Library organization, external keyboard shortcuts, better Highlights, Search enhancements, and much, much more. Join Dr. J as he reviews these improvements. See more information about Accordance Mobile for iOS. See details of the 3.0 upgrade. For more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast, please visit our podcast page.

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