Accordance Blog

February 2018

Accordance Mobile Now Available in the Amazon App Store for Android!

February 28, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Mobile is now available in the Amazon App Store for Android! Having access to Accordance Mobile for Android in Amazon's App Store will make installing Accordance easier on devices such as the Amazon Fire or for users who prefer the Amazon App Store over the Google Play Store on their Android devices. Updates to Accordance Mobile will also download via the Amazon App Store just as they do in Google's Store. Tap the badge below to install Accordance Mobile on your Amazon Fire or other Android device using Amazon's services. A ...

Get in the Accordance Lifeboat!

February 23, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Ever feel tossed back and forth on the waves of Bible Software? You purchased Brand X Bible Software because it was supposed to be a help and a time-saver. Everything seemed great at first, but then everything got complicated and more expensive for seemingly little value in return. You feel like you’re drowning in all the distractions from your original reasons for needing the software! Here at Accordance Bible Software, we’d like to throw you a lifeline. Sometimes when I demo Accordance, someone will say, “Wow! I really wish I had seen ...

Webinar: Accordance Mobile for iOS, Part 1

February 22, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — In this previously recorded webinar, you'll discover everything you need to know to get started with Accordance Mobile for iOS. Download Accordance Mobile to your iPhone or iPad from the App Store, or learn more details. Not an Accordance Mobile user yet? Explore the list of free modules available when you register!

NEW! Witherington's Psalms, Isaiah: Old & New

February 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Why is New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III writing about Old Testament books? A while back Witherington noticed that Isaiah and Psalms were quoted more in the New Testament than any other Old Testament writings—by a wide margin. There’s much to be said about his titles (and by the way, he wrote them in this order, and there’s a third volume on the Torah for later this year; so, I recommend reading the Isaiah volume first): Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics Psalms Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and ...

NEW! Exegetical Summary Series from SIL International

February 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — New for the Accordance Library: EXEGETICAL SUMMARY SERIES 30 volumes from SIL International I’ve always enjoyed referencing the kind of linguistic tools that don’t aim to be complete commentaries but rather provide grammatical and syntactical information not immediately apparent when looking at a verse in the Bible. Older works such as Wuest’s Word Studies from the Greek New Testament and Robertson’s Word Pictures in the New Testament fall into this category, though they both can be a bit dated in places these days. With greater brevity, a ...

Highlighting in Accordance Mobile for iOS

February 19, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Discover three methods to highlight important text in Accordance Mobile for iOS. Download Accordance Mobile to your iPhone or iPad from the App Store, or learn more details. Not an Accordance Mobile user yet? Explore the list of free modules available when you register!

Accordance Mobile in the Google Play Store

February 15, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Mobile for Android smartphones and tablets is now available in the Google Play Store! Now you can download Accordance Mobile, as well as future updates, directly to any Android device with access to the Google Play Store. The app is a free download. New Accordance users can sign up for an account to receive a free introductory Collection of titles to start your personal Accordance Library. Current Accordance users can log in to their accounts from within the app to download their personal library of Bibles and other reference w ...

Observing Lent with Accordance

February 12, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — This Wednesday—Ash Wednesday on the Christian calendar—marks the beginning of the annual forty days known as Lent for Roman Catholics and Protestant observers of the season. Eastern churches begin the observation of Great Lent five days later. What is Lent? According to the Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion, being released for Accordance today, “Lent is a time of self-reflection and penitence, a time to acknowledge our sinfulness and need for God’s mercy. From the church’s earliest days, Lent was a time of preparation for baptism of new ...

NEW! NAC Studies in Bible & Theology (11 volumes)

February 05, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — The authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews has been debated since the early centuries of church history. Although the traditional view fell to the Apostle Paul as the author, the majority of modern scholarship has rejected this view. Many would consider a definitive answer to this question impossible to answer, but that hasn’t stopped scholarly investigation into the subject. When David L. Allen wrote the Hebrews volume in the New American Commentary series, he paid more attention to the issues surrounding authorship than many modern ...

Accordance Mobile for Android 1.0--Out of Beta!

February 01, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — The wait is over for Android users who want to take their Accordance content on their smartphones and tablets! The Accordance Mobile for Android app makes it easy to view a commentary or study Bible in parallel with your Bible or to view two Bible translations side by side. Search the Bible in its original languages or in translation, including grammatical and key number searching! Your initial download will include a small selection of Accordance modules. You can complete your free Android Starter Collection by registering an Accordance ...