Accordance Blog

February 2018

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 ...

Love & Lent

February 13, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — This week will mark the occasion of two seemingly different occasions in our calendar: Valentine’s Day and Lent. Despite the origins of Valentine’s Day as religious feast day, the culture has turned it into mostly a celebration of romantic love. While acknowledging the many varied meanings of our English word, love, we must acknowledge that we celebrate Lent out of a devotion and love for God and what He has done for us. This week we are releasing a number of new Lenten devotions that you can use with Accordance during this time of yearly ...

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 ...

Zondervan Biblical Languages Sale

February 08, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — The original Basics of Biblical Greek [BBG] offered instructors, students, self-learners, and home schoolers an entirely new, integrated approach to teaching and learning New Testament Greek. This third edition continues in that tradition, making use of feedback from professors, students, and home schooling moms and dads. BBG makes learning Greek a natural process, and shows from the start how an understanding of Greek helps in understanding the New Testament. This Accordance edition includes linked audio clips to help the user properly ...

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 ...

Works of Frederick Douglass: Free for February

February 02, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass chose to mark February 14 as his birthday, he actually did not know the exact date he was born. In his autobiography, Douglass wrote, “I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday.” Frederick Douglass is a perfect example of an individual whose life was lived with great purpose. As a slave child, his owner’s wife taught him the alphabet, which opened an entire new world to him. He quickly devised an ingenious way to ...

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 ...