Accordance Blog

February 2019

"Check It Out!" David Lang's Accordance 25 Story

February 28, 2019 - David Lang — “Someone's going to be demoing this new Bible program for the Mac during lunch. You should come check it out.” David (same first name as mine!) was one of the three other guys who had survived the high attrition rate of our seminary's “Academic Hebrew” class. He was also an avid Mac user who had been “evangelizing” me ever since I happened to mention that I was looking to buy a computer. What better way to convince me of the Mac's superiority than to show me a new Bible study program designed exclusively for Macintosh computers? Our seminary ...

New Study Bibles from OUP!

February 25, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — We are releasing three much-requested study Bible notes today. One is a brand-new release, and the other two are long-awaited updates! Used in more classrooms than any other edition of the Bible, The New Oxford Annotated Bible has set the standard for academic study of the Scriptures through five editions over nearly six decades. The NOAB has consistently remained one of the most-requested titles for the Accordance Library. You won’t currently find the NOAB on any other Bible software platform, in any edition, let alone the new 5th edition ...

25 Years Filled with Thankfulness

February 22, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — 25 Years Filled with Thankfulness! § First and foremost, we are thankful to God for his many blessings and for letting Accordance bless others for 25 plus years! § Second, we are thankful to you our Accordance family for your continual loyalty, support, and encouragement. Thanks to you, we have continued to exist and serve you! We are so grateful that you are our wonderful ambassadors helping Accordance to be better known by people who delight in the study of the Scriptures. You don’t know how much we appreciate it when we get a note from ...

The 25 Most Important Events in Accordance's 25-Year History

February 21, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — This week, we officially kicked off our Accordance 25th Anniversary Celebration. It's hard to believe that it's been a quarter of a century since Accordance 1.0 was released on floppy disks! Back then, Accordance was only available for Macintosh computers. Now, in addition to macOS, Accordance can be used on macOS, Windows, Android and iOS. We have lots of exciting news to announce in 2019, our 25th year, but first let's take a look back at some of the pivotal events since 1994. (1) February 1994: In cooperation with the Gramcord Institute, ...

Tell Us Your "Accordance 25" Story!

February 14, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — 2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of Accordance Bible Software v. 1.0! Way back in 1994, the very first version of Accordance was released to the world. We’re taking the whole year to celebrate, and we’d like you to join us! We’d like to hear the details of your “Accordance 25 Story.” Whether you started using Accordance 25 years ago, 25 days ago, or somewhere in between, we’d like to hear your “Accordance 25 Story.” Write what you like, but here are some starter prompts: When did you first discover Accordance, and why did you ...

Zondervan EBC Specials

February 05, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Expositor's Bible Commentary (Revised) (13 Volumes) Relaunched in 2006, the fully revised EBC features 30 new contributors and more than 60% brand new content. It includes new and revised commentary by leading scholars, including D. A. Carson, Walter C. Kaiser, Andreas Köstenberger, Mark L. Strauss, and more. Solidly evangelical in viewpoint, the new EBC is substantially updated in its discussion of theological and critical issues. Regular Price $459 Sale Price $229.99 (Save 50%) Buy Now Expositor's Bible Commentary (12 Volumes) Seventy-eight ...

NEW! Holman Illustrated Study Bible

February 04, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Some of the shepherds of the faithful, however, have too often closeted themselves in dim libraries, speculating about the redaction of texts and raising questions about the believability of the gospel stories. Only recently, with renewed attention to the physical remnants of first-century Palestine and the evidence of Jewish religion of that period, has the withering “quest for the historical Jesus” been abandoned, and a new flowering of “Jesus studies”—exploring culture, language, and place—begun. In gray winters of the Teutonic North, the ...