Accordance Blog

March 2016

A Closer Look at the NIV Zondervan Study Bible

March 31, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — We've had tremendous response to the NIV Zondervan Study Bible notes released earlier this week. Have you had a chance to look at it yet? I'd like to take a moment to clarify one very important aspect of this new study Bible. Many people assume that the NIV Zonderan Study Bible is simply a revision of the best-selling study Bible of all time, the NIV Study Bible. I even made the same assumption myself initially, but after closer examination realized I was incorrect. Accordance used to sell both the 1985 and 2002 editions of the N ...

Wine and Wineskins (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #137)

March 28, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #137 is a Bible study of Matt. 9:17, Jesus’ famous saying about the incompatibility of new wine and old wineskins. It is designed for new users and shows how to use the Info Pane to dig deeper into a passage. Using just the resources included in the Bible Study Collection, Dr. J shows just how thoroughly Jesus answered the challenges of his opponents. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! NIV Zondervan Study Bible

March 28, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Last Fall, I was fortunate enough to receive a complimentary copy of the new NIV Zondervan Study Bible (NIVZSB) from the publisher. As much as I prefer electronic texts, I have to admit that the NIVZSB is a marvel of modern printing and graphic design. The layout is beautiful and rich with color images, maps, and charts. Everything about it suggests that it is a one-stop, ultimate resource of biblical information. And yet, it’s big—really big. In fact, one could easily round up the number of pages to 3,000 without any real exaggeration. ...

Webinar: Five Foundational Features in Accordance

March 25, 2016 - Richard Perry — In this webinar originally recorded on March 10, 2016, Richard Perry demonstrates five foundation features of Accordance Bible Software that all users should know about for best use and practice. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

Webinar: Basic Biblical Hebrew Studies

March 24, 2016 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — Join Abram Kielsmeir-Jones in this webinar recorded on March 2, 2016, as he discusses basic Hebrew resources available for Accordance. This webinar will show the user how to get started with studies in Accordance using the Hebrew Bible, how to do basic Hebrew word studies, how to go deeper with Hebrew word studies and how to save your Workspace for repeated use. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

Webinar: Using the Accordance Timeline

March 23, 2016 - David Lang — The Accordance Timeline allows you to explore the historical context of a person or event in the Bible. In this webinar, recorded on March 10, 2016, David Lang demonstrates how to navigate the Timeline, customize it to show the information you need, and even add your own timeline items. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

NEW! Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity

March 21, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — When I was younger, I was obsessed with the newest ideas, the most cutting-edge interpretations of the Bible and understandings of history. However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate ancient perspectives. In fact, I’ve come to give them first priority in my studies. Thus, I’m especially excited to announce the release of The Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity for the Accordance Library. A resource such as this three-volume, comprehensive work on the first eight centuries of the church is perfect for Accordance. Carrying ...

Accordance Win/Mac Updated to 11.1.5

March 18, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — If you haven't done so already, run App Update in Accordance 11 for Windows/Macintosh and update to v. 11.1.5. This is not a major update, but does include French localization, further Syntax tweaks and a few bug fixes. Here is the full list of changes in 11.1.5, but check out our "New Features Since 11.0" page to see all updates in the current version. Dependent parenthesis clauses are now supported in the tree and construct. Instant details of typed clauses now show the specific subtype. Syntax phrase or ...

Importing SermonCentral Content into Accordance

March 17, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Note: A version of this post previously appeared on SermonCentral's website. SermonCentral and Accordance Bible Software make a great sermon prep and preaching combination. Sermons and other content from SermonCentral can be imported into Accordance User Tools and User Notes for sermon prep, live preaching, or archived for later reference. Now through March 26, we're giving away a PRO subscription and digital library from Accordance Bible Software to six winners! Importing SermonCentral Content into an ...

A Closer Look at St. Patrick of Ireland

March 17, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — If you pastor a church, I know your work is cut out for you. The deacons and the finance committee don’t always see eye-to-eye with your vision, and the sermon you spent extra time preparing seems to get the most criticism! However, the next time you think you have it tough, remember poor old St. Patrick of Ireland. Maybe your prayer life has deepened dealing with a difficult congregation. Patrick’s prayer life was developed in the six years of his youth spent as a slave after being kidnapped by pirates! When people disagree with your ...

Accordance Training Seminar in Florida: March 19

March 16, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Accordance will holding a FREE 4 Hour Training Workshop on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Please tell your family, friends and colleagues about this opportunity. See details below. 4 Hour Training Workshop Saturday, March 19, 2016 FREE 9am to 1pm (For beginners or those wanting a review of the basics of Accordance) Hosted By: First Baptist Church of Winter Garden 125 East Plant Street Winter Garden, FL 34787 Room: TBD Map & Directions Accordance training seminars are here to ...

WIN with Accordance & SermonCentral!

March 14, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Bible Software and SermonCentral make a great combination for sermon preparation! Now through March 26, enter to win an Accordance 11 Essential Collection plus a three-year SermonCentral PRO membership! Combined, this is a $946 value. SermonCentral PRO offers unparalleled access to video illustrations, PowerPoint slides, and more, worth $26,000. The Accordance Essential Collection provides entry-level professional resources for the pastor, professor, or Bible study leader, valued at $6,000 in print. 1 Grand ...

NEW! Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament

March 14, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — For a number of years, our users have been requesting an Accordance edition of the 15-volume Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Well, the wait is finally over! Beginning today, the TDOT is now available for the Accordance Library! The Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament is the companion series of Kittel and Bromiley’s Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT), also available for Accordance in complete or abridged form. Like its companion series, the TDOT has been carefully translated from the German into ...

Accordance Mobile 2.3.1 Released

March 09, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Mobile has been updated to version 2.3.1. This release is a minor update to Accordance 2.3, released a month ago. Accordance Mobile 2.3.1 now allows audio to play when the device is on vibrate/silent, enabling users to listen to audio without distractions from other sounds (i.e. notification sounds). The update includes other bug fixes and performance improvements. If your iOS device is set to automatically update, you may already have v. 2.3.1. Otherwise, open up the iOS App Store to download. If you've not ...

Switchers Sound Off!

March 03, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Note: Although our 30%-off Promotion is now over, Switchers can still get a 20% discount on their first order when upgrading to Accordance from a competing platform. See our Switcher page for more information. We’re hearing from more and more users who, not satisfied with their Bible software for whatever reason, have made the switch to Accordance. Throughout the entire month of March, if you’ve invested at least $199 in a competing Bible software platform, you can use the coupon code SwitchNow to get 30% off your first ...

Choosing Between Words and Verses

March 02, 2016 - David Lang — The other day, someone on our forums suggested that we split the Accordance search entry box into two: one for searching by verses and the other for searching by words. He explained, "This would avoid having to drop down the 'Verses/Words' option each time, as I find myself about 50/50 as to which I use." It's funny how something as simple as choosing between a word search and a verse search, repeated over and over again, can start to feel burdensome. Over the past 20-plus years of development, we have changed the interface for making ...