Accordance Blog

April 2018

NEW! Bible Speaks Today: Old Testament (33 volumes)

April 30, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the immediate release of The Bible Speaks Today series for the Old Testament, complete in 33 volumes, for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Click/tap images below for larger views of the series in Accordance on various platforms. 1:1The most beautiful of Solomon’s songs. 2O to feel the deepness of the kisses of your mouth! Your gentle touch intoxicates, your fondling strokes inflame, a heady wine more potent than any ancient vintage. 3The aroma of your presence, the fresh fragrance of your name, a wafted scent, ...

Philip & the Ethiopian (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #163)

April 27, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Join Dr. J in this study of the Ethiopian’s conversion (Acts 8:26-40). This podcast digs deeper into the passage, determining its limit, establishing its literary and geographical context, and investigating unclear and unknown items in the passage. The study is a good model of how to use the Info Pane efficiently. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

Update! Apparatus for the Nestle-Aland 28th ed. Greek New Testament

April 25, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — When we released the Nestle-Aland 28th edition of the Greek New Testament and apparatus (NA28) five years ago, we included everything given to us in electronic form by the publisher, but there were a few items not available to us at the time such as Eusebius’ Letter to Carpian (Epistula ad Carpianum) and the accompanying Canon Tables. Today, we are releasing a major update to the apparatus of the NA28 that not only includes the above mentioned items, but also makes a few other changes. This is a free update for those who have already p ...

New! The B&H Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (9 volumes)

April 23, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — If you’re like me, you’ll want to put the new B&H Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT), in your Exegetical subfolder of the Commentaries folder of your personal Accordance Library. Released today for Accordance, the EGGNT stands in the tradition of similar exegetical guides such as The New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament by Rogers and Rogers and the classic A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament by Zerwick and Grosvenor. What sets the EGGNT apart from these other titles? Two words: b ...

Exploring Constantinople

April 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to go to Istanbul, Turkey, with a friend of mine for an entire week. Why would anyone want to go to Istanbul? Well, Istanbul is the modern name for Constantinople, which was originally called Byzantium. For anyone interested in Roman and Christian history, this is must-see location. Many think of Rome as the prominent Christian city after the time of Constantine the Great’s conversion to Christianity, but the emperor actually moved the seat of government--and the influence of the church with it--to t ...

Is Accordance 64-Bit on the Mac?

April 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — If you run Accordance on a Macintosh computer and recently upgraded to High Sierra 10.13.4, you may have noticed an alert when you run any 32-bit application. The alert states that the particular application you launched “is not optimized for your Mac.” This warning is part of an ongoing transition for macOS from Apple to move all applications to 64-bit code to take full advantage of modern processors and features of the operating system, which is also 64-bit. So what about Accordance on your Mac? We’ve got some great news for you: you may n ...

A Closer Look at Historic Views of the Holy Land

April 19, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Founded in 1881 by Horatio Spafford (author of the famous hymn, "It Is Well with My Soul"), the American Colony in Jerusalem operated a thriving photographic enterprise for almost four decades. Their images document the land and its people, with a special emphasis on biblical and archaeological sites, inspirational scenes, and historic events. One of the photographers, G. Eric Matson, inherited the archive, adding to it his own later work through the "Matson Photo Service." The value of this collection is found in the portrayal of life and ...

Discover Biblical Archaeology Review in Accordance

April 17, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Taking up much less space than a stack of print copies and certainly more versatile, the Accordance version of Biblical Archaeology Review is an invaluable resource for understanding the historical and cultural context of the Bible.

New Accordance Referral Program

April 06, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We are pleased to offer all our users a referral credit. Whenever a new user orders an Accordance XII Collection and lists you as the person who recommended Accordance, you will receive a credit in your account. This credit can be used at any time towards a purchase of Accordance products. The credit reward is as follows: $5 for any Starter Collection purchase $10 for any Learner or Discoverer Collection purchase $20 for aTriple Discoverer or higher Collection purchase Simply share with your friends how you use and love Accordance, and ask ...

Grammars & Construct Searches (Lighting the Lamp Podcast #162)

April 04, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — This episode originated as a viewer request. It shows how to build a Construct search based on a grammar’s description of a particular construction. In this case, Dr. J shows how to find each of Dan Wallace’s four classes of Greek conditional sentences. Ready for a challenge? This episode will do it! Download the workspace featured in this podcast from our User Forums. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!