Accordance Blog

June 2017

Instalando Accordance - iOS (Installing Accordance - iOS)

June 30, 2017 - Ricardo Yaka — En este video veremos cómo instalar Accordance en un dispositivo iOS. [In this video we will see how to install Accordance on an iOS device.]

Info Pane Improvements (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #155)

June 28, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — Introduced in Accordance 11, the Info Pane has quickly become one of Accordance's favorite features. This podcast covers all the many improvements to it (additional categories and features) since its initial release, including those in Accordance 12. Join Dr. J as he covers all the time-saving tips for using this amazing feature. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! The Preacher's Commentary (35 volumes)

June 26, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Perhaps you’ve heard the sentiment often repeated by seminary students: the sermon you preach in your seminary class you wouldn’t dare preach in your church, and the sermon you preach in your church you wouldn’t dare preach in your homiletics class. Unfortunately, there’s often a great amount of truth to this. To be certain, I’ve sat through student sermons that seemed to aim more at the academic hall than the average church setting for which I’ve been familiar. And, of course, sermons preached in a classroom often (but not always—who am I to ...

Endorsement: Michael Miller

June 22, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Michael Miller, a consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators, discusses the value of Accordance Bible Software for exegetical work and Bible translation into other languages. This video was filmed in November, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

NEW! A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible

June 19, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Bible surveys can be difficult to teach. There’s certainly value to gaining a big picture overview of Scripture. Over the years, I’ve taught surveys of one or both Testaments at both the high school and college levels as well as in church settings. Sometimes it seems like I’m offering something very helpful, but other times it feels “a mile wide and an inch deep” as the saying goes. The same kind of sentiment can be said for written surveys of the Bible. Finding a good one-volume introductory survey of the Bible can be quite challenging. ...

Configuraciones de inicio de Accordance - iOS [Accordance Settings on iOS]

June 15, 2017 - Ricardo Yaka — En este video veremos cuándo usar la configuración de inicio de Accordance en los dispositivos iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Estos pasos pueden ayudarnos cuando tengamos problemas con Accordance en el dispositivo. [In this video we will see when to use the Accordance Startup settings on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). These steps can help us when we have issues with Accordance on the device.] Download Accordance Mobile for iOS.

Accordance 12 Advanced Features (Training Seminar Session 2)

June 14, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — In session 2 of this Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar, David Lang demonstrates the Info Pane, Papers, Stacks, Research, and more. This training seminar was filmed in San Antonio, Texas, on November 18, 2016 in conjunction with last year's ETS/SBL meetings. Also, don't miss session 1: Accordance 12 Overview. By the way, this year's free Accordance Training Seminar, held in conjunction with ETS/SBL, will be held on November 17 in Boston at a yet-to-be-announced location. We are already accepting registrations, so if you can make it, ...

NEW! Keener's Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts

June 12, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — When I was in high school, an agnostic father of one of my classmates cornered me one day in an attempt to question my Christian faith. He asked me if I believed in miracles. When I affirmed I did, He said, “If God has set natural laws in place in his creation, a miracle would be a violation of his laws. Wouldn’t that make God a lawbreaker?” I didn’t know the name David Hume at the time, but years later I would learn that this 18th century philosopher defined a miracle as a violation of natural law. Grounded in the empirical ideas of his age ...

In Memory of Chris Rockwell

June 10, 2017 - Helen Brown — Chris Rockwell, May 24, 1991 - June 1, 2017 We are deeply saddened to have to share with you that Chris, our lead iOS programmer for over two years, has passed away very suddenly. We withheld the news at the request of the family, until after the funeral today. Joel Brown, our Manager of Software Development wrote: Chris was an exciting, dedicated, and exuberant worker with whom, for over two years, I had the pleasure of working. From the initial interview, I could tell Chris' passion for both software development and serving God's kingdom, ...

UPDATE! Accordance 12.1 for Windows & Macintosh

June 09, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 12.1 for Windows and Macintosh is now available as a free upgrade for Accordance 12 users! Select App Update from the Utilities menu (Windows) or the Accordance menu (Mac) to update. Keep reading to find out about changes in Accordance 12.1! Accordance 12.1 is a significant update, although a lot of the changes are “under the hood.” The greatest change in Accordance 12.1 relates to Dropbox, which Accordance users employ to sync user content. Dropbox is discontinuing their current API at the end of June, 2017. Therefore, Accordance ...

Endorsement: Daniel Kim

June 07, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Dr. Daniel Kim is Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Kim describes his own use of Accordance for personal study and research as well as his use in the classroom. Hear how he stuns students with Accordance's speed, ease of use, and power for studying and learning Hebrew. This video was filmed in November, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

NEW! Moody's Introduction to the Old Testament (4 Volumes)

June 05, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of An Introduction to the Old Testament (4 volumes) from Moody Publishers, available for the Accordance Bible Software library, beginning today! An Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch by Herbert Wolf An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books by David M. Howard Jr. An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books by C. Hassell Bullock An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books by C. Hassell Bullock Viewed by many as a contemporary standard Old Testament Introduction, these ...