Accordance Blog

June 2019

25 Reasons We’re Still Going Strong: Our Users

June 28, 2019 - David Lang — When Accordance 1.0 was released 25 years ago, there were seemingly dozens of Bible software programs to choose from. Today, only a small handful are still in operation. So how has Accordance managed to keep going strong after all these years? In this series of posts, I’m considering 25 reasons I think we’ve managed to defy the odds. In previous posts, I covered 5 motivational reasons for our continued success, 6 reasons related to our development philosophy, 5 aspects of our approach to software design, and 5 key business strategies. In this ...

Picture More of the New Testament

June 24, 2019 - David Lang — Last November, we released Picture the New Testament: A PhotoCommentary. If you're not familiar with it, it acts as a visual commentary, showing ancient artifacts, artwork, maps, and locations which illustrate some aspect of the biblical text. The initial release included the four Gospels, Acts, and 1–2 Peter. Those who bought the initial release were pleasantly surprised over the weekend with a free update which added the Pauline epistles (Romans-Philemon). Picture the NT now covers 88% of the New Testament, and work on the remaining 12% is ...

Absolutely Stellar! Abram K-J’s Accordance 25 Story

June 21, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — My first contact with Accordance was in August 2012, when I reached out to them with a request to review Accordance 9 for my then relatively new blog. Unbeknownst to me, they were putting the finishing touches on Accordance 10, so I soon found myself downloading the Original Languages collection in the re-designed Accordance 10. After an easy installation and setup (I can still see the dining room table where I sat), I was really impressed with what I called the “absolutely stellar” interface. I reviewed the app in a six-part (!) series. ...

25 Reasons We’re Still Going Strong: Business Strategies

June 20, 2019 - David Lang — When Accordance 1.0 was released 25 years ago, there were seemingly dozens of Bible software programs to choose from. Today, only a small handful are still in operation. So how has Accordance managed to keep going strong after all these years? In this series of posts, I’m considering 25 reasons I think we’ve managed to defy the odds. In previous posts, I covered 5 motivational reasons for our continued success, 6 reasons related to our development philosophy, and 5 aspects of our approach to software design. In this post, I’ll cover five ...

NEW! Old Testament Law for Christians by Roy E. Gane

June 17, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Christians have struggled to find a place for the Old Testament Law since the days of the Early Church. Acts 15 records the church’s conflict with whether or not to circumcise gentile converts as prescribed in the Law. In the second century, Marcion of Sinope was proclaimed a heretic for his extreme views of the Old Testament. Over the centuries, Christians have had no issue with laws such as “Do not steal” (Ex 20:15), but how does one approach a prohibition against mixing different materials in clothing (Lev 19:19)? And how should we handle ...

Meet Mark Allison (Getting to Know Accordance)

June 14, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works, and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial. Bio Mark Allison has been an Accordance Text Developer for more than 10 years and an Accordance user since 2002. He’s also in charge of the Help documentation and takes care of error correction reports that users submit. Mark learned basic programming on a Processor Technologies ...

Advanced Hebrew in Accordance (Webinar Archive)

June 13, 2019 - Helen Brown — In this previously recorded webinar, Helen Brown focused on Psalm 1:1-3 and used the text to demonstrate the structure of a tagged text, how to garner more information on the words and build powerful searches. She went on to demonstrate both the Holmstedt and ETCBC (WIVU) syntax databases and how to view and search them. For more information on free Accordance webinars, including a list of upcoming sessions, please visit our webinars page.

Meet Rick Mansfield (Getting to Know Accordance)

June 07, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works, and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial. Bio Rick Mansfield is Accordance's Technology Evangelist. He has been using Accordance since 1998 and came on with the company fulltime in 2014. Rick has MDiv and ThM degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. This past year, Rick, along with ...

Much Better than Print Lexicons! Matt Christian’s Accordance 25 Story

June 06, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Being in Seminary, I often saw others using programs to help with translation and exegetical work. I would bring print lexicons to class (yes the big huge ones) and spend half my time thumbing through them to find particular glosses, while others would simply pull up several lexicons at once. It soon became apparent that I needed to rethink things a bit! When I began to work on my Master’s thesis, I started looking into Accordance. I had a few professors suggest it and after simple research, I decided that Accordance was for me. Since they ...

Meet David Lang (Getting to Know Accordance)

June 03, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial. Bio David Lang is Accordance’s Vice President of Development, and has been with the company since 1995. He has authored or co-authored Accordance’s Bible Lands PhotoGuide and Bible Times PhotoMuseum, as well as the book Macs in the Ministry and six volumes of Northland Church’s ...