Accordance Blog

July 2018

NEW! Gospel According to the Old Testament (18 volumes)

July 30, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — “'Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?' And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” (Luke 24:26–27, NIV) Back in the early nineties, I remember sitting in a seminary class where I made a comment about the above passage, “I wish I had a recording of that entire discussion.” The professor said that while we obviously don’t have a recording of Jesus' original exposition of the Old Testament (the entirety of the Scriptures at the ...

Who's Afraid of Big Bad Greek? (or Hebrew!)

July 27, 2018 - David Lang — Are you a seminary student about to take your first classes in Greek and/or Hebrew? For many, learning the Bible's original languages can seem incredibly daunting. You may have talked to a pastor or other seminary graduate who has shared horror stories about their language classes. They may also have told you that they now remember little of what they worked so hard to learn. They may even have told you that they never really needed the languages in their actual day-to-day ministry, and that they wish their seminary had offered more practical ...

Accordance Mobile for Android (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #169)

July 23, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance Mobile is now available for Android. We are very pleased to announce we now support the Android platform (5.0 and later), as well as MacOS, Windows, and iOS platforms. The app is free, as are its bundled Bibles and Bible study tools. In this episode Dr. J explains how to install, register, and use Accordance on an Android device. In addition, there is information on accessing Accordance Help for even more information—and how to purchase additional resources. For more information about Accordance Mobile for Android, click here. C ...

NEW! Apollos Old Testament Commentary (10 volumes)

July 16, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — “Now a Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man who was competent in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately about Jesus, although he knew only John’s baptism.” (Acts 18:24-25, CSB) Luke describes Apollos with high praise. Apollos is both eloquent and competent in his understanding of the Scriptures—which at this time would have only referred to the Old Testament. Moreover, Apollos knows how to apply this ...

Importing BibleWorks Notes (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #168)

July 09, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance 12.2.7 and later allows users to import their BibleWorks notes folder into a new Accordance User Notes file. Join Dr. J as he provides a quick overview of User Notes in Accordance and then explains how to use the new import feature. This podcast also describes the current import limitations—and suggests a strategy for managing old and new notes. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

Ada Yardeni (1937 - 2018)

July 05, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We were saddened to hear that Ada Yardeni passed away on June 29, 2018 at the age of 81. Known for her work in the historic development of the Hebrew language and epigraphy, Yardeni was also an excellent calligrapher and forgeries expert. Her personal website describes her as having “authored and co-authored over fifty books and papers on Hebrew Paleography. She is most famous for The Book of Hebrew Script—the authority on the subject and for A-dventure-Z: The Story of the Alphabet. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Yardeni has drawn on ...