Accordance Blog

July 2019

NEW! A Christian's Pocket Guide Series

July 29, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — New for the Accordance Library from Christian Focus Publications: A Christian’s Pocket Guide Series is the perfect quick reference on your mobile phone or tablet. Written from a conservative Reformed perspective, this 11-volume series—covering a wide variety of topics—will allow you to grow your faith and deepen your understanding of spiritual realities in the world today. For better or worse, we live in a very busy world. Sometimes we need to get up to speed on a subject very quickly, not just for our own knowledge, but also to be able to ...

Memorizing Hebrew with the Dynamic Interlinear

July 26, 2019 - David Lang — The reason we call Accordance’s interlinear feature the Dynamic Interlinear is that it is flexible enough to be used in all sorts of ways. You can create a standard interlinear with English words under the original Greek and Hebrew. You can create a reverse interlinear which displays Greek or Hebrew under the English. You can create an all English interlinear comparing every key-numbered Bible text you own. You can use the MT-LXX Interlinear database to create an interlinear with the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Septuagint. Or, as I discovered ...

The Unexpected Benefits of a Well-Rounded Library

July 19, 2019 - David Lang — As a longtime Accordance employee, I have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to all the resources in my personal Accordance Library. I have more Bibles, original language texts, dictionaries, commentaries, and books at my fingertips than I know what to do with; and I get new toys to play with all the time. Yet even though I have access to all these materials, I tend to consult a handful of trusted resources over and over again. After all, who has time to read 100 commentaries on the same passage? Nevertheless, there are times when some ...

A Closer Look at the Kregel Exegetical Library (NEW!)

July 18, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — The IVP Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek offers a simple definition for the word exegesis: “The act or result of drawing out the meaning of the biblical text and explaining it; interpretation.” Although, there is often some overlap, an exegeticalcommentary is different from an expositorycommentary. An exegetical commentary can often be a bit more technical, dealing with literary and linguistic issues, while an expository commentary often focuses primarily on the task of teaching or preaching a biblical passage. That’s n ...

NEW! Strong’s Numbers Added to Arabic & Hebrew New Testaments!

July 08, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of Strong's Key Numbered editions of the Modern Hebrew New Testament and Arabic New Testament. The addition of Greek Key Numbers to these texts, which link most words to the Greek New Testament, allows Accordance users to identify and search for Greek words underlying the translation. Also, it enables the use of these texts for cross-highlighting with other Keyed and Tagged New Testament texts as well as use in the Accordance Dynamic Interlinear. Normally, when clicking on a Hebrew word in a Hebrew t ...

From the iPhone to the Desktop: Kevin Sullivan’s Accordance 25 Story

July 05, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — I was first introduced to Accordance via the Accordance app on my iPhone several years ago. There were other bible apps out there, and I used them frequently, but my “go to” app was always my Accordance Library when I needed to dig a little deeper into something. Then, about two years ago, it became evident to me that my old PC was nearing its end, and the old bible software I had been using for decades years was going to die with it. It served me for many years, but it was time to upgrade and move on. I researched many bible software packages ...