Accordance Blog

August 2015

Accordance Mobile: Exact vs. Flex Search

August 31, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Flex and Exact Search in Accordance Mobile? Check out this week's Accordance Mobile Minute to find out! Discover other helpful information and videos at the Accordance Mobile Tips page.

Easier Payment Plans

August 27, 2015 - Helen Brown — Have you ever thought of trying a payment plan with Accordance but were put off by the process of application? I don't blame you—it's been rather complicated—but I have good news: it's simple now. Thanks to our dedicated webmaster and wizard, Keith Bronstrup, we now have a secure form: PayPlan Details. Just log into the website and access the form from the Payment Plans page or from the account sidebar. It opens prefilled with your account information and you just need to fill in the other details. You can save it for later, and submit it w ...

Webinar: Greek New Testament Textual Criticism

August 26, 2015 - Timothy Jenney — In this previously-recorded Accordance Webinar, Dr. Tim Jenney ("Dr. J") demonstrates how to use Accordance for amateur or professional text-critical research. To take part in our multiple free webinar offerings throughout the week, please see our Accordance Webinars page.

Outlines of Biblical Books (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #129)

August 20, 2015 - Timothy Jenney — Outlines of Biblical Books is included with every copy of Accordance. Join Dr. J as he explains the many different ways we can view and use this helpful resource. This podcast includes examples on both Accordance and Accordance Mobile. [Accordance 11 Resource] See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! Paideia Commentaries & Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

August 17, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Years ago—in the dark ages before the advent of Bible software—a friend and I were talking about the impressive personal library of a mutual acquaintance. “I’ve heard that John [not his real name] has over 100 volumes about the Book of Revelation alone!” I said. “Yes, I’ve been to his house, and I’ve seen all those books, but I was not impressed,” my friend replied. “Really—why not?” I asked. “Well, it’s true that John has over 100 books on Revelation, but it doesn’t matter because they all say the same thing!” And that’s the danger, isn’t i ...

Accordance Mobile: Gateway to Bible Study

August 14, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — For over two decades, Accordance Bible Software has reigned as the premier Bible software platform on Macintosh, and more recently, Windows computers. Users of Accordance on laptop and desktop computers know the power and speed Accordance delivers to Bible study and research. In fact, the best sales team for Accordance is not our marketing team--but rather, Accordance users themselves! For the past few years, we’ve made a free trial copy of Accordance available that will run on Windows and Macintosh computers. It’s a great way to share ...

Updates on Greek MSS Images & More

August 13, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — It seem like only yesterday--okay, technically, it was Monday--when we expanded the previously-titled New Testament Images Bundle to the Greek MSS Images by adding the LXX from Sinaiticus and 1 & 2 Clement from Alexandrinus. With the ink seemingly still wet on the virtual vellum, we've turned around and added more content to the Greek MSS Images bundle at no additional charge. Now this set also includes the The Epistle of Barnabas and The Shepherd of Hermas from Sinaiticus. Moreover, external image links have been added to 1 & 2 ...

The Merge Command (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #128)

August 10, 2015 - Timothy Jenney — The Merge command is the most complex of Accordance’s linking commands, which use the search results of one pane to search in another pane. It was created specifically to search for equivalent Greek and Hebrew words in the MT and LXX Parallel, but it can also be used to search reference tools—and even perform grammatical searches in commentaries! [Accordance 11: Advanced] See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

New & Updated Titles for Biblical Language Study!

August 10, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — When I took a masters-level textual criticism class under Dr. John Polhill in the early nineties, everything we studied was in books about the subject. We read about various textual traditions, but we weren't really able to look at them side-by-side. We learned about important manuscripts and codexes, but there was simply no easy way for us to examine these documents for ourselves. We were at the mercy of trusting those who had written about them. The advent of Bible software has taken personal textual criticism to an entirely new level. For ...

Accordance Mobile: What's New in 2.2

August 09, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Fire up the App Store on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch because Accordance Mobile 2.2 is now ready for download! Accordance Mobile 2.2 is mostly what is called an "under the hood" update. The really big deal (that you won't directly notice) in 2.2 centers around an update for Accordance Mobile running on 64-bit devices. In addition, there are numerous bug fixes included in this update. If you've never used Accordance Mobile, search the iOS App Store for "Bible Study with Accordance" and download it now! A number of free titles are included s ...

Accordance 11.0.7 Released for the Mac App Store!

August 06, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — If you get your Accordance updates from the Mac App Store, note that 11.0.7 has been released! New features include the following: Copy as Citation and Copy as Bibliography is now supported directly from the Research tab Get Verses can now automatically insert the currently selected text or reference in the front app Report a Correction for Topics is now accessible in the Enter Topics dialog, and the Info Pane right click Panes can now permanently untie scrolling via the Action menu Command click in a text pane to scroll all other non-text ...

Using Bavinck with Bavinck

August 05, 2015 - — Earlier this week, we launced both the original four-volume edition of Herman Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics for the Accordance Library, as well as a one-volume abridged edtion. Maybe you bought one or the other but figured you didn't need both additions. Nevertheless, there might be good reason to consider buying both editions. Our developers have actually designed the two differerent editions to work together. Think of the abridged version as the one that's more accessible, the volume that more easily allows you to get a handle on Bavinck's ...

An All-Day Training Seminar from the Comfort of Your Home!

August 05, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — For an Accordance user, there's nothing else quite like one our all-day Training Seminars. Maybe it's not exhaustive; but admittedly, it can be a bit exhausting for both the trainer and the trainees! Our free Accordance Training Seminars take an eight-hour whirlwind tour through the major features of Accordance and Accordance Mobile. There's something electrifying about spending the day with a couple dozen or more Accordance users, some of whom you may have met previously online in the Accordance User Forums. Attendees have access to an ...

New! Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics

August 03, 2015 - — Many Accordance users have asked for Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics, and today we’re pleased to announce that we are offering both the full four-volume edition as well as the recently-released one-volume abridgement for the Accordance Library. Herman Bavinck (1854 – 1921) is considered by many to be one of the most significant Dutch Reformed theologians of the last two centuries. He is often compared and contrasted with his contemporary, Abraham Kuyper (see a brief summary at Bavinck’s Wikipedia page and a longer comparison in the ...

Amateur Archaeology: Herod's Palaces

August 03, 2015 - Helen Brown — The name of Herod the Great must have inspired terror in his day, and he is still widely known as a violent despot and a great builder. In addition to the massive platform and renovation of the Second Temple, he specialized in the construction of a number of palaces in unlikely places. Herod's Palace in Jerusalem Little remains to be seen of the enormous palace complex he had built in Jerusalem. Except for the three towers, it has been all but obliterated by successive layers of destruction and construction. A few weeks ago we joined a new ...

Accordance Mobile: Night Mode!

August 02, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Sometimes Accordance Mobile can be difficult to put down! You want to keep reading, but will the light from your tablet disturb your spouse? Fortunately, Night Mode lets you read into the wee hours of the night without bothering anyone sleeping next to you!