Accordance Blog

August 2017

Use the Infer Command for Original/Independent Research (Strategies for Students #5)

August 28, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Want to impress your professors? Show them that you know how to do original/independent research using the INFER command in Accordance. Discover intertextuality not only between the books of the Bible, but also between the Bible and related literature of the time period. One of the more challenging tasks a student in biblical studies will face is that of pursuing original research. Easily, we can ask, after 2,000 years of Christian study of the Bible--and even more than that for Jewish study--can anything original truly be found? At one time ...

NEW! Biblical Studies Titles from Eerdmans

August 28, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Today, we are releasing four new biblical studies titles from Eerdmans Publishing. These books cover diverse subjects such as culture, literature, interpretation, and missional mandate. In many circles, the late Dr. John J. Pilch’s name was synonymous with understanding the culture of the Ancient Near East. Published in 2012, Cultural Handbook to the Bible is the culmination of a lifetime of research and a permanent legacy of teaching content from a favorite instructor. In an age when multiple books tell us to look at the biblical world ...

NEW! Getting Started with Accordance

August 25, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Whether you are new to Accordance or just in need of a refresher, Getting Started with Accordance will get you up to speed in no time. This new tutorial includes instructions, graphics, videos, and step-by-step suggestions. And best of all, beginning today, it’s included in every Accordance 12 Starter Collection and higher! Getting Started with Accordance replaces our older Accordance Training Seminar Manual that initially we sold in print and later made available as a free PDF for download. And now it’s designed for any Accordance user, not ...

Sincronizando con Dropbox (Syncing with Dropbox)

August 23, 2017 - Ricardo Yaka — En este video veremos cómo sincronizar el contenido de usuario en Accordance con Dropbox. Primero, veremos como hacerlo en una computadora y luego en un dispositivo iOS. [In this video we’ll see how to sync the user content in Accordance with Dropbox. First, we’ll see how to do this on a computer, then on an iOS device.]

Use Accordance for Biblical Language Classes (7 Strategies for Students #4)

August 21, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Using a tool as powerful as Accordance Bible Software while learning a biblical language can be like walking a fine line: you want to harness the power and time-saving benefits of using Accordance, but you don’t want to shortcut the learning process, or worse become dependent on Accordance instead of actually learning the language. Let’s face it, studying any language requires a lot of memorization. And my own experience echoes what I’ve always heard—memory is like a muscle; the more you use it, the better it becomes. I remember that in both ...

Endorsement: Dan Wallace

August 19, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — “A marvelous tool” is the description Dan Wallace, Senior Professor of New Testament Studies and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, applies to describe his use of Accordance Bible Software going all the way back to 1992. He says, “I know about the other software—I have Logos; I have Bibleworks—but frankly, I have to say, there is absolutely nothing in the world that compares to Accordance if you want to do serious language studies of the Bible and even serious studies of the Bible with commentaries a ...

NEW! Thematic Monographs from the New Testament Library

August 14, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — For decades, The New Testament Library from Westminster-John Knox has been one of the most respected interpretive series on the New Testament. Today, we are releasing four of the thematic monographs in the series for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Victor Paul Furnish's treatment of Paul's theology and ethics has long been regarded as the key scholarly statement and most useful textbook on Paul's thought. As the author states, "The apostle’s ethical concerns are not secondary but radically integral to his basic theological c ...

Adding Links to User Content (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #156)

August 10, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance offers us the option of creating a powerful set of hypertext links. We can then paste them into many different kinds of documents. These accord:// links automatically execute instructions in Accordance: searching texts or tools, opening a resource to a specific place, locating a place on the atlas, etc. This podcast explains how easy it is to create such links and where they can be effectively used. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

Three New Preaching Books from Weaver!

August 07, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — We don’t often think of preachers in the same class as politicians or lawyers—thank goodness! And yet all three professions place heavy use on public speaking and persuasion. The best communicators—regardless of profession—that I’ve personally known continue to hone their skills. Great preachers read other preachers’ sermons, and they regularly read good books about preaching and effective communication. Today, we are pleased to release three new books from Weaver Book Company that allow Accordance users to up their game when it comes to ...

Sincronizar con Wi-Fi [Sync using Wi-Fi]

August 03, 2017 - Ricardo Yaka — En este video veremos cómo sincronizar el contenido de Accordance entre una computadora y un dispositivo iOS usando Wi-Fi. [In this video we will see how to sync the content in Accordance between a computer and an iOS device using Wi-Fi.]