Accordance Blog

August 2018

Webinario: Búsqueda Sintáctica Hebrea en Accordance

August 30, 2018 - Mario Porras — La Base de Datos de Sintaxis Hebrea en Accordance está destinada a usuarios que desean tanto comprender más sobre la construcción sintáctica del Hebreo Bíblico, como poder realizar búsquedas sintácticas simples y complejas. Se proporciona información sobre los términos y abreviaturas, así́ como instrucciones básicas para la búsqueda de sintaxis hebrea. Se detalla el proceso de diseño de una búsqueda sintáctica utilizando la ventana de construcción hebrea teniendo como resultado una exégesis valiosa para el estudio de la Biblia Hebrea. ...

How to Back Up Accordance (Windows/macOS)

August 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Ever had that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you try to open an extremely important file you absolutely know was there, but now it’s not? All that work—hours upon hours—gone; and no matter what you try, you can’t get it back! I first experienced this dreaded shock back around 1988, when I overwrote a floppy disk that had important data on it. Since then, I’ve been backup paranoid. I probably over-back up, so I am not necessarily recommending that you do what I do. I have a local external hard drive that serves as my primary ...

Walk Worthy (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #171)

August 20, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Morphologically Coded Highlights and Greek Diagrams can both help identify the underlying structure of the Greek text. In this podcast Dr. J uses both to exegete the purpose clause of Col 1:9-12. What did Paul mean when he asked the Colossian Christians to “walk worthy” of their faith? Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

NEW! Reformed Expository Commentary (28 Volumes)

August 13, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Reformed Expository Commentary (28 volumes), from P&R Publishing, for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Click/tap on images below for a larger view of the REC on various platforms supported by Accordance. The series preface describes four fundamental commitments by the authors of the REC. “First, these commentaries aim to be biblical, presenting a comprehensive exposition characterized by careful attention to the details of text.” The series is distinguished from exegetical ...

MT-LXX Resources (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #170)

August 08, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — The MT-LXX database displays every word of the Hebrew Masoretic text in parallel with its Greek LXX equivalent. Accordance offers two versions of this resource: the interlinear and the parallel. This podcast distinguishes between them and shows how to use both. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

NEW! Asia Bible Commentary (6 volumes)

August 01, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We are pleased to announce the release of the Asia Bible Commentary, available immediately for the Accordance Bible Software Library. What follows below is from the series preface by Federico G. Villanueva. In recent years, we have witnessed one of the greatest shifts in the history of world Christianity. It used to be that the majority of Christians lived in the West, but Christians are now evenly distributed around the globe. This shift has implications for the task of interpreting the Bible from within our respective contexts, which is in ...

When Greek Facts Prove False

August 01, 2018 - David Lang — In my last post, I argued that the practical value of learning Greek and Hebrew becomes readily apparent when dealing with situations where careful exegesis of the biblical text is absolutely necessary, such as "[arriving] at a clear position on the latest theological controversy." Not long after writing that post, I stumbled across a timely example. In an interview with Christianity Today, the founder of a conference on issues of sexuality made the following claim: One way would be to say that eros is not intrinsically sexual. It’s never how ...