Accordance Blog

August 2019

A Closer Look at Würthwein's The Text of the Old Testament: An Introduction to Biblia Hebraica (3rd ed.)

August 28, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Years ago, when I was still in seminary, I got in “trouble” for stating, “Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible isn’t nearly as interesting as textual criticism of the Greek New Testament.” I said this not so much out of bias as out of ignorance. If only I had read Ernst Würthwein’s The Text of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Biblia Hebraica, I could have understood that the history of the Hebrew Bible’s transmission is just as fascinating as that of the Greek New Testament—if not perhaps even more! Ernst Würthwein (1909 – 1996) was ...

¿Por qué usar software bíblico?

August 23, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Este video enumera las razones por las que muchas personas han elegido software bíblico para ayudarlos en su estudio de la Biblia. Para mas información acerca de Accordance Bible Software, incluyendo nuestros videos educacionales y títulos en español, por favor visite Accordance para hispanohablantes. Why use Bible software? Here are some reasons so many people have chosen Bible software to assist them in their own study of the Bible. For more information about Accordance Bible Software, including our titles in Spanish, please visit our ...

Raw Speed & Power: Ed Stevens' Accordance 25 Story

August 22, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary! I think I first heard about the Gramcord and Accordance programs through an Apple Computer magazines (Macworld or MacUser). I had the previously-released MacBible program also. But Accordance captured my interest because of its claim to search grammatically-tagged Greek and Hebrew texts for precise inflected forms. That was far more powerful than a mere Strong’s Number root word search. When I saw the ad in the computer magazine, I ordered it. Although I do not still have the old original 3.5 ...

Win an 8" Amazon Fire HD + Triple Learner Collection!

August 14, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — We’re giving away an 8" Amazon Fire HD and an Accordance 12 Triple Learner Collection. There are five ways to win by signing up for our newsletter and visiting our various social media venues. Of course, we also hope you’ll subscribe to our social media pages while you’re there! The 8" Amazon Fire HD tablet is a perfect way to read Accordance titles in a handheld format. The bright high-definition screen makes the Fire tablet a wonderful on-the-go tablet for Bible study and quick reference. And, of course, all of the Amazon Fire tablets run ...

Update! Accordance 1.5.0 for Android

August 12, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Now available: Accordance Bible Software v. 1.5.0 for Android. This update delivers a number of significant new features, changes to Easy Install, and important bug fixes. Here are a few of the most important new features and updates found in v. 1.5.0. Click/tap on the images below for a larger view of the screenshots. Module Updates Accordance can now download and install module updates. To download updates to titles in your Accordance Library, go to the Overflow button (those vertical three dots in the top right corner) and choose Easy ...

New Grammars from Mounce (Greek) & Futato (Hebrew)

August 12, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Fall semester is upon us, and scores of students at Bible colleges and seminaries will begin (what will hopefully be) lifelong studies in biblical languages. This week, we are releasing an often-requested introductory Hebrew grammar for Accordance as well as a revision to a standard work for learning biblical Greek. Accordance makes the perfect platform for learning biblical languages because of quick access to Hebrew and Greek texts as well as lexicons and grammar works. Instead of spreading out a half dozen physical books on a crowded desk, ...

Which is Easier to Learn? Greek or Hebrew?

August 09, 2019 - David Lang — I did not originally intend to study Greek and Hebrew in college. I planned to go on to seminary, and I figured I would study the original languages there. But when the professors with whom I tended to argue dismissed my arguments out of hand because I did not know the languages, I thought, “Okay, I’ll go ahead and study Greek and Hebrew now.” Little did I know what I was getting myself into! My university Religion department offered biblical Hebrew courses, but there were no courses in biblical Greek. My only option was to take classical ...

Why so many Greek and Hebrew Lexicons?

August 02, 2019 - David Lang — Ever wonder why there are so many Greek and Hebrew lexicons? I mean, how many resources do we need to tell us what a given Greek or Hebrew word means? We tend to think of lexicons as objective references telling us what words mean with scientific precision, but lexicons can be created for different purposes, by different authors, writing at different times, for different audiences. They can be organized in different ways, driven by different theories of how languages work, or focused on different tasks. Different approaches have their ...

Significant for Pastoral Work: Colin Cushman's Accordance 25 Story

August 01, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — I started using Accordance one and a half years ago. I was originally very hesitant to use Bible software. It seemed too expensive and I thought I could do what I needed to for free. However, upon starting to use Accordance, I have found myself using it daily. I do not use Accordance for all of the uses that it is billed for. For example, I do not find much use in my own work of doing in-depth original language work; nor do I use complex English search functions very often. These are just not the types of data that I find useful for my own ...