Accordance Blog

September 2014

Accordance 11 Collections Are Here!

September 30, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Today we are very pleased to announce Accordance 11 Collections. As many Accordance users know, Collections are the best way to build one’s Accordance Library. If you are new to Accordance, you will want to select the Collection that is best suited to your work. If you are a longtime Accordance user, consider upgrading to the next Collection level using Accordance’s new Custom Upgrades. All of our Collections have been updated. While all the Collections will have titles we have carried in the past, there are also new additions that we will ...

Accordance Journals: Over 800 Years of Scholarship in the Palm of Your Hand

September 25, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Whenever I grade student papers, I often look first to see what kinds of sources have been used. Sources tell me a lot about both the paper and the student. If I see all internet sources, I assume the paper was thrown together in a hurry or that the student does not have good research skills. Sources from print or electronic books are better, but if I see journal articles on the reference page, I know that the student has engaged in real research. Why Journals Are a Must. No Accordance user’s electronic library is complete without academic ...

James Davis on Accordance

September 22, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — James Davis, Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, discusses his use of Accordance in the classroom as well as for personal study. If you have trouble seeing the video, click here to view it online.

Martin Abegg on Accordance

September 15, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Hear Dr. Martin Abegg, Co-Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University, discuss his history with Accordance from its earliest days and his use of the software in his work on the Qumran texts, Hebrew Bible and Septuagint.

Hermeneia Series Update

September 02, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — According to the publisher’s website, “The name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work.” This meaning is confirmed by a quick consultation of BDAG, where ἑρμηνεία (hermeneia) is defined as (1) capacity of doing translation, translation; and (2) product of interpretive procedure, interpretation, exposition. WHAT KIND OF COMMENTARY SERIES IS HERMENEIA? Again, from the publisher: “The series i ...