Accordance Blog

September 2018

Accordance Around the World

September 26, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — As you probably know, Accordance Bible Software is used internationally by people from all walks of life who want to study and read the Bible. We have localized versions of Accordance in German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Chinese–Simplified with more on the way. Did you know, though, we also have reviews and tutorials created by our users all over the world? Here are a sample of international Accordance discussions taking place all over the globe. Wellington Casagrande has created an entire YouTube channel, Software Bíblico ...

Researching Cultural Background (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #173)

September 24, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — One of the hardest parts of studying the Bible is identifying important cultural background issues. Fortunately, Accordance offers a wide variety of resources dedicated to this subject—and an array of techniques to access them quickly and easily. Join Dr. J as he explains how to research cultural background information in Accordance. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

NEW! Wisdom Commentary Series from Liturgical Press

September 17, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Released today for the Accordance Bible Software Library, the Wisdom Commentary series (currently 16 completed volumes of a projected 58) from Liturgical Press seeks to create greater participation in biblical studies discussions from the viewpoint of women, and specifically from a feminist perspective. The title of the commentary draws its name from “Woman Wisdom” personified especially in books of the Bible like Proverbs and the Wisdom of Solomon (from the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical books). Although women’s/feminist issues are not the sole ...

In Honor of CSNTM's 16th Anniversary

September 14, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — CSNTM 16th Anniversary Sale – 33% Off Sweet sixteen! Yesterday, September 13, 2018, was CSNTM's sixteenth anniversary. Back in 2002, their Executive Director, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, saw the potential of how digital photography and the internet could transform the way we study New Testament manuscripts—rapidly increasing our access to the physical materials of the Christian tradition. Now almost two decades later, this original vision has proven to be both timely and vital, and their commitment to it has only strengthened. As they move into ...

Adventist Materials in Accordance (Video)

September 13, 2018 - Don Gillis — Accordance Bible Software, in cooperation with Andrews University Press and the Ellen G. White Estate, is pleased to release additional modules of Adventist resources. In the following informal video, you will see ways in which Adventist materials within Accordance enhance and accelerate your study experience. Things that could not be done, or might have taken hours to do in print, can be done in seconds in Accordance! We are excited about the inclusion of these additional modules in Accordance and look forward to an even greater selection of ...

A Quartet of Updates (Windows/macOS/Android/iOS)!

September 12, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — This week, we’ve released a quartet of Accordance updates across all our platforms: Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. Here’s the lowdown. This update brings major improvements for importing User Notes from BibleWorks. This includes better matching for Hebrew characters, importing single Book folders of User Notes, and more. There are also minor updates related to Unicode, Simple Constructs, User Bibles, User Tools, and localizations. For more detailed list of what’s new in v. 12.2.9, go to our “New Features Since 12.0” page and our “Bug Fixes ...

NEW! NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Notes

September 10, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — One of the better study Bibles to come along recently is the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. A number of Accordance users have requested these study Bible notes; and no doubt, they will be pleased to hear that we are making it available today for the Accordance Library. What’s the big deal about cultural backgrounds when it comes to studying the Bible? In the “Quick Start Guide” to the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, there is a quote from one of the editors, Dr. John H. Walton, that reads “Even though the Bible was written for us, ...

NEW! Holman Bible Atlas

September 10, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — When I was a kid, every children’s and adult Sunday School classroom at my church had a set of large “pull-down” maps related to the Old and New Testaments. After I grew up and moved away from home, eventually I was teaching a Bible study class for adults myself; but the church I was in had no such maps. I remember trying to find a set of these maps to purchase for my own use, but there were none to be found. They simply weren’t made anymore. This was in the mid-1990s before data projectors and flat screen televisions became the universal ...

NEW! Holy Scriptures: Tree of Life Version

September 10, 2018 - Richard Mansfield

Bracketed Words (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #172)

September 08, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Editors use a variety of brackets in Bibles and Texts to indicate material that is missing, reconstructed, or whose authenticity is in doubt. This podcast surveys the different uses of brackets in Accordance’s most commonly-used texts—and how to adjust for them in searches and statistical analyses. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!