Accordance Blog

November 2016

MORE Scholars Love Accordance!

November 30, 2016 - David Sanford — During the 2016 Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) annual meeting (convention) in San Antonio, we had the opportunity to do video interviews with 42 more scholars. Like the 17 we interviewed during the 2016 Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) annual meeting, these SBL scholars have been big fans of Accordance Bible Software for years, use it regularly, and love it! Look for the edited video interviews after New Year’s. For now, here are quick snapshots of #18 to #37 thanks to videographer Melissa Brown. Dr. Peter Davids, Houston Graduate ...

Dr. Deborah Gill loves Accordance!

November 29, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Accordance Bible Software is one of the best investments a seminary student can make! • I heartily recommend it to all my Greek students, masters, and doctoral students. • For the advanced student/scholar, Accordance makes possible profound exegetical research by enabling complex grammatical searches in Greek and Hebrew texts; and for the beginner, it facilitates biblical languages learning. • Preachers and teachers will find Accordance's graphics modules, maps, and timelines to be a goldmine! • Itinerant and international workers can take ...

NEW! Barnes Notes on the Old Testament & the Pulpit Commentary

November 28, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Recently, we released two new commentary sets for the Accordance Library that we want to make certain our users don’t miss. Both Barnes’ Notes on the Old Testament (8 volumes) as well as The Pulpit Commentary (22 volumes) have been long prized by preachers and teachers of the Bible. Both series assume a slight prior knowledge of biblical languages on occasion but will be accessible to anyone who wants to seriously study the Scriptures. Albert Barnes (1798 - 1870), an American theologian and Presbyterian minister in the 19th century, was ...

PhotoMuseum 2: Must-Have Timeline Companion

November 27, 2016 - David Lang — The Accordance Timeline contains more than a thousand historical periods, rulers, individuals, prophets, writings, and events. Click on any one of those items and you'll see its name, any alternate names, its dates, and any relevant Scripture references. But what if you want more? After all, there may be a few of us who can't quite remember what happened during the reign of Amenophis II or what is written in the Enuma Elish. You can, of course, link the Timeline to your favorite Accordance Bible dictionary. That will enable you to hover over ...

Family Connections

November 26, 2016 - Mark Allison — The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is a celebration of family. It’s a time for parents and grandparents to hand down their recipes and instruct the younger generation in the art of carving a turkey. It’s a time to reflect on shared experiences, and a time to remember those who are no longer with us. In our very individualistic culture, it’s one of those rare occasions when we think beyond ourselves, when we take the time to revel in the family connections that have shaped our lives. Family connections are central to the biblical ...

PhotoGuide Better Than Ever!

November 24, 2016 - James Davis — “Seeing is believing.” And believe us, you’ll feel transported in time as you peruse these volumes. The entire Bible Lands PhotoGuide Set contains hundreds of detailed articles and more than 4,500 high-quality photographs. All designed to make the Bible come alive for you and your audiences. Now, we are pleased to announce enhancements to this important Graphics tool with new, more detailed regional PhotoGuide modules linked and integrated with the central PhotoGuide Overview Collection. As before, the PhotoGuide can be accessed from the ...

Thankfully

November 23, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — We're thankful for you. Your continued support for our software means so much to the Accordance Team. We're grateful for all of our users, and we wish you all a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving holiday! Don't forget that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner. Details of our specials will be released at midnight tomorrow, so keep an eye out!

ETS Scholars Love Accordance!

November 20, 2016 - David Sanford — During the 2016 Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting (conference) in San Antonio, we had the opportunity to do video interviews with 17 scholars. They have been big fans of Accordance Bible Software for years, use it virtually every day, and love it! Look for the edited video interviews after New Year’s. For now, here are quick snapshots thanks to videographer Melissa Brown. Dr. Dorian Coover-Cox, Dallas Theological Seminary, http://www.dts.edu/about/profiles/Dorian_G_Coover-Cox Dr. Benjamin Shin, Talbot School of Ministry, ...

"Accordance has been the game-changer for me"

November 16, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — This week at the ETS, AAR and SBL meetings in San Antonio, Texas, we look forward to seeing a number of active Accordance users, including Ian Vaillancourt, Th.D. (Cand.), Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Ian says: "Accordance has been the game-changer for me as I work on my dissertation and begin my teaching career. It was great as a pastor, but it has been indispensable as a scholar!" He adds: "I recommend Accordance to all of my pastor-friends, students, etc. It's simply excellent on all fronts, including your commitment to ...

NEW in Accordance at ETS/AAR/SBL-2016

November 15, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Today is the day! We open our booth for the back-to-back annual meetings of ETS and AAR with SBL in historic San Antonio. We expect to be thronged with scholars wanting to see Accordance 12 for the first time and asking about our newest offerings. You have already learned about the Collections, so now is your chance to get the same introductory specials that we’ll offer through November 22 on our stunning new products. Hebrew Masoretic Text with ETCBC Morphology ETCBC Syntax of the Hebrew Bible (aka WIVU) now truly accessible in Accordance. ...

Accordance 12 Feature Tour: Timeline, PhotoMuseum, and Stacks

November 11, 2016 - David Lang — Prior to the release of Accordance 12, we began exploring some of the new features in a series of sneak peeks. Now that Accordance 12 is here, we'll continue to explore the new features in more detail. Today, we'll look at some of the visual enhancements to the Timeline, take advantage of a major upgrade to the PhotoMuseum, and show you how to collect your research using Stacks.

Experience, discover, smile!

November 10, 2016 - David Sanford — Every good buying decision starts with a smile. Experience Accordance® 12 for yourself. Discover why it's Simply Brilliant™—and then tell us what you love! What others say... So, what do you love?

"Accordance is a must-have!"

November 08, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — "I have been a user of Accordance for many years, and I’ve learned that the right software can improve your study, empower your teaching, and give you access to an extensive library that would cost more than most of us could afford if purchased in printed form. As a student at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, as a youth pastor at Refuge Temple Church in Boston, and as a traveling evangelist, Accordance is a must-have!" Audi Lynch, "Reconciling a Generation to God"

“So much better than printed books”

November 04, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the seventh and final article in that series.] I love books. Truth be told, I’m responsible for more than 500 published books. Yet...I like books in Accordance 20 times more than books in print. Like most people, I like to hold a book in my hand. What none of us like to do, however, is hold 20 books in our hand—let alone try to read them all in one fell swoop. Yet for centuries, that’s what u ...

Accordance 12 Released Today

November 03, 2016 - Helen Brown — Yes!!! Accordance 12 is now available with some big changes: Accordance Lite is a limited-feature edition of Accordance 12 that includes a set of classic resources. It will also run almost every additional title available in our store. The full version of Accordance 12 has a stunning set of new features and enhancements. We have revised our suite of Collections. It’s now easy to upgrade the tracks that interest you, without paying for titles you may not use. Find out about upgrading to Accordance 12. Watch Dr. J's latest podcast on the ...

Accordance 12 Collections (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #148)

November 03, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — [Accordance 12: Resource] Accordance 12 Collections are the best collections we’ve ever offered! With three tracks (English, Hebrew and Greek, and Graphics) and up to five levels, plus three combination packages, we’re offering our customers more choices than ever. For the first time ever, we are even offering an Accordance "Lite" version that is totally free! In this podcast Dr. J gives a quick overview of each of these collections—and provides an easy guide to purchasing decisions. The release of Accordance 12 is just around the corner, get ...

"I use Accordance every single day"

November 02, 2016 - David Sanford — Recently we had the privilege to talk with veteran minister David Padfield. Here is what he told us: The only way most people would recognize me is with a Nikon camera in my hand. Over the past 20 years, I have shot more than 50,000 photos in the lands of the Bible and in archaeological museums around the world. These photos not only help my audience to understand the lands of the Bible better, but they have been used in many college textbooks as well. I preach at Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois and use Accordance every single day. While ...

Focus on IVP Dictionaries

November 01, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — The IVP Dictionaries are unique among reference works as they bridge the gap between scholars and pastors, teachers, students, and lay people -- anyone wanting in-depth treatment of select topics in an accessible and summary format. This week's sale spotlights some of the most focused, comprehensive, varied, and massive dictionaries ever assembled that provide a wealth of beneficial but targeted information. Accordance now offers each volume separately for purchase and this week you save 50% on any individual volume, or check out the series t ...