Accordance Blog

January 2015 — December 2015

Accordance Mobile: Gateway to Bible Study

August 14, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — For over two decades, Accordance Bible Software has reigned as the premier Bible software platform on Macintosh, and more recently, Windows computers. Users of Accordance on laptop and desktop computers know the power and speed Accordance delivers to Bible study and research. In fact, the best sales team for Accordance is not our marketing team--but rather, Accordance users themselves! For the past few years, we’ve made a free trial copy of Accordance available that will run on Windows and Macintosh computers. It’s a great way to share ...

Updates on Greek MSS Images & More

August 13, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — It seem like only yesterday--okay, technically, it was Monday--when we expanded the previously-titled New Testament Images Bundle to the Greek MSS Images by adding the LXX from Sinaiticus and 1 & 2 Clement from Alexandrinus. With the ink seemingly still wet on the virtual vellum, we've turned around and added more content to the Greek MSS Images bundle at no additional charge. Now this set also includes the The Epistle of Barnabas and The Shepherd of Hermas from Sinaiticus. Moreover, external image links have been added to 1 & 2 ...

The Merge Command (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #128)

August 10, 2015 - Timothy Jenney — The Merge command is the most complex of Accordance’s linking commands, which use the search results of one pane to search in another pane. It was created specifically to search for equivalent Greek and Hebrew words in the MT and LXX Parallel, but it can also be used to search reference tools—and even perform grammatical searches in commentaries! [Accordance 11: Advanced] See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

New & Updated Titles for Biblical Language Study!

August 10, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — When I took a masters-level textual criticism class under Dr. John Polhill in the early nineties, everything we studied was in books about the subject. We read about various textual traditions, but we weren't really able to look at them side-by-side. We learned about important manuscripts and codexes, but there was simply no easy way for us to examine these documents for ourselves. We were at the mercy of trusting those who had written about them. The advent of Bible software has taken personal textual criticism to an entirely new level. For ...

Accordance Mobile: What's New in 2.2

August 09, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Fire up the App Store on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch because Accordance Mobile 2.2 is now ready for download! Accordance Mobile 2.2 is mostly what is called an "under the hood" update. The really big deal (that you won't directly notice) in 2.2 centers around an update for Accordance Mobile running on 64-bit devices. In addition, there are numerous bug fixes included in this update. If you've never used Accordance Mobile, search the iOS App Store for "Bible Study with Accordance" and download it now! A number of free titles are included s ...

Accordance 11.0.7 Released for the Mac App Store!

August 06, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — If you get your Accordance updates from the Mac App Store, note that 11.0.7 has been released! New features include the following: Copy as Citation and Copy as Bibliography is now supported directly from the Research tab Get Verses can now automatically insert the currently selected text or reference in the front app Report a Correction for Topics is now accessible in the Enter Topics dialog, and the Info Pane right click Panes can now permanently untie scrolling via the Action menu Command click in a text pane to scroll all other non-text ...

Using Bavinck with Bavinck

August 05, 2015 - — Earlier this week, we launced both the original four-volume edition of Herman Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics for the Accordance Library, as well as a one-volume abridged edtion. Maybe you bought one or the other but figured you didn't need both additions. Nevertheless, there might be good reason to consider buying both editions. Our developers have actually designed the two differerent editions to work together. Think of the abridged version as the one that's more accessible, the volume that more easily allows you to get a handle on Bavinck's ...

An All-Day Training Seminar from the Comfort of Your Home!

August 05, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — For an Accordance user, there's nothing else quite like one our all-day Training Seminars. Maybe it's not exhaustive; but admittedly, it can be a bit exhausting for both the trainer and the trainees! Our free Accordance Training Seminars take an eight-hour whirlwind tour through the major features of Accordance and Accordance Mobile. There's something electrifying about spending the day with a couple dozen or more Accordance users, some of whom you may have met previously online in the Accordance User Forums. Attendees have access to an ...

New! Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics

August 03, 2015 - — Many Accordance users have asked for Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics, and today we’re pleased to announce that we are offering both the full four-volume edition as well as the recently-released one-volume abridgement for the Accordance Library. Herman Bavinck (1854 – 1921) is considered by many to be one of the most significant Dutch Reformed theologians of the last two centuries. He is often compared and contrasted with his contemporary, Abraham Kuyper (see a brief summary at Bavinck’s Wikipedia page and a longer comparison in the ...

Amateur Archaeology: Herod's Palaces

August 03, 2015 - Helen Brown — The name of Herod the Great must have inspired terror in his day, and he is still widely known as a violent despot and a great builder. In addition to the massive platform and renovation of the Second Temple, he specialized in the construction of a number of palaces in unlikely places. Herod's Palace in Jerusalem Little remains to be seen of the enormous palace complex he had built in Jerusalem. Except for the three towers, it has been all but obliterated by successive layers of destruction and construction. A few weeks ago we joined a new ...

Accordance Mobile: Night Mode!

August 02, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Sometimes Accordance Mobile can be difficult to put down! You want to keep reading, but will the light from your tablet disturb your spouse? Fortunately, Night Mode lets you read into the wee hours of the night without bothering anyone sleeping next to you!

Destined for Glory (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #127)

July 27, 2015 - Timothy Jenney — Rom. 8:28-30 is interpreted very differently by Wesleyans and Calvinists, a disagreement that often obscures the the point of the passage. In it Paul argues that God has destined his people for “glorification,” an often misunderstood goal reached by an even less understood process. [Accordance 11: Study] See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

Accordance Mobile: Creating & Retrieving Bookmarks

July 27, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Going back and forth among multiple titles in Accordance Mobile? Learn how to save your place using bookmarks!

Update: Accordance 11.0.7 for Mac & Windows

July 26, 2015 - — Accordance for Macintosh and Windows has been updated to v. 11.0.7! This rev brings a number of feature updates and bug fixes, but Windows users will especially want to take note of Accordance 11's improved compatibility with HiDPI displays. Windows users can download the 11.0.7 update by going to the Utilities Menu and choosing "Check for App Update." Macintosh users can select "Check for App Update" from the Accordance menu. For a full list of improvements and bug fixes, go to our "New Features since 11.0" webpage. This update is FREE to ...

Endorsement: Harry Hoffner (1934 - 2015)

July 24, 2015 - Accordance Bible Software — The late Harry Hoffner, America's premier Hittitologist and an Accordance user since version 1.0, describes his use of Accordance Bible Software as a tool in his research of Ancient Near Eastern literature.

Answering Grammar Exercises in Accordance

July 20, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — When I took my Greek and Hebrew courses at seminary in the nineties, I went through lots of paper. I kept a notebook for the exercises at the end of every chapter, and I also painstakingly worked out my translations by hand in the more advanced classes. I believe I still have all that work packed away in a box somewhere. It’s too bad I can’t easily access it for review whenever I want. Of course, people have different ways of studying. I certainly don’t discount the value of being disciplined to write things out by hand, especially practice ...

Spread the Word about Our Summer of Back to School Savings!

July 17, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Students and Professors, we need your help! You already know how indispensible Accordance is for the classroom and personal research, but your peers may not be familiar with us yet! Right now, we are offering significant savings on Accordance titles all summer long! We are doing this in two ways: Collections. Through August 31, our Accordance Collections are 20% off. That means NOW is a great time for new users to discover Accordance or current users to upgrade to a higher Collection (custom upgrades are available so no one ever pays for the ...

Endorsement: Cleotha Robertson

July 16, 2015 - — Dr. Cleotha Robertson, Old Testament Professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York, discusses his use of Accordance in his studies and in the classroom. He also explains why he recommends Accordance and why it stands "head and shoulders" above other Bible software.

Amateur Archaeology: Sepphoris (Tzippori)

July 15, 2015 - Helen Brown — I remember hiking with a friend from Nazareth to Tzippori, a year after the 6 Day war. As we left Nazareth she was recognized and invited for a cold drink by a poor lady. We told her where we were going and she indicated that it had been her home up to 1948. At that time I did not understand the implications. That day we had a pleasant hike to an old church displaying a fragment of Byzantine mosaic floor and commemorating the supposed hometown of Mary’s parents. My recent visit (by car) was totally different. Now there is a large, well ...

Accordance Mobile: Going Back to Reading Mode

July 13, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Ever feel stuck after searching for a word in Accordance Mobile? This week's Mobile Minute shows you how to go back to Reading Mode after running a search or amplifying a word.

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