Accordance Blog

January 2017 — December 2017

12 Days of Christmas Sale! (Day #5)

December 15, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — We’re caught up in the holiday season and hope you are too! We're already celebrating Day 5 here at Accordance so you can rejoice over "Great Tidings of Golden Collections"! Today we are offering our greatest discount through our newsletter on our Collections – 35% off! In keeping with the spirit of giving, we’re continuing to offer incredibly generous discounts on a number of Accordance favorites in the days to come. Over the next 7 days, get ready for 7 more themes to make your days merry and bright. We're bringing you new discounts every ...

Festival of Lights

December 12, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Festival of Lights — Illuminating the Word Up to 38% Off! The Hanukkah Feast provides a great opportunity for us to showcase and discount a great variety of materials, all of which shed light on the Hebrew Scriptures. Whether secular or religious, Jewish or Christian, we all gain when we study our heritage (better than gaining calories on latkes and sufganiyot). For giving and for getting, enjoy our Collections of Tanakh study materials, Jewish Commentaries and Study Bibles, Rabbinics including the unique tagged Mishna, and ancient ...

Highlights from the 2017 ETS & SBL Meetings

December 02, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — November is always a busy month for us with new releases and our participation in the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). Maybe you were able to attend one or both of these conferences and drop by our booth. But if you weren’t there this year, here are a few highlights! Accordance Bible Software always has a tremendous presence at these events in which we create an open area for old and new customers to come sit down, learn, ask questions, and experience Accordance for ...

Accordance Mobile for Android: Open Beta!

November 09, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Over the past year or so, nearly every day I've responded to Accordance users on our forums, our various social media venues or in private messages and conversations asking me when our long-promised Android version of Accordance Mobile will be ready. While our Android version has taken longer than we had hoped, along the way, many have asked if we could even release just a reader for Android so that Accordance users could have access to their Accordance Library on their favorite non-Apple mobile phones and tablets. Of course, we’re not ...

Dr. Holmstedt Invites Your Hebrew Syntax Questions for His Upcoming SBL Session

November 08, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Dr. Robert Holmstedt, Professor of Biblical Hebrew and West Semitic Languages at the University of Toronto, invites Accordance users attending the Society of Biblical Literature conference in Boston next week to submit Accordance syntax searches now that you’d like him to demonstrate in the Hebrew Bible or Dead Sea Scrolls in his upcoming session. Session details: M18-101 Accordance Syntactic Databases Saturday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM Marriott Copley Place-Yarmouth (Fourth Level) Catalog description: Syntactic Databases for Biblical and Early J ...

A Closer Look at John Warwick Montgomery

November 02, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — In Tough-Minded Christianity: Honoring the Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery, editors William A. Dembski and Thomas Schirrmacher write this of John Warwick Montgomery: Bursting on the intellectual scene of the 1960s like a meteor, he was a theologian with an attitude. Christian orthodoxy was for him not just true. Nor was it merely defensible, as though it were but one among many credible intellectual options. For Montgomery, Christian orthodoxy could be and needed to be vindicated. And with unstoppable energy he was going to make that h ...

Accordance 12 for the Mac App Store Is Now Available!

October 27, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — For those of you who prefer to get your apps from the Mac App Store (MAS), your wait is over. Accordance 12 is now available for download! Accordance 12 MAS is a great way to introduce new users to Accordance, especially those users who only like to download applications directly from Apple's servers. Downloading Accordance 12 MAS is free because it is essentially the same as Accordance 12 Lite that we released last November. From an in-app purchase in Accordance 12 MAS, a user can upgrade to a Starter 12 Collection and unlock all features of ...

Read to Me (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #158)

October 23, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — Not sure how to pronounce Greek or Hebrew properly? Accordance’s audio resources for the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament can help! This podcast covers how to use them on Macs, PCs, and iPhone/iPads. In addition, if you are a Mac user, Accordance can use any one of its high-quality system voices to read any text or tool. That includes Bibles in a variety of international languages. [Accordance 12: Basic] Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

A Closer Look at Eichrodt's Theology of the Old Testament (OTL)

October 18, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Walther Eichrodt (1890-1978) taught at University of Basel (Switzerland) from 1921-1966 where Karl Barth also taught. Previously, he had received his education at Griefswald, Heidelberg and Erlangen where, like Gerhard von Rad, he studied under Otto Procksch. He was a close colleague to Adolf Schlatter with whom he often led Bible conferences. In 1933, Eichrodt broke with many of his recent teachers and peers by publishing Theology of the Old Testament (now in its 5th edition, 1960), affirming that the Hebrew Scriptures were not a substandard ...

NEW! Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament (Wallace)

October 09, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Two decades later, Bart D. Ehrman’s book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament continues to create debate and dialogue. Ehrman’s later works have even brought textual criticism, a field once reserved to academia, to the lay level. In response to Ehrman’s work, Daniel B. Wallace has edited Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence--released today for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Revisiting the ...

Webinar: Searching Fundamentals in Accordance

October 07, 2017 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — Learn the fundamentals of searching Bibles and other books in your personal Accordance Bible Software Library. This previously recorded webinar, led by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones, will cover the following subjects: the Search Window, searching by verses, searching by words and phrases, creating and using Search Ranges, working with Key Numbers, and using stand-alone commands. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

NEW! A Preacher's Goldmine: The Golden Nuggets Series (59 volumes)

October 02, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Beginning in 1965, the Golden Nuggets digest has been delivering sermon outlines to busy pastors for over half a century. These outlines began primarily as the work of “Brother” Maze Jackson, described on The Preacher’s Goldmine website as “a popular southern evangelist who preached with the fire and zeal of the old revival preachers of the past.” Maze Jackson was well known as an evangelist, pastor, and radio preacher. Now available in one Accordance module, you can add all 59 available volumes, incredibly totaling 13,482 sermon outlines, to ...

Webinar: Introduction to Accordance

September 29, 2017 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — New to Accordance or just want to check it out? Join Abram Kielsmeier-Jones as he leads a one-hour introduction to the basics of the Accordance workspace, preferences, and basic searches. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

NEW! Stevens Greek WORKBOOK

September 25, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — I discovered Gerald L. Stevens’ New Testament Greek grammar in the mid-nineties before I had heard of Accordance Bible Software. I found Stevens’ Greek grammar to be a breath of fresh air compared to a lot of the more intimidating grammars that were written by earlier generations. Those earlier grammars tended to be mostly text. They gave you the rules, inflection paradigms and vocabulary—all of which were to be memorized. The personal computer changed education across every discipline, including biblical studies. Stevens’ grammar, much like ...

RESCHEDULED! Accordance Training Seminar in Orlando, Florida: October 7

September 22, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — RESCHEDULED for October 7! If you live within driving distance of the Orlando area (or even if you just happen to be there on vacation!), come join us for a free Accordance Bible Training Seminar on Saturday, October 7. This event is hosted by Florida Bible College and will be held at Circle Community Church. Check out the details below: Saturday, October 7, 2017 9 AM to 6 PM Hosted by Florida Bible College Location: Circle Community Church 2200 Pembrook Drive Orlando, FL 32810 Map & Directions As always, the seminar is free, but we ...

Seven Strategies for Students Who Use Accordance (The Complete Boxed Set)

September 14, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Over the past couple of summers, I've posted installments in a series of strategies students can use to fully engage their studies using Accordance Bible Software. The idea for this series originated with an Accordance presentation I gave at a seminary in which I was given an hour and a half to show students how Accordance could help them in their studies. Knowing that there was no way I could cover everything Accordance does in that short amount of time, I came up with the "Seven Strategies for Students" list as my outline. Now that the p ...

Accordance 12 Search Window, Greek & Hebrew (Training Seminar Session 3)

September 13, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — In session 3 of this Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar, David Lang demonstrates the Search Window along with Greek and Hebrew searches. Filmed in San Antonio, Texas, on November 18, 2016. To see more of the videos in this series, please visit our Accordance Training Seminar Videos page. To attend a Training Seminar in person, see our schedule at our Seminars & Shows page.

Irma Updates

September 08, 2017 - Helen Brown — As many of you know, the "headquarters" and office of Accordance are located in central Florida, just a little north of Orlando. Therefore, like millions of other Floridians, we are watching the skies and the news, and preparing for the arrival of hurricane Irma on Sunday and Monday. We are located well inland and do not expect catastrophic damage or flooding, just the inconveniences of probably losing power and communications for a few days. Our servers are all safely located out of state so you should experience no interruption of access to ...

Save Specialized Workspaces (Strategies for Students #7)

September 07, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — This last tip (for now) in our Strategies for Students series is a very basic one that I hope you’re already employing in your academic use of Accordance. If not, read on because your use of Accordance may be about to become much more efficient! A while back, a user asked me for help in something he was trying to do in Accordance. He opened up his own laptop, launched Accordance, and began with, “This is something I do nearly every day.” Just to get to his question, he first had to build this very elaborate Workspace with multiple texts and ...

Paper (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #157)

September 06, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance 12 added a new feature called “Paper.” It allows us to allows us to research and write without ever leaving Accordance. Paper is useful for writing sermons, lectures, articles, commentaries, even books. If you write a lot, you’ll find it just makes life easier. Want to know how? Join Dr. J for this comprehensive tour. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

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