Accordance Blog

January 2018 — December 2018

ETS/AAR/SBL – Great Specials for Everyone!

November 13, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — If you're going to be in Denver this week for the ETS or AAR/SBL meetings, you will definitely want to come by our booth to see what's new in Accordance, enter drawings, and take advantage of conference specials. Of course, not everyone can see us in person, so this week we have something for everyone with new academic titles at introductory discounted pricing and deep discounts on new releases from earlier in the year. You don't have to be in Denver to take advantage of these deep discounts, but if you are, definitely come by and say hello! A ...

A Closer Look at Picture the New Testament (Accordance Exclusive)

November 07, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — For the past decade or more, whenever I taught or preached the Bible, I incorporated visual images into Keynote or PowerPoint slides to illustrate what I was teaching. My method for finding appropriate images depended heavily on Accordance. Yes, I could always search the web, but with Accordance I was guaranteed to find images related to my passage or topic, and I knew that my license to use the software included permission to use any images in teaching or preaching contexts. Up until this week, I would have used three steps to finding images ...

Picture the New Testament (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #175)

November 07, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Ever try to imagine what biblical times were like? Where Jesus walked around Galilee? Or how Paul traveled during his missionary journeys? Accordance is pleased to introduce its newest visual resource, Picture the New Testament. The initial release covers the four Gospels, Acts, and 1-2 Peter. When it is complete, it will span the entire New Testament and include more than a thousand images. Organized canonically, this resource scrolls with our Bibles, offering photos, maps, and other visual illustrations to illuminate every passage. Articles ...

Giving Thanks! Great Publishers, Great Works, Great Prices!

November 06, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — As we enter the last couple of months remaining in 2018, our thoughts turn to giving thanks for everything the year has brought. We get to work with great publishers to provide great works to our great users! And in recognition of our thankfulness to you, we have some great prices on new and favorite works. You will not want to miss a brand-new Accordance exclusive: Picture the New Testament. This resource acts as a kind of picture commentary of the New Testament, providing photographs and images—many found nowhere else—for preachers and ...

NEW! Disciple's Study Bible (Classic Edition)

November 05, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Back in 1988, I was working at New Life Book Shop in Ruston, Louisiana, when Holman Bible Publishers released the Disciple’s Study Bible (DSB). Holman offered a free copy of the DSB to any bookstore employee who could sell 12 copies. I was very up front with the customers to whom I showed this new study Bible. I told them I would get a free copy if I sold 12 of them, but they were under no pressure. Each person who purchased a copy of the DSB for my goal of 12 had to sign their name so that I could prove to Holman I had fulfilled my end of t ...

Text Browser (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #174)

November 02, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Text Browser is is a powerful new feature in Accordance 12.3. the Text Browser searches and displays multiple resources like a Research tab, but it also has all the most important features of a Text tab: Instant Details, cross-highlighting, and an interlinear view. It even will compare texts in multiple languages simultaneously! The Tab displays every Text in a horizontal rows, all of which can be copied & pasted or printed as a group. Dr. J showcases this new feature in this episode and and provides several examples of how it can save ...

MAJOR UPDATE: Accordance 12.3.0 (Windows/macOS)

October 31, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Drop whatever you’re doing and go run App Update in Accordance 12 immediately! We have just released v. 12.3.0, and it’s such a major update, you’ll wonder why we’re not charging for it! Make no mistake, though, Accordance 12.3.0 is FREE to all Accordance 12 users. Accordance 12.3.0 brings a brand new Text Browser feature, significant enhancements to Papers/Stacks, Research, Searching, Web browser, and much more! There’s a lot to explore here, so you may even want to open this web page in your Accordance Web Browser so you can try out all the ...

Votes Are In: Winning Pricing on New Releases and Top Commentaries

October 30, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — The votes are in, and guess who won—YOU! We've got winning prices on new releases and top commentaries for the Accordance Bible Software Library. This week, we're releasing two contemporary favorite resources: William MacDonald's Believer's Bible Commentary and Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee. Plus, we've dropped the prices on the Interpretation series and the Pillar New Testament Commentary. With these great Bible study tools, you'll be set for whatever preaching, teaching, or Bible study challenge comes your way! Believer's Bible ...

NEW! Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee

October 29, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — I fondly remember driving late at night between Kentucky and Louisiana in the early 90s going back and forth three or four times a year between seminary and visiting family back home. Well, it wasn’t the late night drive I remember fondly, but rather listening to J. Vernon McGee’s Thru the Bible radio broadcast. Granted, McGee probably wouldn’t have been accepted by my professors as a proper source for an exegesis paper, but I didn’t care. I enjoyed his wit and style; and although some would not agree with me, I even liked listening to his ...

NEW! MacDonald's Believer's Bible Commentary

October 29, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Although William MacDonald (1917 – 2007) wrote over 84 books in his lifetime, he was best known for the Believer’s Bible Commentary, which we are releasing today for the Accordance Bible Software Library. In addition to being a prolific writer, MacDonald was part of the faculty and eventually president of Emmaus Bible College. It has been said that MacDonald refused to accept royalties for any of his books but instead created a Trust for translating the Believers Bible Commentary into other languages. MacDonald’s own faith background was ...

Two New Releases from Harold Willmington!

October 22, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — We were saddened to learn last week that Dr. Harold Willmington, the longest-serving faculty member at Liberty University, passed away on October 15. Dr. Willmington taught nearly half a century at Liberty. His popularity as a teacher of the Scriptures led to his nickname, “Mr. Bible.” We already had two works by Harold Willmington planned for release this week when we heard of his passing at the age of 86. Willmington’s Guide to the Bible (30th Anniversary Edition) has been a mainstay for over three decades on the desks of Bible preachers a ...

NEW! Life Essentials Study Bible notes

October 15, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Dr. Gene Getz has lived a life dedicated to teaching the Bible. With degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton Graduate School, and New York University, Dr. Getz taught at both Moody and Dallas Theological Seminary before becoming a church planter. He is known for his Bible teaching ministry through dozens of books, radio programs, conference speaking, and church ministry. With The Life Essentials Study Bible notes, you can now access the teaching of Gene Getz right from Accordance! This unique set of study notes brings together a lifetime ...

Recent Accordance Training in the Philippines

October 11, 2018 - Ryan Mudge — Last week I had the pleasure of leading an Accordance Training Seminar at the Biblical Seminary of the Philippines. Over half of the students are Chinese, and most of these are from mainland China. My seminar was translated into Mandarin, as many of the students did not understand much English. They were incredibly encouraged to see the Chinese localized version of Accordance, including our Atlas and Timeline translated into Chinese and our Strong’s tagged Chinese Union Version. It was exciting to see their hunger for studying Scripture! The ...

New Preaching Titles from Langham Partnership!

October 08, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — In 1969, John Stott began donating the proceeds from all of his books (which have sold millions of copies over the years and continue to sell well, even after his death), as well as honoraria from speaking engagements, to the Langham Partnership. Based on the reality that 61% of Christians live in the non-Western world, the Langham Partnership seeks to equip the “Majority World…for mission and and growing to maturity in Christ through the ministry of pastors who believe, teach and live by the Word of God.” Langham Literature is the publishing ...

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 ...

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