Accordance Blog

January 2018 — December 2018

Hot Deals & Cool Savings! FLASH SALE #5

July 20, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Feel the Summer Relief with Our Final Flash Sale! Well, the summer temperatures may still be hot where you are, but we hope our Hot Deals & Cool Savings Flash Sales this month have brought you some amount of relief. If time got away from you on any of our Hot Deals, don’t worry! This final Flash Sale has EVERYTHING in the previous four flash sales; but just like before, these Cool Savings will truly be gone in 48 hours. Explore the Bible in greater depth. This set of commentaries includes the complete New Testament as well as Genesis, ...

Hot Deals & Cool Savings! FLASH SALE #4

July 18, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Feel the Summer Relief with Our Fourth Flash Sale! Flash Sale #5 (Final Flash Sale) Begins Friday, July 20! In the days before air conditioning, staying cool could be difficult. You might sit in the shade with a good book and think cool thoughts. One of those books might have been a volume from the Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary or a classic study from the International Critical Commentary. Coming across something interesting, you might have looked it up in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Fortunately, along came ...

Sweet Summer Deals & New Release: Apollos OT Commentary

July 17, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Some might think of this time of year as the “lazy days of summer,” but not us! We’re thinking this in-between time is the perfect opportunity to build up the commentary section in your personal Accordance Library, so we’ve got some Sweet Summer Deals for you! First off, take a look at the Apollos Old Testament Commentary, released this week for Accordance. This unique series was described by one reviewer as combining “the best of biblical scholarship with a passion for the message of the text.” Introductory discounts are available. And don’t ...

NEW! Apollos Old Testament Commentary (10 volumes)

July 16, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — “Now a Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man who was competent in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately about Jesus, although he knew only John’s baptism.” (Acts 18:24-25, CSB) Luke describes Apollos with high praise. Apollos is both eloquent and competent in his understanding of the Scriptures—which at this time would have only referred to the Old Testament. Moreover, Apollos knows how to apply this ...

Importing BibleWorks Notes (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #168)

July 09, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance 12.2.7 and later allows users to import their BibleWorks notes folder into a new Accordance User Notes file. Join Dr. J as he provides a quick overview of User Notes in Accordance and then explains how to use the new import feature. This podcast also describes the current import limitations—and suggests a strategy for managing old and new notes. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

Ada Yardeni (1937 - 2018)

July 05, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We were saddened to hear that Ada Yardeni passed away on June 29, 2018 at the age of 81. Known for her work in the historic development of the Hebrew language and epigraphy, Yardeni was also an excellent calligrapher and forgeries expert. Her personal website describes her as having “authored and co-authored over fifty books and papers on Hebrew Paleography. She is most famous for The Book of Hebrew Script—the authority on the subject and for A-dventure-Z: The Story of the Alphabet. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Yardeni has drawn on ...

Live Click (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #167)

June 29, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Live Click uses a simple click to search for verse references in all texts and words in all texts, lexicons, and Bible dictionaries. We added the feature in Accordance 12.2.7 at the request of former BibleWorks users, who missed a similar function in their old software. Now, with the release of Accordance 12.2.8, Live Click offers more features and even quicker searches. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast! See the latest improvements to the Live Click.

What’s New in Accordance Mobile 2.7 for iOS

June 25, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Mobile 2.7 for iOS is a major update bringing a wealth of new features and improvements. Support for syncing and viewing Papers. Take your Papers documents from Accordance 12 with you for reading or presentation on your iPhone or iPad. Improved User Notes. Now you can tap a User Note icon next to the text to view or edit it. An improved User Note edit interface allows you to view the verse for which a note is being added. Improved audio features. The interface for playing Accordance audio-based titles has been improved. We have a ...

The Accordance Advantage (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #166)

June 18, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Bible Software users have a long history of switching to Accordance. They have given us multiple reasons for it over the years: they’ve switched to a platform their old software doesn’t support, they want more resources, or additional software features, or better customer support, or a smartphone app that doesn’t require internet access to work. Some have gotten weary of repurchasing the same resources every time they upgrade; others are forced to switch because their old software has been discontinued. Happily, once people use Accordance, ...

New! Seventh-day Adventist Bundles

June 18, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We are pleased to announce the release of two major bundles of Seventh-day Adventist materials for the Accordance Bible Software Library. The Seventh-day Adventist Church traces its denominational roots to mid 18th century America but has become an international and ethnically diverse Christian presence in today's world. The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle allows the reader to go to the very roots of the movement, and the Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle provides an excellent survey of contemporary SDA thought. These works are perfect ...

Update! Accordance 12.2.7 Arrives with BibleWorks-Friendly Features

June 15, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 12.2.7 (Windows/Mac) delivers all-new features with BibleWorks users in mind, but we believe all Accordance users will appreciate them, too! Accordance Bible Software will now import BibleWorks notes, and the new Live Click feature will completely change the way you study the Bible! Every feature shown in this fast-paced video is brand new to Accordance Bible Software. You may need to pause the video at times to take in the examples shown. In the coming weeks, we will go into much greater detail on each new feature in our Lighting ...

New! Perspectives Series from B&H (14 volumes)

June 11, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — New for the Accordance Library, the 14-volume Perspectives series from B&H Publishing brings together leading scholars to debate some of the most challenging issues in biblical studies, theology, and pastoral ministry. Click/tap on images below for a larger view of sample Perspectives content. If you’re familiar with similar series, such as Counterpoints from Zondervan or Spectrum from IVP, then you already know the format. A debatable subject—usually doctrinal—or a difficult question is addressed by panel of experts on the subject. None ...

BibleWorks Crossover Packages

June 04, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Accordance Bible Software runs natively on Windows, Macintosh, Android, and iOS. We were saddened to hear late last week that BibleWorks will cease commercial operations on June 15. BibleWorks and Accordance were both launched in the early 1990s, and our companies have worked together on a number of projects over the years. We highly respect the ethical standards of BibleWorks, and consider the staff of BibleWorks our friends. Although there are many differences between BibleWorks and Accordance, both platforms have maintained a ...

Webinar: Preparing a Lesson with Accordance

June 01, 2018 - David Lang — In this previously recorded webinar, David Lang demonstrates how to prepare a Bible lesson using Accordance Bible Software. Each week, we offer a number of free hour-long webinars on a variety of subject related to using Accordance Bible Software. Join in on a live demonstration regardless of whether you just want to check us out, or if you’re a new user wanting to get up to speed, or even if you’ve been using Accordance for a long time and want to take your Accordance skills to the next level. Be certain check out upcoming webinars regularly ...

NEW! New Studies in Biblical Theology (42 volumes)

May 29, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to release 42 volumes of the ongoing New Studies in Biblical Theology series from InterVarsity Press. Edited by D. A. Carson, these titles are now available for the Accordance Bible Software Library as a bundle or by individual title. Note: click/tap images below for a larger view. What’s the difference between biblical theology and systematic theology? The IVP Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms is a good source for finding descriptions that distinguish between the two. I’ve added a screenshot above for you to read the f ...

Hebrew Text Criticism: A Case Study (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #165)

May 28, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Hebrew text criticism requires working with texts in multiple languages. Fortunately, Accordance Bible Software and its extensive original language resources makes that task easier. Join Dr. J in this episode as he tackles the age-old problem of Deut 32:34-45. Does it prophesy a Day of Judgment, as the Samaritans argue? Or is it a more general promise that God will avenge his people, as found in the Massoretic text? The textual variants in these verses make all the difference. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

Updates to Accordance on Windows/Android/Mac + Privacy Policy

May 25, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — The big release came a couple of weeks ago with v. 1.1, which brought Instant Details, hyperlinks, and images to our Android version of Accordance. Version 1.1.1 offers a few bug fixes. You can update through the Google Play Store or the Amazon Appstore for Android. For more information see our Accordance Mobile for Android page. Accordance 12.2.6 (Windows/Macintosh) This newest Accordance release brought several bug fixes and improvements. None of these changes are major, but there are quite a few of them spread out across the interface. If ...

Webinar: Accordance Sermon Preparation in Action

May 21, 2018 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — Join Pastor Abram Kielsmeier-Jones, in this previously-recorded webinar, as he walks you through the entire sermon process using Accordance from initial brainstorming to final preaching draft. To take part in our multiple free webinar offerings throughout the week, please see our Accordance Webinars page. And to watch other previously-recorded sessions, check out our Webinar Archives.

Upcoming Shows & Seminars in Chicago, Illinois & Sydney, Australia

May 18, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — This month, we've got both hemispheres covered with upcoming shows and seminars in both Chicago, Illinois and Sydney, Australia! And even better, the Training Seminars are all FREE! Chicago, Illinois Monday-Thursday May 21-24, 2018 Moody Bible Institute 820 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 You do not have to attend the conference to attend the training seminar. Free Accordance Training Chicago, Illinois Friday, May 25, 2018 9 AM to 1 PM Moody Bible Institute 820 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 Building: George Sweeting Center / Room: 2 ...

UPDATE! Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1

May 17, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — When we released Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.0 back in February, we knew it didn’t yet have all the regular features Accordance users have come to expect, but we didn’t want to delay it even one more day. At that time we promised that certain features would be added soon in an upcoming update. Well, today is the day we are releasing Accordance Mobile for Android v. 1.1 in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android with the essential features we’ve all been waiting for! There are three main new features in Accordance Mobile ...

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