Accordance Blog

January 2018 — December 2018

FLASH SALE: Preaching and Teaching Helps

April 26, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Gone in a FLASH! Only 2 days to get these titles! Don't miss our flash sale on preaching and teaching helps for your Accordance Digital Library. We are offering up to 75% off, so now is the time to add these helpful resources to get you started with some fresh, new helps to teach the Scriptures. Sale ends Saturday, April 28 at 11:59 pm EDT. The Preacher's Goldmine "Golden Nugget Series" Sermon Outlines (59 Volumes) Since 1965 “The Preachers Goldmine” has been producing monthly outlines for pastors, laymen, and students of the Bible. The G ...

Update! Apparatus for the Nestle-Aland 28th ed. Greek New Testament

April 25, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — When we released the Nestle-Aland 28th edition of the Greek New Testament and apparatus (NA28) five years ago, we included everything given to us in electronic form by the publisher, but there were a few items not available to us at the time such as Eusebius’ Letter to Carpian (Epistula ad Carpianum) and the accompanying Canon Tables. Today, we are releasing a major update to the apparatus of the NA28 that not only includes the above mentioned items, but also makes a few other changes. This is a free update for those who have already p ...

April Showers of Academics

April 24, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — After a month-long April Showers of Savings (or April Blizzards for some of you), we have one more week to take your studies to the next level with savings on academic titles for your Accordance Library! First up, we’re excited to announce the release of the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament, a tremendous resource for students, translators, and pastors who want to keep their Greek skills fresh! Also on sale, the recently released and very popular Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge. And don’t miss this: save up ...

New! The B&H Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (9 volumes)

April 23, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — If you’re like me, you’ll want to put the new B&H Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT), in your Exegetical subfolder of the Commentaries folder of your personal Accordance Library. Released today for Accordance, the EGGNT stands in the tradition of similar exegetical guides such as The New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament by Rogers and Rogers and the classic A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament by Zerwick and Grosvenor. What sets the EGGNT apart from these other titles? Two words: b ...

Exploring Constantinople

April 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to go to Istanbul, Turkey, with a friend of mine for an entire week. Why would anyone want to go to Istanbul? Well, Istanbul is the modern name for Constantinople, which was originally called Byzantium. For anyone interested in Roman and Christian history, this is must-see location. Many think of Rome as the prominent Christian city after the time of Constantine the Great’s conversion to Christianity, but the emperor actually moved the seat of government--and the influence of the church with it--to t ...

Is Accordance 64-Bit on the Mac?

April 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — If you run Accordance on a Macintosh computer and recently upgraded to High Sierra 10.13.4, you may have noticed an alert when you run any 32-bit application. The alert states that the particular application you launched “is not optimized for your Mac.” This warning is part of an ongoing transition for macOS from Apple to move all applications to 64-bit code to take full advantage of modern processors and features of the operating system, which is also 64-bit. So what about Accordance on your Mac? We’ve got some great news for you: you may n ...

A Closer Look at Historic Views of the Holy Land

April 19, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Founded in 1881 by Horatio Spafford (author of the famous hymn, "It Is Well with My Soul"), the American Colony in Jerusalem operated a thriving photographic enterprise for almost four decades. Their images document the land and its people, with a special emphasis on biblical and archaeological sites, inspirational scenes, and historic events. One of the photographers, G. Eric Matson, inherited the archive, adding to it his own later work through the "Matson Photo Service." The value of this collection is found in the portrayal of life and ...

Discover Biblical Archaeology Review in Accordance

April 17, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Taking up much less space than a stack of print copies and certainly more versatile, the Accordance version of Biblical Archaeology Review is an invaluable resource for understanding the historical and cultural context of the Bible.

New Accordance Referral Program

April 06, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We are pleased to offer all our users a referral credit. Whenever a new user orders an Accordance XII Collection and lists you as the person who recommended Accordance, you will receive a credit in your account. This credit can be used at any time towards a purchase of Accordance products. The credit reward is as follows: $5 for any Starter Collection purchase $10 for any Learner or Discoverer Collection purchase $20 for aTriple Discoverer or higher Collection purchase Simply share with your friends how you use and love Accordance, and ask ...

Grammars & Construct Searches (Lighting the Lamp Podcast #162)

April 04, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — This episode originated as a viewer request. It shows how to build a Construct search based on a grammar’s description of a particular construction. In this case, Dr. J shows how to find each of Dan Wallace’s four classes of Greek conditional sentences. Ready for a challenge? This episode will do it! Download the workspace featured in this podcast from our User Forums. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

The "Original" Tyndale Bible

March 23, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Earlier this week, we released The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge with apparatus and morphological tagging. The foundation that produced this new edition of the New Testament in Greek shares its name with William Tyndale (1494 – 1536), known for the Tyndale Bible, a translation so controversial at the time that it cost Tyndale his life! William Tyndale believed that all people should have access to the Bible in their own language. While he did not complete the entire Bible before his death, he did translate the ...

NEW! The Greek New Testament Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge

March 19, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Bible Software is excited to announce the immediate release of The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House Cambridge (THGNT). Ours is the first release of this new edition of the Greek New Testament available with morphological tagging. The THGNT comes with an apparatus module that can be read in parallel with the THGNT text or other editions of the Greek New Testament. Dirk Jongkind serves as the primary editor of the THGNT, with associate editor, Peter J. Williams, and assistant editors Peter M. Head and Patrick James. The ...

New! N. T. Wright's Small Faith--Great God

March 19, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — I’m not certain I’d want to share the sermons I first preached in my twenties. It’s not that they were heretical or anything like that; but when I occasionally look at an old sermon I preached from my younger days, I can now see where my outlook and perspective lacked the wisdom of life experience. Some of those old sermons could probably be reworked, but I doubt I’d share them as they essentially are. Of course, I’m no N. T. Wright. I have no doubt that N. T. Wright, former Anglican Bishop of Durham, is one of those figures alive in the ...

Accordance's Web Browser (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #161)

March 18, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance’s internal web browser adds new dimensions to our workflow. In this podcast, Dr. J sketches some of the ways we can use it to enhance our Bible study, connect with colleagues, and access online resources for students, ministers, and professors. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

More Info on WJK’s Old & New Testament Libraries

March 16, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — The Old Testament and New Testament Library (OTL/NTL), from Westminster John Knox Press, includes both commentaries and related topical studies of theology, history, and ethics. The scope and breadth of this series results in a complete biblical studies library just by itself! Want more information about the OTL/NTL? Check out these pages: WJK's OT & NT Library (Accordance Article) NTL Topical Studies (Accordance Blog) A Closer Look at Eichrodt's Theology of the Old Testament (Accordance Blog) Exploring the OT & NT Library (review by ...

A Closer Look at Omanson’s A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament

March 15, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — I’ve written before about taking a class in textual criticism under John Polhill, back in the 90s. I knew nothing about the subject beforehand, but the class stands out as one of the favorite of my MDiv studies. One of our textbooks was A Textual Commentary of the Greek New Testament by the late Bruce M. Metzger. This work, a running commentary of the textual variants chosen by the editorial committee of the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament, still remains a standard work to this day. Twelve years later after the second edition of ...

Accordance 12 Tools, Atlas, and Timeline (Training Seminar Session 4)

March 09, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — In session 4 of this Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar, David Lang demonstrates the use of Accordance Tools, Timeline, and Atlas. Filmed in San Antonio, Texas, on November 18, 2016. To see more of the Training Seminar videos in this series, please visit our Accordance Training Seminar page.

Josiah’s Death (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #160)

March 07, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — King Josiah’s death (2 Kings 23:28-30) was one of the greatest tragedies ever to befall Judah. His decision to try to intercept Pharaoh Neco at the mountain pass of Megiddo cost him his life—and ultimately resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple. Join Dr. J as he digs into this passage using one of Bible study’s most underutilized tools: the Bible Atlas. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

Accordance Mobile Now Available in the Amazon App Store for Android!

February 28, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Mobile is now available in the Amazon App Store for Android! Having access to Accordance Mobile for Android in Amazon's App Store will make installing Accordance easier on devices such as the Amazon Fire or for users who prefer the Amazon App Store over the Google Play Store on their Android devices. Updates to Accordance Mobile will also download via the Amazon App Store just as they do in Google's Store. Tap the badge below to install Accordance Mobile on your Amazon Fire or other Android device using Amazon's services. A ...

Get in the Accordance Lifeboat!

February 23, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Ever feel tossed back and forth on the waves of Bible Software? You purchased Brand X Bible Software because it was supposed to be a help and a time-saver. Everything seemed great at first, but then everything got complicated and more expensive for seemingly little value in return. You feel like you’re drowning in all the distractions from your original reasons for needing the software! Here at Accordance Bible Software, we’d like to throw you a lifeline. Sometimes when I demo Accordance, someone will say, “Wow! I really wish I had seen ...

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