Accordance Blog

January 2019 — December 2019

Why Buy Bible Software (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #182)

March 18, 2019 - Timothy Jenney — Why do millions of people use Bible software every day? They have discovered its many advantages! Join Dr. J as he reviews the reasons so many people have chosen Bible software to assist them in their own study of the Bible. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp Podcast!

Three New Teaching Tools from B&H

March 18, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Teachers (and preachers, for that matter) will definitely want to take a look at this week’s new Accordance releases from B&H. We have a commentary, illustration resource, and a guide to pronouncing names and places. All three are available for introductory pricing for a limited time. This incredibly valuable resource from W. Murray Severance offers pronunciation for over 7,000 names in the Bible, including place names and names of God. Each name includes a phonetic spelling as well as an icon that lets you hear the pronunciation. Some ...

25 Reasons We’re Still Going Strong: Motivation

March 14, 2019 - David Lang — When Accordance 1.0 was released 25 years ago, there were seemingly dozens of Bible software programs to choose from. Today, only a small handful are still in operation. So how has Accordance managed to keep going strong after all these years? In this series of posts, I'll consider 25 reasons I think we've managed to defy the odds. In this post, I'll cover the first five reasons, which all have to do with the motivations that drive us. Motivational Reasons 1. We're passionate about the Bible. We believe the Bible is the most important book y ...

Get or Upgrade to Accordance for $25!

March 12, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — All year long, we're celebrating 25 years of Accordance Bible Software! It's no secret that Accordance has always had a very low entry point for getting the full Accordance "engine" along with a solid beginner's Bible Study Library. This week, though, we're going to a lower price than we've ever gone before by slashing the cost of the Accordance 12 Basic Starter Collection to only $25! That's $25 for a Collection that normally costs $59.90 for content valued at $199! Learn More And the Basic Starter Collection is $25 across the board, ...

Upgrade from Accordance Lite (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #181)

March 11, 2019 - Timothy Jenney — Enjoying Accordance Lite? We’d like to invite you to upgrade to Accordance’s Basic Starter Collection, our least expensive collection. Its rich array of modern Bible study resources form a well-rounded library suitable for personal study. The Collection also includes the full version of Accordance, Accordance Desktop Desktop for Windows and macOS computers. It has many more features than Accordance Lite. Add speed and power to your Bible study today! NOTE: The $25 special price for the Accordance 12 Basic Starter Collection is only available ...

Upgrade from Accordance Mobile (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #180)

March 11, 2019 - Timothy Jenney — Enjoying Accordance Mobile? We’d like to invite you to upgrade to Accordance’s Basic Starter Collection, our least expensive collection. Its rich array of modern Bible study resources form a well-rounded library suitable for personal study. The Collection also includes Accordance Desktop for Windows and macOS computers, which has many more features than Accordance Mobile. Add speed and power to your Bible study today! NOTE: The $25 special price for the Accordance 12 Basic Starter Collection is only available from March 12 - 25, 2019. Check ...

Flexibility & Capability: John Galle's Accordance 25 Story

March 08, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — The primary reason I became a Macintosh user: Accordance. In 1998, I was living outside the continental United States in the Navy, and my daughter started college in Indiana. I was using a Windows computer and tried to upgrade it to do e-mail; it was a disaster. About that time I wrote to Dave Powlison, a professor I had while at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dave told me he was using Accordance on his Macintosh. I’ve never regretted using Accordance. Sales and support people have always been friendly and responsive. Great bargains at ...

We’re Moving!

March 01, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — On March 2nd, we’ll be moving to a new and larger office space for our HQ in Altamonte Springs, Florida! Hopefully, we will have most of everything moved on Monday when the business day starts. However, please be patient with us as we get set up and settled into our new digs! Our phone numbers will remain the same, but if no one immediately answers next week, you can always email us at [email protected] and [email protected] Thanks for your prayers and patience during what will hopefully be a brief time of transition! ...

"Check It Out!" David Lang's Accordance 25 Story

February 28, 2019 - David Lang — “Someone's going to be demoing this new Bible program for the Mac during lunch. You should come check it out.” David (same first name as mine!) was one of the three other guys who had survived the high attrition rate of our seminary's “Academic Hebrew” class. He was also an avid Mac user who had been “evangelizing” me ever since I happened to mention that I was looking to buy a computer. What better way to convince me of the Mac's superiority than to show me a new Bible study program designed exclusively for Macintosh computers? Our seminary ...

New Study Bibles from OUP!

February 25, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — We are releasing three much-requested study Bible notes today. One is a brand-new release, and the other two are long-awaited updates! Used in more classrooms than any other edition of the Bible, The New Oxford Annotated Bible has set the standard for academic study of the Scriptures through five editions over nearly six decades. The NOAB has consistently remained one of the most-requested titles for the Accordance Library. You won’t currently find the NOAB on any other Bible software platform, in any edition, let alone the new 5th edition ...

25 Years Filled with Thankfulness

February 22, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — 25 Years Filled with Thankfulness! § First and foremost, we are thankful to God for his many blessings and for letting Accordance bless others for 25 plus years! § Second, we are thankful to you our Accordance family for your continual loyalty, support, and encouragement. Thanks to you, we have continued to exist and serve you! We are so grateful that you are our wonderful ambassadors helping Accordance to be better known by people who delight in the study of the Scriptures. You don’t know how much we appreciate it when we get a note from ...

The 25 Most Important Events in Accordance's 25-Year History

February 21, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — This week, we officially kicked off our Accordance 25th Anniversary Celebration. It's hard to believe that it's been a quarter of a century since Accordance 1.0 was released on floppy disks! Back then, Accordance was only available for Macintosh computers. Now, in addition to macOS, Accordance can be used on macOS, Windows, Android and iOS. We have lots of exciting news to announce in 2019, our 25th year, but first let's take a look back at some of the pivotal events since 1994. (1) February 1994: In cooperation with the Gramcord Institute, ...

Tell Us Your "Accordance 25" Story!

February 14, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — 2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of Accordance Bible Software v. 1.0! Way back in 1994, the very first version of Accordance was released to the world. We’re taking the whole year to celebrate, and we’d like you to join us! We’d like to hear the details of your “Accordance 25 Story.” Whether you started using Accordance 25 years ago, 25 days ago, or somewhere in between, we’d like to hear your “Accordance 25 Story.” Write what you like, but here are some starter prompts: When did you first discover Accordance, and why did you ...

Zondervan EBC Specials

February 05, 2019 - Accordance Bible Software — Expositor's Bible Commentary (Revised) (13 Volumes) Relaunched in 2006, the fully revised EBC features 30 new contributors and more than 60% brand new content. It includes new and revised commentary by leading scholars, including D. A. Carson, Walter C. Kaiser, Andreas Köstenberger, Mark L. Strauss, and more. Solidly evangelical in viewpoint, the new EBC is substantially updated in its discussion of theological and critical issues. Regular Price $459 Sale Price $229.99 (Save 50%) Buy Now Expositor's Bible Commentary (12 Volumes) Seventy-eight ...

NEW! Holman Illustrated Study Bible

February 04, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Some of the shepherds of the faithful, however, have too often closeted themselves in dim libraries, speculating about the redaction of texts and raising questions about the believability of the gospel stories. Only recently, with renewed attention to the physical remnants of first-century Palestine and the evidence of Jewish religion of that period, has the withering “quest for the historical Jesus” been abandoned, and a new flowering of “Jesus studies”—exploring culture, language, and place—begun. In gray winters of the Teutonic North, the ...

Quick Demo of Accordance (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #179)

January 30, 2019 - Timothy Jenney — This quick demo covers the basic features of Accordance for those studying the Bible in translation (typically in English). Accordance has added a number of additional features since the original Accordance 12 demo, including the Text Browser and Live Click. This updated demo includes those features. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp Podcast!

New! Handbooks for Old & New Testament Exegesis (Kregel)

January 21, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Today we are releasing two new series from Kregel Academic for the Accordance Bible Software Library: Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis (6 volumes) and Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis (3 volumes). This series is complete with the exception of a remaining volume on the Gospels and Acts to be released at a future date. Accordance users may purchase these volumes in OT and NT sets, as well as individual volumes. These volumes grew out of the conviction that the same exegetical tools for one part of the Bible cannot always be applied to ...

New! Decker's Koine Greek Reader

January 21, 2019 - Richard Mansfield — Koine (from the Greek κοινός) refers to the style of ancient Greek in the late Hellenistic period. Koine is most often associated with the kind of Greek language found in the New Testament, but it also can characterize a wider body of literature including the Septuagint (LXX) and Early Church writings, among others. A little over three years ago, we released Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook by Rod Decker (see also our "Closer Look" at this title). This had been a posthumous release after Decker’s untimely passing a ...

Writing Seminary Exegesis Papers with Accordance

January 11, 2019 - Ryan Mudge — One of the most important tasks for a seminary student to learn is to learn how to exegete the Bible, especially in the original Greek and Hebrew. Few things are more important for those in training for ministry than to know how to rightly interpret the Scriptures. I had the responsibility of writing an exegetical paper on 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 for my Greek Exegesis class this past semester. Part of what made the task a joy instead of a burden was using Accordance for researching and writing the paper. I couldn’t imagine doing this work ...

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