Accordance Blog

January 2020 — December 2020

Free Accordance Webinars for October 18-22, 2020

October 18, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — Have you discovered our free interactive Accordance Webinars? Throughout the week you can participate in live Accordance training in hour-long sessions that cover just the content you need. Here are the free Accordance webinars for the week of October 18-22, 2020. Click on the Register Now button to sign up for any webinar!. Welcome to our webinar on using Graphics in Accordance! We will cover the Accordance Atlas, Timeline, and more! Please join us as we use Accordance to help us dig into God's Word! Taught by Ryan Mudge Monday, October 19, ...

Light the Lamp! Appreciation for Preachers and Teachers!

October 13, 2020 - Accordance Bible Software — New! 40 Questions Series from Kregel (8 Volumes) The 40 Questions Series from Kregel sets out to answer common and difficult questions on a range of specific topics. Each volume provides concise and relevant answers to a series of 40 questions. The volumes included in this bundle: 40 Questions about Creation and Evolution (Keathley, Rooker) 40 Questions about the Historical Jesus (Pate) 40 Questions about Heaven and Hell (Gomes) 40 Questions about Salvation (Barrett) 40 Questions about Calvinism (Wright) 40 Questions about Christians and ...

Using Accordance to Write Your Own Systematic Theology (or Just Keep Good Notes), Pt. 1

October 08, 2020 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — Writing your own volume of systematic theology could be a daunting task. Stopping short of publication, many Accordance users will want to keep track of theological insights—their own and others’—as they make their way through the array of texts and tools the software offers. These two blog posts, patterned after a Webinar I’ve been leading, will focus on systematic theology resources available in Accordance, as well as show you how to maximize user-created modules as a repository of your own theological insights. Accordance has a large and ...

Shine the Light! New and Brilliant Offers

October 06, 2020 - Accordance Bible Software — New and Simply Brilliant! NEW! Hebrew Masoretic Text with Andersen-Forbes Morphology and Syntax Database The Andersen-Forbes database contains advanced morphology and syntax for each word in the Hebrew Bible, based upon the research of Francis I. Andersen and A. Dean Forbes for the last 50 years. This database contains many special features such as word semantic tagging and detailed analysis of the grammatical and linguistic structure of the Hebrew Bible. Regular Price $149 Sale Price $89.90 (Save 40%) Buy Now A NICE COMPANION! Biblical H ...

NEW! Andersen-Forbes Morphology & Syntax Database

October 05, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of the Hebrew Masoretic Text with Andersen-Forbes Morphology and Syntax Database. This unique Hebrew database is the result of over 50 years of continued research and over one year of development just to be integrated into the Accordance Bible Software Library. In the video demo of this unique resource below, you will quickly discover that the Andersen-Forbes database is the most detailed and precise syntax of its kind, and in Accordance is the most advanced implementation of this data on any Bible ...

Bible Software Shakeup

September 24, 2020 - Accordance Bible Software — Imagine discovering that the Bible software you depend on has been sold to another company and discontinued. Or that the original developer has simply decided to close up shop. Recent shakeups in the Bible Software industry have left many thousands of users wondering how they will continue their studies, sermon preparation, and personal Bible study. As an Accordance user, you don’t have to face that kind of upheaval. Accordance has been going strong for more than 26 years now. We’ve weathered major technology changes, supported multiple ...

3 Tips for Presenting with Accordance

September 02, 2020 - David Lang — When you teach, do you export information from Accordance into a presentation program like Keynote or PowerPoint, or do you present information directly from Accordance? For me, it depends on what I’m trying to do. If I’m teaching a carefully crafted lesson which calls for polished graphics and clearly delineated points, I’ll use Keynote. I do that for most of the Bible lesson videos on my YouTube channel, alternating between video of myself talking and graphic or text slides which illustrate the points I’m making. On the other hand, if I’m ...

Sign up now for the September 2020 Accordance eAcademy!

August 28, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — We're just a little over two weeks away from our next Accordance eAcademy! On September 15, we will offer three free web-based sessions focusing on the theme “The Hebrew Bible: An Old Testament Focus.” The following topics will be covered in our eAcademy sessions: Doing Hebrew Right (-to-Left): Don’t Get Turned Around in Your Study of Hebrew (David Lang) The Book of Joshua: How to Approach Book Studies in the Hebrew Bible (Dr. Roy Brown) The Old Testament Adventure! (Dr. Dave Langston) For more details, including bios and session d ...

Take Class Notes in Accordance (7 Strategies for Students #2)

August 17, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — Note: This blog post continues in the revision of the Seven Strategies for Students series, bringing helpful ideas and tips up to date with the latest features in Accordance. When I began my M.Div classes in the early '90s, laptops were a luxury most of us could not afford, and professional-grade Bible software like Accordance was non-existent (Accordance 1.0 was released in 1994). In class, I took my notes by hand with pencil and paper. Then, I went home and transcribed them onto my desktop computer in Microsoft Word. Although this r ...

Hebrew and Greek Study Spectacular

August 11, 2020 - Accordance Bible Software — Fall semester begins soon! Due to the current health crisis, many students will find themselves studying remotely—away from the classroom and campus library. A solid personal Accordance Library has always been essential, but now so more than ever! Over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of deep discounts on indispensable texts and reference works for your studies. Whether you’re able to attend classes in person or have to study remotely, Accordance has the tools you need for success in your academic work! And ...

Save Specialized Workspaces (7 Strategies for Students #1)

August 07, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — Note: From 2016 - 2017, I wrote a series of blog posts titled “7 Strategies for Students Who Use Accordance.” This series was based upon an in-person seminar I had led a number of times, and now we also have a webinar by the same name. Although the vast majority of the content in these original posts is still relevant, it does not always incorporate some of the newer features in Accordance such as Papers, Stacks, and the internal web browser. And, of course, none of the screenshots reflect Accordance as it appears in v. 13. With that in mind, ...

5 Things Developing the New Timeline Taught Me About History

July 13, 2020 - David Lang — I used to think I was something of a history buff, but working on the Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition has taught me that I still have a lot to learn. Here are five things developing the new Timeline taught me about history. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is how very small our world really is: in mere months, a virus originating on one side of the planet has wreaked havoc across the globe. We tend to think that kind of worldwide interconnectedness began with the advent of modern air travel, but the airplane has only sped up c ...

The Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition (Lighting the Lamp Podcast #187)

July 08, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — In the first new installment of the Lighting the Lamp Podcast in over a year, Rick Mansfield sits down with David Lang to discuss the new Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition. David provides a quick tutorial that will get you up to speed on all the new features. Timeline Expanded Edition Regular Price $49.90 Buy Now Upgrade from the Original Timeline Regular Price $34.90 Buy Now

A Closer Look at the Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition

July 01, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — The previous Accordance Timeline was impressive, but the new Expanded Edition is truly unparalleled. Certainly there is an emphasis on biblical and religious history, but I don't know of any tool like this, whether in Bible software or something else. And considering you can add your own events to the 3,000 items already in the Timeline, this becomes a dream tool for both the amateur and professional historian alike. What's new in the Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition? the ability to amplify to the Timeline from a Scripture reference more ...

New Titles for Patristic Studies!

June 15, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — Studies in Patristics (the writings and history of the Early Church) continue to grow in popularity. It’s one thing to read about the writings of the early Christians, but it’s something else entirely to read these writers in their own words—whether in original languages or translations. Today, we’re adding to our Patristic offerings for Accordance with a Greek and English set of the Desert Fathers as well as the first installments in the Popular Patristics Series adapted for the Accordance Library. If you have never read the Church Fathers, ...

New Backgrounds, Hermeneutical & Literary Studies from Eerdmans

May 18, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — We understand the Bible through many approaches. Two that are essential for unlocking ancient documents are background, cultural, and literary studies of ancient times as well as hermeneutical methods. This week, we are releasing six titles from Eerdmans publishing that you will want for enhancing your study in Accordance. Five of these titles are from famed Old Testament Yale University professor John J. Collins, and one selection is from Laura Zucconi of Stockton University. As these new releases are all monographs with hyperlinks to ...

A Closer Look at the Complete Biblical Library

May 11, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — Last week, we released The Complete Biblical Library: Old & New Testament Study Bibles with Hebrew & Greek Dictionaries for Accordance Bible Software. The print version, originally comprising 37 volumes, was the result of 20 years of biblical scholarship from over 500 individuals (see full list of contributors). You can read about the contents of the CBL on our product pages, but we wanted you to see it for its comprehensive approach to Bible study. Therefore, we have put together a 10 minute video covering the highlights of this w ...

Accordance eAcademy: May 12, 2020

May 06, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — Our recent one-day eAcademys have been so successful (we had over 600 distinct registrations for the one in April) that we're making them a regular event! Next week on May 12, we will offer three sessions with distinctive focus: Designing Workspaces, Biblical Archeology, and Intermediate Greek. This Accordance eAcademy offers live, web-based teaching that strives to focus on distinctive and practical topics, presentation of beneficial resources, and training on how to study more effectively using Accordance! As with other eAcademy events this ...

One Day Only: eAcademy, April 14

April 06, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — We had such an incredible turnout for our March eAcademy that we're offering a special one-day eAcademy event to be held on April 14! TITLE/THEME: “Power Searching and Extra-biblical Resources in Accordance!” This Accordance eAcademy will offer live, web-based teaching on many extra-biblical resources found in Accordance including what they are and how to use them! We’re also presenting training on how to study more effectively in Accordance using “Power Searches” to find what you are looking for more efficiently! EVENT: Live web-based ...

Yes! We Are Open!

March 23, 2020 - Richard Mansfield — The worldwide COVID-19 crisis we all find ourselves in is unprecedented in our lifetime. In the midst of all the uncertainty, we just wanted to reassure you that we at Accordance are here and open for business. Having offices in central Florida (right in the hurricane zone) for over 25 years has taught us how to prepare and carry on during emergency situations. So please don’t hesitate to call (407-339-5855), email, or chat (top right of page) with us just as you normally would. Our awesome customer service, sales, and support teams are ready ...

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