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FREE UPDATE! Anchor Yale Bible Commentary - Judges 1-12

September 23, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — We just added Judges 1-12 as a free update to all who bought or upgraded to the OT set a few weeks ago, so we decided to offer the same amazing prices for one more week. Watch for the notice next Tuesday. The critically acclaimed Anchor Yale Bible Commentary now includes Joshua 1-12 by Thomas B. Dozeman (2015) Judges 1-12 by Jack M. Sasson (2014) Ruth by Jeremy Schipper (2016) Revelation by Craig R. Koester (2015) Click here for more details.

Personal Libraries—Past, Present, and Future

September 23, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the second in that series.] Until age 52, I enjoyed a house full of bookshelves and untold thousands of books. This was true despite living in a variety of homes over the years. Before moving to home #11, though, a wild and almost exuberant question unexpectedly slipped from behind the curtains and took center stage in my mind. Even today, I hesitate to write the question, let alone ...

Accordance 11.2.4 Released

September 21, 2016 - Helen Brown — Yes, it's just bug fixes, but for those Mac users who are upgrading now to macOS Sierra (10.12), it's very important. There was a crash when loading pictures in the beta version of that system which has not been fixed, so our developers provided a workaround. Everything else is working smoothly in Sierra. Please see New Features Since 11 and Bug Fixes Since 11 for details of the fixes. Use Check for App Update in your Utilities menu (Windows) or Accordance menu (Mac). If the item isn't there, you have the App Store version and w ...

Sale: Harvest of NEW & Fruitful Resources

September 20, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Good books are like good seed yielding an abundant harvest that all may enjoy. This week's picks are a wholesome crop of popular, useful, and practical resources that have proven to be fruitful in ministry and biblical studies. An example is the 50% off Introductory Special for the Cornerstone Commentary from Tyndale with notable contributors such as Alan Ross, Philip Comfort, Tremper Longman III, Eugene H. Merrill, and more. What a great NEW work to gather into your library! We are also offering the incomparable Preacher's O ...

UPDATE: Feasting Commentary Expanded

September 19, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — We are happy to announce a free update to the Feasting on the Word Commentary series. The update adds 143 Additional Essays on the lections that are not covered in the Feasting on the Word print volumes, integrated into each year as appropriate. We are confident that this Accordance version of the Commentary is now the most complete and accurate available. To get the latest update, Check for Content Updates. For more information, see an earlier blog post about this series. Feasting on the Word, the Gospels, and ...

New Cornerstone Commentary

September 19, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We just welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in with a blog post as a newbie.] Today I installed Accordance 11 Essential Collection, and the complete Cornerstone Biblical Commentary by Philip W. Comfort, General Editor (Tyndale House Publishers). This acclaimed 20-volume set, based on the New Living Translation, retails in print for $666.80, but is available from Accordance Bible Software for only $199 (introductory price, regularly $399). As a brand-new Accordance user, I decided to ...

Accordance Mobile 2.4 is Here!

September 16, 2016 - David Lang — Accordance Mobile 2.4 is now available from the App Store! This release adds support for Dynamic Interlinears, Liturgical Devotionals, and much more. Here are some highlights of the Accordance 2.4 update: Dynamic Interlinear Devotional Support for Liturgical Tools Enhanced Picture Views Hypertext Settings for Tools Download and Store Improvements Performance Enhancements Bug Fixes For more information, be certain to check out the New Features in Accordance Mobile 2.4 webpage ...

Resources You'll Only Find in Accordance

September 13, 2016 - David Lang — Here at Accordance, we love to talk about the unique things the Accordance application can do: powerful search features like the INFER command, the unparalleled flexibility of the Atlas, the graphical elegance of the Construct window, etc. We don't often focus on the resources that are unique to Accordance: that is, the books and databases you can only get from us. One reason for that is that in the early days of Bible software, many Bible programs competed on the basis of the books they included rather than on the features they ...

Zondervan 6 at 60% Off Sale!

September 03, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Accordance provides great tools that help you to connect to the important truths of the Bible in your preaching, in your individual Bible study, and in your daily living. For a limited time, we are offering unheard-of pricing on six popular Zondervan titles. Now through Friday, September 16, 2016, we are partnering with Zondervan to bring to you incredible savings on a selection of bestselling reference resources in Accordance! For this limited time, you can get these reference tools at over 60% off! Don’t miss these great deals. ...

Goldingay Update

September 02, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — The Old Testament For Everyone (17 Volumes) (Goldingay) is now truly 17 volumes. We just added Lamentations-Ezekiel (vol. 16) and Daniel-Malachi (vol. 17) which completes the set. Please see this blog post for fuller details on this remarkable commentary. The Old Testament for Everyone (17 volumes) $199

Basic Hebrew Searches (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #147)

September 02, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — If you’ve invested the time to learn Hebrew, Accordance is the Bible Software for you! We have a host of Hebrew texts and resources -- and an amazing set of search tools. In this podcast Dr. J covers the five basic kinds of Hebrew searches, modifying those searches with search commands and symbols, and how to type in Hebrew.

Using Grammars for Exegesis--Really!

August 29, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — In my second year of seminary, years ago, I took a Greek syntax and exegesis course. As one might imagine, this course involved writing a syntax and exegesis paper. We were all required to pick a portion of the New Testament and look at it from every angle. We were encouraged to focus only on a verse or even just a sentence or phrase. That paper had to cover every aspect of our passage including linguistic, text-critical and interpretive (historical and modern) understandings. We were told to comb through commentaries, journal articles, ...

NEW! Fresh Illustrations

August 22, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — This past summer while visiting multiple countries in Asia, I was able to sit in on some local church services. In one of these church services, the pastor—an excellent communicator—used an illustration in his sermon that I had actually heard before. On the positive side, it was an illustration that crossed cultural boundaries. On the downside side, though, it was an illustration that I first heard at least two decades ago. Some illustrations, of course, are timeless and will always hold great impact for communicating a biblical idea to ...

Upcoming Accordance Events in Boston

August 18, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance representatives will be in Boston in the coming weeks, and if you're going to be in the area, we hope to see you there. We will be participating in Gordon-Conwell's National Preaching Conference on September 8-9, followed by a free all-day Accordance Training Seminar on September 10. The training seminar is open to anyone, and if you would like more information about the preaching conference, follow the link below: National Preaching Conference Thursday and Friday, ...

Export Citations from Accordance (7 Strategies for Students #3)

August 15, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — In any student's hands, Accordance is an incredible mobile research library. Gone are the days of having stacks of books on the desk as you write your research papers. Instead, Accordance users have access to an immense number of journals, commentaries, monographs, and other reference works right on their own devices! However, as any student knows, all sources must be cited. All modern commentaries in Accordance have bibliographic information at the beginning of titles that can be used in crafting a citation, but Accordance actually ...

Customizing Workspaces (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #146)

August 12, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — Creating and saving custom Accordance Workspaces makes our study time more productive. Switching between projects is easier, we can develop a consistent workflow, and we can save a lot of time over the long haul. Join Dr. J as he explains the six steps to creating a custom Workspace. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

UPDATE! Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series

August 08, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — No Accordance Library can be truly complete without the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary! Widely recognized as the flagship of American biblical scholarship, with a tradition of excellence and commitment to advancing biblical understanding in the 21st century, the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary, under the direction of General Editor John J. Collins, vigorously pursues the goal of bringing to a wide audience the most important new ideas, the latest research findings, and the clearest possible analysis of the Bible. Decades in the making and n ...

UPDATE: 2016 ESV Permanent Text Edition

August 03, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of the 2016 edition of the English Standard Version, also known as the “ESV Permanent Text Edition.” This is a free update for all Accordance users and is available now. The ESV Translation Oversight Committee has continued to fine tune the ESV since its initial release in 2001 with updates being released in 2007 and 2011. The 2016 released is being labeled as permanent because the committee plans to leave the text as is for the foreseeable future. In the past, we divided the ESV ...

NEW! AMG Illustrations Set (4 volumes)

August 01, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — In preaching or teaching settings, good illustrations are essential and with good reason: people tend to remember illustrations easier than other parts of a lesson or sermon. We see illustrations used throughout the Bible, from the Prophets to the teachings of Jesus. An essential part of any communicator’s “toolkit” is a good collection of illustrations, so today we are releasing the much-treasured AMG Illustrations Set comprising 4 volumes of over 4,000 illustrations on every topic from Actions to Worship. The AMG Illustrations Set ...

Use Accordance Editions of Textbooks (7 Strategies for Students #2)

July 29, 2016 - Richard Mansfield — These days, Accordance is a lot more than biblical texts—it’s an entire mobile reference library for biblical studies. And in case you didn’t know, there are also quite a few textbooks available in Accordance for Greek, Hebrew, biblical studies, theology, church history, and more! What’s the advantage of having a textbook in Accordance instead of a print copy? Textbooks in Accordance weigh a lot less than print textbooks. No more backaches from an overstuffed bookbag! Accordance textbooks integrate with your e ...

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