Accordance Blog

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 ...

Study Bibles (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #164)

May 14, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — This podcast on Study Bibles provides helpful information on understanding, selecting, and using these resources. It also explains how to construct the best workspaces on both computers and mobile devices. Once the most popular of Bible study helps, Study Bibles are now more portable and efficient than ever in Accordance. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

NEW! “Classic” ICC Volumes

May 14, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — New for the Accordance Bible Software Library: “Classic” New Testament volumes of the International Critical Commentary. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any commentary series other than the International Critical Commentary that was begun in the 19th century and is still being updated today. The original vision by editors Samuel R. Driver, Alfred A. Plummer, and Charles A. Briggs has remained the same: to produce a commentary series on the Bible with the highest level of scholarship, incorporating the latest “linguistic, textual, ...

UPDATE! Accordance 12.2.5 (Win/Mac)

May 02, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Start your App Update engines because Accordance for Windows and Mac has been updated to v. 12.2.5! This FREE update brings a host of new features, changes and bug fixes. The list is actually quite long, but here are a few highlights: Improved Greek Construct searches. Improved ETCBC Noun and other syntax searches. Improved Analytics functions. Improved 3D rendering in the Accordance Atlas. Enhanced ability to search for quotation marks. Updated sample notes file. Getting Started added to the Help menu. Windows: Added support for Ctrl+Alt+A ...

NEW! Bible Speaks Today: Old Testament (33 volumes)

April 30, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the immediate release of The Bible Speaks Today series for the Old Testament, complete in 33 volumes, for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Click/tap images below for larger views of the series in Accordance on various platforms. 1:1The most beautiful of Solomon’s songs. 2O to feel the deepness of the kisses of your mouth! Your gentle touch intoxicates, your fondling strokes inflame, a heady wine more potent than any ancient vintage. 3The aroma of your presence, the fresh fragrance of your name, a wafted scent, ...

Philip & the Ethiopian (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #163)

April 27, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Join Dr. J in this study of the Ethiopian’s conversion (Acts 8:26-40). This podcast digs deeper into the passage, determining its limit, establishing its literary and geographical context, and investigating unclear and unknown items in the passage. The study is a good model of how to use the Info Pane efficiently. Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

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 ...

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 ...