Accordance Blog

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 ...

Webinar: Accordance Mobile for iOS, Part 1

February 22, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — In this previously recorded webinar, you'll discover everything you need to know to get started with Accordance Mobile for iOS. Download Accordance Mobile to your iPhone or iPad from the App Store, or learn more details. Not an Accordance Mobile user yet? Explore the list of free modules available when you register!

NEW! Witherington's Psalms, Isaiah: Old & New

February 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Why is New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III writing about Old Testament books? A while back Witherington noticed that Isaiah and Psalms were quoted more in the New Testament than any other Old Testament writings—by a wide margin. There’s much to be said about his titles (and by the way, he wrote them in this order, and there’s a third volume on the Torah for later this year; so, I recommend reading the Isaiah volume first): Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics Psalms Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and ...

NEW! Exegetical Summary Series from SIL International

February 20, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — New for the Accordance Library: EXEGETICAL SUMMARY SERIES 30 volumes from SIL International I’ve always enjoyed referencing the kind of linguistic tools that don’t aim to be complete commentaries but rather provide grammatical and syntactical information not immediately apparent when looking at a verse in the Bible. Older works such as Wuest’s Word Studies from the Greek New Testament and Robertson’s Word Pictures in the New Testament fall into this category, though they both can be a bit dated in places these days. With greater brevity, a ...

Highlighting in Accordance Mobile for iOS

February 19, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Discover three methods to highlight important text in Accordance Mobile for iOS. Download Accordance Mobile to your iPhone or iPad from the App Store, or learn more details. Not an Accordance Mobile user yet? Explore the list of free modules available when you register!

Accordance Mobile in the Google Play Store

February 15, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Mobile for Android smartphones and tablets is now available in the Google Play Store! Now you can download Accordance Mobile, as well as future updates, directly to any Android device with access to the Google Play Store. The app is a free download. New Accordance users can sign up for an account to receive a free introductory Collection of titles to start your personal Accordance Library. Current Accordance users can log in to their accounts from within the app to download their personal library of Bibles and other reference w ...

Observing Lent with Accordance

February 12, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — This Wednesday—Ash Wednesday on the Christian calendar—marks the beginning of the annual forty days known as Lent for Roman Catholics and Protestant observers of the season. Eastern churches begin the observation of Great Lent five days later. What is Lent? According to the Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion, being released for Accordance today, “Lent is a time of self-reflection and penitence, a time to acknowledge our sinfulness and need for God’s mercy. From the church’s earliest days, Lent was a time of preparation for baptism of new ...

NEW! NAC Studies in Bible & Theology (11 volumes)

February 05, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — The authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews has been debated since the early centuries of church history. Although the traditional view fell to the Apostle Paul as the author, the majority of modern scholarship has rejected this view. Many would consider a definitive answer to this question impossible to answer, but that hasn’t stopped scholarly investigation into the subject. When David L. Allen wrote the Hebrews volume in the New American Commentary series, he paid more attention to the issues surrounding authorship than many modern ...

Accordance Mobile for Android 1.0--Out of Beta!

February 01, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — The wait is over for Android users who want to take their Accordance content on their smartphones and tablets! The Accordance Mobile for Android app makes it easy to view a commentary or study Bible in parallel with your Bible or to view two Bible translations side by side. Search the Bible in its original languages or in translation, including grammatical and key number searching! Your initial download will include a small selection of Accordance modules. You can complete your free Android Starter Collection by registering an Accordance ...

Remembering R. C. Sproul (1939 - 2017)

January 31, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season at the end of last year, most of the secular world missed the passing of one of the great Christian thinkers of our time: Robert Charles Sproul—known by most from his initials, “R. C.” The word “thinker” is used in the previous sentence because Sproul wore many descriptive hats, including pastor, writer, theologian, radio personality, ministry founder, professor, academic dean, and more. None of these titles fully encompass who Sproul was and how he will be remembered; but needless to say, his ...

NEW! Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary

January 22, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announced the immediate availability of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Introductory discounted pricing is available for a limited time. From the publisher: Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible ...

Read through the Greek Gospels in 2018!

January 01, 2018 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — In 2018 I plan to read the Greek Gospels in a Year. Will you join me? I’ve created a reading plan, which divides the Gospels into three months each, with readings scheduled for Monday through Friday. This leaves weekends open to catch up, review, or take a break. Since study of grammar and vocabulary makes for good "cross-training" (as Prof. Rob Plummer calls it), there is also a weekly reading suggestion for an accompanying Greek textbook: Rod Decker’s Reading Koine Greek. The plan also includes suggested passages for ​lectio divina each ...