Accordance Blog

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 ...

Accordance 12.2 (Lighting the Lamp Podcast #159)

December 18, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance 12.2 is our latest update. This podcast provides an overview of its improvements and major new features, including adding an internal web browser and support for the Arabic Quran. Join Dr. J as he guides us through the very latest Accordance has to offer. [Accordance 12.2 Basic] Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

Major Update! Accordance Mobile for iOS 2.6

December 17, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance updates keep on coming! Yesterday, we released Accordance 12.2 for Windows & Mac; and today, we’re excited to announce the release of Accordance Mobile for iOS v. 2.6. Version numbers by themselves don’t mean much, but let me say up front that this is one of our biggest updates ever for Accordance Mobile! Just in time for the holiday season, Accordance Mobile 2.6 is here with an incredible number of user-requested features and updates! You asked for it, and here it is! If you prefer to turn pages instead of scrolling, now you ...

Major Update! Accordance 12.2 for Windows & Mac

December 16, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Although a designation like “12.2” might seem like this is merely another interim release for Accordance with a few minor changes and bug fixes, there’s a whole lot more here than that. In fact, Accordance 12.2 is a major update with significant new features. And best of all, it’s absolutely free for current Accordance 12 users! So, what’s new in Accordance 12.2? Here are some of the major new features and updates: At first, you might be asking, “Why would I want a web browser in Accordance?” I can sum up the main advantage in one phrase: the ...

Highlights from the 2017 ETS & SBL Meetings

December 02, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — November is always a busy month for us with new releases and our participation in the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). Maybe you were able to attend one or both of these conferences and drop by our booth. But if you weren’t there this year, here are a few highlights! Accordance Bible Software always has a tremendous presence at these events in which we create an open area for old and new customers to come sit down, learn, ask questions, and experience Accordance for ...

Accordance Mobile for Android: Open Beta!

November 09, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Over the past year or so, nearly every day I've responded to Accordance users on our forums, our various social media venues or in private messages and conversations asking me when our long-promised Android version of Accordance Mobile will be ready. While our Android version has taken longer than we had hoped, along the way, many have asked if we could even release just a reader for Android so that Accordance users could have access to their Accordance Library on their favorite non-Apple mobile phones and tablets. Of course, we’re not ...

Dr. Holmstedt Invites Your Hebrew Syntax Questions for His Upcoming SBL Session

November 08, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Dr. Robert Holmstedt, Professor of Biblical Hebrew and West Semitic Languages at the University of Toronto, invites Accordance users attending the Society of Biblical Literature conference in Boston next week to submit Accordance syntax searches now that you’d like him to demonstrate in the Hebrew Bible or Dead Sea Scrolls in his upcoming session. Session details: M18-101 Accordance Syntactic Databases Saturday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM Marriott Copley Place-Yarmouth (Fourth Level) Catalog description: Syntactic Databases for Biblical and Early J ...

A Closer Look at John Warwick Montgomery

November 02, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — In Tough-Minded Christianity: Honoring the Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery, editors William A. Dembski and Thomas Schirrmacher write this of John Warwick Montgomery: Bursting on the intellectual scene of the 1960s like a meteor, he was a theologian with an attitude. Christian orthodoxy was for him not just true. Nor was it merely defensible, as though it were but one among many credible intellectual options. For Montgomery, Christian orthodoxy could be and needed to be vindicated. And with unstoppable energy he was going to make that h ...

Accordance 12 for the Mac App Store Is Now Available!

October 27, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — For those of you who prefer to get your apps from the Mac App Store (MAS), your wait is over. Accordance 12 is now available for download! Accordance 12 MAS is a great way to introduce new users to Accordance, especially those users who only like to download applications directly from Apple's servers. Downloading Accordance 12 MAS is free because it is essentially the same as Accordance 12 Lite that we released last November. From an in-app purchase in Accordance 12 MAS, a user can upgrade to a Starter 12 Collection and unlock all features of ...

Read to Me (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #158)

October 23, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — Not sure how to pronounce Greek or Hebrew properly? Accordance’s audio resources for the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament can help! This podcast covers how to use them on Macs, PCs, and iPhone/iPads. In addition, if you are a Mac user, Accordance can use any one of its high-quality system voices to read any text or tool. That includes Bibles in a variety of international languages. [Accordance 12: Basic] Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

A Closer Look at Eichrodt's Theology of the Old Testament (OTL)

October 18, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Walther Eichrodt (1890-1978) taught at University of Basel (Switzerland) from 1921-1966 where Karl Barth also taught. Previously, he had received his education at Griefswald, Heidelberg and Erlangen where, like Gerhard von Rad, he studied under Otto Procksch. He was a close colleague to Adolf Schlatter with whom he often led Bible conferences. In 1933, Eichrodt broke with many of his recent teachers and peers by publishing Theology of the Old Testament (now in its 5th edition, 1960), affirming that the Hebrew Scriptures were not a substandard ...

NEW! Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament (Wallace)

October 09, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Two decades later, Bart D. Ehrman’s book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament continues to create debate and dialogue. Ehrman’s later works have even brought textual criticism, a field once reserved to academia, to the lay level. In response to Ehrman’s work, Daniel B. Wallace has edited Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence--released today for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Revisiting the ...

Webinar: Searching Fundamentals in Accordance

October 07, 2017 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — Learn the fundamentals of searching Bibles and other books in your personal Accordance Bible Software Library. This previously recorded webinar, led by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones, will cover the following subjects: the Search Window, searching by verses, searching by words and phrases, creating and using Search Ranges, working with Key Numbers, and using stand-alone commands. Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!

NEW! A Preacher's Goldmine: The Golden Nuggets Series (59 volumes)

October 02, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Beginning in 1965, the Golden Nuggets digest has been delivering sermon outlines to busy pastors for over half a century. These outlines began primarily as the work of “Brother” Maze Jackson, described on The Preacher’s Goldmine website as “a popular southern evangelist who preached with the fire and zeal of the old revival preachers of the past.” Maze Jackson was well known as an evangelist, pastor, and radio preacher. Now available in one Accordance module, you can add all 59 available volumes, incredibly totaling 13,482 sermon outlines, to ...