Accordance Blog

NEW! Keener's Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts

June 12, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — When I was in high school, an agnostic father of one of my classmates cornered me one day in an attempt to question my Christian faith. He asked me if I believed in miracles. When I affirmed I did, He said, “If God has set natural laws in place in his creation, a miracle would be a violation of his laws. Wouldn’t that make God a lawbreaker?” I didn’t know the name David Hume at the time, but years later I would learn that this 18th century philosopher defined a miracle as a violation of natural law. Grounded in the empirical ideas of his age ...

In Memory of Chris Rockwell

June 10, 2017 - Helen Brown — Chris Rockwell, May 24, 1991 - June 1, 2017 We are deeply saddened to have to share with you that Chris, our lead iOS programmer for over two years, has passed away very suddenly. We withheld the news at the request of the family, until after the funeral today. Joel Brown, our Manager of Software Development wrote: Chris was an exciting, dedicated, and exuberant worker with whom, for over two years, I had the pleasure of working. From the initial interview, I could tell Chris' passion for both software development and serving God's kingdom, ...

UPDATE! Accordance 12.1 for Windows & Macintosh

June 09, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 12.1 for Windows and Macintosh is now available as a free upgrade for Accordance 12 users! Select App Update from the Utilities menu (Windows) or the Accordance menu (Mac) to update. Keep reading to find out about changes in Accordance 12.1! Accordance 12.1 is a significant update, although a lot of the changes are “under the hood.” The greatest change in Accordance 12.1 relates to Dropbox, which Accordance users employ to sync user content. Dropbox is discontinuing their current API at the end of June, 2017. Therefore, Accordance ...

Endorsement: Daniel Kim

June 07, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Dr. Daniel Kim is Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Kim describes his own use of Accordance for personal study and research as well as his use in the classroom. Hear how he stuns students with Accordance's speed, ease of use, and power for studying and learning Hebrew. This video was filmed in November, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

NEW! Moody's Introduction to the Old Testament (4 Volumes)

June 05, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce the release of An Introduction to the Old Testament (4 volumes) from Moody Publishers, available for the Accordance Bible Software library, beginning today! An Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch by Herbert Wolf An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books by David M. Howard Jr. An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books by C. Hassell Bullock An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books by C. Hassell Bullock Viewed by many as a contemporary standard Old Testament Introduction, these ...

Accordance 12 Overview (Training Seminar Session 1) (copy)

May 26, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Each year in November, between the meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, we host a free, all-day Accordance Training Seminar. This past year in San Antonio, with Accordance 12 fresh on his laptop SSD, David Lang (VP of Development for Accordance) led our all-day seminar and we just so happened to record it. In this first session (more will be posted in coming days), David offers a general overview and introduction to Accordance. Check back soon for more Training Seminar videos. By the way, t ...

¿Problemas Abriendo Accordance? Modo Seguro

May 25, 2017 - Ricardo Yaka — En este video le mostraremos cómo usar la función de Modo Seguro en Accordance cuando tiene problemas para abrirlo. El Modo Seguro de Accordance nos proporciona soluciones que nos ayudarán cuando Accordance no se está comportando como debería. Cubriremos las primeras cuatro opciones en este video. Estos se utilizan específicamente para resolver problemas abriendo Accordance. In this video we will show you how to use the Safe Mode feature in Accordance when it has problems opening. Accordance Safe Mode provides solutions that will help us when ...

Update! Biblical Archaeology Review 1975-2016

May 22, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — I first got my hands on Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) in 1986. I was a senior in high school, and my English teacher had a year’s worth of issues in a desk drawer (yes, this was a public high school). She asked me if I wanted them, and I enthusiastically said I did, even though I wasn’t actually familiar with the magazine before that day. She described it to me as a kind of “National Geographic of Bible Times.” We could debate how accurate that description was, but all I know is that I devoured those issues. I read them cover to cover and ...

Celebrating 500 Years of Luther's Reformation

May 15, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — 2017 marks the 500-year anniversary of Martin Luther posting his “Disputation for Clarifying the Power of Indulgences"--or more commonly known as 95 Theses--to the Wittenberg Church door. Of course, as any student of history knows, this event marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Although the actual date of the anniversary doesn’t come until later this year, today we are releasing a number of resources designed to further study and discussion of Luther and the movement that resulted from his dispute with the church. Regardless of ...

7 Benefits to Accordance Graphics Collections

May 08, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — If you haven't added a Graphics Collection to your personal Accordance Library or taken advantage of our Custom Upgrades to a larger Graphics Collection, here are 7 reasons to reconsider. Custom Upgrades. Accordance comes with four levels of Graphics Collections: Learner, Discoverer, Pro, and Master. Once you have any level in your personal Accordance Library, you never have to pay full price to go to a higher level. Custom Upgrades take into account titles you already have, so you never pay for the same title twice! Use in Teaching and ...

NEW! Carta Jerusalem Atlas (3rd Updated & Expanded Edition)

May 01, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Today we’re releasing The Carta Jerusalem Atlas (3rd Updated and Expanded Edition) by Dan Bahat, which was formerly known as Carta’s Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem. The updated and revised third edition of The Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem takes this standard reference to a new level with an expanded size. Through the lavish use of maps, diagrams, reconstructions and color photographs, the historical and architectural development of the Holy City unfolds before the reader. Each major period in Jerusalem's 4,000-year history is dealt with at ...

Updated! Accordance Near East Photoguide 2.0

April 28, 2017 - James Davis — Accordance Bible software is pleased to announce the release of a new update (version 2.0) to its Near East PhotoGuide. The best news is that the update is free to current owners of the Near East Photoguide 1.0 and available for immediate download though the Accordance pulldown menu option “Check for Content Updates.” The PhotoGuide Near East Collection contains complete introductions and detailed pictures from each available biblical site in the Near East, including Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran. The enhanced edition of the ...

Endorsement: Janet Payne

April 27, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Janet Payne of The Institute for Credible Christianity, and an Accordance user since 2000, describes her use of Accordance for teaching English as a second language as well as keeping her Greek fresh!

Stacks (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #154)

April 26, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — Stacks is one of the most popular new features of Accordance 12 and with good reason. They enable us to save the results of our research quickly. A single Stack can contain multiple Items of all different kinds: citations from Texts and Tools, images (photos, illustrations, and graphs), and user content (comments, accord links, and URLs). Join Dr. J as he provides an in-depth review of this new feature. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

NEW! Packer's Concise Theology

April 24, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — J. I. Packer’s Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs is the second systematic theology we are making available today for the Accordance Library, following this morning’s release of Ryrie’s Basic Theology. Both of these theologies have in common the goal of making Christian doctrine understandable to the everyday believer, as opposed to those studying or teaching theology in academic settings. In fact, Dr. Packer states in the preface, “Remembering that the Lord Jesus Christ called those he wanted fed sheep rather than ...

NEW! Ryrie's Basic Theology

April 24, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance users have benefitted from the Ryrie Study Bible notes—one of the best-selling study Bibles in history—for a number of years in their personal Accordance Libraries. Now, fans of Charles Ryrie can go even deeper into the late theologian’s thought with our release of Ryrie’s Basic Theology: A Popular Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth. “Theology is for everyone. Indeed, everyone needs to be a theologian.” These are the opening sentences in Ryrie’s Basic Theology and the driving idea behind every chapter in the book. Ryrie believed ...

Updated x 2! Accordance 12.0.6 for Win/Mac & Accordance Mobile 2.5.3

April 19, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — This week, we’ve seen the release of updates to both Accordance 12 (Win/Mac), as well as Accordance Mobile (iOS). Check out the details below. In addition to some much-needed bug fixes, the following changes have been added to the program: Added a Safe Mode option to clean up all installed fonts across the system (Mac-only). Info Pane titles and Research verse results now use the native book name if desired. Reporting a Correction now includes the accord:// URL to the location of the error. Attempting to delete a Paper item with hidden ...

Endorsement: Bill Mounce

April 19, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Dr. Bill Mounce, President of biblicaltraining.org and author of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar and Workbook, has been an enthusiastic Accordance user since the early days! In this video recorded at the 2016 ETS meeting in San Antonio, Dr. Mounce describes the specific new feature that has him most excited about Accordance 12.

ETCBC Hebrew Syntax

April 17, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Have you discovered the ETCBC Hebrew Syntax in Accordance? The ETCBC Advanced database of the Hebrew Bible (formerly known as WIVU database), contains the scholarly text of the Hebrew Bible with linguistic markup developed by the Werkgroep Informatica at the Free University (WIVU) of Amsterdam and edited by Eep Talstra of the Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer (ETCBC). Check out this short video for an overview (we recommend viewing at full screen in HD).

NEW! Moody Bible Commentary

April 17, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Spend a little time with The Moody Bible Commentary, and you may just have found your new favorite one-volume commentary. If you’ve ever seen this volume in print, you know it’s not a quick take on the Bible. At over 2,100 pages in print, written by a team of over 30 contributors from Moody Bible Institute’s undergraduate school and seminary, this is not your average Bible commentary. In fact, it’s been billed as having “a team of 30 Moody Bible Institute professors helping you study the Bible.” That’s no exaggeration. I first held the print ...

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