Accordance Blog

Updated! Accordance 12.0.5 for Windows & Mac

April 03, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 12 continues to improve with yet another free update. Accordance 12.0.5 for Windows & Mac adds continued improvements to Papers, Stacks, Research, User Tools, User Notes and more. Added new accord URL action type “research,” that will open a Research tab with the specified parameters. Significantly improved the typing and edit speed for long User Notes and Tools and removed the User Tool Block Size preference. Get Verses references now use the native book name if ...

Updated! Accordance Mobile 2.5

March 30, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Just released! Get or Update to Accordance Mobile 2.5 for iOS with Active Highlighting and Scrollable Text Selection! In response to user requests, highlighting texts has been drastically improved. Now you can tap the highlight icon and simply drag over the text to add highlighting. At the bottom of the screen? No problem--just keep dragging and Accordance Mobile keeps up! What's new? Added Active Highlighting support Added Scrollable Text Selection support Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements I ...

Mari Jørstad, Accordance, and the Duke U PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge

March 29, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Mari Jørstad, a PhD candidate in the Hebrew Bible & the Old Testament, also teaches the Hebrew language to students at Duke University. She quickly came to realize that simply giving students syntax guides for them to memorize was not a singularly effective way for them to learn the language. How can an instructor teach students language while keeping them interested? Jørstad decided to use Accordance, a Bible research software, to help foster exploration as a means of teaching Hebrew. Students use the software to discover various ...

Endorsement: Wil Gafney

March 27, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — The Rev. Wil Gafney is an Episcopal priest, author, and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. In this video filmed at SBL last November, she describes how she uses Accordance Bible Software for both her own study and in the classroom.

FREE Accordance Training Seminar in Orlando, Florida

March 24, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Rule #3 of "How to Become an Accordance Expert" is to attend a free all-day Accordance Training Seminar. And fortunately, we have one coming up for you! If you live within driving distance of the Orlando area, you will want to come join us on the Florida Dunnam Campus of Asbury Theological Seminary on Thursday, April 6. Check out the details below: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9 AM to 6 PM Florida Dunnam Campus Asbury Theological Seminary 8401 Valencia College Ln. Orlando, FL 32825 Room: #208 Maps & Directions ...

NEW! Luther Bible 2017 with Lemmas

March 20, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses on the doors of the Wittenburg Church, effectively marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. To mark this anniversary, the Evangelical Church in Germany, in cooperation with the German Bible Society, has released a “Jubilee” revision of Luther’s translation of the Bible, originally released in 1522. For our users who read German, we are also making this translation available today for the Accordance Bible Software Library. The LutherBibel ...

NEW! Göttingen LXX: Job

March 20, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — We continue to add titles to our Göttingen Septuagint (LXX) series for the Accordance Bible Software Library, including the Book of Job (lob. Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum, 11/4), edited by Joseph Ziegler, which we are making available today. The Göttingen Septuagint (Vetus Testamentum Graecum: Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum) is a major critical version, comprising multiple volumes published from 1931 to the present and not yet complete. As with other titles in the Göttingen Septuagint, this edition ...

NEW! Carta Bible Atlas (5th Edition)

March 20, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — First published nearly 50 years ago, The Carta Bible Atlas (previously, The MacMillan Bible Atlas) is one of the bestselling and most well-respected Bible atlases of all time. Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of the 5th edition, now available for the Accordance Bible Software Library. The new edition is a corrected and expanded edition with 40 new maps, bringing the total to over 300 total, in addition to 100 other illustrations. Accordance users who had the previous edition of The Carta Bible Atlas, will notice ...

Illuminating "Day" (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #153)

March 17, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — What does the word “day” mean in Genesis 1:5? This podcast is a study of this question, one of the critical issues for interpreting the Creation account in Genesis 1. Using “day” as a case study, Dr. J shows both the correct and the incorrect ways to study a word in the Bible. In the process, he demonstrates five features in Accordance that make quick word studies easy—and sheds some “light” on this contentious issue. See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

FREE Accordance Training Seminar in Eatonville, Florida

March 15, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — If you're within driving distance of the Orlando area, don't miss this opportunity to hone your Accordance skills--or even check out Accordance for the first time! On Saturday, March 18, we will be offering a FREE all-day Accordance Training Seminar at The Life Center Church in Eatonville, Florida. Saturday, March 18, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM The Life Center Church 63 East Kennedy Boulevard Eatonville, Florida 32751 Meeting room: Multipurpose Building Although the seminar is free, we do ask that you ...

How to Get a Custom Upgrade

March 06, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Want to find out how much it would cost you to upgrade to one of the new Accordance 12 Collections? It’s easier than you think! Check out the video to find out how!

Webinar: What's New in Accordance 12?

March 05, 2017 - Mark Allison — In this previously recorded webinar, Mark Allison demonstrates many of the exciting new features in Accordance 12 including Stacks, Papers, improved Analytics, and much more! We recommend running the video at full screen in HD mode. See other Accordance webinars. See a schedule and sign up for future webinars.

Apparent Contradictions in the Gospel Accounts of Peter’s Three Denials

March 05, 2017 - David Sanford — When it comes to addressing apparent Bible contradictions, perhaps it would be best to start with a Journalism 301 university course. The basic principles of journalism include a strict adherence to seeking answers to six key questions: Who? What? When? Why? Where? How? Any trained journalist will compile far more facts than he or she can report in an article. So, he or she uses the principle of selectivity: he or she reports only the facts deemed most relevant to the intended readers. As a result, a news story about an NBA game ...

New Lenten Titles

February 27, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Confession: having spent most of my life worshiping with what I would describe as “low-church Baptists,” I am still very much a novice when it comes to the Christian practice of Lent. Nevertheless, I want to learn; I want to experience this ancient tradition that goes back all the way to the second century AD. I understand that Lent is a 40-day (46 days if counting Sundays) “preparation” for the remembrance and celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus, known as Easter in the West and Pascha in the East. But what does such a ...

Seeing the Psalms Across the New Testament

February 26, 2017 - David Sanford — How much do the Jewish Psalms permeate the Christian Scriptures? And, why does it matter? To answer that first question, I turned to my Accordance library’s GNT OT Cross References. After searching for “Psalms,” I clicked on View Analytics, and then on Hits Graph. The results? The New Testament contains more than 100 quotations from the Psalms. With two small exceptions, every New Testament writer draws from the beloved ...

Gary Springer (Scholarly Video Endorsement)

February 22, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Before there was a native Windows version of Accordance, we offered the Mac version of Accordance through a Mac emulator. Gary Springer, an instructor and administrator of the Torah Resource Institute in Tacoma, Washington, has been using Accordance since those days! Hear Gary in his own words as describes how important Accordance is to him personally and professionally: “Accordance is the anchor for where I go to dig into the text, understand what the words are actually telling me—the language—and seek to apply that not only in my life but ...

NEW! IVP Pocket Reference (15 volumes)

February 21, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Have you ever been guilty of not paying attention in class? You’re sitting in New Testament Greek, and the professor says something about emphatic negation subjunctives. Wait…what? Two minutes spent thinking about lunch and suddenly you’re behind in the class discussion! Whether you’re a student, pastor, or even a professor (we won’t tell!), the kinds of situations like the one described above require quick access to reference tools provided like the IVP Pocket Reference Series. It doesn’t matter who you are—at some point, you need a ...

Was Proverbs 31:10-31 Written for Women?

February 19, 2017 - David Sanford — Only heaven knows how many articles, lectures, sermons, books, seminars, women’s Bible studies, and retreats have extolled the virtues of the Wonder Woman described in the last page of the book of Proverbs. So, was Proverbs 31 originally written for women to read and study? The answer seems obvious. Yes. Of course. Who else would it have been written for? A review of various volumes in my Accordance 12 Library offers two unexpected answers. & ...

Research & Research Analytics (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #152)

February 17, 2017 - Timothy Jenney — Research is Accordance's fastest, most comprehensive search of mutiple resources. It replaced the older Search All in Accordance 11. Now, in Accordance 12, it features its own set of Research Analytics. Research + Research Assistant is a powerful combination that allows us to dig deeper into our search results than ever before. It identifies relevant passages and resources quickly and easily. It’s like having our very own research assistant, available to do our bidding whenever and wherever we are. [Accordance 12: Intermediate] For ...

H. Wayne House (Scholarly Video Endorsement)

February 15, 2017 - Accordance Bible Software — Dr. Hershel Wayne House, a widely-published scholar and research professor at Faith Evangelical Seminary, is a long-time Accordance user. He says: “Accordance is the premier software for doing biblical research, in my opinion. There are a lot of great programs out there. Software is so important today. I can now do in a matter of seconds what could have taken me months to do at other points in my life… When you’re really going to study the Bible…the text itself, Accordance is at the top of the ladder… I tell every one of my students: you must ...

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