Accordance Blog

ETS Scholars Love Accordance!

November 20, 2016 - David Sanford — During the 2016 Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting (conference) in San Antonio, we had the opportunity to do video interviews with 17 scholars. They have been big fans of Accordance Bible Software for years, use it virtually every day, and love it! Look for the edited video interviews after New Year’s. For now, here are quick snapshots thanks to videographer Melissa Brown. Dr. Dorian Coover-Cox, Dallas Theological Seminary, ...

"Accordance has been the game-changer for me"

November 16, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — This week at the ETS, AAR and SBL meetings in San Antonio, Texas, we look forward to seeing a number of active Accordance users, including Ian Vaillancourt, Th.D. (Cand.), Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Ian says: "Accordance has been the game-changer for me as I work on my dissertation and begin my teaching career. It was great as a pastor, but it has been indispensable as a scholar!" He adds: "I recommend Accordance to all of my pastor-friends, students, etc. It's simply excellent on all fronts, ...

NEW in Accordance at ETS/AAR/SBL-2016

November 15, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Today is the day! We open our booth for the back-to-back annual meetings of ETS and AAR with SBL in historic San Antonio. We expect to be thronged with scholars wanting to see Accordance 12 for the first time and asking about our newest offerings. You have already learned about the Collections, so now is your chance to get the same introductory specials that we’ll offer through November 22 on our stunning new products. Hebrew Masoretic Text with ETCBC Morphology ETCBC ...

Accordance 12 Feature Tour: Timeline, PhotoMuseum, and Stacks

November 11, 2016 - David Lang — Prior to the release of Accordance 12, we began exploring some of the new features in a series of sneak peeks. Now that Accordance 12 is here, we'll continue to explore the new features in more detail. Today, we'll look at some of the visual enhancements to the Timeline, take advantage of a major upgrade to the PhotoMuseum, and show you how to collect your research using Stacks.

Experience, discover, smile!

November 10, 2016 - David Sanford — Every good buying decision starts with a smile. Experience Accordance® 12 for yourself. Discover why it's Simply Brilliant™—and then tell us what you love! What others say... So, what do you love?

"Accordance is a must-have!"

November 08, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — "I have been a user of Accordance for many years, and I’ve learned that the right software can improve your study, empower your teaching, and give you access to an extensive library that would cost more than most of us could afford if purchased in printed form. As a student at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, as a youth pastor at Refuge Temple Church in Boston, and as a traveling evangelist, Accordance is a must-have!" Audi Lynch, "Reconciling a Generation to God"

“So much better than printed books”

November 04, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the seventh and final article in that series.] I love books. Truth be told, I’m responsible for more than 500 published books. Yet...I like books in Accordance 20 times more than books in print. Like most people, I like to hold a book in my hand. What none of us like to do, however, is hold 20 books in our hand—let alone try to read them all in one fell swoop. Yet for centuries, ...

Accordance 12 Released Today

November 03, 2016 - Helen Brown — Yes!!! Accordance 12 is now available with some big changes: Accordance Lite is a limited-feature edition of Accordance 12 that includes a set of classic resources. It will also run almost every additional title available in our store. The full version of Accordance 12 has a stunning set of new features and enhancements. We have revised our suite of Collections. It’s now easy to upgrade the tracks that interest you, without paying for titles you may not use. Find out about upgrading to Accordance 12. Watch ...

Accordance 12 Collections (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #148)

November 03, 2016 - Timothy Jenney — [Accordance 12: Resource] Accordance 12 Collections are the best collections we’ve ever offered! With three tracks (English, Hebrew and Greek, and Graphics) and up to five levels, plus three combination packages, we’re offering our customers more choices than ever. For the first time ever, we are even offering an Accordance "Lite" version that is totally free! In this podcast Dr. J gives a quick overview of each of these collections—and provides an easy guide to purchasing decisions. The release of Accordance 12 is just around the corner, get ...

"I use Accordance every single day"

November 02, 2016 - David Sanford — Recently we had the privilege to talk with veteran minister David Padfield. Here is what he told us: The only way most people would recognize me is with a Nikon camera in my hand. Over the past 20 years, I have shot more than 50,000 photos in the lands of the Bible and in archaeological museums around the world. These photos not only help my audience to understand the lands of the Bible better, but they have been used in many college textbooks as well. I preach at Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois and use Accordance every s ...

Focus on IVP Dictionaries

November 01, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — The IVP Dictionaries are unique among reference works as they bridge the gap between scholars and pastors, teachers, students, and lay people -- anyone wanting in-depth treatment of select topics in an accessible and summary format. This week's sale spotlights some of the most focused, comprehensive, varied, and massive dictionaries ever assembled that provide a wealth of beneficial but targeted information. Accordance now offers each volume separately for purchase and this week you save 50% on any individual volume, or check o ...

"Easy to add new books"

October 28, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the sixth in that series.] Given the huge box office disappointment of the latest Hollywood remake of Ben-Hur, I decided to skip the movie and buy the original 1880 book by Lew Wallace. Instead of buying a print book, however, I checked the Accordance store, did a quick search, and was happy to find it for sale at $9.90. I was surprised, though, to see Accordance's list of 2 ...

Accordance 12 Sneak Peek #3: Info Pane Enhancements

October 27, 2016 - David Lang — Accordance 12 is coming, and in this series of posts, we're offering sneak peeks at the new features just around the corner. So far, we've focused on minor enhancements, such as new ways to search your Accordance Library and an easier way to access related Tools. This week, we're stepping it up a bit to reveal some really cool enhancements to the Info Pane. Check out the video to see what I mean. Along the way, we'll learn some interesting things about a very familiar passage.

We love to hear from our customers!

October 26, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Adam Howell writes: "I love using Accordance in the classroom! I used it tremendously throughout my PhD program. My dissertation topic was in the Aramaic Targums, and you guys have the most extensive targumic collection that I’m aware of, especially with the Neofiti marginal notes. Thanks for all the work you do, and I’ll continue to promote Accordance to my students!" Below: Adam shows accents to his Hebrew 1 students at Boyce College. "I'm thankful for Accordance--and classroom projectors!" Adam ...

“Support Is Excellent”

October 21, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the fifth in that series.] When I saw this tweet earlier today, I had to smile: Father Adrián says exactly what I have been saying for weeks. When I have a question about something in Accordance, I often find the answer intuitively. If not, I have a wealth of Help options and links. What’s more, if I do ask a question, someone on ...

Accordance 12 Sneak Peek #2: Switch to Related Tools

October 20, 2016 - David Lang — Accordance 12 is coming, and in this series of posts, we're offering some sneak peeks at the new features that are just around the corner. We're admittedly starting with the little things, and saving the big new features until we get closer to release. In our first sneak peek, we looked at some of the new ways you'll be able to search your Accordance Library. Today, we'll look at a simple change which brings back an old Accordance convenience. Check out the video to see what I mean. So, besides the tool selection menu, did you ...

Robinson Endorsement

October 19, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — Over the past six years, I've been using Accordance Bible Software as the primary platform for my biblical studies and primary text research for both pastoral ministry and academic research. There is no better program than Accordance for both of these areas. Having a powerful search engine developed around working in primary texts means Accordance is the leading edge software for anyone looking to dig deep in textual studies. Coupling these textual resources with tools such as the Comprehensive Cross-Reference system, leading Greek and ...

NIGTC Adds Romans

October 17, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software — The acclaimed New International Greek Testament Commentary series has published Richard Longenecker’s volume on Romans, and we are thrilled to add it to our set. Why? Here are half a dozen compelling reasons (not in order of priority). 1. Summary by Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan “This highly anticipated commentary on the Greek text of Romans by veteran New Testament scholar Richard Longenecker provides solid scholarship and innovative solutions to long-standing interpretive problems. Critical, exegetical, and constructive, yet ...

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October 17, 2016 - Accordance Bible Software

A Plethora of Training Opportunities

October 14, 2016 - David Sanford — [Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the third in that series.] When I installed Accordance 11 Essential Collection, I decided to try an experiment. I’m not a techie. Still, I wanted to find out how well and how quickly I could learn to use it on my own. Scary? Actually not. Here’s why… First, it was easy to make the purchase. Second, it was smooth to download and install. Third, it was simply brilliant to use! ...

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