Accordance Blog

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 ...

How to Read a Book in Accordance

April 13, 2017 - Abram Kielsmeier-Jones — Ever wonder what separates a title in Accordance Bible Software from ebooks or even other Bible software platforms? In the video below, Abram Kielsmeier-Jones highlights four features of digital texts in Accordance: Hyperlinks, hyperlinks, hyperlinks! The expandable/collapsible Table of Contents sidebar Search Fields to better focus your search Advanced: Amplify/Research to get from the book you’re reading to the rest of your library According to Abram, after mastering these features, "You’ll never read or study a work of theology or biblical ...

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A Closer Look at Interpretation Bible Studies

April 07, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Church Bible studies remain the heart of discipleship and religious education. The Sunday morning sermon may get all the attention and spotlight, but often it’s the small group Bible study where believers start to gain in-depth understanding of the Scriptures as related to their own faith. The Bible study offers opportunity for questions to be immediately answered and for those serendipitous moments of discovery. However, putting together a good Bible study can be hard work when done right. I’m definitely not referring to the kind of Bible ...

A Closer Look at Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

April 06, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — I love a good excursus. I suppose that would not be the best feature to highlight about oneself on a dating website (and I’m happily married anyway, thank you), but it’s very true. I’m speaking of excursus as defined by Merriam-Webster as a “digression that contains further exposition of some point or topic.” I have to admit that I often get lost on the rabbit trails, but lost in a good way. Taking a moment off-point to explore a related subject stirs my imagination. Sometimes, the rabbit trail—or excursus if we want to sound more a ...

A Closer Look at Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching

April 05, 2017 - Richard Mansfield — Yesterday, we released Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching, an incredible 43-volume commentary series from Westminster John Knox Press. With names like Brueggemann, Blenkinsopp, and Purdue writing Old Testament volumes; and Craddock, Achtemeier, and Oden penning installments for the New Testament, it’s easy to see that the Interpretation Commentary Series is the product of a diverse group of top biblical scholars. However, what these diverse scholars have in common is their commitment to their communities of faith. ...

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 chosen for the module. Added support for Copy Search URL from the ...

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 If you already have Accordance Mobile for iOS, ...

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 As always, the seminar is free, ...

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 2017 ...

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 of Job in ...

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 images contained ...

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 register by emailing s ...

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