Accordance Blog
Dec 7, 2016 David Sanford

STILL MORE Scholars Love Accordance!

During the back-to-back Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature annual meetings in San Antonio, we had the opportunity to do video interviews. All 59 scholars have been big fans of Accordance Bible Software for years, use it regularly, and love it! Look for the edited video interviews after New Year’s. For now, here are quick snapshots of #38 to #59 thanks to videographer Melissa Brown.

Dr. Joe Weaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Joe Weaks, The Macintosh Biblioblog, http://macbiblioblog.blogspot.com/

 

Dr. Yvan Mathieu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Yvan Mathieu,  de l’Université Saint–Paul, https://ustpaul.ca/index.php?mod=employee&id=146

 

Dr. James Kelhoffer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. James Kelhoffer, Uppsala University, http://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N10-1989

 

Dr. Stephane Beaulieu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Stephane Beaulieu, Pacific Union College, https://www.puc.edu/academics/departments/theology/faculty/religion/sbeaulieu

 

Dr. Ryan Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ryan Roberts, Cornerstone University, http://cornerstone.academia.edu/RyanRoberts

 

Dr. Wil Gafney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Wil Gafney, Texas Christian University, Brite Divinity School, https://www.brite.edu/staff/wil-gafney

 

Dr. Karl Kutz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Karl Kutz, Multnomah University, https://www.multnomah.edu/bio/karl-kutz

 

Dr. Clinton Wahlen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Clinton Wahlen, Biblical Research Institute, https://www.adventistbiblicalresearch.org/content/about-us

 

Dr. Marc Zvi Brettler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Marc Zvi Brettler, Duke University, http://religiousstudies.duke.edu/people?Gurl=%2Faas%2FReligion&Uid=18675&subpage=profile

 

Dr. Petronio M. Genebago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Petronio M. Genebago, Adventist University of the Philippines, https://ph.linkedin.com/in/petronio-genebago-902617a4

 

Dr. Oliver Glanz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Oliver Glanz, Andrews University, https://www.andrews.edu/sem/faculty_staff/faculty/oliver-glanz.html

 

Dr. Mary Katherine Hom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mary Katherine Hom, http://www.bloomsbury.com/author/mary-katherine-yh-hom

 

Dr. Kay Joe Petzold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kay Joe Petzold, German Bible Society, Universität Heidelberg, https://de.linkedin.com/in/kayjoepetzold/en

 

Dr. Craig S. Keener

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Craig S. Keener, Asbury Seminary, http://asburyseminary.edu/person/dr-craig-s-keener

 

Rev. Gregory A. Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Gregory A. Ward, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas, http://redeemerpres.org/rev-greg-ward

 

Dr. Richard S. Hess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary, http://www.denverseminary.edu/about/faculty/member/13474/

 

Dr. Albert G. Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Albert G. Miller, Oberlin College, https://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/religion/faculty_detail.dot?id=21017

 

Dr. Robert Holmstett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Holmstett, University of Toronto, http://individual.utoronto.ca/holmstedt/R.D.Holmstedt.html

 

Dr. R. Mark Shipp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. R. Mark Shipp, Austin Graduate School of Theology, http://austingrad.edu/about-us/faculty/about-r-mark-shipp/

 

Dr. Martin Abegg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Martin Abegg, Trinity Western University, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Abegg

 

Dr. Steed Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Steed Davidson, McCormick Theological Seminary, http://mccormick.edu/content/faculty-steed-davidson

 

Dr. Tom Shepherd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Tom Shepherd, Andrews University, https://www.andrews.edu/sem/faculty_staff/faculty/thomas-shepherd.html

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Dec 6, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Give the Gift of the Accordance 12 Starter Collection

bow-Starter12 If you’ve been an Accordance user for any length of time, you know how indispensable Accordance Bible Software is to your work, study, ministry, and faith. In the spirit of the holiday season, we want to make it even easier to gift Accordance to those in your circles of influence. From today through December 25, each time you spend $150 on titles for your personal Accordance Library, you may receive a Gift Certificate for the Accordance 12 Starter Collection that you can give to anyone on your Gift List this season! Just add the Starter 12 Gift to your cart before you check out.

With a growing collection of nearly 50 titles, the Starter Collection is the most efficient way to introduce a friend, colleague, or fellow worshipper to Accordance. This introductory set of Bibles and reference tools provides everything needed for basic study. The included ESV Bible is tagged with Strong’s numbers, allowing the ability to quickly look up Greek and Hebrew definitions right from the English Bible. The receiver of your gift can also research unfamiliar people, places, and terms in Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, which includes almost 5,000 articles. When coming across challenging passages, your friend can refer to the IVP New Bible Commentary, which offers valuable insights throughout every book of the Bible.

The Accordance 12 Starter Collection is the perfect introduction to digital Bible study. In addition to the the above tools, the Starter Collection also includes the following titles among others:

  • The Bible in Its Context: How to Improve Your Study of the Scriptures, by Craig S. Keener (in both English and Spanish!). This immensely accessible guide to biblical interpretation has long been a favorite, distributed in Word format from Dr. Keener’s website. Now integrated into the Accordance Library, this resource is perfect for self- or group-study.
  • BiblicalTraining.org Collection has been updated with even more audio and video lectures, notes, and outlines. We’ve added two additional classes from this popular source for no-cost seminary-level education, as well as complete transcripts for many existing courses.
  • Dr. J's Bible Study Methods is now complete with instruction for beginners who want to learn to study the Bible, and hints and exercises to reinforce the principles.
  • Over 45 titles worth over $160 total!

Consider giving the gift of the Accordance 12 Starter Collection this holiday season to someone you know!

To receive your Starter Gift Certificate, just add the Starter 12 Gift to your cart along with your purchase of $150 or more.

[Note: Accordance 12 Starter Collection Gift Cards cannot be redeemed by original purchaser.]

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Dec 5, 2016 Timothy Jenney

Accordance 12 Features (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #149)

Accordance 12 is here! It includes five major new features and/or improvements:  Stack, Paper, Improved Analytics, Research Analytics, and Info Pane. This initial release of the newest version of Accordance also includes eighteen other minor features and improvements. Join Dr. J as he reviews them all in this podcast. [Accordance 12: Basic]

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

 

Dec 5, 2016 Rubén Gómez

Colección CLIE-5 / CLIE-5 Bundle

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(Click here for the English version of this blog announcement.)

En su esfuerzo por atender las necesidades del creciente mercado hispano, OakTree Software acaba de lanzar la primera Colección CLIE para Accordance. Esta colección incluye algunos de los mejores y más conocidos comentarios publicados por CLIE, la editorial cristiana más importante en lengua española.

Coleccion CLIE 5 Estos son los títulos incluídos en la Colección CLIE-5:

Estas obras son el complemento ideal para la extensa colección de Biblias y Biblias de estudio castellanas que ya están disponibles en Accordance. También puede echarle un vistazo al contenido de la Biblioteca Hispana u ojear los módulos españoles disponibles en Accordance. Los planes para lanzar más títulos de CLIE en el futuro están ya muy avanzados.

Con la presente colección, las Biblias con números de Strong y los diccionarios de Strong, ya es posible para cualquier persona utilizar Accordance como una potente herramienta de estudio bíblico aunque no sepa inglés.

El precio de venta de esta colección es de $99.90, pero ahora puede aprovechar el precio especial de lanzamiento de $79.90 (sólo hasta la medianoche del 12 de diciembre, hora del Este de los EE.UU.)

Por último, el miércoles, Enero 4, 2017 en 3 P.M. hora del Este de los EE.UU., vamos a celebrar el primero de una serie de seminarios online en el que presentaremos las nuevas funciones de Accordance 12 y algunos de los materiales disponibles en español. ¡Reserve ya su plaza inscribiéndose y no se pierda esta oportunidad!

Colección CLIE-5 / CLIE-5 Bundle
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In an effort to cater to the needs of the ever-growing Spanish-speaking market, OakTree Software has just released the first CLIE Bundle for Accordance. This bundle includes some of the best and most well-known commentaries from CLIE, the largest Christian publishing house in Spanish.

Coleccion CLIE 5 Here is a list of what’s included in the CLIE-5 Bundle:

This new release is the perfect add-on for the wide collection of Spanish Bibles and Study Bibles already available in Accordance. You may also want to take a look at the contents of Biblioteca Hispana or browse through the Spanish modules available in Accordance. Plans are well underway to release even more exciting titles from CLIE in due course.

With this bundle, the Spanish Bibles with Strong’s numbers and Strong’s Dictionaries it is now possible for everyone to use Accordance as a powerful Bible study tool without even knowing English.

The regular price of this Bundle is $99.90, but now it can be yours at the introductory sale price of $79.90 (only until December 12 at midnight EST).

Finally, Wednesday, January 4 at 3 pm EST we are going to host the first in a series of Spanish webinars where we will be introducing the new features of Accordance 12 and some of the Spanish materials available. Sign up for the webinar here and don’t miss this opportunity! Please note that the webinar will be presented in Spanish.

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Nov 30, 2016 David Sanford

MORE Scholars Love Accordance!

During the 2016 Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) annual meeting (convention) in San Antonio, we had the opportunity to do video interviews with 42 more scholars.

Like the 17 we interviewed during the 2016 Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) annual meeting, these SBL scholars have been big fans of Accordance Bible Software for years, use it regularly, and love it!

Look for the edited video interviews after New Year’s. For now, here are quick snapshots of #18 to #37  thanks to videographer Melissa Brown.

 

Dr. Peter Davids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Peter Davids, Houston Graduate School of Theology, http://www.hgst.edu/academics/faculty/peter-davids/

 

Dr. Emanuel Tov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University, http://www.emanueltov.info/

 

Rev. Dr. George J. Gatgounis, Esq.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. George J. Gatgounis, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rev-dr-george-j-gatgounis-esquire-377a976

 

Dr. Luke B. Bert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Luke B. Bert, Reformed Theological Seminary, https://www.rts.edu

 

Dr. Garet D. Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Garet D. Robinson, University Baptist Church, http://www.ubc.org/about/our-staff/member/1308856

 

Dr. Robert Duke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Duke, Azusa Pacific University, http://www.apu.edu/theology/faculty/rrduke

 

Dr. Darrell Bock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary, http://www.dts.edu/about/faculty/dbock

 

Billie Anne Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Anne Robinson, Trinity College, University of Toronto, https://ca.linkedin.com/in/billie-anne-robinson-88543716

 

Dr. Melissa Ramos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Melissa Ramos, University of California Los Angeles, http://ucla.academia.edu/MelissaRamos

 

Dr. R. Steven Notley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. R. Steven Notley, Nyack College, https://nyackajco.wordpress.com/faculty/r-steven-notley-ph-d

 

Dr. Robert A. Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert A. Harris, Jewish Theological Seminary, http://www.jtsa.edu/robert-harris

 

Dr. Naomi S.S. Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Naomi S.S. Jacobs, Durham University, http://durham.academia.edu/NaomiSSJacobs

 

Dr. Shirley Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shirley Smith, Wesley Theological Seminary, https://www.wesleyseminary.edu/employees/shively-smith

 

Dr. Alex Bolotnikov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Alex Bolotnikov, Shalom Learning Center, http://www.shalomlc.org/index.php/about-us/our-staff

 

Dr. Tomas Bokedal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Tomas Bokedal, University of Aberdeen, http://aberdeen.academia.edu/TomasBokedal

 

Dang Na

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dang Na, Westminster Theological Seminary, http://www.wts.edu/

 

Dr. Mark Dubis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mark Dubis, Union University, https://www.uu.edu/programs/stm/faculty/mark-dubis.html

 

Timothy Hegg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy Hegg, Torah Resource, http://www.torahresource.com/torahresource-staff

 

Dr. Jonathan Kiel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Kiel, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, http://sbts.academia.edu/JonathanKiel

 

Dr. M. J. Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. M. J. Perry, Toronto School of Theology, http://tst.academia.edu/MJPerry

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Nov 29, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

Dr. Deborah Gill loves Accordance!

Dr. Deborah Gill, AGTS-Evangel U

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accordance Bible Software is one of the best investments a seminary student can make!

• I heartily recommend it to all my Greek students, masters, and doctoral students.

• For the advanced student/scholar, Accordance makes possible profound exegetical research by enabling complex grammatical searches in Greek and Hebrew texts; and for the beginner, it facilitates biblical languages learning.

• Preachers and teachers will find Accordance's graphics modules, maps, and timelines to be a goldmine!

• Itinerant and international workers can take their whole library with them and access these resources on their computer or iOS device.

• You can customize WorkSpaces for specific types of research; and users can even build their own tools and sets of user notes.

I would encourage every student beginning in ministry to start out with Accordance!

—Dr. Deborah Gill, Chair of Masters Programs and Professor of Biblical Studies and Exposition, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and Evangel University, www.AGTS.edu/faculty/gill.html


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Nov 28, 2016 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Barnes Notes on the Old Testament & the Pulpit Commentary

Recently, we released two new commentary sets for the Accordance Library that we want to make certain our users don’t miss. Both Barnes’ Notes on the Old Testament (8 volumes) as well as The Pulpit Commentary (22 volumes) have been long prized by preachers and teachers of the Bible. Both series assume a slight prior knowledge of biblical languages on occasion but will be accessible to anyone who wants to seriously study the Scriptures.

Barnes' Notes (OT) Barnes' Notes on the Old Testament
(8 volumes)

Albert Barnes (1798 - 1870), an American theologian and Presbyterian minister in the 19th century, was well-known for his preaching, but famous and most remembered for his written expository work of the Bible. Also, it’s worth noting that Barnes was an ardent abolitionist, publishing a number of anti-slavery works and quoted by prominent anti-slavery figures such as Frederick Douglas. Another contemporary, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, recommended Barnes' notes for understanding and preaching the Bible.

By his death in 1870, over a million copies of Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament had been distributed—quite a feat in the days before bookstore chains, online ordering, and Bible software! The genius of Barnes’ Notes lies in his ability to make biblical criticism accessible to the average reader. Accordance users have had access to Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament for a while, but now we are pleased to add all available Old Testament volumes as well, completing his exposition of the entire Bible.

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Barnes did not fully complete his notes over the entire Old Testament before his death, and what is available varies in detail. Genesis, for instance, is more complete and detailed than 1 Samuel. Some of the sections most popular in Barnes’ time, such as Daniel, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah are the most readable. Some volumes assume an understanding of Hebrew and some do not, but all volumes in the Accordance edition include Strong’s Numbers with any Hebrew words referred to in the text, making the content accessible to all.

Through Monday, November 28, Accordance users can obtain Barnes Notes on the Old Testament for a 24% discount off the regular price.

Barnes' Notes on the Old Testament
Regular Price $49.90

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Pulpit Commentary_120The Pulpit Commentary
(22 volumes)

For over a century, The Pulpit Commentary has been an essential tool for expositors everywhere. Edited by H. D. M. Spence and Joseph S. Exell, this indispensable resource gives expositional direction to preachers for even the most difficult passages in the Bible.

The Pulpit Commentary is the result of a three-decade project, combining the work of over 100 contributors. Every passage can be broken down into three distinct sections: (1) Exposition with thorough verse-by-verse commentary of every passage in the Bible. (2) Homiletics with the "framework" or the "big picture" of the text. And (3) Homilies with four to six sample sermons from various authors.

Any pastor who takes homiletics seriously will want to invest in The Pulpit Commentary. Although some background in original languages is assumed by many of the contributors, all the content is accessible through consistent translation of Greek and Hebrew words. This invaluable resource can be used as both commentary and expository guide providing a one-stop toolkit for preaching the Bible.

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Currently, only the New Testament volumes of The Pulpit Commentary are available, but the Old Testament volumes will be added at a later date in a free update to those who have already purchased the series.

And right now, Accordance users can take advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts on these volumes through midnight on Monday, November 28.

The Pulpit Commentary
Regular Price $169

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Nov 27, 2016 David Lang

PhotoMuseum 2: Must-Have Timeline Companion

The Accordance Timeline contains more than a thousand historical periods, rulers, individuals, prophets, writings, and events. Click on any one of those items and you'll see its name, any alternate names, its dates, and any relevant Scripture references.

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But what if you want more? After all, there may be a few of us who can't quite remember what happened during the reign of Amenophis II or what is written in the Enuma Elish.

You can, of course, link the Timeline to your favorite Accordance Bible dictionary. That will enable you to hover over most of the biblically significant Timeline items and get more information about them in the Instant Details box. However, even the most thorough Bible dictionary is unlikely to have articles about every Timeline item. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a resource that was custom written to work with the Timeline? You know, the same way the Bible Lands PhotoGuide was custom-written to work with the Accordance Atlas.

Photomuseum2_120 Actually, there is such a resource. The Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum is a resource designed to illustrate and explain the biblical world, and part of that includes the goal of offering an explanatory article (illustrated where possible) for every item on the Accordance Timeline. We've been working toward that goal for several years now, and the recently released PhotoMuseum 2 is a massive upgrade which now covers most of the major items on the Timeline. Here are three reasons I think the PhotoMuseum 2 is now a must-have companion to the Timeline.

1. PhotoMuseum 2 Now Covers Major Historical Periods and Rulers: Most of the major historical periods and rulers in Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Rome, and Israel are now explained and illustrated in PhotoMuseum 2.

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Curious to know about the pharaoh of the Exodus? Whether you're looking at the Conservative or Critical chronology, you can find the pharaoh whose dates correspond to the Exodus and then double-click to read more about Amenophis II (Conservative) or Rameses II (Critical)

2. PhotoMuseum 2 Links You to Important Source Material: PhotoMuseum 2 is designed to be a launching pad to other helpful resources. Eugene Merrill’s Kingdom of Priests was our primary source for the Timeline's Conservative dates in the B.C./B.C.E. period, so the PhotoMuseum links to its discussion of events in the lives of biblical figures like Joseph or Moses.

PhotoMuseum 2 also includes lots of articles about important ancient writings, and where transcriptions and translations of those writings are available, you'll find links to them. For example, the articles on the Siloam Inscription and Lachish Letters include links to the inscriptions in Hebrew and English, as well as to the relevant articles in Context of Scripture (COS) and Echoes from the Past. Assyrian and Babylonian inscriptions are linked to COS and Raging Torrent.

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3. PhotoMuseum 2 Links You to the Bible: As I've been writing the PhotoMuseum, I've been amazed at how much understanding the biblical world helps to shed light on the text of the Bible. In most articles, you will therefore find numerous Scripture hyperlinks. Take the time to follow those links, and you'll find yourself reading those passages with new understanding.

For example, Daniel 5:29 tells us that the Babylonian ruler Belshazzar rewarded Daniel by appointing him to the third highest position in the kingdom. Why not second highest? Because Belshazzar was the crown prince ruling in the absence of his father Nabonidus. The PhotoMuseum articles on Nabonidus and Belshazzar both shed light on Daniel 5.

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In addition to describing people mentioned in the Bible, the PhotoMuseum also describes the various objects and artifacts which were used by those people. The PhotoMuseum article on seals, for example, explains how seals were a mark of ownership used to prevent letters and other items from being opened by unauthorized persons. It contains links to biblical passages which mention the use of seals and signet rings, as well as metaphorical references to seals, such as New Testament references to Christians being "sealed with the Holy Spirit." Modern readers tend to think of sealing as closing something up tightly, but when you understand that to be sealed meant to be marked with a stamp of ownership, the meaning of this metaphor becomes much clearer.

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Ultimately, the PhotoMuseum is designed to be a teaching tool which opens new avenues of discovery. Link to it from the Timeline to better understand the people and events of the ancient world, then follow its links to source material and Scripture to gain an even deeper understanding.

If you don't already have the PhotoMuseum, you can get PhotoMuseum 2 on sale today for under $60. If you already own the original PhotoMuseum, you can upgrade to PhotoMuseum 2 for less than $15.

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Nov 26, 2016 Mark Allison

Family Connections

Genealogies_120The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is a celebration of family. It’s a time for parents and grandparents to hand down their recipes and instruct the younger generation in the art of carving a turkey. It’s a time to reflect on shared experiences, and a time to remember those who are no longer with us. In our very individualistic culture, it’s one of those rare occasions when we think beyond ourselves, when we take the time to revel in the family connections that have shaped our lives.

Family connections are central to the biblical narrative. Genesis introduces the human family, and genealogies connect the story across the centuries. Genealogies confirm prophecy, and remind us that God is concerned about us as individuals. They give us a glimpse into the lives of real people, and trace the messianic line across the testaments.

In her introduction to Genealogies of the Bible, author Nancy S. Dawson writes “Genealogies are one of the major literary genres of the Bible. They answer the fundamental question: Who are the people of God? … The genealogies establish a framework for understanding the biblical narratives in the broad historical, theological, and canonical contexts and reveal the big picture of God’s sovereignty and grace in salvation history.”

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Author Nancy Dawson discussing the Genealogies with Joel Brown at the ETS Annual Meeting
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In Accordance, Genealogies of the Bible is more than a list of charts. Designed to be used as a commentary, it can also be accessed through the Info Pane, revealing family trees as you move through the text. There are over 340 family trees and lists of important biblical characters. But it’s much more than that. Explanations of the connections between individuals are presented in detail, important events in each person’s life are highlighted, cross-references are supplied, and extra-biblical resources are utilized to help paint a clear picture of even the most obscure biblical characters.

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Genealogies of the Bible extends its range of focus beyond the genealogies themselves. It provides a detailed look at the judges of Israel, kings of the United and Divided monarchy, returnees to Jerusalem in the post-exile, men in King David’s army, administrative officials, temple servants, and much more.

Genealogies of the Bible is a unique resource, not only for individual study, but for teaching as well. Each of the diagrams is completely searchable, and can be used with the Accordance “Slide Show” feature to produce stunning presentations.

When encountering genealogies in the biblical narrative, many of us either skim these sections or skip them altogether, perhaps even seeing them as irrelevant. Genealogies of the Bible brings these to life, reminding us why family connections are so important.

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Nov 24, 2016 James Davis

PhotoGuide Better Than Ever!

“Seeing is believing.” And believe us, you’ll feel transported in time as you peruse these volumes. The entire Bible Lands PhotoGuide Set contains hundreds of detailed articles and more than 4,500 high-quality photographs. All designed to make the Bible come alive for you and your audiences.

Now, we are pleased to announce enhancements to this important Graphics tool with new, more detailed regional PhotoGuide modules linked and integrated with the central PhotoGuide Overview Collection.

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As before, the PhotoGuide can be accessed from the Accordance Library and searched separately, or linked with a double click on a place name from the Accordance Bible Atlas.

A description of each of the PhotoGuide titles follows below.

PhotoGuide Overview Collection: The Overview contains complete introductions and a selection of pictures from each available biblical site in each of the regions. Links to the expanded regional modules make it easy to access the additional images for any site. This Overview module is in all Graphics packages. Figure 1 shows a screen shot of how the Overview (on the right) can be used in parallel with the Bible Atlas.

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Figure 1: Click to view full sized image

PhotoGuide Israel Collection: Israel adds detailed pictures from each available biblical site in the Holy Land. Figure 2 shows the Temple Mount in Jerusalem from Mount Scopus, north of the Mount of Olives.

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PhotoGuide Near East Collection: The Near East includes more images from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran. Figure 3 shows the Monastery at Petra.

Petra
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PhotoGuide Egypt Collection: Egypt expands the illustrations for biblical sites in Egypt. Figure 4 shows the Great Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza.

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PhotoGuide Europe Collection: This volume illustrates many biblical sites in Europe, including Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Crete, and Malta. Figure 5 shows the Coliseum at Rome.

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PhotoGuide Turkey Collection: Turkey has been greatly expanded with pictures from each available biblical site. Figure 6 shows the Library of Celsus at Ephesus.

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Figure 6: Click to view full sized image

Teachers and pastors especially love the Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide because the license allows you to use the images in teaching and preaching contexts.

Best of all? The Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide is not a static resource. Instead, it is updated and enhanced as new photographs are added in coming months and years.


How to Buy?

New purchasers:

Start with one of the Graphics Bundles which all include PhotoGuide titles:

Then you can add the remaining titles with the PhotoGuide Set-6. This is a custom upgrade so you will only be charged for new titles.

Or purchase the PhotoGuide Set-6.

PhotoGuide owners:

Add one of the Graphics Bundles which all include PhotoGuide titles, and you will only be charged an upgrade fee on each title. Then you can add the remaining titles with the PhotoGuide Set-6. This is a custom upgrade so you will only pay upgrade prices for each new title.

Or purchase the PhotoGuide Set-6 upgrade from your current version.

 

PhotoGuideEurope

hotoGuide Set (6 Vols.)

UPDATED and included in Graphics Collections

Regular Price $149

 

PhotoGuideIsrael

PhotoGuide Set (6 Vols.) Upgrade from PhotoGuide 4

Regular Price $50

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Upgrades available from earlier PhotoGuides.
(See product page for upgrade options.)


Also available separately

Overview Collection
(a great choice!)
Regular Price: $39.90

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Israel Collection
(over 1,800 photos)
Regular Price: $59.90

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Near East Collection
(nearly 600 photos)
Regular Price: $39.90

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Egypt Collection
(over 420 photos)
Regular Price: $39.90

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Turkey Collection
(over 650 photos)
Regular Price: $39.90

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Europe Collection
(nearly 900 photos)
Regular Price: $39.90

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Editor's Note

Without a doubt, the Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide has been a cornerstone of Accordance’s exclusive graphics tools for well over a decade. Much more than a simple collection of pictures, it’s an illustrated dictionary of biblical places.

First, each available biblical site contains an introduction that describes what significant biblical and historical events took place there. In this aspect it’s like a dictionary of Bible places.

Second, pictures and captions show and explain biblical landscapes, ancient structures, and the archeology of the sites where the people of the Bible lived and events of the Bible took place. In this aspect it is a photo-illustrated guide of Bible places.

These two powerful aspects of the Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide make it nearly as close as you can get to the places of the Bible without traveling to biblical lands yourself with an experienced guide to explain it!

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