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Nov 14, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Huge Sale for ETS/SBL! Save up to 60% on Great Titles!

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We’re excited to release a number of new titles for the Accordance Library in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature. Whether you’re attending these meetings or you're back at home, we’re offering everyone the same introductory discounted pricing on these new additions plus discounts on recent releases of scholarly note. Don’t miss Whitacre’s Patristic Greek Reader, a grammatically-tagged edition of the Great Catechism by Gregory of Nyssa, the first grammatically-tagged Qur'an in Arabic available in Bible software, updates to the Biblia Hebraica Quinta, and much more. If you’re with us at the conferences, come by and see these titles in person; but even if you can’t be with us, take advantage of the incredible savings below!

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The special offer on all products will end on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.


New Releases and Updates at ETS/SBL
Academic, Research, and Comparative Studies

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NEW! Patristic Greek Reader (Whitacre)

Designed for students who have completed their first year of New Testament or Classical Greek, or those who want to refresh their translation skills, A Patristic Greek Reader collects texts from 15 of the most important documents of the Early Church. Users of this Reader not only increase their knowledge of Greek, they also explore Patristic history and theology as they translate.

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NEW! Gregory of Nyssa's Great Catechism (Tagged Greek with English Translation)

Known as “The Cappadocian Fathers,” brothers Gregory of Nazianzus and Basil of Caesarea, along with Gregory of Nyssa, were the greatest theological minds of the 4th century. Their influence continues to be felt in the church, even by those who have never heard their names. Gregory’s Great Catechism was a summary of Christian theology intended for new converts before their baptism, offering foundational understanding of the Trinity, incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, and salvation.

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NEW! Babylonian Talmud Folio (Vilna Edition)

The complete Babylonian Talmud in untagged Hebrew and Aramaic. The Vilna edition of the Babylonian Talmud remains the standard talmudic text for Torah study by students, scholars and rabbis. Publication of the Vilna edition began in the late 19th century, and yet it still remains as the basis for modern Talmud book publications.

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NEW! Qur'an Bundle **

Only available in Accordance: the fully searchable Arabic Qur'an with morphological tagging can be viewed in parallel with the text and notes of the Annotated Translation by Droge, three public domain translations, and a tagged transliteration.

Note: A few of the modules associated with this bundle are in the final stages of development and will be released within a few days. A portion of this product will also require Accordance 12.2 which will be released soon.

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NEW! Biblia Hebraica Quinta (6 Facsisles)

Six fascicles of the Biblia Hebraica Quinta from the German Bible Society edited by Adrian Schenker, et al. This bundle contains these fascicles (each of which are also available for individual purchase):

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Note: The original BHQ has recently been updated to add 12 Prophets. Check for Content Updates to get new facsisle.

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NEW! Hebrew Syntax Guide

This short manual is intended for Accordance users who have the Hebrew syntax database and desire both to understand more about the construction of the database and to know better how to perform simple and complex syntactic searches.

This is a FREE module and is included with both HMT-W4 Syntax and GNT28-T Syntax. Check Easy Install to download new guide.

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NEW! Christian Standard Bible w/Strong's

The CSB (2017 edition) is a trustworthy text for both sermon preparation and serious study, translated straight from the biblical languages by scholars who love God’s Word. This Bible text is tagged with Strong's numbers.

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NEW! German Leonberger Bibel New Testament with Enhanced Phrase Tagging

This module includes lemmas and is fully phrase-tagged which makes it an ideal companion for use as dynamic interlinear.

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Top Original Language Titles

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LXX Göttingen: Big Bundle (33 Books plus Apparatus)

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LXX Göttingen w/Apparatus: Job

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BDF Greek Grammar of the NT and Other Early Christian Literature

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Stevens Greek Workbook: A Companion to the Accordance Module

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A Reader's Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers

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Hebrew Masoretic Text with ETCBC Morphology (WIVU)

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Greek MSS Images from CSNTM

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Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament

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Theological Dictionary of NT, Complete (Big Kittel)

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Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook

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Top Commentary Titles

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OT/NT Library Everything Bundle (68 Volumes)
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Brazos Theological Commentary (22 Volumes)

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Acts: An Exegetical Commentary (4 Vols) (Keener)

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Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, More Noncanonical Scriptures (Vol. 1)

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Encyclopedia of Christianity (5 Vols.)

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Luther's Works Bundle (Vols. 31-54)

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Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament (Wallace)

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Biblical Archaeology Review Archive (1975-2016)

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Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) Upgrade to 2016 (Adds 13 Years)

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Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy on Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (Collins)

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Collection of 23 Works by Walter Brueggemann

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IVP Christian Fathers Set (7 Works; 43 Vols.)

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The Context of Scripture (3 Vols.)

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Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (3 Vols.)

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Nov 13, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Zondervan Sale for ETS/SBL 2017

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One Week Only! We’ve partnered with Zondervan/HarperCollins to bring you an unbelievable publisher’s special on some of their most popular titles! This is your chance to add the Word Biblical Commentary, Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, and a lot more! Check out these great specials this week!

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The special offer on all products will end on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.


Word Biblical Commentary

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Word Biblical Commentary (61 Volumes)

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Word Biblical Commentary OT Set (36 Volumes)

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Word Biblical Commentary NT Set (25 Volumes)

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Word Biblical Commentary Individual Volumes

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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary

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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary:
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New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis

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New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis

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Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

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Story of God Bible Commentary: Sermon on the Mount

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Nov 9, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Accordance Mobile for Android: Open Beta!

Accordance Mobile for Android Over the past year or so, nearly every day I've responded to Accordance users on our forums, our various social media venues or in private messages and conversations asking me when our long-promised Android version of Accordance Mobile will be ready. While our Android version has taken longer than we had hoped, along the way, many have asked if we could even release just a reader for Android so that Accordance users could have access to their Accordance Library on their favorite non-Apple mobile phones and tablets.

Of course, we’re not satisfied simply to release a reader for Android; but rather than ask our users to wait even one day longer, we have now released our Accordance Mobile Android Open Beta! Although this release of Accordance Mobile for Android is an early beta release, it is definitely more than just a reader. As described in the Accordance User Forums yesterday, this 1.0 beta release comes with the following Major features:

  • Display of Texts
  • Searching of Texts
  • Grammatical and Key Number searching of Texts
  • Split Panes for Texts, showing a Text or Reference Tool
  • Display of Tools
  • Searching of Tools
  • Easy Install
  • Library Access to files
  • Text and Tool Display choices
  • Goto interface, via a grid or list
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Of course, not everything is in place yet. In version 1.1 of the beta, we plan to add the following features:

  • Selection of text
  • Hyperlinks
  • Pictures
  • Instant Details
  • User Notes
  • Amplification

Now, you’re free to hold out for the final, non-beta release of Accordance Mobile for Android, which will be available sometime in 2018; but if you don’t want to wait any longer, we’d love to have you help us out! Go to Joel Brown’s forum post from yesterday, “Welcome to the Android Open Beta!” to download the current build. New builds will be posted in the Android Open Beta forum, so check back often.

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Just remember that this is beta software. That means not everything will work yet, there will be bugs, and there will be crashes. But you can help us speed development along by posting any issues you encounter in our Android Open Beta forum as well as any suggestions and constructive criticism.

Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android. Now you can truly take Accordance with you wherever you want to go!

 

Nov 8, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Dr. Holmstedt Invites Your Hebrew Syntax Questions for His Upcoming SBL Session

Robert Holmstedt Dr. Robert Holmstedt, Professor of Biblical Hebrew and West Semitic Languages at the University of Toronto, invites Accordance users attending the Society of Biblical Literature conference in Boston next week to submit Accordance syntax searches now that you’d like him to demonstrate in the Hebrew Bible or Dead Sea Scrolls in his upcoming session.

Session details:

M18-101
Accordance Syntactic Databases
Saturday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Marriott Copley Place-Yarmouth (Fourth Level)

Catalog description:

Syntactic Databases for Biblical and Early Jewish Texts: Please join us for a demonstration, with examples and discussion, of the research potential of the Accordance Bible syntax databases on the Hebrew Bible, Qumran texts, and New Testament. The basic principles of the tagging process will be briefly covered, but the focus will be on example searches and the more advanced linguistic issues relating to the databases, such as verbal valency. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and sample searches for discussion.

From Dr. Holmstedt: "For those attending this session in Boston, we welcome submissions beforehand for desired searches you would like us to demonstrate on the Hebrew Bible or Dead Sea Scrolls."

You can email Dr. Holmstedt at [email protected] or post your questions in the comments, and we will make certain he receives them.

 

Nov 2, 2017 Richard Mansfield

A Closer Look at John Warwick Montgomery

John Warwick & Lanalee de Kant Montgomery In Tough-Minded Christianity: Honoring the Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery, editors William A. Dembski and Thomas Schirrmacher write this of John Warwick Montgomery:

Bursting on the intellectual scene of the 1960s like a meteor, he was a theologian with an attitude. Christian orthodoxy was for him not just true. Nor was it merely defensible, as though it were but one among many credible intellectual options. For Montgomery, Christian orthodoxy could be and needed to be vindicated. And with unstoppable energy he was going to make that happen. Not only did he begin a furious publication schedule […], but he also took his assault on secularism as well as the vindication of Christian orthodoxy right into the belly of the beast—to the highest levels of an academy that had spurned Christianity.

Dembski, William; Schirrmacher, Thomas. Tough-Minded Christianity: Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery. B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition, Location 256.

Image on right: John Warwick & Lanalee de Kant Montgomery

To call John Warwick Montgomery simply an apologist or even just a theologian would be incredibly reductionist as he is both of those and so much more. Montgomery holds degrees in law, philosophy, theology and even librarianship—a total of 11 earned degrees in all. Born in 1931, Montgomery studied and received degrees from Cornell; University of California, Berkeley; Wittenberg University; La Salle University, University of Essex; University of Chicago; University of Strasbourg; and Cardiff University. He is also an ordained Lutheran minister.

JWM made a name for himself by challenging the prevailing neo-orthodox theology of the 20th century with writings such as Crisis in Lutheran Theology, The Suicide of Christian Theology, and God’s Inerrant Word as well as debating many prominent atheists. He was a regular columnist for Christianity Today from 1965-1983. Montgomery has also practiced law both in the US and internationally.

A prolific writer, John Warwick Montgomery has published over 150 articles and more than 50 books. For the first time on any Bible software platform, in conjunction with the 1517. Legacy Project, we are pleased to release 33 of the most important works of John Warwick Montgomery for the Accordance Bible Software Library. These titles, with introductory discounts through November 6, can be purchased all at once or in thematic sets.

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John Warwick Montgomery Collection Bundle (33 Volumes)
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Biographical information for John Warwick Montgomery was drawn from Wikipedia and Tough-Minded Christianity: Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery edited by Dembski & Schirrmacher. Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery was adapted from one found at the John Warwick Montgomery website.

 

Oct 27, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Accordance 12 for the Mac App Store Is Now Available!

Accordance 12 MAS For those of you who prefer to get your apps from the Mac App Store (MAS), your wait is over. Accordance 12 is now available for download!

Accordance 12 MAS is a great way to introduce new users to Accordance, especially those users who only like to download applications directly from Apple's servers. Downloading Accordance 12 MAS is free because it is essentially the same as Accordance 12 Lite that we released last November. From an in-app purchase in Accordance 12 MAS, a user can upgrade to a Starter 12 Collection and unlock all features of the program.

Current users of Accordance 11 MAS can upgrade to Accordance 12 through the in-app Starter Collection purchase as well. All of your content from Accordance 11 MAS will be moved over to v. 12.

If you have any further questions, please check out our "Accordance for Mac" page as well as "Accordance 12 in Mac App Store." Both of these pages describe the functional differences between Accordance 12 downloaded from the OakTree servers vs. downloading from Apple's servers.

Please feel free to share Accordance 12 with your friends and colleagues. And we'd ask that anyone using Accordance 12 MAS to please add a review on the MAS page after you download it!

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Oct 23, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Read to Me (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #158)

Not sure how to pronounce Greek or Hebrew properly? Accordance’s audio resources for the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament can help! This podcast covers how to use them on Macs, PCs, and iPhone/iPads. In addition, if you are a Mac user, Accordance can use any one of its high-quality system voices to read any text or tool. That includes Bibles in a variety of international languages. [Accordance 12: Basic]

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

 

Oct 18, 2017 Richard Mansfield

A Closer Look at Eichrodt's Theology of the Old Testament (OTL)

Walther Eichrodt Walther Eichrodt (1890-1978) taught at University of Basel (Switzerland) from 1921-1966 where Karl Barth also taught. Previously, he had received his education at Griefswald, Heidelberg and Erlangen where, like Gerhard von Rad, he studied under Otto Procksch. He was a close colleague to Adolf Schlatter with whom he often led Bible conferences.

In 1933, Eichrodt broke with many of his recent teachers and peers by publishing Theology of the Old Testament (now in its 5th edition, 1960), affirming that the Hebrew Scriptures were not a substandard religious document, an idea that was in conflict with the prevailing German cultural mindset of the time. Throughout his life, although he remained a proponent of his contemporary understanding of an evolutionary origin to the Pentateuch as presented in the Documentary Hypothesis, nevertheless, he retained a very reverent view of the biblical text.

For Eichrodt, covenant (Hebrew: בְּרִית/bᵉriyṯ; German: bund) is the central theme of the OT. He defined covenant as God’s self-revelation in choosing people and how they should live (see ch. 2, "The Covenant Relationship" in vol. 1 for much greater detail than my summary here). Eichrodt suggests that covenant involves personal obligation of two parties, but the peculiar thing about biblical covenants was that God obligated himself. God’s covenant was mediated to Israel through charismatic leaders of their religious system. Covenant was so central to later events, that Eichrodt believed Moses and the events at Sinai to be historical, unlike some of his contemporaries at the time. According to him, Israel existed for the covenant, not the reverse. However, Eichrodt never quite reveals his view of exactly what happened at Sinai.

Eichrodt Theology of the OT

In choosing covenant as a central theme, Gerald Bray has suggested that Eichrodt was able “to uphold the doctrine of divine revelation, and to explain how God had been at work in the history of Israel” (Biblical Interpretation Past & Present, 1996, p. 386).  Elaborating on the meaning of covenant, Eichrodt's first explanation focuses on how the covenant delivered through Moses “emphasizes one basic element in the whole Israelite experience of God, namely the factual nature of divine revelation.” Eichrodt explains that “God’s disclosure of himself…[is understood]…as he breaks in on the life of his people in his dealings with them and molds them according to his will that he grants them knowledge of his being.”

For Eichrodt, textual development began with oral tradition. Behind these oral traditions were specific historical events. Then there was a pre-textual reflection on the events which led to the production of the written sources of the Documentary Hypothesis: JEPD. Eichrodt points out that words held more power in ancient times than in contemporary times. He writes of “the cosmic power of God.” For him, the word of God is linked to the Spirit of God.

As stated earlier, Eichrodt held to the central theme of covenant in his theology. Rather than using a book-by-book approach, Eichrodt uses systematic categories to discuss the theology of the OT. Having a central theme gives him a number of benefits. First, it offers an organizing structure to Theology of the Old Testament since everything in the OT must therefore—somehow—be related to covenant. This also allows him to relate very divergent texts to each other because they had the single common element of the covenant connecting them. Second, it stresses the unity of the OT, which could be seen as a work containing multiple sources focused upon the same theme rather than a work of divergent literature that only had nationality as a common element.

Of course, one could ask how to fit the ever-present issue of Wisdom literature to the central-theme approach. How does the Song of Solomon relate specifically to covenant? If Eichrodt focuses on one major theme, how well can he treat divergent themes in Scripture? To be fair, E. A. Martens writes that “Eichrodt did not ignore the diversity others saw in the Old Testament. However, he started with the notion of theological unity. Other scholars since Eichrodt’s time have been more enamored with theological diversity in the Old Testament.”

Regardless of the one's opinion of a one-theme approach for the Old Testament, Eichrodt brought fresh understanding and insight into OT scholarship that arguably can still be wrestled with today. His two volumes on OT theology display not only his ability to communicate well, sometimes even poetically, but also they display his sincere devotion to God.

[Note: this blog post has been adapted from a review of Eichrodt's Old Testament Theology that I wrote a few years ago.]


 

Oct 9, 2017 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament (Wallace)

Wallace Revisiting NT Corruption - 3D Two decades later, Bart D. Ehrman’s book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament continues to create debate and dialogue. Ehrman’s later works have even brought textual criticism, a field once reserved to academia, to the lay level. In response to Ehrman’s work, Daniel B. Wallace has edited Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence--released today for the Accordance Bible Software Library.

Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament contains essays by six authors, all dealing with textual criticism and specifically the claim that scribes significantly corrupted the text of the New Testament. Wallace includes an essay of his own, an expansion of a presentation he made in a debate with Bart Ehrman and others in 2008 at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The other five essays were originally presented the same year at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in the same year.

This volume is also the first installment in what is to be an ongoing series, Text and Canon of the New Testament. This series will present volumes that address questions of whether or not the original text of the New Testament can be recovered based on manuscript evidence as well as questions concerning the 27 New Testament documents in relation to other writings of the early church. Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament contains the following essays that either address Ehrman’s claims or discuss related text-critical issues:

"Lost in Transmission: How Badly Did the Scribes Corrupt the New Testament Text?" by Daniel B. Wallace. Points of agreement are found with Ehrman on some issues, but in this examination of some of the major passages covered in The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, Wallace demonstrates why he believes so-called “orthodox corruptions” are not “as pervasive or as significant” as Ehrman presents.

"The Least Orthodox Reading Is to Be Preferred: A New Canon for New Testament Textual Criticism?" by Philip M. Miller. One conclusion that could be made from Ehrman’s claims about the New Testament is that “the least orthodox reading” is probably to be preferred when looking at variants, resulting in foundational new criteria for textual criticism. Miller offers evidence as to why this conclusion should be challenged.

"The Legacy of a Letter: Sabellianism or Scribal Blunder in John 1.1c?" by Matthew P. Morgan. Looking specifically at two later variants of καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος in John 1:1, Morgan examines the implications of a Sabellian understanding of God if the two manuscripts were correct.

"Patristic Theology and Recension in Matthew 24.36: An Evaluation of Ehrman’s Text-Critical Methodology" by Adam G. Messer. Some ancient manuscripts do not contain the phrase translated “nor the son” in Matt 24:36. Messer examines the evidence in patristic writings to see if this omission in some manuscripts was influenced by orthodox Church Fathers.

"Tracking Thomas: A Text-Critical Look at the Transmission of the Gospel of Thomas"by Tim Ricchuiti. In this only chapter dealing with a text not in the New Testament, Ricchuiti attempts to determine the earliest version of The Gospel of Thomas using the Coptic text and three Greek mss fragments.

"Jesus as θεός: A Textual Examination" by Brian J. Wright. Did any of the New Testament writers specifically claim that Jesus was God? Wright examines 17 passages in the NT to determine the answer.

In addition to the six main essays, Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence also includes indexes to Scripture, Ancient Sources, and Persons and Subjects. Page numbers are included for citation purposes.

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Most readers will find a knowledge of Koine Greek necessary for following the arguments in this book. For anyone interested in New Testament textual criticism, and especially recent debates on the subject, these essays are a must-read addition to your Accordance Library. Add it to your mobile device for easy reading on the go or quick consultation!

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Oct 7, 2017 Abram Kielsmeier-Jones

Webinar: Searching Fundamentals in Accordance

Learn the fundamentals of searching Bibles and other books in your personal Accordance Bible Software Library. This previously recorded webinar, led by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones, will cover the following subjects: the Search Window, searching by verses, searching by words and phrases, creating and using Search Ranges, working with Key Numbers, and using stand-alone commands.

Taking part in our free Accordance Webinars is easy. Check out our Webinars page for more information or to sign up. See you online!