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Jul 20, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Hot Deals & Cool Savings! FLASH SALE #5

Flash Sale Hot Deals

Feel the Summer Relief with Our Final Flash Sale!

Well, the summer temperatures may still be hot where you are, but we hope our Hot Deals & Cool Savings Flash Sales this month have brought you some amount of relief. If time got away from you on any of our Hot Deals, don’t worry! This final Flash Sale has EVERYTHING in the previous four flash sales; but just like before, these Cool Savings will truly be gone in 48 hours.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The 2-Day Flash Sale special offer on all products will end on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.


Phillips Commentary John Phillips NT and OT Exploring Commentaries (27 Volumes)

Explore the Bible in greater depth. This set of commentaries includes the complete New Testament as well as Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Daniel, and the Minor Prophets. The Exploring series of commentaries from the pen of expositor John Phillips provides pastors, Sunday school teachers, and students of the Bible with doctrinally sound interpretation that emphasizes the practical application of Bible truth. Preachers especially will appreciate these commentaries as they provide a model and resource for sermons and lessons.

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Pulpit Commentary - 3D The Pulpit Commentary (22 Volumes)

One of the largest homiletical commentary sets of its kind, this work gives a verse-by-verse exposition, a translation, and historical and geographical information, followed by the homiletics section.

The Pulpit Commentary drew from over 100 authors over a 30 year span to assemble this conservative and trustworthy homiletical commentary set.

This in-depth commentary brings together three key elements for better preaching:

  • Exposition – with thorough verse-by-verse commentary of every verse in the Bible.
  • Homiletics – with the "framework" or the "big picture" of the text.
  • Homilies – with four to six sample sermons from various authors.

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Photomuseum2_120 Bible Times PhotoMuseum 2

The Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum 2 lets you explore the world of the Bible through the tools the people used, the houses in which they lived, the weapons with which they fought, and the sacred objects with which they worshiped. Arranged like a typical Bible dictionary, the PhotoMuseum is unique in that it begins with the artifacts themselves (nearly 1000 high resolution images). Most Bible dictionaries offer a general treatment of a subject and then illustrate it with an image or two. The PhotoMuseum, on the other hand, treats each subject by exploring the actual archaeological finds which inform our knowledge of that subject. In short, it lets you look at the actual clues so you can better understand how they help unravel the mystery of the Biblical world.

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Feasting_4_120 Feasting on the Word Commentary Series: Complete 12-Volume Set (Years A, B, C)

In this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox Press offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today.

For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays—one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Readers might focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text, or they might explore connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays for each one. While the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that non-lectionary preachers may make use of its contents.

"This series is an indispensable work that offers what its name suggests; a feast of reflection for you to dig into. You may well do this in conjunction with sermon prep which is its primary design, but I have used it in conjunction with my devotional time for many years, and have found it a very rare occasion when I have not come away with insight that has fed my soul deeply. This series offers fresh insight for each occurrence in the lectionary so you have 6 complete sets on Psalm 23 alone. That is 24 commentary essays on this beloved Psalm. So for anyone using the RCL this is a great resource, but it offers a full meal for all Christians with a buffet not as broad as the full Bible, but with choice morsels from all corners of the Bible. ENJOY THE FEAST!" - Daniel Francis (Accordance User)

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Rose 5 Bundle of Five Resources from Rose Publishing

Rose Publishing produces biblical material with an aim toward making Bible teachings and basic Christian beliefs understandable to everyone. They do this through visually-enhanced, image-rich resources that are sure to enhance sermons and presentations.

These five Rose Publishing products are filled with full-color maps, graphics, tables, and images. This bundle includes the following resources:

  • Deluxe Then & Now Bible Maps - Includes full-color Bible maps that show modern cities and countries. Now you can see where Bible places are today.
  • Rose Bible Overview - This full-color guide gives you a fantastic 2-to-6 page overview of each book of the Bible.
  • Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy - An easy-to-understand overview of end times prophecy from several viewpoints. Includes visuals, charts, and an explanation of the end times, rapture, dispensations, book of Revelation, and key Bible Prophecies.
  • Rose Guide to the Temple - Has 150 images, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations, many of which have never published before, and covers the important events and people in the history of the Temple from Abraham to modern day.
  • Rose Guide to the Tabernacle - Readers will gain insight to the parallels between the Old Testament sacrifices and priests' duties, and Jesus’ service as the perfect sacrifice and high priest.

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Spurgeon Sermons Spurgeon Sermon Collection

Charles Haddon Spurgeon published 63 volumes of his sermons, most in a weekly magazine format, which was widely distributed and eagerly read throughout the English speaking world and translated into many languages. The sermons were preached between 1855 and 1917.

Later published as the Park Street Pulpit and Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, this massive collection of over 3,500 sermons is now available in Accordance.

The complete collection in print value is over $1000, but Accordance adds even more value, making it easy to find a sermon by Scripture, by title or content, or by date, and easy to copy any extract with citation.

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HolmanCommentary Holman Old and New Testament Commentaries (32 Volumes)

The complete series of verse-by-verse commentary books edited by Max Anders. Each volume includes discussion starters, teaching plan, and more. Great for lay teachers and pastors alike.

No other reference series gets to the heart of the Bible as efficiently as the Holman Bible Commentary. When a reader’s time allows, the series offers a detailed interpretation based on the popular New International Version text. When time is short, it delivers an essential understanding of the text with unsurpassed clarity and convenience.

This module includes all 12 volumes in the Holman New Testament Commentary series, and the 20 volumes of the Holman Old Testament Commentary series. The complete 32 volumes cover the entire Bible in depth.

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Horton 5 Bundle Stanley Horton Bundle of 5 Books

Dr. Stanley M. Horton (1916- 2014), renowned scholar, prolific writer and worldwide lecturer, was recognized as Pentecostalism's "premier theologian." Throughout his teaching career Horton served as visiting professor to various colleges and seminaries in many countries, including India, Belgium, Germany, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Singapore.

The bundle includes:

  • Commentary on Acts - An in-depth look at the story of the Early Church complete with maps and bibliography
  • Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians - A study of the history, customs, word meanings, and contemporary application of Paul’s writings to the Corinthian Church
  • Systematic Theology edited by Horton - The authority on the theology of Pentecostal faith
  • Bible Doctrines by William W. Menzies and Stanley Horton - An examination of 16 major Bible doctrines
  • What the Bible Says About the Holy Spirit - A study that goes beyond the titles and symbols of the Holy Spirit to a Pentecostal perspective of his personality, deity, gifts, and fruits

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Golden Nuggets_120 The Preacher's Goldmine
Golden Nuggets: Sermon Outlines

Never again be at a loss for a sermon outline, idea, or topic to preach on!

This series contains hundreds of relevant sermon outlines per volume which are designed to be aids to assist pastors, lay leaders, and students of the Bible in creating fully developed sermons through study and prayer.

Now available in one Accordance module, you can add all 59 available volumes, incredibly totaling 13,482 sermon outlines, to your personal Accordance Library. Use these outlines as idea starters for sermons, Bible study lessons, or simply for personal Bible study. There’s enough material here for a lifetime of study or an entire preaching career!

Included in this collection are 40 volumes of the popular Golden Nuggets series. Each of these volumes has two sections. The first section has around 200 complete sermon outlines, usually including five to seven main points and a few subpoints. These outlines aren’t simply “cheats” for a preacher since they will still have to be fleshed out, but they should also be altered and adapted as necessary for a pastor's audience. The second section of each Golden Nuggets volume contains over 100 condensed outlines, most of which have seven main points, but no subpoints.

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ICC 17 International Critical Commentary: New Testament (17 Volumes)

For over 100 years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis—linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological—with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.

*Note: The volumes included in this product are the original "classic" volumes of this series; not the newer versions. This module does not currently contain commentary on Acts.

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ISBE Revised The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Fully Revised) (4 Volumes)

This set contains over 9,000 topics and 3,500 cross-references, including an article on every name of a person or place mentioned in the Bible. It also examines major Bible doctrines and gives opposing articles on controversial topics to ensure a rounded explanation and description. Hundreds of evangelical contributors from many fields of biblical research make this encyclopedia a well-rounded resource. The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Apocrypha and other extrabiblical resources are utilized and explained.

ISBE is also an exegetical tool because it provides a brief discussion of problem texts under the English keywords and guides the exegete to more information that is found in other scholarly resources. Each entry provides a maximum amount of information in compact form, including pronunciation, etymology, and variant renderings. This is a must have for any biblical scholar.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Fully Revised) (4 Volumes)
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ISBE 1915 - 3D International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915 Edition)

Almost 10,000 entries in the illustrated encyclopedia cover every significant Bible subject, person, and place, along with the major doctrines of the Bible and the important details of Bible history, biography, customs, literature, art, and more. Nearly 200 internationally-distinguished scholars contributed to this classic reference tool.

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Keil & Delitzsch - 3D Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament (10 Volumes)

This classic commentary by renowned scholars C. F. Keil and F. Delitzsch examines historical and literary aspects of the biblical text. Often viewed as a standard of conservative OT interpretation, these are thorough (and sometimes technical) commentaries of each OT book.

A triumph of rigorous scholarship and sound theological judgement, Keil & Delitzsch remains one of the most popular Old Testament commentaries available. This commentary set includes a discussion of the nature of Old Testament literature, introduces each book of the Old Testament, and offers in-depth analyses of the Hebrew text. While the content is unchanged, its format has been updated, and some errors from the original have been corrected. Arabic has been transliterated, biblical references have been changed from Roman to Arabic numerals, and long paragraphs have been broken into shorter ones so that the work is easier to read.

"An invaluable work combining sound exegesis with solid exposition." —Cyril J. Barber, The Minister's Library

"Distinguished by careful investigation of the meaning of the text. This is a most important help to the expositor." —Charles Spurgeon, Commenting and Commentaries

"This has become my favorite OT commentary. Well worth the money, whether you buy it within a group or by itself. Two thumbs way up in outlining, Hebrew/Aramaic word studies and insight." —Jared Kline, Accordance User

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Jul 18, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Hot Deals & Cool Savings! FLASH SALE #4

Flash Sale Hot Deals

Feel the Summer Relief with Our Fourth Flash Sale!

Flash Sale #5 (Final Flash Sale) Begins Friday, July 20!

In the days before air conditioning, staying cool could be difficult. You might sit in the shade with a good book and think cool thoughts. One of those books might have been a volume from the Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary or a classic study from the International Critical Commentary. Coming across something interesting, you might have looked it up in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Fortunately, along came air conditioning and a revised ISBE, but those other works still contain valuable insights. And you can still get hot deals on these classic references to cool off your wallet, no matter how hard the AC is running!

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The 2-Day Flash Sale special offer on all products will end on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.


ICC 17 International Critical Commentary: New Testament (17 Volumes)

For over 100 years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis—linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological—with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.

*Note: The volumes included in this product are the original "classic" volumes of this series; not the newer versions. This module does not currently contain commentary on Acts.

International Critical Commentary: New Testament (17 Volumes)
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ISBE Revised The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Fully Revised) (4 Volumes)

This set contains over 9,000 topics and 3,500 cross-references, including an article on every name of a person or place mentioned in the Bible. It also examines major Bible doctrines and gives opposing articles on controversial topics to ensure a rounded explanation and description. Hundreds of evangelical contributors from many fields of biblical research make this encyclopedia a well-rounded resource. The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Apocrypha and other extrabiblical resources are utilized and explained.

ISBE is also an exegetical tool because it provides a brief discussion of problem texts under the English keywords and guides the exegete to more information that is found in other scholarly resources. Each entry provides a maximum amount of information in compact form, including pronunciation, etymology, and variant renderings. This is a must have for any biblical scholar.

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ISBE 1915 - 3D International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915 Edition)

Almost 10,000 entries in the illustrated encyclopedia cover every significant Bible subject, person, and place, along with the major doctrines of the Bible and the important details of Bible history, biography, customs, literature, art, and more. Nearly 200 internationally-distinguished scholars contributed to this classic reference tool.

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Keil & Delitzsch - 3D Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament (10 Volumes)

This classic commentary by renowned scholars C. F. Keil and F. Delitzsch examines historical and literary aspects of the biblical text. Often viewed as a standard of conservative OT interpretation, these are thorough (and sometimes technical) commentaries of each OT book.

A triumph of rigorous scholarship and sound theological judgement, Keil & Delitzsch remains one of the most popular Old Testament commentaries available. This commentary set includes a discussion of the nature of Old Testament literature, introduces each book of the Old Testament, and offers in-depth analyses of the Hebrew text. While the content is unchanged, its format has been updated, and some errors from the original have been corrected. Arabic has been transliterated, biblical references have been changed from Roman to Arabic numerals, and long paragraphs have been broken into shorter ones so that the work is easier to read.

"An invaluable work combining sound exegesis with solid exposition." —Cyril J. Barber, The Minister's Library

"Distinguished by careful investigation of the meaning of the text. This is a most important help to the expositor." —Charles Spurgeon, Commenting and Commentaries

"This has become my favorite OT commentary. Well worth the money, whether you buy it within a group or by itself. Two thumbs way up in outlining, Hebrew/Aramaic word studies and insight." —Jared Kline, Accordance User

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Jul 17, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Sweet Summer Deals & New Release: Apollos OT Commentary

Sweet Summer deals

Some might think of this time of year as the “lazy days of summer,” but not us! We’re thinking this in-between time is the perfect opportunity to build up the commentary section in your personal Accordance Library, so we’ve got some Sweet Summer Deals for you! First off, take a look at the Apollos Old Testament Commentary, released this week for Accordance. This unique series was described by one reviewer as combining “the best of biblical scholarship with a passion for the message of the text.” Introductory discounts are available. And don’t miss spectacular savings on the Preaching the Word and Interpretation Commentary series, too.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The special offer on all products will end on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.


AOTC new New Release!
Apollos Old Testament Commentary (10 Volumes)

The Apollos Old Testament Commentary (AOTC) aims to take with equal seriousness the divine and human aspects of Scripture. It expounds the books of the Old Testament in a scholarly manner accessible to non-experts, and it shows the relevance of the Old Testament to modern readers. Written by an international team of scholars and edited by David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham, these commentaries are intended to serve the needs of those who preach from the Old Testament, as well as scholars and all serious students of the Bible.

The AOTC series introduces and examines the books of the Old Testament, bridging the gap between the age in which they were written and the age in which we now read them. Each commentary begins with an Introduction which gives an overview of the issues of date, authorship, sources, and outlines the theology of the book, providing pointers towards its interpretation and contemporary application.

"At last! A commentary series that combines the best of biblical scholarship with a passion for the message of the text. Besides, it actually answers the questions I ask when I read the Scriptures. This series by the finest evangelical scholars is designed for students and pastors who are serious about understanding the Old Testament in its context and translating its message for the church in the twenty-first century."—Daniel Block, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College

"This series rightly insists on rigorous scholarship but always in the service of the theology and message of the books of the Old Testament. Some outstanding scholars are signed up for this series, and I look forward very much to having these commentaries on my shelves as they appear."—Craig Bartholomew, Senior Research Fellow, University of Gloucestershire, editor of the Scripture and Hermeneutics series

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** Each volume is also available individually. See a list and pricing of the volumes.


PTW_1_120 Preaching the Word Commentary Series (36 Volumes)

Crossway’s Preaching the Word commentary series is an expository commentary derived from actual sermons and edited for written presentation. Each contributing author is a pastor and possesses advanced skill in the Bible’s original languages.

The series focus is on illuminating the meaning of the biblical text in a way that is accessible - and enjoyable to read - so as to edify the church with knowledge of Scripture and its application to real life. Pastors, students, and professors will find much to consider in these volumes.

The series is noted for its unqualified commitment to biblical authority, clear exposition of Scripture, readability, and practical application. It is an ideal resource for pastors and teachers, as well as for personal Bible study.

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“It is a pleasure to commend this series of homiletical commentaries. They fill an enormous vacuum that exists between the practical needs of the pastor/teacher and the critical exegetical depth of most commentaries. With this series, evangelicalism may now claim its own William Barclay. While remaining true to the text and its original meaning, Dr. Hughes helps us face the personal, ethical, theological, and practical questions that the text wants us to answer in the presence of the living God and his illuminating Holy Spirit.”—Walter C. Kaiser Jr., President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"The Preaching the Word Commentary is one of my favorites. The focus upon explaining the text with preaching it as the goal makes the series resonate with the priorities of the pulpit. No academic aloofness here, but down-to-earth, preacher-to-preacher meat for God's people." —Bryan Chapell, President, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

"The single best resource for faithful biblical exposition today. A great boon for genuine reformation!" —Timothy George, Dean, Samford University, Beeson Divinity School

Preaching the Word Commentary Series (36 Volumes)
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Interpretation Series Interpretation Commentary

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church.

Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary series is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry. See here for a closer look.

"The Interpretation series is an invaluable resource for any leader or scholar interested in interpreting the biblical text to the broader church. Its works are essential for pastors, educators, and church libraries." —Brian K. Blount, President and Professor of New Testament, Union Presbyterian Seminary

"The Interpretation series from Westminster John Knox Press is clearly established as a rich resource for teaching and preaching. They have tapped the talents of a varied and esteemed group of contributors, resulting in what is clearly the essential comprehensive commentary series on the Bible. I heartily endorse this material and consider it a resource that should be on every minister's bookshelf." —W. Eugene March, A.B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament Emeritus, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Interpretation OT/NT Commentary
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Interpretation OT Commentary
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Interpretation NT Commentary
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Interpretation Resources / Interpretation Bible Studies

Interpretation-Resources

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

Instead of focusing on individual books of the Bible, these volumes focus on the Bible’s most enduring passages and most vital themes, bringing to these topics the insight and faithful wisdom that are longtime hallmarks of the Interpretation series. This expanded Interpretation series is an excellent resource for all those who teach, preach, and study the Bible.

  • Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry by Ellen F. Davis
  • Canon and Creed by Robert W. Jenson
  • Reading the Parables by Richard Lischer
  • The Sacraments in Biblical Perspective by Ronald P. Byars
  • The Ten Commandments by Patrick D. Miller
  • Violence in Scripture by Jerome F. D. Creach
  • Money and Possessions by Walter Brueggemann

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Interpretation Bible Studies (19 Book Studies)

Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, IBS can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study. See here for a closer look.

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Interpretation Bundle
(Includes all Interpretation Sets Listed Above)

Included:

  • Interpretation Commentary (OT & NT) (43 Volumes)
  • Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church (7 Volumes)
  • Interpretation Bible Studies (19 Book Studies)

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Jul 16, 2018 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Apollos Old Testament Commentary (10 volumes)

AOTC new “Now a Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, an eloquent man who was competent in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately about Jesus, although he knew only John’s baptism.” (Acts 18:24-25, CSB)

Luke describes Apollos with high praise. Apollos is both eloquent and competent in his understanding of the Scriptures—which at this time would have only referred to the Old Testament. Moreover, Apollos knows how to apply this understanding of the Scriptures to the events he has witnessed in his time. As history has shown with various forms of interpretation and commentaries over the last two millennia, this is not always an easy task.

In fact, from a historical perspective, we live in an unparalleled age where one can find all sorts of specialized commentaries on the Bible that might focus on a particular angle of the original language, cultural and historical background, literary devices, or hermeneutical issues. We have commentaries that emphasize, theology, preaching and teaching aspects of a biblical passage, or the application of these truths. What we often lack is something that will bring all of these various dynamics together. Simply put, sometimes we need an Apollos—someone who understands both the ancient biblical text and the contemporary age and mindset of those who read and hear it now.

The Apollos Old Testament Commentary (AOTC), from InterVarsity Press, seeks to do just this. As stated in the editor’s preface, “This series seeks to … [keep] one foot firmly planted in the universe of the original text and the other in that of the target audience, which is preachers, teachers and students of the Bible.” Further, “What we intend, therefore, is to provide not only tools of excellence for the academy, but also tools of function for the pulpit.”

To do this, the editors sought out modern-day “Apolloses” who were competent in their understanding of both the Old Testament and modern audiences as well as having the ability to accurately communicate these truths. The AOTC is edited by David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham. Though not yet complete, these ten volumes are currently available and being released for Accordance today:

Exodus: T. Desmond Alexander

Leviticus: Nobuyoshi Kiuchi

Deuteronomy: J. G. McConville

Joshua: Pekka M. A. Pitkänen

Ruth: L. Daniel Hawk

1 & 2 Samuel: David G. Firth

1 & 2 Kings: Lissa M. Wray Beal

Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs: Daniel C. Fredericks & Daniel J. Estes

Daniel: Ernest C. Lucas

Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi: Anthony R. Peterson

Each volume contains a detailed introduction of a biblical book, covering historical-critical and background information. Each pericope contains the author’s own translation, followed by notes on the text, a section on form and structure, commentary, and explanation. Although grammatical issues may be on the technical side for some readers without a strong background in biblical languages, Hebrew and Greek tend to be transliterated to make this content accessible to a wider audience.

With the goal of this series attempting to cover so much, one might assume that the AOTC could not be overly-detailed. Consider, however, that the Exodus volume alone is over 700 pages in print (which makes it even more convenient in Accordance!). While the goals for this series are ambitious, it is definitely not hurried in its presentation.

Although all content is contained in one module, in the screenshot below, I’ve duplicated the commentary's tab four additional times so as to display excerpts of the various sections on Exodus 13:17-22 at the same time. Hopefully, this will give Accordance users unfamiliar with the AOTC series a demonstration of what it attempts to cover. Click/tap the image for a larger view.

AOTC Ex 13.17-22 example

The Apollos Old Testament Commentary is available as an entire set or individually by volumes. Introductory discounts are available for a limited time.

Apollos OT Commentary (10 Volumes)
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Special introductory prices are good through Monday, July 23, 2018 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

Jul 9, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Importing BibleWorks Notes (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #168)

 

 

Accordance 12.2.7 and later allows users to import their BibleWorks notes folder into a new Accordance User Notes file. Join Dr. J as he provides a quick overview of User Notes in Accordance and then explains how to use the new import feature. This podcast also describes the current import limitations—and suggests a strategy for managing old and new notes.

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

 

Jul 5, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Ada Yardeni (1937 - 2018)

Ada Yardeni We were saddened to hear that Ada Yardeni passed away on June 29, 2018 at the age of 81. Known for her work in the historic development of the Hebrew language and epigraphy, Yardeni was also an excellent calligrapher and forgeries expert. Her personal website describes her as having “authored and co-authored over fifty books and papers on Hebrew Paleography. She is most famous for The Book of Hebrew Script—the authority on the subject and for A-dventure-Z: The Story of the Alphabet. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Yardeni has drawn on her artistic experience and released a number of books and other media for general audiences.”

Accordance users have long appreciated The Textbook of Aramaic Documents from Ancient Egypt that Yardeni co-authored with Bezalel Porten. A number of Yardeni’s other writings and credits also appear in Accordance resources:

art from Ada Yardeni Besides her academic contributions, the beautiful artistic work of Ada Yardeni should not be overlooked, such as that found in her book Artistic Prayers and Blessings. A sample of the images from this book can be found in the gallery section of her website.

Ada Yardeni and her academic and artistic contributions will be truly missed. For other mentions of her passing, see the following links:

In Memoriam: Ada Yardeni (1937 – 2018)” – Bible History Daily

Dead Sea Scrolls Decoder Remembered as Grande Dame of Semitic Paleography” – The Times of Israel

 

Jun 29, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Live Click (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #167)

 

 

Live Click uses a simple click to search for verse references in all texts and words in all texts, lexicons, and Bible dictionaries. We added the feature in Accordance 12.2.7 at the request of former BibleWorks users, who missed a similar function in their old software. Now, with the release of Accordance 12.2.8, Live Click offers more features and even quicker searches.

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

See the latest improvements to the Live Click.

 

Jun 25, 2018 Richard Mansfield

What’s New in Accordance Mobile 2.7 for iOS

 

 

Accordance Mobile 2.7 for iOS is a major update bringing a wealth of new features and improvements.

  • Support for syncing and viewing Papers. Take your Papers documents from Accordance 12 with you for reading or presentation on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Improved User Notes. Now you can tap a User Note icon next to the text to view or edit it. An improved User Note edit interface allows you to view the verse for which a note is being added.
  • Improved audio features. The interface for playing Accordance audio-based titles has been improved. We have also added support for background play and control via the lock screen Control Center.
  • Improved Hebrew word selection for Instant Details. Now it is much easier to distinguish between a word, its prefix, or its suffix when accessing information from Instant Details.
  • New Amplify Preferences. A new Amplify section in Preferences allows you to set default resources for English, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin dictionaries or lexicons. Set a default commentary for amplifying from verse references.
  • New Lexeme option in Instant Details for Keyed Texts. In translations with Strong’s or GK Numbers, you can now bypass the default Hebrew or Greek dictionary in Instant Details and go straight to the Hebrew or Greek lexicon specified in your Amplify Preferences.
  • Plus, new Interlinear settings, improved Handoff support, secondary pane page turning, and much more.

Download Accordance Mobile 2.7 for iOS in the App Store.

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Jun 18, 2018 Timothy Jenney

The Accordance Advantage (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #166)

 

 

Bible Software users have a long history of switching to Accordance. They have given us multiple reasons for it over the years: they’ve switched to a platform their old software doesn’t support, they want more resources, or additional software features, or better customer support, or a smartphone app that doesn’t require internet access to work. Some have gotten weary of repurchasing the same resources every time they upgrade; others are forced to switch because their old software has been discontinued. Happily, once people use Accordance, they generally stay with us. Here’s a quick survey of what we like to call “The Accordance Advantage.”

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Jun 18, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

New! Seventh-day Adventist Bundles

We are pleased to announce the release of two major bundles of Seventh-day Adventist materials for the Accordance Bible Software Library.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church traces its denominational roots to mid 18th century America but has become an international and ethnically diverse Christian presence in today's world. The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle allows the reader to go to the very roots of the movement, and the Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle provides an excellent survey of contemporary SDA thought.

These works are perfect for members and students of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, students of comparative religion, and all interested in the history and teachings of this movement.

Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle (12 volumes)

  • Systematic Theology (4 Volumes) (Norman R. Gulley)
    • Volume 1: Prolegomena (2003)
    • Volume 2: God as Trinity (2011)
    • Volume 3: Creation, Christ, Salvation (2012)
    • Volume 4: The Church and the Last Things (2016)
  • Revelation of Jesus Christ (2nd Edition) (Stefanovic) (2009): This verse-by-verse commentary offers a text-focused and Christ-centered approach to the book of Revelation.
  • Earthly Shadows, Heavenly Realities: Temple/Sanctuary Cosmology in Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Jewish Literature (Editors Kim Papaioannou, Ioannis Giantzaklidis) (2017): So whatever happened to the temple? In this unique collection of essays, the writers direct our attention to where the early Christians looked—to the reality of the sanctuary in heaven. An obvious and often overlooked theme endemic to both testaments, it has profound ramifications for faithful Christian theology today.
  • The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament (Editor Gerald A. Klingbeil) (2015): How does the rest of the Bible relate to Genesis 1 and 2? Do the various biblical authors portray creation theologies that align or diverge? In this volume, ten scholars—each addressing a different section, genre, or topic from the Old Testament—grapple seriously with this question.
  • In Granite or Ingrained? What the Old and New Covenants Reveal about the Gospel, the Law, and the Sabbath (Skip MacCarty): Christians earnest in their walk with the Lord will see a dynamic element of the gospel in the profound relationship between love and law. They will, perhaps for the first time, understand the apparent dichotomy of old and new covenants in the New Testament. And in the process they will be confronted with a powerful appeal and an unmistakable warning.
  • The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day (Tonstad) (2009): Tonstad argues that the seventh day is the symbol of God’s faithfulness precisely when God’s presence seems to be in doubt. He demonstrates how God, through the seventh day, seeks the benefit of all creation. Inevitably, this leads to an investigation of how this universal symbol became obscured.
  • Servants and Friends: A Biblical Theology of Leadership (Editor Skip Bell) (2014): Against the chatter of pop psychology and the latest list of must-have motivational habits, twenty Bible scholars and ministry professionals thoughtfully grapple with what the Scriptures, in their totality, actually have to teach us about the essence of true leadership. In Servants and Friends, Skip Bell and his team examine and correlate the breadth of evidence in the Old and New Testaments. They trace the nature of God’s intent, and bring it all together in a fresh and challenging theological understanding that may radically alter what we have thought leadership really is.
  • Daniel: Vision of the End (Doukhan) (1987): Doukhan delves into the biblical text of the book of Daniel, considering its words, noting its literary movement, and listening to its echoes throughout the Scriptures. The result is a document with new information and reflection which challenges thought and nurtures hope.

Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle (12 Volumes)
Regular Price $229

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Each of the above titles are available individually.


The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle (475 Titles)

Ellen G. White

  • EGW Commentary Notes from the SDA Commentary: Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White which were included in the 7-volume Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary are brought together in this volume. Also included: three appendixes from "Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine"
  • E. G. White's Books (117 volumes): Includes titles such as The Spirit of Prophecy (Volumes 1-4), Spiritual Gifts (Volumes 1-4b), Mind, Character, and Personality (Volumes 1-2), Testimonies for the Church (Volumes 1-9)
  • E. G. White's Devotionals (21 volumes): Includes titles such as God's Amazing GraceTo Be Like Jesus, Christ Triumphant, and The Faith I Live By (The devotionals are organized as 21 different modules.)
  • E. G. White's Biographies (9 volumes): Includes biographies volumes 1-6, Ellen G. White in Europe 1885-1887, Life Sketches Manuscript, and Ellen White: Woman of Vision.
  • E. G. White's Periodicals (77 volumes): Includes titles such as The Advocate, Bible Echo and Signs of the Times, A Vision, To Those Who Are Receiving the Seal of the Living God, and The Gospel Herald.
  • E. G. White's Pamphlets (203 titles): Includes titles such as Redemption; or the Teaching of Christ, the Anointed One and A Call to the Watchmen.
  • E. G. White's Manuscripts (27 volumes): Collection of 27 volumes of previously unpublished materials drawn from Ellen G. White's letters and manuscripts.
  • E. G. White's Miscellaneous Publications (13 volumes): Includes titles such as Notebook Leaflets from the Elmshaven Library (volumes 1-2), Sermons and Talks (volumes 1-2), and Battle Creek Letters.

The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle
Regular Price $49.90

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