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May 26, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance 12 Overview (Training Seminar Session 1)

Each year in November, between the meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, we host a free, all-day Accordance Training Seminar. This past year in San Antonio, with Accordance 12 fresh on his laptop SSD, David Lang (VP of Development for Accordance) led our all-day seminar and we just so happened to record it. In this first session (more will be posted in coming days), David offers a general overview and introduction to Accordance. Check back soon for more Training Seminar videos.

By the way, this year's free Accordance Training Seminar, held in conjunction with ETS/SBL, will be held on November 17 in Boston at a yet-to-be-announced location. We are already accepting registrations, so if you can make it, please email [email protected] and put in your name!

 

May 25, 2017 Ricardo Yaka

¿Problemas Abriendo Accordance? Modo Seguro

En este video le mostraremos cómo usar la función de Modo Seguro en Accordance cuando tiene problemas para abrirlo. El Modo Seguro de Accordance nos proporciona soluciones que nos ayudarán cuando Accordance no se está comportando como debería. Cubriremos las primeras cuatro opciones en este video. Estos se utilizan específicamente para resolver problemas abriendo Accordance.

In this video we will show you how to use the Safe Mode feature in Accordance when it has problems opening. Accordance Safe Mode provides solutions that will help us when Accordance is not behaving as it should. We will cover the first four options in this video. They are used specifically to solve issues opening Accordance.

 

 

May 23, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Digging Deep with Archaeology Tools

Digging Deep

An Accordance Exclusive: Biblical Archaeology Review 1975 - 2016

You don’t have to dig too deep to find special savings on these Accordance resources. Uncover biblical truths and new discoveries as you’re transported back in time with these archaeological and academic tools! Archaeology provides historical testimony to many of the truths we find in the Scriptures and helps us interpret the biblical text. And the greatest treasure to discover this week is the long-awaited update to The Biblical Archaeology Review. Access every issue of BAR from 1975 through 2016, available on no other Bible software platform and fully integrated into the Accordance Bible Software Library. Upgrade pricing is available for those who own the 2003 edition.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts and will end on May 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT.


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BAR 2016_120 NEW! Biblical Archaeology Review (1975–2016)
Upgrades available for previous version

Newly updated and expanded to include 41 years of the best in archaeological scholarship for research and studies! Biblical Archaeology Review is a one-of-a-kind archaeology magazine that acts as a bridge between the academic study of archaeology and a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the Bible better.

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Biblical Archaeology Review (1975-2016)
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bas pictures Biblical Archaeology Society --
Biblical World in Pictures

With a new lower regular price (and even lower sale price), this classic reference work includes 1,300 photographs that not only illustrate the biblical story, but also show the historical context of each image with extensive captions.

Biblical Archaeology Society – Biblical World in Pictures
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BAS-Search for Jesus_120 Biblical Archaeology Society -- 4-Book Bundle

  • Rise of Ancient Israel
  • The Search for Jesus
  • Feminist Approaches to the Bible
  • Aspects of Monotheism

A classic collection from the Biblical Archaeology Society.

Note: Each of these products were included in the 2003 version of the BAR Archive (1975-2003) and will be provided free as separate downloads for users who own that module.

Biblical Archaeology Society – 4-Book Bundle
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Archaeology of Bible set Archaeology of the Land of the Bible
(3 Volumes)
Yale University Press

Imagine seeing artwork, buildings, towers, roads, chariots, ships, and more from the time of the Patriarchs through Jesus and the Apostles, to the first millennium that followed. Now you can discover the unfolding mysteries of the Bible across a span of thousands of years!

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (3 Volumes)
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BP-AmColsm Historic Views of the Holy Land: Bible Places -
American Colony Collection (8 Volumes)

This resource includes all 8 volumes of The American Colony and Eric Matson Collection of photos from the Historic Views of the Holy Land series published by Bible Places. The images document the land and its people, with a special emphasis on biblical and archaeological sites, inspirational scenes, and historic events.

Historic Views of the Holy Land: Bible Places
American Colony Collection (8 Volumes)

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100 Israel Sites_120 100 Archaeological Sites and Biblical Landscapes in Israel

This guide, with over 1,500 photos, is designed to show the scenery and places that are mentioned in Scripture as they appear today. Each site is accompanied by a detailed description providing the history of the site, where it is mentioned in early writings, and the findings of archaeological research from the site.

100 Archaeological Sites and Biblical Landscapes in Israel
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Carta Understanding Carta "Understanding" Series
(6 Introductory Atlases)

This set includes introductory atlases that cover the entire Bible. In addition to covering the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and the New Testament, this series also introduces the reader to biblical archaeology and geography, as well as kingdoms and individuals.

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Academic Corner

Explore both biblical and extra-biblical literature with this week’s Academic Corner selections. Engage in do-it-yourself textual criticism with high-resolution Greek MSS Images from CSNTM and explore pseudepigraphical sources from the same era that produced the writings of the Bible.

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Greek MSS Images from CSNTM

This group contains plates of the Major New Testament Codices from the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. (Images sync with NT Bible translations.) The eight GNT Images modules include images of the following codex facsimiles: Alexandrinus (NT & 1-2 Clement), Sinaiticus (NT, LXX, and Epistle of Barnabas/Shepherd of Hermas), Vaticanus (pseudo-facsimile), Washingtonianus, and the original Codex 2882.

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Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (2 Volumes)

These new translations edited by noted scholar Dr. Charlesworth present important documents, many for the first time in English, for all “People of the Book” to study, contemplate, and understand. Using the very latest techniques in biblical scholarship, this international team of recognized scholars have put together a monumental work that will enhance the study of Western religious heritage for years to come.

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Old Testament Pseudepigrapha:
More Noncanonical Scriptures (Volume One)

This work stands among the most important publications in biblical studies over the past twenty-five years. This volume contains many previously unpublished and newly translated texts, complementing James Charlesworth's Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and other earlier collections.

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May 22, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Update! Biblical Archaeology Review 1975-2016

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I first got my hands on Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) in 1986. I was a senior in high school, and my English teacher had a year’s worth of issues in a desk drawer (yes, this was a public high school). She asked me if I wanted them, and I enthusiastically said I did, even though I wasn’t actually familiar with the magazine before that day. She described it to me as a kind of “National Geographic of Bible Times.” We could debate how accurate that description was, but all I know is that I devoured those issues. I read them cover to cover and then again.

BAR 2010.Jan-Feb My knowledge of archaeology at that time was limited to what I had seen in Raiders of the Lost Ark. If I had been expecting articles by the likes of Indiana Jones-types, I suppose I would have been disappointed in BAR. However, even though I found something much different, I was certainly not disappointed. After devouring the six or so issues my teacher handed me, I had a very different idea about the nature of biblical archaeology--and archaeology in general, for that matter. Through BAR, I began to understand archaeology as a discipline that required time, persistence, and much patience to be done right.

BAR makes great reading on the go! Click/tap the image to the right to see BAR on Accordance Mobile.

When the initial collection of BAR issues spanning 1975-2003 was released for the Accordance Bible Software Library, I bought it immediately. In fact, having all those issues of BAR integrated into Accordance became my motivation to give away all my print issues just as had been done for me nearly two decades earlier (although I had quite a few more at that point than just a year’s worth). Over the years, I’ve turned to BAR in Accordance time and again to find out archaeological information about a biblical site, ancient custom, or other information about life in biblical times. I’ve also drawn from the absolute treasury of images time and again in teaching and preaching situations. It’s great to have those images in print, but it’s even better to have them digitally so that I can copy them from Accordance and paste them into presentation software.

Admittedly, it’s been a long while since BAR has been updated for Accordance. That wasn’t deliberate; sometimes such things can be complicated on a number of levels. In the past few years, I began subscribing to BAR on my own again, just to get the newest issues, especially after the BAR iPad app was released. However, today we’re pleased to announce the first update to BAR for the Accordance Library in almost a decade and a half. And today’s release updates BAR for all issues through 2016.

I’ve always appreciated BAR because while it is purposefully not overly-technical, it does treat archaeology quite seriously. If you’re not familiar with BAR, you should know that it covers both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. The editors refer to it as “non-sectarian” in that it tries to reach a wide variety of readers interested in the Bible with content written by those from diverse backgrounds as well. There have also been a number of controversies over the years that the writers and editors have not shied away from for even a moment. That also means that no reader, myself included, will agree with all viewpoints in BAR all of the time. But from the time I was a senior in high school, that never bothered me. BAR gave me content I couldn’t find anywhere else.

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Click/tap the image above for a larger view of Biblical Archaeology Review in Accordance 12

Having 41 years of BAR issues in Accordance is amazing. I was comparing the initial March 1975 issue to the November/December 2016 release. The first issue was completely in black and white and contained only 7 complete articles, if you count the introduction of BAR itself. The most recent issue contained in today’s release is in full color and has roughly 19 articles and a number of other features including reader feedback.

BAR 1975 - 2016

That most recent issue in the Accordance edition has an article on the Deir ‘Alla Inscription (aka “The Balaam Inscription”), an essay addressing the question of why so many pig bones are found throughout excavations in Palestine, a very timely response to the question of what the Bible says about tattoos, and much more to keep you reading for hours on end. Of course, issues regularly include book reviews, movie reviews (on the occasional film tied to the ancient past), cartoon caption contests, and as always, the very latest in archeological information about the Bible. And what separates a periodical like BAR from other magazines and journals? The history of the Bible is just that--history--so even past issues contain relevant information.

Biblical Archaeology Review is not the only periodical in existence dedicated to excavations of the biblical world, but it is definitely the one with the broadest reach aimed at the widest audience. And in Accordance, you can access the content of BAR in ways that can’t be duplicated anywhere else. Accordance developers have thoroughly analyzed all issues from 41 years of BAR and tagged content according to the following fields: article titles, general content, Scripture, Greek content, Hebrew content, transliteration, authors, image credits and captions. Find the exact content you need quickly and efficiently. Get the exact image you need for your lesson, lecture, or sermon with full article support behind it.

After all these years, it’s great to have an update to BAR in Accordance, still the only Bible software platform to offer it. With this new release, you can access thousands of articles and nearly 15,000 breathtaking photos, maps, drawings, and charts. And, in case you were wondering, we are honoring the investment of previous purchasers with upgrade pricing!

Biblical Archaeology Review (1975-2016)
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The introductory prices listed above are good through May 29, 2017 (11:59 pm EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

May 19, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Free Accordance Webinars for May 22 - 26, 2017

Webinars - large Have you discovered our free interactive Accordance Webinars? Throughout the week you can participate in live Accordance training in hour-long sessions that cover just the content you need.

Here are the free Accordance webinars for the week of May 22 - 26, 2017:

Highlighting Styles & Symbols

Monday, May 22, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Taught by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones


Beginner Basics, Part 5: Using the Info Pane

Monday, May 22, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EDT

 

Learn how to use the incredibly versatile Accordance 11 Info Pane to discover a wealth of information from your personal Accordance Library about any biblical passage.

 

Taught by Linda Perry


Searching Fundamentals in Accordance

Tuesday, May 23, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

 

Learning the fundamentals of searching Bibles and other books in your Accordance Library. This webinar 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.

 

Taught  by Mark Allison


Preparing Topical Sermons

Wednesday, May 24, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

 

In this webinar, Dr. J demonstrates how to use Accordance to locate verses, key words, and persons illuminating a topic and organize them into a sermon. This includes performing a [Topic ?] search and using the Topic category of the Info Pane.

Taught by Dr. Tim "Dr. J" Jenney

 


Customizing the Atlas

Thursday, May 25, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Taught by David Lang


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


 

May 15, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Celebrating 500 Years of Luther's Reformation

 

Luther 500

2017 marks the 500-year anniversary of Martin Luther posting his “Disputation for Clarifying the Power of Indulgences"--or more commonly known as 95 Theses--to the Wittenberg Church door. Of course, as any student of history knows, this event marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Although the actual date of the anniversary doesn’t come until later this year, today we are releasing a number of resources designed to further study and discussion of Luther and the movement that resulted from his dispute with the church.

Regardless of which side of the Reformation you land on, these resources will give you a better understanding and grasp of Luther’s thought and the events that followed.


The Annotated Luther (5 volumes)

To really understand Martin Luther, one must read him in his own words. But where to begin? The most comprehensive series on Luther’s writings is in German and well over 100 volumes. And even the most complete English series has approximately 60 or so volumes and counting. Considering not all writings of any significant historical figure are equal, it can be easy to get lost among the important content and the minutia. The Annotated Luther series aims to bring the most important writings of the Reformer in new translations along with annotations and other helps to a modern audience.

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Click/tap the image above for a larger view of The Annotated Luther in Accordance 12 for Windows.

Each volume of The Annotated Luther offers a fresh, modern translation of the Reformer’s writings with new introductions, annotations, textual notes, as well as illustrations, art, photos, maps and timelines. This series allows the reader to dive deep into Luther’s thought without having to discern the significant from the less-important content.

Volume 1: The Roots of Reform (Timothy J. Wengert, editor)
Volume 2: Word and Faith (Kirsi I. Stjerna, editor)
Volume 3: Church and Sacraments (Paul W. Robinson, editor)
Volume 4: Pastoral Writings (Mary Jane Haemig, editor)
Volume 5: Christian Life in the World (Hans J. Hillerbrand, editor)

The Annotated Luther Series (5 Volumes)
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Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther (Lull & Nelson)

Another excellent way to understand Martin Luther is to read a good biography of him. This recent release, Resilient Reformer: The Life & Thought of Martin Luther, was initially begun by Lutheran scholar Timothy F. Lull before his unexpected death in 2003. Derek R. Nelson took Lull’s unfinished work and turned it into one of the most important biographies of Luther in recent years.

Certainly, there are many biographies of Luther out there, both good and bad. Resilient Reformer, though covering all of Luther’s life, focuses on his character traits that led him through significant crises in his life. In saying this, the writers do not brush over the personal shortcomings of Luther, noting the seemingly paradoxical state of being “sinner and righteous at the same time” as Luther often characterized Christians in this life.

Resilient Reformer--AM-iPad

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As noted in the preface, there are already books about Luther than tell the story of his dramatic life, and there are plenty of books that examine his theology. This particular volume attempts to tell “the dramatic story as theological story, giving due attention to both Luther’s work and his context.” This is definitely a not-to-be-missed treatment of the great Reformer!

The Resilient Reformer
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Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses: With Introduction, Commentary & Study Guide

Often heard is the lament that modern Christians do not know church history. Truthfully, though, there are rarely good treatments of Christian history suitable for church use. An exception to this is Timothy Wengert’s guide to Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, aimed specifically for “students, interested laypersons, pastors, and their congregants to prepare for 2017 [the anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation] and beyond” (preface).

As a corollary to The Annotated Luther, this title introduces the content and the impact of Luther’s 95 Theses on the Church at a level that is accessible to most interested readers. The book begins by setting the historical context with Luther’s historical situation and explains significant concepts such as the practice of selling indulgences in Luther’s day. The content of the 95 Theses itself comes with ample textual notes explaining content that may not be immediately apparent to a modern general audience. Two other documents are also included: the cover letter to the 95 Theses directed to the Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz as well as the 1518 Sermon on Indulgences and Grace. The sermon was Luther’s “popular” version of the 95 Theses aimed at lay readers and hearers and made Luther into a household name within a very short time.

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Click/tap the image above for a larger view of Ninety-Five Theses: With Introduction, Commentary & Study Guide in Accordance 12 for Windows.

Consider using Wengert’s guide to the 95 Theses as a four-week small group study in your church. In addition to the content itself, there is a study guide for each of the four sections as well as resources for further reading for those who want to take the next step and study beyond the scope of this book. As with most recent Accordance titles, page numbers are included for use in groups of mixed digital and print editions.

Martin Luther's 95 Theses
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Atlas of European Reformations

Most subjects are better understood when visualized, and this is certainly true of the history of the Protestant Reformation across Europe! Rich in both images and content, this title by Tim Dowly may just be the missing piece in your complete understanding of the Reformation.

The Atlas of the European Reformations is a completely new resource without parallel on the subject. This title features over 60 maps, plus an extensive multi-image timeline and many other images. Four multipart sections cover the following eras:

Before the Reformation
Reformation
Catholic Reform and Counter-Reformation
Early Modern Europe

Atlas of the European Reformations--AccMac

Click/tap the image above for a larger view of Atlas of the European Reformations in Accordance 12 for Macintosh.

Included is an extensive bibliography divided by subject, plus a geographical index (gazetteer), and a subject index (although with Accordance, you can search for any word or phrase regardless of whether it is in the index or not).

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May 8, 2017 Richard Mansfield

7 Benefits to Accordance Graphics Collections

 

Accordance Graphics

If you haven't added a Graphics Collection to your personal Accordance Library or taken advantage of our Custom Upgrades to a larger Graphics Collection, here are 7 reasons to reconsider.

  1. Custom Upgrades. Accordance comes with four levels of Graphics Collections: Learner, Discoverer, Pro, and Master. Once you have any level in your personal Accordance Library, you never have to pay full price to go to a higher level. Custom Upgrades take into account titles you already have, so you never pay for the same title twice!

  2. Use in Teaching and Preaching Settings. Did you know that your purchase of any Graphics Collection entitles you to use images in teaching and preaching settings? Illustrate your lesson or sermon with any of the thousands of photos available in Accordance Graphics Collections.

  3. PhotoGuide. Who knew when we first released the Accordance Bible Land PhotoGuide, it would eventually mushroom into six volumes covering Egypt, Europe, Israel, the Near East, Turkey as well as an Overview? The PhotoGuide Overview comes with the Graphics Learner and includes links to more details and photos in all the other guides. Get the Graphics Pro or Master to obtain all six of the PhotoGuides!

  4. Customizable Atlas. The Accordance Atlas is an unparalleled exploration into the geography of the world of the Bible. Create the exact map you need for your next lesson or sermon through a series of pre-defined overlays, and even create your own! The Accordance Atlas comes with every level of our Graphics Collections. Double-click on a location and the PhotoGuide Overview will automatically launch to the appropriate article!

  5. And Timeline! Every Graphics Collection also comes with the Accordance Timeline. Not only does the Timeline cover biblical books, people, and events, it puts the biblical world in the context of the ancient world by including coverage of not just Israel/Palestine, but also Egypt, Aram (Syria), Mesopotamia, Persia, Asia (Anatolia), Greece and Rome. Recent updates have improved the overall visual design of the Timeline as well as adding church history events. Can’t find a person or event on the Timeline? It’s customizable, so you can add your own. Double-click on any item in the Accordance Timeline to open the article on that subject in your preferred Accordance dictionary!

  6. Carta Titles. Carta, The Israel Map and Publishing Company, has become synonymous with the geography of the biblical world, both ancient and modern. Available on no other Bible software platform, add eight of our many Carta titles to your Accordance Library with the addition of the Graphics Master Collection.

  7. PhotoMuseum. What the PhotoGuide is to places, the Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum is to things. Discover images of artifacts in the Photomuseum not found in any other publication--print or digital! For many of these items, the only other way to see them is to view them for yourself in a museum!

Want to see the exact differences among all four Accordance Graphics Collections? Go to the Collection Comparison Chart in the Accordance Online Store, and select each of the Graphics Collections to see a side-by-side comparison!


 

May 1, 2017 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Carta Jerusalem Atlas (3rd Updated & Expanded Edition)

Carta Jerusalem Atlas cover 3D Today we’re releasing The Carta Jerusalem Atlas (3rd Updated and Expanded Edition) by Dan Bahat, which was formerly known as Carta’s Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem.

The updated and revised third edition of The Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem takes this standard reference to a new level with an expanded size. Through the lavish use of maps, diagrams, reconstructions and color photographs, the historical and architectural development of the Holy City unfolds before the reader. Each major period in Jerusalem's 4,000-year history is dealt with at length and instructively, with information based on the latest archaeological findings and scientific research.

Although no atlas is the same as going to the actual location, The Carta Jerusalem Atlas allows you to take a deep dive into the background of the most important location in biblical studies. Early chapters begin with pre-historical Jerusalem; but then the Atlas journeys through the biblical periods and post-biblical occupations including Roman, Byzantine, Crusader, Muslim, and Ottoman. Finally, three chapters cover modern Israel from the British Mandate to today.

Also included in The Carta Jerusalem Atlas is a chapter on Jerusalem’s topography; guides to sites, institutions, and street names of the Old City, an extensive bibliography, and the full index of the original print edition. Of course Accordance users have the advantage of searching for any word or phrase, regardless of whether it is in the print index or not. Page numbers from the print edition are also included for reference or citation.

Carta Jerusalem Atlas screenshot

Click/tap the image above for a larger look at The Carta Jerusalem Atlas in Accordance 12.

And, of course, because this is an atlas, The Carta Jerusalem Atlas includes over 300 images—maps, charts, and photographs. Anyone interested in knowing a complete history of Jerusalem will find this volume indispensable.

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Apr 28, 2017 James Davis

Updated! Accordance Near East Photoguide 2.0

The Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide Near East: Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran

Accordance Bible software is pleased to announce the release of a new update (version 2.0) to its Near East PhotoGuide. The best news is that the update is free to current owners of the Near East Photoguide 1.0 and available for immediate download though the Accordance pulldown menu option “Check for Content Updates.”

The PhotoGuide Near East Collection contains complete introductions and detailed pictures from each available biblical site in the Near East, including Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran. The enhanced edition of the PhotoGuide Near East Collection (2.0) adds new articles, expands others, and increases the picture set from nearly 600 pictures to 700 of important biblical sites and artifacts. Highlights of the update include new magnificent pictures of the Ishtar Gate from Babylon and the ancient city mosaic at Mephaath in Jordan. The update also includes new articles on the biblical sites of Penuel, Mahanaim, Zarethan, Chaldea, Shinar, Beth-Meon, the Cherith Brook, and Arabia, and enhanced articles on Succoth, Jabesh Gilead, the Jabbok River, Ammon, Rabbah of Ammon, Philadelphia of the Decapolis, and Gadara.

Ishtar Gate The figure on the left (click/tap for a larger view) shows some of the impressive remains of Ishtar gate from Babylon included in the new Photoguide. Dating to the time of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the gate is decorated with images of bulls and dragons. The dragon represented the god Marduk who was the patron deity of the city. The bull, also known as an auroch, was sacred to the god Adad, who was the god of weather. Nebuchadnezzar’s name itself and some of his thoughts are etched on the gate in a dedicatory inscription and are explained in the Photoguide. Such archeological remains serve as an excellent resource for helping to understand the book of Daniel.

More than just a collection of pictures, the Accordance’s exclusive PhotoGuide is specifically designed to be a teaching tool which helps make the Bible come alive. Teachers and pastors especially love the Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide because the user license allows you to use all the images in teaching and preaching contexts.

The Near East Photoguide 2.0 can be purchased individually or part of our entire Photoguide package, which includes Photoguide modules on Israel, Europe, Turkey, Egypt and the Near East.

For those who already have Photoguide 4.0 or the Photoguide Overview the new modules can be purchased for an incremental upgrade price.

 

Apr 27, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Endorsement: Janet Payne

Janet Payne of The Institute for Credible Christianity, and an Accordance user since 2000, describes her use of Accordance for teaching English as a second language as well as keeping her Greek fresh!