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Apr 19, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Updated x 2! Accordance 12.0.6 for Win/Mac & Accordance Mobile 2.5.2

Accordance 12 Update

This week, we’ve seen the release of updates to both Accordance 12 (Win/Mac), as well as Accordance Mobile (iOS). Check out the details below.

Accordance 12.0.6 for Windows and Mac

In addition to some much-needed bug fixes, the following changes have been added to the program:

  • Added a Safe Mode option to clean up all installed fonts across the system (Mac-only).
  • Info Pane titles and Research verse results now use the native book name if desired.
  • Reporting a Correction now includes the accord:// URL to the location of the error.
  • Attempting to delete a Paper item with hidden sublevels now triggers a warning.
  • Improved the selection of Paper items that contain only an automatic hyperlink.
  • Updated help files.

Regarding that first bullet, with the release of 12.0.5, we updated our internal Greek font to better accommodate some very specialized sigla in the Göttingen Septuagint. For some longtime Mac Accordance users, this created a conflict between the new font and old copies that may have remained on the hard drive in other locations. Now, with the release of 12.0.6, there is a new Safe Mode feature that will clean up these older fonts rather than the user having to fix the issue manually.

12.0.6 Safe Mode

If you’re experiencing Greek text that does not appear correctly in Accordance for the Mac, hold down the Option key when you start Accordance, which will bring up the Accordance Safe Mode options. Check the box to “Clean up installed fonts” and then press the Launce Accordance button.

If you have Accordance 12.0 through 12.0.5 and haven't done so already, you can get Accordance 12.0.6 for free by running “Check for App Update” on the Accordance menu on the Mac or the Utilities menu in Windows.

To see everything new since last November, see our “New Features Since 12.0” page.


Accordance Mobile 2.5.2

2.5.2 update

Also, not be missed is the release of the Accordance Mobile 2.5.2 update. Although primarily a bug fix, this update addresses crashes that some users were experiencing after updating to iOS 10.3. This update should take care of those issues.

If you already have Accordance Mobile for iOS, and your apps are set to automatically update, you may already have v. 2.5.2 on your iPhone or iPad. If not, download it from the iOS App Store.

For more information about Accordance Mobile, see our "Details of the Mobile App" page.

 

 

Apr 19, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Endorsement: Bill Mounce

Dr. Bill Mounce, President of biblicaltraining.org and author of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar and Workbook, has been an enthusiastic Accordance user since the early days! In this video recorded at the 2016 ETS meeting in San Antonio, Dr. Mounce describes the specific new feature that has him most excited about Accordance 12.

 

Apr 18, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

April Showers of Savings

April Showers

Good to Grow with Preaching & Academic Resources

In Ezra 7:10 we read, “For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel” (NIV). Historically, we find a progression from the study of the Scriptures to their proclamation. This week, we have carefully selected specific titles that will allow you to follow Ezra’s example. We have discounted a number of tools that allow you to go as deep into study as you like, as well as other resources that help with teaching and preaching what has been learned in your study! Also, don’t miss the new one-volume Moody Bible Commentary, an incredible one-stop biblical goldmine of information, requested by scores of our users, and now available for your personal Accordance Library.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts and will end on April 24, 2017 (11:59pm EDT).


Moody Commentary_120 New! The Moody Bible Commentary
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Now you can study the Bible with the faculty of the Moody Bible Institute!

Imagine having a team of 30 Moody Bible Institute professors helping you study the Bible. Now you have access to these scholars with this in-depth, user-friendly, one-volume commentary.

General editors Michael Rydelnik and Michael Vanlaningham have led a team of contributors whose academic training, practical church experience, and teaching competency make this commentary excellent for anyone who needs help understanding the Scriptures.

With more than 2,000 pages in the print edition and over 1.5 million words, this comprehensive and reliable reference work should be the first place Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, missionaries, and pastors turn to for biblical insight. The Moody Bible Commentary is an all-in-one Bible study resource that will help you better understand and apply God's written revelation to all of life.

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Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible: Commentary and Outlines (44 Volumes)

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The POSB provides absolutely everything you need to prepare biblical, life-changing sermons and lessons—all in one source with sermon points, life application, supporting Scripture, as well as fully-researched and engaging commentary.

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Preaching the Word Commentary Series (36 Volumes)

This 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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Sacra Pagina NT Commentary Series
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The expression Sacra Pagina (“Sacred Page”) originally referred to the text of Scripture. In the Middle Ages, it also described the study of Scripture in which the interpreter brought the tools of grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, and philosophy.

This series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators.

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The Academic Corner
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BDF

BDF Greek Grammar of the NT and Other Early Christian Literature

This classical and renowned grammar sets the Greek of the New Testament in the context of Hellenistic Greek and compares and contrasts it with the classical norms. It relates the New Testament language to its Semitic background, to Greek dialects, and to Latin, and has been kept fully abreast of latest developments and manuscript discoveries. It is at no point exclusively dependent on modern editions of the Greek New Testament text but considers variant readings wherever they are significant.

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On the Holy Spirit by Basil the Great (Greek and English)

St. Basil the Great wrote his treatise On the Holy Spirit during the closing phase of the Trinitarian controversies of the fourth century. The Arians had previously denied the full divinity of the Son, and the debate then turned to the Holy Spirit. In this work, without explicitly calling the Spirit “God,” St. Basil demonstrates that He, like the Son, is of one and the same nature with the Father, and that equal honor and worship therefore are due Him.

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Discourses on the Son of God by Gregory of Nazianzus (Greek and English)

Gregory’s writings consisted of several Orations, Letters, and Poems. However, his Five Theological Orations (#27-31) are the most perfect of his orations – they have won for him the title of “Theologian” (i.e. defender of the Godhead). They were delivered in 380 AD in Constantinople against the Eunomians and Macedonians. He writes of the existence, nature, attributes of God; unity of nature in the three Divine Persons; divinity of the Son; replies to objections; and refutation of objections against the divinity of the Holy Spirit.

This selection contains Gregory’s two Discourses on the Son of God (Third Theological Oration–#29 and the Fourth Theological Oration–#30).

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Hebrew Masoretic Text with ETCBC Morphology

The ETCBC (Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer) Hebrew database (formerly known as WIVU) is well known among Old Testament scholars for its complex, coherent, and consistent grammatical analysis on all levels (morphology, phraseology, syntax, text-grammar). The implementation of the ETCBC Hebrew database demonstrates the dedication of Accordance to the work of the biblical scholar. Accordance makes it much easier to access the power of the ETCBC, to see the structure of the text, and to search for combinations of the data.

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Apr 17, 2017 Richard Mansfield

ETCBC Hebrew Syntax

Have you discovered the ETCBC Hebrew Syntax in Accordance? The ETCBC Advanced database of the Hebrew Bible (formerly known as WIVU database), contains the scholarly text of the Hebrew Bible with linguistic markup developed by the Werkgroep Informatica at the Free University (WIVU) of Amsterdam and edited by Eep Talstra of the Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer (ETCBC).

Check out this short video for an overview (we recommend viewing at full screen in HD).

 

Apr 17, 2017 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Moody Bible Commentary

Moody Bible Commentary-cover w/drop shadow Spend a little time with The Moody Bible Commentary, and you may just have found your new favorite one-volume commentary. If you’ve ever seen this volume in print, you know it’s not a quick take on the Bible. At over 2,100 pages in print, written by a team of over 30 contributors from Moody Bible Institute’s undergraduate school and seminary, this is not your average Bible commentary. In fact, it’s been billed as having “a team of 30 Moody Bible Institute professors helping you study the Bible.” That’s no exaggeration.

I first held the print version of The Moody Bible Commentary in my hands in 2015. I tagged along with my wife to a library conference she was attending in San Francisco. There were lots of publishers in the exhibit hall, so I was making my rounds. Moody Publishers was represented at the conference, and I struck up a conversation with the Moody rep. I mentioned to him that Accordance users had already been asking us to add their new commentary to the Accordance Library. He was even kind enough to offer me a complimentary copy of the commentary to take with me.

Moody Bible Commentary

Click/tap the image above for a larger look at The Moody Bible Commentary in Accordance 12 (NASB text available separately).

Such a generous offer, but I was so torn! It was a beautiful volume, and I had already read a number of solidly-written sections while standing in the Moody exhibit. But that book was so big and heavy! It would be much later that night before I’d be back and my hotel room, and it just seemed like too big of a book to carry with me all day. In the end I opted not to take the free copy of The Moody Bible Commentary, not because of the quality of the content, but only because it was so massive. Having declined the Moody rep’s generous gift, I was more hopeful than ever that we would one day have this commentary in Accordance. And today’s that day!

Filled with scores of maps, charts, and tables, The Moody Bible Commentary was developed “to help laypeople and pastors alike grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and understand how its timeless principles apply to life today.” The commentary is based upon the original language texts of Scripture, but most Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible. Any references to Hebrew and Greek words are transliterated.

Moody Bible Commentary-iPhone As described in the Foreword

Each book of the Bible is skillfully introduced, providing the reader with an understanding of the historical setting, the author, the audience, and any interpretive issues. An outline for each book is provided, allowing you to trace the argument or story line of the book. This outline is then incorporated into the text of the commentary so that you can continue to follow the progression of thought in each Bible book.

The comments on the text are concise but insightful. Writing from a conservative, evangelical perspective that reaches across denominational lines, the authors tackle the knotty issues as they emerge in the text. Difficult passages are not ignored. Debated topics are honestly discussed, and, when scholarship yields no clear consensus as to meaning, the authors do not artificially create one. In addition, contemporary issues addressed by the Bible are clearly noted. Thus, in reading, you will find a wonderful weaving of biblical scholarship, theological insight, and practical application.

Click/tap the image on the right for a larger look at The Moody Bible Commentary in Accordance Mobile (NASB text available separately).

The Moody Bible Commentary is the exact kind of resource you want to have with you in Accordance. Rather than having to carry a 2,100+ page book around, you can have all of that scholarship and insight on the Bible right in the palm of your hand, on your laptop, or desktop computer for quick access. In fact, one-volume commentaries make excellent “go to” commentaries for mobile devices because they don’t take up as much space as multivolume sets. And The Moody Bible Commentary is so massive, you may just forget that you’re not using a multivolume commentary!

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Apr 13, 2017 Abram Kielsmeier-Jones

How to Read a Book in Accordance

 

Ever wonder what separates a title in Accordance Bible Software from ebooks or even other Bible software platforms? In the video below, Abram Kielsmeier-Jones highlights four features of digital texts in Accordance:

  1. Hyperlinks, hyperlinks, hyperlinks!

  2. The expandable/collapsible Table of Contents sidebar

  3. Search Fields to better focus your search

  4. Advanced: Amplify/Research to get from the book you’re reading to the rest of your library

According to Abram, after mastering these features, "You’ll never read or study a work of theology or biblical studies the same way again. Accordance makes Kindle look like a codex."

In addition to being a longtime Accordance user and a frequent instructor for our free Accordance webinars, Abram Kielsmeier-Jones is also Pastor of Union Congregational Church in Magnolia, Mass. He writes at Words on the Word: www.abramkj.com.

 

 

 

Apr 10, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Mikhal Oren 1977-2017

We are very sad to announce that Mikhal Oren ז"ל, one of the members of the Accordance staff, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. She had been battling acute leukemia since November 2016, a sequela to the Hodgkins lymphoma for which she was treated in 2014. She underwent a bone marrow transplant three weeks ago, but did not recover from it.

We were very privileged to have Mikhal as part of the Accordance development team, especially for scholarly texts that required both an excellent knowledge of Hebrew and advanced computer skills. Not only did she start out by completely proofreading and correcting the entire electronic BDB Complete, but she particularly excelled in developing the Accordance modules of the Masora Thesaurus and the recently released ETCBC (formerly WIVU) Hebrew syntactical database. She also assisted in the development of the ongoing tagged Ugaritic texts. Her particular skills made her by far the most qualified person on our team to develop these and other specialized Accordance modules.

Mikhal graduated with a Ph.D in Hebrew language from the University of Haifa, and rather than choosing an academic career, came to us as an Accordance customer, asking if she could help in developing Accordance texts. We gladly accepted her as a developer and have benefitted from her services even more than we could have anticipated. According to those who knew her well, she saw her work with Accordance as an extremely fulfilling job and even as her life’s work.

Not only did Mikhal have excellent professional skills, but she was a very modest person, who never sought public recognition, even when she clearly deserved it. Those she worked with found her a very pleasant colleague who often went beyond what was expected of her.

During her last days, Mikhal expressed appreciation several times for all of the encouragement, thoughts, and prayers of many among the Accordance staff who knew her and knew her condition. Her passing, even with the knowledge of the seriousness of her condition, was a shock and severe loss to all of us. We will miss her very much, both professionally and personally.

זיכרונה לברכה
zikhronah livrakha

May her memory be blessed!

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Apr 7, 2017 Richard Mansfield

A Closer Look at Interpretation Bible Studies

Church Bible studies remain the heart of discipleship and religious education. The Sunday morning sermon may get all the attention and spotlight, but often it’s the small group Bible study where believers start to gain in-depth understanding of the Scriptures as related to their own faith. The Bible study offers opportunity for questions to be immediately answered and for those serendipitous moments of discovery.

However, putting together a good Bible study can be hard work when done right. I’m definitely not referring to the kind of Bible study with no preparation on anyone’s part where we sit in a circle and ask, “What did that verse mean to you?” No, real Bible study takes the kind of preparation that few have the time to invest on a regular occasion. There’s always curriculum and dozens of various Bible study series out there, but most of it is geared toward a very general or beginner audience.

This is where the Interpretation Bible Studies really shine. This series raises the bar on average Bible study literature by delivering content that while not requiring too much previous knowledge, doesn’t insult the intelligence of participants. This series provides depth and often asks hard questions which won’t be satisfied by the regular “Sunday School” answer. Interpretation Bible Studies don’t end with the parting of ways as they offer further places of study for the participant who wants to learn more.

Interpretation Bible Studies

Click/tap the image above for a larger view of the Interpretation Bible Studies (NRSV text sold separately).

Covering 10 Old Testament books and 12 from the New Testament, the 19-volume Interpretation Bible Studies are fantastic tools for taking group Bible study to the next level, although they can be used individually as well.

As stated in the Series Preface,

IBS helps readers not only to learn about the history and theology of the Bible, understand the sometimes difficult language of biblical passages, and marvel at the biblical accounts of God’s activity in human life, but also to accept the challenge of the Bible’s call to discipleship. IBS offers sound guidance for deepening one’s knowledge of the Bible and for faithful Christian living in today’s world.

This series holds to three primary convictions:

  1. The Bible is the church’s Scripture and stands in a unique place of authority in Christian understanding.

  2. Good scholarship helps readers understand truths of the Bible and sharpens their perception of God speaking through the Bible.

  3. Deep knowledge of the Bible bears fruit in one’s ethical and spiritual life.

Each volume of the Interpretation Bible Studies features 10 studies (or think in terms of 10 weekly meetings) that together give overview to the entire book being studied. Each study contains engaging commentary of the passage, often making connections to contemporary movies, literature and events. To offer a better understanding of the passage, the reader will also find maps, photos, and definitions of key terms. There are a handful of reflection questions with each study, including some questions that might not have any “easy” answers. These will make for excellent discussion during a group time. And for the really ambitious participants, each study contains a list of resources for further study.

For the leaders of Bible studies using this series, a handy leader’s guide is included at the end of each volume. Also, page numbers are included in the Accordance editions, which is helpful for a mixed group using both Accordance and print editions. Although this series can be used independently from the Interpretation Bible Commentary Series, the addition of the commentary allows the Bible study leader to be even more prepared.


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Apr 6, 2017 Richard Mansfield

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

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

Many of the better Bible commentaries include excursuses (that’s the correct way to make the plural; Merriam-Webster says so) within their treatments of biblical passages. But often when I’m reading them, I want the writer to go a bit further. Or I wonder what an editor cut to save space. What was left out?

That’s one way to think of the series we’ve released this week, Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church (7 volumes). Each of these volumes takes an extended look at some subject related to the Bible. Three of the titles have to do with certain kinds of content in Scripture, two explore specific biblical themes, and two more look at theological implications emerging from our view of the Bible as “sacred.” Here are the “digressions containing further exposition of points or topics” springing from discussions in the Interpretation Commentaries.

Like the Interpretation Commentary, these books are not aimed at an academic audience; however, they are written by academics who just so happen to be deeply engaged in churches or other types of faith communities. The subjects are weighty, but they are also practical. These volumes are designed to provide “additional resources for the interpretation of Scripture, but now dealing with features, themes, and issues significant for the whole rather than with individual books [of the Bible]” (Series Preface).

Although we posted brief descriptions of the Interpretation: Resources series on Tuesday, they bear repeating here, too—

Interpretation Resources - iPhone [Click/tap the image to the left to see a larger view of Richard Lischer's Reading the Parables in Accordance Mobile (NRSV text sold separately)]

Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry by Ellen F. DavisA comprehensive interpretation of the prophetic role and word in the Christian scriptures. Davis carefully outlines five essential features of the prophetic role and then systematically examines seven representations of prophets and prophecies.

Canon and Creed by Robert W. Jenson – How does the church understand the relation between its Scripture and its creedal formulations? This book will enable contemporary interpreters and teachers, pastors, and laity to deal with the questions and tensions that are always present as the church seeks to hold canon and creed together.

Reading the Parables by Richard Lischer – Parables make up one-third of Jesus' speech in the New Testament. Lischer lays out four theories for reading parables: 1) parables obscure truth; 2) parables teach many truths; 3) parables teach one truth; and 4) parables undermine the truth. Ultimately, he concludes that biblical parables undermine dominant myths called "the truth" to shine light on the Truth that is Jesus, God's presence with us.

The Sacraments in Biblical Perspective by Ronald P. Byars – The church's development and use of sacraments has evolved in many ways from the days of the early church to the present. This sourcebook provides key theological texts that played a role in those movements. Tracing the history and theology of individual sacraments along with their liturgical context in the church's worship will be of great value to those studying the history of Christian worship and the development of the sacraments.

The Ten Commandments by Patrick D. Miller – In this volume, Patrick D. Miller studies the Ten Commandments as ancient document and as contemporary guide. With careful attention to each commandment in its original context, this book shows the reader the modern relevance of these basic principles, as well as how the ideas of each commandment influenced the New Testament. More than an intellectual exercise, The Ten Commandments applies the call of the commandments to modern-day issues.

Violence in Scripture by Jerome F. D. Creach – The Bible frequently depicts God as angry and violent, and sometimes depicts human violence as positive or even as commanded by God. This issue forms one of the most vexing problems in approaching Scripture and interpreting the Bible for preaching and teaching today. In this volume, Creach first examines the theological problems of violence and categorizes the types of violence that appear in scripture. He then wrestles with the most important biblical texts on violence to work through specific interpretational issues. This new volume in the Interpretation: Resources for Use of Scripture in the Church series will help preachers and pastors interpret those difficult texts, encouraging them to face violence in the Bible with honesty.

Money and Possessions by Walter Brueggemann – The Bible is rich with complex and diverse material on the topic of money and possessions. In this new work, highly regarded preacher and scholar Walter Brueggemann explores the recurring theme of money and possessions in the Old and New Testaments. He proposes six theses concerning money and possessions in the Bible, observing their contradictory nature to the conventional wisdom and practice of both the ancient world and today's society.

Interpretation Resources - Mac

Click/tap the image to the right to see a larger view of Jerome F. D. Creach's Violence in Scripture in Accordance 12 on the Mac (NRSV text sold separately).

The Interpretation: Resources series are the perfect kinds of books to be read on a tablet or even on your phone if the screen is large enough. Take these titles with you wherever you go, and read them during the brief interludes of the day. Or better yet, steal yourself away for a few hours and escape down a rabbit trail of your own making!

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Apr 5, 2017 Richard Mansfield

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

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

Interpretation Commentary iPad

Click/tap the image above for a larger view of the Interpretation Commentary Series on the iPad Pro (Revised Standard Version text not included)

Based on the Revised Standard Version text, The Interpretation Commentary Series is not a dry series of collected data and analysis about the books of the Bible. Rather, this series offers both interpretive and practical applications for the biblical text. As stated in the series preface:

This series of commentaries offers an interpretation of the books of the Bible. It is designed to meet the need of students, teachers, ministers, and priests for a contemporary expository commentary. These volumes will not replace the historical critical commentary or homiletical aids to preaching. The purpose of this series is rather to provide a third kind of resource, a commentary which presents the integrated result of historical and theological work with the biblical text.

Anyone who preaches, teaches, or studies the Bible in the context of a faith community will benefit from this commentary series. Rather than approaching the biblical text in a verse by verse manner as many commentary series do, comments in the Interpretation series “generally [take] the form of expository essays.”

Interpretation Commentary Windows

Click/tap the image above for a larger view of the Interpretation Commentary Series in Accordance 12 for Windows (Revised Standard Version text not included)

For instance, in the more recent Judges volume by J. Clinton McCann, the three introductory chapters in the book are treated thematically under the headings “Fighting and Smiting: The Canaanites Remainand “Serving God or Serving Baal?” Exploration of these two themes set the stage for everything that follows in Book of Judges. McCann bridges the historical divide between the context of Judges and our modern situation:

In a world like ours, a world whose future is increasingly threatened by human self-assertion and the propensity to put ourselves in the place of God, the book of Judges and its call to repent are especially timely. Given the pervasiveness of competition rather than cooperation, and given the seemingly inevitable tendency of the powerful and prosperous to conclude that they deserve the best, there is little room for optimism. But the book of Judges suggests that there is room for hope—hope in God who creates a future by forgiveness and who invites the faithful to go and do likewise.

Here is the stellar lineup of scholarship for the Interpretation Commentary Series:

Old Testament

New Testament

  • Genesis (Walter Brueggemann, 1982)
  • Exodus (Terence E. Fretheim, 2010)
  • Leviticus (Samuel E. Balentine, 2002)
  • Numbers (Dennis T. Olson, 1996)
  • Deuteronomy (Patrick D. Miller, 1990)
  • Joshua (Jerome F. D. Creach, 2003)
  • Judges (J. Clinton McCann, 2011)
  • Ruth (Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, 1999)
  • First and Second Samuel (Walter Brueggemann, 1990)
  • First and Second Kings (Richard D. Nelson, 1987)
  • First and Second Chronicles (Steven S. Tuell, 2001)
  • Ezra-Nehemiah (Mark A. Throntveit, 1992)
  • Esther (Carol M. Bechtel, 2011)
  • Job (J. Gerald Janzen, 1985)
  • Psalms (James L. Mays, 2011)
  • Proverbs (Leo G. Perdue, 2000)
  • Ecclesiastes (William P. Brown, 2011)
  • Song of Songs (Robert W. Jenson, 2005)
  • Isaiah 1–39 (Christopher R. Seitz, 1993)
  • Isaiah 40–66 (Paul D. Hanson, 1995)
  • Jeremiah (R.E. Clements, 1988)
  • Lamentations (F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp, 2002)
  • Ezekiel (Joseph Blenkinsopp, 1990)
  • Daniel (W. Sibley Towner, 1984)
  • Hosea–Micah (James Limburg, 2011)
  • Nahum–Malachi (Elizabeth, Achtemeier, 1986)
  • Matthew (Douglas R. A. Hare, 1993)
  • Mark (Lamar Williamson, Jr., 1983)
  • Luke (Fred B. Craddock, 1990)
  • John (Gerard Sloyan, 1988)
  • Acts (William H. Willimon, 2010)
  • Romans (Paul J. Achtemeier, 1985)
  • First Corinthians (Richard B. Hays, 2011)
  • Second Corinthians (Ernest, Best, 1987)
  • Galatians (Charles B. Cousar, 1982)
  • Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon (Ralph P. Martin, 1991)
  • Philippians (Fred B. Craddock, 1985)
  • First and Second Thessalonians (Beverly Roberts Gaventa, 1998)
  • First and Second Timothy, Titus (Thomas C. Oden, 1989)
  • Hebrews (Thomas G. Long, 2011)
  • First and Second Peter, James, Jude (Pheme Perkins, 1995)
  • First, Second, and Third John (D. Moody Smith, 1991)
  • Revelation (M. Eugene Boring, 2011)

What sets the Accordance version of the Interpretation Commentary Series apart from other versions? Our developers have analyzed every word in all 43 volumes and have tagged content according to the following fields: Reference, Titles, English Content, Scripture, Greek Content, Transliteration, Bibliography, Authors, Captions and Page Numbers. Such unparalleled attention to detail allows the Accordance user to find the exact information needed in the moment both quickly and efficiently.

The Interpretation Commentary Series may be purchased in either Old or New Testament sets or all 43 volumes together.

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Interpretation Commentary: NT (17 volumes)

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Interpretation Commentary

Interpretation Commentary: Complete Series Set -- Old & New Testament (43 volumes)

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