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Mar 28, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

20% Off Storewide

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EVERYTHING is on sale! During this “March Marathon Finale,” YOU score big when you get to choose what goes on sale! So, take this opportunity to expand your personal Accordance Library, improve your biblical study, and discover new and exciting modules. Click here to visit our store and browse the categories of the entire Accordance Library.

Special 20% Off Sale is good through April 3, 2017 and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


March Marathon Finale
20% Storewide Sale Coupon!

Use this coupon to get 20% off one entire order! The coupon can be used once and can be applied to any item including custom upgrades, but cannot be combined with any other offers. Remember this is for one week only and will expire Monday, April 3, 2017; so happy shopping and savings.

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Use coupon code Marathon-20-off at checkout to get a 20% discount on your entire order. You can even put the order on our payment plan for up to 12 months.

This coupon does have special conditions:

  • The coupon is valid for only one use, but applies to the entire order.
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Mar 27, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Endorsement: Wil Gafney

The Rev. Wil Gafney is an Episcopal priest, author, and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. In this video filmed at SBL last November, she describes how she uses Accordance Bible Software for both her own study and in the classroom.

 

Mar 24, 2017 Richard Mansfield

FREE Accordance Training Seminar in Orlando, Florida

 

Asbury Dunnam (Orlando)

Rule #3 of "How to Become an Accordance Expert" is to attend a free all-day Accordance Training Seminar.  And fortunately, we have one coming up for you! If you live within driving distance of the Orlando area, you will want to come join us on the Florida Dunnam Campus of Asbury Theological Seminary on Thursday, April 6.

Check out the details below:

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9 AM to 6 PM

Florida Dunnam Campus
Asbury Theological Seminary

8401 Valencia College Ln.
Orlando, FL 32825

Room: #208

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As always, the seminar is free, but we do ask you to register at [email protected] so that we'll have a headcount. For more information about other upcoming events, please see our Seminars & Shows page.

 

Mar 21, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

English, Español & LXX Resources

Marches On

This week we are offering a fantastic diversity of unique and valuable resources, including favorites such as the Cornerstone Bible Commentary, Spanish resources, Biblical Imagination Commentary and more -- offered at our lowest prices ever! Plus, get low introductory pricing on new releases such as the LXX Göttingen Job, the Luther Bible 2017 with lemmas, and the new 5th edition of The Carta Bible Atlas! Many of the resources listed below will only be found digitally in Accordance. Be sure to check out these unparalleled works, some of which may not be widely known but are simply brilliant and must-haves at these prices.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts and will end on March 27, 2017 (11:59 pm EDT).


40-50% Off
Our Lowest Prices Ever on These English & Español Special Resources!

Cornerstone Comm_Gen_120 Cornerstone Biblical Commentary
(20 Volumes)

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary offers outstanding, fresh, and accurate scholarship on every book of the Bible. It is designed to help pastors, teachers, and students of the Bible understand the meaning of the Word of God.

This invaluable resource covers the entire Old and New Testaments. Each volume contains a well-researched introduction that presents a full book outline and detailed, important facts about the author, audience, canonicity and textual history, literary style, historical reliability, and book’s major themes and theological concerns.

Cornerstone Biblical Commentary
Regular Price $399
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CLIE5 ¡Nuevos libros en español!
Colección CLIE (5 volúmenes)

Esta colección incluye algunos de los mejores y más conocidos comentarios publicados por CLIE, la editorial cristiana más importante en lengua española.

  • Comentario al Nuevo Testamento de William Barclay
  • Comentario Bíblico de Matthew Henry, Obra completa sin abreviar
  • Comentario Bíblico de William MacDonald: Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento
  • Comentario al texto griego del Nuevo Testamento de A. T. Robertson
  • 1000 bosquejos para predicadore

Colección CLIE (5 volúmenes)
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Marginal Jew set A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus
(5 Volumes)

Meier’s A Marginal Jew represents the first time an American Catholic biblical scholar has attempted a full-scale, rigorously scientific treatment of the “historical Jesus.” Meier’s sober, well-reasoned account of the life of Jesus is nothing less than startling, as though almost 2,000 years later we are seeing Jesus for the first time as his contemporaries would have seen him -- “a marginal Jew” -- with all the implications and questions raised by this deliberately provocative title. Indeed, the author has here sketched out for us the portrait of Jesus for our times.

A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus
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Biblical Imagination_Matthew_120 Biblical Imagination Commentary
(4 Volumes)

For years Michael Card’s music has imaginatively explored the narrative power of the Word of God. In the Biblical Imagination Series, Card invites you to read his devotional commentary of the gospels as you discover the biblical text for yourself.

This product contains four (4) heartfelt devotional commentary volumes covering each of the New Testament Gospels.

Biblical Imagination Commentary
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CB-Numbers_120 The Commentators' Bible Commentary
(4 Volumes; Exodus through Deuteronomy)

First published 500 years ago as the “Rabbinic Bible,” the biblical commentaries known as Miqra’ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. Now compiled and translated by Michael Carasik, the wisdom of the sages is accessible to all readers.

In this fascinating and remarkable work, each section of this commentary series begins with a set of introductory questions provided by Isaac Abarbanel. Then each verse is expounded by the commentary of the rabbis (Rashi, Rashbam, Ibn Ezra, Nahmanides). Those rabbinic commentaries are then followed by explanatory notes and selected additional comments from the works of Bekhor Shor, Hizkuni, Abarbanel, Sforno, Gersonides, and others.

The Commentators' Bible Commentary
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Ryken-4 Reading the Bible as Literature
(4 Volumes)

Dr. Leland Ryken, noted professor and author of How to Read the Bible as Literature, takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This resource will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths.

Reading the Bible as Literature
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NEW Releases -- Introductory Pricing!

C-Bible Atlas 5_120 NEW! The Carta Bible Atlas (5th Edition)

The Carta Bible Atlas (previously titled The Macmillan Bible Atlas) has been the premier Bible atlas of choice for students, scholars, and clergy for decades. We are pleased to present a new, corrected, and expanded fifth edition of this atlas that includes detailed maps, analytical notes relating biblical events to geographical locations, military campaigns, travel routes, archaeological highlights, a place index, a name index, and 40 new maps. Covering biblical history from 3000 BCE to the 4th century CE, the revised atlas now includes over 300 maps and 100 other illustrations.

For a pastor’s review of this Bible Atlas, click here.

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The Carta Bible Atlas (5th Edition)
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LXXG LXX Göttingen: Big 18 Bundle includes Job
(33 Books plus Apparatus)

The Göttingen Septuagint (Vetus Testamentum Graecum: Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum) is a major critical version, comprising multiple volumes published from 1931 to the present and not yet complete. Its critical apparatus presents variant Septuagint readings and variants from other Greek versions. Print value is over $2700. The Custom Upgrade will charge you only for additional volumes.

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LXX Göttingen: Big 18 Bundle
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NEW! LXX Göttingen Job (Just added to the above set; available individually)
Regular Price $79.90
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LUTH17-LEM_120 NEW! Luther Bible 2017 with Lemmas

This is a 2017 update of the classic translation of the Bible by Martin Luther for German readers. Includes the Apocrypha, translator's notes, and a German Bible dictionary.

This module includes tagging with lemmas so the user can find a word in any of its forms.

Upgrade pricing available from 1984 Editions (LUTH-LEM and LUTH).

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Luther Bible 2017 with Lemmas
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LutherBibel 1984 (with Lemmas)
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Mar 20, 2017 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Luther Bible 2017 with Lemmas

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses on the doors of the Wittenburg Church, effectively marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. To mark this anniversary, the Evangelical Church in Germany, in cooperation with the German Bible Society, has released a “Jubilee” revision of Luther’s translation of the Bible, originally released in 1522. For our users who read German, we are also making this translation available today for the Accordance Bible Software Library.

The LutherBibel 2017 builds on previous revisions but also reverses some changes that were made over time to “add back” some of Luther’s original wording where appropriate. This has been described as adding “More Luther” back to this edition.

The Accordance edition of LutherBibel 2017 includes lemma tagging for easy searching of terms regardless of German inflection. Instant Details instantly reveals the lemma underlying any word, and a Key command can be used for searching the LutherBibel 2017 for that text.

LutherBibel 2017 search:

Click/tap the image above for a closer look at the LutherBibel 2017 in Accordance.

The LutherBibel 2017 includes Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, translators’s notes and cross references, and a dictionary of Bible words.

Note: If an Accordance user has previous versions of the LutherBibel, these can be placed in parallel and the Compare Texts feature can be used to see what has been changed in various editions.

LutherBibel comparison

Click/tap the image above to see a larger view of the LutherBibel 1545, 1912, 1984, and 2017 in parallel.

Accordance users who own the LutherBibel 1984 may purchase the 2017 edition at upgrade pricing. New purchasers may obtain the LutherBibel 2017 at reduced introductory pricing for a limited time.

LutherBibel 2017 (with Lemmas)
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Sale Price $19.90

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LutherBibel 1984 (with Lemmas)
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Special Intro price on LutherBibel 2017 is good through March 27, 2017 (11:59pm EDT). Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

Mar 20, 2017 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Göttingen LXX: Job

We continue to add titles to our Göttingen Septuagint (LXX) series for the Accordance Bible Software Library, including the Book of Job (lob. Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum, 11/4), edited by Joseph Ziegler, which we are making available today.

The Göttingen Septuagint (Vetus Testamentum Graecum: Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum) is a major critical version, comprising multiple volumes published from 1931 to the present and not yet complete.

As with other titles in the Göttingen Septuagint, this edition of Job in the LXX comes in three modules that can be viewed in parallel as seen in the image below (click/tap to enlarge): (1) the main text in Greek, which is fully tagged with morphological information; (2) the main critical apparatus noting differences in various LXX manuscripts, and (3) a second critical apparatus reflecting differences in the texts of Aquila, Symachus, and Theodotion.

Göttingen LXX Job

For users who have the Journal of Biblical Literature in their personal Accordance Libraries, I highly recommend the 1984 review of the Göttingen LXX Job by Albert Pietersma. This review is not only extremely thorough, but also offers an indispensable history of the LXX version of Job for those interested in the subject. Although Pietersma is quite critical of some of Ziegler’s choices, he admits at the beginning of the review that the Göttingen edition of Job “becomes immediately the basis for all future study on the Greek Job.” Although this review was written 33 years ago, this statement is absolutely no less true today.

Most Accordance users who will be interested in the Göttingen LXX Job will probably already have the Rahlfs' edition of the LXX in their personal Accordance Libraries. Due to the vastly greater number of manuscripts that Ziegler had to work with over the handful in Rahlfs' edition, Accordance users will want to put both texts side by side and use Accordance’s Compare Text feature to note the differences between the two editions.

Göttingen LXX Job - compared

Click/tap the image above to see a closer look at Job in the Rahlfs' LXX compared with the Göttingen LXX.

The Göttingen LXX Job may be purchased individually or as part of the larger Göttingen LXX Bundle. Introductory pricing is available for a limited time.

Göttingen LXX Bundle (18 Volumes)
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Regular Price $799
Sale Price $549

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Göttingen LXX Job
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Special Introductory Pricing listed above is good through March 27, 2017 (11:59 pm EDT). Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

Mar 20, 2017 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Carta Bible Atlas (5th Edition)

First published nearly 50 years ago, The Carta Bible Atlas (previously, The MacMillan Bible Atlas) is one of the bestselling and most well-respected Bible atlases of all time. Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of the 5th edition, now available for the Accordance Bible Software Library.

Carta Bible Atlas 5

Click/tap the above image for a closer look at The Carta Bible Atlas, 5th ed.

The new edition is a corrected and expanded edition with 40 new maps, bringing the total to over 300 total, in addition to 100 other illustrations. Accordance users who had the previous edition of The Carta Bible Atlas, will notice images contained in both volumes are crisper and have a higher resolution in the new 5th edition.

As with previous editions, The Carta Bible Atlas provides not just maps but detailed articles on biblical events. The new edition has been updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries and ongoing research into the geography of the Bible. Additional information has been added to New Testament events. Also, an appendix adds maps based on information from the Onomasticon of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, extending the coverage of The Carta Bible Atlas to the 4th century AD.

One extra note: the monochromatic colors in the maps of The Carta Bible Atlas make them excellent choices for black and white photocopies for teachers or pastors wanting to illustrate handouts in fair-use educational settings.

Owners of the 4th edition of The Carta Bible Atlas may purchase the 5th edition at upgrade pricing, and introductory pricing for new purchasers is available for a limited time.

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The Carta Bible Atlas (5th Edition)
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Mar 17, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Illuminating "Day" (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #138)

What does the word “day” mean in Genesis 1:5? This podcast is a study of this question, one of the critical issues for interpreting the Creation account in Genesis 1. Using “day” as a case study, Dr. J shows both the correct and the incorrect ways to study a word in the Bible. In the process, he demonstrates five features in Accordance that make quick word studies easy—and sheds some “light” on this contentious issue.

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

 

Mar 15, 2017 Richard Mansfield

FREE Accordance Training Seminar in Eatonville, Florida

 

 

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If you're within driving distance of the Orlando area, don't miss this opportunity to hone your Accordance skills--or even check out Accordance for the first time! On Saturday, March 18, we will be offering a FREE all-day Accordance Training Seminar at The Life Center Church in Eatonville, Florida.

Accordance Training Seminar (Free)

Saturday, March 18, 2017
10 AM to 5 PM

The Life Center Church
63 East Kennedy Boulevard
Eatonville, Florida 32751
Meeting room: Multipurpose Building


Although the seminar is free, we do ask that you register by emailing [email protected].

For more information about this seminar or other upcoming events, please see our Seminars & Shows page.

 

Mar 14, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Spring Ahead Marathon Sale

Spring Ahead

Huge Discounts with Zondervan Academic and more

Spring ahead as our March Marathon Sale continues! We are so pleased this week to partner with Zondervan Academic to offer some extraordinary resources at exceptional pricing. Some of the best in exegetical, theological, Greek, and Hebrew studies -- this is a very rare opportunity, so be sure to take advantage of it while you can. Also, we are offering some great specials on additional resources to complement your studies in these areas like the Theological Dictionary of both the Old and New Testament.

Special sale prices on the products featured in this newsletter cannot be combined with other discounts and will end on March 20, 2017 (11:59 PM EDT).


Huge Discounts Equal Big Savings on Zondervan Academic Titles!

1 Week Only – Publisher and Accordance Sale Marathon Continues

ZEC-NT

Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (8 volumes)
Get It Now with over 50% Discount!

The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament is a modern commentary series designed to help pastors and Bible teachers understand the biblical text in its original environment. Each of the contributing evangelical scholars carefully considers factors such as grammatical detail, literary context, rhetorical flow, theological nuance, and historical setting in their interpretation. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, this series is accessible for all who want to understand and teach the New Testament.

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NIDNTTE

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis

This 5-volume set offers a wealth of background plus information on the meaning of Greek words in the New Testament -- as well as related usage in classical Greek sources, the Septuagint, Jewish literature, and more!

Regular Price $249
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NIDOTTE

New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis

This indispensable 5-volume set will help pastors, students, scholars, and serious lay persons grasp the full riches of the Bible. Thousands of entries deepen your understanding of the context and meanings of words and concepts in the Old Testament and their relationship to words in the New Testament.

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More Impressive Works at Amazing Prices from Zondervan Academic!

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Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament
A Best Seller!

This popular work by Dr. Daniel B. Wallace is the most up-to-date Greek grammar available today.

Regular Price $47.90
Sale Price $26.90

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Pratico-Van Pelt

Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar
(2nd Edition) (Pratico, Van Pelt)

Basics of Biblical Hebrew takes the groundbreaking integrative approach of William Mounce’s widely used Basics of Biblical Greek and applies it to learning and teaching biblical Hebrew. This book makes learning Hebrew a natural process and shows from the very beginning how understanding Hebrew helps in understanding the Old Testament.

Regular Price $54.90
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Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
(Third Edition)

Basics of Biblical Greek offers instructors, students, self-learners, and home schoolers an entirely new, integrated approach to teaching and learning New Testament Greek.

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Mounce Expos Dictionary

Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
Presenting the Vine’s of the 21st century!

Edited by William Mounce, author of the best-selling biblical Greek textbook, this volume draws on world-class contemporary scholarship to set a new standard in biblical word studies. No knowledge of Greek is required. Perfect for busy pastors and anyone who wants to better understand God’s Word.

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Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament (Mounce)

The Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament was created to aid in the study of the Greek New Testament, using sophisticated computer resources to ensure an accurate, helpful, and in-depth analysis of the word forms that make up the New Testament.

Regular Price $42.90
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Super Pricing on Additional Offerings to Complement Your Studies!

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Basics of Biblical Greek: The Workbook (Mounce)

This expanded workbook is intended for use with the standard-setting Basics of Biblical Greek textbook, now in its third edition.

Regular Price $24.90
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Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament

This multivolume work is still proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament has been to New Testament studies. The TDOT volumes present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament and is a must have for your library.

Regular Price $699
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Theological Dictionary of NT, Complete
(Big Kittel)

This monumental reference work, complete in ten volumes, is the authorized and unabridged translation of the famous Theologisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, known commonly as “Big Kittel” and considered by many scholars to be the best New Testament dictionary ever compiled.

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TDOT and TDNT Complete -- A Winning Combo with Extra Savings!

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Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Little Kittel)
Useful, Recommended, and Affordable for All!

This abridged edition includes the best of the original massive scholarship, focusing on the theological meaning of each word. Plus the abridgment contains English keywords for each entry, tables of English and Greek keywords, and a listing of the relevant volume and page numbers from the unabridged work at the end of each article or section.

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