Accordance updates keep on coming! Yesterday, we released Accordance 12.2 for Windows & Mac; and today, we’re excited to announce the release of Accordance Mobile for iOS v. 2.6. Version numbers by themselves don’t mean much, but let me say up front that this is one of our biggest updates ever for Accordance Mobile!
Just in time for the holiday season, Accordance Mobile 2.6 is here with an incredible number of user-requested features and updates!
You asked for it, and here it is! If you prefer to turn pages instead of scrolling, now you can! In any title, click on the Quick Settings icon and flip the switch on Page Turning. Or if you know Page Turning is for you, go into the universal settings for Texts and Tools and turn it on for everything.
Have you ever been working on one device and wish you were on a different one? Now you can start on your iPhone and finish on your iPad or the other way around. Initial support for Handoff between Macs and iOS devices has been implemented with continued improvements on the way.
For more information about Handoff, see Apple’s support page.
iPhone X Support
You may have already noticed that most of the images on this page are iPhone X screenshots. Accordance for iOS 2.6 takes advantage of the iPhone X’s full screen size, including adjusting for the iPhone X’s camera array.
User Note Updates
For the past few releases, we’ve had to issue warnings about editing Notes files in Accordance Mobile for iOS that were originally created on Windows or Macintosh computers if the notes contained images. Fortunately, with the release of Accordance Mobile for iOS v. 2.6, you can edit Notes files that contain images without worry. Also, URLs are now supported in User Notes, too.
Report a Correction
Find a mistake? Sending in corrections has been easy if you were running the Mac or Windows versions of Accordance, but not so simple in Accordance Mobile. Now, if you find a mistake, simply select the content in question and report it from the Action Bar within the app.
Version 2.6 delivers massive sharing improvements via the iOS share sheet, including support for new accordance.bible universal links. Share a verse, quotation or profound thought in social media or separate notetaking software with an accompanying link to the source in Accordance.
And a whole lot more
Accordance for iOS 2.6 includes many other improvements including Startup Session crash check, better syncing, updated support for accord:// links--including support for missing linked modules—and much more!
One more thing!
Like this update? Please leave us a review on the App Store. We need new ratings and reviews for each rev. Your reviews really help us to spread the word about Accordance!
We’re caught up in the holiday season and hope you are too! We're halfway through the 12 Days of Christmas and celebrating Day 6 here at Accordance. Today we are offering discounts on four varied titles to help you with interpretation of the Bible! In keeping with the spirit of giving, we’re continuing to offer incredibly generous discounts on a number of Accordance favorites in the days to come. Over the next 6 days, look for 6 more themes to make your days merry and bright. We're bringing you new discounts every day, and each of those discounts will be good until the 12 days are complete. Afterwards, with a well-stocked Library, your studies will twinkle, and your research—how merry!
Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The special offer on all products will end on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.
A Classic Trio!
On the seventh day of Christmas
Accordance offered me:
A classic trio bundle
We can't wait foryou to see!
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. This series covers the entire OT and NT.
Regular Price $169
Spurgeon Sermon Collection (63 Volumes)
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 massive collection of over 3,500 sermons was later published as the Park Street Pulpi and Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.
Regular Price $79.90
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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.
Regular Price $49.90
Read All About It!
On the sixth day of Christmas
Accordance offered me:
Discounts on four titles––
A great variety!
A Cultural Handbook to the Bible (Pilch)
The task of interpreting the Bible — which was written by and to people living in very different cultural contexts from contemporary Western society — can seem monumental. The opposite is also true: people can easily forget that studying the Bible is a type of cross-cultural encounter, instead reading their own cultural assumptions into biblical texts. In A Cultural Handbook to the Bible, John Pilch bridges this cultural divide by translating important social concepts and applying them to biblical texts.
Regular Price $25.90
Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (Collins)
A highly regarded expert on Jewish apocalyptic texts, John J. Collins has written extensively on the subject. Nineteen of his essays written over the last fifteen years, including previously unpublished contributions, are brought together for the first time in Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy.
Regular Price $33.90
Time and the Word: Figural Reading of the Christian Scriptures (Radner)
This book by Ephraim Radner constitutes the first significant theological account of the foundations and methods of the figural reading of Scripture. Radner reintroduces contemporary scholars to a traditional approach to biblical interpretation that dates back to Jewish practice from before the time of Jesus.
Regular Price $49.90
Reading the Bible Missionally
Over the past half century, it has become clear that mission is a central theme in the Bible's narrative and, moreover, is central to the very identity of the church. This book significantly widens and deepens the emerging conversation on missional hermeneutics. Essays from top biblical and missiological scholars discuss reading the Scriptures missionally, using mission as a key interpretive lens.
Regular Price $34.90
Great Tidings of Golden Collections!
On the fifth day of Christmas
Accordance offered me:
The biggest discount savings
On Collections! (Shouts of glee!)
35% OFF Selected Accordance 12 Collections and Custom Upgrades up through and Including Pro Collections; plus Our 3 New Starter Collections!
We hear all the time what a difference Accordance has made in the lives of our users. Deeply discounted for gift giving at 35% off, these Collections are perfect for yourself or everyone on your list.
Shop online anytime, or call Customer Service (407-339-5855 from 9 AM to 6 PM EDT) for answers to any questions you may have, and receive expert advice on your upgrade purchase.
*Just a reminder: Sorry, this offer cannot be applied retroactively. Also, with Accordance Custom Upgrades, you will only be charged for the modules you are adding or upgrading, never the ones you already own.
Specialty STARTER Collections
**Note: The Specialty Starter Collections are not Custom Upgrade products.
Triple Learner Collection
Valued Over $2,399!
Valued Over $5,699!
Bundle of Joy!
On the fourth day of Christmas
Accordance offered me:
A good deal – you'll agree!
The acclaimed 43-volume Interpretation Commentary series from Westminster John Knox Press has long been requested by many of our users. In addition to the commentary, we are also offering two companion series: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church as well as Interpretation Bible Studies. Together these three sets offer an incredible library of resources for those who interpret Scripture as members of the community of faith.
Regular Price $529
Regular Price $349
Regular Price $799
Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church (7 volumes)
Regular Price $199
Interpretation Bible Studies Bundle (19 volumes)
Regular Price $189
Interpretation Series Bundle (Commentaries, Resources, Bibles Studies)
Get it all!
Regular Price $999
A "Present" from the Past!
On the third day of Christmas
Accordance offered me:
A “present” from the past:
The Encyclopedia of Christianity (5 Volumes)
The Encyclopedia of Christianity is a monumental reference work that addresses the broad interest in Christianity and religion around the world today. It describes the Christian faith and community in their myriad forms today and throughout the 2,000 years of Christian history; it also looks outward beyond Christianity, considering other world religions and philosophies as it paints the overall religious and sociocultural picture in which the Christian church now finds itself in the new millennium.
Regular Price $349
Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods (2 Volumes) (Fiensy, Strange)
In this two-volume set, David A. Fiensy and James Riley Strange have invited an international cast of experts to provide a comprehensive analysis of past and current research on Galilee and up-to-date commentary regarding ongoing site excavations.
Regular Price $120
Pulpit's Little Helpers (up to 70% Off!)
On the second day of Christmas
Accordance offered me:
Discounted "Pulpit Helpers":
Great preaching tips to see!
The Preacher's Goldmine ("Golden Nuggets Series")
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 create fully developed sermons through study and prayer. This module contains 59 volumes.
Regular Price $199
Preaching by Ear: Speaking God's Truth from the Inside Out
Preaching by Ear hearkens back to an earlier era when sermons were rooted inside the preacher and moved out in a natural and powerful way.
Regular Price $15.90
Persuasive Preaching: A Biblical and Practial Guide to the Effective Use of Persuasion
The reader will find in this book a valuable discussion of what persuasion really is, what the Bible has to say about it, how it is modeled in the New Testament, and what role persuasion should and should not play in our own preaching in the twenty-first century.
Regular Price $24.90
Preaching Points: 55 Tips for Improving Your Pulpit Ministry
This volume is a collection of some of the best of the hundreds of Preaching Points that the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary has produced.
Regular Price $9.90
A PhotoGuide Adventure (50% Off!)
On the first day of Christmas
Accordance offered me:
A discount for six PhotoGuides:
Half off, just for me!
Regular Price $59.90
Regular Price $39.90
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In addition to the Collections listed above, the full Set of 6 Collections as well as Upgrades to the full set are also available at discounted pricing. Be sure to check the Custom Upgrade price!
- Accordance PhotoGuide: Set of 6 Collections (Regular Price $149; Sale Price $99.90)
- Upgrade from PhotoGuide 4 (Regular Price $50; Sale Price $34.90)
- Upgrade from PhotoGuide 3 (Regular Price $80; Sale Price $54.90)
- Upgrade from PhotoGuide 2 (Regular Price $110; Sale Price $76.90)
- Upgrade from PhotoGuide 1 (Regular Price $130; Sale Price $89.90)
Although a designation like “12.2” might seem like this is merely another interim release for Accordance with a few minor changes and bug fixes, there’s a whole lot more here than that. In fact, Accordance 12.2 is a major update with significant new features. And best of all, it’s absolutely free for current Accordance 12 users!
So, what’s new in Accordance 12.2? Here are some of the major new features and updates:
Integrated Web Browser
At first, you might be asking, “Why would I want a web browser in Accordance?” I can sum up the main advantage in one phrase: the power of the Accordance contextual menu. Let’s say you’re in the LSJ unabridged lexicon, and in one entry, there’s a link to the Greek text in reference from the Perseus Digital Library website. Click on that link and the Perseus webpage loads in Accordance. Since the page is within Accordance, you can right click on a Greek word from Perseus and amplify to any of your Greek texts, lexicons, or other tools within Accordance. Want to include the excerpt from Perseus in a personal note next to the reference in LSJ? Simply copy the text and paste it into your note.
Or perhaps from Accordance, you go to File: New Tab: Web Browser. You go to a webpage to get up to speed on a biblical or theological topic. You come across an unfamiliar term, and you’re curious as to whether the content in your personal Accordance Library covers this concept. Select the term from the webpage, pull up the contextual menu, go to Research, and search all your dictionaries at once for this term.
Another bonus: whenever you click on the Help button in Accordance, you no longer have to leave the app. Follow the instructions in the Accordance Help system step by step right beside your Accordance search window.
Run web apps from within Accordance. If you use an online app like Google Docs, you can now have the document you’re working on right inside Accordance next to your research! In the same way, any web-based app, including Kindle Cloud Reader or even competing Bible software platforms which have versions of their software on the web can now be integrated into an Accordance Zone.
Introduced with Accordance 11, the Info Pane dramatically changed how many of us use Accordance. Suddenly there was a wealth of knowledge on any verse in the Bible that dynamically changed on the fly a fast as one could scroll through the text. Over time, we've added new sections to the Info Pane, but requests have continued. Why not a section for journals? historical writings? lexicons? ...and so on.
With the addition of My Toolset to the Info Pane, you can now add any title from your personal Accordance Library that you'd like to include in your research and study. Want to see when the Church Fathers commented on a particular verse? Add them to My Toolset. Journals? Add as many as you like!
When you add a title to My Toolset, Faster than you can blink an eye, Accordance scans that work to see if it references your verse. Preview in Instant Details and then click on the cover image in the Info Pane for Accordance to immediately runs a verse-specific search and display all the hits for you to see.
Add titles to My Toolset by clicking on the Action button (that little gear icon) next to the My Toolset title in the Info Pane. There you will be presented with the same folder structure of your personal Accordance Library, allowing you to add any title you want.
Paper exports to .docx and other improvements
Have a Paper document you need to share with someone who doesn’t have Accordance? Now you export your file to .docx (MS Word) format in addition to RTF, plain text, or printing to PDF. Paper documents also supports user-created endnotes through a contextual menu or the new asterisk (*) icon in the Paper toolbar.
Syntax trees have been visually improved with many new features. Antecedents are now more clearly visible in the syntax tree. Clause depth searching can now be restricted to stay within the clause boundaries. ETCBC searching has been improved to better handle or ignore subphrase elements.
Accordance can be used with Apple's Handoff feature, allowing your Mac and iOS devices to automatically pass what you are doing from one device to another. For more information about using Handoff with Accordance, see “Use Handoff Between Devices” in Accordance Help for the Mac.
Stacks and Papers can now be synced via Dropbox to any other installation of Accordance 12 on Windows or Mac.
New Localization Improvements
Localization of Accordance can now be set in the Appearance section of Accordance Preferences, separate from System localization. Also, there is a new localization for Simplified Chinese.
Updated Picture Popover Interface
Click on an image in any Accordance Tool to see an entirely new interface for zooming in an out and opening a photo in a separate Zone. Plus, there’s now a new expand icon for viewing the image full screen.
These features are just the tip of the iceberg. Accordance 12.2 is the most significant update since version 12 was released over a year ago. For a more complete list of new features, changes, and bug fixes, see our “New Features Since 12” page.
Festival of Lights — Illuminating the Word
Up to 38% Off!
The Hanukkah Feast provides a great opportunity for us to showcase and discount a great variety of materials, all of which shed light on the Hebrew Scriptures. Whether secular or religious, Jewish or Christian, we all gain when we study our heritage (better than gaining calories on latkes and sufganiyot). For giving and for getting, enjoy our Collections of Tanakh study materials, Jewish Commentaries and Study Bibles, Rabbinics including the unique tagged Mishna, and ancient extra-Biblical writings, all on sale for the holiday.
If you are in Washington, DC, come by our booth at the Association of Jewish Studies, December 17-19, for a personal demo and even more sale prices.
Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The special offer on all products will end on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.
Regular Price $99.90
Regular Price $399
Regular Price $999
JPS Commentary Set (12 Volumes)
Regular Price $399
Includes: JPS Torah Commentary (5 Vols.), JPS Commentaries: The Megillot (4 Vols.), the Haggadah, Jonah, and Haftarot
Jewish Commentaries Set
Regular Price $599
Includes: JPS Commentary Set (12 Vols.), The Commentators' Bible Set (4 Vols.), The Torah: A Modern Commentary, The Bible's Many Voices (Carasik)
Regular Price $59.90
The Commentators' Bible
Regular Price $249
- Jewish Study Bible Notes (Regular Price $34.90; Sale Price $24.90)
- Jewish Annotated New Testament (Regular Price $34.90; Sale Price $24.90)
- JPS Tanakh with Strong's Numbering (Regular Price $19.90; Sale Price $14.90)
- Schocken Bible: The Five Books of Moses (Regular Price $14.90; Sale Price $9.90)
- Jewish add-on for Biblical Studies (Regular Price $119; Sale Price $99.90)
- (Includes: Hebrew tagged text (HMT-W4), JPS Tanakh with Strong's, Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon (BDB Complete), and JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words
- The Bible's Many Voices (Carasik) (Regular Price $29.90; Sale Price $22.90)
- HMT-W4 Syntax: Grammatical Syntax add-on to HMT-W4 (Regular Price $59.90; Sale Price $44.90)
- Hebrew Masoretic Text with ETCBC Morphology (WIVU) (Regular Price $99.90; Sale Price $74.90)
Extra-Biblical / Rabbinic
- Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (3 Vols.) (Regular Price $249; Sale Price $199)
- Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Bauckham) (Regular Price $89.90; Sale Price $59.90)
- Philo add-on (Regular Price $109; Sale Price $79.90)
- Josephus add-on (Regular Price $99.90; Sale Price $79.90)
- Pseudepigrapha add-on (Regular Price $249; Sale Price $199)
- Mishna add-on (Regular Price $129; Sale Price $99.90)
- Tannaitic Texts (5 Vols.) (Regular Price $199; Sale Price $149)
- Talmud add-on: Talmud Bavli (Hebrew/Aramaic and Neusner) and Yerushalmi (Neusner) (Regular Price $439; Sale Price $299)
- Rabbinics Unlock All: Release 3 (Regular Price $739; Sale Price $499)
- Readings and Prayers for Jewish Worship (Regular Price $29.90; Sale Price $19.90)
- Dead Sea Scrolls Non-Biblical Texts add-on (Regular Price $189; Sale Price $139)
- Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Texts add-on with DSS Index and Variants (Regular Price $229; Sale Price $169)
- Dead Sea Scrolls Complete Texts add-on (Regular Price $569; Sale Price $399)
November is always a busy month for us with new releases and our participation in the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). Maybe you were able to attend one or both of these conferences and drop by our booth. But if you weren’t there this year, here are a few highlights!
Accordance Bible Software always has a tremendous presence at these events in which we create an open area for old and new customers to come sit down, learn, ask questions, and experience Accordance for themselves. This year was no exception as we set up our Accordance demo areas in Providence, Rhode Island for ETS (November 15-17) and Boston for SBL (November 18-21). We ran non-stop demos for all seven days of both conferences combined. We previewed the new features of Accordance that will be available any day in the free upgrade to version 12.2 as well as showing off a number of new titles for the Accordance Bible Software Library. We also demoed at a smaller booth at the meetings of The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) from November 15-18 in Boston.
Anyone who was willing to sit down for a demo of any kind was able to enter our drawings which were held at the end of the second conference. Matthew C. won an iPad Pro; Ben Shin won 10 of our special English, Greek or Hebrew Starter Collections for his students; and Todd Chipman won a $200 Accordance gift certificate!
At both conferences, the Accordance booth is a great place to rub shoulders with well-known biblical scholars who use Accordance. This year, Dan Wallace dropped by to record a video describing A Reader's Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers that we released earlier this year for Accordance. You can read Dr. Wallace’s blog post about the Reader’s Lexicon and watch the video on his website, and you might even catch a discount code if you act quickly!
We also enjoy meeting so many interesting Accordance users at these scholarly meetings. Longtime Accordance user and webinar instructor Abram Kielsmeier-Jones came to help out in the booth on Saturday of the SBL meetings. He commented, “I really enjoyed meeting so many folks at the conference from such a wide array of backgrounds: an Anglican pastor in Australia, a seminarian from Puerto Rico, a professor or religion with interest in DSS and Pseudepigrapha, a leading Hebraist who was being honored at SBL, and many more!”
These days Accordance Bible Software is mentioned pretty regularly--practically in casual terms in papers delivered--with comments such as “I used Accordance to determine x number of occurrences of _____ in the Dead Sea Scrolls” or something similar. However, Accordance was also a focal point in a couple of seminars as well. Tim Hegg gave a “Demonstration of the Dotan-Riech Masora Thesaurus Module in Accordance Bible Software.” Robert Holmstedt, Martin Abegg, John Cook, and Roy Brown held a session at SBL on “Syntactic Databases for Biblical & Early Jewish Texts.”
Regarding this syntax session, Dr. Holmstedt said, “I enjoyed the opportunity to walk through the strengths and features of the syntax database in real-time. Answering questions about how the database is constructed or about how to build effective searches is almost always more useful in a face-to-face context, and this is perhaps the greatest benefit of conferences.” Dr. Abegg shared this encounter: “In one of the searches I displayed, I intended to determine whether we should expect a definite direct object to have the particle את. One of the attendees talked with me later and pointed out that he had noticed that my results suggested that it made a difference whether the direct object was animate or inanimate. He had just written a chapter on definiteness for a Hebrew grammar so his observation is important.”
For attendees who could spend a bit more time with us, we also offered an all-day Accordance Training in Boston right before SBL began.
As already mentioned, we showed off exciting new features that will be forthcoming in Accordance v. 12.2, and we released a number of new titles at the conference that were geared toward scholarly interest. Included among these new releases was a Quran bundle of five texts, including the first morphologically-tagged Arabic version of the Quran available in Bible software, updates to the Biblia Hebraica Quinta, a more complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud in Hebrew, and more. Many attendees were also interested in seeing our Android version of Accordance in action and learning how to take part in our open beta.
These sessions are always a whirlwind of activity for us, but it’s so exciting to talk with users who engage ancient texts using Accordance in so many different and fascinating ways. Next year’s meetings are in Denver, Colorado. We hope to see you there!
Over the past year or so, nearly every day I've responded to Accordance users on our forums, our various social media venues or in private messages and conversations asking me when our long-promised Android version of Accordance Mobile will be ready. While our Android version has taken longer than we had hoped, along the way, many have asked if we could even release just a reader for Android so that Accordance users could have access to their Accordance Library on their favorite non-Apple mobile phones and tablets.
Of course, we’re not satisfied simply to release a reader for Android; but rather than ask our users to wait even one day longer, we have now released our Accordance Mobile Android Open Beta! Although this release of Accordance Mobile for Android is an early beta release, it is definitely more than just a reader. As described in the Accordance User Forums yesterday, this 1.0 beta release comes with the following Major features:
- Display of Texts
- Searching of Texts
- Grammatical and Key Number searching of Texts
- Split Panes for Texts, showing a Text or Reference Tool
- Display of Tools
- Searching of Tools
- Easy Install
- Library Access to files
- Text and Tool Display choices
- Goto interface, via a grid or list
Of course, not everything is in place yet. In version 1.1 of the beta, we plan to add the following features:
- Selection of text
- Instant Details
- User Notes
Now, you’re free to hold out for the final, non-beta release of Accordance Mobile for Android, which will be available sometime in 2018; but if you don’t want to wait any longer, we’d love to have you help us out! Go to Joel Brown’s forum post from yesterday, “Welcome to the Android Open Beta!” to download the current build. New builds will be posted in the Android Open Beta forum, so check back often.
Just remember that this is beta software. That means not everything will work yet, there will be bugs, and there will be crashes. But you can help us speed development along by posting any issues you encounter in our Android Open Beta forum as well as any suggestions and constructive criticism.
Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android. Now you can truly take Accordance with you wherever you want to go!
Dr. Robert Holmstedt, Professor of Biblical Hebrew and West Semitic Languages at the University of Toronto, invites Accordance users attending the Society of Biblical Literature conference in Boston next week to submit Accordance syntax searches now that you’d like him to demonstrate in the Hebrew Bible or Dead Sea Scrolls in his upcoming session.
Accordance Syntactic Databases
Saturday, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Marriott Copley Place-Yarmouth (Fourth Level)
Syntactic Databases for Biblical and Early Jewish Texts: Please join us for a demonstration, with examples and discussion, of the research potential of the Accordance Bible syntax databases on the Hebrew Bible, Qumran texts, and New Testament. The basic principles of the tagging process will be briefly covered, but the focus will be on example searches and the more advanced linguistic issues relating to the databases, such as verbal valency. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and sample searches for discussion.
From Dr. Holmstedt: "For those attending this session in Boston, we welcome submissions beforehand for desired searches you would like us to demonstrate on the Hebrew Bible or Dead Sea Scrolls."
You can email Dr. Holmstedt at [email protected] or post your questions in the comments, and we will make certain he receives them.
Bursting on the intellectual scene of the 1960s like a meteor, he was a theologian with an attitude. Christian orthodoxy was for him not just true. Nor was it merely defensible, as though it were but one among many credible intellectual options. For Montgomery, Christian orthodoxy could be and needed to be vindicated. And with unstoppable energy he was going to make that happen. Not only did he begin a furious publication schedule […], but he also took his assault on secularism as well as the vindication of Christian orthodoxy right into the belly of the beast—to the highest levels of an academy that had spurned Christianity.
Dembski, William; Schirrmacher, Thomas. Tough-Minded Christianity: Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery. B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition, Location 256.
Image on right: John Warwick & Lanalee de Kant Montgomery
To call John Warwick Montgomery simply an apologist or even just a theologian would be incredibly reductionist as he is both of those and so much more. Montgomery holds degrees in law, philosophy, theology and even librarianship—a total of 11 earned degrees in all. Born in 1931, Montgomery studied and received degrees from Cornell; University of California, Berkeley; Wittenberg University; La Salle University, University of Essex; University of Chicago; University of Strasbourg; and Cardiff University. He is also an ordained Lutheran minister.
JWM made a name for himself by challenging the prevailing neo-orthodox theology of the 20th century with writings such as Crisis in Lutheran Theology, The Suicide of Christian Theology, and God’s Inerrant Word as well as debating many prominent atheists. He was a regular columnist for Christianity Today from 1965-1983. Montgomery has also practiced law both in the US and internationally.
A prolific writer, John Warwick Montgomery has published over 150 articles and more than 50 books. For the first time on any Bible software platform, in conjunction with the 1517. Legacy Project, we are pleased to release 33 of the most important works of John Warwick Montgomery for the Accordance Bible Software Library. These titles, with introductory discounts through November 6, can be purchased all at once or in thematic sets.
John Warwick Montgomery Collection Bundle (33 Volumes)
List Price $299
Regular Price $279
Biographical information for John Warwick Montgomery was drawn from Wikipedia and Tough-Minded Christianity: Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery edited by Dembski & Schirrmacher. Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery was adapted from one found at the John Warwick Montgomery website.
For those of you who prefer to get your apps from the Mac App Store (MAS), your wait is over. Accordance 12 is now available for download!
Accordance 12 MAS is a great way to introduce new users to Accordance, especially those users who only like to download applications directly from Apple's servers. Downloading Accordance 12 MAS is free because it is essentially the same as Accordance 12 Lite that we released last November. From an in-app purchase in Accordance 12 MAS, a user can upgrade to a Starter 12 Collection and unlock all features of the program.
Current users of Accordance 11 MAS can upgrade to Accordance 12 through the in-app Starter Collection purchase as well. All of your content from Accordance 11 MAS will be moved over to v. 12.
If you have any further questions, please check out our "Accordance for Mac" page as well as "Accordance 12 in Mac App Store." Both of these pages describe the functional differences between Accordance 12 downloaded from the OakTree servers vs. downloading from Apple's servers.
Please feel free to share Accordance 12 with your friends and colleagues. And we'd ask that anyone using Accordance 12 MAS to please add a review on the MAS page after you download it!
Not sure how to pronounce Greek or Hebrew properly? Accordance’s audio resources for the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament can help! This podcast covers how to use them on Macs, PCs, and iPhone/iPads. In addition, if you are a Mac user, Accordance can use any one of its high-quality system voices to read any text or tool. That includes Bibles in a variety of international languages. [Accordance 12: Basic]
Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!