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May 21, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Remember the Past with Gratitude and Live the Present with Passion

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In Against the Heresies, Irenaeus wrote that God, in His patience, allowed His people to go through various trials and acquire moral knowledge, culminating in deliverance through resurrection of the dead. Thus, through His deliverance, we might "Live in a state of gratitude to the Lord" for what He has done for us. There's a principle here that we should remember the past with gratitude so that we might live the present with passion. All of our selections this week allow you to do just that! Don't forget our second and final week for Zondervan specials. Ignite passion in your favorite graduate with our Accordance Graduates Super Special. And while you're remembering the past, take a look at our select specials relating to history and historical works.

The Graduate Package Special below ends Monday, June 17, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT). Sale prices on all other products end Monday, May 27, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT).


Zondervan's May Specials (Through May 27)

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The Graduate Package Special below ends Monday, June 17, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT).


Graduate to the Highest Level of Biblical Studies with Accordance

Superior to simple Bible apps or free Bible websites, Accordance Bible Software allows users to purchase and add additional copyrighted biblical reference works to suit their needs and interests. Personal notes can be added to biblical texts to record thoughts and insights for later access. These notes and other user-created material can be synced to other devices on multiple software platforms. Accordance offers unparalleled speed and flexibility for your specific Bible study needs.

Accordance Graduate Package

Congratulations! Someone in your family is graduating from High School or College. Or perhaps you have a group of graduates in a class, club, or a youth group in your congregation. If you want to encourage and enable them to study the Bible as they embark on the next phase of their lives, what better gift is there than Accordance Bible Software?

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Accordance Graduate Package

Through June 17, 2019, we are offering 50% off a special package for graduates that includes:

  • Our English Special Starter Collection including the IVP Pocket Dictionaries and the full version of Accordance for Windows and macOS ($345 value)
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Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (3 Volumes)

Outside the Bible seeks for the first time to bring together all the major components into a single collection, gathering portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Septuagint, the biblical Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, and the writings of Philo of Alexandria and Josephus.

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Godly Men Set (9 Volumes)

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F. F. Bruce Apologetics and Early Church Bundle (5 Volumes)

This bundle contains five (5) volumes by F. F. Bruce:

  • The Deity of Christ: Was Jesus a Fraud or Was He God
  • Defending First-Century Faith: Christian Witness in the New Testament
  • The Spreading Flame: The Rise and Progress of Christianity from Its First Beginnings to Eighth-Century England
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This group of over 35 classic works includes background resources, theological works, commentaries, and writings. This bundle is included in a number of Accordance Collections.

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May 17, 2019 Timothy Jenney

The Great Banquet (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #185)

 

 

Who doesn’t love a great banquet? This Bible study focuses on the the similarities and differences between two of Jesus’ parables: The Great Banquet (Luke) and The Wedding Feast (Matthew). Using only the resources available in the Accordance 12’s basic Starter Collection, Dr.  J demonstrates how to use the Info Pane, the Parallels tab, and Highlights to identify the message of each of these parables.

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp Podcast!

 

May 15, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Special Webinar Event with Dr. Bill Mounce

Bill Mounce No doubt you're familiar with the multiple free webinars we offer each week. This coming Monday, you have a very special opportunity to sit in on a webinar led by Dr. Bill Mounce, author of the standard Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek and founder of BiblicalTraining.org!

On Monday, May 20, at 1 PM, you have an opportunity to see and hear Dr. Bill Mounce present “It’s All Greek to Me.” This webinar is available to anyone but will also include a special message to graduates about the importance of biblical Greek. It will also include an introduction to Greek and the need for in-depth biblical studies.

Don’t delay in signing up because the webinar is limited to 50 attendees. There is no cost to attend, but we do ask that if you sign up and then discover you can’t attend that you cancel your registration (a link will be provided at the bottom of your confirmation email after you sign up).

Ready to reserve your spot? Sign up HERE!

 


Bill Mounce is the founder and President of BiblicalTraining.org, serves on the Committee for Bible Translation (which is responsible for the NIV translation of the Bible), and has written the best-selling biblical Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other Greek resources. He blogs regularly on Greek and issues of spiritual growth.

 

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May 13, 2019 Richard Mansfield

Two New Gospels Studies Resources for Accordance

We are pleased to announce the release of two very helpful resources in the area of Gospel studies. One is a study related to all four canonical Gospels, while the other focuses solely on John.

Four Gospels, One Jesus?

Burridge Four Gospels - 3D cover Richard A. Burridge, Anglican priest and scholar, begins his book Four Gospels, One Jesus? A Symbolic Reading with an anecdote from his younger days. After years of study and preparation, his spiritual advisor suggested, “I think you should read the gospels.” This is probably good advice for all of us. Through our studies over the years, we often develop our own pre-conceived ideas about the Bible, and it’s difficult to read around them. Fresh readings are always advisable.

Four Gospels, One Jesus? Is the result of Burridge’s fresh reading of the Gospels. In fact, first released in 1994 and having been revised a couple of times, it is now essentially a modern classic. It’s also quite readable, and if I say so myself, a perfect volume if you’re looking for something appropriate for thoughtful summer reading.

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Burridge examines the distinct portraits of Christ as told by the four Gospel writers. He works from within a framework of classical biographies of the past, noting both distinctions and similarities. Burridge also interacts with the symbolism of the ancient symbols for the gospels—human (Mark), lion (Matthew), ox (Luke) and eagle (John)—in the way they uniquely present the person of Christ.

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The Gospel of John

Keener Gospel of John - 3D cover Anyone familiar with Craig Keener’s IVP Bible Background Commentary on the New Testament will know what an excellent resource his works are when it comes to understanding the culture and background of biblical times. Similar to his four-volume commentary on Acts, Keener’s two-volume work on The Gospel of John also takes an approach that gives emphasis to the social-historical context of the writing.

At almost 1700 page in print, Keener’s commentary on John incorporates over 20,000 ancient extra-biblical references from over 4,000 sources. That means that Keener has left no stone unturned in understanding John’s Gospel in the context of the world in which it originally existed. And if his commentary wasn’t thorough enough on its own, it allows the most-studious readers to follow these ancient sources and read that information in their own contexts, too. This is made especially easy for Accordance users because any of these extra-biblical sources available in the Accordance Library have been hyperlinked, allowing access to them by one quick click!

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Keener admits that while he occasionally touches on other disciplines, this commentary doesn’t go too far in the directions of other methodologies such as textual, form, or literary criticism. While there are many commentaries that cover those subjects and other themes in relation to the Gospel of John, few would argue that a better source could be found regarding the historical context of the Gospel other than this work. Although Keener refers to Greek words and phrases throughout the commentary, these references are almost always immediately followed by explanation or translation. Anyone, from the specialist to any person serious about the study of the fourth Gospel, will benefit from this volume.

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May 13, 2019 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Ancient Christian Texts

Ancient Christian Texts - 3D covers One of the most popular commentaries among Accordance users is the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS) from Intervarsity Press. Any regular user of the ACCS will want to immediately take note of its companion series, Ancient Christian Texts (ACT), released today for Accordance Bible Software. 15 volumes currently comprise ACT, covering selected books in both the Old and New Testaments.

How is ACT different from ACCS? While the latter presents short excerpts organized by biblical chapter and verse order, ACT offers complete (or as complete as what is extant) commentaries on biblical books. Moreover, the priority of selections in ACT have been made for those texts that have been previously unavailable in English. That means, these texts are not merely more recent translations of works you might already have in a series such as Schaff’s Church Fathers. Odds are, you don’t have any of these texts anywhere else. Let me offer a couple of examples.

For years, I had occasionally heard of the Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum (Incomplete Commentary on Matthew) usually with a brief quotation, and often in Latin, which I cannot easily read. This is fourth or fifth century commentary on Matthew, by an unknown author, that is quite rich in insight on the first Gospel by any standard. In commenting on the Beatitudes, the writer spends a good bit of time explaining what certain statements do not mean, not only illustrating the meaning of Beatitudes by negation but also combatting false ideas that are amazingly still prevalent today. The writer offers explanation of the phrase “You are the salt of the earth” (Matt 5:13) in the context of the virtues that precede the verse:

It is as if the apostles were asking to whom he was speaking all these things, whether generally to the people or to them, and Christ, wishing to show them that he was chiefly speaking these things to them, added, “You are the salt of the earth.” That phrase “you are the salt of the earth” points to that which he said before, namely, that a teacher ought to be adorned with all virtues. He ought to be poor in order to rebuke greed with a free voice. He ought to be sighing and grieving, whether for his own sins or those of others, in order to confound those who do not hesitate to sin before they sin or are sad because they have sin after they have sinned. He should so sigh and weep in order to show thereby that the world is a grave and dangerous place for the faithful. He ought to hunger and thirst for righteousness in order by the word of God or the scourge of rebuke to be strong to stir up the idle toward good works or at least reading faithfully—more by example than by his voice.

There are two ACT volumes on Revelation—one with translations from Greek sources, representing the thought of the Eastern Church; and the other with translations from Latin sources from the Western Church. I recently listened to a lecture on Eastern understanding of the Apocalypse that mentioned one of the Greek commentaries found in one of the two ACT volumes on Revelation. The speaker noted that Revelation was so late in being fully received into the Eastern Church that, for the most part, it is not quoted in any of the standard liturgies still in use today because those were finalized earlier. However, the commentary on Revelation by Andrew of Caesarea (AD 563 – 637) helped firmly establish the Apocalypse’s place in the canon and represents the only New Testament book to find that final acceptance along with interpretation (which is somewhat ironic knowing that there are more varied interpretations of Revelation than any other book in the Bible).

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When the editors say that these are “Ancient” Christian Texts, they are referring to…

The patristic period (AD 95–750) is the time of the fathers of the church, when the exegesis of Scripture texts was in its primitive formation. This period spans from Clement of Rome to John of Damascus, embracing seven centuries of biblical interpretation, from the end of the New Testament to the mid-eighth century, including the Venerable Bede.

Accordance users who value Patristic studies will find Ancient Christian Texts essential for their personal library. These volumes can be read by themselves since they include the biblical text, based on the Revised Standard Version, or in parallel with any biblical text or translation in Accordance.

On a personal note, I’m very excited to have this series available in Accordance. Along with ACCS, the Talmud, and a very small handful of other series, Ancient Christian Texts is one of the few series I’ve chosen to keep in print on my shelves, while generally preferring digital for ease of use and portability. However, now I get the best of both worlds being able to quickly search and access the ACT in Accordance regardless of where I am and what I’m doing.

The below sale prices are good through Monday, May 20, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

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May 11, 2019 Richard Mansfield

The Reviews Are In: Accordance Mobile 3.0 for iOS Is A HIT!

Have you upgraded Accordance Mobile to v. 3 on your iPhone and iPad yet? The reviews are in and v. 3 is a hit! Here are just a few of the comments we've received so far:

 






 


 


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May 10, 2019 Matt Robertson

Update! Accordance Mobile 1.4 for Android

Andoid Andy waving - with lamp Accordance’s newest app, Accordance Mobile for Android, continues to develop into the serious Bible study and research tool that Accordance users know and love. With Accordance Mobile for Android version 1.4, you can now add highlights in your Text and Tool modules from your Android mobile device. Support for Dropbox Syncing has also been added, which means you can use your Android device to view and edit your existing highlights, and the highlights you make on Android will also appear in Accordance on all of your other platforms. Improvements to the Library include one of the most highly requested features by Accordance Mobile for Android users: the ability to re-order your Library.

Highlights Support

AM 1.4 Android highlighting Now you can add and remove highlights on your Android device. When you select text to highlight, a Highlight Chooser displays all highlight styles in your current highlights file, including a visual preview of each style. Looking to add symbol highlights like a cross or a dove? Just select the Symbols toggle button in the Highlight Chooser to see your options. One of the core features of Accordance highlighting is the ability to create multiple highlights files. Maybe you have a “Syntax” file for prepositions and participles, a “Narrative Analysis” file for plot elements and setting changes, and a “Primary” file for general highlights. However you choose to organize your highlights, they are all now available to you on Accordance Mobile for Android.

Dropbox Syncing

Since Accordance Mobile for Android now supports Dropbox Syncing, all of your existing highlights will be instantly available on your Android app, and any highlights you add in the app will be synced back to all of your other Accordance apps. Just press the app menu icon and “Sync Dropbox” to get started.

Major Improvements to the Library

The latest version also brings tremendous improvements to the Library. You can now re-order your modules. No more scrolling through a list of forty Bible translations to find that one you just installed. Just drag it to the top of your list. The Library also includes cover art, uses full module titles instead of abbreviations (e.g., “Brenton English Septuagint” instead of “LXX-B”), uses modern folder icons, and automatically displays in a dark mode version if you have Night Mode enabled in the app.

…and More

Version 1.4 also includes dozens of bug fixes and stability improvements. For more information on how to take advantage of the latest improvements, see the list of changes in the Accordance for Android help files.


PS: Version 1.4.2 added parsing information in Instant Details for Key number texts, if a grammatically tagged text is installed.

 

May 9, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Graduation Gift – Special Offer

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Congratulations! Someone in your family is graduating from High School or College. Or perhaps you have a group of graduates in a class, club, or a youth group in your congregation. If you want to encourage and enable them to study the Bible as they embark on the next phase of their lives, what better gift is there than Accordance Bible Software?

Through June 17, 2019, we are offering 50% off a special package for graduates that includes:

  • Our English Special Starter Collection (regular price: $99.90/value: $345) including the IVP Pocket Dictionaries and the full version of Accordance for Windows and macOS
  • A 25% off coupon for their first order of Accordance
  • An attractive Gift Certificate
  • A Welcome Letter with helpful tips on getting the most out of Accordance.

All this for only $49.90! And there's a special bonus if you order in bulk: a $50 gift certificate for a staff member for every 10 Graduate Specials you purchase.

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May 7, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

To Everything There Is a Season – Plus New Releases!

There Is a Season

Ecclesiastes 3:1 states, “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven” (NKJV). When it comes to your Accordance Library, whether you’re in a season of building, gathering, or searching, we’ve got the resources you need for study of the Bible! This week, we have two new series offering historical understandings of the Scriptures—at introductory discounted pricing, of course! And if biblical languages is your specialty, you will want to pick up the new Aramaic dictionary we’re releasing this week. Don’t miss these and savings up to 50% off select other titles you’ll find of value for understanding the Bible message!

Sale prices on all products will end Monday, May 13, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


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New Release! The Church's Bible (5 Volumes)

In the early church all discussion of theological topics, of moral issues, and of Christian practice took the biblical text as the starting point, resulting in a substantial library of biblical commentaries and homilies. Unfortunately, this ancient body of writings is now known only in bits and pieces if at all. The Church's Bible series brings this rich classical tradition of biblical interpretation to life once again. Compiled, translated, and edited by leading scholars, these volumes draw extensively from early and medieval commentators, illuminating Holy Scripture as it was understood during the first millennium of Christian history. Designed for clergy, Bible teachers, men and women in religious communities, and all serious students of Scripture, The Church's Bible will lead contemporary readers into the inexhaustible spiritual and theological world of the early church and hence of the Bible itself.

Volumes included:

  • Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators – Translated and Edited by Robert Louis Wilken (with Angela Russell Christman and Michael J. Hollerich) (2007)
  • Matthew: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators – Translated and Edited by D. H. Williams (2018)
  • John: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators – Translated and Edited by Bryan A. Stewart & Michael A. Thomas (2018)
  • Romans: Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators – Translated and Edited by J. Patout Burns Jr. (with Father Constantine Newman) (2012)
  • 1 Corinthians: Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators – Translated and Edited by Judith L. Kovacs (2005)

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New Release! The Bible in Medieval Tradition (4 Volumes)

The major intent of the series, The Bible in Medieval Tradition, is to reacquaint the Church with its rich history of biblical interpretation and with the contemporary applicability of this history, especially for academic study, spiritual formation, preaching, discussion groups, and individual reflection. Each volume focuses on a particular biblical book or set of books and provides documentary evidence of the most significant ways in which that work was treated in the course of medieval biblical interpretation.

The series takes its shape in dialogue both with the special traditions of medieval exegesis and with the interests of contemporary readers. Each volume in the series comprises fresh translations of several commentaries. The selections are lengthy and, in most cases, have never been available in English before.

Compared to patristic material, relatively little medieval exegesis has been translated. Whle medieval interpretations do resemble their patristic forebears, they do not simply replicate them. Indeed, they are produced at new times and in new situations. As a result, they lend insight into the changing culture and scholarship of the Middle Ages and comprise a storehouse of the era's theological and spiritual riches that can enhance contemporary reading of the Bible. They, therefore, merit their own consideration, to which this series is meant to contribute.

Volumes included:

  • The Book of Jeremiah by Joy A. Schroeder (2017)
  • The Book of Genesis by Joy A. Schroeder (2015)
  • The Letter to the Romans by Philip Krey, Ian Christopher Levy, Thomas F. Ryan (2013)
  • The Letter to the Galatians by Ian Christopher Levy (2011)

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Foundations for Everyone!

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Cornerstone Commentary (20 Volumes)

Written by many of the same scholars who worked on the New Living Translation (NLT) Bible, the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary is the product of years of meticulous work. Each of the nearly 40 scholars is well-known, and a wide spectrum of theological positions within the evangelical community is represented. Their time and effort will benefit you as you study the Bible. The volumes also will share the reasons behind the translation decisions made when creating the NLT.

This product contains 20 volumes which cover the entire Old and New Testaments.

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For Everyone: The New Testament Commentary (18 Volumes)

N.T. "Tom" Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion, with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the end of each volume.

The 18 volumes cover the entire New Testament.

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Old Testament for Everyone (17 Volumes)

Following on the heels of the successful New Testament for Everyone commentariesby acclaimed scholar and author N. T. Wright, Westminster John Knox is pleased to announce the all new Old Testament for Everyone Bible commentary series.

John Goldingay, an internationally respected Old Testament scholar, authors this ambitious series, treating every passage of Scripture from Genesis to Malachi, addressing the texts in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply and concisely. Perfect for daily devotions, Sunday school prep, or brief visits with the Bible, the Old Testament for Everyone series is an excellent resource for the modern lay reader.

This product contains 17 volumes covering the entire Old Testament.

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N. T. Wright's For Everyone NT Set (Commentaries & Bible Study Guides)

In this bundle, Accordance brings together two popular resources by the widely respected pastor and New Testament scholar N.T. Wright.

  • For Everyone NT Commentary: This set includes volumes covering the entire New Testament with commentary, background information, discussions, and Wright's own translation of every passage.
  • Bible Study Guides: In this series, Wright walks everyday readers book by book through the entire New Testament. Perfect for group use or daily personal reflection, these studies use the popular inductive method combined with Wright’s thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life.

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For Everyone Bible Study Guides (19 Volumes)

This series of Bible study guides by Wright can be used on its own or alongside his New Testament for Everyone commentary series. It is designed to help you understand Scripture in fresh ways under the guidance of one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars. Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background and cultural information all guide you or a group more deeply into God’s Word. Discover how you can participate more fully in God’s kingdom.

The entire New Testament is covered in this module.

 

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New Release! Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (Volume 16 - Aramaic Dictionary)

Volume XVI concludes the monumental, critically acclaimed Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament with an Aramaic dictionary.

This latest and last TDOT volume incorporates nearly the complete lexicon of Biblical Aramaic as well as a major portion of the theologically, culturally, and historically relevant terms in other ancient Aramaic writings. Each article provides information on the term's meaning and usage, is fully annotated, and contains a bibliography with cross-references to the entire TDOT series.

Further enhancing this volume are an introductory overview of the history of Aramaic and a comparative grammatical outline of ancient Aramaic at the end of the book.

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Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (Volumes 1-15)

This multivolume work is still proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Kittel-Friedrich 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.

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Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Complete 10 Volumes)

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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May 6, 2019 Richard Mansfield

Two New Historical Takes on the Bible from Eerdmans

There has been a tendency in the modern era to overlook biblical commentary, theology, and thought from previous generations—especially anything pre-Enlightenment. Priority is often given to whatever is most recent in scholarship with an assumption that whatever is new is inherently superior. Fortunately, in recent years, we have seen somewhat of a reversal in this prejudice with numerous works and series that take older—and even ancient—voices seriously. Today, we are releasing two such series from Eerdmans Publishing, which our users will surely appreciate having in their personal Accordance Libraries.

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The Church’s Bible presents voices from the Early Church on the biblical books of Isaiah, Matthew, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians. The volumes on Isaiah and John also include contributions from medieval writers.

From the publisher:

In the early church all discussion of theological topics, of moral issues, and of Christian practice took the biblical text as the starting point, resulting in a substantial library of biblical commentaries and homilies. Unfortunately, this ancient body of writings is now known only in bits and pieces if at all. The Church's Bible series brings this rich classical tradition of biblical interpretation to life once again. Compiled, translated, and edited by leading scholars, these volumes draw extensively from early and medieval commentators, illuminating Holy Scripture as it was understood during the first millennium of Christian history. Designed for clergy, Bible teachers, men and women in religious communities, and all serious students of Scripture, The Church's Bible will lead contemporary readers into the inexhaustible spiritual and theological world of the early church and hence of the Bible itself.

Accordance users may ask how The Church’s Bible compares to a series such as the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series (ACCS) from IVP. Whereas ACCS follows an almost rabbinic model, offering short snippets (without necessarily including full context) from Early Church writers, The Church’s Bible focuses mostly on texts that were actually commentaries to begin with, and offering much longer excerpts from those older works. In this sense, The Church’s Bible from Eerdmans finds a midway point between a series like ACCS and IVP’s other series, Ancient Christian Texts (coming soon).

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In Accordance The Church’s Bible can be run in parallel with any biblical text or translation or read by itself since each volume includes a biblical translation. The New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS) is used as the basis of the Isaiah volume, while the Revised Standard Version (RSV) is the primary translation for the New Testament volumes.

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When it comes to reading historical primary texts, the Early Church and Reformation writers often get the most attention. As stated in the preface to The Bible in Medieval Tradition series, “Compared to patristic material, relatively little medieval exegesis has been translated.” This series seeks to correct this lack of attention by providing fresh translations of commentaries by medieval church writers to the modern reader.

The Bible in Medieval Tradition currently covers the books of Genesis, Jeremiah, Romans, and Galatians. Individual chapters offer commentary by different medieval writers. For instance, the Romans volume features an anonymous Cambridge commentator on ch. 1; William of St. Thierry on ch. 2; Peter Abelard on ch. 3; Peter of John Olivi on chs. 4-6; Thomas Aquinas on chs. 7-8, 12; Nicholas of Lyra on chs. 9-11, 15-16; and an anonymous commentator of Mont St. Michel on ch. 14.

Note, however, that the Galatians commentary has overlapping coverage by different writers. By default, when a commentary is placed in parallel with a biblical text or translation, Accordance syncs to the last occurrence of a particular verse reference. To keep sections of the commentary from being overlooked, we have added a separate index at the end of the Galatians volume that lists each verse and each commentator on that verse.

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The editors target the series for a wide audience: academic study, spiritual formation, preaching, discussion groups, and individual reflection. If you have not read many medieval writers, this is the perfect beginning point in your Accordance Library to become acquainted with these often-neglected, but very important historical voices.

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