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Jun 21, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Start of Summer Flash Sale

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Gone in a FLASH! Only 2 days to get these titles! Don't miss our flash sale on commentary sets and word studies for your Accordance Digital Library. We are offering up to 70% off, so now is the time to add these well-known, helpful resources to get you started with some fresh, new helps to teach the Scriptures. Sale ends Saturday, June 23 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The 2-Day Flash Sale special offer on all products will end on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.

NDSB Cover-sm Barclay's New Daily Study Bible - New Testament

For almost fifty years and for millions of readers, the Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. Now, with the release of the New Daily Study Bible, a new generation will appreciate the wisdom of William Barclay. With clarification of less familiar illustrations and inclusion of more contemporary language, the New Daily Study Bible will continue to help individuals and groups discover what the message of the New Testament really means for their lives.

This New Daily Study Bible Set contains all seventeen volumes in the New Daily Study Bible New Testament series by William Barclay. The entire New Testament is covered in these volumes.

Barclay's New Daily Study Bible
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Lenski NT Commentary_120 Lenski's Commentary on the New Testament

Pastors and students of the Bible who seek deep and detailed engagement with the text of the New Testament have long relied on R. C. H. Lenski’s classic text - now available again.  This esteemed 20-volume commentary, originally published in 1943, is based on years of meticulous Greek studies by R.C.H. Lenski.

Lenski’s massive yet readable commentary has been deeply influential in pastoral circles that prize serious work with the Greek text, a strong theological exegesis (influenced by Lenski’s Lutheran background and conservative theological convictions), and understanding how each text relates to life in Christ.

Lenski's Commentary on the New Testament
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a-bundle-sm Eadie, Godet, Hort, Lightfoot (Epistles), and Westcott Commentaries

This commentary bundle includes five classic commentaries on various NT books.

  • Eadie Commentary (Galatians to Colossians)
  • Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans, and 1 Corinthians)
  • Hort Commentary (Romas, Ephesians, parts of James, 1 Peter, Revelation)
  • Lightfoot's Commentaries on the Epistles
  • Westcott Commentary (John, Ephesians, Hebrews, 1-3 John)

Classic Commentary Bundle
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CWSD Complete Word Study Dictionary OT & NT Combo

This dictionary offers definitions and explanations for every word used in the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament. Each entry is identified by a number from Strong’s Dictionary of the Hebrew Bible and Greek Dictionary so that readers can make great use of the information that is given about each word, even if they have no working knowledge of Hebrew or Greek.

Includes individual modules that cover both the Old Testament and the New Testament.

Complete Word Study Dictionary
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Jun 19, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Refresh and Refocus Your Comparative Studies

Refresh Comparative

Do you only read titles from your own faith tradition, or do you ever venture out to understand how others express their beliefs? Accordance users are a very diverse group, and we try to equip everyone with important resources for study and discussion. This week we’re celebrating the many different traditions and interests among our customers by inviting everyone to “Refresh Your Comparative Studies.” We begin with the release of two major Seventh-day Adventist bundles from Andrews University Press and the Ellen G. White Estate--all at introductory pricing. We also have deep discounts on select Catholic and Jewish titles. And did you know Accordance has the first-ever morphologically-tagged Qur’an of any Bible Software platform? Missionaries and students of Middle-Eastern history should take a look at our volumes for study of the Qur’an on sale this week, too.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The special offer on all products will end on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.

SIL Exegetical Summary-30_120 SIL Exegetical Summary Series (31 Volumes)
New Volume Added (Sermon on the Mount)

Each volume in the Exegetical Summaries series works through the original text phrase by phrase, providing English equivalents for all Hebrew and Greek words, making this an excellent reference for exegetes of all levels. Now with the addition of the Sermon on the Mount volume, you will be able to gain even greater insights into the most famous sermon ever preached.

Summarized views from several commentators can be explored as you study questions about grammar and structure of the original languages. When variations of the interpretation appear, a list is presented for you consideration. This series is not designed to be a stand-alone commentary replacement, but instead an exegetical aid with a multitude of important details to be consulted during your biblical studies.

The thirty-one volumes of this series cover two OT books and all/part of twenty-six NT books.

SIL Exegetical Summary Series (31 Volumes)
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Upgrade from 30-volume SIL product to 31-volume SIL product (adds Exegetical Summary of the Sermon on the Mount)

Upgrade to 31-Volume SIL Exegetical Summary
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Jewish Studies

JPS 5-Commentary Set

JPS Commentary Set (12 Voumes)

  • JPS Torah Commentary (5 Volumes)
  • JPS Commentary on the Megillot (4 Volumes)
  • JPS Commentary on the Haggadah
  • JPS Commentary on the Haftarot
  • JPS Commentary on Jonah

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The Commentators' Bible (4 Volumes)

Four volumes of the acclaimed English edition of Miqra’ot Gedolot; translated and annotated by Michael Carasik. Now, for the first time, Miqra’ot Gedolot is available in an accessible English edition.

This bundle includes volumes covering Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

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Rabbinics Bundle (Release 3)

Contains all the Mishnaic, Talmudic, and Tannaitic modules currently available in Accordance. Twelve modules/groups total.

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Catholic Studies

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Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (15 Volumes)

Berit Olam (“The Everlasting Covenant”): Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry brings to all interested in the Bible, be they lay people, professional biblical scholars, students, or religious educators, the latest developments in the literary analysis of these ancient texts.

This multi-volume commentary reflects a relatively new development in biblical studies. The readings of the books of the Hebrew Bible offered here all focus on the final form of the texts, approaching them as literary works, recognizing that the craft of poetry and storytelling that the ancient Hebrew world provided can be found in them and that their truth can be better appreciated with a fuller understanding of that art.

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Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentary Series (18 Volumes)

The expression "Sacra Pagina" ("Sacred Page") originally referred to the text of Scripture. In the Middle Ages it also described the study of Scripture to 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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Catholic Studies / Bibles and Resources Add-On
(Over 20 Titles/Modules Included)

This bundle offers a comprehensive package for the study of the Bible and of Catholic teachings. It contains a substantial collection of Bibles, Catholic documents, and study tools.

Regular Price $119
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Seventh-Day Adventist Studies


Andrews University Press: Essentials Collection

This bundle includes a number of "essential" products published by Andrews University Press:

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Individual titles also available for purchase.

Note: The development of Daniel: Vision of the End is not yet complete. It is expected to be complete in the next few weeks. Once the module becomes available, it will appear in Easy Install.

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Ellen G. White Estate Bundle (475 Titles)

Includes: commentaries, biographies, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, and devotionals.

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Qur'an Studies


Qur'an: Arabic (tagged) with 3 English Translations, Devotional, and Glosses

This package of Quranic resources includes the Qur’an in the original Arabic (tagged). The text includes lexical forms, grammatical analysis (parsing) and a gloss list with basic English meanings.

The verified text is from the Tanzil project; the tagging is Andy Bannister’s corrected and improved version of the Leeds University database. The three major historic English translations are all included, those of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Mohammad Habib Shakir, and Marmaduke William Pickthall.

For further study, a devotional module is included which presents the various suras of the Qur’an in the traditional chronological order, with notes as to whether they belong to the Meccan or Medinan periods.

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The Qur’an: A New Annotated Translation (A.J. Droge)

This meticulously crafted translation affords readers not only a better sense of what the Qur’an says, but how it says it, in a rendition that strives to remain faithful to the way it was originally expressed.

Accompanying the translation is an extensive set of annotations. These are keyed to the text for ready reference, and divided according to their topical headings. The annotations offer a wealth of linguistic and historical detail to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the text. They also contain abundant references to parallel passages within the Qur’an, as well as among the scriptures of Judaism and Christianity.

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Qur'an Bundle

Includes: Tagged Arabic Qur'an, 3 English Translations, Devotional, and The Qur'an: A New Annotated Translation

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Jun 18, 2018 Timothy Jenney

The Accordance Advantage (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #166)



Bible Software users have a long history of switching to Accordance. They have given us multiple reasons for it over the years: they’ve switched to a platform their old software doesn’t support, they want more resources, or additional software features, or better customer support, or a smartphone app that doesn’t require internet access to work. Some have gotten weary of repurchasing the same resources every time they upgrade; others are forced to switch because their old software has been discontinued. Happily, once people use Accordance, they generally stay with us. Here’s a quick survey of what we like to call “The Accordance Advantage.”

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!


Jun 18, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

New! Seventh-day Adventist Bundles

We are pleased to announce the release of two major bundles of Seventh-day Adventist materials for the Accordance Bible Software Library.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church traces its denominational roots to mid 18th century America but has become an international and ethnically diverse Christian presence in today's world. The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle allows the reader to go to the very roots of the movement, and the Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle provides an excellent survey of contemporary SDA thought.

These works are perfect for members and students of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, students of comparative religion, and all interested in the history and teachings of this movement. Introductory pricing is available for a limited time.

Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle (12 volumes)

  • Systematic Theology (4 Volumes) (Norman R. Gulley)
    • Volume 1: Prolegomena (2003)
    • Volume 2: God as Trinity (2011)
    • Volume 3: Creation, Christ, Salvation (2012)
    • Volume 4: The Church and the Last Things (2016)
  • Revelation of Jesus Christ (2nd Edition) (Stefanovic) (2009): This verse-by-verse commentary offers a text-focused and Christ-centered approach to the book of Revelation.
  • Earthly Shadows, Heavenly Realities: Temple/Sanctuary Cosmology in Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Jewish Literature (Editors Kim Papaioannou, Ioannis Giantzaklidis) (2017): So whatever happened to the temple? In this unique collection of essays, the writers direct our attention to where the early Christians looked—to the reality of the sanctuary in heaven. An obvious and often overlooked theme endemic to both testaments, it has profound ramifications for faithful Christian theology today.
  • The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament (Editor Gerald A. Klingbeil) (2015): How does the rest of the Bible relate to Genesis 1 and 2? Do the various biblical authors portray creation theologies that align or diverge? In this volume, ten scholars—each addressing a different section, genre, or topic from the Old Testament—grapple seriously with this question.
  • In Granite or Ingrained? What the Old and New Covenants Reveal about the Gospel, the Law, and the Sabbath (Skip MacCarty): Christians earnest in their walk with the Lord will see a dynamic element of the gospel in the profound relationship between love and law. They will, perhaps for the first time, understand the apparent dichotomy of old and new covenants in the New Testament. And in the process they will be confronted with a powerful appeal and an unmistakable warning.
  • The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day (Tonstad) (2009): Tonstad argues that the seventh day is the symbol of God’s faithfulness precisely when God’s presence seems to be in doubt. He demonstrates how God, through the seventh day, seeks the benefit of all creation. Inevitably, this leads to an investigation of how this universal symbol became obscured.
  • Servants and Friends: A Biblical Theology of Leadership (Editor Skip Bell) (2014): Against the chatter of pop psychology and the latest list of must-have motivational habits, twenty Bible scholars and ministry professionals thoughtfully grapple with what the Scriptures, in their totality, actually have to teach us about the essence of true leadership. In Servants and Friends, Skip Bell and his team examine and correlate the breadth of evidence in the Old and New Testaments. They trace the nature of God’s intent, and bring it all together in a fresh and challenging theological understanding that may radically alter what we have thought leadership really is.
  • Daniel: Vision of the End (Doukhan) (1987): Doukhan delves into the biblical text of the book of Daniel, considering its words, noting its literary movement, and listening to its echoes throughout the Scriptures. The result is a document with new information and reflection which challenges thought and nurtures hope.

Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle (12 Volumes)
Regular Price $299
Introductory Sale Price $229

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The above introductory special is good through Monday, June 25, 2018 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Each of the above titles are available individually and at introductory prices.

The development of Daniel: Vision of the End is not yet complete. It is expected to be complete in the next few weeks. Once the module becomes available, it will appear in Easy Install.

The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle (475 Titles)

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  • EGW Commentary Notes from the SDA Commentary: Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White which were included in the 7-volume Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary are brought together in this volume. Also included: three appendixes from "Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine"
  • E. G. White's Books (117 volumes): Includes titles such as The Spirit of Prophecy (Volumes 1-4), Spiritual Gifts (Volumes 1-4b), Mind, Character, and Personality (Volumes 1-2), Testimonies for the Church (Volumes 1-9)
  • E. G. White's Devotionals (21 volumes): Includes titles such as God's Amazing GraceTo Be Like Jesus, Christ Triumphant, and The Faith I Live By (The devotionals are organized as 21 different modules.)
  • E. G. White's Biographies (9 volumes): Includes biographies volumes 1-6, Ellen G. White in Europe 1885-1887, Life Sketches Manuscript, and Ellen White: Woman of Vision.
  • E. G. White's Periodicals (77 volumes): Includes titles such as The Advocate, Bible Echo and Signs of the Times, A Vision, To Those Who Are Receiving the Seal of the Living God, and The Gospel Herald.
  • E. G. White's Pamphlets (203 titles): Includes titles such as Redemption; or the Teaching of Christ, the Anointed One and A Call to the Watchmen.
  • E. G. White's Manuscripts (27 volumes): Collection of 27 volumes of previously unpublished materials drawn from Ellen G. White's letters and manuscripts.
  • E. G. White's Miscellaneous Publications (13 volumes): Includes titles such as Notebook Leaflets from the Elmshaven Library (volumes 1-2), Sermons and Talks (volumes 1-2), and Battle Creek Letters.

The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle
Regular Price $99.90
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The above introductory special is good through Monday, June 25, 2018 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


Jun 15, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Update! Accordance 12.2.7 Arrives with BibleWorks-Friendly Features


Accordance 12.2.7 (Windows/Mac) delivers all-new features with BibleWorks users in mind, but we believe all Accordance users will appreciate them, too! Accordance Bible Software will now import BibleWorks notes, and the new Live Click feature will completely change the way you study the Bible!

Every feature shown in this fast-paced video is brand new to Accordance Bible Software. You may need to pause the video at times to take in the examples shown. In the coming weeks, we will go into much greater detail on each new feature in our Lighting the Lamp Podcast videos.

BibleWorks users, be certain to check out our BibleWorks Crossover Packages. Accordance Bible Software goes wherever you do because it runs on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. You can customize Accordance to your interests and specialities with an ever-growing library of add-on titles.

And we’re not done. We have MORE BibleWorks-friendly features still to come in future Accordance 12 updates.


Jun 11, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Refresh Your Perspectives on Biblical Truths

Refresh Perspectives

When we think of our core beliefs, do we believe them because that’s what we were told by our parents, our pastor, or a well-liked teacher? Or have we developed our beliefs because we’ve studied the issues ourselves? Our beliefs—our faith itself—becomes real when we’ve wrestled with an issue, when we’ve examined the Scriptures and been willing to weigh differing points of view. That’s the approach of the Perspectives series, new this week for the Accordance Library. This multivolume work brings together leading scholars to debate some of the most challenging issues in biblical studies, theology, and pastoral ministry. Save with introductory pricing on the Perspectives Series and other theological titles to Refresh Your Perspectives on numerous biblical issues.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. The special offer on all products will end on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.

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B&H Academic "Perspectives" Series
(14-Volume Set)

The multi-volume Perspectives series brings together leading scholars to debate some of the most challenging issues in biblical studies, theology, and pastoral ministry–from tithing to Christian worship, and from the doctrine of God to family ministry. The topics and perspectives of these contemporary issues are covered in a variety of open and honest biblical interpretative viewpoints. Discover what leading voices in the contemporary church are saying!

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NSBT_42 New Studies in Biblical Theology Series (42 Volumes)

Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprised by New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

"This series in InterVarsity Press, New Studies in Biblical Theology, edited by D.A. Carson, offers a wealth of serious theological engagement and biblical faithfulness, and displays some of the best biblical theology in this generation. I secure and seek quickly to read every volume that comes out in this series." – R. Albert Mohler, Preaching, Spring 2017

Note: This product does not contain Volumes 11 or 39. Volumes included: 1-10, 12-38, 40-44.

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New Studies in Biblical Theology (42 Volumes)
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NACS Set NAC Studies in Bible & Theology (11 Volumes) 54% Off

The New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology (NACSBT) series for pastors, advanced Bible students, and other deeply committed laypersons addresses a range of compelling questions. Users will find this an excellent extension of the long-respected New American Commentary.

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NAC Studies in Bible & Theology (11 Volumes)
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The New American Commentary series is an exceptionally acclaimed resource for ministers and Bible students who want to understand and expound the Scriptures.

Notable features in each volume include:

  • Commentary based on the New International Version (NIV).
  • Sound scholarly methodology reflecting capable research in the original languages.
  • Interpretation emphasizing the theological unity of each book and Scripture as a whole.
  • Readable and applicable exposition.

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42 Volumes

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24 Volumes

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18 Volumes

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38 to 42 Volumes

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23 to 24 Volumes

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15 to 18 Volumes

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Other Refreshing Specials

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Boice Expositional Commentary (27 Volumes)

The Boice Commentary series combines careful scholarship and clear communication in a verse-by-verse and section by section reading of various biblical texts. This module contains 27 volumes covering 17 books of the Old Testament and 9 books of the New Testament with an additional, unique volume covering the Sermon on the Mount.

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Understanding the Bible Commentary (OT & NT) (36 Volumes)

The Understanding the Bible Series was previously published as the New International Biblical Commentary.

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers.

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G. K. Beale Bundle of Three (3) Works

  • A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New
  • Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation
  • Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

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IVP Bible Dictionary Series (8 Volumes)

Individual titles included:

  • Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
  • Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
  • Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
  • Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd Edition)
  • Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
  • Dictionary of New Testament Background

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IVP Theology Bundle (11 Volumes)

Contents include:

  • New Dictionary of Theology
  • Global Dictionary of Theology
  • The Theology of the Book of Isaiah (Goldingay)
  • The Indelible Image (Witherington) (2 Volumes)
  • A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology (Kapic)
  • Two works by N. T. Wright: Evil and the Justice of God, Justification: God's Plan & Paul's Vision
  • Four  (4) works by Roger Olson: The Story of Christian Theology, Arminian Theology, The Journey of Modern Theology, Mosaic of Christian Belief

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Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Volumes Translated by Ford Lewis Battles)

This is the definitive English-language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church. Under Dr. McNeill’s personal supervision labored a whole corps of expert Latinists and Calvin scholars. All previous editions – in Latin, French, German, and English – have been collated; references and notes have been verified, corrected, and expanded; and new bibliographies have been added.

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Jun 11, 2018 Richard Mansfield

New! Perspectives Series from B&H (14 volumes)

New for the Accordance Library, the 14-volume Perspectives series from B&H Publishing brings together leading scholars to debate some of the most challenging issues in biblical studies, theology, and pastoral ministry.

Click/tap on images below for a larger view of sample Perspectives content.

If you’re familiar with similar series, such as Counterpoints from Zondervan or Spectrum from IVP, then you already know the format. A debatable subject—usually doctrinal—or a difficult question is addressed by panel of experts on the subject. None of these experts exactly agree with one another, which is why these books are so interesting. Rather, each contributor represents a particular viewpoint or conviction.

On a theological subject like election, it’s very easy to narrow the debate to two sides: Calvinism vs. Arminianism. However, a discussion such as this one is much more interesting when it’s addressed from five different positions as in Perspectives on Election: Five Views. Or consider whether Christian worship is as simple as traditional vs. contemporary, or is the discussion nuanced enough to support multiple approaches?

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While the Perspectives series tackles a number of theological subjects such as the relationship between Israel and the church, election, and the atonement, a greater number of practical issues related to Christian living are covered, perhaps to a greater extent than the two other series mentioned above. Practical subjects include titles on Family ministry, tithing, the spiritual formation of children, and children’s education among others. Perhaps this greater emphasis on pragmatic issues is a reflection of the Perspectives series coming from a denominational publisher as opposed to similar series from other publishers.

Although the Perspectives series is published by B&H, a subsidiary of Lifeway, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, contributors are not limited strictly to Baptist thought. The writers in the series come from a variety of backgrounds, both inside and outside Baptist life--including other denominations--perhaps more reflective of the Evangelical world at large. Perspectives on Spirit Baptism may reflect the most diverse views of any title in the series. That particular title is the only installment including a non-Protestant author (the late Catholic author, Ralph Del Colle). Contributions from a greater Catholic or even Orthodox Christian presence may have been outside the goals set forth for the series, but readers should know going in that the perspectives—as varied as they are—are primarily Protestant.

Perspectives Family Ministry - iMac Personally, I’ve always enjoyed the friendly back and forth of these kinds of titles. Now and then, we have to ask ourselves why we believe what we believe. Do our core beliefs originate with our parents, because an influential teacher or pastor told us so, or have we taken the time to study the issues for ourselves? Have we been willing to hear other viewpoints? Have we looked at an issue from another perspective? The willingness to hear other sides on weighty issues will stretch us, and that’s healthy. If you’re up to the challenge, consider adding the Perspectives series to your Accordance Library.

The Perspectives series can be purchased in a 14-volume set or individually by title. A crossgrade from customers having already purchased the series on another Bible software platform is also available.

Use coupon code 3BHP for a 10% discount on 3+ individual volumes purchased in the same order.

Perspectives Series (14 Volumes)
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Jun 4, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

BibleWorks Crossover Packages

Accordance Bible Software runs natively on Windows, Macintosh, Android, and iOS.BW Crossover

We were saddened to hear late last week that BibleWorks will cease commercial operations on June 15. BibleWorks and Accordance were both launched in the early 1990s, and our companies have worked together on a number of projects over the years. We highly respect the ethical standards of BibleWorks, and consider the staff of BibleWorks our friends. Although there are many differences between BibleWorks and Accordance, both platforms have maintained a “Bible-focused” philosophy and approach in their respective software.

We were glad to hear that, for the sake of BibleWorks users, there will be an ongoing effort to ensure that the software remains viable in the future, even though it will no longer be available for purchase. Obviously, some BibleWorks users will simply want to continue using their software indefinitely. We certainly understand that.

However, many BibleWorks customers began contacting us last week as they weighed their options regarding Bible software for their personal and professional use. In response we have decided to put together a few special “Crossover” Packages specifically for BibleWorks users who wish to try out Accordance.

We want to make it clear up front that the BibleWorks Crossover Packages for Accordance are approximate representations in Accordance of many titles in the BibleWorks toolset. BibleWorks contains some titles not yet available in Accordance, just as there are many Accordance titles not available in BibleWorks. Nevertheless, these Crossover Packages are designed to offer as many of the equivalent tools as possible. Our goal is to keep BibleWorks users from missing a step in their study and work as they transition to Accordance.

We realize that BibleWorks users have already invested significant funds into their software, so we have worked diligently to craft several tiered packages at extreme discounts—enough to cover all applicable publisher royalties and the cost of processing orders. We have different tiers because we realize that many BibleWorks users never used all the resources available to them and might prefer to start with a basic package.

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Accordance 12 BibleWorks Crossover Basic Package for BW versions 8-10: $149

This package is offered to owners of BibleWorks 8-10 who are purchasing Accordance for the first time. The Basic package allows you to search and compare the grammatically tagged Biblical texts along with many English translations and tools including our interactive Atlas and Timeline.

Basic Package for BW Verions 8-10
List Value $2305
Crossover Price $149

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Please complete and email the Crossgrade form before placing your order.

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Accordance 12 BibleWorks Crossover Advanced add-on for BW versions 8-9: $149

Add-on to Crossover Basic Package.

This add-on to the Crossover Basic Package brings the user to the level of original language studies enjoyed by BibleWorks 8-9 users. It adds the tagged NA28 Greek New Testament, Rahlfs' LXX, Peshitta, Targums, and Vulgate as well as texts and translations of Apostolic Fathers (Baker edition), Josephus, Philo, and Pseudepigrapha. It also adds the NIV 2011, NKJV with Strong's, NLT-SE, and the Septuagint lexicon.

Advanced Add-on for BW Versions 8-9
List Value $1382
Crossover Price $149

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Accordance 12 BibleWorks Crossover Advanced add-on for BW version 10: $189

Add-on to Crossover Basic Package.

In addition to the modules in the Advanced add-on for versions 8-9, the version 10 package adds the Greek and Hebrew audio files and other newly added texts.

Advanced Add-on for BW Version 10
List Value $1716
Crossover Price $189

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We will miss the camaraderie of BibleWorks representatives at conferences throughout the year, and we certainly wish all of them well as they move on to new ministry opportunities and areas of service. Moreover, we would be honored if any BibleWorks users might consider Accordance for their future Bible software needs, and we hope our new BibleWorks Crossover Packages for Accordance can help make the transition as smooth as possible.


Jun 1, 2018 David Lang

Webinar: Preparing a Lesson with Accordance



In this previously recorded webinar, David Lang demonstrates how to prepare a Bible lesson using Accordance Bible Software.

Each week, we offer a number of free hour-long webinars on a variety of subject related to using Accordance Bible Software. Join in on a live demonstration regardless of whether you just want to check us out, or if you’re a new user wanting to get up to speed, or even if you’ve been using Accordance for a long time and want to take your Accordance skills to the next level.

Be certain check out upcoming webinars regularly on our webinar schedule page.


May 29, 2018 Richard Mansfield

NEW! New Studies in Biblical Theology (42 volumes)

We are pleased to release 42 volumes of the ongoing New Studies in Biblical Theology series from InterVarsity Press. Edited by D. A. Carson, these titles are now available for the Accordance Bible Software Library as a bundle or by individual title.

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Biblical vs Systematic Theology

What’s the difference between biblical theology and systematic theology? The IVP Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms is a good source for finding descriptions that distinguish between the two. I’ve added a screenshot above for you to read the full definitions of both disciplines. The definition for systematic theology has a key phrase: “an organized system of thought.” The definition for biblical theology describes it as a summary of “a biblical text or of a biblical author without imposing any modern categories of thought on the text.”

Think of it another way: systematic theology begins with just that—a system, and biblical thought is then organized according to that system. Biblical theology begins with describing what the Bible says without concern for systematic categories. Biblical theology can be referred to with subsets such as Old Testament Theology, New Testament Theology, Pauline Theology, Johannine Theology, or theology of Proverbs or Isaiah or Psalms, for instance. Biblical theology will often focus on specific topics or themes: the Holy Spirit in Ezekiel, grace in Deuteronomy, or eschatology in Mark. There’s an effort to make systematic theology avoid discrepancies or seeming contradictions. Biblical theology can sometimes be a bit more “messy.” There’s not as much interest for everything in biblical theology to fit into nice and neat categories. Biblical theology simply lets the data fall where it may.

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As mentioned earlier, the New Studies in Biblical Theology series (NSBT) is ongoing. The series began in the mid-90s and volumes are still being published. As stated in the series preface,

Contributions to the series focus on one or more of three areas: 1. the nature and status of biblical theology, including its relations with other disciplines (e.g.historical theology, exegesis, systematic theology, historical criticism, narrative theology); 2. the articulation and exposition of the structure of thought of a particular biblical writer or corpus; and 3. the delineation of a biblical theme across all or part of the biblical corpora.

NSBT afterlife iPhone The series itself covers a variety of topics, written by top scholars. Note the titles and subtitles listed below. If you’re still struggling with understanding the distinction between biblical and systematic theology, the focus of these subjects may give you a better grasp of the differences.

The volumes in the NSBT series are for those serious about studying biblical themes, but by design, they avoid being overly-technical. Biblical languages are transliterated, so previous study of Hebrew and/or Greek is not required but may be helpful at times.

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If you’ve been trying to come up with a list for your summer reading, the NSBT series is a great place to start. Purchase the volumes that interest you most, or add the entire series to your personal Accordance Library and read through them systematically—even if they aren’t systematic in their approach to theology!

New Studies in Biblical Theology (42 Volumes)
List Price $931.80
Regular Price $499

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