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Aug 15, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

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When used as a verb, the word anchor can mean “to provide with a firm basis or foundation.” And that’s exactly how we think of the Anchor Yale Bible series. This week you can firm up your personal Accordance Library with secure savings on all of our Anchor titles. Plus, don’t miss introductory discounts on just-released volumes in the New Testament Library from Westminster-John Knox.

Finally, the publisher’s special on the New International Greek New Testament Commentary is not to be missed at 67%-off savings!

Special offers featured below cannot be combined with other discounts and will end on August 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT.


New Releases in the New Testament Library from Westminster-John Knox

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Images of the Church in the New Testament

This classic work identifies and illuminates 96 images for the church found in the New Testament. Comprehensive and accessibly written, it has been used in seminary classes for many years. Its range of reach and incredibly-rich discussions of the many images and metaphors make this book an impressive resource for students and pastors.

Regular Price $28.90
Introductory Sale Price $19.90

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Paul and the Anatomy of Apostolic Authority

John Howard Schütz delivers close, perceptive exegesis of Paul's epistles with careful historical analysis and sharp critiques of previous interpretations. Theological insight and critically-discerning use of sociological analysis are employed throughout this work.

The author presents a bold thesis: for Paul, the authority of the apostle is an interpretation of power—the power of the gospel.

Regular Price $35.90
Introductory Sale Price $24.90

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Theology and Ethics in Paul

Victor Paul Furnish's treatment of Paul's theology and ethics has long been regarded as the key scholarly statement and most useful textbook on Paul's thought. As the author states, "The apostle’s ethical concerns are not secondary but radically integral to his basic theological convictions." Featuring a new introduction, this timeless volume is as relevant in this century as it was in the last.

Regular Price $35.90
Introductory Sale Price $24.90

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History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel

Now in its third edition, J. Louis Martyn surveys the scholarly work that has been written concerning the book of John. The author’s thesis located the Fourth Gospel firmly and plausibly along a Jewish landscape. Moreover, Martyn encouraged an interpretation of John that, with variations, persists in 21st-century scholarship.

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Anchor Yale Commentaries

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Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament
(90 Volumes)

Widely recognized as the flagship of American biblical scholarship, with a tradition of excellence and commitment to advancing biblical understanding in the 21st century, these Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries vigorously pursue the goal of bringing to a wide audience the most important new ideas, the latest research findings, and the clearest possible analysis of the Bible.

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Anchor Yale Old Testament plus Apocrypha
(63 Volumes)

This commentary set covers the entire Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Apocrypha (with the exception of Deuteronomy 12-34) plus additional parallel volumes covering Joshua 1-12, Judges 1-12, and Ruth.

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Anchor Yale New Testament
(27 Volumes)

This product covers the entire New Testament )with the exception of Matthew) plus additional parallel volumes for 1st Corinthians and Revelation.

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Other Titles from Anchor Yale

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Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
(6 Volumes)

The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is a six-volume state-of-the-art dictionary of the Bible, six years in the making, offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and topics. The most extensive Bible dictionary ever created.

List Price $599
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A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus
(5 Volumes)

  • Volume One: The Roots of the Problem and the Person (1991)
  • Volume Two: Mentor, Message, and Miracles (1994)
  • Volume Three: Companions and Competitors (2001)
  • Volume Four: Law and Love (2009)
  • Volume Five: Probing the Authenticity of the Parables (2016)

List Price $395
Regular Price $349
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Archaeology of the Land of the Bible
(3 Volumes)

  • Volume 1: 10,000–586 B.C.E. by Amihai Mazar (1990)
  • Volume 2: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Periods 732–332 BCE (Ephraim Stern) (2001)
  • Volume 3: Alexander to Constantine (Eric M. Meyers, Mark A. Chancey)  (2012)

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Publisher's Special on NIGTC

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New International Greek Testament Commentary
(13 Volumes)

List Price $800
Regular Price $549
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New International Greek Testament Commentary
Upgrade from NIGTC or NIGTC-12

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Aug 14, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

NEW! Thematic Monographs from the New Testament Library

For decades, The New Testament Library from Westminster-John Knox has been one of the most respected interpretive series on the New Testament. Today, we are releasing four of the thematic monographs in the series for the Accordance Bible Software Library. Through August 21, Accordance users may acquire these titles for their personal libraries at introductory discounts.

NTL Theology & Ethics in Paul Theology & Ethics in Paul (Victor Paul Furnish)

Victor Paul Furnish's treatment of Paul's theology and ethics has long been regarded as the key scholarly statement and most useful textbook on Paul's thought. As the author states, "The apostle’s ethical concerns are not secondary but radically integral to his basic theological convictions." Featuring a new introduction, this timeless volume is as relevant in this century as it was in the last. This edition includes the new introduction by Richard B. Hays.

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Click/tap image for a larger view of Theology & Ethics in Paul in Accordance 12 for Macintosh.

Theology & Ethics in Paul (Victor Paul Furnish)
Regular Price $35.90
Sale Price $24.90

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NTL Paul & the Anatomy of Apostolic Authority cover Paul and the Anatomy of Apostolic Authority (John Howard Schütz)

Schütz delivers close, perceptive exegesis of Paul's epistles with careful historical analysis and sharp critiques of previous interpretations. Theological insight and critically-discerning use of sociological analysis are employed throughout this work.

The author presents a bold thesis: for Paul, the authority of the apostle is an interpretation of power—the power of the gospel.

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Click/tap image for a larger view of Paul and the Anatomy of Authority in Accordance Mobile on an iPhone 7 Plus.

Paul and the Anatomy of Apostolic Authority (John Howard Schütz)
Regular Price $35.90
Sale Price $24.90

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NTL Images in the New Testament cover Images of the Church in the New Testament (Leander E. Keck)

This classic work identifies and illuminates 96 images for the church found in the New Testament. Comprehensive and accessibly written, it has been used in seminary classes for many years. Its range of reach and incredibly-rich discussions of the many images and metaphors make this book an impressive resource for students and pastors.

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Click/tap image for a larger view of Images of the Church in the New Testament in Accordance 12 for Windows.

Images of the Church in the New Testament (Leander E. Keck)
Regular Price $28.90
Sale Price $19.90

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NTL History & Theology cover History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel (J. Louis Martyn)

Now in its third edition, this volume surveys the scholarly work that has been written concerning the book of John. Martyn’s thesis located the Fourth Gospel firmly and plausibly along a Jewish landscape. Moreover, Martyn encouraged an interpretation of John that, with variations, persists in 21st-century scholarship.

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Click/tap image for a larger view of History & Theology in the Fourth Gospel in Accordance Mobile on an iPad Pro.

History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel (J. Louis Martyn)
Regular Price $28.90
Sale Price $19.90

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The above special prices are good through August 21, 2017 (11:59 pm EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

Aug 10, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Adding Links to User Content (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #156)

Accordance offers us the option of creating a powerful set of hypertext links. We can then paste them into many different kinds of documents. These accord:// links automatically execute instructions in Accordance: searching texts or tools, opening a resource to a specific place, locating a place on the atlas, etc. This podcast explains how easy it is to create such links and where they can be effectively used.

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

 

Aug 7, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Three New Preaching Books from Weaver!

We don’t often think of preachers in the same class as politicians or lawyers—thank goodness! And yet all three professions place heavy use on public speaking and persuasion. The best communicators—regardless of profession—that I’ve personally known continue to hone their skills. Great preachers read other preachers’ sermons, and they regularly read good books about preaching and effective communication. Today, we are pleased to release three new books from Weaver Book Company that allow Accordance users to up their game when it comes to effective proclamation from the pulpit. And all three titles would make great reading on the go on your iOS device or Windows tablet.

Preaching by Ear: Speaking God's Truth from the Inside Out

Preaching by Ear - Win Although I grew up under a pastor who never took notes into the pulpit, I’ve never been able to do the same. I will undoubtedly forget the most important point of my message if I don’t at least have an outline. But that’s partly because I’ve usually tried to memorize a message that I first composed in written form.

Click/tap the image on the left to see a larger view of Preaching by Ear on a Windows tablet.

In his book Preaching by Ear, Dave McClellan attempts to wrestle us away from the formal sermon most of us were taught to construct in seminary—whether that’s a complete manuscript or an outline derived from it. McClellen wants us to rely on personal experience and preach from the heart, a method that he says has been neglected since the beginning of the printing press, when we began focusing on the written aspect of a sermon rather than its oral presentation.

McClellan may be on to something here. Consider the difference between a written account of a sporting event versus a commentator’s live play-by-play delivery. The latter is undoubtedly more engaging. Should our sermons reflect this kind of dynamic style, too? McClellan certain thinks so, and he draws upon figures from outside the church (Aristotle) and from within (Augustine) to make his point.

You may or may not agree with all of McClellan’s points, but I believe Preaching by Ear to be a very informative and challenging approach. And if you’ve found your sermons falling on deaf ears lately or generally lacking in their effectiveness, this may be just the kind of method necessary to re-orient the way you preach. Odds are, this is probably not the method you were taught in seminary.

Preaching by Ear
Regular Price $15.90

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Persuasive Preaching: A Biblical and Practical Guide to the Effective Use of Persuasion

Persuasive Preaching - iPad Years ago, I taught communication classes to business students at a Christian university. We covered different kinds of public speaking—everything from informative speeches to entertaining and persuasive addresses. Toward the end of my experience teaching these classes, I began to notice a cultural shift was taking place in which persuasion was starting to be seen in a less-favorable light. In my evaluation, persuasion was often mistakenly equated with manipulation, but the two are very different from one another.

Click/tap the image on the right to see a larger view of Persuasive Preaching on an iPad Pro.

I even saw this viewpoint played out in a church I visited a few years back in which the pastor (a friend of mine) delivered a very interesting explanation of one of Jesus’ parables, but he never offered any opportunity for the hearers to apply Jesus’ words. He never gave any challenge, and the invitation was negligible. I asked him about it later, and he told me that he felt he should let his congregation (which in another conversation he complained was shrinking) make that connection for themselves.

Larry Overstreet’s book Persuasive Preaching: A Biblical and Practical Guide to the Effective Use of Persuasion is a return to the biblical principles of persuading an audience to make some kind of change. In the first chapter, Overstreet writes,

I believe Scripture mandates that the goal of preaching is ultimately to effect change in the listeners, that is, to bring them into conformity with the will and Word of God. Therefore, I present the following definition as the foundation of persuasive preaching to be considered in this book.

Persuasive preaching is

(a) the process of preparing biblical, expository messages using a persuasive pattern, and

(b) presenting them through verbal and nonverbal communication means

(c) to autonomous individuals who can be convicted and/or taught by God’s Holy Spirit,

(d) in order to alter or strengthen

(e) their attitudes and beliefs toward God, His Word, and other individuals,

(f) resulting in their lives being transformed into the image of Christ.

Overstreet presents a biblical and balanced guide to the proper use of persuasion in biblical preaching. This book should be read by every pastor, regardless of experience. To deny a goal of persuasion in one’s sermons is to court defeat from the outset.

In Acts 26:28, we read, “Then Agrippa said to Paul, 'You almost persuade me to become a Christian'” (NKJV). Indeed. That is the point, is it not?

Persuasive Preaching: A Biblical and Practical Guide to the Effective Use of Persuasion
Regular Price $24.90

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Preaching Points: 55 Tips for Improving Your Pulpit Ministry

Preaching Points - iPhone If you’ve never heard of Preaching Points, go immediately and subscribe to the podcast from the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I’ve listened to these discussions about effective preaching on and off over the years (and even listened to it on CDs back before podcasts became a thing) and still benefit from principles I learned years ago.

Click/tap the image on the left to see a larger view of Preaching Points on an iPhone.

If you wanted to go back as far as you could and catch up on every podcast episode of Preaching Points, you would have a very daunting task ahead of you. There are over 450 episodes of the podcast available and even more archived on the Gordon-Conwell website. Listening to all of this content would certainly be an immensely powerful class in effective homiletics, but it would all be very time consuming.

Fortunately, the best of Preaching Points has been distilled down to 55 primary tips for improving your preaching. Everything is here from “Preaching the Big Idea” to “Preach ‘We’ More than ‘You.’” None of the 55 sections are very long, but they do contain a lot to think about and implement. For those of you who preach weekly, I would recommend taking one chapter a week. Reflect on the tip and attempt to put it into practice in your next sermon. In a little over a year’s time, don’t be surprised if you don’t see dramatic improvements in “your pulpit ministry.”

Preaching Points
Regular Price $9.90

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Aug 3, 2017 Ricardo Yaka

Sincronizar con Wi-Fi [Sync using Wi-Fi]

En este video veremos cómo sincronizar el contenido de Accordance entre una computadora y un dispositivo iOS usando Wi-Fi.


[In this video we will see how to sync the content in Accordance between a computer and an iOS device using Wi-Fi.]

 

Jul 20, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Endorsement: Jim Meek

New Testament scholar Jim Meek has held many roles, including the role of dean at two seminaries, as well as a serving as a pastor and church planter. He has used Accordance Bible Software for over 20 years, especially in the study of the New Testament use of the Old. Jim Meek offers two recent examples of using Accordance to understand what Jesus was trying to communicate when he prayed that his disciples would be one (John 17:11) and also to clear up questionable teaching on Psalm 23.

To see more Accordance endorsement videos, please visit our Endorsements page.

 

Jul 17, 2017 Richard Mansfield

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Free Accordance Training Seminar (5 August, 2017)

Come join us for a FREE Accordance Training Seminar in Sydney, Australia on 5 August, 2017! The seminar will be held at the Summer Hill Anglican Church. Come deepen your Accordance Bible Software skills or check us out for the first time!

Accordance in Australia

NSW – Sydney, Australia
Saturday 5 August 2017, 9am to 1pm
Summer Hill Anglican Church
Corner of Smith and Henson Street, Summer Hill, Sydney
Upper Meeting Room
Program: Accordance Basics

Although the seminar is free, we do ask that you register ahead of time at [email protected] or check out our Seminars and Shows page for more information!

 

 

 

Jul 13, 2017 Richard Mansfield

UPDATE! Accordance 12.1.1 for Windows & Macintosh

12.1.1 update Fire up Accordance App Update—version 12.1.1 is now available! Although this update is mainly bug fixes, there are a few other goodies you will want to check out. In this update you’ll discover improvements to the Atlas, Timeline, Find/Replace, and many bug fixes.

Select App Update from the Utilities menu (Windows) or the Accordance menu (Mac) to update. Keep reading to find out about changes in Accordance 12.1.1!

Expanded Location URL Capabilities

Have you discovered Accordance Location URLs yet? Select any text and from the contextual menu, choose Copy As: Location URL. Send that link to a fellow Accordance user or even save it in your notes. Whenever that link is clicked on, Accordance will open that resource to the exact spot where you first selected the text.

Of course, Accordance Location URLs aren’t new. However, in v. 12.1.1, we’ve expanded them to include items on the Accordance Atlas and Timeline. Now you can share specific items from the Atlas or Timeline with other Accordance users who have these tools in their Accordance Libraries.

Other Improvements

Here are some other changes you’ll find in this update:

  • Added Copy as Search URL to the contextual menu for the Map and Timeline, when selecting an item.
  • Changed Bold, Italic, and Underline logic to more cleanly apply to multiple styles.
  • Improved the Spell Check dialog interface [Mac only].
  • Added ⌘E (Mac)/Ctrl+E (Win) and ⌘G/Ctrl+G (Win) to populate the Find box and Find Next, respectively, in edit windows (Papers, User Notes, User Tools).
  • Added the Short Title to the Library's export of bibliographic data to .ris.
  • Added a warning when reverting a Paper version if there are other instances of that Paper open.
  • Removed default shortcut of ⌘I (Mac)/Ctrl+I (Win) to tile windows.
  • Accordance website links are now https instead of http.
  • Lots of bug fixes!

And the Rest...

For a complete list of improvements, including details about bug fixes, see our New Features since 12.0 page. You can also access Accordance 12.1.1 Help online at these Windows and Macintosh links.

 

Jul 13, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Instalando Accordance - Computadora Mac/PC

En este video veremos cómo instalar Accordance en su computadora Mac o PC.

[In this video we will see how to install Accordance on your Mac or PC computer.]

 

Jul 12, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Endorsement: Roy E. Gane

Dr. Roy E. Gane is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages in the Old Testament Department and Director of the Ph.D./Th.D. and M.Th. Programs at the Theological Seminary of Andrews University. Hear Dr. Gane describe his use of Accordance Bible Software for both classroom and personal use. He calls Accordance "the most indispensable tool for everything I do." Regarding other Bible software platforms, Dr. Gane says, "There is no comparison for how intuitive Accordance Bible Software is." Also, don't miss Dr. Gane's praise of the new ETCBC Syntax for the Hebrew Bible in Accordance. You can't miss Dr. Gane's excitement about Accordance. He says that he would never consider doing any serious Bible study without it, and he says that "Every serious student of the Bible--and even the non-serious ones--should get Accordance!"