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Oct 26, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

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Adam Howell


Adam Howell writes: "I love using Accordance in the classroom! I used it tremendously throughout my PhD program. My dissertation topic was in the Aramaic Targums, and you guys have the most extensive targumic collection that I’m aware of, especially with the Neofiti marginal notes. Thanks for all the work you do, and I’ll continue to promote Accordance to my students!"

Below: Adam shows accents to his Hebrew 1 students at Boyce College. "I'm thankful for Accordance--and classroom projectors!"

Adam Howell in the classroom showing Hebrew accents in Genesis 1


Adam Howell is Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, The College at Southern




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Oct 25, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

October Treats


Our Best Pricing Ever on Outstanding Study Resources!

You won't want to miss this! We are offering our lowest prices ever on some of the best-known and most highly recommended study tools available for biblical studies. Now is the time to treat yourself to some sweet deals!

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts and will end on Monday, October 31, 2016 (11:59 pm EDT).

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Baker's Handbook Series Combo

These are some of the best handbooks ever assembled that cover the entire Old Testament. In this series you get a wealth of critical information, commentary notes, and more, that will all synchronize in Accordance with any translation of the Bible.

Baker Publishing's goal for this handbook series is to provide valuable resources that will help pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and Bible study leaders better understand the overall flow of each book of the Old Testament. This set includes:

  • Handbook on the Pentateuch 2nd Edition (Hamilton)
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The Reformation Commentary on Scripture follows an ancient practice of biblical commentary, in which scriptural texts are explained by groupings of passages collected from the authoritative insights of the church's great exegetes. Each volume consists of the collected comments and wisdom of the Reformers collated around the text of the Bible. Here is a unique tool for the spiritual and theological reading of Scripture and a vital help for teaching and preaching.


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Oct 21, 2016 David Sanford

“Support Is Excellent”

[Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the fifth in that series.]

When I saw this tweet earlier today, I had to smile:

Thanks for great support






Father Adrián says exactly what I have been saying for weeks. When I have a question about something in Accordance, I often find the answer intuitively. If not, I have a wealth of Help options and links. Help options - screenshot

What’s more, if I do ask a question, someone on Accordance’s support team answers me quickly, courteously, concisely, and correctly. Every time! On the phone, there’s rarely any wait time. Via email, I have the answer back within minutes.

Where else in the world do you get such great customer service? In Anaheim, California and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, home to Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Add Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and Disney’s famed resorts employ more than 180,000 people.

Each person is hired with the belief that he or she has “the Disney magic.” If they ever lose that magic, a supervisor will inform the employee, who is assisted in finding new employment elsewhere. Why? Because “the magic” is the #1 prerequisite for working for Disney.

What is that “magic”? It’s a wonderful blend of optimism, discipline, good humor, joyfulness, and a genuine love for serving others.

True, Accordance is not in the entertainment business. Far from it! Then again, our support team truly loves serving you, our valued customers.

So, please, let us know how we're doing. If you're not feeling the magic, tell us right away. If you're happy, well, we'll be glad to hear that too!


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Oct 20, 2016 David Lang

Accordance 12 Sneak Peek #2: Switch to Related Tools

Accordance 12 is coming, and in this series of posts, we're offering some sneak peeks at the new features that are just around the corner. We're admittedly starting with the little things, and saving the big new features until we get closer to release. In our first sneak peek, we looked at some of the new ways you'll be able to search your Accordance Library. Today, we'll look at a simple change which brings back an old Accordance convenience. Check out the video to see what I mean.

So, besides the tool selection menu, did you notice anything else that looks different?

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Oct 19, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

Robinson Endorsement

Rev. Garet D Robinson, PhD, University Baptist Church, Houston, Texas Over the past six years, I've been using Accordance Bible Software as the primary platform for my biblical studies and primary text research for both pastoral ministry and academic research.

There is no better program than Accordance for both of these areas. Having a powerful search engine developed around working in primary texts means Accordance is the leading edge software for anyone looking to dig deep in textual studies. Coupling these textual resources with tools such as the Comprehensive Cross-Reference system, leading Greek and Hebrew lexicons, Thompson Chain Reference, and an assortment of quality commentaries allows for deep research in a short amount of time relative to what it might have taken ten or fifteen years ago.

Accordance also helped me during my dissertation work as I looked into early church ecclesiology. Using modules such as the complete Apostolic Fathers in Greek and English, along with early Church Apologists, Schaff's entire Church Fathers (Ante-Nicene and Post-Nicene), and Apocryphal Gospels allowed me to accomplish deep research which would have taken weeks or months in a matter of minutes and hours. Being able to look across thousands of pages of primary source material, searching for specific words and phrases in the content, allowed for my research to reach farther into the text faster than by older means. Having texts in the original languages that were tagged as well as hyperlinked tools made it possible to complete major research easily and without having to leave the comfort of my home study. With the integration of tools across multiple modules, all managed by the user-friendly layout of the program, Accordance has put together a scalable system that provides the best in class resources for the pastor and scholar alike.

I heartily recommend Accordance Bible Software to parishioners and budding pastor-theologians on a regular basis. This is the best program you can find for serious textual studies of the Bible and literature from antiquity.

Thank you for the opportunity to recommend this program, which was easy to do because it is the best program I've found for my pastoral and academic needs. You all are helping advance the Kingdom and so many of us are thankful for you!

Grace and peace to you,

Rev. Garet D Robinson, PhD, University Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

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Oct 18, 2016

Sale: Mobile Modules

Mobile Modules

Save 50% on NIGTC and up to 30% on Modules Perfect for Mobiles

Version 2.4 of our Mobile app now has full support for devotional and daily readings, including those on a liturgical calendar. How convenient to have your daily reading pop-up instantly on your iPhone or iPad! We took this opportunity to offer up to 30% savings on modules we think will be perfect on your mobile, as well as on your laptop or desktop. Check them out.

We’re also announcing Richard Longenecker’s 2016 commentary on Romans in the NIGTC series, with introductory pricing all round.

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts and will end on Monday, October 24, 2016 (11:59 pm EDT).

NIGTC adds Romans: Introductory Offer, Save 50% off Print/List Prices

Earlier this year the acclaimed New International Greek Testament Commentary series published Richard Longenecker’s volume on Romans, and we are thrilled to add it to our set. “All the virtues of Longenecker’s work are evident here: in-depth exegesis, careful evaluation of the literary and historical setting of the letter, and consideration of the letter’s message for readers today.”



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Oct 17, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

NIGTC Adds Romans

NIGTC The acclaimed New International Greek Testament Commentary series has published Richard Longenecker’s volume on Romans, and we are thrilled to add it to our set. Why? Here are half a dozen compelling reasons (not in order of priority).

1. Summary by Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“This highly anticipated commentary on the Greek text of Romans by veteran New Testament scholar Richard Longenecker provides solid scholarship and innovative solutions to long-standing interpretive problems. Critical, exegetical, and constructive, yet pastoral in its application, Longenecker’s monumental work on Romans sets a course for the future that will promote a better understanding of this most famous of Paul’s letters and a more relevant contextualization of its message.”

2. Review by Thomas R. Schreiner, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Paul’s letter to the Romans is like Mount Everest in its grandeur and beauty. How fitting it is, then, for one of the deans of New Testament scholarship, Richard Longenecker, to present his interpretation of the letter in this magisterial commentary. All the virtues of Longenecker’s work are evident here: in-depth exegesis, careful evaluation of the literary and historical setting of the letter, and consideration of the letter’s message for readers today. Interpreters of Romans are indebted to Longenecker and will want to consult his work regularly.”

3. Review by Susan Eastman, Duke Divinity School

“With characteristic care, thoroughness, and insight, Richard Longenecker delivers what he promises: appreciative interaction with the interpretation of Romans over the centuries; critical, exegetical, and pastorally sensitive analysis of the text; and contextual reflections on this most influential of Paul’s letters in contemporary terms. All serious students of Paul would do well to read this commentary; it will become a standard resource and guide for many years to come.”

4. Review by Frank J. Matera, Catholic University of America

“In every generation two or three commentaries on Romans appear that define the discussion for years to come. This commentary by Richard Longenecker is just such a work. It is clearly and judiciously written and comprehensive in scope. In addition to dealing with all of the relevant ancient and modern literature on Romans, it provides a close reading of the Greek text without losing the reader’s attention. Most importantly, it highlights the theological content and continuing importance of Romans for the church today. I enthusiastically recommend Longenecker’s work for those who want to engage Romans seriously on an exegetical and theological level.”

5. The Author, Richard N. Longenecker, Wycliffe College

Richard N. Longenecker is professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. His many other books include The Christology of Early Jewish Christianity, New Testament Social Ethics for Today, and Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter, which was published in anticipation of this new volume.

6. The Writing Itself

As the screenshot below suggested, Longenecker’s writing marshalls a million facts across 1,208 pages in an immensely well-informed and readable manner. Everything is here for scholar and student, for pastor and lay leader. Highly recommended.

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Oct 17, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

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Oct 14, 2016 David Sanford

A Plethora of Training Opportunities

[Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the third in that series.]

Squared Accordance 11 logo When I installed Accordance 11 Essential Collection, I decided to try an experiment. I’m not a techie. Still, I wanted to find out how well and how quickly I could learn to use it on my own. Scary? Actually not. Here’s why…

First, it was easy to make the purchase.

Second, it was smooth to download and install.

Third, it was simply brilliant to use!

Fourth, each time I had a question about how to do something, I intuitively found the answer most of the time.

Fifth, I found answers to two questions by sending a quick query to customer service and support (more on them in a future post).

Sixth, I found the answer to another question by checking on the Accordance website.

Training seminar Seventh, while on the website, I discovered a plethora of training opportunities.

Why training?

I’m loving Accordance, but I have this nagging feeling that I’m not using it to my full potential, let alone to its potential!

The free training opportunities Accordance offers all users include:

  1. “Basics 1” online interactive training (take it and earn $10!)
  2. Many other interactive training webinars with Accordance staff
  3. “Lighting the Lamp” video podcasts by Accordance’s own Dr. J.
  4. One-day live (and lively!) seminars at conferences, colleges, etc.

Other free training resources include:

  1. Blog (for everyone from  veterans to newbies like me)
  2. Newsletter (free upgrades, new products, etc.)
  3. Documentation (user’s manual, fonts, etc.)
  4. Articles (English, Greek, Hebrew, graphics)
  5. Forums (hosted by Accordance)
  6. FAQs (8 search categories)
  7. Help (Mac, Windows, mobile)

A plethora of training opportunities, indeed!

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Oct 13, 2016 David Lang

Accordance 12 Sneak Peek #1: New Library Searches

Pssssttt! I'm going to let you in on a little secret. We've been hard at work on Accordance 12, a major upgrade to the Accordance application with a host of new features you'll soon be wondering how you ever got along without. We're not ready to tell you about the big stuff just yet, but here's a sneak peek at one of the many minor enhancements you can look forward to in version 12.


New Library Search Categories

The Accordance Library currently lets you search by various kinds of titles, by author, and by publisher. That's a great start, but Accordance 12 will offer three new ways to interact with the books in your Library.

Accordance 12: Search Library by Tags The first is Tags. When we develop Accordance books, we assign them certain identifying "tags." For example, we might tag them with denominational information, such as "Catholic" or "Lutheran." Or we might tag them according to their intended audiences or uses, such as "Pastoral" or "Critical." Or we might tag them according to the subjects they cover, such as "Archaeology" or "Theology." In Accordance 12, you will now be able to search your library for those tags to find appropriate books.

In addition to Tags, you can also search the Texts and Tools in your library by the Books they contain.

For example, let's say you want to know which Texts in your library contain the Sibylline Oracles. Choose "Books: Texts" as your Library search category and then type "sib" in the search bar. You'll immediately find all your Pseudepigrapha modules.

Accordance 12: Search Library for Texts with Certain Books


Now, let's say you want to find all of your Tools that deal with a particular book. For example, you might want to find all commentaries which cover a small book like Obadiah, or an apocryphal book like 1 Maccabees. Just choose "Books: Tools" and enter the book you're looking for.

Accordance 12: Search Library for Tools with Certain Books


Of course, you can always leave your Library search set to "Any Category" and these new search categories will be included in the search.

These new Library search categories will make it even easier to sort through your library to find the resources you need. And this is just one of the new features you have to look forward to in Accordance 12!

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