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Oct 16, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Toolbox Resources -- Clergy Appreciation Month

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Clergy Appreciation Month continues with Accordance Toolbox Resources! Exegesis—that is, interpreting and explaining the Bible—is a primary task of any pastor, priest, or rabbi. This week we slashed prices on a number of stellar exegetical tools that will help you communicate the message of Scripture! Save up to 61% off regular prices in yet another incredible publisher’s special from Zondervan. Grab introductory pricing on the Life Essentials Study Bible notes, just released for the Accordance Library. And be certain to check out other weekly specials on essential exegetical Toolbox Resources with savings up to 76%!

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. Sale prices on all products end Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.


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Life Essentials Study Bible Notes

In the Life Essentials Study Bible notes, renowned Bible teacher Gene Getz complements the full text of the Bible by elaborating on 1,500 principles in Scripture that are as relevant today as when the 66 books of the Bible were written. Distilling these truths into principles, Getz helps the reader more easily remember and effectively apply the Bible's wisdom to everyday life. He explains how each of these principles represents a “supracultural” truth—one that can and should be applied at any moment in history and in every cultural situation.

In addition, the Life Essentials Study Bible was created with an integrated digital study system, incorporating a video segment with each of the 1,500 principles. When studying these notes in Accordance 12, the internal web browser launches allowing you to access more than 250 hours of free online coaching content led by Getz in parallel with the Life Essentials Study Bible notes. These notes can be paired with any Bible text or translation you own in Accordance or can be read by themselves.

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Life Essentials Study Bible Notes
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Zondervan Publisher Specials

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Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the OT/NT Bundle (14 Volumes)

While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical languages, this series is accessible for all who want to understand and teach the Old and New Testament.

This bundle contains the 3-volume OT module and the 11-volume NT module.

Regular Price $509
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Bible Difficulties

Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties

This encyclopedia is intended for everyone, from scholars and students to laypersons--for all who are troubled by apparent contradictions in the Bible.

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Hardest Sermons

The Hardest Sermons That You'll Every Have to Preach

Cancer. Suicide. The death of a child. As much as we wish we could avoid tragedies like these, eventually they will strike your church community. When they do, pastors must be ready to offer help by communicating the life-changing message of the gospel in a way that offers hope, truth, and encouragement during these difficult circumstances.

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Art & Craft Preaching

Art & Craft of Biblical Preaching

Contributors include a virtual Who’s Who of preaching from a cross section of denominations and traditions, such as John Ortberg, Rick Warren, Warren Wiersbe, Alice Mathews, John Piper, Andy Stanley, and many others.

Regular Price $44.90
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Choosing to preach

Choosing to Preach

In this forward-looking textbook, Kenton Anderson delivers a strong call to current and future ministers to indeed choose to preach biblical sermons, despite the obstacles to doing so. While preaching itself is non-negotiable, the exact form it takes can be much more flexible, allowing people to hear from God as they hear his Word preached.

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First-Person Preaching

Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching

Sermons delivered in the first-person point of view can weave the power of story and drama into the biblical teaching, making familiar---and not-so-familiar---characters and situations come to life. This book helps students and pastors understand how first-person sermons can be preached with biblical integrity

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Preaching and Preachers

Preaching and Preachers

Based on a series of lectures originally given by Lloyd-Jones to the students of Westminster Theological Seminary in the spring of 1969, this collection of essays on the essence of powerful preaching has become a modern classic.

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Parade of Faith

Parade of Faith: A Biographical History of the Christian Church

Through this lively narrative of church history, readers will discover that the story of Christianity is an exhilarating adventure. Ruth Tucker’s engaging writing style, informative historical overview, and selection of colorful characters are sure to attract and fascinate students and lay learners alike.

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Other Toolbox Resources

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Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (9 Volumes)

The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT) closes the gap between the Greek text and the available lexical and grammatical tools, providing all the necessary information for greater understanding of the text. The series makes interpreting any given New Testament book easier, especially for those who are hard pressed for time but want to preach or teach with accuracy and authority.

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Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament (3 Volumes)

This monumental work by an ecumenical group of scholars is first of all a complete English dictionary of New Testament Greek. Going beyond that, however EDNT also serves as a guide to the usage of every New Testament word in its various contexts, and it makes a significant contribution to New Testament exegesis and theology.

Regular Price $149
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Apollos Old Testament Commentary (10 Volumes)

The Apollos Old Testament Commentary (AOTC) aims to take with equal seriousness the divine and human aspects of Scripture. It expounds the books of the Old Testament in a scholarly manner accessible to non-experts, and it shows the relevance of the Old Testament to modern readers.

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Individual volumes available at 20% off regular price:

  • Exodus by T. Desmond Alexander (2017)
    (Regular Price $39.90; Sale Price $31.90)
  • Leviticus by Nobuyoshi Kiuchi (2007)
    (Regular Price $39.90; Sale Price $31.90)
  • Deuteronomy by J. G. McConville (2002)
    (Regular Price $39.90; Sale Price $31.90)
  • Joshua by Pekka M.A. Pitkänen (2010)
    (Regular Price $39.90; Sale Price $31.90)
  • Ruth by L. Daniel Hawk (2015)
    (Regular Price $24.90; Sale Price $19.90)
  • 1 & 2 Samuel by David G. Firth (2009)
    (Regular Price $44.90; Sale Price $35.90)
  • 1 & 2 Kings by Lissa M. Wray Beal (2014)
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  • Ecclesiastes & The Song of Songs by Daniel C. Fredericks and Daniel J. Estes (2010)
    (Regular Price $39.90; Sale Price $31.90)
  • Daniel by Ernest Lucas (2002)
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  • Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi by Anthony R. Petterson (2015)
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The John Phillips OT / NT Exploring Commentaries (27 Volumes)

Explore the Bible in greater depth. This set of commentaries includes the complete New Testament as well as Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Song, Daniel, and the Minor Prophets.

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The Pulpit Commentary (22 Volumes)

One of the largest homiletical commentary sets of its kind, this work gives a verse-by-verse exposition, a translation, and historical and geographical information, followed by the homiletics section.

This series covers the entire OT and NT.

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Oct 15, 2018 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Life Essentials Study Bible notes

Life Essentials SB_120 Dr. Gene Getz has lived a life dedicated to teaching the Bible. With degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton Graduate School, and New York University, Dr. Getz taught at both Moody and Dallas Theological Seminary before becoming a church planter. He is known for his Bible teaching ministry through dozens of books, radio programs, conference speaking, and church ministry.

With The Life Essentials Study Bible notes, you can now access the teaching of Gene Getz right from Accordance! This unique set of study notes brings together a lifetime of Getz’s emphasis on “supracultural” principles of the Bible—that is, those biblical principles that surpass culture and apply to all people in all times.

The Life Essentials Study Bible is the next best thing to “being there” for Dr. Getz’s teaching. In these notes, he covers the entire Bible in 1500 unique sections. Each one contains “A Principle to Live By” along with detailed commentary. However, the best part is the video link with each section—yes, that’s 1500 unique videos comprising over 250 hours of total instruction!—that delivers Gene Getz teaching the Bible himself. Every study also includes a “Reflection and Response” section for personal reflection or discussion with a group.

Note: Video access in this product is not yet implemented in the Android app.

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Click/tap the image above for a larger view of The Life Essentials Study Bible notes in Accordance 12.

Want to study through a book of the Bible by yourself or in a group? The Life Essentials Study Bible has 59 text and video studies on Matthew, 12 for Philippians, 152 on the Book of Psalms and more for every other book of the Bible! Want to study a topic in the Bible? The “Principle Finder” section organizes all 1500 studies by subject. Each book of the Bible also contain an introduction and list of the Principles covered in the book by Dr. Getz.

The Life Essentials Study Bible was originally designed to complement the text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. However, in Accordance, you can pair these notes with any Bible text or translation you like. When studying these notes in Accordance 12, video links will launch the internal Accordance web browser so that you can see Dr. Getz’s teaching on a passage in parallel with the study itself. Note that while Accordance usually does not require an internet connection after content is downloaded, access to the videos will require internet access.

Discounted introductory pricing for The Life Essentials Study Bible notes is available for a limited time.

Life Essentials Study Bible
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Introductory price listed above is good through Monday, October 22, 2018 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

Oct 11, 2018 Ryan Mudge

Recent Accordance Training in the Philippines

Training in Philippines

Last week I had the pleasure of leading an Accordance Training Seminar at the Biblical Seminary of the Philippines. Over half of the students are Chinese, and most of these are from mainland China. My seminar was translated into Mandarin, as many of the students did not understand much English. They were incredibly encouraged to see the Chinese localized version of Accordance, including our Atlas and Timeline translated into Chinese and our Strong’s tagged Chinese Union Version. It was exciting to see their hunger for studying Scripture!

The president of BSOP is Dr. Joseph Shao, who happens to be an avid Accordance user. He told me how many of his students would be returning to China after graduation to teach and preach God’s Word. He was very thankful that they can take Accordance with them, providing them with key tools and resources for their ministries. It’s a great privilege to see Accordance spreading enthusiasm for the Scriptures all around the world!

 


The Biblical Seminary of the Philippines has posted a webpage with more photos of the recent Accordance Training, which can be viewed here. To see if there is an upcoming Accordance event in your area, please see our Seminars & Shows page.

 

 

Oct 9, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Toolbox Surprises -- Clergy Appreciation Month

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Clergy Appreciation Month continues, and we have FOUR Accordance Toolbox Surprises coming your way! Surprise #1: three new preaching titles from Langham Partnership—all with introductory discounted prices! Surprise #2: unbelievably-low publisher discounts from Zondervan and Thomas Nelson—up to 81% off! Surprise #3: discounts on favorite Accordance preaching titles! Surprise #4: one week left for 20% off on Accordance Clergy Gift Certificates. If those surprises aren’t enough to fill your Accordance Toolbox, we don’t know what is!

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts. Sale prices on all products end Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.


New Preaching Titles

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Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God (Mbewe)

Conrad Mbewe, pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, has been called “The African Spurgeon.” In Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God, Mbewe wants to move preaching beyond feel-good, motivational speeches and to proclamations that have life-changing impact on the lives of church members.

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Imaginative Preaching: Praying the Scriptures so God Can Speak through You (Geoff New)

Have you ever heard a sermon that was, frankly…boring? Have you ever delivered a boring sermon? Don't answer that! In Imaginative Preaching: Praying the Scriptures so God Can Speak through You, Geoff New invites us to employ two ancient practices of interaction with biblical texts, lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation. This is done not only to help the reader experience Scripture but also to create a more dynamic communication of it as well.

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Live, Listen, Tell: The Art of Preaching (Geoff New)

Also from Geoff New, Live, Listen, Tell: The Art of Preaching uses the disciples’ encounter with Jesus on the Road to Emaus in Luke 24 as a model for story-telling in preaching. This book builds on the methods of lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation that New introduced in Imaginative Preaching.

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Langham Preacing Bundle (3 Works)

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Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Surprises
Publisher's Specials!!

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The Preacher's Commentary (35 Volumes)

General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations.

The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the biblical translation of the Scripture to be exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.

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NIV Application Commentary (42 Volumes)

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable—but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together.

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NIVAC: OT / NT (42 Volumes)
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NIVAC: Old Testament
(22 Volumes)

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NIVAC: New Testament
(20 Volumes)

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NIV Application Commentary
Individual Volumes on Sale:

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1001 Illustrations That Connect

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1001 Quotations That Connect

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Other Great Toolbox Surprises

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The Preacher's Outline and Sermon Bible: Commentary and Outlines (44 Volumes)

The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible is a comprehensive resource that provides preachers and teachers with everything they need to prepare their messages. Each volume has commentary that provides important background information, thoughts for illustration, and other Scripture references. There are also discussion boxes that provide suggestions and information for deeper study. For pastors who are short on preparation time, but don't want to cut corners on the quality of preparation, this is an excellent resource. Covers the entire Old and New Testaments.

The Accordance edition of POSB contains separate modules for outlines and commentary. This allows both to be viewed side by side with one or more biblical texts in parallel panes or tab ties. An advantage over the print edition, the Accordance version of POSB has thousands of hyperlinks to Scripture between the outlines and commentary.

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Bible Speaks OTNT

The Bible Speaks Today Old & New Testaments (55 Volumes)

Edited by J.A. Motyer and the late John R. W. Stott, the Bible Speaks Today commentaries are characterized by what Stott called a "threefold ideal . . . to expound the biblical text with accuracy, to relate it to contemporary life, and to be readable." As such, each contributor in this series is both a noted scholar and a working pastor.

Bible Speaks Today: OT / NT (55 Volumes)
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Bible Speaks Today: OT
(33 Volumes)

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Bible Speaks Today: NT
(22 Volumes)

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Golden Nuggets Sermon Outlines (59 Volumes)

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Sermon Outline Series (3 Volumes)

Baker's Sermon Outline Series is a collection of over 1800 sermon outlines. It contains a significant amount of variety. Included are both expositional sermon outlines as well as topical. There are sermons for holidays and special occasions, as well as funerals.

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Preaching and Illustration Titles

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Preaching by Ear: Speaking God’s Truth from the Inside Out (McClellan, McClellan)

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

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Preaching Points: 55 Tips for Improving Your Pulpit Ministry (Gibson)

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Handfuls on Purpose

Handfuls on Purpose (12 Series)

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Spurgeon Sermon Collection (63 Volumes)

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Oct 8, 2018 Richard Mansfield

New Preaching Titles from Langham Partnership!

In 1969, John Stott began donating the proceeds from all of his books (which have sold millions of copies over the years and continue to sell well, even after his death), as well as honoraria from speaking engagements, to the Langham Partnership. Based on the reality that 61% of Christians live in the non-Western world, the Langham Partnership seeks to equip the “Majority World…for mission and and growing to maturity in Christ through the ministry of pastors who believe, teach and live by the Word of God.”

Langham Literature is the publishing arm of the Langham Partnership. This past Summer, we released for Accordance our first title by Langham, The Asia Bible Commentary. Today, we are releasing three new preaching titles from the Langham Partnership that you will want to add to your personal Accordance Library. Discounted introductory pricing is available for a limited time.

All three of these titles make for excellent reading on your favorite mobile device. They can be purchased individually or in a three-volume Langham Preaching Bundle.

Sale prices listed below are good through Monday, October 15, 2018 (11:59 PM EDT). Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Imaginative Preaching Imaginative Preaching

Have you ever heard a sermon that was, frankly…boring? Have you ever delivered a boring sermon? Don't answer that! In Imaginative Preaching: Praying the Scriptures so God Can Speak through You, Geoff New invites us to employ two ancient practices of interaction with biblical texts, lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation. This is done not only to help the reader experience Scripture but also to create a more dynamic communication of it as well.

From the publisher:

Imaginative Preaching - Android From generation-to-generation there has been an anguished cry from preachers about preaching – there is no imagination! The Scriptures present the wondrous hope and vision of “Kingdom Come” and yet contemporary preaching can often be mute and blind by comparison. This book explores what is possible when the Scripture to be preached is prayed through the agency of two ancient prayer disciplines: lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation. Through the experiences of eight vocational pastor-preachers this study tracks the difficulties, discoveries and delights as they commit to utilizing these prayer disciplines as part of their regular sermon preparation.

[Click/tap the image on right to see a larger view of New's Imaginative Preaching in Accordance Mobile for Android]

The reader will be orientated to what a biblical imagination entails and how praying the Scriptures affects the preacher, sermon and listener. Careful explanation of how to pray using lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation is included. This work is, in places, a raw examination of the forces that regularly conspire against the preacher as they endeavor to faithfully expound the Scriptures. The study is a rousing exclamation of the joy experienced when a preacher’s imagination and their preparation is formed by the Spirit, bringing the Scriptures to bear on all who speak and hear it.

Imaginative Preaching
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Live Listen Tell Live, Listen, Tell

Also from Geoff New, Live, Listen, Tell: The Art of Preaching uses the disciples’ encounter with Jesus on the Road to Emaus in Luke 24 as a model for story-telling in preaching. This book builds on the methods of lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation that New introduced in Imaginative Preaching.

From the publisher:

Live Listen Tell - iPad Live, Listen, Tell: The Art of Preaching will guide readers through the process of sermon preparation and hearing God through the Scriptures. By drawing on life and Scripture, especially the road to Emmaus narrative in Luke 24, the author illustrates that preachers are living a story, listening to a story and telling a story. This book encourages you to pay particular attention, through prayer, to the story to which you are listening. Geoff New shows how to prayerfully listen to the Scriptures in preaching preparation and how the fruit of this leads to a sermon – and impacts the way we live, listen and tell.

[Click/tap the image on right to see a larger view of New's Live, Listen, Tell in Accordance Mobile for iOS]

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Pastoral Preaching Pastoral Preaching

Conrad Mbewe, pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, has been called “The African Spurgeon.” In Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God, Mbewe wants to move preaching beyond feel-good, motivational speeches and to proclamations that have life-changing impact on the lives of church members.

From the publisher:

Pastoral Preaching Android Amazon Fire Church congregations are not being given a comprehensive, biblical understanding of the faith. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe tackles issues such as the content of pastoral preaching, how pastoral preaching relates to church life, finding the time to prepare pastoral sermons, and dealing with discouragement. Throughout the book, it is clear that the authors conviction is to see preachers grow strong churches, to build a people for God.

[Click/tap the image on right to see a larger view of Mbewe's Pastoral Preaching in Accordance Mobile for Android]

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Langham Preaching Bundle

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Sep 26, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Accordance Around the World

 

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As you probably know, Accordance Bible Software is used internationally by people from all walks of life who want to study and read the Bible. We have localized versions of Accordance in German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Chinese–Simplified with more on the way.

Did you know, though, we also have reviews and tutorials created by our users all over the world? Here are a sample of international Accordance discussions taking place all over the globe.

  • Wellington Casagrande has created an entire YouTube channel, Software Bíblico Accordance, with a growing number of Accordance how to videos in Portuguese.
  • Also in Portuguese, here’s a review of Accordance 12 Triple Discoverer Collection by Rafael Bampi de Oliveira in English as well as Portuguese.
  • Don’t miss an exhaustive review of Accordance 12 Triple Discoverer Collection by Grzegorz Olek in Polish. “Accordance surprises with its efficiency, beautiful graphics and photos, and adaptability to the preferences of the user.”
  • Attie Bogaards discusses Accordance as an alternative to BibleWorks in lieu of the latter company’s demise. Bogaards’ discussion is in both Afrikaans and English.

If you know anyone who speaks these languages who might benefit from reading or hearing any of the reviews and discussions above, please send them a link. And sometimes we might miss something, so if you hear about a review or video related to Accordance in another language, please let us know!

 

Sep 24, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Researching Cultural Background (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #173)

 

 

One of the hardest parts of studying the Bible is identifying important cultural background issues. Fortunately, Accordance offers a wide variety of resources dedicated to this subject—and an array of techniques to access them quickly and easily. Join Dr. J as he explains how to research cultural background information in Accordance.

Check out more episodes of the Lighting the Lamp podcast!

 

Sep 17, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

NEW! Wisdom Commentary Series from Liturgical Press

Wisdom Commentaruy Released today for the Accordance Bible Software Library, the Wisdom Commentary series (currently 16 completed volumes* of a projected 58) from Liturgical Press seeks to create greater participation in biblical studies discussions from the viewpoint of women, and specifically from a feminist perspective. The title of the commentary draws its name from “Woman Wisdom” personified especially in books of the Bible like Proverbs and the Wisdom of Solomon (from the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical books).

Although women’s/feminist issues are not the sole focus of the series, the goal is to produce a different viewpoint than what is often seen in other mainstream commentary series, which with a few exceptions are written and edited mostly by men. The Wisdom Commentary becomes “the first series to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible.” The scope of the series covers the Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox canons. The team of editors and writers are described as ecumenical and interreligious and “of many different religious traditions, of diverse ages, differing sexual identities, and varying cultural, racial, ethnic, and social contexts.”

In the Foreword, co-editor Athalya Brenner-Idan describes the distinction of the Wisdom Commentary in this way:

In my Jewish tradition, the main motivation for reciting the Haggadah, the ritual text recited yearly on Passover, the festival of liberation from bondage, is given as “And you shall tell your son” (from Exod 13:8). The knowledge and experience of past generations is thus transferred to the next, for constructing the present and the future. The ancient maxim is, literally, limited to a male audience. This series remolds the maxim into a new inclusive shape, which is of the utmost consequence: “And you shall tell your son” is extended to “And you shall tell your daughter [as well as your son].” Or, if you want, “Tell it on the mountain,” for all to hear.

The series is written with “clergy, teachers, ministers, and all serious students of the Bible” in mind. The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible forms the basis of the biblical text used in the Wisdom series.

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*Note: The volume on Leviticus is scheduled to be released in November and will be added to this product in a free future update.

Wisdom Commentary Series (16 Volumes)
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Save on Individual Volumes As Well!

As an additional introductory special, use coupon code Wisdom918 to get 25% off any individual volumes:

 

Sep 14, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

In Honor of CSNTM's 16th Anniversary

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CSNTM 16th Anniversary Sale – 33% Off

Sweet sixteen! Yesterday, September 13, 2018, was CSNTM's sixteenth anniversary. Back in 2002, their Executive Director, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, saw the potential of how digital photography and the internet could transform the way we study New Testament manuscripts—rapidly increasing our access to the physical materials of the Christian tradition. Now almost two decades later, this original vision has proven to be both timely and vital, and their commitment to it has only strengthened. As they move into their 17th year, they have a number of important projects underway that have us excited about what lies ahead for the preservation and study of the New Testament.

Sale price listed below is good through Monday, September 24, 2018 (11:59 PM EDT). Cannot be combined with any other discounts.


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Amazing New Testament Language Research Tool!

This group contains plates of the Major New Testament Codices from the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. The eight GNT Images modules include images of the following codex facsimiles: Alexandrinus (NT & 1-2 Clement), Sinaiticus (NT, LXX, and Epistle of Barnabas/Shepherd of Hermas), Vaticanus (pseudo-facsimile), Washingtonianus, and the original Codex 2882.

These enhanced hi-res images sync to the Bible text and scroll in parallel. Combined with our tagged uncial texts, the power of Accordance makes these NT codices an invaluable resource. Help us celebrate their 16th Anniversary!

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Greek MSS Images from the CSNTM
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Sep 13, 2018 Don Gillis

Adventist Materials in Accordance (Video)

 

Accordance Bible Software, in cooperation with Andrews University Press and the Ellen G. White Estate, is pleased to release additional modules of Adventist resources. In the following informal video, you will see ways in which Adventist materials within Accordance enhance and accelerate your study experience. Things that could not be done, or might have taken hours to do in print, can be done in seconds in Accordance! We are excited about the inclusion of these additional modules in Accordance and look forward to an even greater selection of Adventist titles in the future.