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Jul 28, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

July Jamboree: 8 Days of Hot Deals!

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Get ready for the Accordance July Jamboree! The summer sun is beating down, but we’re not letting it get to us. Instead, we’re going to transfer that heat into 8 Days of Hot Deals for YOU. Beginning at midnight EDT each sale night, we’re melting away the prices on a handful of popular Accordance titles, but each sale will only last for 48 hours before the next one begins. That means four sales over eight days. You will definitely want to check back here every couple of days to see what’s on sale next!



Only 2 Days of Hot Deals remain for the Accordance July Jamboree but we promise to jam this jamboree with discounts of up to 80% off -- but only good for the next 48 hours! The 43-volume Interpretation Commentary is beloved by pastors everywhere! You don’t have it? Here’s your chance! The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia has been trusted in its various editions for over a century, and you can grab the original or revised edition at great discount. Finally, don’t miss out of the time-tested Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament. Although written over a century ago, most will agree it’s still incredibly relevant for insights into the Old Testament text. No personal Accordance Library is complete without it!

This sale is good through Saturday, July 29, 2017 (11:59 PM EDT)
and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


Interpreters Commentary 3D Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (43 Volumes)

Interpretation Commentary is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. It bridges the gap between critical and expository commentaries and combines exciting biblical scholarship with illuminating textual expositions. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

This product contains 43 volumes that cover the entire Old and New Testaments.

Interpretation Commentary (43 Volumes)
List Price $1,290
Regular Price $799
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ISBE Revised 3D The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Fully Revised) (4 volumes)

This set contains over 9,000 topics and 3,500 cross-references, including an article on every name of a person or place mentioned in the Bible. It also examines major Bible doctrines and gives opposing articles on controversial topics to ensure a rounded explanation and description. Hundreds of evangelical contributors from many fields of biblical research make this encyclopedia a well-rounded resource. The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Apocrypha and other extrabiblical resources are utilized and explained.

ISBE Revised (4 Volumes)
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ISBE International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Almost 10,000 entries in the illustrated encyclopedia cover every significant Bible subject, person, and place, along with the major doctrines of the Bible and the important details of Bible history, biography, customs, literature, art, and more. Nearly 200 internationally-distinguished scholars contributed to this classic reference tool.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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Keil & Delitzsch - 3D Commentary on the Old Testament
(Keil & Delitzsch) (10 volumes)

This classic commentary by renowned scholars C. F. Keil and F. Delitzsch examines historical and literary aspects of the biblical text. Often viewed as a standard of conservative OT interpretation, these are thorough (and sometimes technical) commentaries of each OT book.

A triumph of rigorous scholarship and sound theological judgement, Keil & Delitzsch remains one of the most popular Old Testament commentaries available. This commentary set includes a discussion of the nature of Old Testament literature, introduces each book of the Old Testament, and offers in-depth analyses of the Hebrew text.

Commentary on the Old Testament (Keil & Delitzsch) (10 volumes)
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Jul 25, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Back to School Checklist

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Do you have your Back to School Checklist ready yet? Lexicons? Check! SBL Handbook of Style? Check! Göttingen Septuagint? Check! We’ve got discounts on these titles and more to help you check all your boxes as you prepare for the next semester. Plus, don’t forget our Collections sale only lasts for one more week. Regardless of the size of your personal Accordance Library, this is your opportunity to LEVEL UP your Accordance resources at terrific discounts!

Special sale prices on the products featured beloware good through July 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT and cannot be combined with other discounts.


Accordance Collections and Custom Upgrades

Accordance equips you with cutting-edge original language tools, interactive 3D maps, a dynamic interlinear, drag-and-drop graphical searching, and a host of other tools designed to take your Bible study to the next level. All of these tools come packaged in a clean and simple lightning-fast interface that can be customized to complement your Bible study objectives.

"I think people seeking an intuitive way to explore the Bible in its original languages will find Accordance very accessible and useful." - Chris Lim

"Every task that I did with Accordance 12 was fast. Many times I’ve done a search and waited for the screen to change to show me the results only to realize that it had already changed. Accordance is the fastest Bible app that I’ve used...." - Randy Brown

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Back-to-School Checklist

BDAG HALOT

BDAG and HALOT Add-on Bundle

A special bundle of the third edition of the Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament edited by Fredrick William Danker (BDAG) and the Koehler-Baumgartner Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon (HALOT). This combination of our top lexicons for Greek and Hebrew provides the best resources at an attractive price.

List Price $463
Regular Price $299
Sale Price $249

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BDAG

Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG)

The long-awaited third edition of the Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament edited by Fredrick William Danker, needs no introduction as it is the standard lexicon for Greek New Testament studies.

Regular Price $159
Sale Price $129

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HALOT

The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT)

The standard modern English dictionary for Biblical Hebrew is based on the third edition of the Lexicon of Koehler and Baumgartner, widely acclaimed as the most up-to-date complete dictionary for the Old Testament and related literature.

List Price $299
Regular Price $199
Sale Price $149

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LSJ

Liddell & Scott's Greek-English Lexicon (LSJ) (Complete 9th Edition)

Liddell & Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon (Liddell-Scott-Jones or LSJ) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date ancient Greek dictionary in the world. Used by every student of ancient Greek in the English-speaking world, the dictionary covers every surviving ancient Greek author and text discovered up to 1940, from the Pre-Classical Greek of Homer and Hesiod to Classical Greek to the Hellenistic Period, including the Greek Old and New Testaments.

Regular Price $129
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Liddell & Scott

An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon (Liddell & Scott)

This module is an intermediate abridgement of the Liddell & Scott’s Complete Greek Lexicon (LSJ) and covers Classical and Patristic Greek as well as Biblical Greek.

Regular Price $59.90
Sale Price $35.90

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LXXG

LXX Göttingen: Big 18 Bundle (33 Books w/Apparatus)

The Göttingen Septuagint (Vetus Testamentum Graecum: Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum) is a major critical version, comprising multiple volumes published from 1931 to the present and not yet complete. Its critical apparatus presents variant Septuagint readings and variants from other Greek versions.

This product includes the grammatically tagged critical text of 18 volumes together with the accompanying apparatus.

List Price $1059
Regular Price $799
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LXXG

LXX Göttingen w/Apparatus Pentateuch

This module includes the grammatically tagged critical text of entire LXX Pentateuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy) together with the apparatus.

This product is available in two formats: 1) a bundle of 5 modules or 2) one combined module containing all 5 books.

Bundle:
List Price $374
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Combined module:
List Price $374
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Tov-TCH

Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (3rd Edition) (Tov)

Since its initial publication, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible has established itself as the indispensable authoritative textbook and reference on the subject. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Emanuel Tov has incorporated the insights of the last ten years of scholarship, including new perspectives on the biblical texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls, all of which have now been published.

Regular Price $89.90
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Tov-TCULXX

Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research (Tov)

This handbook provides a practical guide for the student and scholar alike who wishes to use the Septuagint (LXX) in the text-critical analysis of the Hebrew Bible. It does not serve as another theoretical introduction to the LXX, but it provides all the practical background information needed for the integration of the LXX in biblical studies.

Regular Price $42.90
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UBS Handbook

UBS Translator's Handbooks - New Testament (20 Volumes)

The handbooks in the UBS Handbook Series are detailed commentaries providing valuable exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the books of the Bible. They are prepared primarily to assist practicing Bible translators as they carry out the important task of putting God’s Word into the many languages spoken in the world today. The text is discussed verse by verse and is accompanied by running text in at least one modern English translation.

Regular Price $199
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SBL Handbook

SBL Handbook of Style (Second Edition)

The long-awaited second edition of the essential style manual for writing and publishing in biblical studies and related fields includes key style changes, updated and expanded abbreviation and spelling-sample lists, a list of archaeological site names, material on qur’anic sources, detailed information on citing electronic sources, and expanded guidelines for the transliteration and transcription of seventeen ancient languages.

Regular Price $39.90
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Jul 20, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Endorsement: Jim Meek

New Testament scholar Jim Meek has held many roles, including the role of dean 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!"


 

Jul 10, 2017 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible

Brazos TCB-22_120 Biblical Studies vs. Theology. This was the conflict I was introduced to in seminary. I’m not certain how my professors got along in the faculty lounge, but there was always a subtle rivalry between the departments. My Old and New Testament professors suggested—albeit subtly—that theology, as a discipline (if there even was such a thing), was bogged down by centuries of dogma and disputes that obscured the "true" meaning of the Scriptures. All one really needed was the simple biblical text and nothing else. On the other hand, my theology professors insinuated that spending all one’s time in the Greek and Hebrew with concentration on syntax, textual criticism, and the like was woefully inadequate for understanding the biblical message. Honestly, I can't remember any attempt to bridge this gap in approaches to understanding the Bible.

In those formative years, my biblical profs held sway over me, and I developed a distrust for theology in comparison with biblical studies. I admit that I am sometimes still skeptical of systematic theology in particular, but I have grown to appreciate theology in general, especially when presented from a historical perspective.

This division in the disciplines was part of the prompting for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, which we are releasing today for the Accordance Bible Software Library. This recent series, still in process, seeks to recapture the role of dogma in understanding the Bible. In the series preface the writers draw upon the writings of the Early Church in their defense: “Irenaeus assumes that there is a body of apostolic doctrine sustained by a tradition of teaching in the church. This doctrine provides the clarifying principles that guide exegetical judgment toward a coherent overall reading of Scripture as a unified witness.” Further, writes series editor, R. R. Reno, “This series of biblical commentaries was born out of the conviction that dogma clarifies rather than obscures.”

Brazos Theological Commentary

Click/tap the image above for a larger view of Robert W. Jensen's Ezekiel volume of the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. NIV text available separately.

Unlike many commentary series, the Brazos Theological Commentary is written by theologians rather than biblical scholars in the traditional sense. The guiding theological framework for the perspective of the series is the Nicene Creed, which is arguably the most important doctrinal statement in the history of the church. Individual writers are not held to any particular translation to use as the base for the commentary, and they are not even restricted to format. Some commentators may write verse by verse, while others focus more on a passage at a time. The outlook of the series is purposefully ecumenical in scope. Thus, the Brazos series results in a very eclectic, but extremely readable exposition of the Scriptures.

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Click/tap the image above for a larger view of Jaroslav Pelikan's introduction to Acts in the Brazos Theological Commentary.

Consider this excerpt on Matthew 4 from well-known theologian Stanley Hauerwas. Note his use of biblical content, theology, and historical insight—all intertwined into a cohesive explorationof the temptation of Jesus:

The devil, therefore, thinking that Jesus’s fast might have weakened him, approaches Jesus just as he had approached Eve. Eating may be the devil’s first line of attack because eating gets to the heart of our dependency—a dependency we try to deny. He initiates a conversation with Jesus, as he had Eve, with what seems to be an innocent remark, but a remark designed to create doubt: “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden?’” (Gen. 3:1). “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread” (Matt. 4:3). The trick, of course, that Eve did not recognize is to try to answer the devil on the devil’s own terms. Bonhoeffer observes that Eve’s disobedience began as soon as she assumed that she could answer the serpent’s question on God’s behalf, for the question was designed to suggest that she and Adam could go behind the word of God and establish for themselves what the word entailed. In short, the devil’s question invited them to assume that they were equal with God. Bonhoeffer notes, therefore, that the serpent is a representative of religion because his question is “religious,” assuming that the questioner knows more about God than can be known by a creature (1962, 66–69).

The devil exists as rage, but his rage does not cloud his cleverness. He is crafty. He therefore suggests to Jesus that, if he is the savior of Israel, he should then do what God had done for Israel in the wilderness, that is, provide food. Jesus, who will feed thousands with a few loaves of bread and a small number of fish, could turn the stones into bread. But Jesus refuses, quoting Deut. 8:3, which tells the story of how God had humbled Israel by letting her go hungry before sending manna. God says, I fed “you with manna, with which neither you nor your ancestors were acquainted, in order to make you understand that one does not live by bread alone, but by the very word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.” God is indeed in the business of providing food, but Jesus rejects Satan’s proposal because Satan would have us believe that food and the word of God can be separated.

Christians believe that Jesus is the word that we now eat in his very body and blood in the Eucharist. But that gift, like the gift of manna to Israel, makes us vulnerable to the same temptations that the devil used to encourage Israel to abandon God’s law, to tempt Jesus, and to make the church unfaithful. The very people whom God has gifted with his body to be his witness for all people are constantly tempted to betray that which has been given them. We become, like the Pharisees, scribes, and Sadducees, leaders who assume that our task is to protect “the people” from the demands of the gospel. We simply do not believe that God’s word, God’s love, can sustain us.

Slowly over the years, I’ve been able to conclude that biblical studies should not and cannot be divorced from theology. The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible should not be seen as a replacement to more traditional biblical commentaries, but I would recommend this series as a necessary addition to them.

Brazos Theological Commentary (22 Volumes)
Regular Price $715

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Jun 30, 2017 Ricardo Yaka

Instalando Accordance - iOS (Installing Accordance - iOS)

En este video veremos cómo instalar Accordance en un dispositivo iOS.

[In this video we will see how to install Accordance on an iOS device.]

 

Jun 28, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Info Pane Improvements (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #155)

Introduced in Accordance 11, the Info Pane has quickly become one of Accordance's favorite features. This podcast covers all the many improvements to it (additional categories and features) since its initial release, including those in Accordance 12. Join Dr. J as he covers all the time-saving tips for using this amazing feature.

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