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Feb 20, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Enter an Exegetical Paradise with NEW Commentaries from SIL and Witherington

Exegetical Paradise

Sometimes you might feel like you’re lost in the wilderness when trying to keep straight the various insights and interpretations in all the Bible commentaries available today. If only there were a resource that summarized contemporary thought! Well, fortunately there is. The Exegetical Summary Series from SIL International offers a concise summary of translational issues as well as insights and positions from contemporary commentators. We have truly never seen anything like this series, and it’s available today with introductory pricing for the Accordance Digital Library. In addition, we’re releasing Ben Witherington’s volumes on Psalms and Isaiah covering “Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics.” Between the Exegetical Summary Series and Witherington’s commentaries, you’ll find yourself out of the wilderness and in an Exegetical Paradise!

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Each volume in the Exegetical Summaries series works through the original text phrase by phrase, providing English equivalents for all Hebrew and Greek words, making this an excellent reference for exegetes of all levels.

Various questions that arise during study of the text are stated and then answered by summarizing the ways several scholars have previously interpreted the text. This information should help translators or students in making their own exegetical decisions. As a basis for discussion, a semi-literal translation of the text is given. The first question to be answered is the meaning of key words in context. Information from standard lexicons is given and then translations of the word are cited from a dozen major Bible versions and from commentaries that offer their own translations of the text. Direct links from the SIL series to the resources in your Accordance Library make your study far easier and beneficial!

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

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

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Witherington's Commentaries on Exegesis, Intertextuality, Hermeneutics

Isaiah Old and New:
Exegesis, Intertextuality,
and Hermeneutics

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Psalms Old and New:
Exegesis, Intertextuality,
and Hermeneutics

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In this volume, author Ben Witherington, III offers pastors, teachers, and students an accessible commentary to Isaiah, as well as a reasoned consideration of how Isaiah was heard and read in early Christianity. By reading "forward and backward" Witherington advances the scholarly discussion of intertextuality and opens a new avenue for biblical theology.

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While historical context is all-important in understanding a good deal of Isaiah, more generic human context and experience are critical in understanding many of the Psalms. The Psalter is rather unique in the OT in its being a revelation of the human heart speaking to God poured out to God in sung prayer. Join the author as he works through the Psalms and their use in the NT.

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Feb 20, 2018 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Witherington's Psalms, Isaiah: Old & New

Witherington Isaiah and Psalms Why is New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III writing about Old Testament books?

A while back Witherington noticed that Isaiah and Psalms were quoted more in the New Testament than any other Old Testament writings—by a wide margin. There’s much to be said about his titles (and by the way, he wrote them in this order, and there’s a third volume on the Torah for later this year; so, I recommend reading the Isaiah volume first):

Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics

Psalms Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics

In these volumes, Witherington explores how Isaiah and Psalms were understood both in their original contexts, as well as in the time of the New Testament and by the Early Church. Many will especially appreciate Witherington’s treatment of both the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint (LXX) as a basis for understanding these texts. He not only goes to significant effort to demonstrate when a NT author is quoting one source vs. the other (though most are from the LXX, it is not the exclusive source), he also includes both the New International Version (representing the Hebrew Bible) and the New English Translation of the Septuagint side by side in his commentary sections.

Described as “reading forward and backward,” Witherington takes the issues relating to intertextuality seriously enough that these volumes can be considered neither New Testament nor Old Testament studies exclusively. Rather, they are both, with the respective Old Testament books as the central focus.

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Feb 20, 2018 Richard Mansfield

NEW! Exegetical Summary Series from SIL International

New for the Accordance Library:

EXEGETICAL SUMMARY SERIES
30 volumes from SIL International


I’ve always enjoyed referencing the kind of linguistic tools that don’t aim to be complete commentaries but rather provide grammatical and syntactical information not immediately apparent when looking at a verse in the Bible. Older works such as Wuest’s Word Studies from the Greek New Testament and Robertson’s Word Pictures in the New Testament fall into this category, though they both can be a bit dated in places these days. With greater brevity, a more recent work like The New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament is something I have found so useful that I put it at the top of my Commentaries folder in my Accordance Library. That way it’s always included in my Info Pane when I am studying a passage in the New Testament.

Released today for Accordance, the Exegetical Summary Series from SIL International is somewhat similar to the tools mentioned above; but at the same time, it delivers so much more. In fact, I’ve honestly never seen a reference work quite like the Exegetical Summary Series. And although it is designed primarily for translators, it is easily a reference work I could commend to students, pastors, and anyone translating, interpreting, and communicating the Bible’s message.

Let me come at this from a different angle—setting aside the linguistic aspects of the Exegetical Summary Series for a moment. Let me shift instead from language to interpretation. The Teacher said, “…be warned: there is no end to the making of many books” (Eccl 12:12, CSB). This admonition is certainly true of commentaries on the Bible. There always seems to be a new series in production bringing extremely valuable insights; but after a while, how can you keep them all straight? This is the other valuable service provided by the Exegetical Summary Series—a running distillation of the positions taken by modern commentators.

For example, let me offer the Exegetical Summary Series’ treatment of part of Matthew 18.

Discourse Units

SIL ESS Discourse Units Matt 18

At the beginning of each biblical chapter, you’ll find a section summarizing pericope divisions, or “Discourse Units.” So, for instance, the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, and the New International Commentary on the New Testament treat Matthew 18:1 – 19:2 as one unit. But the New American Commentary, the Word Biblical Commentary, and the Revised English Bible separate out Mathew 18:1-35. And so on. What you’ll notice in the screenshot example above is a very detailed summary of Discourse Units from both commentaries and translations of the Bible.

Translation

SIL ESS Matt 18.10 translation and lexicon

The Exegetical Summary Series includes its own semi-literal translation from the UBS Greek New Testament or BHS Hebrew Bible rather than starting with either original language text. The use of a translation opens this reference work up to those who have studied original languages as well as those who have not—or perhaps those who have become a bit rusty in their language work. This semi-literal translation is not one that will be useful for public reading, but it’s excellent for study. Words added for clarification are in parentheses, much like the use of italics in the KJV or NKJV. Translation of the second person pronoun you is distinguished between singular and plural use. Single words in the original text that require more than one word to accurately translate in English are represented by words joined together with hyphens. Original language words that have to be inserted into an English phrase joined by hyphens will have spaces around them.

Lexicon

Footnotes in the translation tie to the Lexicon section directly underneath. Most emphasized Greek or Hebrew words include references to their coverage in major lexicons. In the case of Matthew 18:10, the reader finds references to Louw & Nida’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains and the 1979 edition of A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (BAGD) by Bauer, Arndt, Gringrich, and Danker. In addition to the lexicons, the Exegetical Summary Series also provides a survey of how these words are treated in translations and commentaries.

When we began considering how to best incorporate the Exegetical Summary Series into Accordance, it seemed obvious that we would want to hyperlink as much as we could to resources available for the Accordance Library. So, if I hover over--or press and hold--on a linked reference, I see that content in Instant Details. If we do not have a reference work available for Accordance, the abbreviation is defined by its source information in Instant Details. And, of course, clicking on any of those hyperlinks will open that Bible translation or reference work to the appropriate entry or reference.

BAGD to BDAG

However, there was one major reference work used in the Lexicon section throughout the New Testament volumes that was never available in Accordance—the older BAGD lexicon. Although the most recently published volumes of the Exegetical Summary Series were released in 2015, and a number of volumes have already been revised, the first volume was released in 1989. More recent volumes have remained with this older lexicon for sake of consistency, rather than transitioning to the newer Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature—more commonly referred to by the rearranged initials of the editors as BDAG. So, what did we do to remedy this situation? We’ve hyperlinked the older BAGD references to the newer BDAG! Obviously, page and section numbers are ignored because these changed between the editions. However, the BAGD links will direct the reader to the equivalent entry word in the BDAG lexicon.

Questions

As far back as history records such things, reading the Bible has always led to both questions and disagreements about the answers to those questions. A good commentary will tackle various interpretations and disagreeing viewpoints, but with so many commentaries available today, how do you keep track of all the commentaries themselves?

SIL ESS Questions

Here is another place where the Exegetical Summary Series stands unique among biblical reference works. Following the Lexicon section, the reader will find a series of questions that can be asked of the Bible verse with a survey of answers from modern commentaries. Regarding Matt 18:10, the Exegetical Summary Series offers three questions with answers from commentaries. To me, the inclusion of these subjects as questions have almost a catechetical feel to them. At the same time, there’s also a rabbinic flavor to this section, especially as demonstrated in this third question which surveys different answers to the question of the identity of the little ones’ angels.

I might also mention that I looked at a number of “difficult” passages that often spur disagreement among Bible readers. I wanted to know if I could pick up on any bias one way or another on the part of the series editors. I could not. Different positions seem to be presented equally without suggestion of which one might be “correct.”

Is this series for me?

Although the Exegetical Summary Series has a specific target audience of Bible translators, this series will be useful to a much larger group than these. Students, especially those beginning language studies, will find the Lexicon sections invaluable. Pastors and anyone who regularly consults biblical commentaries will appreciate the summaries of interpretive positions found in the Question sections. And as already mentioned, this resource is purposefully designed to be accessed by those who have studied biblical languages and those who haven’t.

SIL ESS Library With well over half a million links, Accordance users will find that the Exegetical Summary Series is probably the most integrated reference work we have ever released. I recommend moving it to a top position in the Commentaries folder in your Accordance Library so as to get quick access to it from the Info Pane. One of the initial goals of our Info Pane, when it was released with Accordance 11, was to offer easy access to commentaries in an Accordance user's Library. However, the Exegetical Summary Series can practically serve as an “Info Pane within the Info Pane.”

When used by itself, the Exegetical Summary Series can be searched specifically by Reference, Titles, English Content, Scripture, Greek or Hebrew Content, Transliteration, Translation, Manuscripts, Bibliography, Authors or page numbers, thanks to the meticulous content tagging of our developers—something unparalleled on any other Bible software platform.

The Exegetical Summary Series contains 30 volumes, including all New Testament books except Acts and John 10-21, plus the Old Testament books of Joel and Malachi. Although I didn’t take the time to go into further details above, the series also includes introductions to biblical books that survey commentary positions as well as treatment of textual issues. For a limited time, Accordance users can add it to their personal libraries at introductory pricing.

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Feb 19, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Highlighting in Accordance Mobile for iOS

Discover three methods to highlight important text in Accordance Mobile for iOS.

Download Accordance Mobile to your iPhone or iPad from the App Store, or learn more details. Not an Accordance Mobile user yet? Explore the list of free modules available when you register!


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Feb 15, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Accordance Mobile in the Google Play Store

Accordance Mobile for Android smartphones and tablets is now available in the Google Play Store!

Get it on Google Play

Now you can download Accordance Mobile, as well as future updates, directly to any Android device with access to the Google Play Store. The app is a free download. New Accordance users can sign up for an account to receive a free introductory Collection of titles to start your personal Accordance Library.

Current Accordance users can log in to their accounts from within the app to download their personal library of Bibles and other reference works.

See our Accordance Mobile for Android page for more information and other ways to install our Android app.

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Feb 13, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Love & Lent

Lent

This week will mark the occasion of two seemingly different occasions in our calendar: Valentine’s Day and Lent. Despite the origins of Valentine’s Day as religious feast day, the culture has turned it into mostly a celebration of romantic love. While acknowledging the many varied meanings of our English word, love, we must acknowledge that we celebrate Lent out of a devotion and love for God and what He has done for us.

This week we are releasing a number of new Lenten devotions that you can use with Accordance during this time of yearly reflection; plus, we have discounted some of our previous Lenten readings as well. In keeping with the sentiment of the week, we also encourage you to share your love for Accordance with your friends and colleagues. Share this newsletter by forwarding it along. Or even better, share an English, Hebrew, or Greek Starter Collection as a lasting token of your affection.

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Secondly, the seven-volume preaching series focuses on the most prominent and preached-on New Testament books. It covers every single passage in the Gospels, making it a valuable resource for developing sermons.

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Feb 12, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Observing Lent with Accordance

Lent definition from the Pocket Liturgy This Wednesday—Ash Wednesday on the Christian calendar—marks the beginning of the annual forty days known as Lent for Roman Catholics and Protestant observers of the season. Eastern churches begin the observation of Great Lent five days later.

What is Lent? According to the Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion, being released for Accordance today,

“Lent is a time of self-reflection and penitence, a time to acknowledge our sinfulness and need for God’s mercy. From the church’s earliest days, Lent was a time of preparation for baptism of new converts and penitence leading to the reconciliation of those estranged from the community” (Overview of Lent).

One of the many practices associated with Lent involves daily Scripture readings and reflective devotions. Last year, we released two titles for Lenten reflection that could be integrated with our Daily Reading/Devotional view in Accordance. This year, we’re releasing five new titles in time for Lent, four of which can be used with our Daily Reading/Devotional view.

In Accordance 12 for Windows or Macintosh, you can select your preferred Daily Reading by going to Preferences: Reading/Research. If you select a devotional related to Lent from the Daily Reading section, beginning on Wednesday, click on the Daily Reading icon in the toolbar to open up your devotional to the appropriate reading for the day on the left and any related Scripture passages on the right.

Daily Reading Selection

In Accordance Mobile for iOS, if you open your Lenten reading from the Devotionals section in the Library, Accordance will open your reading in a similar split-pane view to that described above. Accordance Mobile for Android does not yet feature a Devotional view, but these titles can still be accessed from the General Tools folder.

Consider integrating Accordance in your observance of Lent this year through any of our affordable titles available for your reflection of this season.

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Feb 8, 2018 Accordance Bible Software

Zondervan Biblical Languages Sale

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Mounce Greek 3 Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar (Mounce)

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This Accordance edition includes linked audio clips to help the user properly pronounce each word and automatic links to search the Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament and Dictionary (MOUNCE-NT) for the Greek word.

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Feb 5, 2018 Richard Mansfield

NEW! NAC Studies in Bible & Theology (11 volumes)

The authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews has been debated since the early centuries of church history. Although the traditional view fell to the Apostle Paul as the author, the majority of modern scholarship has rejected this view. Many would consider a definitive answer to this question impossible to answer, but that hasn’t stopped scholarly investigation into the subject.

When David L. Allen wrote the Hebrews volume in the New American Commentary series, he paid more attention to the issues surrounding authorship than many modern commentators. Looking at the evidence, Allen leaned toward Luke as the probable writer of Hebrews. Further, Allen suggested that “New Testament scholars [should take] a closer look at Luke as the author of Hebrews.” In answer to his own challenge, Allen wrote Lukan Authorship of Hebrews, one of 11 volumes in the NAC Studies in Bible and Theology (NACSBT), released today for the Accordance Bible Software Library.

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The NACSBT is a corollary series to the New American Commentary. It is designed to allow commentators to go further in depth on difficult biblical issues or topics that simply demand more space than traditional commentaries allow. Some volumes, such as Quarles’ Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church focus on a particular passage. In this case, Quarles explores the ramifications of living the ethic of the Sermon on the Mount, something beyond what is generally covered in a commentary on Matthew. Other volumes focus on particular subjects such as the role of Moses’ Law in Pauline Theology or modern application of the 10 Commandments. These volumes present a modern and accessible biblical theology of crucial issues that can’t always be covered in the confines of a biblical commentary.

NACSBT Lukan Authorship of Hebrews - iPhone A wide variety of topics by many well-known scholars are included in the NACSBT:

  • David L. Allen, Lukan Authorship of Hebrews
  • Christopher D. Bass, That You May Know: Assurance in 1 John
  • James M. Hamilton Jr., God’s Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old & New Testaments
  • Barry E. Horner, Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged
  • Jason C. Meyer, The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology
  • Timothy M. Pierce, Enthroned on Our Praise: An Old Testament Theology of Worship
  • Charles Quarles, Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church
  • Mark F. Rooker, The Ten Commandments: Ethics for the Twenty-First Century
  • Michael Rydelnik, The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?
  • Thomas R. Schreiner & Matthew R. Crawford, The Lord’s Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes
  • Thomas R. Schreiner & Shawn D. Wright, Believer’s Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ

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Feb 2, 2018 Richard Mansfield

Works of Frederick Douglass: Free for February

Frederick Douglass This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass chose to mark February 14 as his birthday, he actually did not know the exact date he was born. In his autobiography, Douglass wrote, “I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday.”

Frederick Douglass is a perfect example of an individual whose life was lived with great purpose. As a slave child, his owner’s wife taught him the alphabet, which opened an entire new world to him. He quickly devised an ingenious way to continue his education after his master forbade his wife to teach him anything further. Douglas described his strategy for learning in this way:

The plan which I adopted, and the one by which I was most successful, was that of making friends of all the little white boys whom I met in the street. As many of these as I could, I converted into teachers. With their kindly aid, obtained at different times and in different places, I finally succeeded in learning to read. When I was sent of errands, I always took my book with me, and by going one part of my errand quickly, I found time to get a lesson before my return.

Later, Douglass would go on to escape to freedom, and eventually his supporters raised funds for his legal free status in pre-Civil War America. He became an ordained minister, an abolitionist, a skilled orator, and the most photographed person of the 19th century.

Distinguishing between “the Christianity of the land” and the “Christianity of Christ,” with the release of the first of three autobiographies Douglass would write during his lifetime, he clarified the perspective of his deep-rooted faith: “I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land.”

If you’ve never investigated the life of Frederick Douglass, we’d like to give you the opportunity to read him in his own words. In celebration of Black History Month, Douglass’ first two autobiographies will be available for free for the Accordance Bible Software Library throughout the month of February. Douglass’ life continues to inspire readers 200 years after his birth, and his distinction between a faith rooted in the Bible vs. one captivated by the culture still rings true today.

These two free titles also provide a great opportunity for you to share Accordance with your friends and colleagues. A new user can download our free Accordance Lite for Windows and Macintosh or Accordance Mobile for iOS and Android, create an account, and add the two Frederick Douglass titles--all at no cost!

To take advantage of our free offer, click the link below:

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