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Jun 14, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Meet Mark Allison (Getting to Know Accordance)

Getting to Know Accordance

This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works, and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial.

Meet Mark Allison

Mark Allison Bio

Mark Allison has been an Accordance Text Developer for more than 10 years and an Accordance user since 2002. He’s also in charge of the Help documentation and takes care of error correction reports that users submit.

Mark learned basic programming on a Processor Technologies SOL-20 computer in 1979. He says he started using Macintosh computers in 1990 “before they were cool.”

In addition to Mark’s computer skills, he also holds an undergraduate degree in Missiology (Toccoa Falls College), as well as MA degrees in Anthropology (University of Georgia) and Theological Studies (Liberty University). He and his wife, Lu, have four kids—Sophia, Lydia, Evangeline, and Levi. They currently live in Flowery Branch, Georgia. He also serves as the director of Covenant Life School of Ministry, a 3-year leadership school for lay leaders.

A Love for Libraries—Physical & Digital

My parents were missionaries in the Middle East until I was about 10 years old. We left Beirut when the fighting started in 1972, and our family ended up at Toccoa Falls College, where my father taught for the next 35 years.

We lived on campus, and some of my fondest memories were spending long summer days in the school library, poring over what seemed like an infinite variety of books. I’ve spent a lot of time in libraries over the years, and they’ve always been a source of wonder to me.

That may be one of the reasons that I love working with Accordance. It still amazes me that I can have a well-stocked seminary library on my iPhone. I remember my parents having to pack our belongings as we travelled to and from the Middle East. We had to be very frugal with our packing, and not all my father’s books made the trip.

That’s not a problem any more, and that’s why the Theological Journal Library is one of my favorite resources. I've used it heavily over the years. If these journals were printed volumes, they would be dog-eared by now.

The Theological Journal Library

TJL The advantage of having the Theological Journal Library available in an electronic format is clear. Digital media has many advantages over print, but sometimes there are things you can do with a digital format that you simply can’t do with the printed page.

Think about it. Many of these journals are only to be found in the largest seminary libraries. Tracing the thread of scholarly conversation from one printed volume to another would be difficult at best, even with a yearly index; but searching the Accordance module is done with lightning speed, even on an iPad or iPhone.

Imagine the shelf space that would be required to hold the volumes of more than 30 different journals. Bibliotheca Sacra alone includes 169 volumes, beginning with volume 1 in 1844! In short, having this module gives me more research flexibility than even the best libraries can provide. I can't imagine doing research without it.

Theological Journal Library 16 - Volumes through 2012
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Jun 13, 2019 Helen Brown

Advanced Hebrew in Accordance (Webinar Archive)

 

 

In this previously recorded webinar, Helen Brown focused on Psalm 1:1-3 and used the text to demonstrate the structure of a tagged text, how to garner more information on the words and build powerful searches. She went on to demonstrate both the Holmstedt and ETCBC (WIVU) syntax databases and how to view and search them.

For more information on free Accordance webinars, including a list of upcoming sessions, please visit our webinars page.

 

Jun 11, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Oxford is at Accordance

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The British are coming, the British are coming—and we're really excited about it! This week we are celebrating all things British with deep discounts on titles from Oxford University Press (many of which are not available in any other Bible software platform!), F. F. Bruce, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, N. T. Wright, and John Goldingay. We've got all kinds of must-have titles for your Accordance Library: Bible dictionaries, commentaries, monographs, and many other important reference works. Don't miss this opportunity to save big on British books!

Sale prices on all products end Monday, June 17, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT). Cannot be combined with any other discounts.


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New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha (Fully Revised Fifth Edition)

The New Oxford Annotated Bible, with twenty new essays and introductions and others--as well as annotations--fully revised, offers the reader flexibility for any learning style. Beginning with a specific passage or a significant concept, finding information for meditation, sermon preparation, or academic study is straightforward and intuitive.

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Oxford Bible Commentary

Here is a monumental, line-by-line critical commentary on the Bible, covering all the books that appear in the NRSV. An essential reference work, this definitive book provides authoritative, non-denominational commentary written by an international team of more than 70 leading scholars from various religious backgrounds.

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Oxford Dictionary of the Bible (2nd Edition)

Containing over 2,000 authoritative entries it provides clear and concise information about all of the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible. Terms range from earthquakes and mice to martyrs and art, and new to this edition are entries on Act of God, Old Testament and New Testament theology, Hanukkah, the Koran, mysticism, and many more.

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Oxford Companion to the Bible

The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, the Companion offers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law.

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Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

Offering a wealth of reliable information, The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible provides more than 300 articles that cover everyone from Adam and Eve to Jesus Christ and everywhere from the Garden of Eden to Golgotha and Gethsemane. Readers will find fascinating, informative entries on virtually every major figure who walked across the biblical stage.

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The Access Bible Study Notes

A unique feature of the Access Bible is the running commentary which is interspersed with the Bible text. Difficult concepts are clearly explained in terms which everyday readers can easily understand. There's no need to have a dictionary by your side when you're using the Access Bible, Updated Edition.

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The Jewish Study Bible (2nd Edition) (Updated and Expanded)

The Jewish Study Bible contains explanatory notes (based on the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation), introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life.

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The Jewish Annotated New Testament (2nd Edition) (Fully Revised and Expanded)

First published in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, clergy, and general readers. In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded second edition brings even more helpful information and new insights to the study of the New Testament.

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The Catholic Study Bible (3rd Edition) (Completely Revised)

This landmark resource, the first fully based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors.

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How to Read the Bible

More people read the Bible than any other book and, as Steven McKenzie shows in this provocative volume, most of us misread it. McKenzie argues that to comprehend the Bible we must grasp the intentions of the biblical authors themselves--what sort of texts they thought they were writing and how they would have been understood by their intended audience. In short, we must recognize the genres to which these texts belong.

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A New English Translation of the Septuagint

The new Oxford NETS translation of the Greek into contemporary English, with introductions and notes.

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The Brits Are Coming
F. F. Bruce, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, N. T. Wright, John Goldingay

Frederick Fyvie Bruce

F. F. Bruce was a biblical scholar most often associated with supporting the reliability of the New Testament. He wrote over 40 books. He taught at a number of important British schools including holding the position of Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester.

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F. F. Bruce Entire Collection (19 Volumes)

This bundle contains the 2-volume Open Your Bible Commentary by Kingsley Books as well as 17 other works by F. F. Bruce.

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a Welsh Protestant minister and medical doctor who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London.

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Collection of Four Volumes by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The following collections of sermons are included in this collection:

  • The Gospel in Genesis - A series of sermons on portions of Genesis 3-12
  • Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled - Eight sermons on John 14:1-12
  • The Kingdom of God - Lloyd-Jones expresses the importance of looking back to Jesus, living a life dependent on him, and looking toward a future with God.
  • Why Does God Allow War - Dr. Lloyd-Jones wrote this book at the outbreak of the Second World War to a people on the brink of despair. It’s message, however, is universal and remarkably relevant today as we seek to understand the crises of our own times.

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Nicholas Thomas Wright

N. T. Wright is an English New Testament scholar, Pauline theologian, and retired Anglican bishop. Between 2003 and 2010, he was the Bishop of Durham. He then became Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Mary's College in the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Collection of Two Works from InterVarsity Press

  • Evil and the Justice of God
  • Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision

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Collection of Five Works from Fortress Press

This bundle contains five works by N.T. Wright published by Fortress Press:

  • Collection of 35 years worth of essays and articles on the Apostle Paul
  • Volumes 1-4 of the Christian Origins and the Question of God series
    • The New Testament and the People of God
    • Jesus and the Victory of God
    • Resurrection of the Son of God
    • Paul and the Faithfulness of God

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For Everyone: The New Testament Commentary (18 Volumes)

N.T. "Tom" Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion, with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the end of each volume.

The 18 volumes cover the entire New Testament.

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For Everyone Bible Study Guides (19 Volumes)

In this series, the widely respected pastor and New Testament scholar N.T. Wright walks everyday readers book by book through the entire New Testament. Perfect for group use or daily personal reflection, these studies use the popular inductive method combined with Wright’s thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life.

This series of Bible study guides by Wright can be used on its own or alongside his New Testament for Everyone commentary series.

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N. T. Wright's For Everyone NT Set (Commentaries and Study Guides)

  • For Everyone NT Commentary: This set includes volumes covering the entire New Testament with commentary, background information, discussions, and Wright's own translation of every passage.
  • Bible Study Guides: In this series, Wright walks everyday readers book by book through the entire New Testament. Perfect for group use or daily personal reflection, these studies use the popular inductive method combined with Wright’s thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life.

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John Edgar Goldingay

John E. Goldingay is a British Old Testament scholar, Bible translator, and Anglican clergyman. He is the David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus in the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Old Testament for Everyone (17 Volumes)

John Goldingay, an internationally respected Old Testament scholar, authors this ambitious series, treating every passage of Scripture from Genesis to Malachi, addressing the texts in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply and concisely. Perfect for daily devotions, Sunday school prep, or brief visits with the Bible, the Old Testament for Everyone series is an excellent resource for the modern lay reader.

This product contains 17 volumes covering the entire Old Testament.

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Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (Commentary on Ezekiel by Goldingay)

The Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (ECB) is the finest, most up-to-date single-volume Bible handbook now available.

Written by world-class Bible scholars, the ECB encapsulates in nontechnical language the best of modern scholarship on the sixty-six biblical books plus the Apocrypha. The only one-volume Bible commentary to cover all the texts (even including 1 Enoch) regarded by one or more Christian churches as canonical, the ECB provides reader-friendly treatments and succinct summaries of each section of the text that will be valuable to scholars, students and general readers alike.

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Reading Jesus's Bible: How the NT Helps Us Understand the OT

In this book John Goldingay uncovers five major ways in which the New Testament uses the Old Testament. His discussion paves the way for contemporary readers to understand and appreciate the Old Testament more fully.

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The Theology of the Book of Isaiah

John Goldingay helps us make sense of this “book called Isaiah” as a tapestry of patterned collages, parts put together in an intentional whole. The Theology of the Book of Isaiah studies the prophecies, messages and theology of each section of the complex book, then unfurls its unifying themes—from Zion to David to the Holy One of Israel. Like a program guide to Handel’s Messiah, Goldingay helps us see, hear and understand the grandeur of this prophetic masterpiece among the Prophets.

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Jun 7, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Meet Rick Mansfield (Getting to Know Accordance)

 

Getting to Know Accordance

This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works, and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial.

Meet Rick Mansfield

Rick Mansfield Bio

Rick Mansfield is Accordance's Technology Evangelist. He has been using Accordance since 1998 and came on with the company fulltime in 2014. Rick has MDiv and ThM degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. This past year, Rick, along with his wife, Kathy, and their hound, Lucy Mae, moved back to Louisiana where all three originally called home. Despite their Baptist heritage (for which they are very grateful), Rick and Kathy recently became catechumens at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Two Defining Encounters with the Bible

My first Bible teacher was my mother. Some of my earliest memories are sitting in her lap, in her rocking chair, while she read Bible stories to me. In those early years, I had two books of Bible stories. Not only did I love the stories, but I also enjoyed spending hours studying the pictures that were on every page. This first encounter with the Bible's message would be defining for my entire life.

Although church life has been central to my experience as far back as I can remember, I admit that I was not an overly-pious teenager. Sometime around the 10th or 11th grade, I found myself at home in bed for an entire week with mononucleosis. I never knew how I caught it; no one I knew had it. There wasn't a lot to do while lying sick in bed. We only had three channels on television, and it was all soap operas and game shows in those days. With nothing else to do, I looked over at my Bible, which usually only got touched if I remembered to take it to church on Sunday. I wiped the dust off of it and began reading.

For whatever reason, I began reading in Matthew's Gospel. If I had started at Genesis, I'm not certain if my teenage attention span would have survived Leviticus. I'd heard the Bible all my life—from my mother's lap to Sunday School lessons and pastors' sermons. But I'd never really read it and kept reading before. I'd never read a Bible passage in a larger context!

Now, I've never been one to look at circumstances like getting sick and say without doubt, "God made me sick so he could get my attention!" I just can't say anything like that with certainty. But I definitely believe in a God who seeks us out and will redeem the difficult times in our lives for his glory. I read Matthew, Mark, and Luke and a good bit of John's Gospel that week while I was sick. I'd love to say that I was a different person the very next week when I went back to school, but the process worked a bit more gradually than that. When I went back to doing the kinds of often-ill-advised things teenagers do, I was startled that Bible verses I had read would pop into my thoughts. My encounter with the Bible's message that week began a process of change in my life that still continues manifesting itself to this day.

My life verse is Ezra 7:10, which I'll quote from the NASB since that's the version I originally memorized it in many years ago: "For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel." I've often said that I feel closest to God when studying the Bible and most in his will when teaching its message to others.

The Orthodox Study Bible

Orthodox Study Bible The Orthodox Study Bible. I use it for the daily lectionary readings, but I’ve also been using the two-year reading plan that comes with the Accordance edition of the OSB. Although I’ve read the Bible many times, I realized a while back that I’d never read an Old Testament based on the Septuagint (LXX), and I’d never read all the extra books in the LXX not found in most Protestant Bibles. The two-year plan in the Accordance edition of the OSB is perfect for slowly reading through the entire Bible. I also appreciate the notes in the OSB that are packed with Orthodox thought and practice as well as many quotations from the Church Fathers. Let me also add that the OSB may be of interest to non-Orthodox readers because its included Old Testament translation, the St. Athanasius Academy Septuagint, is the most readable LXX translation I’ve ever used. For non-Orthodox, the OSB would be worth purchasing just to get this translation.

Use coupon code OSB619 to get The Orthodox Study Bible for $19.90 through Monday, June 17, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT).

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Jun 6, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Much Better than Print Lexicons! Matt Christian’s Accordance 25 Story

Matt Christian Being in Seminary, I often saw others using programs to help with translation and exegetical work. I would bring print lexicons to class (yes the big huge ones) and spend half my time thumbing through them to find particular glosses, while others would simply pull up several lexicons at once. It soon became apparent that I needed to rethink things a bit!

When I began to work on my Master’s thesis, I started looking into Accordance. I had a few professors suggest it and after simple research, I decided that Accordance was for me. Since they focused more on biblical texts than sheer number of books they could cram into the platform, I quickly realized that I could preform complex searches and have everything I needed as a student at my fingertips.

I talk about Accordance so much, one of my professors has asked me to demo the program to his first year Hebrew students! Thank you Accordance for all that you do, from the amazing staff to the abundance of resources that do exactly what I need. I have never even purchased any other software and am very pleased with Accordance.


Matt Christian is a student at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina where he uses Accordance in his Masters thesis work on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Want to tell your Accordance 25 Story? Email it to [email protected] If we use your story, you could get a $25 credit for your next purchase.

 

Jun 4, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Photo Tools Found ONLY in Accordance!

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In horse racing, a photo finish refers to a competition that is so close a photograph taken at the finish line must be viewed just to determine the winner. For Accordance users, though, a photo finish is what teachers and preachers access to add that final touch to their sermon, lesson, or presentation. With our Picture the New Testament photo commentary, Bible Times PhotoMuseum, and multi-volume PhotoGuides, you have access to thousands of just-right, real-life illustrations for any chapter in the Bible! And most of these images have been acquired directly by our staff out in the field, so you won't find them anywhere else. You'll discover all of our in-house photo resources deeply discounted this week along with commentary series from a diverse number of backgrounds.

The Graduate Package Special below ends Monday, June 17, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT). Sale prices on all other products end Monday, June 10, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT).


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Picture the New Testament: A PhotoCommentary

Accordance Original and Exclusive!

Picture the New Testament: A PhotoCommentary is designed to help you see the world of the New Testament with your own eyes. While a traditional commentary seeks to explain the meaning of the Bible's words with still more words, Picture the NT illustrates the Biblical text with maps and photographs of biblical locations, relevant archeological finds, even ancient works of art. Display it in parallel with your Bible text, and as you work your way through a passage, you'll see key words and concepts illustrated in a way that will make the Bible come alive.

The initial release covers the four Gospels, Acts, and 1-2 Peter. Additional New Testament material will be added with free future updates. When it is complete, it will span the entire New Testament and include more than a thousand images. Organized canonically, this resource scrolls with our Bibles, offering photos, maps, and other visual illustrations to illuminate every passage.

Articles include photos that illustrate the people, places, or objects mentioned in the passage; basic information about the topic; and hyperlinks to Accordance's other visual resources (for more information and more photos!). This resource is perfect for the Bible study leader, pastor, or person for whom seeing something is every bit as important as reading about it.

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Bible Times PhotoMuseum II

The Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum II lets you explore the world of the Bible through the tools the people used, the houses in which they lived, the weapons with which they fought, and the sacred objects with which they worshiped. Arranged like a typical Bible dictionary, the PhotoMuseum is unique in that it begins with the artifacts themselves (nearly 1,000 high resolution images). Most Bible dictionaries offer a general treatment of a subject and then illustrate it with an image or two. The PhotoMuseum, on the other hand, treats each subject by exploring the actual archaeological finds which inform our knowledge of that subject. In short, it lets you look at the actual clues so you can better understand how they help unravel the mystery of the Biblical world.

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Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuides Bundle (6 Collections)

The Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide has been the cornerstone of a number of Accordance's exclusive graphics tools for well over a decade.

The entire Bible Lands PhotoGuide Set contains hundreds of detailed articles describing the most important biblical locations in Israel and surrounding countries, illustrated with more than 4,500 high-quality photographs. More than just a collection of pictures, the PhotoGuide is specifically designed to be a teaching tool which helps make the Bible come alive.

It includes following features:

  • Photographs of biblically significant sites and regions in Israel, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Sinai, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome.
  • More than 100 photographs of Jerusalem.
  • A detailed article on the Tabernacle, complete with photographs of a life-size replica of the Tabernacle located at Timnah, Israel.
  • Photographs of an excavated village at Nazareth complete with walled terraces, watchtowers, a stone quarry, and a winepress dating back to the first century.
  • Important artifacts, such as a bronze serpent dating to around the time of Moses, a horned altar from Beer-sheba, and more.
  • Pictures of the bema at Corinth where Paul stood trial.

Teachers and pastors especially love the Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide because the user license allows you to use the images in teaching and preaching contexts.

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Bible Speaks Today Old Testament (33 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. The BST Old Testament complete series covers all of the Old Testament in 33 volumes

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Bible Speaks Today New Testament (22 Volumes)

The Bible Speaks Today series has been widely acclaimed for its accurate exposition, contemporary relevance and readability. The module includes all 22 best-selling New Testament volumes with their helpful study guides.

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Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (15 Volumes)

This multi-volume commentary reflects a relatively new development in biblical studies. The readings of the books of the Hebrew Bible offered here all focus on the final form of the texts, approaching them as literary works, recognizing that the craft of poetry and storytelling that the ancient Hebrew world provided can be found in them and that their truth can be better appreciated with a fuller understanding of that art.

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Sacra Pagina: New Testament Commentary Series (18 Volumes)

This series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. The volumes present basic introductory information and close exposition, with each author adopting a specific methodology while maintaining a focus on the issues raised by the New Testament compositions themselves.

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The Commentators' Bible (5 Volumes)

Five volumes of the acclaimed English edition of Miqra’ot Gedolot; translated and annotated by Michael Carasik. Now, for the first time, Miqra’ot Gedolot is available in an accessible English edition.

This bundle includes volumes covering Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

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Graduate to the Highest Level of Biblical Studies with Accordance

Superior to simple Bible apps or free Bible websites, Accordance Bible Software allows users to purchase and add additional copyrighted biblical reference works to suit their needs and interests. Personal notes can be added to biblical texts to record thoughts and insights for later access. These notes and other user-created material can be synced to other devices on multiple software platforms. Accordance offers unparalleled speed and flexibility for your specific Bible study needs.

Accordance Graduate Package

Congratulations! Someone in your family is graduating from High School or College. Or perhaps you have a group of graduates in a class, club, or a youth group in your congregation. If you want to encourage and enable them to study the Bible as they embark on the next phase of their lives, what better gift is there than Accordance Bible Software?

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Accordance Graduate Package

Through June 17, 2019, we are offering 50% off a special package for graduates that includes:

  • Our English Special Starter Collection including the IVP Pocket Dictionaries and the full version of Accordance for Windows and macOS ($345 value)
  • A 25% off coupon for their first order of Accordance
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Jun 3, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

Meet David Lang (Getting to Know Accordance)

Getting to Know Accordance

This summer, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are sharing a bit more about who we are. Each week you will meet an Accordance employee, learn about that individual's favorite works and read a brief personal message. We hope you find these enjoyable and beneficial.

Meet David Lang

David Lang Bio

David Lang is Accordance’s Vice President of Development, and has been with the company since 1995. He has authored or co-authored Accordance’s Bible Lands PhotoGuide and Bible Times PhotoMuseum, as well as the book Macs in the Ministry and six volumes of Northland Church’s Journey to Spiritual Maturity series. He and his wife, Lisa, have five children: David, Caleb, Bethany, Alexa, and Josiah.

A Rocky Start to Studying the Bible

I didn’t have much exposure to the Bible as a child, so when I started studying the Bible as a teenager, I had a bit of a rocky start. I had started the books of Genesis and Matthew, but didn’t get all the way through them. Then one day, I decided to read Ecclesiastes.

The reason I chose Ecclesiastes is that I had always loved the song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by the Byrds, and I learned from Kevin Bacon’s speech in the movie Footloose that the lyrics had come from Ecclesiastes. (Paul sat at the feet of Gamaliel. I learned the Scriptures from rock bands and Hollywood!) So I turned to Ecclesiastes in a King James Bible and read, “all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” I remember thinking, “I think I know what that means, and it isn’t very inspiring!”

Still, Ecclesiastes is a short book, and I managed to make it all the way through it. So I went on to the next book: “Song of Songs.” I have vivid memories of reading for a while, and then slamming my Bible shut and thinking, “I must have the dirtiest mind in the world, because there’s no way the Bible can be saying what I think it’s saying!”
In those first faltering attempts to study the Bible, I very quickly learned that it isn’t always—or even often—what you expect. When you study the Bible, expect to be surprised, and always be willing to adjust your preconceived notions about “what the Bible says.”

Gospel According to the Old Testament

GAOT In spite of my rocky start, I love studying and teaching through the books of the Old Testament, and one resource I’ve found particularly helpful is The Gospel According to the Old Testament (GAOT) series. When I was teaching through the book of Judges, the volume on Judges (Right in Their Own Eyes) was extremely helpful, offering insight into important themes, literary connections within the book, etc. While not a commentary per se, it ended up being as helpful to me as any commentary I’ve ever used. I’ve since used the volumes on Ruth (Famine to Fullness) and David (After God’s Heart) as I’ve taught through Ruth and 1 Samuel. There’s even a volume on Ecclesiastes!

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May 31, 2019 Timothy Jenney

Troubleshooting Accordance (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #186)

 

 

Ever had any issues with Accordance Desktop or Accordance Mobile? This podcast provides step-by-step instructions for curing the most common problems in Accordance on all platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

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May 27, 2019 Accordance Bible Software

“It’s Greek to Me” (Webinar Archive) with Dr. Bill Mounce

 

 

In this previously recorded webinar, Dr. Bill Mounce (author of the bestselling Basics of Biblical Greek and the founder of BiblicalTraining.org) offers an introduction to New Testament Greek using Accordance Bible Software.

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May 17, 2019 Timothy Jenney

The Great Banquet (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #185)

 

 

Who doesn’t love a great banquet? This Bible study focuses on the the similarities and differences between two of Jesus’ parables: The Great Banquet (Luke) and The Wedding Feast (Matthew). Using only the resources available in the Accordance 12’s basic Starter Collection, Dr.  J demonstrates how to use the Info Pane, the Parallels tab, and Highlights to identify the message of each of these parables.

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