Get ready, Accordance fans! We have some great new releases lined up over the next month, and it all starts right now. This week's releases include a fantastic one-volume commentary and two highly-requested study Bibles. These resources are concise, yet brimming with high-quality scholarship. If you ever need to grasp a passage's meaning but your time is limited, these efficient resources will serve you well.
New Interpreter's One Volume Commentary
This excellent one-volume commentary contains the same top-tier scholarship that has become a hallmark of other New Interpreter's Bible resources. The portability, accessibility, and affordability of this commentary will appeal to professors, students, lay persons, and pastors. The New Interpreter's Bible One-Volume Commentary contains articles on all 66 books of the Old and New Testament. Beyond this, the NIB One-Volume Commentary also covers every book of the Apocrypha, making it the only complete and truly affordable commentary to do so. There are also numerous articles on biblical interpretation, geographical and historical setting, religion, canon, translation, preaching, and more.
List Price: $76.99, Regular Price: $59.99
HCSB Study Bible Notes
The HCSB Study Bible is highly regarded for its excellent organization and readability. This resource was developed in direct response to what consumer focus groups asked for, and the resulting study Bible is insightful, accessible, and a pleasure to read. This module conveniently places supplemental resources in the same sections as the biblical texts to which they are related, making it easy to find word studies, maps, images, and charts that are relevant to the passage you are studying. When you want to go deeper, there are book introductions, outlines, timelines, a concordance, and more. There is even a one-year Bible reading plan included as its own distinct module for your convenience.
Please note that these study Bible notes do not include a translation of the Bible, but they can be added in a parallel pane with any Bible translation you own in Accordance.
List Price: $34.99
Wesley Study Bible Notes
The Wesley Study Bible offers valuable insights to encourage and inform the faith of readers. General Editor Joel B. Green leads a respected team of Wesleyan and Methodist scholars in illuminating biblical issues that are important to Wesleyan heritage. These study Bible notes also highlight key terms related to Wesleyan tradition, such as “Works of Mercy,” “Prevenient Grace,” “Baptism,” and “Lay Leadership.” Finally, key pastors contribute notes designed to help readers live out their Wesleyan faith in today's world. These notes focus on issues of spiritual formation and living daily as followers of Jesus.
Please note that these modules do not include a Bible translation, but they work in parallel with any translation in Accordance.
Our module developers have been firing on all cylinders to create a wide variety of exciting Bible study tools for Accordance users! We just released another batch of modules at the ETS and SBL conferences that you won't want to miss. These new releases include long-anticipated titles like the Anchor Yale Bible - NT commentary, scholarly resources like the Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha, and graphic-rich tools like the Churches and Monasteries in Israel photo collection. Read on for an overview of all the new modules!
The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary - NT
The Anchor Yale Bible commentary is a project of international and interfaith scope in which Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from all over the world contributed individual volumes. The project is not sponsored by any ecclesiastical organization and is not intended to reflect any particular theological doctrine.
The Anchor Yale Bible is committed to producing commentaries in the tradition established half a century ago by the founders of the series, William Foxwell Albright and David Noel Freedman. It aims to present the best contemporary scholarship in a way that is accessible not only to scholars but also to the educated non-specialist. Its approach is grounded in exact translation of the ancient languages and an appreciation of the historical and cultural context in which the biblical books were written supplemented by insights from modern methods, such as sociological and literary criticism.
This commentary set covers the entire New Testament in 26 volumes with an additional second edition of First Corinthians.
Print Price: $1,279.00
Our Price: $599.99
Bible Times PhotoMuseum (Preorder)
The Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum is designed to illustrate the people of the Bible, the buildings they constructed, the art they created, and the objects they used. This unique guide includes beautiful high-resolution images of ancient objects and explains how they shed light on the world of the Bible. It is arranged like a typical Bible dictionary, but it is unique in that it begins with the artifacts themselves. 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 other words, it lets you look at the actual clues so you can better understand how they help unravel the mystery of the biblical world.
This exciting module is now available for preorder, and will be released in time for Christmas. The Bible Times PhotoMuseum is a wonderful gift idea for friends and family members who love to study the Bible!
Examples of caliga (sandal and boot) worn by Roman soldiers
Regular Price: $59.99
Sale Price: $47.99 through January 3, 2014
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Charlesworth)
The writers of the Bible drew from ancient literary sources for much of their work. Some of these sources may be lost forever, but many have recently come to light. Known as the Pseudepigrapha, they are made available here in two volumes. Volume 1 covers Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments, and Volume 2 includes expansions of the "Old Testament" and legends, wisdom and philosophical literature, prayers, psalms and odes, and fragments of lost Judeo-Hellenistic works. Together, both volumes of The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha present literature that sheds light on the ongoing development of Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Using the very latest techniques in biblical scholarship, this international team of recognized scholars has put together a monumental work that will enhance the study of Western religious heritage for years to come.
The Accordance edition presents the complete contents of this work in nine modules. The main text covers both volumes, and leaves out only alternative versions of a few texts derived from additional sources. These alternative versions are available in parallel text modules. Each text is accompanied by a Notes module which includes all the introductory material and extensive annotations to the text, and another module with cross-references.
Churches and Monasteries in Israel
Hundreds of churches are spread across the width and length of Israel. Most of them are built on a historic tradition linking their location to the life of Jesus and those who continued his path. Some are easily identified from a distance thanks to their handsome bell towers and spectacular domes. Others are hidden on side streets or are far outside communities.
Churches and Monasteries in Israel invites the reader on a visual journey to the remarkable stones that compose the mosaic that is the Christian experience in Israel. This magnificent photo collection includes hundreds of high resolution images that cover more than 50 churches/monasteries in Israel. For each church, researcher and cultural journalist, David Rapp, describes the history, art, and architecture, while Hanan Isachar presents beautiful photographs that show the aesthetic and spiritual aspects of the building and the people assembled there.
Regular Price: $49.99
Sale Price: $39.99 through January 3, 2014
This unique module presents the Masoretic comments appearing in Codex Leningrad, arranged alphabetically by "anchoring words" (scripture words to which the comments refer). The entries are discussed and explained (in Hebrew) in the footnotes provided by the editors, Prof. Aron Dotan and Nurit Reich. Hypertext links have been added to the Scripture references and the Masoretic entries cross-references. This intial release covers alef through nun, and the remaining material will be released as free updates to those who purchase now.
Regular Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.99 through January 3, 2014
A Latin Dictionary by Lewis and Short
This is an 1879 edition of this Latin Dictionary, translated from the classic German edition, containing entries in alphabetical order, word meaning, origin, pronunciation, use, etc. One of the classic works of lexicography, this is a revised edition of E. A. Andrew's translation of Freund's Latin Dictionary of the nineteenth century.
Göttingen LXX - Esther
We now have the Göttingen LXX volume on Esther. We have also lowered the price on several other Göttingen volumes. See below for more details.
Göttingen Esther: $39.99
Reduced Göttingen Prices:
We have more Accordance modules that are right around the corner! In addition to the Bible Times PhotoMuseum, the following modules are expected in December.
Göttingen Psalms: $49.99
Göttingen Jeremiah: $99.99
Göttingen The Twelve: $49.99
Göttingen Sirach: $79.99
Dead Sea Scrolls Variants: $49.99
We have also released a number of updates to current Accordance modules. See the list below for details, and be sure to Check for Updates in Accordance to get the latest versions of these modules.
Old Testament Peshitta: Hebrew Bible corpus now completed + additions to Daniel
LXX modules and NETS: Now separate the Letter of Jeremiah, Susanna, and Bel.
Grammatical Syntax Add-on to HMT-W4: Added 1 Kings
Grammatical Syntax Add-on to GNT28-T: Added Romans - 2 Corinthians
Greek Diagrams: Added Acts and Revelation
Works of Athanasius: Added Four Discourses Against the Arians
The following two module updates are coming soon:
We just released a flurry of new Bible study resources, including the brand new Story of God Bible Commentary by Zondervan. Other new releases include theologies, classic works, and Jewish commentaries. Read on for an overview of all the new modules!
The Story of God Bible Commentary
We are excited to release the first two volumes of The Story of God Bible Commentary, a new series from Zondervan that offers thorough and insightful exposition for pastors, students, and lay leaders. This series places a special emphasis on the Bible's overarching narrative, with God's story as the central focus. In each section, the authors discuss how individual passages fit into the larger story arc of Scripture. The Story of God Bible Commentary also addresses how the Bible's story can be lived today, helping readers faithfully and creatively participate in God's story as it continues into the 21st century. Check out the video below to learn more about this valuable new series.
Sermon on the Mount
Price: $59.98 Sale: $35.95
Please note that the bundle sale price will expire on November 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT.
More New Releases
We are excited to announce another round of new releases! These new releases are all on sale as introductory specials through April 2, 2013, so be sure to pick them up now!
This entry in Zondervan’s popular “How-to” series focuses on having a holistic view of Scripture, where Jesus Christ is the central focus of each biblical book. Michael Williams identifies a succinct theme for each book of the Bible and discusses how Jesus Christ is the embodiment and fulfillment of each theme. Williams also offers suggestions for contemporary implications and convenient summary charts for these themes. You can purchase this resource individually or in a bundle of all four How-To books from Zondervan.
We have some exciting new releases available for you today, along with a couple of introductory specials! Whether you are looking for commentaries, Bible study guides, histories, or theological works, we have you covered!
To start, we have two resources that you will want to pick up by February 18, 2013 in order to take advantage of introductory specials. The first of these resources is the Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary. In addition to being an excellent one-volume commentary for Pentecostal and charismatic Accordance users, this commentary is great for fans of our Lighting the Lamp podcast, because our own Dr. Timothy Jenney wrote the commentary on the book of Revelation. If you enjoy our podcast and would like to read some of Dr. J's theological insights, you can pick up this commentary for over 28% off until February 18, 2013!
The second introductory special is on The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible. This handbook is a wonderful resource for those who want an accessible guide to the people, places and books of the Bible. This resource also includes over two hundred maps, charts, and graphics that will help bring the text of the Bible to life. Order this resource by February 18, 2013 to receive 25% off the regular price!
In addition to these introductory specials, we have nine other new releases that cover a wide variety of genres and topics.
Photography lovers will want to check out Views That Have Vanished—a collection of 700+ photographs from Israel, Jordan, Greece, and Rome from the 1960’s, taken by David Bivin and published by BiblePlaces.com.
Grasping God’s Word is ideal for those who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. This resource even includes practical, hands-on exercises that guide students through the interpretive process.
Andrews Study Bible is a must-have for Seventh-day Adventist Accordance users, thanks to its 12,000 study notes and 65,000 cross references. It also includes a unique, linked reference system that highlights major themes of the Bible.
Pastors and counselors should check out Competent to Counsel, and its companion book, The Christian Counselor’s Manual. Both of these resources by Jay Adams deserve a place in the Christian counselor's library.
The Gagging of God is a Gold Medallion Award-winning work by D.A. Carson that addresses the question “Is Jesus the only way to God?” Carson affirms the deep need for the Gospel’s exclusive message in today’s increasingly pluralistic global community.
Jesus Under Fire is a direct response to the Jesus Seminar and the increasing scrutiny over the historical Jesus. Michael Wilkins and J.P. Moreland examine this issue and present evidence supporting a traditional biblical view of Jesus.
History buffs can check out two fantastic works by Ruth Tucker. Parade of Faith is an engaging history of the Christian Church, while From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is a history of the past 2,000 years of world missions.
We hope you enjoy these new releases, and we look forward to bringing you more great Bible study resources soon!
The 2012 annual meetings for the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature wrapped up last week and the Accordance team was glad to be a part of the action. These shows are always a great time to meet a wide variety of biblical scholars, and to show everyone the latest Accordance developments.
Many people were especially interested to see our working demo of Accordance 10 on Windows. It was my first time seeing the Windows version in action as well, and I was impressed by the progress I saw. All of the main searching functions were up and running, and Accordance's trademark speed was in full effect, which is encouraging news for Windows users. We still don't have a more specific release date than 2013, but progress seems to be coming along nicely.
We also had our latest beta of the Bible Study with Accordance app on display. The new 1.6 update should be released to the iOS App Store within the next few weeks. This update includes some more great design enhancements for you to look forward to. Below is a sneak peak of just one improvement—an enhanced night mode with the Slate theme applied throughout all views.
Last but not least, we released a number of new Accordance modules at ETS/SBL. These resources are sure to get scholars, students, and international users excited. Here is the full breakdown of the new releases.
We also announced the following modules as prepub specials. Pick them up now for discounted pricing!
This complete 8-volume set of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew is the first dictionary of the classical Hebrew language to include the Bible, Ben SIra, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and all the other known Hebrew inscriptions and manuscripts.
Prepub Price: $299.99 (to be released late November 2012)
|Dictionary of Epigraphic Hebrew
A Dictionary of Epigraphic Hebrew by J.P. Kang is the only dedicated dictionary of the Hebrew inscriptions of the Iron Age (ca. 1000–586 B.C.E.). This work is currently on prepub special and is due to be released in January 2013.
Prepub Price: $39.99
For the first time ever, scholars can perform complex lexical, morphological and grammatical searches of the reconstructed text of Q with this fully tagged module. This work is currently on prepub special and was released today.
Prepub Price: $24.99
As you can tell, we've been pretty busy these days. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Accordance booth at ETS or SBL. It is always such a great experience to meet with our users and hear about how everyone is using Accordance in their teaching, ministry, and personal study.