If you haven't added a Graphics Collection to your personal Accordance Library or taken advantage of our Custom Upgrades to a larger Graphics Collection, here are 7 reasons to reconsider.
Custom Upgrades. Accordance comes with four levels of Graphics Collections: Learner, Discoverer, Pro, and Master. Once you have any level in your personal Accordance Library, you never have to pay full price to go to a higher level. Custom Upgrades take into account titles you already have, so you never pay for the same title twice!
Use in Teaching and Preaching Settings. Did you know that your purchase of any Graphics Collection entitles you to use images in teaching and preaching settings? Illustrate your lesson or sermon with any of the thousands of photos available in Accordance Graphics Collections.
PhotoGuide. Who knew when we first released the Accordance Bible Land PhotoGuide, it would eventually mushroom into six volumes covering Egypt, Europe, Israel, the Near East, Turkey as well as an Overview? The PhotoGuide Overview comes with the Graphics Learner and includes links to more details and photos in all the other guides. Get the Graphics Pro or Master to obtain all six of the PhotoGuides!
Customizable Atlas. The Accordance Atlas is an unparalleled exploration into the geography of the world of the Bible. Create the exact map you need for your next lesson or sermon through a series of pre-defined overlays, and even create your own! The Accordance Atlas comes with every level of our Graphics Collections. Double-click on a location and the PhotoGuide Overview will automatically launch to the appropriate article!
And Timeline! Every Graphics Collection also comes with the Accordance Timeline. Not only does the Timeline cover biblical books, people, and events, it puts the biblical world in the context of the ancient world by including coverage of not just Israel/Palestine, but also Egypt, Aram (Syria), Mesopotamia, Persia, Asia (Anatolia), Greece and Rome. Recent updates have improved the overall visual design of the Timeline as well as adding church history events. Can’t find a person or event on the Timeline? It’s customizable, so you can add your own. Double-click on any item in the Accordance Timeline to open the article on that subject in your preferred Accordance dictionary!
Carta Titles. Carta, The Israel Map and Publishing Company, has become synonymous with the geography of the biblical world, both ancient and modern. Available on no other Bible software platform, add eight of our many Carta titles to your Accordance Library with the addition of the Graphics Master Collection.
PhotoMuseum. What the PhotoGuide is to places, the Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum is to things. Discover images of artifacts in the Photomuseum not found in any other publication--print or digital! For many of these items, the only other way to see them is to view them for yourself in a museum!
Want to see the exact differences among all four Accordance Graphics Collections? Go to the Collection Comparison Chart in the Accordance Online Store, and select each of the Graphics Collections to see a side-by-side comparison!
In all the excitement over the major new features (Stacks, Papers, upgraded Analytics and more) in Accordance 12, you may have overlooked some of the other improvements such as the completely upgraded Timeline. Accordance users have long benefitted from the unique features of the fully customizable Accordance Timeline such as the ability to narrow the view to display regions, people, events, and books; choose between different chronology and dating schemes; and to customize the Timeline to include individuals and events not already in place.
Click/tap the image above for a view of the newly-updated Accordance Timeline
With the release of Accordance 12, the Timeline received a major overhaul. The first change longtime users will notice is the completely overhauled design. The Timeline has been updated with a modern look that will not only benefit personal study but will look stunning when using this resource in teaching and preaching settings.
New persons and events have been added to the timeline incorporating information from the time beyond the New Testament. Follow the rise and fall of the Roman Empire as well as exploring events in the early centuries of the church. The limits of the Timeline have been expanded, too. Now the timeline reaches all the way to AD 2500, so prognosticate away if you’re so inclined!
Of course, the perfect companion to the Accordance Timeline is the Bible Times PhotoMuseum 2, released earlier this year (check out David Lang’s recent post, “PhotoMuseum 2: Must-Have Timeline Companion”). Double click on persons or events in the Timeline to open detailed articles offering background and archeological information on subjects. The PhotoMuseum has been expanded and now contains over 1,000 high-res photos—many of which you won’t find in any other collection, anywhere!
If you haven’t purchased the Accordance Timeline or upgraded to the Bible Times PhotoMuseum 2, what are you waiting for? These titles can be purchased individually or at greater value in one of our many Graphics Collections.
Accordance’s Graphics Bundle includes three separate resources, all of which Dr. J reviews in this podcast. The Bible Atlas is a fully customizable map that covers the biblical world, with layers for backgrounds, roads, regions, and sites; its scale and center are adjustable and it includes a rotatable 3D section map. The Timeline covers the Biblical period and includes the nations, empires, wars, prophets, books, rulers, and important individuals. The Bible Lands PhotoGuide is an illustrated dictionary of places in the Bible, including a brief description of each, with scripture references, and over 2000 high-quality photos of these sites. Purchasers can view, print, or copy and paste material from all three resources for use in the classroom or pulpit.
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The Accordance Timeline allows you to explore the historical context of a person or event in the Bible. In this webinar, recorded on March 10, 2016, David Lang demonstrates how to navigate the Timeline, customize it to show the information you need, and even add your own timeline items.