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Dec 31, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Build a Bible Study Library (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #177)



Interested in studying the Bible? Serious students of the Bible know the value of a good Bible Study library. This podcast lists the basic resources every such library should have—and explains the use of each. Accordance’s Basic Starter Collection, available for Macs, Windows, iOS and Android, offers all of these resources in  a single, affordable package. Its digital format is also portable, allowing us to study at home, at the office, even at the local coffee shop!

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Dec 14, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Let It Snow (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #178)



Looking for snow this Christmas? Why not search for it in the Bible!? In this light-hearted topical study, Dr. J searches for snow in the Bible and Bible study resources. Discover where it snows in Israel and how often. Learn how the Bible’s authors used images of snow in their writing. See photographs of snow on the mountains of Israel. Pull up a chair next to the fireplace, get yourself a cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy this special seasonal study.

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Nov 26, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Accordance 12.3 Overview (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #176)



Accordance 12.3 is a massive free update for owners of Accordance 12. It introduces a new feature, Text Browser, a host of improvements to other features, and a lot of under-the-hood tweaks and fixes. Join Dr. J as he surveys the most important of these advances.

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Nov 2, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Text Browser (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #174)



Text Browser is is a powerful new feature in Accordance 12.3. the Text Browser searches and displays multiple resources like a Research tab, but it also has all the most important features of a Text tab: Instant Details, cross-highlighting, and an interlinear view.  It even will compare texts in multiple languages simultaneously! The Tab displays every Text in a horizontal rows, all of which can be copied & pasted or printed as a group. Dr. J showcases this new feature in this episode and and provides several examples of how it can save valuable study time.

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May 14, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Study Bibles (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #164)

This podcast on Study Bibles provides helpful information on understanding, selecting, and using these resources. It also explains how to construct the best workspaces on both computers and mobile devices. Once the most popular of Bible study helps, Study Bibles are now more portable and efficient than ever in Accordance.

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Apr 4, 2018 Timothy Jenney

Grammars & Construct Searches (Lighting the Lamp Podcast #162)

This episode originated as a viewer request. It shows how to build a Construct search based on a grammar’s description of a particular construction. In this case, Dr. J shows how to find each of Dan Wallace’s four classes of Greek conditional sentences. Ready for a challenge? This episode will do it! Download the workspace featured in this podcast from our User Forums.


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Mar 17, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Illuminating "Day" (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #153)

What does the word “day” mean in Genesis 1:5? This podcast is a study of this question, one of the critical issues for interpreting the Creation account in Genesis 1. Using “day” as a case study, Dr. J shows both the correct and the incorrect ways to study a word in the Bible. In the process, he demonstrates five features in Accordance that make quick word studies easy—and sheds some “light” on this contentious issue.

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Feb 17, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Research & Research Analytics (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #152)

Research is Accordance's fastest, most comprehensive search of mutiple resources. It replaced the older Search All in Accordance 11. Now, in Accordance 12, it features its own set of Research Analytics. Research + Research Assistant is a powerful combination that allows us to dig deeper into our search results than ever before. It identifies relevant passages and resources quickly and easily. It’s like having our very own research assistant, available to do our bidding whenever and wherever we are.  [Accordance 12: Intermediate]

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May 13, 2016 Timothy Jenney

Basic Greek Searches (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #140)

If you’ve invested the time to learn Greek, Accordance is the Bible Software for you! We have a host of Greek texts and resources—and an amazing set of search tools. In this podcast Dr. J covers the basic kinds of Greek searches, modifying those searches with search commands and symbols, and how to type in Greek.

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Jun 8, 2015 Timothy Jenney

Accordance Mobile 2.1 User Notes (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #124)

The latest release of our Accordance Mobile app includes a number of new features, including some of User Notes. In this podcast, Dr. J reviews all the capabilities of User Notes on mobile devices and demonstrates dictating a note, typing in multiple languages (including emoji characters!), changing font styles and colors in a note, and syncing User Notes with Dropbox. [Accordance Mobile 2.1: Basic]

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New Improvements in Accordance Mobile 2.1

  • User note edit view allows editing of text style, including: font, font size, color, Bold, Italic and Underline.
  • Selection in a User Note view offers Copy, Share, Define, Search and Edit. Search will search the current note. Edit will edit the current note at the selected verse.
  • Selection in a User Note additional pane (in Search view) offers Copy, Share, Define and Edit.
  • Selection in a Devotional view now offers Highlight, Clear, Search, Amplify, Define and Bookmark.
  • Tool hyperlink style settings allow the combination of multiple options (i.e. Plain, Bold, Italicized and Underlined).
  • User Notes Display settings include Background Color.
  • The last "more/less" search selection for each module is now retained on the iPhone. If the user opens the "more" search options, they will stay open during subsequent searches in the same module.
  • Many fixes of reported bugs.