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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.
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Dec 24, 2014 Timothy Jenney

The Accordance 11 Info Pane

The Info Pane (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #114)

The Info Pane is easily the most popular of the many new features in Accordance 11. This new parallel pane offers quick and easy access to relevant resources for every passage: commentaries, Bible dictionaries, Parallel passages, topics, and textual apparatus. “Quick and easy access” means being able to consult more resources in less time. In this podcast, Dr. J walks us through the Info Pane, setting its preferences, and modifying our workflow to take advantage of it.

The Info Pane is easily the most popular of the many new features in Accordance 11. This new parallel pane offers quick and easy access to relevant resources for every passage: commentaries, Bible dictionaries, Parallel passages, topics, and textual apparatus. “Quick and easy access” means being able to consult more resources in less time. In this podcast, Dr. J walks us through the Info Pane, setting its preferences, and modifying our workflow to take advantage of it.

 

Apr 5, 2012 David Lang

Learn to Study the Bible Better with Dr. J

Podcast icon If you haven't watched Dr. J's latest podcasts yet, you're really missing out. Episodes 69–71 all focus on teaching you how to study the Bible more effectively. Episode 69 teaches how to study a single book of the Bible, Episode 70 discusses how to choose the best translation for various Bible study tasks, and Episode 71 focuses on how to read the Bible better.

In each of these podcasts, Dr. J shows how to create an Accordance workspace which will accommodate the Bible study methods he demonstrates. He also discusses how to choose the best resources for each task, and offers an innovative way to organize those resources in your library. While obviously helpful for Accordance users, these podcasts will prove helpful to any student of the Bible. Be sure to watch them and share them with others. In my opinion, they represent some of Dr. J's best work.

 

Feb 2, 2012 David Lang

Dr. J Looks at the UBS Handbooks

Not long ago, we announced the release of the UBS Translators' Handbook Series on the New Testament. Now Dr. J has devoted an entire podcast to showing the usefulness of this unique commentary series. In this podcast, he examines several important passages and shows how the UBS Handbooks help to clarify their meaning in terms anyone can understand. Watch it, and not only will you learn more about this new Accordance resource, you'll also learn more about the Bible!

 

 

Mar 10, 2011 David Lang

Why Didn't I Think of That?

In yesterday's post, I talked about how our Bible Lands PhotoGuide (currently on sale) could be loaded on an iPad or iPhone and used as a tourist guidebook on steroids. It was Tim Jenney, known to most of you know as Dr. J, who first hit upon this idea as we began touring the ruins of ancient Chorazin. He observed that we had all been consulting the PhotoGuide on our iOS devices, much as one might thumb through a tourist guidebook. It was a simple observation that got us all thinking about the PhotoGuide in a whole new way.

That's just the way Dr. J thinks. He has a real gift for identifying and explaining the practical uses of technology—a gift he brings to every episode of our Lighting the Lamp podcast. If you want to learn how to use Accordance in creative and practical new ways, you owe it to yourself to check out the various video training sessions Dr. J has produced. The most recent episode shows you how to learn more about a Biblical place, and it combines a simple methodology anyone can follow, with Tim's own . . . um, what's the word? . . . unique brand of humor.

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Feb 17, 2011 David Lang

See Accordance 9.2 in Action

Curious to see the new features of Accordance 9.2 in action? Dr. J's latest podcast shows you how to use Magnify Zones and image browsing, including tips on helpful keyboard shortcuts you may not be aware of. Be sure to check it out.