I also have the same softwares (Accordance 10 (I don't have the Original Languages Collection), Logos with the latest updates Original Languages Library version 4 (bought with 25 discount as a returning customer) Anglican 6 Now Silver level, OliveTree). The only significant module in the latter one is Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity which I got for 50% off on the introductory sale of it. I've had Logos for ages and my usage of it has varied.
I'll list most of things I have leaving out one Philosophy introduction by Sproul and the Finnish Bibles.
The first thing I bought was UBS Translator's Handbook New Testament used in Accordance. Quite cheap. It's of use to me as I use the English Bible versions it refers to such as the 1971 2nd Edition RSV and the 2004 Good News Translation 3rd Edition UK-English (it refers to an older Edition of the American Edition of it).
I bought these used on a trade site:
A small version 8 Library (Lib8-S), NIV84, NIV 2011 with footnotes, and Calvins Commentaries (the latter would not be necessary for You and not much in the small version 8 Library). I also bought these used in a big swop from user of both forums:
Hebrew Masoretic and Septuagint Parallel (MT-LXX Parallel). Note that this is much more up-to-date than the Logos Edition.
LEH Septuagint Lexicon Second Edition (LEH-2
Catholic Study Bible (CSB
New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE
) (I actually use this one for many parts of the Old Testament)
I bought this new with 10% off full-time student discount:
Upgrade from NIV (2011) to NIV (2011) with Enhanced GK Numbers and Phrase Tagging (NIV11-GKEupNIV11
. Logos doesn't carry this at all, it's from 2015.
I've bought these directly from Accordance:
Comprehensive Bible Cross References. reg. price. This doesn't require any Greek knowledge.
New English Translation of the Septuagint. reg. price.
Revised English Bible. reg. price. This is an excellent Bible that most users really should add.
Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries: New Testament (27 volumes). $449.99 w/ the 1971 Mt volume. Excellent purchase.
Hermeneia OT Commentary Set (21 Volumes) (HermeneiaOT21 Set) $279.00. I didn't buy the NT because Logos offers more Fortress Press volumes with their NT set: namely Continental Commentaries of which Galatians is awesome - the best.
New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (NIDNTTE). This is for about fourth semester Greek 50% of full-time pace, that's probably faster pace than in seminaries in the U.S.
IVP Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd Edition) (IVP-Jesus & Gospels 2). $35.90
I bought these directly from Accordance over the internet in Turkey while there was a 20% off sale exactly a year ago:
Comfort: New Testament Text and Translation Commentary (Comfort Text Commentary) I think it's still in pre-pub in Logos.
Pillar NTC 2 Peter and Jude (Peter H. Davids) (PNTC-2Peter & Jude). Probably the best commentary on Jude although it's now at least a decade old.
Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha (RSV). I use this a lot for the NT, especially in Logos: https://www.logos.co...v-new-testament. For Sirach I use the NRSV (in Logos I have it with the Reverse Interlinear).
The Torah: A Modern Commentary (Torah Modern Commentary). This is definitely the best English Gn version, and the Pentateuch commentary is also outstanding.
And these recently during 20% off sale:
Biblical DSS Manuscripts Variants (DSSB Variants)
LXX Göttingen with Apparatus - The Twelve (LXXG-12)
LXX Göttingen with Apparatus - Jeremiah (LXXG-JER)
I bought these directly from Accordance with 15% off discount:
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia with Apparatus and tagging (BHS-T)
Greek Septuagint (Rahlfs) revised and tagged (LXX1)
New Interpreter's Bible 12-Volume Commentary (NIB-12volume). Perhaps it wouldn't help You a lot with Original Languages at least not on a very tecnical level.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Enhanced (Treasury Enhanced) free with purchase of items for $100 or more.
... on my Wish List and I bought myself a gift card that covers them if there's a 20% off sale sometime in the future.
Next I'll list clear advantages with Accordance besides what others have mentioned:
Much better customer service. Logos' customer service used to be decent meaning they corrected errors fairly quickly - nowadays it however takes 1½-2 months to correct something when they have made a mistake, and Logos accounting and customer service are now very very reluctant to give any compensation and it doesn't help much being a good customer.
Much less aggressive marketing.
Less risk You'll spend too much. If You are concerned this eventually adds up to a lot of $ if You minimize Your Logos purchases.
Better easier and more reliable language tools.
Menus for constructing commands instead of command-line interface like in Logos/Verbum/Noet.
Consumes less battery on the laptop. If You use Logos, I would recommend version 5 (can access resources, just some features missing) or 3 (can't access books created since 2013) in order to lenghten battery life.
And on top of all that Accordance has established a better custom of upgrade pricing offers. Logos on the other hand always charges the same from all their customers for enhanced or new Editions, sometimes they will add some functionality cheap though not adding actual content or actual revisions.
Version 11 of Accordance has fewer bugs than the latest iteration of version 10.
There's hope that Accordance will release the 1996 Edition of LSJ.
typos edited and a couple of further specifications
Edited by Unix, 10 April 2015 - 07:25 AM.
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