Reviews by Roy Phillips
February 8, 2019  | 11:38 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
I have been using Accordance software on a MacBook Pro and on an Android device for only three months and am now wondering why on earth I didn't start using this years ago. I am a layman who teaches Sunday school and a community Bible study. Though not a professional theologian or Biblical scholar, I am deeply moved by the Bible and constantly seek to better understand the texts that I read and teach. I use commentaries and online sermons to help me understand scripture passages. However, t ...
I have been using Accordance software on a MacBook Pro and on an Android device for only three months and am now wondering why on earth I didn't start using this years ago. I am a layman who teaches Sunday school and a community Bible study. Though not a professional theologian or Biblical scholar, I am deeply moved by the Bible and constantly seek to better understand the texts that I read and teach. I use commentaries and online sermons to help me understand scripture passages. However, those tools left a gap that Accordance fills very nicely. Accordance really shines at helping you understand the original languages of the Bible. In just the few months that I have been using Accordance, I have learned the Greek and Hebrew alphabets and have learned the basics of pronunciation. I can now take full advantage of commentaries that refer to Greek and Hebrew words. Not only that, but Accordance makes researching the meanings of the words very easy; it takes the drudgery out of research. Additionally, it provides tools to research not just words, but entire phrases in the original language or in the many English translations. For the first time I have been able to appreciate the word plays and structure in Hebrew passages such as Genesis chapter 1. Accordance does much more than I have described, but it would take a small book to due full justice to its capabilities. I now use Accordance daily in my devotions and in Bible study. In a nutshell, if you are wondering if it is worth the price, the answer is yes. Now, when my wife asks me if there is anything that I want for Christmas, I have a list of books from Accordance all ready to go.
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