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Aug 7, 2020 Richard Mansfield

Save Specialized Workspaces (7 Strategies for Students #1)

Note: From 2016 - 2017, I wrote a series of blog posts titled “7 Strategies for Students Who Use Accordance.” This series was based upon an in-person seminar I had led a number of times, and now we also have a webinar by the same name. Although the vast majority of the content in these original posts is still relevant, it does not always incorporate some of the newer features in Accordance such as Papers, Stacks, and the internal web browser. And, of course, none of the screenshots reflect Accordance as it appears in v. 13. With that in mind, I'm offering updates to the original series with one new installment each week. These posts coincide with Fall semesters beginning again, so hopefully students beginning classes again can put these strategies to use as they use Accordance in their coursework.

Also, even if you're not a student, you may find that most of the strategies I'll be covering over the next few weeks just might make your work in Accordance a lot easier, too!

Saved Workspace

Initially, when I wrote the original 7 Strategies series, I saved this tip about creating Accordance Workspaces for last. However, in almost all the times I've presented this series in webinars over the past two or three years, I introduce it first because it's something that can be reinforced throughout the entire series. Here's the idea in a nutshell: Saving Workspaces save you time. Create a separate workspace for each course you're taking. Include in it all the appropriate tools from Accordance that you will need in studying for that particular class.

A while back, a user asked me for help him with something he was trying to do in Accordance. He opened up his own laptop, launched Accordance, and began with, “This is something I do nearly every day.” Just to get to his question for me, he first had to build this very elaborate Workspace with multiple texts and reference works. After watching him do this, I said, “Wait—before we get to your question, let me ask you one. Do you create this Workspace every time you use Accordance?” He confirmed that he created this Workspace or one like it, from scratch, most of the time. Moreover, he started each launch of Accordance with his default Search Text. I introduced him to saved Workspaces and he still thanks me for it whenever I see him.

Every Accordance installation comes with five examples Workspaces: English Study, NT Study, Research, Simple Construct, Theme Sampler, and Translation Comparison. You can access these premade Accordance Workspaces from the Workspaces icon in the Toolbar or in the Library Pane under My Stuff: My Workspaces. If you don't see all these workspaces in either location, look in your Accordance files folder in Documents (macOS) or My Documents (Windows).

Even if you've never saved one, you're actually working from a Workspace, any time you're in Accordance. If you find yourself going to the trouble of setting up Accordance to get it “just right” before you start using it each time, you should probably think about saving your Workspace so you can save time. The easiest way to do this is to go to the Workspace icon in the Toolbar and select Add Workspace. Now your newly saved Workspace will appear under the Workspace icon in the Toolbar and in the My Workspaces folder. Alternatively, go to the File menu and choose Save. Normally, when you save a Workspace from the File menu, it will automatically get added to the List in the Workspace icon dropdown menu on the Toolbar and in the list of My Workspaces in the Library menu.

Although every Accordance user can benefit from saving Workspaces, students will find this especially helpful. Consider that the way you use Accordance will be different in a preaching class than it will be in a New Testament Intro course or a beginner’s Hebrew, preaching, and so on. You’re going to use Accordance differently in every one of those situations, so why not save an Accordance Workspace for each class? This will save valuable time each time you sit down to study.

Here’s something else you should know: when you change a Workspace in your regular use of it, the saved file does not automatically update. This is on purpose in case you need to start fresh with a Workspace each time you use it. If you need the Workspace to keep your changes, make certain to use the Save or Save As command on the File menu to save your current work.

Accordance Bible Software has always been highly customizable. When you customize a specialized Workspace and then save it for repeated use, you've also made Accordance quite personal for your needs. And saved Workspaces are something you can continue to use long after you finish school.

Bonus tip: Workspaces don't have to be saved in your Accordance files folder. I have hundreds of Workspaces saved in folders dedicated to particular projects I was working on at the time. If I need to revisit a particular area of research, not only do I have my notes, I have my Accordance Workspace there, too!


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Jul 13, 2020 David Lang

5 Things Developing the New Timeline Taught Me About History

I used to think I was something of a history buff, but working on the Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition has taught me that I still have a lot to learn. Here are five things developing the new Timeline taught me about history.

1. It Has Always Been a Small World After All

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is how very small our world really is: in mere months, a virus originating on one side of the planet has wreaked havoc across the globe. We tend to think that kind of worldwide interconnectedness began with the advent of modern air travel, but the airplane has only sped up connections which have existed from time immemorial.

East and West have never been as bifurcated as our history classes and textbooks make it seem. Most of the Germanic tribes which destabilized the Western Roman empire had been pushed west by a series of invaders from the east (Huns, Avars, Khazars, etc.). Nestorian Christians were engaging in missions to China more than a thousand years before Hudson Taylor.


Silk road and Black Sea trade brought Asian technological innovation and luxury goods—along with pandemics like the Black Death—to Medieval Europe. Landmark events in Western civilization, such as the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the exploration of the New World can all be directly traced back to the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.

There is a sense in which all history is world history.

2. We Are Part of a Much Larger Story than We Realize

Zoom out on the Expanded Timeline far enough to see the entire period of recorded history (3000 BCE/BC–2020 CE/AD), and you’ll be struck by how comparatively brief “modern” history is.


Of the modern nation states we know today, it is surprising how many were established or took their current form in the last 100 years or so. Among post-monarchical republics, the United States is among the most venerable at only 244 years old. These are mere blips when compared with empires and civilizations which lasted for hundreds or even thousands of years. When we consider how short-lived our modern civilizations really are, the chronological snobbery to which we moderns are so prone suddenly seems incredibly foolish.

3. Utopia Means “No Place”


When Thomas More (who is on the Expanded Timeline) wrote about an ideal society, he named it “utopia”, from the Greek meaning “no place.” Those who want to look back to some period of history as an ideal time are sure to find that their utopia had its dark underbelly. All those historical figures we may want to regard as “good guys” inevitably turn out, upon further investigation, to be deeply flawed. On the other hand, it is often surprising how often the “bad guys” end up making contributions most of us would regard as positive. Historical figures don’t always—or even often—divide neatly into heroes and villains, no matter how much we may want them to.

4. Church History Has Always Been Messy.

You’ll sometimes hear it said that the Christian church was essentially united until the Great Schism of 1054 CE/AD or the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s, but the story of church history has always been messier and more complicated than that. Even as Christians struggled to survive in the face of Roman persecution or Persian and later Islamic conquests, Christians were consumed with internecine conflicts over doctrinal issues, questions of ecclesiastical authority, and personal rivalries between church leaders—not unlike today.


Dig into the Christological controversies of the fourth and fifth centuries and you’ll discover schisms you never heard of before. You’ll see that groups pronounced heretical typically continued to maintain their orthodoxy and fight for acceptance long after the issue was “settled” by an ecumenical council. You’ll also see that groups which felt under-represented at those councils often disputed their “ecumenical” status. Once Christianity became the official religion of various empires and states, political conflicts often spilled over into the church. Conversely, ecclesiastical disputes often led to popular riots and political coups.

By the way, this is not unique to Christian history. Islamic history is likewise complicated, with civil wars between rival caliphates, conflicts among rival sects, and sometimes shifting alliances with non-Muslim groups. Jewish history likewise has its rival sects and internal disputes, even during the diaspora when Jews struggled to determine whether they had a better chance of survival with Muslim or Christian rulers.

It is not unusual to hear people complain that “We have never been more divided than we are today.” Explore the Expanded Timeline, and you’ll likely be relieved that we haven’t yet descended into civil war or started maiming and crucifying one another!

5. The Arguments are Never Really About What They Seem to be About.

When you get married, you learn pretty quickly that marital conflicts are usually about deeper issues than the actual point of conflict, which can be laughably trivial. The same is true of the religious conflicts which lead to schisms, the founding of new churches, and sometimes bitter violence. When we look at the actual point of conflict from the outside, it may seem strange to us: does Christ have one or two natures? What about one or two “energies” or “wills”? Are icons a legitimate element of Christian worship or are they idolatrous? Is Christ physically present in the Lord’s Supper or is it merely symbolic? At various points in history, Christians argued these points and clung to their positions with a vehemence that the most ardent sectarian of today would find extreme. That passion was usually driven by a concern for deeper issues than the actual subject of debate. They believed they were defending the goodness of God, or Christ’s divinity, or his humanity, or the centrality of the gospel, or the authority of Scripture, or centuries of Christian tradition. They also feared that those on the opposite side of the debate were compromising or betraying those central aspects of their faith.

Understanding this dynamic ought to help us grasp the passion with which today’s combatants argue their sides of today’s debates. The actual point of disagreement may seem trivial, but we should look for the deeper issues each side believes to be at stake.

For me, the great value of studying history is the clearer perspective it gives me on the world in which we now live.

It helps me realize how interconnected our world really is, and makes me less provincial in my thinking.

It helps me listen more attentively to those whose perspectives seem nonsensical to me and whose vehemence strikes me as excessive.

It helps me realize that though our world sometimes seems to have gone mad, it has always been a “mad, mad, mad, mad world.” In fact, there were many periods in history which make today’s madness seem mild by comparison.

Finally, studying history helps shatter my naïve assumptions about history’s “good guys” and “bad guys” and my illusory dreams of the “good ole’ days.” To quote Billy Joel, whose history of the Cold War era appears as an Easter egg on the Expanded Timeline: “the good ole’ days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.”

That's an important reminder to us all.



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Jul 8, 2020 Richard Mansfield

The Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition (Lighting the Lamp Podcast #187)



In the first new installment of the Lighting the Lamp Podcast in over a year, Rick Mansfield sits down with David Lang to discuss the new Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition. David provides a quick tutorial that will get you up to speed on all the new features.

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Jul 1, 2020 Richard Mansfield

A Closer Look at the Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition

The previous Accordance Timeline was impressive, but the new Expanded Edition is truly unparalleled. Certainly there is an emphasis on biblical and religious history, but I don't know of any tool like this, whether in Bible software or something else. And considering you can add your own events to the 3,000 items already in the Timeline, this becomes a dream tool for both the amateur and professional historian alike.

What's new in the Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition?

  • the ability to amplify to the Timeline from a Scripture reference
  • more than 2,000 new items
  • descriptions of every item
  • a new Religious Leaders item category
  • 5 new regions (Africa, Arabia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and World)
  • 1,500 additional years of history (from the fall of Rome to the present day)
  • Church history (Catholic, Orthodox, Celtic, Nestorian, Protestant)
  • Jewish history (rabbis, writings, movements, and persecutions)
  • Islamic history (caliphates, scholars, writings, and warfare)
  • major manuscripts and Bible translations
  • James Ussher’s chronology of the Antediluvian Period
  • Accordance history!

Now, the Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition requires the just-released Accordance 13.1.2 for Windows or macOS. Also, it will not (yet) run on any of our mobile platforms. For a limited time, it is available for introductory discounted pricing and an upgrade from the first Accordance Timeline is available.

In June, David Lang, the primary designer and developer of the Accordance Timeline Expanded Edition gave a "first look" during one of our eAcademy sessions. Here is the video from that presentation.


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Jun 15, 2020 Richard Mansfield

New Titles for Patristic Studies!

Studies in Patristics (the writings and history of the Early Church) continue to grow in popularity. It’s one thing to read about the writings of the early Christians, but it’s something else entirely to read these writers in their own words—whether in original languages or translations. Today, we’re adding to our Patristic offerings for Accordance with a Greek and English set of the Desert Fathers as well as the first installments in the Popular Patristics Series adapted for the Accordance Library. If you have never read the Church Fathers, these works from SVS Press, with introductions and notes, are an excellent place to start!

Desert Fathers - 3D Desert Fathers Set: Morphologically-Tagged Greek, English, Notes

This set contains the Greek Desert Fathers (also known as the Apophthegmata Patrum). The Greek text is based on the 1864 Migne edition in Patrologiae Graecae (vol 65). The Greek text was morphologically tagged by Dr. Rex Koivisto of Multnomah University.

The content of the Desert Fathers includes sayings and stories of over a hundred men (and a few women) who lived as ascetics in the desert of Egypt, from the fifth century AD and later. These ascetics were often sought out for spiritual counsel or advice, either in an ongoing way by disciples who attached themselves to a given ascetic, or by outside visitors who venerated the spirituality and wisdom of these ascetics and sought their wisdom and counsel. They were originally spoken and written in the Egyptian Coptic language, and only later recorded as Greek text.

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The Desert Fathers in Greek and English in Accordance for macOS.
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Give Me a Word: The Alphabetical Sayings of the Desert Fathers, translated by John Wortley. It will be available separately as an English module for Accordance, but will not be linked to the Migne due to the expansions into copyrighted Greek texts unavailable to us.

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Give Me a Word - 3D Give Me a Word: The Alphabetical Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Translated by John Wortley

When Christians first began living as monks in the Egyptian desert at the beginning of the fourth century, they had few books and almost no learning. As they gained experience, they concentrated that experience in the form of an oral tradition of tales and sayings (apophthegmata). Apart from the Scriptures (also learned by heart) this was the only training manual they had. Consequently, when the onslaught of barbarians drove many monks out of Egypt early in the following century, they found it better to preserve their oral tradition in writing.

Thus, towards the end of the fifth century there eventually emerged a codification of this monastic lore. It was in two parts: one in which the items were arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the monk who either authored the saying or was characterized in the tale; the other in which all the remaining “anonymous” material was arranged under various heads. The present volume is an attempt to provide the reader with an effective translation of the first of those parts.

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Divine Images - 3D Three Treatises on the Divine Images: St. John of Damascus

Translated by Andrew Louth

Is all Christian art fundamentally blasphemous? That was the question posed aggressively by the Christian iconoclasts of the eighth century in a bitter controversy. The resounding answer “no” from John of Damascus helped to secure the future of art in the service of Christ. Without his brilliant defense, both profound and at times earthy, we might well have had no icons, murals, and mosaics in churches to elevate and enrich our spirits and to enhance our worship. This fresh and complete translation, by a distinguished patristic scholar, of John's three treatises on the divine images shows us the issue at stake both then and now.

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Three Treatises on the Divine Images
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Four Desert Fathers - 3D Four Desert Fathers: Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt & Macarius of Alexandria

Translated by Tim Vivian

The four desert Fathers who gave their names to this volume—Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt, and Macarius of Alexandria—were well known some 1600 years ago in Alexandria and the monastic communities of Lower Egypt. They were most famous, perhaps, because the monk (and later bishop) Palladius recounted their Lives—preserved in the Coptic Palladiana—in his Lausiac History.

The introduction describes the relationships among Palladius and Evagrius, Origenism, the spiritual and theological ramifications of the Anthropomorphite controversy, and subsequent effects on the Lausiac History and the four Coptic Lives of this volume. This work is a companion volume to Saint Macarius the Spirit Bearer, which contains the translations of three ancient texts: The Sayings of Saint Macarius of Egypt, The Virtues of Saint Macarius of Egypt, and The Life of Saint Macarius of Scetis. These three texts provide insight into one of the most venerated saints of the Coptic Orthodox Church and into life in the Egyptian monastic communities of the fourth century.

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St. Macarius St. Macarius the Spiritbearer: Coptic Texts Relating to Saint Macarius the Great

Translated by Tim Vivian

This important work features three seminal texts which provide insight into one of the most venerated saints of the Coptic Church and into the life of the Egyptian monastic communities of the fourth century: The Sayings of Saint Macarius, The Virtues of Saint Macarius, and The Life of Saint Macarius of Scetis.

Macarius the Great (also referred to as Macarius of Egypt or Macarius the Egyptian) presided over a loosely knit scattering of ascetic monastic communities in the fourth century Egyptian desert. He enjoyed great respect during his lifetime and his fame was further spread after appearing in Palladius' Lausiac History. This work is a companion volume to Four Desert Fathers, also published by SVS Press, which features the lives of Macarius the Spiritbearer, Macarius of Alexandria, Pambo and Evagrius. The two volumes together, introducing the thought and practice of these desert dwellers through their Sayings, Virtues and Lives, offer the best access to their world.

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St. Macarius
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Lord's Prayer - 3D On the Lord's Prayer: Tertullian, Cyprian, & Origen

Translated by Alistair Stewart-Sykes

These are the only three existing ante-Nicene treatises on the Lord's Prayer, and they became the starting point for many other commentaries. Of the three, however, only the discourse of Cyprian is an address to catechumens. Tertullian's treatise contains additional material on the conduct of worship and on prayer in the assembly, and Origen's commentary is a vast work on the whole subject of prayer, as much suited to advanced learners in the school of Christ as to those preparing for baptism.

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All of the Popular Patristics titles have been thoroughly analyzed by our developers, identifying specific content to make research fast and efficient. Hyperlinks to other titles in the Accordance Library have been created when possible. The volume Give Me a Word contains a glossary of terms, which have been hyperlinked within the text throughout the title.

For a brief time, Accordance users can add all these titles to their personal libraries at introductory discounts.


May 18, 2020 Richard Mansfield

New Backgrounds, Hermeneutical & Literary Studies from Eerdmans

We understand the Bible through many approaches. Two that are essential for unlocking ancient documents are background, cultural, and literary studies of ancient times as well as hermeneutical methods. This week, we are releasing six titles from Eerdmans publishing that you will want for enhancing your study in Accordance. Five of these titles are from famed Old Testament Yale University professor John J. Collins, and one selection is from Laura Zucconi of Stockton University.

As these new releases are all monographs with hyperlinks to Scripture and other references, they will make perfect reading on your favorite mobile device.

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Collins, Bible after Babel - 3D The Bible after Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age (John J. Collins, 2005)

Biblical scholars today often sound as if they are caught in the aftermath of Babel -- a clamor of voices unable to reach common agreement. Yet is this confusion necessarily a bad thing? Many postmodern critics see the recent profusion of critical approaches as a welcome opportunity for the emergence of diverse new techniques. In The Bible after Babel noted biblical scholar John J. Collins considers the effect of the postmodern situation on biblical, primarily Old Testament, criticism over the last three decades. Engaging and even-handed, Collins examines the quest of historical criticism to objectively establish a text's basic meaning. Accepting that the Bible may no longer provide secure "foundations" for faith, Collins still highlights its ethical challenge to be concerned for "the other" -- a challenge central both to Old Testament ethics and to the teaching of Jesus.

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Collins, King & Messiah King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature (Adela Yarbro Collins & John J. Collins, 2008)

This book traces the history of the idea that the king and later the messiah is Son of God, from its origins in ancient Near Eastern royal ideology to its Christian appropriation in the New Testament.

Both highly regarded scholars, Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins argue that Jesus was called “the Son of God” precisely because he was believed to be the messianic king. This belief and tradition, they contend, led to the identification of Jesus as preexistent, personified Wisdom, or a heavenly being in the New Testament canon. However, the titles Jesus is given are historical titles tracing back to Egyptian New Kingdom ideology. Therefore the title “Son of God” is likely solely messianic and not literal. King and Messiah as Son of God is distinctive in its range, spanning both Testaments and informed by ancient Near Eastern literature and Jewish noncanonical literature.

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Collins, The Scepter & the Star The Scepter and the Star: Messianism in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls (John J. Collins, 2nd ed., 2010)

John J. Collins here offers an up-to-date review of Jewish messianic expectations around the time of Jesus, in light of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

He breaks these expectations down into categories: Davidic, priestly, and prophetic. Based on a small number of prophetic oracles and reflected in the various titles and names assigned to the messiah, the Davidic model holds a clear expectation that the messiah figure would play a militant role. In sectarian circles, the priestly model was far more prominent. Jesus of Nazareth, however, showed more resemblance to the prophetic messiah during his historical career, identified as the Davidic "Son of Man" primarily after his death.

In this second edition of The Scepter and the Star Collins has revised the discussion of Jesus and early Christianity, completely rewritten a chapter on a figure who claims to have a throne in heaven, and has added a brief discussion of the recently published and controversial Vision of Gabriel.

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Collins, Beyond the Qumran Community - 3D Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement & the Dead Sea Scrolls (John J. Collins, 2010)

With the full publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls, fresh analysis of the evidence presented can be -- and indeed, should be -- made. Beyond the Qumran Community does just that, reaching a surprising conclusion: the sect described in the Dead Sea Scrolls developed later than has usually been supposed and was never confined to the site of Qumran.

John J. Collins here deconstructs "the Qumran community" and shows that the sectarian documents actually come from a text spread throughout the land. He first examines the Community Rule or Yahad, and then considers the Teacher of Righteousness, a pivotal figure in the Essene movement, discovering that he was probably active in the first century BCE rather than in the Maccabean era. After examining the available evidence, Collins concludes that it is, in fact, overwhelmingly likely that the site of Qumran housed merely a single settlement of this widespread movement.

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Collins, Apocalyptic Imagination - 3D The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (John J. Collins, 3rd ed., 2016)

One of the most widely praised studies of Jewish apocalyptic literature ever written, The Apocalyptic Imagination by John J. Collins has served for over thirty years as a helpful, relevant, comprehensive survey of the apocalyptic literary genre.

After an initial overview of things apocalyptic, Collins proceeds to deal with individual apocalyptic texts — the early Enoch literature, the book of Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and others — concluding with an examination of apocalypticism in early Christianity. Collins has updated this third edition throughout to account for the recent profusion of studies germane to ancient Jewish apocalypticism, and he has also substantially revised and updated the bibliography.

The Apocalyptic Imagination
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Zucconi, Ancient Medicine - 3D Ancient Medicine from Mesopotamia to Rome (Laura Zucconi, 2019)

This book by Laura Zucconi is an accessible introductory text to the practice and theory of medicine in the ancient world. In contrast to other works that focus heavily on Greece and Rome, Zucconi’s Ancient Medicine covers a broader geographical and chronological range. The world of medicine in antiquity consisted of a lot more than Hippocrates and Galen.

Zucconi applies historical and anthropological methods to examine the medical cultures of not only Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome but also the Levant, the Anatolian Peninsula, and the Iranian Plateau. Devoting special attention to the fundamental relationship between medicine and theology, Zucconi’s one-volume introduction brings the physicians, patients, procedures, medicines, and ideas of the past to light.

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May 11, 2020 Richard Mansfield

A Closer Look at the Complete Biblical Library

Last week, we released The Complete Biblical Library: Old & New Testament Study Bibles with Hebrew & Greek Dictionaries for Accordance Bible Software. The print version, originally comprising 37 volumes, was the result of 20 years of biblical scholarship from over 500 individuals (see full list of contributors).

You can read about the contents of the CBL on our product pages, but we wanted you to see it for its comprehensive approach to Bible study. Therefore, we have put together a 10 minute video covering the highlights of this work.



The Complete Biblical Library can be purchased as a complete set or separately by Old or New Testament. If you have already purchased the CBL from a competing Bible software platform, we also have discounted Crossgrade pricing available!

And don't miss Kevin Purcell's in-depth review!

Sale prices listed below are good through Monday, May 18, 2020 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Old and New Testament Study Bibles
with Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries

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Old Testament Study Bible
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May 6, 2020 Richard Mansfield

Accordance eAcademy: May 12, 2020

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Our recent one-day eAcademys have been so successful (we had over 600 distinct registrations for the one in April) that we're making them a regular event! Next week on May 12, we will offer three sessions with distinctive focus: Designing Workspaces, Biblical Archeology, and Intermediate Greek.

This Accordance eAcademy offers live, web-based teaching that strives to focus on distinctive and practical topics, presentation of beneficial resources, and training on how to study more effectively using Accordance!

As with other eAcademy events this year, participation is absolutely FREE. However, you do need to register for individual sessions. To get a full lineup of sessions, list of presenters, and to register, please visit our May 12 Accordance eAcademy webpage.