As well as a standalone program, it is the base software packaged by Zondervan in their Bible Study suites for Macintosh Although Accordance has been written exclusively for the Mac OS, it also runs on PCs using the Basilisk II emulator.
The program is sold for private use and academic study. The translators of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, completed in 2004, used it for word studies, comparisons and instant searches. Commenting on the use of Accordance, the HCSB's editor Ed Blum said, "This project used far more computerization than anyone else has ever been able to do.
OakTree Software claims three specific goals:
A version of Accordance 5.0 rewritten to run natively under Mac OS X was released at the start of 2002. The company has continued to add and improve features, such as the native Quartz rendering system. The latest version 8.x was released in May 2008 and introduced a universal binary for Intel-based Macs.
Some modules available include:
Although the product has many modules, purchasing is simplified by packaging these into standard bundles e.g. Starter Package, Library 7, Scholar's Core Bundle, Jewish collection and Catholic collection
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