Terry Upton wrote:I need to have the starter collection of Accordance, but I am getting it only because Bill Mounce uses it to parse and to do other things on his web cast presentations, and the course I am taking uses this software. I agree there are more economical means.
Your question is a little bit ambiguous. You are taking a course (for credit?) which "requires" Accordance? If that is the case then the course syllabus should tell you what you need to purchase.
and the course I am taking uses this software
not clear here, if the course requires it or Bill Mounce recommends or both.
Accordance basic greek hebrew is probably what you want. If the exercises in the course are PERFORMED using Accordance you don't have any option, Right? I know some big famous seminaries use apps like Accordance, Bibleworks, Logos, in the class room and for assignments.
If you have questions about minimum configurations ask the people offering the course.
I have some opinions about Accordance, having used it since before it was released. But they are not relevant to this question. Students working on their own can get by very nicely with what is available at no cost on the web. For example the STEP bible at Tyndale House http://www.stepbible.org
, a tagged SBLGNT http://morphgnt.org/sblgnt/matthew.html
, dozens of other similar
C. Stirling Bartholomew