Buying Accordance can be a bit confusing as there are so many options. Here’s my tips.
If you are a student or a minister, and just after the basic language tools for Greek and English, (and Hebrew thrown in for free) so you can search, parse words, look up lexicons etc, here’s my buying advice:
1. Buy the Scholarâ€™s Intro package for $149. (It’s been on special for as low as US$119 and in Australia I’ve seen it at Koorong for AU$140). This includes the Greek, Hebrew and your choice of one English Bible (Eg NIV, NASB ESV)
2. Add a Greek LEXICON: either TDNT ($69-$250) or BDAG($160) or Liddell & Scott US$45 or Louw & Nida US$30. This is on the scholars CD – you just need to buy an ‘unlock’ code.
3. If you are into Hebrew add a Hebrew Lexicon: BDB Complete US$55
4. Optionally add LXX greek text: LXX1 US$80 (I find this very useful searching for a NT greek word in LXX)