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Inter-varsity Press The Essential IVP Reference Collection: The Complete Electronic Bible Study Resource - Macintosh Edition

Other CD-ROM reference libraries today make you pay for dozens of out-of-date, public domain books that do not give you the best and most recent scholarship--the timely and reliable information you want and need. By contrast, The Essential IVP Reference Collection includes only work from the best of today's biblical and theological scholars.

You'll have instant access to IVP's award-winning New Testament dictionary series (Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments, Dictionary of New Testament Background), the immensely popular Bible background commentaries (IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament), and the New Bible Dictionary and New Bible Commentary, which have set the standard for Bible reference books for over a generation.

And that's just the beginning! Does a particular verse trouble you? Hard Sayings of the Bible gives in-depth explanations of over 500 of the most difficult passages in the Old and New Testaments. Are you interested in the meaning of recurring images in Scripture? The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery will aid your exploration of the themes, metaphors, imagery and patterns of Scripture. New Bible Atlas, New Dictionary of Biblical Theology and New Dictionary of Theology will help round out your study of the places, peoples, interpretations and implications of biblical teaching. Finally, four convenient "pocket" dictionaries offer a quick-reference resource covering biblical studies, the study of New Testament Greek, theological terms, and apologetics and the philosophy of religion.

On this single CD for the Macintosh you'll find:

  • over a dozen of IVP's award-winning reference books
  • the equivalent of over 12,000 pages of printed material
  • over 10 million words of the most up-to-date information on the Bible, Bible history, cultural background and theology
  • the authoritative work of hundreds of today's leading biblical and theological scholars from all over the world
  • a money-saving package that includes the equivalent of over $450 worth of printed books
  • easy-to-use software that will have you up and going in minutes
  • a free KJV Bible
  • unlockable NASB, NRSV, NLT and RSV Bibles (for an additional fee)
  • complete user's manual included right on the CD-ROM for easy access
  • every book interconnected to work as a single reference source

This exclusive collection includes works you'll find nowhere else on CD-ROM, including many published during 2000-2002. The Essential IVP Reference Collection is ideal for pastors, scholars, students, Sunday school teachers and anyone who is serious about studying the Bible! Macintosh System 7.1 to 9.2 or OS X.

Contents:

  • Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
  • Hard Sayings of the Bible
  • IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
  • IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament
  • IVP-Pocket Dictionaries:
    • Study of NT Greek
    • Biblical Studies
    • Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion
  • King James Version Bible
  • New Bible Atlas
  • New Bible Commentary
  • New Bible Dictionary
  • New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
  • New Dictionary of Theology
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Review 1 for The Essential IVP Reference Collection: The Complete Electronic Bible Study Resource - Macintosh Edition
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Date:January 14, 2009
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Mark Pearson
This is quite a value as it stands. The underlying software engine, Accordance, has been updated several times since this collection came out. The best, most cost effective way to improve the user experience is not to try to run it under Windows, but to head over to accordancebible.com and upgrade Accordance. The software is amazingly fast, sports a clean look, and hasn't crashed on me in three years of use. The Accordance upgrade will have you flying through these hefty references in no time, and with very little hassle. It's like having a good reference librarian and biblical scholar working for you!
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Review 2 for The Essential IVP Reference Collection: The Complete Electronic Bible Study Resource - Macintosh Edition
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Date:December 19, 2008
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Shauna Brannen
The Essential IVP Reference Collection of resource books is valuable indeed. However the Mac version is a absolute nightmare and incredibly awkward to navigate and use. For Mac users I would highly, highly recommend purchasing parallels or bootcamp and running windows on your Mac (which is useful anyway) and buying the PC version of this program. My fellow students purchased the PC version and it is much much cleaner, easier to use and intuitive. Supposedly this software was originally designed for Mac...years ago. The problem is that it has never been updated substantially from what I can tell. It is compatible with Mac OS 7.1 to X and there is the problem. After installing it three different times the program does not run in the doc correctly and will not install half of the books listed on the cover. Save yourself and spend your money on parallels and the PC version!
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Review 3 for The Essential IVP Reference Collection: The Complete Electronic Bible Study Resource - Macintosh Edition
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Date:March 28, 2008
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Shelby Yanaga
Awesome! This has helped me so much in my studies. A must have for any student of God's word.
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