Brian Burch

PR counsel for Zondervan


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 20, 2010Zondervan announced today that it is extending its electronic publishing partnership with Accordance Bible Software, the leading Bible study program for Macintosh computers. Forty-eight volumes, ranging from commentaries, reference works and more, are slated to release beginning late June 2010.

These new products include 28 volumes in the NIV Application Commentary series; The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2009); the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old and New Testament (2009, 2002); and the award-winning Archaeological Study Bible (2006).

“We’re very excited that Zondervan is offering so many excellent titles for the Accordance Bible Software platform,” said David Lang, Accordance’s Vice President of Development. “Zondervan has been catering to the needs of Mac users throughout their decade-long partnership with us, and prior to that through their Mac Bible software. These new releases demonstrate their commitment to serve a new generation of Mac-using Bible students.”

Zondervan released its first Accordance-compatible product in February of 1999, and since that time has released numerous titles such as the Expositor’s Bible Commentary series, the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Old Testament Theology and more.

“With their sophisticated features and intuitive interface, Accordance is widely recognized as the leading Bible software for Mac users,” said Zondervan’s Paul Engle, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Church, Academic and Reference Resources. “We are thrilled to have their powerful engine integrated with some of our most important tools for scholars and Bible students.”

About Accordance Bible Software

Accordance is the leading Bible study program for Macintosh computers, offering features for everything from high-end academic analysis to personal Bible study. Accordance can be found on the Web at

About Zondervan
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in Seattle, Chicago and Miami, Zondervan publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz and Editorial Vida brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at

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