Hermeneia Finally Available for Mac!

OakTree Software—creators of Accordance Bible Software, the leading biblical studies software for Mac users—have announced the imminent release of Hermeneia on CD-ROM (it will ship in early August).  The package, initially priced at $1200, will include all 41 published volumes of the series, and will offer special pricing on forthcoming volumes.  The complete announcement is available here.

OakTree is thrilled to announce the release this month of this long awaited commentary from Augsburg Fortress, with a value in print of over $2,650.

Unique, authoritative, indispensable, Hermeneia has in a generation produced many of the most influential and informative commentaries on the Bible in the English language. This new version of Hermeneia on CD-ROM includes these recent volumes:

  • Mark by Adela Yarbro Collins
  • Acts by Richard I. Pervo
  • Matthew 1–7 by Ulrich Luz, the completion of Luz’s three-part commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

Now with Accordance, the premier Bible software for Mac, Hermeneia on CD-ROM
captures the full text and aparatus of each published volume, and includes the
NRSV. Advanced Accordance features enable any scholar or teacher to:

  • navigate and search the text of all Hermeneia volumes
  • move seamlessly and accurately between Hermeneia and any other Accordance resources
  • view the commentary in parallel with any Bible texts.

As new volumes are published, they will be made available to previous purchasers
at an “update only” price.

As a devoted Accordance user, I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time.  Hermeneia is without question the definitive scholarly commentary on the Bible, and its addition to the Accordance library exponentially increases the research potential of this excellent program.  Now I have to start saving!  Of course, donations are always welcome.  😉



7 Responses to “Hermeneia Finally Available for Mac!”

  1. July 21, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Request a review copy. The worst that can happen is they say no.

  2. July 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Its been available for Mac. You just don’t use the software platform.

  3. July 22, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Nick: Great point! I’ll give it a shot.

    Mike: When did it come out? On the Augsburg Fortress website, it lists the release date as July 21, 2009. If it’s been out for a while, I’ve definitely been missing opportunities to drool over it. 😉

    • July 22, 2009 at 1:05 pm

      Logos released it…hmm…almost 2 years ago with 40 volumes available? And then earlier this year they pulled it for a few months to prepare an edition with the newest three volumes – which is why users of the original can buy the 3 vol upgrade here.

      Unfortunately for everyone, the price went up. The original 40 volume Logos edition sold for $500 on Logos’ academic program with a normal $750 sales price. But now the set it definitely beyond my reach.

  4. July 22, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Matthew: I suspect that Mike has Logos’ version in mind.

  5. July 22, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Matthew, we have had Hermeneia for a few years now. Version 2, which adds three new volumes (for a total of 43) just started shipping last week. The 40 volume set has been available for Logos Bible Software for Mac since December of 2008.

  6. July 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Guys, thanks for setting me straight! I was aware that Fortress had released an electronic version of Hermeneia a couple years ago, but because it wasn’t native to Mac I assumed that it wouldn’t be compatible with my system.

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