The best scholarship. The most up-to-date information. Useful. Fascinating. Easy. Now for the Macintosh using the Accordance system from OakTree Software. Other CD-ROM reference libraries today make you pay for dozens of out-of-date, public domain books that do not give you the best and most recent scholarship--the timely and reliable information you want and need.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 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 System requirements: Macintosh System 7.1 to OS X (Not compatible with OSX Lion). (or PC with Macintosh Emulator). Runs on Accordance software from OakTree.