SUGGESTION: Add the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament

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Caleb S. | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 29 2015 9:49 PM

As most (if not all) of use know, Zondervan has an Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Well, it turns out, they have begun the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament. The first book is set to be released December 2015! I hope we can get started with that one, or, if Faithlife/Logos prefers, we could get it after two or three others come out. I wouldn't mind either way.

Ruth: A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible by Daniel I. Block

The description of the series is as follows:

"The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament serves pastors and teachers by providing them with a careful analysis and interpretation of the biblical text, rooted in a study of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and intended to track the flow of the argument in each book and passage. Key Features of the Series In our effort to serve pastors and teachers in their study of the text of the Old Testament for ministry, Zondervan has developed a set of distinctive features for this series. A Graphical Display of the Text of Each Passage This visual “thought flow” of the passage will enable the reader to grasp quickly and accurately the main idea of the text, its development, and supporting ideas. For readability, the graphical display will be done in the commentator’s own English translation of the passage. A few paragraphs of discussion following this display will seek to enable the reader to understand how the commentator arrived at this depiction and interpretation of the passage. Identification and Discussion of the Main Idea of Each Passage Special emphasis will be placed on identifying and discussing the main thrust of each passage and showing how it contributes to the development of the whole composition. The main idea will be illustrated in the graphical display, discussed in the introduction to the passage, and reflected upon in the Theological and Canonical Significance section of the commentary. Help in Drawing Out the Meaning of the Hebrew for Interpretation The goal of this exegetical commentary series will be to draw on Hebrew grammar in the service of meaning. Hebrew will not be discussed for the sake of better understanding Hebrew alone. Whenever a Hebrew construction affects the interpretation of the text, this feature will be discussed and explained. Theological and Canonical Significance This portion of the commentary will focus on providing a theological and applicational discussion of the main thrust of the passage. This section will build the theological discussion on the exegesis of the text by synthesizing the theology of the passage and elaborating on it."

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 30 2015 10:43 AM

Yes

I would very much like to see this come to Logos.

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 11 2015 9:51 AM

http://zondervanacademic.com/products/ruth 

I agree, this would be great!

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 15 2015 6:07 PM

Sure. Block is a very able scholar.

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Clifford B. Kvidahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 15 2015 6:16 PM

Caleb,

In a way Logos already has. The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament is the renaming of the previous series Hearing the Message of Scripture. I was curious about this series as well and asked one of the academic editors at Zondervan and they confirmed this change in name. I am not if the format will match that of the ZECNT, but I am glad that they have made the change in names. It lends a nice continuity between the OT and NT sets.

Cliff

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Caleb S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 15 2015 6:20 PM

Interesting. I did not even know about the Hearing the Message of Scripture commentary series. Good to know.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2015 5:03 AM

ZECOT looks like a good series in its own right. Sadly there doesn't seem to be a tight match with ZECNT.

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