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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 16 2020 2:58 PM

Scott:

Scott:
DIsciple II:
I use custom grouping of commentaries in Desktop PG so I prioritise these first

Can someone explain this to me?

It relates to running Passage Guide (PG) on mobile devices. Create a collection (presumably 1 volume commentaries)  and use that in the Commentaries section of PG. If you prioritize them, they will be listed in the order that you want for both desktop and mobile PG.

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Scott | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 16 2020 5:12 PM

Dave Hooton:
If you prioritize them

Wait, so you can prioritize a collection? How?

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 16 2020 7:54 PM

Scott:

Dave Hooton:
If you prioritize them

Wait, so you can prioritize a collection? How?

First, I think Dave was talking about prioritizing single volume commentaries on the entire bible and then make a collection on all of them using the rules above. Add that to the passage guide and run the guide then the commentary you have prioritized will show up first in the collection that has been ran. You have more one volume commentaries in your library than you need to prioritize so just do your favorites.

Second, you can make a custom series from anything in your library and then add that collection to the passage guide and while you are not prioritizing anything the custom series books will be available to you. But in that collection if you prioritize something it will be first on the list when the passage guide is ran.  

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Scott | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 16 2020 8:59 PM

Matt Hamrick:
Add that to the passage guide
Matt Hamrick:
Add that to the passage guide

If so, how do I add a collectio n to the PG?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 16 2020 10:55 PM

On the top on the right you will see add.

Click add then go down and selection collection.

Go to the heading bar of the new collection section.

Click on setting and select your collection.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2020 10:23 AM

What search criteria should I use to locate all of my one volume commentaries?

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2020 12:56 PM

Michael Kinch:

What search criteria should I use to locate all of my one volume commentaries?

Filtering your Library by type:"Bible commentary" and then sorting by Series and expanding "--" will give you a list that includes all of them, but it may also include some commentaries that aren't in a series but are only on part of the Bible. However, it will filter out most of the ones in a series, and you'll probably easily be able to handle the rest.

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 13 2020 7:44 PM

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I've always like the New Bible Commentary. I have it in hardback and electronically. Very solid.

Me, too.  When I want a one volume commentary, it has been the New Bible Commentary for over 40 years.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 12:17 AM

Mike Childs:
When I want a one volume commentary,

Might I ask?

In the context of using Logos, for what reason would one elect to consult a commentary that is chosen by virtue of it being a one volume hardback publication?

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 6:18 AM

Mike Binks:

Might I ask?

In the context of using Logos, for what reason would one elect to consult a commentary that is chosen by virtue of it being a one volume hardback publication?

For me the value of a one volume commentary is that it is concise. I often find what I need in a one volume commentary or sometimes in a study Bible. It is usually my starting point. From there I move onto my favorite commentaries and other resources.

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 8:08 AM

Michael Kinch:

Mike Binks:

Might I ask?

In the context of using Logos, for what reason would one elect to consult a commentary that is chosen by virtue of it being a one volume hardback publication?

For me the value of a one volume commentary is that it is concise. I often find what I need in a one volume commentary or sometimes in a study Bible. It is usually my starting point. From there I move onto my favorite commentaries and other resources.

Exactly. I use the "Summarized Bible" (Old and New Testament) and Wiersbe's "With the Word" Bible commentary for a quick, comprehensive overview, as a starting point for deeper study. If anyone knows of other good works like these, please let me know!

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 2:26 PM

Lee Gordon:
Exactly. I use the "Summarized Bible" (Old and New Testament)

If that classifies as one-volume then you would have to tag both volumes as such because they are part of a Series i.e.

(type:bible-commentary AND  {Series None}) OR mytag:One-Volume

EDIT: this is not perfect since there are many commentaries for a single bible book (or a number of books) that do not have a series, so it might be best to tag all the genuine ones as One-Volume.

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 2:29 PM

Dave Hooton:

Lee Gordon:
Exactly. I use the "Summarized Bible" (Old and New Testament)

If that classifies as one-volume then you would have to tag both volumes as such because they are part of a Series i.e.

(type:bible-commentary AND  {Series None}) OR mytag:One-Volume

Yes, unfortunately the Summarized Old and New Testament commentaries are in separate volumes, but they are each a one-volume commentary, as is "With the Word". I'm not speculating as to how you cold pull them up in a search, since I don't know.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 2:52 PM

Michael Kinch:

What are your favorite one volume commentaries?  When do you typically use them?

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible

I like it because it includes the Apocrypha. I also use the NRSV because it has the Apocrypha, so no matter what I'm studying I can also get to the Apocrypha in my bible and commentary without opening an additional resource. It even includes 1 Enoch. Even though I don't view the Apocrypha or Enoch as canonical, I use them for background and word studies in the New Testament.

Also, the commentary seems rather moderate, not too conservative or fundamentalist, not too liberal.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 2:53 PM

Lee Gordon:
I'm not speculating as to how you cold pull them up in a search, since I don't know.

See the EDIT to my previous post.

But a more traditional way to identify one-volume commentaries is:

type:bible-commentary AND subj:Bible--Commentaries

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 3:04 PM

DAL:

I just added the NIB One Volume Commentary to my one volume commentary collection; except I had to add it to my Accordance Bible Software, since Logos doesn't sell it.

I also have their New Interpreter's Study Bible which I bought a while ago.  They seem to be different resources but from the same NIB family.  The one volume commentary is not an abridged version of the 12 volume set (1 volume in Logos and elsewhere).  And the notes from the study Bible are different too.

Nice addition to my studies!

DAL

Ps.  The links I provided are for the print editions which contain sample pages, in case some of you might want to check them out.

I, too, have added these two resources to Accordance. I really wish Logos sold them and the Abingdon Old/New Testament Commentaries. I don't know why they don't sell more stuff from Abingdon given that they sell the Methodist/Wesleyan base packages. Those would be some good additions to those collections, along with the CEB Study Bible.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 3:45 PM

Kiyah:
I don't know why they don't sell more stuff from Abingdon given that they sell the Methodist/Wesleyan base packages.

I firmly believe this is due to the publisher not wanting it. Abingdon books (with the exception of NIB and NIBD and what came over from WS) are only sold as eBooks - even expensive, scholarly ones.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2020 3:56 PM

Dave Hooton:

a more traditional way to identify one-volume commentaries is:

type:bible-commentary AND subj:Bible--Commentaries

this has a 50/50 chance of false positives (i.e. only half of the hits are one-volume commentaries, the other half are single volumes from series such as WBC, Cecil Sherman and Hermeneia), but also misses quite a bit of one-volume commentaries. The search over empty series is much worse regarding false positives, but also quite unreliable, thus I definitely concur with the suggestion of tagging. 

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