Moo's 2nd Edition

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 2 2018 4:50 AM

Anyone know how much has changed in Moo's second edition of Romans NICNT?  At $65, I am really questioning the worth (I do have the first edition).

Thoughts?

https://www.logos.com/product/166258/the-letter-to-the-romans-second-edition 

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 7:07 AM

Website states the below:

For more than twenty years Douglas Moo’s NICNT volume on Romans has been providing pastors, students, and scholars with profound insight into Paul’s most famous letter. In this thorough revision of his commentary, Moo deals with issues that have come into prominence since the first edition (1996), incorporating the latest research and rewriting the text throughout for better comprehension.

https://www.eerdmans.com/Mobile/Products/7121/the-letter-to-the-romans-2nd-ed.aspx 

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 7:44 AM

Mattillo:

Website states the below:

For more than twenty years Douglas Moo’s NICNT volume on Romans has been providing pastors, students, and scholars with profound insight into Paul’s most famous letter. In this thorough revision of his commentary, Moo deals with issues that have come into prominence since the first edition (1996), incorporating the latest research and rewriting the text throughout for better comprehension.

https://www.eerdmans.com/Mobile/Products/7121/the-letter-to-the-romans-2nd-ed.aspx 

That's enough for me to think $65 is too much to warrant the 2nd edition.  I'll wait for an offer in a few years time.  Plus I have other newer commentaries that Moo may well be interacting with.  A shame as Moo is one of my more trusted commentators, but $65 is too much.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 8:08 AM

Paul Caneparo:
$65 is too much

I wouldn't mind having Moo's and Schreiner's revised commentaries on Romans if the prices were more reasonable. Like you, Paul $65 (and $60 for Schreiner) is too much. Maybe if they go on deep sale or pop up in March Madness this year...

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 8:16 AM

or show up in a logos 9 base package

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Mike Hanes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 8:27 AM

Here is Moo’s statement from the preface, hope it is helpful.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to update this commentary on Romans. Gordon Fee, when he was editing this series, gave me permission to revise the work; and Joel Green, the current editor, has graciously followed suit—even though it means quite a lot of work for him.

Readers will naturally be anxious to know what kind of changes have been made. I have tried (in vain, I am sure) to include and interact with the many studies of Romans and of Paul that have emerged since the mid-1990s. Those who are familiar with this field of study will know that this is not an inconsiderable amount of literature—indeed, I thought more than once that scholars simply need to stop writing about Paul for a decade or so (present company, of course, excepted!). In an attempt to at least partially offset these additions, I have also omitted some material, relating both to content and bibliography, that appeared in the first edition. My goal when I started was to offset each addition with a comparable subtraction so that the length of the volume would not increase. Alas, I failed, and this volume is a bit longer than the initial edition (though the greater length is also due to the inclusion of a full bibliography, which was not included in the original edition). I carefully worked through the entire text, rearranging material and (I hope!) improving the English style. While many new issues are discussed here, I have changed my mind on relatively few points of exegesis or theology (“old dogs” and all that).”

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 8:31 AM

Mike Hanes:
Here is Moo’s statement from the preface, hope it is helpful.

Helpful, yes, but still not enough to make me see the value equaling the cost (even the pre-pub cost).

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