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Francis | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, May 1 2020 10:09 AM

https://www.logos.com/free-book-of-the-month

These are really good because Eerdmans Critical Commentaries normally cost an arm and a leg.

Thanks, FL!

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Into Grace | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 10:46 AM

Thank you Logos!

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 11:24 AM

Thank you Francis, thanks FL!

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 4:04 PM

Francis:
These are really good because Eerdmans Critical Commentaries normally cost an arm and a leg.

I want to keep my appendages so I picked them up at the sale price. Smile

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 6:24 PM

Thank you! Great resources 👍😁👌

DAL

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 7:10 PM

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Nothing for me 

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 9:17 PM

Many thanks for the Isaiah commentary!

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 1:49 AM

DAL:

Thank you! Great resources 👍😁👌

DAL

DAL. Great because of the prices or because you rate them as great books?

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 6:39 AM

Paul Caneparo:

DAL:

Thank you! Great resources 👍😁👌

DAL

DAL. Great because of the prices or because you rate them as great books?

Price and food for thought.  The volume on Isaiah discusses Deutero-Isaiah.  I don’t believe on a Deutero-Isaiah nor a Trito-Isaiah, but if you’re writing a paper this volume can be helpful if you supplement it with other books on the subject.  I haven’t had a chance to look at Exodus but it looks interesting. I’ve never read any of the volumes on Forms of the OT Literature, but the price seems right to at least have a volume or two to get a feel for them.  These are expensive volumes to buy at regular price, so this is the chance to get them and enjoy dynamic price discounts too 👍😁👌

DAL

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 8:10 AM

 I read in a Facebook group post

Author does not believe the Bible is inspired.

Isaiah 40–66: A Commentary (Eerdmans Critical Commentary | ECC)
...Shalom Paul’s comprehensive, all-inclusive study of the oracles of an anonymous prophet known only as Second Isaiah who prophesied in the second half of the sixth century B.C.E.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 8:48 AM

Mattillo:

 I read in a Facebook group post

Author does not believe the Bible is inspired.

Isaiah 40–66: A Commentary (Eerdmans Critical Commentary | ECC)
...Shalom Paul’s comprehensive, all-inclusive study of the oracles of an anonymous prophet known only as Second Isaiah who prophesied in the second half of the sixth century B.C.E.

Yep, good for research only not for preaching or “prophesying” 😂

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 9:27 AM

For anyone interested in reading an interview with Shalom M. Paul: http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/resource/interview_4.xhtml 

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 11:08 AM

Mattillo:
Author does not believe the Bible is inspired.

I'm not sure who at Faithlife is in charge of selecting the FBOM but I would like to suggest more conservative leaning resources. Yes

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 11:26 AM

HJ. van der Wal:

For anyone interested in reading an interview with Shalom M. Paul: http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/resource/interview_4.xhtml 

Thank you for sharing the link. It gives some insight into his depth of knowledge as well as that of those he studied with. I'm looking forward to digging into it!

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 11:38 AM

MWW:
I'm not sure who at Faithlife is in charge of selecting the FBOM but I would like to suggest more conservative leaning resources

Without intending to start a theological debate violating the forums guidelines (although if anyone wants to, I am open to private discussion via faithlife messaging or to a group discussion on faithlife groups), may I suggest that while conservative resources are more faith-friendly, they can also, in many cases, play ostrich with regard to some real difficulties and thus, ignore or bury important issues that only "liberal" scholars deal with substantially?

From my experience with the academia, I am convinced that many scholars who may be qualified as "not believing that the Bible is inspired" originally come from confessional circles which unfortunately only keep recycling traditional statements and apologies for what they believe (including what "inspired" means). This works for believers who are just looking to be told they are okay and right but it doesn't when someone start looking more carefully at how the Scriptures actually work. Since most faith-friendly scholars are happy to defend the traditions from an inside crowd standpoint, those who find that this is not really dealing properly with the issues at hand, are left with the views of the scholars who are not faith-friendly and more likely to lean that way in the end. 

So, instead of insisting on conservative resources, I think it is healthier for the Church to stop doing the ostrich thing and start tackling the issues head-on. What matters is not to want to justify for ourselves what we already believe but also to offer a credible witness to those who don't. How we understand and formulate what it means for the Bible to be inspired is a very important aspect of that. 

Sorry for this disgression, I just wanted to give a bit of justification for saying "conservative only" may not be the solution. For further discussion, as I said above, I'm all game for private messaging or group discussion on faithlife community groups. 

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 11:42 AM

Author does not believe the Bible is inspired.”
Does this mean anything more than “Author is not a conservative Evangelical”? 

"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."- G.K. Chesterton

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 11:45 AM

MWW:

Mattillo:
Author does not believe the Bible is inspired.

I'm not sure who at Faithlife is in charge of selecting the FBOM but I would like to suggest more conservative leaning resources. Yes

Lots of people in Biblical studies are of this mindset. You have to read with considerable discernment. I'm passing on offers even if they are free if the stuff strikes me as just off on some rabbit trail. You know perfectly well that so much of it coincides with Solomon's lament in Ecclesiastes 12:12.

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 12:30 PM

Not to argue with anyone but to stress my preference when it comes to Logos resources.

As a pastor who came to Christ out of a liberal background, I believe the scriptural admonition "Let all things be done for edification" is a great rule of thumb, and so my vote is for more "conservative", or what I would call faith building, resources.

I don't believe that any of use should be uniformed or live with our theological heads in the sand, but the bulk of intellectual influence today slants heavily towards the liberal, the critical, and the negative. I agree with the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Don't give us your doubts, gives us your certainties, for we have doubts enough of our own.”

Certainly the powers that be in today's education and media institutions broadcast "uncertainties" to us on a daily basis. My job is to counteract that influence, so I appreciate resources that help me to stand my ground in that arena. 

If you google "liberal church decline" you will find many articles and reasons why a conservative approach to theology, is at least in my estimation, the healthier theological approach, and what the world of today is most in need of. However, I do realize that many here on these forums approach the use of their Logos resources from a different perspective than I do.

Peace,

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 3:39 PM

MWW:

Mattillo:
Author does not believe the Bible is inspired.

I'm not sure who at Faithlife is in charge of selecting the FBOM but I would like to suggest more conservative leaning resources. Yes

Over time, Faithlife provides a reasonable mix of resources with the only obvious bias being the Verbum vs. the Logos selections. What we, as consumers, do not know is which publishers agree to contracts that are favorable to "extreme" discounting and which do not. Let's be thankful that the publishers and Faithlife pull off the free book program at all.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 2 2020 3:48 PM

Mattillo:
Author does not believe the Bible is inspired.

And did you do any fact checking ... Facebook is certainly not a reliable source.

An Interview with Shalom M. Paul

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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