Everyman's Bible Commentary Series (43 Vols.) being released this month.

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Michael G. Halpern | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 14 2010 7:38 AM

As this commentary series plans to be released on July 28, 2010, I was wondering if anyone was familiar with it and could comment about their thoughts regarding this set.  Thank you in advance for your posts...Michael

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Praiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 7:56 AM

Link to Prepub:    http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/5149

 

 

I would check the price on this after it goes off Prepub... it will probably be the same as it is now, since there is no Logos Price currently mentioned.

That is how it worked with the Zondervan collection. Only two of the resources were increased from their prepub prices.

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Ron | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 7:57 AM

I can tell you that based on some of the authors (Zuck, Walvoord, Ryrie, etc) that it is dispensational, pre-mil, pre-trib.  Other than that, I don't know much about it and unfortunately much searching has turned up very, very, very little detailed information about the set.

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Daniel Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 8:26 AM

Michael G. Halpern:

As this commentary series plans to be released on July 28, 2010, I was wondering if anyone was familiar with it and could comment about their thoughts regarding this set.  Thank you in advance for your posts...Michael

I've used a few of the volumes.  I would agree with the previous assessment of dispensational, pretrib, premill.  Also, length-wise they're more suitable for a high school Bible class or Sunday School class vs. major resources for sermon preparation, though they could be helpful.  Personally, I think the TOTC/TNTC is more in depth, but obviously not dispensational.  Still, you might get more in-depth commentary from a series like that vs. this one.

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Mike T | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 8:32 AM

I will point out that you can preview a couple of the volumes (Daniel and Isaiah, perhaps more) at Amazon.com to get a feel for the content...

Michael

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 8:39 AM

Please Logos, could we have some sample pages as you do with other prepubs?Smile  It's more money than I'm prepared to gamble without some idea whether it is a resource that meets my need.  Sometimes the sample pages decide me not to buy, sometimes they persuade me to buy.

Also does anyone know any thing about Genesis to Jesus?  Again some sample pages would be a great help.

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Justin Cofer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 10:03 AM

I have a paperback copy of Romans .... I scanned a page so you could get a feel for what the series is like....

 

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Scott S | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 10:07 AM

 

Rosscup's "Commentaries for Biblical Expositors" provides observations from one sentence to a long paragraph in length on about 25 OT and 10 NT books in the Everyman's Bible Commentary series.

http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/COM4EXPROSSCUP

 

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Michael G. Halpern | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 2:50 PM

Thank you all so very much for your responses...they are quite helpful.  I knew I could count on my Logos brothers and sisters for help.  You are all awesome!

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 15 2010 8:27 AM

Thank you, Justin.  It was helpful to be able to read the pages you had scanned.Big Smile

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 15 2010 5:35 PM

D.A. Carson mentions it in his NT Commentary Review under the section 1.2.2 "Series worth noting but not pursuing"

He specifically says it "...is too elementary to be very useful"

POSTER'S NOTE:  To me this sounds less stuffy when in context he writes this right before he calls John Knox's Layman's Bible Commentary "singularly undistinguished".

Personally I like the colors!

 

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Ron | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 15 2010 8:18 PM

Scott S:

 

Rosscup's "Commentaries for Biblical Expositors" provides observations from one sentence to a long paragraph in length on about 25 OT and 10 NT books in the Everyman's Bible Commentary series.

http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/COM4EXPROSSCUP

 

I went and researched and then purchased this book after you mentioned it Scott.  It's excellent!  Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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Scott S | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 17 2010 8:02 PM

Ron Keyston Jr:
I went and researched and then purchased this book after you mentioned it Scott.  It's excellent! 

Cool.  Smile

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Ron | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 21 2010 5:10 PM

Paul:

D.A. Carson mentions it in his NT Commentary Review under the section 1.2.2 "Series worth noting but not pursuing"

He specifically says it "...is too elementary to be very useful"

Personally, I think it is a bit unfair for Carson to dismiss the entire series like that.  Even if the series as a whole is nothing spectacular, Rosscup (from the above-mentioned "Commentaries for Biblical Expositor's") speaks very highly of several of the OT volumes: (EDIT - You can safely ignore my comment about Carson's dismissal, I very belatedly realized that his book is dealing with NT commentaries and in the NT the consensus seems to be that Everyman's is unimpressive.)

1 & 2 Samuel - "This 1982 update for Moody Press’s Everyman’s Bible Commentary Series is a surprisingly resourceful paperback. ...snip... There are few volumes on I and II Samuel which could rightly claim to be more helpful on expositional matters." - He rates this as the #1 "Expositional" commentary for 1&2 Sam

Ecclesiastes - "This work is brief but outstanding in setting the message in its right perspective." - He rates this as the #1 "Expositional" commentary for Eccles.

Jeremiah - "A master at surveys does it again here for pastors, Sunday School teachers and lay persons needing a concise sketch." - This is his #3 choice for an "Expositional" commentary on Jeremiah.

Jonah and Nahum (which unfortunately aren't included in this collection) - "This is a conservative exposition based on analysis of the Hebrew, using the NIV, following a good outline. The writer is lucidly helpful on the meanings of details, connections, and doctrinal significance." - He rates this as the #2 "Exegetical" commentary for Jonah and #5 for Nahum.

He gives much more detailed reviews than what I quoted above, I was just quoting the conclusions.

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