Does anyone have the MacArthur’s NT Commentaries Collection?

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Patrick S. | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 3 2011 4:44 AM

Hello All

I was wondering does anyone have the MacArthur’s NT Commentaries Collection in their Logos?

If so could you share your opinion of it as a commentary set, its value, who do you see as its target audience, where you see it fitting as a commentary set (general, pastoral, exegetical, technical)

I got the commentary on Romans and getting past some of the homily style it reads well and has some nuggets.

I was interested to get input from anyone who has purchased in Logos and/or has read in book form.

I also note (in the Romans book) that there are a lot of typos, more than I have found in any Logos resource.

 

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 6:12 AM

I have all of them and they are excellent I think. They are "one man" commentaries so they reflect MacArthur's theology and opinions but I happen to agree with most of his. He doesn't deal thoroughly with EVERY verse but usually deals with the issue I'm looking for. I would highly recommend them.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 12:34 PM

Patrick S.:
I was wondering does anyone have the MacArthur’s NT Commentaries Collection in their Logos?

I have the set, but I don't use it as much as I expected. This is probably because I also have NIC, Pillar, and a few other technical commentaries which are more to my taste. He is my Pastor's favorite.

Patrick S.:
where you see it fitting as a commentary set (general, pastoral, exegetical, technical)

Definitely pastoral. I regularly use his Study Bible and have listened to many of his radio broadcast. The commentaries are written pretty much the same style. His exegesis is quite good, even though I do not always agree with his conclusions. He is most definitely a Calvinist (that is not intended to be either complimentary or critical, just a statement of fact).

 

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Nord Zootman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 7:00 PM

I have his commentaries in hard back (yes - they still work).  They are definitely pastoral. I refer to them on a regular basis for sermon prep, although there are others I use at least as much or more.  He is as Jack mentioned Calvinist and is premillenial in his eschatology.

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 4 2011 6:01 AM

Have them in another software package. They are very good if you are of a mind to appreciate MacArthur as a teacher, which I do for the most part.

I use them after having studied on my own, come up with my own opinion of what the text is trying to say, and then having consulted the more scholarly sets. After doing all that the MacArthur set is good for getting ideas about how to actually present the material.

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Otto S. Carroll | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 4 2011 6:35 AM

In the mid 90's I had all the MacArthur's NT Commentaries in book form. I then bought my first Logos package (ver 2.0) when Logos announced that they would be releasing his NT commentaries (eventually gave all my books away as LLS versions were being released). MacArhur's Commentaries is the primary reason I switched from using PC StudyBible to Logos.

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Jonathan West | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 4 2011 7:20 AM

Nord Zootman:

I have his commentaries in hard back (yes - they still work).  They are definitely pastoral. I refer to them on a regular basis for sermon prep, although there are others I use at least as much or more.  He is as Jack mentioned Calvinist and is premillenial in his eschatology.

And specifically he is dispensational premill ...Huh?

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Patrick S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 4 2011 7:48 AM

Hi All

Thanks very much everyone for taking time and effort to respond and give feedback — appreciate it.

I continued to look around and research and eventually went with the Tyndale Commentaries set. What I was looking for was introductory commentaries (I already have NICOT/NT and other more technical commentaries) which would cover all Bible books without getting immediately into involved and sometimes arcane points.

The Tyndale set seemed to fit that bill, and it has some well respected authors, and at a good price.

I'll continue reading the MacArthur Romans, but more as a pastoral exposition.

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Jim Poulsen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 4 2011 7:26 PM

I have MacArthur's commentary's but they don't all work consistently...

Searching text restricted to MacArthur NT Comm below excludes most of my MacA library.  See examples in attachment

Also, not all of the volumes appear in a passage guide search, e.g. Matthew, Hebrews etc.

 

 

 8015.MacArthur Commentaries Logos 4.docx

 

 

 

 

 

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 4 2011 8:05 PM

Jonathan West:

And specifically he is dispensational premill ...Huh?

Yes You gotta love it! Cool

I own his lifeworks package in Logos and have picked up all the pre-pub books that have been released. Though I don't use his commentaries as much as some others I appreciate having them for when I do peek inside one. His theology is pretty close to mine. As others have said they are very pastoral.

I also enjoy his monographs. Some are basically mini commentaries. Take "Battle for the Beginning" for instance. It goes over the first two chapters of Genesis in great detail. Highly recommended read.

 

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