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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 5 2012 10:10 PM

So, whilst it is difficult to give a definite answer to the actual number of Christians in the world (estimates range from 2 - 3 billion), http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_Christians_are_there_worldwide#ixzz1u3y8XWvT

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"There are very few pastor’s studies, seminary libraries, or even Christian homes that do not contain at least one volume of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary."  Logos blog
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Why am I suspicious that one of the following applies:
  • Christian homes is narrowly defined
  • hyperbole was practiced to the extreme
  • someone extrapolated from personal experience
  • someone was testing the fallacy detective

... I almost missed it.

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 5 2012 11:19 PM

I think what they meant to say is that "There are very few pastor’s studies, seminary libraries, or even Christian homes that do not contain at least one dust mite and, as everyone knows, dust mites are really into The Expositor’s Bible Commentary.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2012 12:12 AM

Big Smile

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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NK | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2012 1:43 AM

Dust mites are really into my new house, but I have yet to find a copy of the EBC --- perhaps it's a really tiny copy.

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Donovan R. Palmer | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2012 2:16 AM

 

The EBC is like a mustard seed, which Logos took and planted in their product portfolio. Though the revised EBC is not the smallest of all seeds (but slightly overpriced), yet in the hands of the Logos marketers it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.

Sorry I couldn't resist a bit of humor. One thing about the marketing of Logos, they don't shy away from bold statements.

 

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2012 5:54 AM

The Expositor's Bible Commentary was one of the sources that the New Testament writers used to compile their documents.  How else do you think they knew so much?!?  Take this chance to own one of the earliest sources for the entire Bible!!!!  Order now, and you can get a free copy of the KJV, the very Bible Paul used in his ministry!  Deal only lasts while on Prepub.  The price will then be raised to one million republic credits...

 

Disclaimer:  All of the information above is false, but the set is pretty good.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2012 6:14 AM

MJ. Smith:
"There are very few pastor’s studies, seminary libraries, or even Christian homes that do not contain at least one volume of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary."  Logos blog
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Why am I suspicious that one of the following applies:

  • Christian homes is narrowly defined
  • hyperbole was practiced to the extreme
  • someone extrapolated from personal experience
  • someone was testing the fallacy detective

Surely you must know by now that in the Logos universe priests ain't pastors, and Catholics (Orthodox, Lutherans, Anglicans...) ain't Christians? Stick out tongue The 2010 blog on "heavyweights from across the theological spectrum" made it pretty clear that none of the above fits within Logos' "theological spectrum"...

Of course, this time they've not only 'forgotten' that there are Christians outside their own churches, but also that there are Christians outside their own country. I don't think there are too many Christian homes with a Bible commentary -- any Bible commentary -- in Africa or the Middle East...

Donovan R. Palmer:
The EBC is like a mustard seed, which Logos took and planted in their product portfolio. Though the revised EBC is not the smallest of all seeds (but slightly overpriced), yet in the hands of the Logos marketers it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.

I think you'll win today's price for most entertaining post. Big Smile

 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2012 6:43 AM

Well, when I saw the quote, I checked on the official Logos forum that has thousands of users, threads, and little pictures of dogs with halos.

I was impressed when I queried if anyone did NOT have the set and sure enough, almost no one said they did NOT have the set.

So there you go. Logos MUST BE CORRECT.


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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2012 7:33 AM

Will someone purchase one for me so that I can be among the haves. Big Smile

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 6 2012 8:00 AM

fgh:

Surely you must know by now that in the Logos universe priests ain't pastors, and Catholics (Orthodox, Lutherans, Anglicans...) ain't Christians? Stick out tongue The 2010 blog on "heavyweights from across the theological spectrum" made it pretty clear that none of the above fits within Logos' "theological spectrum"...

Of course, this time they've not only 'forgotten' that there are Christians outside their own churches, but also that there are Christians outside their own country. I don't think there are too many Christian homes with a Bible commentary -- any Bible commentary -- in Africa or the Middle East...

So true, so true, so true...

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Jayson Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 10:02 AM

Busted! I take full responsibility for the overstatement, and I have adjusted the post to be less hyperbolic. Thanks MJ.

 

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 10:08 AM

Jayson Bradley:

Busted! I take full responsibility for the overstatement, and I have adjusted the post to be less hyperbolic. Thanks MJ.

Bummer, the forum dream police got your number now, dude. They will be watching.... Geeked

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Jayson Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 10:09 AM

Yes

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 1:43 PM

No soup for you!!!

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 4:06 PM

Does anyone know what the best selling Bible commentary set is?

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 4:10 PM

Josh:

Does anyone know what the best selling Bible commentary set is?

The other 65 books of the Bible?

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Evan Boardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 4:11 PM

If every Christian home would have it, (which cant be said for any) It would be Matthew Henry.

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 4:26 PM

BillS:

Josh:

Does anyone know what the best selling Bible commentary set is?

The other 65 books of the Bible?

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Would that be Apocolyptic or Pseudepigraphic?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 5:47 PM

BillS:

The other 65 books of the Bible?

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You're close - how 'bout ~ 85 other books?

Room4more:
Would that be Apocolyptic or Pseudepigraphic?

I'd assume canonical by the math.

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 5:55 PM

MJ. Smith:

BillS:

The other 65 books of the Bible?

Big Smile

You're close - how 'bout ~ 85 other books?

Room4more:
Would that be Apocolyptic or Pseudepigraphic?

I'd assume canonical by the math.

Makes me wonder if we are adding I & II Enoch[does have a few different translational versions], The Assumption of Moses, and Eve’s record. They have also The Gospel of Thomas and of Peter….

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