What are your favorite commentaries?

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jun 25 2012 7:22 AM

What commentary sets do you find most useful?

 

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Juanita | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 25 2012 7:44 AM

UBS Handbooks and NICOT/NICNT

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Paul Chatfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 25 2012 8:38 AM

It obviously depends for what use.  But generally I love turning to New American Commentary series and also Pulpit commentary series first stop devotionally or as I begin deeper prep.

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 25 2012 9:29 AM

Josh Hunt:

What commentary sets do you find most useful?

In order: Hermeneia, Word, Interpretation, and Social-Rhetorical

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Into Grace | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 25 2012 9:34 AM

So far my favorites are USB and Pillar for the New Testament. Both of these sets are available in Platinum. I do not own the WBC or NICOT/NICNT (yet).

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 27 2012 4:31 PM
  • Hermeneia, I have Mt 1-20 (of which 8-20 as printed matter), Mk, Acts
  • James by Richard Bauckham (not available in Logos, expensive) - New Testament Readings -series
  • the new Interpretation volume on Ezekiel comming in September 2012
  • Brill (I have none yet, I want to get on the history of the early Church, Logos hasn't released any on that topic yet)
  • Translations of early documents -series, The first epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, ed. W. K. Lowther Clarke D.D., London, Society for promoting Christian knowledge (1937)

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 27 2012 6:13 PM

Word, UBS, NIGTC series.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 27 2012 6:24 PM
  • Hermeneia
  • UBS
  • Anchor
  • Reading the New Testament
  • Social-Rhetorical Commentary
  • JPS Tanakh Commentary

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Pastor James | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 27 2012 7:11 PM

It varies by book of the Bible. But for sermon prep:

1. Pillar

2. NIGTC

3. Baker Exegetical

4. NIVAC

5. NAC, TOTC/TNTC,

6. Bible Speaks Today, Opening up . . . , Preachers

Special Usage:  UBS Handbooks, New Testament Use of the Old Testament, Ancient commentary

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 27 2012 7:23 PM

Meyer

Anchor Bible

Hermenaeia

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 27 2012 7:31 PM

NICOT / NICNT

Ancient Christian Commentary

Word Biblical 

Pillar

New International Greek Commentary

Preachers' Commentary

Boice Expository

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André Kamphuis | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 28 2012 2:59 AM

1. Pillar

2. UBS

3. WBC

4. NIGC

5. Baker Exegetical Series

6. JPS

7. Tyndale

8. NAC

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 28 2012 1:00 PM

Here You can see that I and Soulgazer had communication: http://www.christianforums.com/t7664842-post60751598/ The topic was:
"if you go into the study with a firm grasp by what is historically meant by the "indwelling Christ", "Perfect Man" and "Son of God", your faith can be greatly enhanced."
... and that's the topic the Brill commentaries he recommends, discuss. Commentaries that are not (yet) made available in Logos. Is here someone else who is interested in this type of historical information? Browse amazon for historical information in Brill commentaries, and You'll see the titles!

There are of course all kinds of commentaries with historical information, but Soulgazer is good at early Church, he has read in college or university and/or read/aquired a lot of books on comparative historical information regarding the early Church, to study those topics in depth. He needed to do that to be a good pastor and be able to teach.

I hope this could interest other's, and I think I'm going to start a separate thread somewhere on Brill commentaries (theological discussions are not allowed on Logos User Forums, so some of the discussion will have to take place on Christianforums), but not quite yet, first I have some grounds to cover so I that I'll have better all-around knowledge to be able to participate in the discussion. (So it's going to take a while before I start the thread, but I think I'll post the link here when I do.=

Unix:
Brill (I have none yet, I want to get on the history of the early Church,[...]

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 28 2012 1:37 PM

Unix:

theological discussions are not allowed on Logos User Forums, so some of the discussion will have to take place on Christianforums

Actually you could create a discussion group on Faithlife, the benefit is its interaction with your Logos library. You can share and have community notes on what you are reading/studying directly from the book. I think this might be even more helpful.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 28 2012 1:39 PM

I would add a commentary with only one volume out right now!

High Definition Commentary: Philippians

Romans is on pre pub...its a great commentary with discourse analysis, but also included slides that can illustrate a sermon or lesson.

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 29 2012 11:35 AM

Josh Hunt:

What commentary sets do you find most useful?

Josh, (by the way, I absolutely love Love LOVE your Questions That Have Groups Talking, and How To Double Your Class resources!  Fabulous stuff, and I'm an appreciative and grateful subscriber!!) in order of typical study preference:

 

  • The Summarized Bible and Outline Bible for broad brushed overiews
  • BKC for its background and conservative perspective (still not much in-depth material yet)
  • NAC for its readability and and approach
  • WWSGNT again for it's conservative approach and deeper word study content for (selected) NT books
  • ESVSB love the concise analysis, surprising charts/maps/summaries, etc. Though, of course, its a study Bible vs. commentary... meh, its full of commentary :)
  • WBC, JFB, IVPBBC, PC, and PNTC

 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 30 2012 8:29 PM

Here are mine in no particular order:

1.  PNTC

2.  NIGTC

3.  College Press OT/NT

4.  Expositor's Bible Commentary

5.  Barclay's Daily Study Bible (I only have the original version in Spanish).

6.  BECNT

7.  USB Handbooks

8.  Meyer's is becoming a favorite too.

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Paul Strickert | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 3 2012 2:21 PM

Hermeneia

Smyth & Helwys (not available in Logos)

Many others

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 7 2012 12:42 AM

Faithlife doesn't seem to be designed for serious study, it's limited to very few Bible versions (when I'm actually waiting for the 1989 REB to be released in Logos 4 or 5) and provides a very basic study Bible (if it's comprehensive at times doesn't matter to me anyway, I don't agree with Logos's official theology). (I never use study Bibles, I have none.) So I can't see how it would be possible to find opinions on and readers of Brill historical information?!

Philana Crouch:
Actually you could create a discussion group on Faithlife, the benefit is its interaction with your Logos library.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 7 2012 1:00 AM

Unix:
I just discovered Biblical Performance Criticism -series (4 volumes, 2009-2011) - how good do You think it is?

It's not released yet ... give us a little time to find out.Smile

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