My favorite 3 commentaries. . . and yours?

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 6 2012 9:57 AM

Opening Up

Focus on the Bible

Hughes / Preach the Word

 

What are yours?

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Donovan R. Palmer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 10:13 AM

This is always a tough question to answer because it depends on what I am up to.  I suppose general overall top three would be:

NICNT/OT

WBC

HERM

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Sleiman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 10:32 AM

  • Navarre
  • Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series (incomplete but so far fantastic!)
  • Catena Aurea

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 10:42 AM
  • Pillar
  • Baker Exegetical
  • WBC

Haven't yet ponied up the $$ for NICOT/NT or ICC.

Donnie

 

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 11:46 AM

Certainly value those commentaries you mention Donnie, but I am fond of these ones:

(a) William MacDonald's one volume, Christ-centred "Believers Commentary;"

(b) H.A. Ironside's commentary series; and

(c) hmmm maybe - The Expositor's Commentary or IVP Background commentaries.

Regards

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Dudley C Rose | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 12:36 PM

Hermeneia
WBC
JPS

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 1:09 PM

1. The Bible - speaks for itself

2. Commentary on NT use of OT  - OT & NT should be read in light of each other so this is a helpful resource.

3.  New Bible Commentary -  I like to start with a single volume commentary and find this one is not too light but not overdone.

Many good commentaries in Logos hard to pinpoint specific ones as each set has its own strengths and weaknesses in terms of both  content & style, often complementing others. Often depends on your scope and focus as to which one's are the best. Whatever you choose it should always be evaluated against the scriptures.

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Ralph Wood | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 1:54 PM

Barclay's NDSB

Wiersbe's BE Commentaries

New Bible Commentary (Part of the IVP Reference Collection)

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 2:18 PM

Currently, they are:

Bible Knowledge Commentary

Expositor's Bible Commentary

Word Biblical Commentary

 

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 8:09 PM

NICOT/NT

Word Biblical Commentary

Ancient Christian Commentary

Hard to narrow it down to three.

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CL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 9:16 PM

BECNT
SRC
Pillars

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 11:18 PM

Josh Hunt:
What are yours?

Josh, this thread is a good opptunity to remind people of the Prioritize function in the Library window. Do you think people are describing their actual prioritized commentaries?

FWIW, the top 4 sets I have prioritized at present are:

  1. NIGTC (New International Greek Testament Commentary)
  2. BECNT (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the NT)
  3. WBC (Word Bible Commentaries)
  4. Hermeneia

I find that mix gives me a range of perspectives.

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Martin Grainger Dean | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 6:56 AM
Hello folks! I want to move to my offline laptop the Navarre NT Commentary (12 vols.) just released, but I don't seem to identify the file names of this series. Can someone tell me what they are? Thanks, Martin.
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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 10:48 AM

Martin Grainger Dean:
I want to move to my offline laptop the Navarre NT Commentary (12 vols.) just released, but I don't seem to identify the file names of this series. Can someone tell me what they are?

In the future, please start a new thread when you have an unrelated question.

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Martin Grainger Dean | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 10:56 AM
Thank you, fgh! Sorry if I posted in the wrong thread. Martin.
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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 12:11 PM

EBC, WBC, NICOT/NT are some of the resources my seminary highly recomends.

I find it telling that no one mentions Anchor... I was wondering about its position on the right vs left continuum.

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Greg Corbin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 12:49 PM

Word Biblical Commentaries

Expositor's Bible Commentary

UBS Handbook series

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Fred | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 17 2012 7:05 PM

Anchor Yale (AYBC)

Hermeneia

Word (WBC)

Fred

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 17 2012 7:46 PM

Word

Pillar

Baker

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 17 2012 8:23 PM

Josh Hunt:

Opening Up

Focus on the Bible

Hughes / Preach the Word

 

What are yours?

I have never used Opening Up, but I'll vote for your other two as favorites.

So far I like the Mentor series (new to me on Logos...had never used them before). I also love the Reformed Expository Commentaries, but they are not yet available on Logos. I've used Tyndale in paper copies for years...I like many of the volumes (but not all). I like MacArthur's books and the NAC set (most of them), and have learned to appreciate the BECNT books as well. I really like some of the Pillar volumes as well.  And I grab anything on the OT written by D. R. Davis.

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