Evangelical Press (22 Vol) Focus on the Bible (32 Vol), or Welwyn Commentary (49 Vol) Which one?

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Steven Langella | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Mar 7 2013 11:33 AM

I am looking to buy one of the following series. 

Evangelical Press
http://www.logos.com/product/16105/evangelical-press-study-commentary

Focus on the Bible
http://www.logos.com/product/4459/focus-on-the-bible-commentaries

Welwyn Commentary Series
http://www.logos.com/product/4907/welwyn-commentary-series

They seem to be very similar non-technical expositional.  I already own several series but have had my eye on these three. I don't want to get another that is similar to what I already own.

Any thoughts?

 

What I currently own:

Preaching The Word Series - Kent Hughes
Baker's New Testament Commentary Series _ Simon Kistemaker
John MacArthur New Testament Series
Lange's Commentary Series
James Montgomery Boice Expositional Commentary Series
The New American Commentary Series
NIGTC Commentary Series
NIV Application Commentary Series
The Pillar New Testament Commentary Series
The Pulpit Commentary Series
Day One Expositional Commentary Series
Calvin's Commentary Series
Lenski's Commentary Series
The Bible Speaks Today New Testament Series

 

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Justin Cofer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 7 2013 12:39 PM

Steven Langella:

I am looking to buy one of the following series. 

Evangelical Press
http://www.logos.com/product/16105/evangelical-press-study-commentary

Focus on the Bible
http://www.logos.com/product/4459/focus-on-the-bible-commentaries

Welwyn Commentary Series
http://www.logos.com/product/4907/welwyn-commentary-series

They seem to be very similar non-technical expositional.  I already own several series but have had my eye on these three. I don't want to get another that is similar to what I already own.

Any thoughts?

 

What I currently own:

Preaching The Word Series - Kent Hughes
Baker's New Testament Commentary Series _ Simon Kistemaker
John MacArthur New Testament Series
Lange's Commentary Series
James Montgomery Boice Expositional Commentary Series
The New American Commentary Series
NIGTC Commentary Series
NIV Application Commentary Series
The Pillar New Testament Commentary Series
The Pulpit Commentary Series
Day One Expositional Commentary Series
Calvin's Commentary Series
Lenski's Commentary Series
The Bible Speaks Today New Testament Series

 

I would consult www.bestcommentaries.com

A set I see you do not own that is The Tyndale Commentaries.  They are quite even series and are expositional and non-technical and relatively inexpensive for covering all 66 books.  Its what I would recommend.

http://www.logos.com/product/8593/tyndale-commentaries

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 7 2013 2:18 PM

Yes Tyndale are good!Yes

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Steven Langella | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 7 2013 2:38 PM
Thanks but my question is regarding the three above. I hear the EP is similar to Tyndale but more detailed.
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Justin Cofer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 7 2013 2:46 PM

Steven Langella:
I hear the EP is similar to Tyndale but more detailed.

EP is written from the Reformed perspective.  Tyndale has authors from a broader range of theological positions.  If you like the Baker's NT Commentary, then you'll like EP since they are both written from the Reformed theological position. 

Its also worth nothing that EP does not cover 66 books.  Bang for buck I personally like Tyndale.

If I were you, I would focus on getting better coverage on the OT books since most of your commentary sets cover the NT but not the OT.

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Kelvin Niblett | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 7 2013 2:58 PM

I use the Wewyn set regularly in my sermon prep and in finding application points.

It is a nice east read and covers both the OT and NT. The OT books are very useful as they give a nice perspective on the topic at hand.

I purchased the Welwyn set when it was 50% off so keep your eyes out for a good sale.

I only have one of the Focus on the Bible Books (1 Corinthians - Paul Barnett) and probally cannot give you an honest comparison.

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 7 2013 4:26 PM

Justin Cofer:

EP is written from the Reformed perspective. 

Christian Focus is also Reformed.

http://www.christianfocus.com/pages/guidelines/-/66ee182696be0cce1187260d5f4246b0ca0226e

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 7 2013 4:33 PM

Kelvin Niblett:

I use the Wewyn set regularly in my sermon prep and in finding application points.

I purchased the Welwyn set when it was 50% off so keep your eyes out for a good sale.

One of Logos' competitors sells the Welwyn set for about $150 and the FOTB set for $200. I mean, I love having resources in Logos because it's more convenient, but that's hundreds of dollars difference. If I were you, I would consider getting that instead.

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Justin Cofer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 7 2013 4:41 PM

elnwood:

Justin Cofer:

EP is written from the Reformed perspective. 

Christian Focus is also Reformed.

http://www.christianfocus.com/pages/guidelines/-/66ee182696be0cce1187260d5f4246b0ca0226e

true....  Another thing to consider for the OP is that between the 3 options, Christian Focus is the only one that covers Psalms.  I'd try to get the widest coverage of OT books possible to fill out the library.  Logos packages tend to be stacked for the NT but sparser for the OT.

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