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John Crabtree | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Sep 30 2015 7:57 AM

I apologize because I know this is a redundant post. I could not find the various prior post that would answer all my questions. Please forgive me for once again creating a redundant thread. I purchased the entire collection during the sale seeing as it would likely never be this cheap again. Seeing as I am in seminary the resources will be valuable resources to own electronically rather than wasting time flipping through books and only being able to use said volumes in the library. With all this being said my question is before the sale ends with the four older volumes that are not in the collection. Which ones are they? While the sale is still on would you recommend adding them as well?

 

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 8:12 AM

Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 19: Psalms 1–50 by Peter C. Craigie

Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 8: Judges by Trent C. Butler

Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 24: Isaiah 1–33 by John D.W. Watts

Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 25: Isaiah 34–66 by John D.W. Watts

Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 18B: Job 38–42 by David J. A. Clines

I bought all of them but others will probably have a different recommendation. Today is the day of decision

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 8:47 AM

Hello John 

I did some checking and you may want to think about some of the other vol's for example 

both the Psalms both the old and new have 504 pages.

Isaiah 1-33 the old has 624 pages but the new one has 500 pages.

Isaiah 34-66 old vol has 624 pages, but the new has 958 pages. 

So i think the main question should be what content are you missing between the old and new IF any? 

I was under the impression that any revised vol would still have the same information plus some new added information. I may be wrong on this.

I am just saying that could be one way to look at the vol's

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 9:09 AM

John Crabtree:

I apologize because I know this is a redundant post. I could not find the various prior post that would answer all my questions. Please forgive me for once again creating a redundant thread. I purchased the entire collection during the sale seeing as it would likely never be this cheap again. Seeing as I am in seminary the resources will be valuable resources to own electronically rather than wasting time flipping through books and only being able to use said volumes in the library. With all this being said my question is before the sale ends with the four older volumes that are not in the collection. Which ones are they? While the sale is still on would you recommend adding them as well?

 

There are two possible reasons to buy first edition Logos books:

  1. To read the content of the earlier edition.
  2. To be able to follow links to the earlier edition.

If an earlier edition is linked to frequently, it might be worth purchasing, even if the content is very similar to the second edition. But that's for you to decide.

With regard to these specific volumes, there's no point in buying the first edition of Psalms 1-50 just to read the content. It's identical. There's new material as an addendum in the second edition, but nothing else has changed.

The other volumes have more substantial changes, but as the author presumably considers the second edition superior to the first, I'm not sure there's any reason to purchase it, other than to be able to follow links.

Reading the preface to the revised edition will tell you what's changed.

By the way, SuperTramp's list is incorrect. The older volumes not included in the WBC collection are actually:

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John Crabtree | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 12:56 PM

Mark thank you for the above this really helped.

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SteveHD | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 6:12 PM

Mark Barnes:

To be able to follow links to the earlier edition.

If an earlier edition is linked to frequently, it might be worth purchasing, even if the content is very similar to the second edition. But that's for you to decide.

I would think that one of the benefits of the upgrades on the digital format would be that  links could be updated. Does that generally happen? Are they able to add revised links and leave old links? I recently bought the Lexham Guides (as part of SDA package). These are full of links. I just bought WBC set. Are the Lexham Guide links likely to need replaced for the updated versions?

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 6:16 PM

Mark Barnes:
I apologize for getting it wrong. I drew my list from my order history. I see now what I did wrong.

You might want to check out this post about the Psalms volume:

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/114919/760788.aspx#760788 

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John Crabtree | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 7:03 PM

Thank you!!

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SteveHD | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 7:19 PM

SHotchkiss:

Mark Barnes:

To be able to follow links to the earlier edition.

If an earlier edition is linked to frequently, it might be worth purchasing, even if the content is very similar to the second edition. But that's for you to decide.

I would think that one of the benefits of the upgrades on the digital format would be that  links could be updated. Does that generally happen? Are they able to add revised links and leave old links? I recently bought the Lexham Guides (as part of SDA package). These are full of links. I just bought WBC set. Are the Lexham Guide links likely to need replaced for the updated versions?

Just checked my Lexham Bible Guide for 2 Corinthians. Strange thing here is that it looks like there are 2 links and I though maybe one was to the new edition but both are locked even though I did just by the whole 62 volume set.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 1 2015 1:05 AM

SHotchkiss:
I would think that one of the benefits of the upgrades on the digital format would be that  links could be updated. Does that generally happen? Are they able to add revised links and leave old links?

That certainly won't happen in the majority of cases. If an author has linked to pg 52 of the first edition of 2 Corinthians, Logos will link to page 52 of the first edition. The point the author was making may not even be in the second edition, or might be on a different page, etc. It's not for Faithlife to change the reference.

Where Faithlife themselves have authored the volume, then it's certainly possible they may choose to revise their own volume (authors' privilege!), probably by adding a link to the second edition and keeping the link to the first. That hasn't happened yet in the Lexham Bible Guide. The reason there are two links in the section you refer to is because the structure of the WBC means that the relevant comments appear in two different sections of the commentary.

I have no idea if those links in the Lexham Guide will be updated. I would imagine they might be at some point, but as that would require the original author to check that the point he is referring to still occurs in the second edition, and find out where the new reference should point, an update certainly isn't guaranteed, and if it does happen probably won't happen soon.

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