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David Ames | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 17 2015 5:21 PM

There are two versions available in Logos.  Why is the short one more expensive?

[I know I am missing something major but I don’t know what]

 

The Babylonian Talmud: Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated into English (19 vols.)

by Rodkinson, Michael L.

The Talmud Society 1918

$249.95

Pages: 4,105   19 Vol 

 

The Babylonian Talmud: A Translation and Commentary

by Neusner, Jacob

Hendrickson 2011

$140.95

Pages: 16,530    22 Vol  

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 17 2015 7:37 PM

David Ames:
[I know I am missing something major but I don’t know what]

Just in case I am missing something major, shouldn't this be in the Jewish Products forum?

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 17 2015 7:51 PM

SineNomine:
Just in case I am missing something major, shouldn't this be in the Jewish Products forum?

Probably.

Logos 7 Collectors Edition

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 12:01 AM

David Ames:
Why is the short one more expensive?

I suspect the answer to that question is simply that the older copy cost more to produce because a digital edition had to be created, whereas the newer edition was already available in digital form.

The difference in size is exaggerated by the more modern volume having a different page size, print size and layout. But there is a little more content in the newer edition, particularly by way of better introductions and a few extra tractates.

If you only want one copy, my advice would be to buy the newer edition.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 1:14 AM

I wondered that too.  Thanks!  This Christmas I hope to get it.  (Dear Sweet Wife, are you reading this?!)

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 1:54 AM

Mark Barnes:
But there is a little more content in the newer edition, particularly by way of better introductions and a few extra tractates.

I used the Concordance tool to check, and there are 7,381,441 words in the newer edition (with 26,898 references to the Bible, 8,221 to the Mishna, and 3,413 to the Tosefta). The older edition has 1,807,250 words (with 6,508 references to the Bible and 107 to the Mishna). That's a much bigger difference than is obviously apparent in using the volumes.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 4:45 AM

David

As Mark points out there are significant differences between the two. What I did was look into the XL Jewish Bundle. Since I already had the JPS commentaries it was a great deal and I ended up with a great base of Jewish study resources. The other option is the Ancient Literature Collection. I found that for about the same price or a few dollars more, I could get the Talmud included in other packages. Just a thought.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 6:16 AM

SineNomine:

Just in case I am missing something major, shouldn't this be in the Jewish Products forum?

This thread has been moved to the Jewish Products Forum.  Thank you.

I posted it to the Orthodox Forum as it is listed as being available in Orthodox Platinum and I was wondering if that was worth the $30 more per month over Gold.  Thanks for the information.  I have and have used the cheaper version.  

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 8:16 AM

David Ames:

There are two versions available in Logos.  Why is the short one more expensive?

As far as pricing is concerned, the same thing occurs with the Matthew Henry Commentaries. The concise commentary cost more than the full 6 volume work.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 18 2015 7:57 PM

I wonder if the inclusion of the shorter, pricier Talmud had anything to do with it presumably being public domain and royalty-free.

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