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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 31 2020 3:08 AM

Thank you, Paul and Stephen, for pointing these out.  Snagged them.

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 1 2020 12:11 AM

The monthly Faithlife free ebook is very much appreciated. However, of late the +1s haven't represented great value. I've previously bought all 3 on offer this month for much less. One of the +1s in April was then cheaper in May as there was a publisher offer.

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 1 2020 12:29 AM

Just spotted an additional free book which is presumably a publisher offer.

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/product/184256/your-money-made-simple-the-key-to-financial-freedom

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 1 2020 2:41 AM

Verbum free book:

https://verbum.com/product/162572/commentaries-on-genesis-1-3-homilies-on-creation-and-fall-and-commentary-on-genesis-book-i

The free book and the +1's are all part of the ancient texts library expansion.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 1 2020 6:04 AM

Jan Krohn:

Verbum free book:

https://verbum.com/product/162572/commentaries-on-genesis-1-3-homilies-on-creation-and-fall-and-commentary-on-genesis-book-i

The free book and the +1's are all part of the ancient texts library expansion.

Any one have any thoughts on these?  They don't look all that interesting to me but I wonder if I'm missing something

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 1 2020 8:37 AM

Mattillo:
Any one have any thoughts on these?  They don't look all that interesting to me but I wonder if I'm missing something

I love having access to commentaries from different eras or church history. Very helpful for identifying interpretative biases.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 1 2020 12:34 PM

Mattillo:
Any one have any thoughts on these?  They don't look all that interesting to me but I wonder if I'm missing something

Well, having the influential commentary of Ambrosiaster on various letters of Paul is more than a bit interesting because it was so influential to so many. I don't personally now his work, but have seen it in a LOT of footnotes, So, If I may quote:


AMBROSIASTER (fl. c. 366–384)
One of the more intriguing, though little-known, biblical commentators of late antiquity was the Latin author now called Ambrosiaster (Pseudo-Ambrose). Writing at Rome in the late fourth century, Ambrosiaster composed a commentary on the thirteen Pauline epistles (excluding Hebrews), the earliest complete commentary on Paul to have survived. The same author produced a series of Questions on the Old and New Testaments, which was handed down in the manuscript tradition as a work of *Augustine. Several other exegetical fragments have been attributed to Ambrosiaster with varying degrees of plausibility (Martini 1944). The identity of Ambrosiaster has remained an enigma to scholars, although his writings were widely read in his own day and afterwards. *Jerome, Augustine and *Pelagius were among his contemporaries and were indebted to him.


Hunter, D. G. (2007). Ambrosiaster (fl. c. 366–384). In D. K. McKim (Ed.), Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (p. 123). Downers Grove, IL; Nottingham, England: InterVarsity Press.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 2 2020 3:52 PM

Mattillo:

Jan Krohn:

Verbum free book:

https://verbum.com/product/162572/commentaries-on-genesis-1-3-homilies-on-creation-and-fall-and-commentary-on-genesis-book-i

The free book and the +1's are all part of the ancient texts library expansion.

Any one have any thoughts on these?  They don't look all that interesting to me but I wonder if I'm missing something

You may wish to think of them as the works of believing Christian scholars, praying and writing long before the Reformation and producing works uncontaminated by modern misconceptions and the historical critical method.

"Today global Christians are being steadily drawn toward these biblical and patristic sources for daily meditation and spiritual formation. They are on the outlook for primary classic sources of spiritual formation and biblical interpretation, presented in accessible form and grounded in reliable scholarship.
These crucial texts have had an extended epoch of sustained influence on Scripture   p ix  interpretation, but virtually no influence in the modern period. They also deserve a hearing among modern readers and scholars. There is a growing awareness of the speculative excesses and spiritual and homiletic limitations of much post-Enlightenment criticism. Meanwhile the motifs, methods and approaches of ancient exegetes have remained unfamiliar not only to historians but to otherwise highly literate biblical scholars, trained exhaustively in the methods of historical and scientific criticism.
It is ironic that our times, which claim to be so fully furnished with historical insight and research methods, have neglected these texts more than scholars in previous centuries who could read them in their original languages.
This series provides indisputable evidence of the modern neglect of classic Christian exegesis: it remains a fact that extensive and once authoritative classic commentaries on Scripture still remain untranslated into any modern language. Even in China such a high level of neglect has not befallen classic Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian commentaries."

Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray, “General Introduction,” in Commentaries on Genesis 1–3: Homilies on Creation and Fall and Commentary on Genesis: Book I, ed. Michael Glerup, Thomas C. Oden, and Gerald L. Bray, trans. Robert C. Hill and Carmen S. Hardin, Ancient Christian Texts (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2010), viii–ix.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 2 2020 4:17 PM

SineNomine:
Even in China

Even in China? Well, I now have another ignorant person to add to my "not reliable reading" list ... I'll bet he's never read a Buddhist commentary in Chinese (or Tibetan, or Sanskrit . . . )

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 2 2020 4:40 PM

MJ. Smith:
SineNomine:
Even in China

Even in China? Well, I now have another ignorant person to add to my "not reliable reading" list ... I'll bet he's never read a Buddhist commentary in Chinese (or Tibetan, or Sanskrit . . . )

I suspect the authors of the introduction referring to the negative consequences of successive versions of Communism for the in-China study of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian texts. Despite all that, as the authors see it, the Chinese still do more for their ancient religious commentators than we (Christians, but the authors are Protestants) do for ours.

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