Recommendation for good OT commentary

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 27 2011 8:22 PM

I am seeing that my library is in need of some beefing up in OT commentary.... i have Platinum now.

What are some good series that you would recommend. I realize this is subjective....Just looking for some feedback.

 

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 8:24 PM

JPS Torah Commentary. Excellent stuff.

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Scott S | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 8:45 PM

The pastors here will have the best recommendations for you, but I thought I would point out that the first part of the Mentor series is in Pre-Pub and going live tomorrow (Feb 28). I plan on buying it myself based on Alain Maashe's recommendation, my reading of sample pages, and reviews I found which I can post if there is interest. The Mentor series only covers part of the OT so far.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 9:13 PM

Three sets will get you the most bang for the buck in covering the OT:

NICOT

Word

Tyndale

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 9:32 PM

Mark A. Smith:

Three sets will get you the most bang for the buck in covering the OT:

NICOT

Word

Tyndale

I'll second Mark's choices.  I'd also consider College Press NIV OT.  Some volumes are excellent, but not all.  Hermenia OT seems to be good, but may be too technical.  Also ICC OT.  If I had money I'd own NICOT, ICC OT, Word BC ALL, and Hermenia OT.  I could own Tyndale now, but I think I'm good with what I currently own.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 9:34 PM

I'm on Platinum too and there's plenty within it to do justice. Based on my print collection, you really should pick volumes rather than sets, but I'll throw a coin between NICOT and Word. 

 

Any specific books you want commentaries for?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 9:36 PM

Easy choice:

1. JPS Tanakh/Torah Commentary

2. Hermeneia

3. Yale Anchor Bible Commentary

4. UBS Commentary

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Abi Gail | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 27 2011 9:38 PM

Mark A. Smith:

Three sets will get you the most bang for the buck in covering the OT:

NICOT

Word

Tyndale

Yes

 

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 28 2011 4:59 AM

Michael Ballai:
Any specific books you want commentaries for?

 

No... just an overall "beefing up".... i am going to pick up JPS and Tyndale to start. Thanks for the recommendations.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2011 11:02 AM

Mark A. Smith:

Three sets will get you the most bang for the buck in covering the OT:  NICOT, Word,  Tyndale

I agree with Mark.  For a commentary that is less technical than NICOT or Word, you cannot beat Tyndale.

 

 

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