Expositor's Bible Commentary -- Original vs. Revised

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Keith Gant | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 30 2011 10:27 AM

Logos currently has a sale on the EBC for $129.99: http://www.logos.com/product/5457/the-expositors-bible-commentary. But this is the original, and a revised EBC has been produced during 2005-2010 (2 volumes forthcoming): http://www.bestcommentaries.com/series/revised-expositor-s-bible-commentary-rebc/.

The revision does not appear to be yet available on Logos. Does anyone know how extensive the changes are in the revised EBC?

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2011 11:06 AM

I personally do not own either set but am itching to get the revised version in Logos. I asked the same question in another forum and the replies suggested that it is a pretty big rewrite with different authors.

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Keith Gant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2011 11:45 AM

Rick Hypes:

I personally do not own either set but am itching to get the revised version in Logos. I asked the same question in another forum and the replies suggested that it is a pretty big rewrite with different authors.

Rick, that is helpful to hear. I had searched for a discussion of it here in the Logos forums before posting, but had found nothing. What was the other forum where you got the information?

 

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Jim VanSchoonhoven | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2011 11:58 AM

I have the old set and it is well worth the price.  One of the big plus factors for me is it presents many things from a dispensational view point, which gives a balance to many of my other resources.

The scholarship level is about the same as the Tyndale series.  I uses both often to see both sides of issues.  Both contain solid scholarship as far as they go.   This allows almost anyone to get a good handle on a passage for further research and studies.  On the real positive side these commentaries are on both the New and Old Testament, which is also important to help balance most of the Logos libraries out.  Too many sets have no OT coverange!

I will also consider the new set when it comes to Logos, it will be alot different from the old set. I hope it sticks with the dispensational point of view on most passages, but it will be worth considering even if it does not.

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Jim VanSchoonhoven

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2011 12:20 PM

Keith ... this is directly from the Zondervan site. What is most impressive to me was the irenical treatment of opposing opinions.

This is a completely revised edition of Gold Medallion Award-winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary. This revised commentary has undergone substantial revisions that keep pace with current evangelical scholarship and resources. Just as its previous edition, it offers a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of the gospel, this ten-volume reference work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide. Its fifty-six contributors—thirty of them are new—represent the best in evangelical scholarship committed to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible.As before, The Expositor’s Bible Commentary features full NIV text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. In addition to its exposition, each book of the Bible has an introduction, outline, and an updated bibliography. Notes on textual questions and special problems are correlated with the expository units; transliteration and translation of Semitic and Greek words make the more technical notes accessible to readers unacquainted with the biblical languages. In matters where marked differences of opinion exist, commentators, while stating their own convictions, deal fairly and irenically with opposing views.


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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2011 12:25 PM

Keith Gant:
What was the other forum where you got the information?

I asked about it in a Logos competitor's forum. Their forums are within the program itself and not accessible via the web. I know that Logos has clarified the mentioning of other programs in the Logos forums but out of respect I will not mention the name. If you would like to know, please email me at rick68 at vqme com  You will get a "challenge response" where you have to type two words since your email address won't be recognized the first time you email me. Once you type the two words, it will come to my inbox. I know it is a hassle but it keeps me from getting a lot of bad stuff.

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ME: While visiting a local Bible bookstore two days ago I noticed that Zondervan has released a revised version of the Expositor's Bible Commentary (the volumes have a brown cover which say "Revised" on them and it is now 13 volumes instead of 12. Looking through one it looked great!

Amazon says that some volumes are not yet released, I'm not sure.

I know that this is very early in the game, but can anyone from <competitor program> (or anyone else for that matter) comment on whether or not the revised edition might have a chance to be seen in <competitor program>?

Any information (if known) would be cool to know.

Thanks

Below is a excerpt from Amazon.

 

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Product Description:

This is a completely revised edition of Gold Medallion Award-winning Expositor's Bible Commentary. This revised commentary has undergone substantial revisions that keep pace with current evangelical scholarship and resources. Just as its previous edition, it offers a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of the gospel, this ten-volume reference work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors' studies worldwide. Its fifty-six contributors---thirty of them are new---represent the best in evangelical scholarship committed to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible. As before, The Expositor's Bible Commentary features full NIV text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. In addition to its exposition, each book of the Bible has an introduction, outline, and an updated bibliography. Notes on textual questions and special problems are correlated with the expository units; transliteration and translation of Semitic and Greek words make the more technical notes accessible to readers unacquainted with the biblical languages. In matters where marked differences of opinion exist, commentators, while stating their own convictions, deal fairly and irenically with opposing views.
Reply: I would love to see the updated EBC in <competitor program>. It is a complete re-write with new authors.
ME:

 > I would love to see the updated EBC in <competitor program> . It is a complete re-write with
 > new authors.

Hi rcs_mike,

I thought that it was a new rewrite with a different format even (more color etc), but could not be 100% sure. I have only looked at the first version briefly and simply thought "another book" to myself but when I browsed through the revised version there was a more exciting reaction from this time. Thanks for confirming that it is a complete rewrite.



 

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jtondee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2011 12:35 PM
Just voted for this set on the facebook like -a-thon. It is generating some interest had over 200 likes,maybe we'll see it get knocked down to 50% off
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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2011 8:54 PM

I love my "Original" copy, but would love for Logos to upgrade us for free to the "Revised" copy.  By the way, the price for the original is great considering how much time you save looking up cross references within the commentaries; plus, is a complete OT & NT set, even though is a little bit uneven in some books.  But I highly recommend it.  Some practical outlines that can preach too if  you want to do a brief overview of a book.

DA

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Jani Snell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 6:17 AM

The Expositor's Bible Commentary, Revised Edition (13 vols.) is now on Pre-Pub! http://www.logos.com/product/20185/expositors-bible-commentary-revised-edition

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 6:46 AM

That's nearly half of what I paid for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (groan). Fortunately I only have a couple payments left (I went with the 12-month payoff plan for the EEC). I have the old EBC. Logos is going to be the death of my bank account.

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Mathew Voth | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 10:36 AM

I see that there is the possibility of getting it cheaper if you own the original already. Would you lose the original, or keep both if you went this route?

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 10:47 AM

Mathew Voth:

I see that there is the possibility of getting it cheaper if you own the original already. Would you lose the original, or keep both if you went this route?

Where do you see that?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 10:57 AM

Eric Weiss:
Where do you see that?

This is on the resource product page:

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 11:06 AM

$45 savings.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 12:07 PM

Mathew Voth:

I see that there is the possibility of getting it cheaper if you own the original already. Would you lose the original, or keep both if you went this route?

You lose nothing, you get to keep both!

 

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John Bass | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 6:32 PM

I put in my pre-pub order today.  You will still have the original EBC plus the new revised version.  Some of the same authors are in the revised version but I understand that most of the authors have changed.  It maintains the same theological perspective as the orginial commentary set.  Therefore, you basically get a completely new set of commentaries in the same great format and quality as the original set.  There is special pricing for those who already own the set but the special pricing expires on May 15th.  For the commentaries that are written by the same author in the original set, they authors have enhanced and updated their material - especially in the introductions.  Money is tight...but I couldn't let this one pass.

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2012 7:23 PM

Me, too. It's still not cheap, though, at $275.

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 4:03 AM

I own the original and really have enjoyed it, but it's hard to justify upgrading to the new revised volumes. Logos can do whatever they want, but IMO they are going to have to do better than discounting original owners $45 if they want a good number of us to buy.  

I just don't see the vast majority of original EBC owners switching anytime soon - if ever. Not for $275 anyway. And with the dirt cheap price of the original EBC, I'd assume that many people thinking about purchasing EBC will still opt to purchase the original over the new revised volumes.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 4:12 AM

Josh:
I'd assume that many people thinking about purchasing EBC will still opt to purchase the original over the new revised volumes.

I'd assume that the "original" will disappear fairly quickly. Perhaps even before the updated ones ship.

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 4:15 AM

alabama24:

Josh:
I'd assume that many people thinking about purchasing EBC will still opt to purchase the original over the new revised volumes.

I'd assume that the "original" will disappear fairly quickly. Perhaps even before the updated ones ship.

I would be shocked if this happened - Logos carries the old ISBE still. However, maybe you're correct.

 

EDIT: And if you are correct - I would be very thankful I picked up the original set when I did.

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