Life Application Commentary or New Testament for Everyone

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Kason | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Aug 10 2015 8:54 AM

I am trying to decide between purchasing 'The Life Application Commentary Series" (https://www.logos.com/product/5762/the-life-application-bible-commentary) and New Testament for Everyone by Wright (https://www.logos.com/product/38934/new-testament-for-everyone-series).

I have used the Life Application before and know that I like it, but I haven't had any experience with the commentaries from Wright; can anyone make a recommendation one way or the other? Thanks!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 9:28 AM

I have wright and like them. I bought them during 'march madness' sale when they were dirt cheap. I would rather have the LAC if I could choose.

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 9:34 AM

Yes Life Application more useful

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 10:47 AM

Life Application all day long! Wright is not really a commentary. Is more like him telling a story to make a point, but sometimes it takes him too long to get to the point.

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Kason | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 12:04 PM

Thanks Guys! 

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 12:26 PM

alabama24:

I have wright and like them. I bought them during 'march madness' sale when they were dirt cheap. I would rather have the LAC if I could choose.

I second alabama24 Yes

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 2:53 PM

You didn't ask, but honestly I'd pick neither, but I don't know what you have and what you want in a commentary.

For about the same price as LABC or Wright I'd choose the Tyndale Commentary if I didn't have it.

For application I'd rather have the NIV Application Commentary (but that is quite a bit more money and is stronger in the OT than the NT). For a lot less than the NIVAC you can get the New American Commentary if you just need a good extra commentary (and might get it cheaper by doing a base package upgrade).

Again, a recommendation depends on what you have and what you are looking for. I would put both Wright and LABC pretty low on my list of desired commentaries (as you can see).

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Kason | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 3:15 PM

That's a good point, and I am sure open to suggestions. I currently have: Lenski, Pillar, Nac, NIGTC, UBS, I also have around 20 if the NIVAC. I picked these 20 up when they were on sale for 7.99 each, I wish I would have bought them all when on sale. 

Maybe I don't need anything else, just like the ease of read and practicality of the Life Application.  

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Kason | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 3:18 PM

Not familiar with Tyndale commentary, but I'll check it out, Thanks!

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 4:01 PM

New Interpreter’s Bible (12 vols.) Editor, Leander Keck

https://www.evernote.com/pub/danielwilliamfrnacis/danielwilliamfrnacissnotebook

This is a series I love a lot, it may not be right for you but while it was in PrePub I made the above samples and you can give them a look to see if this set might be right for you.

-Dan

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 4:38 PM

I do like the Tyndale Commentaries and use them frequently.

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William | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 5:02 PM

I think one of the best commentary sets I've picked up recently is Teach the Text https://www.logos.com/product/52893/teach-the-text-commentary-series

It's and awesome set for sermon and lesson prep.

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Kason | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 10 2015 7:28 PM

Thanks Guys! I'll check these out!

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 11 2015 6:36 AM

Another series I didn't see mentioned for ease of readability and solid content is the Bible Speaks Today.  The NT is available today (no pun intended), and the OT is under development.  I use it regularly when preparing exegetical studies, and find the series helpful.

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