14 Books about the East that you need to know about. Under $4 each.

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 11:48 AM

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 12:15 PM

Matthew C Jones:
For about $4 per book you can get this in your library. Bid today.

Yes this deserves a push.

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 12:23 PM

What is the comparison of this set with the recently released The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.)?

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 1:00 PM

Steve:
What is the comparison of this set with the recently released The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.)?

I'm interested in a comparison as well

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 1:36 PM

James Taylor:

Steve:
What is the comparison of this set with the recently released The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.)?

I'm interested in a comparison as well

MJ can give a better comparison but my initial overview is

--the larger set is very heavy on Vedic and other Indian religions. It also covers the Qur'ran, and a lot of Chinese material.

--this smaller set has Near Eastern coverage (Hebrew, Turkish, Egyptian, Arabian, Persian) and Japanese content as well as overlapping material such as Chinese and Indian writings along with the "Koran."

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 4:28 PM

Bid Placed.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 8:30 PM

Yes

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 24 2016 10:50 PM

Matthew C Jones:
This Pre-Pub has 14 books of great importance to students of Eastern religion and history.

It looks good, especially -- as far as biblical studies are concerned -- the first 4. The others are interesting but for other reasons. Concerning the top four, however, beware of not buying what you already have in other resources such as Ancient Near Eastern Texts or The Babylonian Talmud, etc. For my part, I do have already most and probably all of these 4 and so it is less interesting to have such a collection (the titles I have are also much more recent).

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 25 2016 5:05 PM

Francis:
beware of not buying what you already have in other resources such as Ancient Near Eastern Texts or The Babylonian Talmud, etc

Good thoughts.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 27 2016 5:14 PM

This set is far better than the earlier one, and considerably better linked to the Logos side of the house (Christian vs Noet).  The intro's are quite good, and many tie into the second temple period. The reason is that a lot was lost as Islam spread both west and east.  So writers in the greek period speak to much of the earlier details.

If you're not east of the Tarsus range maybe take a pass. But early Christianity was 'eastern' (the way of thinking).

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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 27 2016 6:03 PM

I added my bid. Thank you Matthew for bringing to attention! 

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 30 2016 9:13 AM

Bid placed, but at a lower price. I might boost mine if the product page included more detail as to what each book contains (I do appreciate the detail that is already there).

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2016 1:02 PM

SineNomine:
included more detail as to what each book contains

What sort of additional information do you need?

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2016 1:49 PM

James Taylor:

Steve:
What is the comparison of this set with the recently released The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.)?

I'm interested in a comparison as well

Comparison?

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2016 2:09 PM

MJ. Smith:

SineNomine:
included more detail as to what each book contains

What sort of additional information do you need?

It would be nice to have entries of the formats "The XYZ people" and "The ABCGenre Stuff" spelled out a bit more. Which Jewish philosophers? What later teachings? Which fragments? Things like that.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2016 3:01 PM

Steve:

James Taylor:

Steve:
What is the comparison of this set with the recently released The Sacred Books of the East (50 vols.)?

I'm interested in a comparison as well

Comparison?

There's not much overlap in that all the Near Eastern Materials and Japan (8 volumes) are unique to this series as is all the literature - the sacred books has only sacred books and related philosophy/law.

Unique to this series: volumes 1,2,3,4,6,8,13,14

5 contains 3 unique works plus a duplicate Koran

7 duplicates the Zend-Avesta and adds 6 works or so

9 split evenly 3 new works; 3 duplicates

10 requires closer examination but has at least 2 new works and some duplicates

11 ditto 10

12 ditto 10

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 1 2016 3:09 PM

Incomplete 'cuz I'm feeling lazy but a more detail TOC for some volumes ... use Google books to find any others you want to know.

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