Build a Libary with the Best Commentaries

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Dec 13 2016 11:19 PM

I'm shure this is ask before, but is Best Commenataries and here the Top 2 of each Book of the Bible

http://bestcommentaries.com/topcommentaries/

the Best Place to start a Collection with the Top 2 Commentaries?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 13 2016 11:30 PM

Not for Catholics or Orthodox ...

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 13 2016 11:41 PM

Ok I'm not either the one or the other...soo where you go?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 13 2016 11:52 PM

Sascha John:
.soo where you go?

Because I belong to a Dominican parish (they don't take a vow of proverty because they owned books for teaching which in the 13th century were expensive) I ask Dominican friends or professors (including one Eastern Rite) ... then compare my list with that of my brother who spent his career at a Jesuit University.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 12:00 AM

thanks for let me know

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 3:20 AM

Great thanks

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Andrew116 | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 3:43 AM

Was there a Logos collection based around one of these lists?

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 3:46 AM

Andrew

Yes the number one picks on the Challies New Testament list were made into a collection. 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 4:09 AM

MJ. Smith:

Sascha John:
.soo where you go?

Because I belong to a Dominican parish (they don't take a vow of proverty because they owned books for teaching which in the 13th century were expensive) I ask Dominican friends or professors (including one Eastern Rite) ... then compare my list with that of my brother who spent his career at a Jesuit University.

 I knew you had some Spanish look in you MJ but definitely didn't know you were from the Dominican republic ha ha 😁😜

DAL

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Daniel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 5:24 AM

That's a good place to start, but also consider your purposes for the commentaries. Sometimes both of the top volumes are technical commentaries; depending on your ministry you might be better served by starting with a couple of volumes with less overlap in purpose.

If you could only pick two commentaries for each book, you might rather have one that's more technical and one that's more practical. It could be worth looking further down the list on BestCommentaries.com than just the top 2.

Also, sometimes Logos offers sales on individual volumes in a set, and sometimes only on the entire set. It might be cheaper in the long run to save up until you can drop $300-500 on a set. You won't get the absolutely highest-rated commentaries, but it could save money. (Currently, however, there are lots of decent deals on individual volumes that don't require purchasing an entire set.)

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 5:51 AM

MJ. Smith:

for Catholics

http://www.biblico.it/doc-vari/ska_bibl.html - Jean Louis Ska, Old Testament Basic Bibliography (Pontifical Biblical Institute)

http://www.biblico.it/doc-vari/bibl_nt.html - Stanislaw Bazylinsky, New Testament Basic Bibliography (Pontifical Biblical Institute)

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Michael Sullivan | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 7:58 AM

Here is a list for confessional Lutherans:

OT Testament

NT Testament

You will have to scroll down to see the documents

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 9:11 AM

Thank you all for helping m out

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 9:19 AM

Here you can find the personal book formatted versions of the Denver Annotated Bibliographies.  I find them helpful.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 9:36 AM

Michael Sullivan:
list for confessional Lutherans

I have Lenski (in the NT list) and I use it. It may not be one of the top, but it is on Christmas sale.

Regarding to the OT, I feel lost, I have not really found good ones (simultaneously evangelical&technical&exegetical). 

Gold package, and original language material and ancient text material, SIL and UBS books, discourse Hebrew OT and Greek NT. PC with Windows 8.1

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Greg Corbin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 11:15 AM

If you are a pastor who will be building a library and studying to prepare sermons and Bible studies for many years, I would recommend a little different approach. Start by purchasing a few select sets of quality commentaries that will give you solid resources on the entire Bible.  Here are the sets that I would personally recommend first....

First, I would purchase three study Bibles:   The ESV Study Bible, The MacArthur Study Bible, and the NIV Zondervan Study Bible. These study Bibles are very detailed and like commentaries on the entire Bible.  Then, I would add the following commentary sets...

The older Expositor's Bible Commentary

Tyndale Commentaries OT/NT

New American Commentary  OT/NT

Tom Constables Expository Study Notes  (for the money, maybe the best value of any resource in Logos)

Baker New Testament Commentary

If you have these resources I have listed, you have a great foundation for Bible study and sermon preparation. You will also have resources that you will use and come back to over and over again without spending a huge fortune.

After, acquring these, I might recommend you pick up Lange's commentary (old but very good for the money), the MacArthur New Testament Commentary, or the more technical but excellent Word Biblical Commentary.

After reaching this stage, I would then recommend that you supplement your library with individual volumes from the best commentaries lists.  For instance, if you are going to preach through Romans, you will already have some excellent resources in hand. Purchase a couple of additional great commentary volumes on Romans as you begin to prepare.

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 9:27 PM

thanks Greg

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 10:08 PM

I've always preferred to buy upscale: more technical, exegetical works than those meant for preaching. This usually makes it a bit more difficult to mine, but it gives you something solid to build upon. Not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but the Moody Bible Commentary is really superb for a single volume work. Not out quite yet in Logos. 

The aim is never to become a master of the Word, but to be mastered by it. D.A. Carson | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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Kevin Wang | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 14 2016 10:28 PM

My recommendation is to use Longman III's Old Testament Commentary Survey and Carson's New Testament Commentary survey as a reference for what to buy. 

I don't like the best bible commentaries website because the idea of a "best" commentary, as mentioned above, is arbitrary. At the very least Longman and Carson explain how they feel about the commentaries they cover. I have found them to be generally helpful. 

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