Old Testament Commentary set?

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 7 2010 12:28 PM

Any suggestions on Old Testament Commentary sets? It seems like my library if flooded with NT commentaries and im looking to get some more OT commentaries.

Thanks for the help!Geeked

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 12:37 PM

Not so much "sets" but there are some real winners on individual books.  Case in point, Jacob Milgrom on Leviticus, part of the Yale series, but sadly not available as a single piece just yet. 

I WANT THAT ONE. 

You can buy it as part of the whole Anchor Yale Bible (84 Vols.)

Or just the Anchor Yale Bible: Old Testament (58 Vols.)

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John Graves | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 12:54 PM

I like the "preaching the word" series from hughes especially Ryken's volume on exodus.  Also The NAC volumes are ok.  I just got the Zondervan background commentaries and they seem to have good background info.  Another fairly helpful set is the opening up series though it is very brief.  

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Steve Robinson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 4:46 PM

John Kight:

Any suggestions on Old Testament Commentary sets? It seems like my library if flooded with NT commentaries and im looking to get some more OT commentaries.

My library was experiencing a similar situation. My OT references for the most part had consisted of the BE series, McGee's "Walk-thru" series, the Opening Up series and a few others, as well as a number of solid, but limited one-volume commentaries. Now that I've recently added the Tyndale OT Commentaries (part of Tyndale's 49-volume Commentary collection priced very reasonably) and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background OT Commentary books, I feel like I've beefed-up my OT resources a bit better. So far my Passage Guide use has backed that up. While I'm sure I could add others that a more in depth (and expensive), for my needs and my bank account, these have been a welcome, worthwhile addition.

You might want to wander out to Best Commentaries (www.bestcommentaries.com) for some great lists and reviews of the different individual commentaries and sets. As an added benefit to Logos users, if you hover your cursor over an individual title it will show the Logos logo if it's available for purchase for your library.

Steve R. 

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 8:01 PM

Thanks for the Info guys! I think im going to save up and get WBE. It looks like it has some Quality work. what would you say?

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Chris Hulshof | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 8:59 PM

My guess is there are a lot of library's like that.  I am trying to round out my O.T. Library as well.  O.T. Sets (especially full ones) aren't as plentiful as N.T. sets or so it seems.  I have added O.T. Commentaries as I preach through or from that specific book.  If you want to go the route of individual commentaries check out the two links listed below for suggestions on best commentaries (according to these two websites) for each book of the Bible.  I have found both to be helpful as far as a starting point for commentaries. 

http://www.bestcommentaries.com/

http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/encounterText/commentaries.php

 

Chris

 

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 9:00 PM

John Kight:

Thanks for the Info guys! I think im going to save up and get WBE. It looks like it has some Quality work. what would you say?

What is the "WBE?"

 

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Chris Hulshof | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 9:05 PM

I see Steve already listed the bestcommentaries site....guess I should have read a little further instead of just jumping down to the bottom and posting...DOH!

Chris

 

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 9:16 PM

opps! haha I ment WBC...Word Biblical Commentary.Geeked

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Alan Macgregor | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 9:46 PM

John

Sign up for the PrePub on Leupold. I have his commentaries in print and they have been wonderful resources. http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/5380

The Logos versions will be even more useful as they will be integrated right into my library. Smile

Also, Spurgeon on the Psalms is excellent, especially his hints to village preachers. (And it's available this week on March Madness! Coupon code LMMR3 for $38.97) http://www.logos.com/products/details/6236

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John Dyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 12:30 PM

I'm the guy who made http://www.bestcommentaries.com, and I wanted to mention that there is a page on the site that tries to help you see which commentary sets as a whole have more highly rated commentaries. Try this page: http://www.bestcommentaries.com/grid.aspx. You can see the Word and NIC do really well overall (although those are super expensive).

 

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 12:46 PM

Thanks Guy! I appreciate all the helpGeeked

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Ryan Lenerz | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 1:02 PM

Thanks for your website, John, I consult it often and recommend it to others frequently as well.  Its a real help to those of us who can't afford to buy a commentary and then find out much better ones exist.

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