Your opinion? Eerdmans encyclopedia of early christian art and archaeology

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Vincent Chia | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 26 2018 5:53 PM

Any thoughts on this product? Do you think it is useful for biblical research?

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 6:34 PM

Not for me; 200-600ce isn't 'early'.  And 200+ is basically church art' plus tombs. Looks to be great quality.

But that's me. I suspect MJ would highly recommend (from her comments).

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 7:36 PM

Vincent Chia:

Do you think it is useful for biblical research?

Early Christian history research, but biblical research? It seems unlikely to shed much light on the Bible itself. Perhaps it might shed some light on how the Bible was seen a century or more after the NT was written, but the previews I've been able to look are insufficient to form a judgment about this.

Mighty costly, though. Too costly for me. 

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 26 2018 7:46 PM

I found a bit more of a 'look inside' here.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 27 2018 7:47 AM

I am thinking it fills some of the gap between early and what followed then: Middle age Christianity and Islam.

It is costly but I think for me it is worth it. 

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Dave Thawley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 27 2018 1:09 PM

Mark Smith:

I found a bit more of a 'look inside' here.

Thanks for this. The content does look interesting. 

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Keith Pang | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 27 2018 1:15 PM

Not worth it

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 27 2018 1:28 PM

I would like to know more. This is also my struggle - is it worth it?

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 30 2018 11:54 AM

I've now got it and it is what I expected: mostly background info: facts, art, architecture, tombs, city maps. Helps me to time travel to the early centuries Smile. Then I can try to imagine how those people lived and thought and worshiped Cool

In the text the BW pictures and drawings have an excellent quality.

The geographic maps and color plates are in the end of the book. They are also of high quality, but load slowly.

I like the map index, it is really helpful.

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Dave Thawley | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 30 2018 2:44 PM

Veli Voipio:

I've now got it and it is what I expected: mostly background info: facts, art, architecture, tombs, city maps. Helps me to time travel to the early centuries Smile. Then I can try to imagine how those people lived and thought and worshiped Cool

In the text the BW pictures and drawings have an excellent quality.

The geographic maps and color plates are in the end of the book. They are also of high quality, but load slowly.

I like the map index, it is really helpful.

Thanks for the review Veli. Much appreciated, I am thinking of this or something else to buy soon but this does look very interesting. 

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Vincent Chia | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 30 2018 7:46 PM

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Very much appreciated!Big Smile

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Stephen McCracken | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 3 2021 1:51 AM

Is the Logos price correct? £307 whereas its £157 Hardback on Amazon. I know we can pay more for tagging but its just a big difference. Is this the price others paid in Logos.

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 3 2021 3:46 AM

Shalom Stephen!

Are you sure the price you saw is correct? The lowest price I could find on Amazon was $275 (~  £201).

The Logos price is higher than the price on the publisher's website ($299) but if you can buy it as part of a base package it will be much cheaper. I think I got the encyclopedia as part of the Orthodox Gold package which cost me less than  £200.

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Stephen McCracken | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 3 2021 8:41 AM

HJ. van der Wal:
Are you sure the price you saw is correct?

Price was correct with me.

It was looking at Factbook Expansion that I saw its Logos price. Now that I have gone back to the website (a few hours later), the Logos Expansion dynamic price has reduced about £150 from the earlier dynamic price!! So it is a better deal through a packages as you point out.

Thanks

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 3 2021 10:52 AM

Stephen McCracken:

It was looking at Factbook Expansion that I saw its Logos price. Now that I have gone back to the website (a few hours later), the Logos Expansion dynamic price has reduced about £150 from the earlier dynamic price!! So it is a better deal through a packages as you point out.

Thanks

I thought it had changed, quite tempting now....

edit - it seems to have dropped again slightly, possibly because the discussed book is now $274.99

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