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Manuel Maria | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 23 2018 2:11 PM

Hello:

Britannica encyclopaedia is on sale. Is it worth it? I already own biblical dictionaries like Anchor Yale's and TDNT.

Thanks!

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 23 2018 3:26 PM

Manuel Maria:
Britannica encyclopaedia is on sale. Is it worth it?

Hi Manuel,

Worth is subjective. It would depend on your objectives. If you are looking for biblical subjects your use for Britannica would be limited and the substantial outlay of funds even at the discounted price would be better spent on references that would have more application on biblical subjects. However, Britannica is a good encyclopedia and for secular topics, it offers good coverage. If I were you I would ask myself how likely I am to use this reference in my studies and measure cost vs. benefit that way. There is an even cheaper Britannica on CP, however, sadly it is struggling for support.

In parting, I would examine my library and ask myself what will give me the most bang for the buck and go with that.

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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Manuel Maria | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 24 2018 3:13 AM

Thanks! You've been so helpful.

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Lucian Benigno | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 24 2018 7:25 AM

Please keep in mind that we have just a meagre fraction of the real Encyclopaedia Britannica on Logos. Perhaps someday we'll have the full classic 1911 Edition, but for now, we only have the little secondary articles (Micropaedia) plus 25% of the main entries (Macropaedia).

No Plato, no Origen, no Augustine, no Martin Luther, no C. S. Lewis, no Zoroaster, no Buddha, no African Religions, no Muhammad, no Islam, no Qur'an, no Akbar, no Bahāʾī Faith, no Sikhism, no Jehovah’s Witnesses, no Pope Benedict XVI and no (you name it). You can access the real thing on their official website for free, but you'll have only 1/4 of the really useful entries if you pay for it.

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Manuel Maria | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 24 2018 7:52 AM

Wow, thanks! You saved me a lot of money!

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 24 2018 2:51 PM

Lucian Benigno:

Please keep in mind that we have just a meagre fraction of the real Encyclopaedia Britannica on Logos. Perhaps someday we'll have the full classic 1911 Edition, but for now, we only have the little secondary articles (Micropaedia) plus 25% of the main entries (Macropaedia).

No Plato, no Origen, no Augustine, no Martin Luther, no C. S. Lewis, no Zoroaster, no Buddha, no African Religions, no Muhammad, no Islam, no Qur'an, no Akbar, no Bahāʾī Faith, no Sikhism, no Jehovah’s Witnesses, no Pope Benedict XVI and no (you name it). You can access the real thing on their official website for free, but you'll have only 1/4 of the really useful entries if you pay for it.

That’s why it’s called the No-et Edition (No this, no that, etc.). 😂🤡😁

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 24 2018 2:53 PM

DAL:
That’s why it’s called the No-et Edition (No this, no that, etc.). 😂🤡😁

Big Smile

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