Any thoughts on FF Bruce?

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DAL | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 9 2019 3:43 PM

I’m looking at this collection of his: https://www.logos.com/product/150111/ff-bruce-collection 

Any thoughts on it? Is it any good or is it just average? I know it’s FF Bruce, but these seem to be short monographs on various topics and some commentaries.

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 4:11 PM

I really wish they have the proper publication dates because just saying 2017 isn't very helpful. I've got Peter, Stephen, James, and John in paper and it's alright. I believe that Second Thoughts on the Dead Sea Scrolls: The First Book to Read about the Story, the Scrolls, and their Significance is from the 1960s and there has been a lot of DSS scholarship since then obviously.

FYI I just found this very extensive bibliography with publication dates.

https://www.ffbruce.com/books-and-articles/

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 4:56 PM

Thanks Tom! I keep forgetting FF Bruce left this world almost 30 years ago and that his writings are a bit dated. The 2017 date must reflect a new contract with the publisher or something related.

 I think I may skip it.  There is a 19 volume collection being offered elsewhere, but I don’t think I’ll be missing anything.

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Glenn Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 6:35 PM

I've been enjoying reading through it - though FF Bruce was a strong influence on me in my young days, and still is. I read a number of these in their original publications (prior to newer editions), so I've enjoyed the re-read.

Not his best work, admittedly, but still good :)

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 8:25 PM

Bruce is a thoroughly dependable workhorse of a scholar. He may not be known for innovation but I have found him a very reliable scholar. His gospel of John was one of my favourite commentarys, when I first started to study the Bible in-depth. I value him as a great Irenic  scholar of the evangelical  world. 

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 11 2019 1:58 PM

Most everyone who uses Logos should be beyond grateful for Bruce. A huge portion of NICNT exists through his efforts and anyone who uses Kittel probably doesn't even know that Bruce edited the manuscripts of the translation. A giant in my estimation.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 11 2019 3:25 PM

mab:

Most everyone who uses Logos should be beyond grateful for Bruce. A huge portion of NICNT exists through his efforts and anyone who uses Kittel probably doesn't even know that Bruce edited the manuscripts of the translation. A giant in my estimation.

True! I bought the 19 Volume Collection elsewhere, since they will be reading material only. Price almost the same as Logos, but includes 7 more volumes. 👍😁👌

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 11 2019 11:08 PM

DAL:
I’m looking at this collection of his: https://www.logos.com/product/150111/ff-bruce-collection 

I´ve bought it last fall, and been reading it since. All of the books are interesting, and perhaps "The Pauline Circle" has given me much new insight. 

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 2:35 AM

DAL:
I bought the 19 Volume Collection elsewhere,

DAL:
but includes 7 more volumes. 👍😁👌

Now I am interested in the 7 more volumes - where?

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Daniel Bender | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 3:15 AM

Accordance

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 3:22 AM

Yes Thanks

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 3:43 AM

Ted Hans:

Yes Thanks

And on top of that, his commentary on the gospel of John will be made available soon 👍😁👌

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 12 2019 10:38 AM

DAL:
And on top of that, his commentary on the gospel of John will be made available soon 👍😁👌

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