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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 16 2021 10:07 AM

Has there been any recent updates on the EEC?

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 18 2021 8:19 AM

The last thing was the Daniel commentary in 2020.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 7:39 AM

I would also like to see an update

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Nord Zootman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 8:51 AM

Mattillo:

I would also like to see an update

Yes

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 9:04 AM

Just for old time sakes:

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/22506/167937.aspx?ssi=0 

Of course, the update last year.

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André Kamphuis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 5 2022 10:03 AM

EEC seems dead. No progress in 2021 (at least not that we can know), and no signs that 2022 will be any better. 

Frustrating as so many of us paid for the whole series upfront. That was a huge mistake. 

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 5 2022 11:02 AM

Although I don't regret my purchase, I probably would not do it again.  If I remember correctly, one of the selling points was the discount purchasing it early because the price would continue to increase.  It has gone up some, but given the various sales and volumes offered as the free book of the month I don't know how much I have saved. 

However, I do have the Varner volume of James which is no longer available, so that is a plus for buying early on. 

Again, I don't regret my purchase, I just wish that I would see more volumes released so I could use the commentaries more frequently.

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Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 5 2022 1:09 PM

I don't remember when they were updated, but at least they updated the covers. The covers look much better on the website than they used to, but I'd still love to see the actual commentaries in my library.

For a while I received emails advertising the Lexham book Signs of the Messiah: An Introduction to John’s Gospel by Andreas J. Köstenberger. Köstenberger is also listed as the author of John's gospel for the EEC. Maybe those who pre-purchased the EEC many years ago should get a book like that as a gift until the actual publication of the EEC.

Not sure how many other EEC titles have comparable Lexham Press titles by the same author. Just noticed that one.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 7:05 AM

Ronald Quick:
However, I do have the Varner volume of James which is no longer available, so that is a plus for buying early on. 

Yes

So far, all volumes are excellent, but I believe the promised completion date of 2019 will not occur Stick out tongue

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Jacob Sowles | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 10:17 AM

I’ll copy/paste this from another thread a couple months ago, just in case people hadn’t seen it:

Hello all,

I've got an update on a few volumes from our academic editor:

On the NT side, both Michael Burer (Galatians) and Buist Fanning (Hebrews) are close to submitting manuscripts. On the OT side, Richard Averbeck is supposed to submit his manuscript for Leviticus this fall. Additionally the OT editors are close to completing a review of both John Oswalt’s 1–2 Kings and Abner Chou’s Deuteronomy. That's in addition to Joshua and 1 & 2 Chronicles which were already in review with the OT editors.

All of these volumes still have to go through author revision and editorial review, and since that process is unique to each volume the timeline is difficult to predict. It's possible some of these volumes will be on the publication schedule for the second half of 2022. Lexham and the series editors are working diligently to get the manuscripts in great condition and out into the world.

Thanks for your continued patience and support for the series.

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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 11:30 AM

OK So my question is this. Where does this commentary set as a whole align to the NIC, BECNT, ZECNT, and others in competition? What technicalities do these commentaries deal with on the biblical text? 

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 12:01 PM

Christian Alexander:

OK So my question is this. Where does this commentary set as a whole align to the NIC, BECNT, ZECNT, and others in competition? What technicalities do these commentaries deal with on the biblical text? 

Of the 13 currently released I use them above any other commentary of the 13 in my library. It is after all evangelical without compromise.

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Jacob Sowles | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 12:10 PM

I would say that it on average is slightly more technical than BECNT and ZECNT, and it is similar to those series in that it has the greek (or Hebrew) in the main body of the text and then transliterates it. It resembles the format of the ZECNT most, with a theological and application portion at the end of each section. I would say if someone struggles with those other series that you mentioned, the EEC will probably be too much for them, but if they do fine with those other series, they will be fine with the EEC. It’s basically just Lexham’s take on that type of commentary.  As for me though, the EEC, ZECNT, NIC, and BECNT are my favorite series, but the EEC is my favorite of my favorites. 

edit: my apologies. It translate the text after giving it in the original language. It does not transliterate it

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Jacob Sowles | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 12:22 PM

Ronald Quick:

Although I don't regret my purchase, I probably would not do it again.  If I remember correctly, one of the selling points was the discount purchasing it early because the price would continue to increase.  It has gone up some, but given the various sales and volumes offered as the free book of the month I don't know how much I have saved. 

However, I do have the Varner volume of James which is no longer available, so that is a plus for buying early on. 

Again, I don't regret my purchase, I just wish that I would see more volumes released so I could use the commentaries more frequently.

Varner’s James commentary literally changed my life. No exaggeration. Im very glad I picked it up in print before it got pulled. Probably my favorite commentary ever. 

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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 6:10 PM

What happened to Varner’s James commentary? Why was it pulled?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 6:19 PM

Christian Alexander:
Why was it pulled?

A simple Google search provides the answer James [Plagiarism Acknowledged] by William Varner (9781577995418) | Best Commentaries 

I personally often blame the institutions that trained them for having sloppy standards that did not ingrain the proper practices in their students.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 6 2022 6:33 PM

It isn’t a perfect match but he redid his James commentary and it’s pretty close

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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 7 2022 4:20 AM

Where can I find his redone James commentary?

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André Kamphuis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 19 2022 5:22 AM

I just looked again at the product page (https://www.logos.com/product/7565/evangelical-exegetical-commentary) to see whether we can expect any new releases anytime soon. It doesn't look like it. And, unless I am mistaken, the large majority of volumes are not even in writing, many of which they still need to find an author for....

The many comments in this forum and on the product page indicate that quite a few customers who have payed for the whole series in advance (based on the sales pitch that it would be available in 2019) are frustrated with the situation and especially with the lack of regular communication from Faithlife about the lack of progress (only three volumes were published since 2015). What company in this world can sell something and not deliver something anywhere close and still mostly keep quiet about it? I am puzzled and feeling increasingly disengaged from the company that normally delivers excellent stuff.

I suggest that Faithlife should consider selling EEC 1 (the first half of volumes) and EEC 2 (the other half of volumes scheduled for the far future) and reimburse 50% to the customers who paid upfront for the entire series but likely will not live long enough to see any of the later volumes. 

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