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David Fish | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 23 2022 8:58 AM

What is the current status of the EEC? I pre-purchased the entire set (back in 2011?)? I think it was to include 44 volumes. I don't have THAT MANY in my library.

Is the project moving forward? All the posts I can see seem to be rather dated.

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Jake Mailhot (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 23 2022 10:49 AM

Hi David,

The most recent update on the status of the EEC can be found here: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/205676.aspx

In addition to the announcement of a new General Editor, here's the latest update on some of the forthcoming volumes:

  • Galatians by Michael Burer and 1 & 2 Kings by John Oswalt are in the door and currently in review with the series editors.
  • Leviticus, Joshua, and Hebrews are on track to be submitted by the end of the year.
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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2022 7:59 AM

Hello Jake,

You said this last year.

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.

So according to your statement Burer has now submitted his manuscript which is with the editors. So last year John Oswalt 1 and 2 Kings was close to completing the review with the OT editors and this year his manuscript is now in the door waiting for the series editors. No word on Abner Chou Deuteronomy and no word on 1 and 2 Chronicles which we were told was already in reviews with OT Editors.

So, I am tracking Galatians, 1-2 Kings, Deuteronomy, 1-2 Chronicles as being with the editors. But Joshua who last year was with OT editors this year we are waiting on him to submit by the end of the year? I am going to assume the OT editors wants him to write some more. This is a fruitless exercise. Even when you all communicate it's with confusion. I have said I am going to stay out of this, and I am, but you are the face, and the limited communication is all we have for us to track what's going on. That limited communication needs to be accurate. 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2022 3:15 PM

The entire project was a disastrous miscalculation. I’m just glad they allowed us to buy individual volumes later on. Originally you only had access to the released volumes if you had purchased the entire set.  That also upset a lot of people from what I remember.

DAL

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Pater Noster | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2022 3:41 PM

DAL:

The entire project was a disastrous miscalculation. I’m just glad they allowed us to buy individual volumes later on. Originally you only had access to the released volumes if you had purchased the entire set.  That also upset a lot of people from what I remember.

DAL

Agreed! I originally bought the set but the delivery of volumes was so bad I got my money back. But I do buy the individual volumes as well, and I have enjoyed them - and plan to keep buying them when they come out, if we are allowed to do so!

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2022 6:49 PM

I bought the set when it was initially offered and plan on keeping it.  I do wish that the communication was more frequent and less confusing. 

Initially, Faithlife gave estimated actual release dates.  However, because many of the volumes were not completed on time, these dates were continually adjusted.  This resulted in a number of users asking when they would be released (I was one of them).  Therefore, given the uncertainty of when volumes would be completed, I understand why the use of dates were discontinued.   

Although the new terminology is supposed to indicate where a volume is at in the process, I find it confusing and not very helpful.

Something else that I find baffling is that after almost 11 years, 6 of the volumes: Numbers, Ruth, Jeremiah, [Hosea, Joel, Obadiah], [Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi], and 2 Corinthians do not even have authors assigned. 

I'm sure that this is coming across as complaining, but that is not my intent.  I just think that more frequent communication would alleviate a lot of frustration.  I value the volumes I have and am looking forward to those that will be released.  Smile

  

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Leo Wee Fah | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 25 2022 8:04 PM

Take a look at NICNT:

New International Commentary on the New Testament - Wikipedia

The original hardbook editions published during the 1950s through c. 1991 were characterized by a distinctive dark blue cloth binding with a scarlet field and gold lettering on the spine....

This series started in the 1950s, till now it is still not completed.. so don't be disappointed by the progress of EEC.Wink

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2022 2:52 AM

Leo Wee Fah:

Take a look at NICNT:

New International Commentary on the New Testament - Wikipedia

The original hardbook editions published during the 1950s through c. 1991 were characterized by a distinctive dark blue cloth binding with a scarlet field and gold lettering on the spine....

This series started in the 1950s, till now it is still not completed.. so don't be disappointed by the progress of EEC.Wink

Yeah, but you didn’t have to pay upfront for the series. Some who paid up front might be dead by the time EEC is half way done or gets finished. I bet you didn’t think about that, did you? 😉

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Leo Wee Fah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2022 3:38 AM

DAL:

Some who paid up front might be dead by the time EEC is half way done or gets finished. 

My thought exactly, that's why I didn't bite the bullet to pay up front. 

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2022 7:02 AM

Leo Wee Fah:
Take a look at NICNT:

Leo Wee Fah:
This series started in the 1950s, till now it is still not completed

Also something to keep in mind, the NICNT never promised to finish the series at a set time or date.

To be honest the EEC, leaving aside the complition of the series, they have been slow in making progress and putting out volumes.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2022 11:16 PM

From a production standpoint, I would have made it a point to get the Pentateuch and Gospels out so the bedrock is covered. But that's just my take.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 30 2022 11:16 PM

From a production standpoint, I would have made it a point to get the Pentateuch and Gospels out so the bedrock is covered. But that's just my take.

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 31 2022 12:10 AM

Leo Wee Fah:

DAL:

Some who paid up front might be dead by the time EEC is half way done or gets finished. 

My thought exactly, that's why I didn't bite the bullet to pay up front. 


Given some our community members have passed away it’s quite possible that has happened. 

Predicting when one commentary will be finished it’s a fools errand. Predicting a whole set is something else.  

FL’s communication has left a lot to be desired but I have no regrets investing in the series up front. 

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