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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Sep 26 2010 1:43 PM

I am very, very interested in the "high definition" series i see on the site. As far as I can tell there is a Philippians and a Romans in Prepub.

My dilemma is I would want to buy the whole set, but is that something years away? If so I would buy them as they come available..... just wondering if anybody knows anything about that. 

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 26 2010 1:56 PM

Mike, the only two available on pre-pub as you mentioned are Philippians and Romans which are still under development or gathering interest respectively.  

on the actual description of the Romans resource I'm amused by the first line:

"Logos Bible Software is excited to provide another title in the popular High Definition Commentary Series, the volume on Romans!"

This is the only sentence that causes me to doubt whether they are Logos only resources and possbibly have been around in paper format.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 26 2010 2:12 PM

The High Definition series was developed by Logos. The "popular" label on the series must have been in response to the speed with which the first one rocketed into production.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 26 2010 2:51 PM

Paul Newsome:
"Logos Bible Software is excited to provide another title in the popular High Definition Commentary Series, the volume on Romans!"

Sometimes you just have to 'laugh along' with the poetic license marketing takes.

 

Mike, we heard nothing from Logos or Steve on how extensive this series will eventually be, but there are associated resources you might want to consider if you are not aware of them, then here's a neat list:

Paul Newsome:

 Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis

 Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Bundle (6 Vols.) [This is for Greek and English readers]

including Lexham High Definition New Testament: ESV Edition (3 Vols.) [This is for english only readers]

----------------------------------- Currently in Pre-Pub -----------------------------------

Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible Bundle (6 Vols.)
[[This is for Hebrew and English readers]

including Lexham High Definition Old Testament (3 Vols.) [This is for english only readers]

13.) Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar: Video Series

14.) High Definition Commentary: Philippians (English | Español)

15.) High Definition Commentary: Romans

 

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 26 2010 3:11 PM

Kevin Becker:
The "popular" label on the series must have been . . .

. . . a reflection of the feelings of Bob, Dan, Phil, and Steve.  Stick out tongue   Actually, I am looking forward to them, very much. 

 

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 26 2010 5:21 PM

Dan DeVilder:
. . . a reflection of the feelings of Bob, Dan, Phil, and Steve.  Stick out tongue   Actually, I am looking forward to them, very much. 

I'm looking forward to them too. I have prepup orders on both volumes. Just don't know about calling them popular...

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 26 2010 9:02 PM

Thanks for the input, I suppose it will be a while for a series to be put together..... going with the pre-pubs

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 26 2010 10:17 PM

Mike Tourangeau:

Thanks for the input, I suppose it will be a while for a series to be put together..... going with the pre-pubs

Great idea Mike.

http://www.logos.com/academic/bio/runge gives the official bio for Steven Runge, D.Litt.

Bob Pritchett has been building an amazing brain trust at Logos.Steve was not an insignificant addition. As awesome as Steve is, he is only human and can churn out just so much material for Logos. I would love to see a full set of New Testament commentaries in the High Definition series. Your decision to get them as they are published will allow you to make use of them in teaching this present generation. Whenever the last volume is published we may find ourselves teaching the next generation.

Whisper  Get on it Steve!

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Nelson Yuen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 27 2010 12:35 AM

I'm new to this set of resource. I feel interest to get Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Bundle (6 Vols.), but I don't really know what's in and enjoy the value of Romans and Philippians HD commentary. Are they going to provide some sort of art work / slides for each passage? Sorry, i don't really get it. I do believe it really has good value, just I'm too newbie and dont know how its value and benefit from these art work in bible study. Embarrassed

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 27 2010 12:52 AM

 

Nelson:
Are they going to provide some sort of art work / slides for each passage?

Hi Nelson

From the description of the HD Philippians prepub:

"Divided into preachable chunks, Philippians features clear and concise big ideas of the passage, as well as custom-designed graphics that you can export directly for sermons or Bible studies. Dr. Runge applies his linguistic and exegetical expertise to guide your study and examines the flow of the book. A highly approachable and illustrative work, this expository commentary also uses real-life examples and stories."

So It looks as though there is going to be graphics for each passage (whatever the scope of a passage is)

Graham

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 27 2010 3:37 AM

Steve Runge on his blog has talked about teaming up with a graphic artist for the HD commentaries. So, yes, there will be custom artwork that should be a lot better than simple diagrams designed in MS Word Smile

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Steve Runge | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2010 2:53 PM

Paul Newsome:
This is the only sentence that causes me to doubt whether they are Logos only resources and possbibly have been around in paper format.

FWIW, these are Steve Runge- and Shiloh Hubbard-only resources at the moment, since they reside in our collective brain trust. The only paper form I am aware of is the small sheet of paper on which Bob sketched out his idea for the project last winter. It had never really been attempted before--combining commentary and teaching infographics for designed for your audience. Focusing it on discourse-based insights as opposed to more traditional commentary topics also sets it apart, but that is also what makes it difficult. We are making good progress on Philippians, and this is my primary task at the moment. The volumes will indeed be issued one volume at a time, with Romans next in line.

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Steve Runge | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2010 2:58 PM

Matthew C Jones:

Whenever the last volume is published we may find ourselves teaching the next generation.

Whisper  Get on it Steve!

For the record, I do not plan on spending my entire lifetime on a single series. I have a short attention span, which motivates me to keep moving instead of stopping and obsessing on some, unresolvable issue. If you keep telling me it will take forever, it just might!!! And in response to your encouragement to "get on it," I respond by saying the thing that has been a key to 20 years of happy marriage: "Yes, dear."

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2010 9:09 PM

Steven Runge:
For the record, I do not plan on spending my entire lifetime on a single series.

Good. I still recommend everybody purchase the High Definition Commentaries as they are released. Big Smile

Steven Runge:
I have a short attention span, which motivates me to keep moving

It is widely known the highly intelligent get bored easily. Wink

Steven Runge:
If you keep telling me it will take forever, it just might!!!

Now don't start listening to me!  Whisper

Steven Runge:
"get on it,"

No disrespect intended, You are one of my heroes.   Zip it!   I will now sit back down and quietly await more HD commentaries.
It is fun to watch someone use their gifts.

 

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 29 2010 8:27 AM

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David Buckham | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 12 2010 11:33 AM

So I'm curious as to a possible pub date for Philippians? If I remember correctly, I read it is 50 pages, comparatively short. It was announced in June, or at least I pre-pub ordered it in June. I will start a sermon series on Philippians after the first of the year and wonder if this will add any missed insight or clarifying insight. 

Over all, really looking forward to this series! Thanks Logos.

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LaRosa Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 12 2010 11:46 AM

Steve Runge posted this on Facebook yesterday...

"...Hope to complete my portion of the Philippians commentary this week."

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 12 2010 12:34 PM

You've inspired me to lock in on the prepub price for Romans, and decide when I get Philippians whether this is the kind of commentary that helps me.  The sample pages are intriguing, but not enough to enable me to make up my mind.

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Scott S | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 12 2010 1:14 PM

nicky crane:

You've inspired me to lock in on the prepub price for Romans, and decide when I get Philippians whether this is the kind of commentary that helps me.  The sample pages are intriguing, but not enough to enable me to make up my mind.

Ditto

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 30 2014 6:10 AM

I discovered these today in pre-pub and they look interesting.  I do NOT know Greek or Hebrew.  Its not likely I will ever study either of them.

(I know some of you just fell off your chairs in shock, right?)

I know the worth of the original languages (I really do) but I also wonder if consulting these while I prepare sermons (I love the OT for example) might be useful for the "common joe" in the pew and me as a hopeful assistant pastor / current Mdiv Candidate.

How many of you have the OT set for example and have used it during sermons without hearing snores in the pews please?

Glory to God...Jesus Lead On!
Joshua

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