Study Bibles On Sale

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 26 2021 10:22 AM

There are a number of study bibles on sale until the end of the month in the New Years Deals. Are there any there that you are getting or any that you recommend. I am considering the Nelson Study Bible and ESV Literary Study Bible.  What are your thoughts and suggestions?

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2021 11:07 AM

Michael Kinch:

There are a number of study bibles on sale until the end of the month in the New Years Deals. Are there any there that you are getting or any that you recommend. I am considering the Nelson Study Bible and ESV Literary Study Bible.  What are your thoughts and suggestions?

You don't get many notes for your money with the Literary Study Bible.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2021 11:08 AM

I have too many but I picked up the Literary. I really think study bibles are very worthwhile but they kind of get eclipsed by having Logos. You hit the button for a Passage Study layout and you are ready to go.

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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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2021 2:26 PM

I grabbed the Jewish Study Bible and the Disciples one. I thought about grabbing the Orthodox one but it is still a little pricey for my taste. If you don't have them the ones I do have and enjoy are the ESVSB and MSBNASB

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Greg Corbin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 12:22 PM

The MacArthur Study Bible and the ESV Study Bible are both tremendous resources that I have used regularly for years.  Looking at the sale, I picked up the ESV Systematic Study Bible Notes.  After my initial look at it, I believe it is a wonderful and unique resource well worth the money.

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 1:27 PM

Paul Caneparo:

You don't get many notes for your money with the Literary Study Bible.

But the notes are unique. I use these study notes alongside other Leland Ryken books and the IVP dictionaries and the Britannica Great Books set in my secular college English classes.

Even secular professors admit that the Bible is THE or one of the most influential pieces of literature of all time. If the Bible is quoted alongside other ancient authors and quoted according to official academic standards, secular professors have no right to disallow its use as a source.

Years ago, I bought the Literary Bible notes in Olive Tree software, but ended out repurchasing it for Logos too after I bought the Britannia Great Books set. The notes are unique. Sometimes less is more, or volume is not the most important criteria.

Study Notes for software are difficult. Sometimes only some of the notes are included. Other times, we just don't know how to use the software well enough to access all of the notes.

Tecarta apps, not the website, have the best format for study Bible notes. I now keep a 10 inch Kindle Fire in my study area just for Tecarta app and have a large study Bible library in that app. I only have the study Bibles that I frequently cite in an academic paper in logos.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 1:40 PM

Is the literary study Bible still missing the maps?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 2:37 PM

Kathleen Marie:
Tecarta apps, not the website, have the best format for study Bible notes.

You've made me curious. What is the format?

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 3:27 PM

Mattillo:

Is the literary study Bible still missing the maps?

From the product page:

“This title will ship without the map images, but will be updated to include them at a later time.”

DAL

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 4:41 PM

I went ahead and ordered 2 Study Bibles! The ESV Literary Study Bible and the Ancient Faith Study Bible.  Both look extremely helpful and it will be nice to get snippets of what the church fathers said about a verse without having to look at the entire church fathers library.

DAL

Ps. What overlap if any would the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible and the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible by Carson?

Thanks!

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 4:46 PM

DAL:

I went ahead and ordered 2 Study Bibles! The ESV Literary Study Bible and the Ancient Faith Study Bible.  Both look extremely helpful and it will be nice to get snippets of what the church fathers said about a verse without having to look at the entire church fathers library.

DAL

Ps. What overlap if any would the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible and the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible by Carson?

Thanks!

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/189086/1092167.aspx#1092167 

If you don’t mind I’d like to know if you agree 

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 4:49 PM

DAL:

Ps. What overlap if any would the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible and the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible by Carson?

Thanks!

none that I know of. The NivZsb (as I know it and was changed to the nivbst) is more of a study Bible and good at that. The ESV comments more on chunks and less on verses. Let me try and find an example. On mobile at moment

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 4:50 PM

Here is one part from John. The next comment is 4 chapters later

John 6:37–44 (ESV STSB): Christian Life: Assurance
John 6:37–40, 44
For more on assurance see:
John 3:16–18
Rom. 8:14–17
1 John 5:9–13
For more on the special call see:
Rom. 9:6–24
1 Cor. 1:22–24
2 Tim. 1:8–10
Jesus gives four reasons for Christians to have assurance of final salvation. First, since to come to Jesus means to believe in him (see the parallelism in v. 35), all the elect, those the Father “gives” him, will believe in Jesus (v. 37). And he will never reject them (“cast [them] out,” v. 37) but will keep them saved until the end. Second, the Son of God came to do his Father’s will, which is not to lose any of those the Father chose for salvation but to resurrect them at the end (vv. 38–39). Third, the Father’s will is that all believers in his Son gain eternal life now in knowing the Father and the Son (17:3) and that Jesus raise them to eternal life in the new earth on the last day (6:40). Fourth, Jesus tells hearers who grumble against him, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day” (v. 44). Jesus declares that people cannot believe in him unless the Father “draws them.” John uses “drawing” where Paul uses “calling.”
Here Jesus reveals that God gives an effective drawing or calling to some people. This is not the general gospel call that goes to everyone, because this effective call always results in genuine belief in Jesus and resurrection on the last day. This is the special call to those whom the Father has chosen. Thus a harmony exists in the Father’s and Son’s work and a resulting continuity in the identity of God’s people. The Father gives people to the Son and draws them to him, and they come to the Son, who gives them eternal life, keeps them, and will resurrect them from the dead.
Theology for Life—God wants us to have assurance of eternal life, so he makes such promises through Jesus. As a result we should pursue holiness out of gratitude for such grace.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 5:10 PM

Thanks Matillo! I’ll be returning the Ancient Faith Study Bible and maybe purchase the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible instead 👍😁👌

I agree, the ACCS has more material and the Study Bible replicated only small parts of the ACCS, so no need for the study Bible unless you don’t own the ACCS due to it being more expensive 👍😁👌

Anyway, I’ll look for more samples to decide if I should buy the systematic theology study Bible!

DAL

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 6:10 PM

MJ. Smith:

Kathleen Marie:
Tecarta apps, not the website, have the best format for study Bible notes.

You've made me curious. What is the format?

You choose your desired translation, and then the study Bible notes that you want to view. The intext articles are embedded into the text, and there is a side panel that hides with just 3 tabs visable: the study bible notes, a settings gear, and a notes tab.

If you touch the top tab that is the study Bible tab, the side panel expands and you see a menu at the top. The icons are the same for every study Bible, except the first tab which is unique for each Bible. Not every Bible has every icon option, but you will know immediately which features are included for each study Bible. The unique icon is the information about the study Bible. The "i" is information about the book of the Bible that is currently selected in the main text. The box icon is all the extra stuff like articles and concordance and has many subfolders: you must remember to use the arrows to go forwards and backwards; newbies can miss a lot of content if they forget to keep hitting the back button until they get to the main menu. The next icon is a book and those are the verse for verse commentary.

Touching the settings gear opens the side panel to a bunch of app settings at the top, and a long library menu. In the app, all that has been purchased is under "my content". The online version does not show what you own and if you select something that you do not own, it gives you 30 days of access. This annoys me. I want to know what is mine, and use that.

The last tab of the side panel is the notes tab . If you touch it, it will expand and show a menu at the top with a bunch of options, and room to type your notes.

The main text area has a simple menu at the top to switch translations and to search.

It takes about 20 minutes to become proficient at using the app, and every study Bible works the same. It takes seconds to change the translation or notes. As well as study Bibles, there are also commentaries and devotionals. I have my Vernon McGee commentary here.

Good Friday and other times of the year with slow sales, Tecarta study Bibles go on sale for $7.99 and include a translation. I think I paid $29.00 for my Vernon McGee Thru the Bible Commentary.

I also have the Youversion app on this device and have the One Year Bible as my reading plan. The app reads the Scourby KJV to me every day.

I still have access to steeply discounted student  Amazon Music unlimited and use that app for my praise and worship music and hymns.

I have found it easier NOT to do these things in Logos. If I am studying, these three apps are a supplement to my Logos, Olive Tree, and Bible Analyzer studies on my laptop. If don't need Logos or anything else in my main study area, I can take the Kindle to more comfortable spot and have a devotional time.

I stopped trying to do everything in one place of my home and on one device. I am still working to identify the most efficient way to do each task, and weave these tasks into more of my day and more of my living space.

I don't get out of bed anymore without praying first and then asking Alexa to play the Amazon praise and worship station for a few minutes.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 6:23 PM

I use Tecarta for my LASB and it works great. I like how it feels that you are actually reading the study Bible and stuff isn’t so separated out 

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 6:25 PM

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 6:41 PM

Mattillo:

I use Tecarta for my LASB and it works great. I like how it feels that you are actually reading the study Bible and stuff isn’t so separated out 

There must be a sale since many Study Bibles are $7.99.  It looks like a nice app, but it will definitely add up and I already own in Logos and Accordance what I need.  Would highly recommend this app to someone who can't afford Logos for basic Bible study.

DAL

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 6:41 PM

Mattillo:

I use Tecarta for my LASB and it works great. I like how it feels that you are actually reading the study Bible and stuff isn’t so separated out 

Thanks so much for posting the picture!!!

Once you have used the Tecarta app for study bibles, everything else feels lacking. Kindles are cheap. It is worth the money to buy one just to keep in the area where Logos is used like it is the most awesome hardcopy study Bible ever written.

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 28 2021 6:46 PM

DAL:

Mattillo:

I use Tecarta for my LASB and it works great. I like how it feels that you are actually reading the study Bible and stuff isn’t so separated out 

There must be a sale since many Study Bibles are $7.99.  It looks like a nice app, but it will definitely add up and I already own in Logos and Accordance what I need.  Would highly recommend this app to someone who can't afford Logos for basic Bible study.

DAL

Newbies do really well starting out with the LASB in Tecarta. I don't have much overlap in Tecarta and Logos: I think just the Tony Evans Bible. And the overlap of the Literary Study Bible for Olive and Logos.

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