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Joe Newell | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 2 2010 7:46 AM

This is peanuts to wealthy folks but, even though I have Scholars Platinum and LOTS of books to read in it, I just got a gift card for $50.  I'd like to add to my Logos colection with it,  I know it's not enough to do huge things, but what ideas do you all have for something I can invest in as I am still early in my Christian walk.

By way of info, I have the Calvin 500 and Piper collections already, and I love systematic theology stuff.  I think I might enjoy journal collections, too, when I have the money for them.

Thanks and God bless!

joe

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 7:57 AM

I think a good dictionary is important, so you might want to look at Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.  You might also want to look at a good one volume commentary like Harper's Bible Commentary.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 8:06 AM

For me this question usually begins finding it's answer in what I'm currently examining.  Without looking it up, I think Culver's systematic Theology would fall within your range and would be a great addition.  

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Joe Newell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 8:10 AM

Thanks, TB.  I actually have Culver's in hard copy.  Grudem's has been on my mind.  Oden, too.

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Joe Newell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 8:11 AM

Oh, and I'm currently doing my 1st read of the OT - just entered Deuteronomy.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 8:11 AM

Two to consider that recently were unbundled from a collection:

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, 2nd Ed., Elwell ($60.00 - just over your budget)  http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/EVDICTTHEO

New Testament Theology, Schreiner ($45.00)  http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/NTTHEOSCHR

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David Bailey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 8:13 AM

Joe,

Since you have the Platinum package, it already has the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.  Mark has provided excellent choices too.  How about A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith.  The price is within your limit.

 

Update:  Ah, OT reading.  Perhaps this may be of interest - Old Testament Theology

Or a survey of the OT: Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the OT

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Joe Newell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 8:17 AM

I don't know much about dictionaries.  It would be handy because my first read of the bible, exciting as it is, does unearth many terms with which I'm not familiar.  Is Eerdman's thought of as the best or most complete?

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 8:45 AM

Joe Newell:
Is Eerdman's thought of a the best or most complete?

To answer your answer with a simple yes/no, then the answer would be no.  Still, it is a good dictionary for its price.  

If you want something that is "best or most complete," then I would recommend Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary.  If you will go to the product's page, you will see that it sells for $269 (U.S.).

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Joe Newell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 9:00 AM

Looks WONDERFUL, but clearly inconsistent with my vow of poverty :)

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 9:26 AM

Joe Newell:

Looks WONDERFUL, but clearly inconsistent with my vow of poverty :)

HI Joe, I would say simply wait ,until you find out what is best for you,Perhaps you may get what you need with cheap price in Pre-pub 

Blessings in Christ.

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David Bailey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 9:35 AM

Tes:
I would say simply wait ,until you find out what is best for you

Yes  Agree. Looking at the contents that are included in Platinum, it should be sufficient for his OT readings.

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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 10:08 AM

Joe Newell:
... I just got a gift card for $50.  I'd like to add to my Logos colection with it,  I know it's not enough to do huge things, but what ideas do you all have for something I can invest in as I am still early in my Christian walk.  ...I love systematic theology stuff

One of the classic mistakes that many Christians make is a failure to examine and learn from the saints who have gone before them and, as such, they are potential suckers for every new wind of "doctrine" or whizbang fad.  Therefore, I would recommend something in the History or History of Doctrine realm.

For example:

Biblical and Theological Studies (Princeton Theological Seminary)  http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/BIBTHEOPRINC  Authors include theological giants like Warfield, Vos, RD Wilson, Allis, Machen, and more.

History of Christian Doctrines by Louis Berkhof    http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/HISTCHRDOCT

 

 

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 11:58 AM

For just over $50, I recommend the Commentary of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, 1280 pages.

http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/COMNTUSEOT

Excellent work!

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 12:08 PM

Edwin Bowden:

For just over $50, I recommend the Commentary of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, 1280 pages.

http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/COMNTUSEOT

Excellent work!

And a unique work. I find myself referencing it often. It is very well done and thorough. 

Alternatively, you may want to begin building your theological journal library (http://www.logos.com/products/details/3582) which adds the most bang for the buck of any resource I can think of. However, journal collections really start being worth it as you build a larger and larger collection. I have my journals added to a custom collection that is part of my passage guide. Regularly, the best insight into a theological, historical, or textual question comes from the very focussed and precise nature of a journal article. $50 will get you 50 volumes. You can start with volume 12 or 13 (just released:  http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/8119) and work your way back

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 12:57 PM

Edwin Bowden:

For just over $50, I recommend the Commentary of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, 1280 pages.

http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/COMNTUSEOT

Excellent work!

this is one of my absolute favorites.

I like Apples.  Especially Honeycrisp.

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Joe Newell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 2:31 PM

i think I have settled on Reymond's A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith and the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament,.  You guys are so helpful and it was a great list of suggestions - I looked into each one!

Logos is addictive!

Joe

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 3:55 PM

Joe Newell:
Logos is addictive!

peanuts + Logos = addiction fix.  Indifferent        Cool

I like Apples.  Especially Honeycrisp.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 4:36 PM

Good choices, I have Reymond. He's reformed in his theology, not a bad thing at all. Maybe you might consider saving up for Bavinck's Dogmatics. I have it as well and if you like Reymond, you're going to certainly enjoy and get much more from Bavinck. Too many good books and not enough cash.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 2 2010 9:11 PM

These are my 2 cents.  If you can, wait for the 12 days of Christmas sale.  I got the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament really cheap (almost half of your $50 bucks which was cheaper than the introductory price of $39 bucks).  Now, if you don't want to wait, then you can buy The Book of Isaiah (3 vols) by Edward J. Young and the Virgin Birth: A Biblical Study of the Deity of Jesus by Robert Gromacki.  That should give you a total of about $51.98 which if you talk to the sales department, I'm sure they'll spare the $1.98 and give you 4 more GREAT books to add to your library (3 vols. Isaiah and 1 Virgin Birth).

Or, or...if you don't know what to do with your $50 bucks, give them to me, I'll know exactly what to do with them.  And the recommendation I just gave you will be added to my library without me spending money.  Alright, that's all.  Hope this helps! Big Smile

Blessings!

Douglas

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