Barclay DSB releases 7/19

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jul 12 2011 5:36 AM

Just a week until the 17 vol. Barclay, Daily Study BIble set is releases

http://www.logos.com/product/6752/the-new-daily-study-bible-new-testament

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 14 2011 5:07 AM

Bump

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Fred | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 15 2011 4:20 PM

I still wonder if it is worth "upgrading".  In Logos I have both the OT DSB (a couple dozen volumes, I think) and the NT DSB (maybe 18 volumes, all but one "Revised Editions").  Now obviously the OT volumes are not in question here, but I am wondering if the "even newer and even more revised" NT editions are worth replacing.  I know that the Logos ad page for "The New Daily Study Bible: New Testament (DSB) (17 vols.)" certainly makes the case for them being different, but that still leaves me wondering if the differences are significant ~improvements~.

Fred

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 18 2011 5:34 AM

Fred:

I still wonder if it is worth "upgrading".  In Logos I have both the OT DSB (a couple dozen volumes, I think) and the NT DSB (maybe 18 volumes, all but one "Revised Editions"). 

For me, I wouldn't think that the "revised" edition would warrant an additional purchase.

I'm just glad to have a chance to get either one. We have been waiting a long time to get this back in the Logos lineup.

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 18 2011 7:49 AM

I have the older Barclay's Daily Study Bible which was available in Logos some time ago.  While I am more theologically conservative than William Barclay, I find it an invaluable tool.  Barclay's knowledge of history and background is wonderful.  His knowledge of Greek is not only superb, but he has the rare ability to communicate it to those who do not read Greek.  I do read Greek, but I not only learn from Barclay, but I often find he gives a fresh way to communicate insights from the Greek to laity.

If Barclay has some theology I disagree with, I ignore it.  I take what is good, and ignore the rest.  Shouldn't one do that with any commentary?  It is foolish to ignore a scholar because you have some difference theologically. 

Barclay is often underestimated.  I highly recommend him. 

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 18 2011 8:16 AM

Michael Childs:

I have the older Barclay's Daily Study Bible which was available in Logos some time ago.  While I am more theologically conservative than William Barclay, I find it an invaluable tool.  Barclay's knowledge of history and background is wonderful.  His knowledge of Greek is not only superb, but he has the rare ability to communicate it to those who do not read Greek.  I do read Greek, but I not only learn from Barclay, but I often find he gives a fresh way to communicate insights from the Greek to laity.

If Barclay has some theology I disagree with, I ignore it.  I take what is good, and ignore the rest.  Shouldn't one do that with any commentary?  It is foolish to ignore a scholar because you have some difference theologically. 

Barclay is often underestimated.  I highly recommend him. 

Well said Michael, you have captured my thoughts on this issue exactly. Nothing further needs to be added by me.

Ted

 

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Bill Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 18 2011 8:22 AM

Fred:

I still wonder if it is worth "upgrading".  In Logos I have both the OT DSB (a couple dozen volumes, I think) and the NT DSB (maybe 18 volumes, all but one "Revised Editions").  Now obviously the OT volumes are not in question here, but I am wondering if the "even newer and even more revised" NT editions are worth replacing.  I know that the Logos ad page for "The New Daily Study Bible: New Testament (DSB) (17 vols.)" certainly makes the case for them being different, but that still leaves me wondering if the differences are significant ~improvements~.

If I had the older Libronix version of the DSB, I would not order the New DSB:NT. If I could buy a copy of the older version today at a decent price, I would cancel my prepub order (again Wink)

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 18 2011 10:27 AM

Ted Hans:

Michael Childs:

I have the older Barclay's Daily Study Bible which was available in Logos some time ago.  While I am more theologically conservative than William Barclay, I find it an invaluable tool.  Barclay's knowledge of history and background is wonderful.  His knowledge of Greek is not only superb, but he has the rare ability to communicate it to those who do not read Greek.  I do read Greek, but I not only learn from Barclay, but I often find he gives a fresh way to communicate insights from the Greek to laity.

If Barclay has some theology I disagree with, I ignore it.  I take what is good, and ignore the rest.  Shouldn't one do that with any commentary?  It is foolish to ignore a scholar because you have some difference theologically. 

Barclay is often underestimated.  I highly recommend him. 

Well said Michael, you have captured my thoughts on this issue exactly. Nothing further needs to be added by me.

Ted

 

My thoughts exactly. Yes

What I have found that is typical of Barclay is that he often offers "alternate" liberal views in addition to the conservative view when it comes to issues that divide.

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Fred | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 18 2011 6:12 PM

Thanks for all the helpful, constructive comments.

I think I will "stand pat" with my not-so-new-but not-so-old-either-after-all editions of the DSB.

I would agree with the "wheat-and-chaff" analysis for dealing with various and sundry commentary authors.  (Liberals have to do this a lot more than those who are "more theologically conservative" anyway - {grin}.)  Offering "alternate" views - liberal and conservative - on issues is a responsible approach for any commentary, methinks.  (I do understand that there are those that want only one view to ever be presented.)

I still think that Logos should have arranged for an "upgrade price" for owners of the earlier DSB editions.

Nonetheless, I am pleased (in the abstract) that the DSB (NT at least now, and maybe OT sometime not too far into the future) will once again be in the Logos lineup, for those others that have been without it and have been waiting for it.

Fred

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Bill Coley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 18 2011 8:00 PM

I thank the posters in this thread for your helpful comments about the Barclay series. Your reflections were a principal influence in my decision to make the pre-pub purchase.... I guess Logos thanks you, too. Smile

Bill

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 19 2011 10:43 AM

The release date is actually 7/20/

I think I paid $45 for the original set over 40 yrs ago.

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 20 2011 5:08 AM

Last day to save $60 on pre-pub price (7/20)

http://www.logos.com/product/6752/the-new-daily-study-bible-new-testament

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