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#41 JonathanHuber

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:27 PM

There may be upgrade pricing available. The price of the series with the new volumes may be higher than it is now, which would result in you paying more anyway. Ultimately, we don't know what the price will be later (or how long you might have to wait... some of these WBC volumes have been forthcoming for quite a while), so it's better to simply decide if the current offering is worth the current asking price.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

Since so many of the individual books rate so high in bestcommentaries.com its difficult to think we could do better at little more than $5 per commentary, especially when many of  them cost $55 on their own.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

I'm really tempted to take advantage of this deal, but with only 28 of the 30 volumes available and each volume priced at $54, that's an additional $108 to complete the library when Accordance finally issues the other two volumes (or more than 33% of the current price for the first 28 volumes).

 

I would be surprised if it was $108 for the upgrade, but exact pricing will be constrained by the publisher. The $299 sale for the 58 volumes currently in the Accordance modules is set by the publisher, and is the same for another company (which has two additional volumes Accordance lacks, but is itself incomplete as they have not been published to date in any form).

 

What you get now is a great price on a great set with all the tagging and research capabilities of Accordance. I would agree with Abram's original title for this thread, "Do it if you can." I temper that proposal only by saying that you have the budget and you have need of this type of tool. It is still a large investment. Hope this makes sense.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

Since so many of the individual books rate so high in bestcommantaries.com its difficult to think we could do better at little more than $5 per commentary, especially when many them cost $55 on their own.

 

$5.15 per volume to be exact. Wow, I'm sold. :D


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:44 PM

Done! Just had to get the WBC at this price. Also picked up Comfort. 

 

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:55 PM

Ok. I gave in. Got it. :)  I know I cannot go wrong with all the wonderful endorsement here as well as the incredible price. I was lacking a more technical Old Testament  commentary and I based on all the comments here I made a great purchase. I too also got Comfort Text commentary. :)

 

I do have a question. When I amplify a verse, let say 1 Peter 1:1 to WBC (by selecting the verse and clicking in the Amplify icon in the tome menu bar) it opens to Comment section. Should n't be opening to the beginning of the section for 1 Peter 1:1 (just before the Bibliography where it says Greeting (1:1-2)) as it is where it begins for 1 Peter 1:1?  No big deal, just wanted to make sure it was the way it suppose to be.

 

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:03 PM

The structure of the WBC is somewhat unusual, so Accordance assumed that you would most likely want to see the Comments section (especially in a parallel pane) and hard-coded the modules to open to that section.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Congrats, David! I think you'll enjoy it.

 

Re: the amplify--that's how it's been, at least since I started using Accordance a couple years ago. I think that must just be how it's coded to work. You probably already know you can select the mark button at the bottom and go up a mark to that Bibliography section, too, so that you can still get to that spot quickly.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

Ah, yes, what Jonathan said.

 

There was actually a post about WBC and this similar issue a while ago with Jonathan and Dr. J. and some others that really helped me get set up with it when I bought it last year... sometimes if I really want to spend time in WBC, I'll have a tied tab open in a different zone so I can get the verse-by-verse comment, as well as a second tab (or different zone, for that matter) of WBC open that's not tied to anything, so I can scroll up and down through introductory material, bibliographies, etc.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:30 PM

Thanks guys. It makes sense. 


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:00 AM

I just wanted to chime in that I bought into the package as well. Thanks everyone for the helpful feedback. The WBC is now the first major package purchased on the Accordance platform... Now I can't believe that NICOT/NT is available for under $800 (I purchased it a few years ago on Logos for $1000 and I've never seen it available for that price again since that time).


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:30 PM

Logos has a very high opinion of their texts. Their value added goes way beyond the price for the most part. It is true buying NIC in OT (as i did) is a poor substitute for Logos with lots links to other books and good citation options. But Accordance has great citation options and a powerful search engine and you are at no significant disadvantage getting it Accordance, I only wish I had known it would be getting down this cheap in accordance again.

 

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 02:59 PM

At the risk of derailing this thread, I would agree. All things being equal, I'm starting to lean towards Accordance when it comes to major sets. They offer a good all-around product. I tried to stay exclusive to Logos, and I know many will make very strong arguments for doing so, but there are strengths to the other platforms as well. OT works best with tablet devices, and they consistently offer the best price on major sets. Their resource guide feature is extremely handy. However, as a sem student, their platform cannot serve as reference bookshelf and their PC offering adds no additional value over the tablet platform. Navigation and formatting is also poor for anything other than the Bible. I recently invested in WordSearch after getting over half of the MacArthur NT commentary set for about $30 total! Their software is more of a straight eReader platform, that only works well on Windows. However I was pleasantly surprised to see how good their book reproduction quality is. Charts, tables, and formatting remains incredibly faithful to the original hard copies, and unlike OT, I still have citation capabilities. Charts and graphs are also of the highest quality (perhaps even better than Accordance) and can be easily exported. Finally, their library is quite expansive with several books that I can't find anywhere else, However, their support for mobile platforms is poor and the MSRP cost of their books is even higher than Logos or Accordance in many cases.

 

I feel your pain with the price drops... over the past year now, I've seen substantial drops that I never thought I'd see for products like WBC, NICNT/OT, and even NIGTC. I'm glad I waited until now to jump in on WBC. Now the sale on the NIGTC is tempting...


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:58 PM

I do agree with Dan. I think that for Primary text searches, specially complex ones that most of you guys need to do, Accordance offers the best and faster search engine. 

 

I would love to see becoming as good when it comes to secondary resources and tools. Like Dan said, the tagging that Logos offer within all their resources is second to none. I think it only respond to each company focus as a tool. I am glad of the differences, though.

 

That said, I totally agree with Dan that spite of that, you will accomplish the same with Accordance because what matters is there.

 

I remember long ago that Dan told me to just use each software for what each one does best.  The more I learn and use both the more I see the wisdom in that advice. As Bible student I am grateful for each company and their devotion to produce the best study tools they can. The only "competition" that should exist between any of this companies is to continue to provide us with incredible tools to help us cast light in the world we live in. 

 

And as a side note, one BIG blessing for me is this forum. Not only is very supportive but NICE. Every time I come here a leave edified, enriched, uplifted. It is sad to see that others forums I belong to I don't see the respect and love I see here. I have to even question if they are really Christian forums (I'll guess that that is a reflection of christendom at large). But nevertheless is frustrating. 

 

 Is like everyone here appreciate the value of the tool and respect the dedication and effort of those behind the tool. So, THANKS!!


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:53 AM


Anchor VS WBC: let's talk more!!!

 

$1499 -> $999 http://www.accordancebible.com/store/details/?pid=Anchor-OT-NT 

http://www.accordancebible.com/Anchor-Accordance 

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