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#1 Ruth Ann

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:08 AM

Hi all,

I have The Bible Speaks Today for the New Testament. I love this commentary!!!!!

Is there anything very similar for the Old Testament?
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:23 AM

In print, IVP has most, if not all, the OT volumes published. As far as modules go, you may like the Holman OT commentaries or the NIV application commentaries. The Tyndale commentaries are very concise and simple, but don't offer much on application, if that's what you're looking for. You may also like the New Bible Commentary (a part of the IVP reference collection. It's in a group of 15 other modules for $144! Someone more familiar with devotional/application commentaries may have more to offer you.

BTW, I noticed that the Tyndale set is on sale for $200 for the whole bible. If I needed it, I would jump all over that. It's a good deal on a really good set of user-friendly commentaries. Derek Kidner on Genesis and Psalms and Joyce Baldwin on the Post exilic prophets and Daniel are particularly phenomenal. The Daniel volume, IMHO, is one of the best volumes on Daniel in any series.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:12 AM

In print, IVP has most, if not all, the OT volumes published. As far as modules go, you may like the Holman OT commentaries or the NIV application commentaries. The Tyndale commentaries are very concise and simple, but don't offer much on application, if that's what you're looking for. You may also like the New Bible Commentary (a part of the IVP reference collection. It's in a group of 15 other modules for $144! Someone more familiar with devotional/application commentaries may have more to offer you.

BTW, I noticed that the Tyndale set is on sale for $200 for the whole bible. If I needed it, I would jump all over that. It's a good deal on a really good set of user-friendly commentaries. Derek Kidner on Genesis and Psalms and Joyce Baldwin on the Post exilic prophets and Daniel are particularly phenomenal. The Daniel volume, IMHO, is one of the best volumes on Daniel in any series.


Thanks so much for your reply.

I found the IVP collection and I think I'll try it.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:35 AM

Thanks so much for your reply.

I found the IVP collection and I think I'll try it.


The IVP collection is a great choice—and a wonderful value. If you don't have it, I'd recommend getting it first.

The two top-shelf commentaries for you, in my mind, would be the NIVAC [available in Accordance only for the NT and OT prophets at present] and the ZIBBCOT. The former excels in modern day applications; the latter gives excellent cultural and historical background to each passage [and includes some really nice photos]. As one would expect, these blue-ribbon commentaries are not cheap. On the other hand, I can think of few things that would return the kind of [eternal] investment that these do.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:48 AM

Thanks so much for your reply.

I found the IVP collection and I think I'll try it.


I agree with the recommendation of the IVP, and Dr. J's recommendation of the ZIBBCOT. Another recommendation that I think would make you very satisfied is the Expositor’s Bible Commentary, right now it is $129. Don't forget to use the Pick a Product Sale <http://www.accordanc...-Product-Sale>.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:34 PM

I agree with the recommendation of the IVP, and Dr. J's recommendation of the ZIBBCOT. Another recommendation that I think would make you very satisfied is the Expositor’s Bible Commentary, right now it is $129. Don't forget to use the Pick a Product Sale <http://www.accordanc...-Product-Sale>.

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Thank you!!

I'm waiting to down load the IVP.
(hahaha I'm a nurse and IVP stands for intravenous pyelogram for me).

Can't wait to use this for OT studies especially.
And I'll keep the ZIBBCOT in mind as well. In my old age I've been doing some serious study of the Bible and it's just delightful to learn the connection of each piece of scripture with others! And to understand the Hebrewness of it all. I know that's not a word...

And I do have The Expositor's Bible commentary. When I am studying I read as much commentary as I can on it.

I love my Accordance! And I do word studies with the Hebrew and the Greek. Who would have ever thought I would be able to learn so much. Eternal value is right!
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:08 PM

Thank you!!

I'm waiting to down load the IVP.
(hahaha I'm a nurse and IVP stands for intravenous pyelogram for me).

Can't wait to use this for OT studies especially.
And I'll keep the ZIBBCOT in mind as well. In my old age I've been doing some serious study of the Bible and it's just delightful to learn the connection of each piece of scripture with others! And to understand the Hebrewness of it all. I know that's not a word...

And I do have The Expositor's Bible commentary. When I am studying I read as much commentary as I can on it.

I love my Accordance! And I do word studies with the Hebrew and the Greek. Who would have ever thought I would be able to learn so much. Eternal value is right!


Wonderful!

My mother is also a nurse, been one for 38 years. She's been enjoying studying Genesis on an iPad lately, using the ESV in parallel with the ZIBBCOT. I don't know whether you are studying on a computer or an iPhone, but your resources will work on both. Having Accordance on a mobile device is great for breaks at work.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:20 PM

In my old age I've been doing some serious study of the Bible and it's just delightful to learn the connection of each piece of scripture with others! And to understand the Hebrewness of it all. I know that's not a word...


Wonderful! "Hebrewness" -- I love it. And based on the kind of studying your doing, you've earned the right to coin the word.

When I am studying I read as much commentary as I can on it.


What a pattern! If only every university student studied like this...
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:07 PM

Robert,
I've been trying to learn Hebrew for a year. It's difficult for me with the different characters but I have memorized the first half. I learned a few phrases when I visited Israel last October. And there is such meaning in every character/ letter! Just as there is in each number. (And I'm not a numerologist).

And thank you, too, Dr. J.

You all honor me. But I'm just a woman of some age that values the Word.

Although I am a daughter of a King!

I checked out the Zibbcot. I'll need to save for a bit for that. Too bad, it's on sale right now.

Thank you all for your replies!!! What a great help you are!
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