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#1 Gordon

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:31 AM

Looks like it would an interesting addition to the Accordance Library.

 

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 01:30 AM

I can honestly say that this Bible is amazing. I would say it is best used in conjunction with another study Bible as it does focus on culture, but it will certainly make you think.

I would love to have this for accordance. When I get time I will have to compare the notes to the IVP backgrounds commentary, especially the NT as they share the same author.

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:36 PM

I can honestly say that this Bible is amazing. I would say it is best used in conjunction with another study Bible as it does focus on culture, but it will certainly make you think.

I would love to have this for accordance. When I get time I will have to compare the notes to the IVP backgrounds commentary, especially the NT as they share the same author.

 

For comparing with the IVP background notes that would be awesome. Thought about buying this Study Bible when I saw some promotions from Zondervan


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:52 PM

For comparing with the IVP background notes that would be awesome. Thought about buying this Study Bible when I saw some promotions from Zondervan

Craig S. Keener is the editor  for both (of the New Testament portions) and John Walton was the OT editor (for both) so I imagine there is a lot of overlap, but I'm curious as to how much. There is 16 pages of maps in the back. Comparing Mathew chapter 2 in both the IVP Background Commentary and the study bible it does appear to me that if you own the IVP commentary, you aren't going to gain much if anything from the commentary in the study bible. A lot of it is roughly the same with just enough tweaks and rewording for publishing purposes. It appears the IVP commentary tends to add slightly more information, though I did only compare the first half of one chapter. 

 

The study bibles pictures and cross references along with the bible text does make it worth purchasing in my opinion, especially if you own the IVP commentary electronically like I do. I'm not sure there is any value in purchasing the study bible for Accordance if you already own the IVP set (which may influence Accordance's decision on providing the study bible), perhaps an exception could be made if the pictures, cross references, and such were included. Though if you bought the study bible, you wouldn't gain much from buying the IVP commentary. 

It is possible that I could change my opinion as I did only compare a really small portion of both works and I would be interested in hearing what other people think. It certainly is an amazing bible, and I really do enjoy it. 


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for the detailed info! I appreciate it!
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 08:25 PM

I just spoke with a NT professor who has reviewed both the IVP Bible Background Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible.  He said that there are definitely enough differences in the notes to warrant purchasing both.   :)

 

OakTree Software now offers the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Notes as a separate download from the Bible....Accordance, can we please have this too?

 

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 11:44 PM

I assume you mean OliveTree, as we are OakTree! You are certainly not the first person to confuse us.


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Posted Today, 05:43 PM

From a distance  they may be easily mixed up but close up they are very different:

 

Olive Tree below:

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Oak Tree below:

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