Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:39 AM
I've been using Logos for a few years and have purchased Accordance Scholar 7.4 to try on the mac. With Logos I was using the scholars pack with Logos and it features many useful commentaries. (The Bible Knowledge Commentary, The Bible Readers Companion, and A Commentary, Critical and Explanatory on the OT and NT were three I used).
Will I find similar commentary & tools in the library 7 premier pack? In hindsight it looks like I bought the wrong pack.
thanks much and looking forward to using Accordance.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:58 AM
Now I have to point out that "best" when one is talking about commentaries is a very relative term. What's best for one person may not be best for another. My bias is toward (at least when we are talking New Testament) commentaries on the Greek text that are comprehensive, summarizing the scholarly debate, and then giving the writer's considered judgement. Raymond Brown's masterful two volumes on the Gospel of John come to mind, as does the outstanding three volume work on the Gospel of Matthew by W.D. Davies and D.C. Allison.
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St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
Posted 04 February 2008 - 02:32 PM
You can check out the complete list of commentaries here and here, but it can be hard to see what comes with what package. Of the making of commentaries there is no end! We will never have them all, and probably we will never have all that any one person might want, but we do have a good and growing selection that you can add to the Scholar's Core Bundle. BTW, if you add the Library 7 Premier within 3 months, you not only get 3 more Bibles of your choice, but you also get a $60 discount.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 02:51 PM
Word Biblical Commentary
New International Greek Testament Commentary
MacArthur New Testament Commentary
New International Biblical Commentary
IVP Bible Background Commentary
Keil & Delitzsch
Pillar New Testament Commentary
Expositor's Bible Commentary (full and condensed versions)
Matthew Henry's Commentary
And there are others as well.
Most of my favorite commentaries are not part of a package (with the exception of Calvin). From my own experience, I would say that if your favorite commentary set isn't available, there is a fair chance it is in the pipeline somewhere (with the exception of NICOT/NICNT, which Eerdmans seems to guard like an over-protective parent). On the forums, you can also request something you want that isn't available. If there's enough interest, and Oak Tree can work out a license with the publisher, you'll probably get it.
Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:53 AM
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