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Adding just one, which WBC volume do You suggest that has f.e. a Catholic or an Anglican author?


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

Right now I'm putting so much money into a nice piece of furniture and have been buying printed matter, that I can only afford one volume.
I have WBC mostly elsewhere, but which volume should I add under Accordance?

I was thinking perhaps a volume by a Catholic or an Anglican. Roland Murphy and John Nolland are two such authors, are there more?

 

I have for example the two Hebrews volumes both in print and under Accordance, and the Romans (by Dunn) volumes in print.

 

Is it wortwhile to get the remaining Lk volume by Nolland (the last of the three volumes) which I otherwise only have under a software which is not by far as advanced and under which I don't have BDAG?

 

I would seriously consider also volumes by authors from other denominations if those volumes have some special merits.

 

Which books of the Bible do You suggest that it's particularly important to cover? And another question: For which books of the Bible has there been significant development in scholarship very recently?


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:57 PM

Volume 10: 1 Samuel

 
Volume 14: 1 Chronicles
are both done by lutherans.....
 
 David J.A. Clines  I wasn't able to determine his affiliation but his work on Job was wonderful.
 
John E. Goldingay is of course an Anglican Priest.
 
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:52 PM

I have 1 Chron as printed matter. I've actually been considering 1 Sam under Accordance

On second thought (now that I just made a phone call to FL to check on a matter) I could stretch to buying a two-volume set (I had forgot many of the WBC-volumes are bundled like that) or perhaps two individual volumes.

But the WBC Job set is too big, I can neither ever afford it nor comprehend it, so far I've been satisfied with the Anchor -volume from the '60s which I also have in print besides here, and I've newly aquired OTL.

Btw I of course have both HALOT and BDAG bought used as individual volumes, in one go together with a few other books Years ago in a swap where I got rid of some FL books.

The Ecclesiastes volume by Murphy is cheap, does it have an amount of nontransliterated original languages so that it would be a good fit to have under Accordance?

How good is the Ruth and Esther -volume by Bush? Is it on the very technical side? Closer to two decades elapsed without that I read Esther, so I read it recently in the 1750 Douai translation. Would the WBC volume perhaps be overkill?

On third though, instead of getting two volumes under Aoccordance right now, would it be better for me to pre-order the print Edition of the new Numbers 2nd Edition by Frank Gorman which is scheduled to be release on Nov. 30. and in Edition to that get just one Accordance volume this evening?: https://www.bookdepo...96904467&sr=1-1
Someone I know whom I've just started talking with a little, likes Craig A. Evans, so it might be worthwhile getting the volume on Mk 8:27-16:20 - the volume would complement what I have but I wonder if it's too similar to the NIGTC -volume by R. T. France (I have that latter set under both Accordance and WS but not any print volumes from it):

Volume 10: 1 Samuel

 
Volume 14: 1 Chronicles
are both done by lutherans.....
 
 David J.A. Clines  I wasn't able to determine his affiliation but his work on Job was wonderful

 



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:06 PM

Regarding your suggestion that you would prefer a commentary from an author of a particular denomination, I would like to take a minute to challenge that idea just a little bit.

 

Personally, I feel a commentary is better when it exposes you all of the different points of view regarding a book, chapter, verse, and then fairly assesses the various viewpoints. When an author is just espousing what you already believe, all that is occurring is an affirmation of what you already believe. When an author is writing something you disagree with it forces you to really think about an issue and to dig deeper.  

 

What do you think?


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:36 PM

I have a fair amount of commentaries by authors I disagree with, both because I've gone through some conversions, and because some came with FL base-packages and many with full sets. One of the recent purchases I made was the 1 Cor commentary by Fee who is a Pentecostal, Under Accordance, 2014 Edition. Also yesterday I bought seven volumes from the Complete Biblical Library -series in print, mint shape: Genesis, Matthew, Mark, Gospel of John, Acts, Romans-Corinthians, Galatians-Philemon - I haven't checked from which denomination each author comes but I suspect most are neither Catholic nor Anglican. (I have that entire set since before under WS but not currently installed on any computer).
Additionally I have the entire Exegetical Summaries -series (I only have a few volumes under FL's platforms), only one of the volumes I have also in print. A couple of sets I've been happy to purchase almost in their entirety even though they contain some volumes by authors I disagree with either because of the denomination they belonged to or that they are too liberal (or too conservative) or something else: AYBC/AYBRL and OTL/NTL. I even have some:print volumes from these series that are not offered under Accordance, and I very accurately predicted some OTL and NTL volumes to never be produced digitally under any platform and started ordering in print before Accordance even released anything:

Regarding your suggestion that you would prefer a commentary from an author of a particular denomination, I would like to take a minute to challenge that idea just a little bit.

 

Personally, I feel a commentary is better when it exposes you all of the different points of view regarding a book, chapter, verse, and then fairly assesses the various viewpoints. When an author is just espousing what you already believe, all that is occurring is an affirmation of what you already believe. When an author is writing something you disagree with it forces you to really think about an issue and to dig deeper.  

 

What do you think?

 


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

I find Fee's writings on Paul very helpful, especially his "God's Empowering Presence" (Thats basically a compilation of all of his commentary notes) as he provides a scholarly level of engagement representing pentecostal views. And its clear he is not denominationally biassed, as he doesn't appear to hesitate to disagree with Pentecostal views, even a few that would technically disqualify you from being a card holding AOG minister (which I believe he continued to hold through his career).


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My top 5 feature requests:
  1. 15pt font size for reading text (bible, journal articles, commentaries, etc...)
  2. Improved searching for Journal articles. (So we can search for journal article by verse + english text)
  3. Display Journal titles in journal search results. (Imagine a google search where you saw the page text but no headings?)
  4. Improved greek text search—i.e. allow searching of all greek text the same way you would search LXX+NT, i.e. LXX+NT+ApocFathers+etc...
  5. Phrase (sympathetic) highlighting.




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