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#1 AdamR

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:32 PM

I'm sure this has been requested before, but ...

I would love to see The New Interpreter's Bible (12 vols.) and The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols.) in Accordance. These are the two tools I use most often, and not having them in Accordance usually makes me walk away from Accordance before I'd like to.

Just letting you know!

#2 Lorinda H. M. Hoover

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:54 PM

+1

But I am aware that in the past, Abingdon has not been willing to consider making these resources available in Accordance. (In fact, several years ago the Abingdon staff was rather snippy in their response to my suggestion they make them available through Accordance)

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:04 PM

I would love the NIB Commentary... it'd be at the top of my list of desired commentary set for Accordance.
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:13 AM

In the hope that a large number of requests will help Abingdon decide to work with Accordance, I'll add my name to the list. I would dearly love to have NIB in Accordance. The reason that I don't have the NIBD is that it is not available in Accordance. While I use the Anchor Bible Dictionary a lot, if NIBD was available for Accordance, I would buy that too.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:27 AM

I would also like to have this resource available.
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:41 AM

+1

But I am aware that in the past, Abingdon has not been willing to consider making these resources available in Accordance. (In fact, several years ago the Abingdon staff was rather snippy in their response to my suggestion they make them available through Accordance)

Lorinda


I Do know for a fact that Abingdon was scheduled to meet with Logos last month... They know that the system they have is going the way of the dodo and the system they used for their new dictionary is just pathetic. If they are talking with Logos maybe they would be open to Accordance now.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:56 PM

Just bumping this up again.

I have grant money coming in this summer and I'd like to use it to purchase NIDB and NIB for Accordance. Any chance these modules are in the works?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:53 PM

Just bumping this up again.

I have grant money coming in this summer and I'd like to use it to purchase NIDB and NIB for Accordance. Any chance these modules are in the works?


I would love to see these too they have been announced (they are in what Logos calls pre pub, meaning if there are not enough pre orders it will never get done), I want to get them in Accordance myself but won;t cancel my pre order until I hear more from Accordance. I know someone, I believe Helen, mentioned the possibility of the older resources, and that the New Interpreter's series would be too expensive. She may be right as the Logos version is set to be full hard cover retail price (which helps explain the lack of excitement over there). In their forums there was lots of talk about the NIB and NIDB was at least 30-40% to high priced for them to consider it. Abingdon is willing to play ball but not willing to allow prices to compare to regular prices you can get a hardcover set from them at.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:20 AM

Anyone care to comment on the older IB and IBD. Would these be of interest at the much lower prices that we could offer for them? Or are people only interested in the newer versions, and are they willing to pay the price? Are the new ones revisions of the old or completely new works?
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:08 AM

I know that the NIB is a completely new work. The description of the NIBD leaves room for the possibility that a few of the articles may be taken from the old one. (I'm referring to the phrase "A diverse group of 900 scholars from 40 countries have contributed 7,100 fresh new articles with 8,400 entries" in the description on logos' site.)

Personally I'd purchase the NIBD before the NIB, for two reasons:
1) Price: on Logos' site, the NIBD is $400 for pre-order, while the NIB is $800 (I checked there only for a general idea of cost. I note that the hard copies of both are now on sale at Cokesbury for 40-50% off)
2) Frustration: I purchased the NIB on a subscription basis on CD-ROM when it first came out. They started out supporting Mac, then did not, then did. Then did not keep up the software for new OS versions. It's now useless to me. Having plunked down my money once, it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth to have to purchase it again. (Now if Abingdon were willing to do some sort of "cross grade" for those of us who now have useless CD-ROMs of the NIB, that would be lovely.)

That said, if I could find a way to save up the money, I'd eventually purchase NIB. They are both excellent resources. Most of the commentaries and related resources that Accordance currently offers are not a theological fit for me, where as the NIB and NIBD are.

Depending on price, I'd be interested in the IB and IDB, but not nearly as interested in the NIB and NIBD>

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:12 PM

Most of the commentaries and related resources that Accordance currently offers are not a theological fit for me, where as the NIB and NIBD are.


Yes, yes, and yes again.

I have no interest in the older editions.

Because I have grant money available to me, I'm not as concerned about price as others may be. I do understand the concern, however!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:44 PM

Are the new ones revisions of the old or completely new works?

The NIB volumes are completely new works, and different in format as well. They really are only related in ethos. What was unique and sometimes fantastic about the IB, was that two different scholars wrote on each book. One bible scholar did the "Exegesis" section while another did the "Interpretation" section.
If I could only use two bible commentary sets, the NIB would be one of them. And this would be the position of many, many ministers out their, especially those who went to mainline seminaries.
However, I haven't a clue what they'd be willing to pay. And that's all that matters here.
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:32 PM

I might be interested in the old ones but only at a rock bottom rate (I did buy the old IB in Word search for $99 I use it and find it helpful at times but I wouldn't pay the $200 regular price for it. The old dictionary I don't care too much about it. I, like Adam, consider the value of the NIB NIDB worth whatever they cost. They have strong and weak sections but if I were only able to own one set of commentaries I wouldn't hesitate to make that set NIB, it is my most used commentary. And yes for mainline seminaries it is the Gold Standard much as the old IB had been the only other real competitor for it in general use might be Interpretation. Both the NIB and INTERP. are primarily designed for homeletical helps for Preachers, but they offer good solid spiritual food for anyone.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

FYI another link did mention that Accordance is in the process of trying to get the NIB I am very excited and hope it comes through… even to the silly point of seeing if i could find any more info on here… didn't but noticed more than a few topics on here looking for it.

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