Reviews by Juho Unix Mikael Stromsürd Cyklist
May 6, 2019  |  6:29 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
I have Isa Ro 1 Cor and they were great value, that I got several Years back. Accordance's pricr considering there's recent additions, is fair since it's even lower in this ongoinh introductory price sale. I recommend these at the regular price too! Excellent translations. Best to complement this with other receny translations for other parts of Scripture if You get hold of something or have easy access
April 12, 2019  |  5:41 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
I've got the acclaimed scholarly technical commentaries on GJn - they give me a wide and thorough investigation - as far as that can be said to be something beyond speculation as this level of authoring can not be loosly based for us who are experienced in buying resources on GJn to buy. Nothing of what I havr is secondary or regrets. Yet, even though this present volume only requires Accordance 10.4 to work (as it has been sold here for a while that's logical) and I would like for module ...
I've got the acclaimed scholarly technical commentaries on GJn - they give me a wide and thorough investigation - as far as that can be said to be something beyond speculation as this level of authoring can not be loosly based for us who are experienced in buying resources on GJn to buy. Nothing of what I havr is secondary or regrets. Yet, even though this present volume only requires Accordance 10.4 to work (as it has been sold here for a while that's logical) and I would like for module development efforts now to step up to development only for software version 11.1 and higher as You can see at: https://www.accordancebible.com/forums/topic/25241-will-it-make-a-difference-to-you-when-looking-for-something-to-buy-if-a-module-of-the-type-you-need-requires-a-specific-software-version-for-install/ I'm STILL even so duplicating this volume now in my personal library even with the ongoing strain I have just to make downpayments (none with Accordance) and no traveling outside the country more than once every two Years and after the next two trips even more seldom. What I mean: I had already emptied my entire digital wishlists everywhere on digital platforms, completely stopped already buying under competitors and don't manage to pay ALL my invoices myself, and already having what else there is to own, and having a set (fairly generous) schedule for authoring my book (the book being about many diverse topics) and including a chapter on GJn in it, I STILL recommend others and myself to BUY this resource, five star insights, since it complements everything else there is AND to read through it cover-to-cover. Because this is THE most important major part of the Bible! Just reading the canonical Gospel is not enough. Further discussion on everything commentaries (wide spectrum), PLEASE JOIN THIS FB group!:https://www.facebook.com/groups/2290154717874594/?ref=br_rs You'll help others and I will be very grateful, each member is a gift!
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October 5, 2018  |  7:48 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
Hasn't been and is not going to be superseded, by that I mean also such as by a new Edition. Of course there are competing lines of Gk textbooks, videos but Zondervan has been in high esteem and most of the competing materials also seem fairly high priced for the equivalent core materials as of today.
I bought this book back in December 2015 forecasting that there wouldn't be another Edition.
IF a new Edition ever comes out, Accordance offers an upgrade path for the product as it will be clear ...
Hasn't been and is not going to be superseded, by that I mean also such as by a new Edition. Of course there are competing lines of Gk textbooks, videos but Zondervan has been in high esteem and most of the competing materials also seem fairly high priced for the equivalent core materials as of today.
I bought this book back in December 2015 forecasting that there wouldn't be another Edition.
IF a new Edition ever comes out, Accordance offers an upgrade path for the product as it will be clear that the new works builds on/updates this Edition with the bulk certainly unchanged.
In other words: Purchases under Accordance are stable, You won't loose ANYTHING. Even writing this review the computer mouse fell almost to the floor when I had written everything and was just about to post, and when I picked it up I as usual accidentally clicked to go back to the previous webpage, but as I clicked to go forward back to this page my not posted review was intact - having vouched now even for this product page technical functionality I just click "Submit" now and You all have this rating and my endorsements.
Competing Bible Study Software PLATFORMS will charge indiscriminately the whole price if ever a new Edition comes out, hence I haven't and don't even need to duplicate this resource.
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September 25, 2018  |  3:39 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
Updated right away to 3.7 same morning of release. Accordance was the first with this Old Testament version under Bible Study Software and has kept the lead. I would use in conjunction with MT-LXX state of the art affordable Accordance products. Pay for quality, pay less, more stability, faster and more scholarly databases to use it together with (MT-LXX database was developed together with World leading expert, unlike the competitor did).
I give the praise as a user of the NAB70 OT (and ...
Updated right away to 3.7 same morning of release. Accordance was the first with this Old Testament version under Bible Study Software and has kept the lead. I would use in conjunction with MT-LXX state of the art affordable Accordance products. Pay for quality, pay less, more stability, faster and more scholarly databases to use it together with (MT-LXX database was developed together with World leading expert, unlike the competitor did).
I give the praise as a user of the NAB70 OT (and Confraternity Version) which has one of the most eclectic textual bases - and yesterday I recommended The Holy See's instance which makes the choice, to keep the NAB70 OT as the official one and bind it with the 2018 RNJB NT in one covers.
List of more Accordance-specific exclusive products: DSS variants database, OT Hebrew syntax database much cheaper and higher usability and reliability. For only about $110 You can choose one of the following options: To discover variants wholly in English (Comprehensive Bible/Crossrefs) in the NT, do textual variants in OL, do MT-LXX, or do syntax in two languages.
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September 25, 2018  | 12:44 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
Bought this upgrade now at 12:36 PM order number starting with 4702.. I had used the Judges volume chapters 1-12 elsewhere for a long time and I was eager to add the new Ruth volume. Schipper's commitment to refresh this part shows and was well worth the $97 asking price to access Ruth to stay current on exegesis on how a marriage is formed. I'm content I have the OT and NT sets separately - I would not do the NT. I also got at the same Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (AYBRL for $90 for ...
Bought this upgrade now at 12:36 PM order number starting with 4702.. I had used the Judges volume chapters 1-12 elsewhere for a long time and I was eager to add the new Ruth volume. Schipper's commitment to refresh this part shows and was well worth the $97 asking price to access Ruth to stay current on exegesis on how a marriage is formed. I'm content I have the OT and NT sets separately - I would not do the NT. I also got at the same Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (AYBRL for $90 for the three volumes).
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March 21, 2018  |  8:08 PM   |    Good (4)
Because of the inclusion of the Deuterocanonicals, the good release progress implementation, the maintenance it has received (latest OT compiled is version 2.3 and NT version 1.2), and for the inclusion of discussion of the NIV84, it would deserve five stars. What You'd expect from the set is there.
But the inclusion of the NRSV as contrast (which had potential to be a really good version but was messed up with gender-neutral language and lots of bias (which is partially the same bias in a ...
Because of the inclusion of the Deuterocanonicals, the good release progress implementation, the maintenance it has received (latest OT compiled is version 2.3 and NT version 1.2), and for the inclusion of discussion of the NIV84, it would deserve five stars. What You'd expect from the set is there.
But the inclusion of the NRSV as contrast (which had potential to be a really good version but was messed up with gender-neutral language and lots of bias (which is partially the same bias in a certain even more biased later version also based on the RSV but released for the first time in 2001)), the too many overviews (which You'd appreciate though if this is one of only a few commentaries You have) and the slight inconsistency in that some of the less important or more simple books of the Bible are not dealt with from all angles of the format, means a four star rating from me.
But the value for money is truly EXCELLENT!! No-where else do You get a complete scholarly coverage with some non-transliterated original languages, for anywhere near this price.
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March 21, 2018  |  7:50 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
I'm excited to get the latest, with an upgrade path from my 2nd Edition (bought used in a big swap where I got rid of several resources on competing platform), with Hebrew Pro Collection which for me is just above mid-level upgrade in the ongoing 35% off sale. (I'm minting that a mid-level upgrade is when it's $400 - not more nor less.)
Accordance is the leading platform for in-depth Septuagint studies with the most supported, most up-to-date, most accurate MT-LXX module (developed together ...
I'm excited to get the latest, with an upgrade path from my 2nd Edition (bought used in a big swap where I got rid of several resources on competing platform), with Hebrew Pro Collection which for me is just above mid-level upgrade in the ongoing 35% off sale. (I'm minting that a mid-level upgrade is when it's $400 - not more nor less.)
Accordance is the leading platform for in-depth Septuagint studies with the most supported, most up-to-date, most accurate MT-LXX module (developed together with Tov), and Göttingen Septuagint being available as individual modules (unlike the competition).
You can complement with Brill's Septuagint Commentary in print, also as indivual modules.
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March 16, 2018  | 12:46 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
i bought this particular set on Oct. 23. 2017 during the previous (introductory) sale. (Right now I'm just fresh from general confession when I write this, a state of purity and devoteness I'm keen to maintain.)
A truly remarkable purhase! The extent of the included volumes are beyond what I even thought I was getting at the moment of purchase although it was definitely a very well matured purchase decision, meaning the coverage is excellent with the precision of scholarship and scope of ...
i bought this particular set on Oct. 23. 2017 during the previous (introductory) sale. (Right now I'm just fresh from general confession when I write this, a state of purity and devoteness I'm keen to maintain.)
A truly remarkable purhase! The extent of the included volumes are beyond what I even thought I was getting at the moment of purchase although it was definitely a very well matured purchase decision, meaning the coverage is excellent with the precision of scholarship and scope of viewpoints. Version 1.1 out on Dec. 30. 2017 so I really do get some value for ownership.
Page count for this totals 11,688 pages. Exodus, Samuel, Chronicles, Job, Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel are each over 500 pages, with Chron being the double of that.
Getting more older volumes was as a POSITIVE - I'm a History of Ideas (besides language) geek, so I want to know if someone was first, and when, with a definition, a concept, or even a conclusion from archaeology.
I'm completing my set and NTL monographs with individual unavailable print volumes - f.e. Gray on Kings (3rd Ed. is from 1977 and seems to only have been produced in paperback). Btw: (No competitor offers a more complete set of OTL/NTL - for example a certain platform didn't initially offer and still has problems/delays producing/releasing the 1-2 Thess NTL volume by Boring).
EDIT: My impression of the series as a whole, commentaries and monographs, has been affirmed with use, to be this: That it offers precision - to me precision is things such as that I can trust that OTL/NTL is worth consulting since the various volumes have OFTEN been the very first works to state a concept, a definition, or a conclusion - being a History of Ideas buff, that is the way I want to approach and dig into things, and the author's translations of Bible text being dealt with included are sometimes the very best there is to be found, again an area where I've specialized for even a decades more than I've specialized in History of Ideas. What I have is often so well made that if functions as a source in research and writing papers or just affirming the hermeneutic path I'm into with regards to a passage or the importance of a Biblical figure such as Paul, etc. This series has added a lot to what other series that I've been using for a bit longer, are saying
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December 3, 2017  | 10:07 AM   |    Good (4)
The only real deficit is the too modern English.
Having worn out my: Bibel82 (Swedish), Folkbibeln98 (Swedish), Finnish 1933/38 (a 66-book Bible and a NT), Swedish1703, 1865/66 Common English New Testament, NABRE10, NAB91 whole Bible (of which I nowadays only read the OT of my new leather bound zippered copy sans the Psalms), Confraternity Version OT, NJB, 1976 GNT 1st Ed., 2004 GNT 3rd Edition UK-English 66-book Bible, CPDV Mt, JB NT, NEB full Bible, REB NT as well as Apocrypha, J.B. Phillips ...
The only real deficit is the too modern English.
Having worn out my: Bibel82 (Swedish), Folkbibeln98 (Swedish), Finnish 1933/38 (a 66-book Bible and a NT), Swedish1703, 1865/66 Common English New Testament, NABRE10, NAB91 whole Bible (of which I nowadays only read the OT of my new leather bound zippered copy sans the Psalms), Confraternity Version OT, NJB, 1976 GNT 1st Ed., 2004 GNT 3rd Edition UK-English 66-book Bible, CPDV Mt, JB NT, NEB full Bible, REB NT as well as Apocrypha, J.B. Phillips NT, RSV52 (two copies), Complete Biblical Library Study Bible Gn Mt Mk GJn Acts Ro-Cor Gal-Phlmn, and completely worn out my 2007 John Glynn's Commentary and Reference Survey, and only having replaced the latter with a new copy and the REB with a 66-book white leather gilt page-edges Bible, and having also replaced the NAB70 and having a different Ed. (leather, 1992 2nd Ed.) of the GNT, I now order the Complete Jewish Bible in cowhide. The strenghts of the CJB being that it's a though-for-thought translation for the most part, not a Bible for youths, while being accurate for a one-man translation, and some flavour of a culture other than "mine" (if I have a culture, that is), and that it has a single-column layout. Also the paper seems to be opaque enough. The binding of hardcover Editions is great. I'll mark it up good: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1619708701/ref=sr_1_6_olp?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512309969&sr=1-6&keywords=complete+jewish+bible
About £70 + shipping, hopefully from a UK-based seller.
I'll wait for the 2016 Edition to come out under some Bible study software.
More mainstream alternatives would be the NIV (I use the 1978 Edition the most) and for very dignified language the REB. But I'm for some part and for a while going to be reading the CJB in parallel with the LB - that the latter is stated as a translation quite freely made will keep me adhered to great actual translations
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November 30, 2017  | 11:23 PM   |    Good (4)
Having worn out my: Bibel82 (Swedish), Folkbibeln98 (Swedish), Finnish 1933/38 (a 66-book Bible and a NT), Swedish1703, 1865/66 Common English New Testament, NABRE10, NAB91, Confraternity Version OT, NJB, 1976 GNT 1st Ed., 2004 GNT 3rd Edition UK-English 66-book Bible, CPDV Mt, JB NT, NEB full Bible, REB NT as well as Apocrypha, J.B. Phillips NT, RSV52 (two copies), Complete Biblical Library Study Bible Gn Mt Mk GJn Acts Ro-Cor Gal-Phlmn, and completely worn out my 2007 John Glynn's Commentary ...
Having worn out my: Bibel82 (Swedish), Folkbibeln98 (Swedish), Finnish 1933/38 (a 66-book Bible and a NT), Swedish1703, 1865/66 Common English New Testament, NABRE10, NAB91, Confraternity Version OT, NJB, 1976 GNT 1st Ed., 2004 GNT 3rd Edition UK-English 66-book Bible, CPDV Mt, JB NT, NEB full Bible, REB NT as well as Apocrypha, J.B. Phillips NT, RSV52 (two copies), Complete Biblical Library Study Bible Gn Mt Mk GJn Acts Ro-Cor Gal-Phlmn, and completely worn out my 2007 John Glynn's Commentary and Reference Survey, and only having replaced the latter with a new copy and the REB with a 66-book white leather gilt page-edges Bible, and having also replaced the NAB70 and having a different Ed. (leather, 1992 2nd Ed.) of the GNT, I briefly considered the Living Bible Paraphrased as it had higher vocabulary count than the GNT, and much more cultured language, mid-20th century, and to mark it up: https://www.alibris.com/Living-Bible-LIV-Large-Print/book/24505258?matches=24 ... full-leather from Indoo $28.09 during December + overseas shipping. But I DIDN'T order a copy, I might still have the padded hardcover murky green one but actually couldn't find it a couple of days ago.
Instead I discovered the Complete Jewish Bible.
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October 18, 2017  |  4:35 AM   |    Good (4)
Theology of the Gospel of Matthew is missing. As it's a rare volume that I could barely even find, I was certain that that particular Theology Mt volume would never be digitized, and so I bought it intentionally in a hardback copy with dustcover, in great shape - and in that shape it was a very expensive one but worth it even so, not merely for the sake of completeness.
I'm thrilled about buying the entire 68. vol. set now at the introductory price, very quick calculations and I saw I'll save ...
Theology of the Gospel of Matthew is missing. As it's a rare volume that I could barely even find, I was certain that that particular Theology Mt volume would never be digitized, and so I bought it intentionally in a hardback copy with dustcover, in great shape - and in that shape it was a very expensive one but worth it even so, not merely for the sake of completeness.
I'm thrilled about buying the entire 68. vol. set now at the introductory price, very quick calculations and I saw I'll save money on that compared to any other print- or Accordance sub-set option. From each sub-set Accordance has listed I'm duplicating some volume(s) in print.
I actually like buying almost complete sets, even though it's an evaluation of what volumes I need so I have many times, at least elsewhere or in print, just bought individual volumes. For me, only Accordance and print are the sole options for groving my library - I'm not interested at all in what's being offered in other forms or under other platforms, be it this series or anything else. I an defend that Accordance is the wastly best platform, for each and any purpose, and that what is being offered meets my needs very well. The process of growing one's library under Accordance has always remained a smooth process that I enjoy
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October 18, 2017  |  4:19 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
Proverbs by William McKane is missing (it was replaced in 1999 by Clifford). As I was predicting assertively that that particular volume by McKane would never be digitized, I bought it intentionally in a hardback copy with dustcover, and I feel good about that and also don't rate OTL under Accordance lower because this. Every sub-set gets five stars from me.
I'm thrilled about buying the entire 68. vol. set now at the introductory price, I only needed to do very quick calculations to see that I ...
Proverbs by William McKane is missing (it was replaced in 1999 by Clifford). As I was predicting assertively that that particular volume by McKane would never be digitized, I bought it intentionally in a hardback copy with dustcover, and I feel good about that and also don't rate OTL under Accordance lower because this. Every sub-set gets five stars from me.
I'm thrilled about buying the entire 68. vol. set now at the introductory price, I only needed to do very quick calculations to see that I save money on that compared to any other option. From each sub-set Accordance has listed I'm duplicating some volume(s) in print.
I actually like buying sets, even though it's an evaluation of what volumes I need so I have many times, at least elsewhere or in print, just bought individual volumes. For me, only Accordance and print are options for groving my library.
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August 20, 2015  |  7:23 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
Can a person wear out an electronic copy or give to someone else? I started out little by little, buying the Ro volume in print, then a few volumes at a time in a competing software, sometimes just one volume at a time. I finally got slightly more than half of the present volumes, so my set there is incomplete. I had created a spare account I'm giving away (in that other software), and when this set went on a sale I paid for in it, since then there came three new volumes but didn't place an ...
Can a person wear out an electronic copy or give to someone else? I started out little by little, buying the Ro volume in print, then a few volumes at a time in a competing software, sometimes just one volume at a time. I finally got slightly more than half of the present volumes, so my set there is incomplete. I had created a spare account I'm giving away (in that other software), and when this set went on a sale I paid for in it, since then there came three new volumes but didn't place an order for those new volumes. Now that this came out in Accordance I'm buying it here for myself.
I even use the commentaries' own English translations of the Biblical book, for a couple parts (Ro and 1 Cor, 2 Cor 8-9).
There are some really good authors in these: Brant, Matera, Perkins. I also like the Eph and Col -volume even though I buy only few things by the author of that volume and usually only for a low price. Just to name a few of the volumes. I use most of the volumes published from 2012 and onward (not for example Lk), (plus like I mentioned the Jn, Ro and Eph/Col -volumes). The Jn -volume has a conspicuous use of Ancient Literature.
These are effective to use to get to the current research within areas that matter.
For 2 Cor 1-7 only the ICC 2nd series -volume by Thrall (far) surpasses this series, but I use the Paideia 2 Cor -volume for the rest of the book.
It's difficult to find theologically dependable commentaries for some of the parts of the Bible that some of these volumes comment on, such as Ro, 1 Cor, 2 Cor, Col, 1 Jn. The only series that equals Paideia on 2 Cor, Col and 1 Jn is NTL (New Testament Library).
When there are upgrades available in Accordance in the future I'm going to be ready to buy them here, (not anywhere else).
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