Reviews by Daniel Francis
May 23, 2014  |  4:27 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
This study Bible is in many ways quite unique. The notes it has come to the text in many ways, offering historic insights, theological insights, as well as the occasional application. It comes to the text from a progressive background but usually ends up with solid historically orthodox conclusions. And while I may think the New Oxford Annotated Bible is slightly more important, one can not overlook what one of the former editors of the NOAB had to say about NISB (which was after the 3rd ...
This study Bible is in many ways quite unique. The notes it has come to the text in many ways, offering historic insights, theological insights, as well as the occasional application. It comes to the text from a progressive background but usually ends up with solid historically orthodox conclusions. And while I may think the New Oxford Annotated Bible is slightly more important, one can not overlook what one of the former editors of the NOAB had to say about NISB (which was after the 3rd Edition of the NOAB had been released): "Of the current editions of Study Bibles, in my opinion the most helpful for pastors, teachers, and all students of the Scriptures has now been issued by Abingdon Press under the dedicated guidance of Dr. Walter Harrelson." - Bruce M. Metzger, Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
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May 20, 2014  |  3:43 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
Simply the finest commentary I have ever encountered. I wish everyone could own it. The reflections are insightful and the commentary is informative without going into a depth that is off putting. It may not be for everyone, but the number of outstanding scholars from many different backgrounds always amazes me. I would describe the commentary over all as moderate (the many top scholars from various theological backgrounds is aimed at an ecumenical audience meaning generally you will not see ...
Simply the finest commentary I have ever encountered. I wish everyone could own it. The reflections are insightful and the commentary is informative without going into a depth that is off putting. It may not be for everyone, but the number of outstanding scholars from many different backgrounds always amazes me. I would describe the commentary over all as moderate (the many top scholars from various theological backgrounds is aimed at an ecumenical audience meaning generally you will not see anything radical from any side of the theological spectrum). If it were the only commentary I owned I would feel lucky and feel at no serious disadvantage. This commentary covers the entire Alexandrian canon as has been traditionally used in the Roman Catholic Church, making it a fine choice for not only Protestants but also Catholics. And having used it for over 20 years I can say it makes a very solid base for starting out study in any section of the Bible and continues to be a most valued resource.
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January 14, 2014  |  1:19 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
This is a fantastic resource, and while I wouldn't label it the top one volume commentary (Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible, Editors:Dunn/Rogerson sits in the spot in my mind), NIBOVC is not a too far behind second. This work is not an abridgement of the 12 Volume commentary, but a fresh original work by top scholars (although more than a few contributors to the NIB, also worked on the NIBOVC). This is truly a volume that should be in every Bible lovers library, and I am quite pleased to own i ...
This is a fantastic resource, and while I wouldn't label it the top one volume commentary (Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible, Editors:Dunn/Rogerson sits in the spot in my mind), NIBOVC is not a too far behind second. This work is not an abridgement of the 12 Volume commentary, but a fresh original work by top scholars (although more than a few contributors to the NIB, also worked on the NIBOVC). This is truly a volume that should be in every Bible lovers library, and I am quite pleased to own it now in Accordance.
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January 9, 2014  |  4:38 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
This is a wonderful dictionary, it is not quite as in depth as Anchor but it's scope is broader and you get a a good start on almost any topic, Biblical or basic theological. The articles are well written and very accessible. Whether you are a layman, student or pastor I am sure you will will quickly find this set indispensable .

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