Reviews by Paul Lynn
September 16, 2016  |  7:40 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
This is the best commentary series out, even if there are some weak parts (see also Psalms). But the New Testament section is awesome as it quite unapologetically renders accurate translation and explanation even in spite of predominant (Nicea-inspired) doctrine and interpretation. This is a solid resource for anybody looking for the actual intent of the Scriptures rather than just eloquent apologetics. (If you want the latter, buy a Zondervan and save some money.)
September 5, 2016  | 10:04 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
If you aren't familiar with the CJB, think of it as a restoration Bible. It takes the names back to base and even (albeit somewhat unnecessarily) subs out certain words for Hebrew. So - it's kind of cool if you're trying to slowly pick up a little Hebrew as well! Wonderful resource.
September 5, 2016  |  9:58 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
While I'm no fan of the Talmud itself, it is a necessary component to any rich study of "New Testament" doctrine and practice. As such, this is a terrific resource to have on hand, and it even installs nicely onto your iOS device via the Accordance app. Highly recommend, and the price is fantastic for a complete Talmud.
September 5, 2016  |  9:54 PM   |    Good (4)
This is an useful resource which provides a broad spectrum of topics and articles, but it does come up somewhat lacking in details. For example, the article on Constantine I is only three paragraphs long.

Other than that, I will say that many controversies of early Christianity are presented and some effort is made to expose multiple sides of them, but not without notable bias.
September 5, 2016  |  9:44 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
I'm very new with Accordance, but already, this package has helped me find answers (and I'm still learning my way around)! What makes things particularly convenient is that with the iOS app, you can download nearly ALL of your Accordance resources and carry them with you on mobile.

There are some things on the interface that COULD be a little more intuitive, but that's a sacrifice that was probably made to keep the screen clean, so no complaints.

This was a smart buy, and I'm very happy with ...
I'm very new with Accordance, but already, this package has helped me find answers (and I'm still learning my way around)! What makes things particularly convenient is that with the iOS app, you can download nearly ALL of your Accordance resources and carry them with you on mobile.

There are some things on the interface that COULD be a little more intuitive, but that's a sacrifice that was probably made to keep the screen clean, so no complaints.

This was a smart buy, and I'm very happy with the decision!
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September 5, 2016  |  6:41 PM   |    Mediocre (2)
At a sale price of $89.99, I thought this would be a no-brainer addition to my Accordance, but I'd have to say that I'm very disappointed with this work. The title "Encyclopedia of the Bible" implies a treasury of facts and data and illustration.

As much as these are present, it is dripping with interpretation, doctrine and dogma. It is far less a scholarly resource than a rather presumptuous trove of Nicean apologetics.

If you need somebody to tell you what they think the Bible means and g ...
At a sale price of $89.99, I thought this would be a no-brainer addition to my Accordance, but I'd have to say that I'm very disappointed with this work. The title "Encyclopedia of the Bible" implies a treasury of facts and data and illustration.

As much as these are present, it is dripping with interpretation, doctrine and dogma. It is far less a scholarly resource than a rather presumptuous trove of Nicean apologetics.

If you need somebody to tell you what they think the Bible means and give you their interpretation of everything in it, you'll likely be quite satisfied with this purchase. If, on the other hand, you want a purely factual, contextual reference of the Bible, I would suggest looking elsewhere.
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