• The NJB is one of the finest translation made. The translation is faithful and very fresh with a high literary quality. But beyond that the notes are extremely informative and not overly dogmatic. Every serious student of scripture should own this.
    1. Beware this is a fine addition to your Library but it is far from complete. 2100+ of the most in depth entries were not included. Because in general Britannica never licences out it articles larger than 1200 words. Knowing this you still get a massive amount of the encyclopedia. And you do get 550 of those larger articles that are considered most important for the humanities and religious studies two major omissions from this are Martin Luther and C. S. Lewis.
      1. Thanks Dan !
      2. Dan, how do you know this? It's September 19 today but you posted a day ago (according to Logos comment system). If this is true, I'm feeling a little shortchanged. I thought I bought the, quoting here, "Encyclopaedia Britannica Collection". What's going on here? I bought this to replace my old 1960's version of the encyclopedia and thought it would be complete. Raise the price and give me all of it so I can use inside Logos! Grrrrrr.
    2. 1326 pages (October 1988), This is one of the greatest bargains you will find in Logos. This is not the top one volume out there, but it is very useful to get a good historical critical look at the Bible.
      1. I have had this commentary for over 15 years. I found it in a local Christian book store while looking for a more depth I had in any of my current ownership. It is solid and deals with the whole book in order unlike some more thematic commentaries (not that this one won't send you to other parts where a topic is dealt with fuller). The scholarship is sound and is very applicable. This physical volume is what lead me to buy the Libronix CDROM.
        1. My rating may seem out of sort for what should be a five star product. But Logos version has a serious downside. It is incomplete. Logos faithfully reproduces the text in the printed books as is good. But WJKP completed both tracks of the Old testament and includes them free of charge on their own version. I could not in all honesty give this 5 stars knowing it is incomplete and hearing nothing from Logos on this issue being rectified. I own both because this wonderful resource came with Anglican Gold, but it is frustrating knowing that the OT texts are not fully covered and even worse one cannot say if your using semicontinuous RCL you are covered. Because year B is the typological track. So with the Logos version you are missing half the OT readings and Psalm readings. If you can live with that go with Logos if not look elsewhere. IF/WHEN logos offers the missing texts I will revise this review and move it 5 Stars, right now it feels like a 3 wheeled automobile, something needs it to be added to be fully useful.
          1. Thanks for the info very helpful!!!
          2. Do you know if this has ever been fixed? I am a seminarian, can't afford the print version but this may not be good
          3. Logos currently has a sale on this. But has this issue been fixed? I am aware the comment was from three years ago.
        2. I have this series and will say that Hermeneia is not usually the first volume I go to on a passage, but if I have any technical question can be most assured it will be touched upon and usually fairly dealt with. I can speak more to the Continental series which i have found several of the volumes to be invaluable. the CC on Psalms is among my favourite. And Westermann's volumes on Genesis from the CC are a must.
          1. I should have also mentioned the broadness of Hermeneia, including the only in depth commentary available on the extra Biblical book Enoch, not to mention a commentary on Odes of Solomon from the Septuagint. Not to mention volumes on early church works.
        3. I long loved the Anchor Bible Dictionary as a resource to go to when I hope to real dig into a subject. I am pleased that it has gone from a resource that is looked upon with suspicion by more conservative Christians to a resource that is widely embraced from all circles. It may be close to 20 years old but it in no way seems dated. While I have no doubts important developments have happened especially in the archeological arena, this set is a good starting import for a serious topic involving people places and even a few theological concepts. I cannot imagine not having it.
          1. This is a monumental work and even though it is over a hundred years old it in no way feels dated, beyond the occasional thee/thou/thy/etc.. Scholars still refer to it a most useful reference work for studying today. It is so well annotated as wikipedia states "the Jewish Encyclopedia's almost obsessive attention to manuscript discovery, manuscript editing and publication, manuscript comparison, manuscript dating, and so on…" (as you will see in the except below). It's reverential treatment of Christian texts a pleasant surprise, since this favour was so oft not returned in the history of the the Church. The Jewish Encyclopedia drew heavily on German Jewish sources and it is wonderful to know that this wisdom and knowledge was preserved when soon in it's home country it would start to be extinguished… It's articles are well written, truly a pleasure to read, and not dry at all like so many academic works.
            1. From the brief looks into this series I have said, I can honestly say it is the most exciting devotional style commentary I have seen since the Daily Study Bible Series. If you enjoy Barclay or it's companion OT series, I think you should consider looking into this series while you can still pick it up for a bargain price.