Minister • Horseheads church of Christ
- I have done extensive reviews of this text and am delighted by the changes they have made. In nearly every case, the changes I looked at reflected the best scholarship available and greatly improved the clarity of the text, often removing unnecessary ambiguity. In my opinion, the NASB 2020 remains the standard for formal-equivalence translations.
- I have two main feelings: #1. I really can't give high enough praise for the volumes that I have (Ezra/Nehemiah and Ephesians). They are remarkable; far and away some of the best works I've seen. If you're looking for INDIVIDUAL commentaries to supplement your library, then you would be hard-pressed to find better options and I wholeheartedly recommend the EECs. #2. I'm really disappointed that they have led people on by encouraging us to commit over $1,000 to purchase the whole series when we could be looking at 15 + years before the whole series is complete. Selling the whole series comes pretty close to falsely suggesting that the EEC could realistically become the cornerstone commentary series of your logos library. Most pastors have to select the resources they invest into very carefully because we have limited resources. Lord willing, I will still be preaching in 10 years, but that means the EEC will be the cornerstone commentary series of the blessed NEW pastors coming into the Lord's service in 10 years or so, but not for those serving now. My advice is to find another cornerstone series and buy these volumes individually as they come out. My hope is that Logos / Lexhem Press will stop selling this full series and only sell published volumes in the interest of honesty.
- I know there are free online dictionaries, but they never give the most extensive or erudite definitions available. The scope and depth of this dictionary make it worth purchasing. I use it all the time.
- This dictionary was my first Bible Dictionary in seminary and has remained one of my key Bible dictionary resources. There are undoubtedly other dictionaries equal and/or better, but Eerdman's never fails to deliver relevant and useful information. If your plan is to have only one Bible dictionary in your library, then you may want to consider another resource like Baker's Encyclopedia or the Lexham Bible Dictionary, but if you plan on having multiple Bible Dictionaries in your library, this needs to be part of your starting lineup!
- I was very disappointed with this resource. I purchased this before I realized Logos had a 30-day return policy, otherwise, I would have returned it, but I strongly recommend looking elsewhere. Both Vine's and NASB Index have better topical Bible resources. The MTB is simply too limited to be worth purchasing. It feels like a marketing product that takes advantage of a name rather than genuinely meeting a real need.
- This textbook is less user-friendly and the approach more tedious than some of the newer resources by Mounce, so I can't recommend this as a primary study resource. However, I strongly recommend it as a secondary study resource to be used alongside other curricula. While Mounce has the better curriculum, Vine's will help you a lot as you're going through Mounce's book.