• Köstenberger quotes extensively from D.A. Carson's Pillar commentary. He admitted "mistakes" in failing to properly credit Carson, and made financial restitution to him. That's why it was temporarily pulled by the publisher. Look it up. My recommendation is to just get Carson's Pillar commentary on John, for about $20 less.
      1. Thanks for the feedback.
      2. Depends. Are you looking for Grammar or theology? This series will deal more with how the words are used theologically as opposed to the grammar and such with the TDOT/NT For me, with the langauge ability, I am more interested in the theological usage
      3. Thanks. That helps.
    1. After reading how this volume handles the role of women and men in the ministry, I'm out. In what seems to be a greater fear of feminists than God, the author champions the feminist's cause for getting women into the ministry, while bashing and demonizing those who would obey 1 Timothy 2:11-15 as using "terror" tactics. This is standard fair for feminism. Step one is to establish men as being evil, and women as being victims of oppression. Step two is to introduce the standard that in order to be right with women, you have to wholeheartedly embrace a cultural revolution that puts them in authority. Jesus is equal to God, yet always submits to the will of the Father. Being equal in God's sight doesn't mean we all share the same roles in life. Our position in heaven as children of the King, doesn't mean we get to avoid paying taxes, or submitting to earthly authorities. Likewise, equality in Christ doesn't mean we do away with the roles of men and women clearly established in the Bible. The Bible should determine our culture. Our culture should not determine the meaning of the Bible.
      1. When paying this much for a set of commentaries, I expect something close to a full set. This set is missing more books than it contains, with only 26 books included. Missing in the OT: Numbers, Deuteronomy, Judges, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Job, Psalms (oddly, one of the endorsements mentions the Psalms, as if they're inclued in the set, but they're not listed), Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Missing in the NT: Luke, The gospel of John, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemen, Hebrews, James, 2 Peter, Jude, & Revelation. (again one of the endorsements refers to the Apocalypse books, as if this set includes them, but Revelation is not listed)
        1. I appreciate that Randy, but in this case these are all the volumes printed so far. This is a commentary series still in progress of being created. These 20 volumes are all that exist as of today.
      2. --Tells lots of stories, but ultimately ends up pandering to feminists and contemporary, worldly culture every time (e.g. 1 Timothy 2:11-15; 1 Peter 3:1-7, etc.). --Denies and attacks the authority God gave to men, calling them "bullies" if they think they should lead their families. --Claims women were "apostles", based on Romans 16 where it calls Phoebe a "servant". --Pure rubbish.
        1. --Looks like they went politically correct on gender, stripping "men" in favor of "people", if it also includes women. Except they call it "GENDER ACCURACY", and being "inclusive". However, they retained "brothers" for "brethren", admitting that it can refer to both genders (just like "men" or "he" can refer to both genders). So there they add "and sisters" in italics. I lose confidence in a work that is more afraid of how women will react to it, than what God intended for us to hear. The text comparison tool shows some other differences between the NASB 2020 and NASB95. One difference, is it uses written numbers. For example, in 1 Chronicles 26:9, the NASB95 reads, "Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and relatives of Hosah were 13." In the NASB 2020, it says, "Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and Zechariah the fourth; the sons and relatives of Hosah were thirteen in all." There is some difference in wording also. 1 Chronicles 26:12 reads "minister" in the 95 version, but "serve" in the 2020 edition. There are regular changes like this, throughout the text, where they update a word or phrase. There's a complete explanation of how it's different, in the forward. As mentioned by others, this Logos version doesn't seem to come with an interlinear, for looking up the Greek/Hebrew.
          1. It's evidently missing Genesis, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Job, Psalms 1-50, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Colossians, Philemon, and 1 Peter.
            1. The Word of Promise dramatized Bible is excellent. The audio quality is good. The actors are good. The sound effects are good. Unfortunately, the Logos implementation for Android Mobile doesn't have any way to navigate. You literally have to scroll through every single chapter of the Bible, every time you want to use it. --Five stars when they develop a navigation system for Android mobile. It would also be nice if we could have an auto-scrolling text to go with it.
              1. The audio production quality is excellent. Having all the different actors helps immerse you in the story. Unless I'm missing something, though, in the mobile version, you have to scroll through every single chapter in the Old Testament to find the one you want, every time. You can't even type in the reference you want, either. It would be five stars, if the mobile implementation had a verse picker.
                1. Logos. Please get back to me about this commentary set when you have all but a few volumes completed. There are people on here who paid 10 years ago, who are still waiting for even half of the volumes to materialize. I'm too old to wait 30 years for this set to finally be finished.