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Boice’s Expositional Commentaries for $99.95

James Montgomery Boice's Expositional CommentariesLogos is currently offering a huge discount on James Montgomery Boice’s 27-vol. Expositional Commentaries. Through Friday, July 13, it’s only $99.95 with coupon code JULYBOICE. That’s about $3.70 per volume.

These 27 volumes cover 24 books of the Bible. The print cost for all of these paperbacks at Westminster Bookstore is $409.08 with a list price of $620.64. So you’re saving a ton—both off the print price and the normal digital price (Logos normally sells the collection for $399.95).

Here’s the breakdown of what you get (with Westminster list and sale prices):

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Free Matthew, Mark CBC Commentary from Logos

Matthew, Mark Cornerstone Biblical CommentaryIn an effort to promote the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series, Logos is giving away the Matthew, Mark volume by David L. Turner and Darrell L. Bock for free—no strings attached! Make sure to use coupon code CORNERSTONE.

NOTE: If you don’t already have a Libronix Customer ID, make sure to download the free Libronix engine and create a Libronix Customer ID before you grab this commentary.

It’s a limited-time offer. Spread the word!

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New Covenant Commentary Series (NCCS)

Michael Bird announces a new commentary series called The New Covenant Commentary Series (NCCS). The series will be edited by Craig Keener and Michael Bird and published by Wipf & Stock between 2009 and 2014.

Here are the projected volumes and authors:

  • Matthew, Joel Willitts (North Park University, Chicago)
  • Mark, Kim Huat Tan (Trinity Theological College, Singapore)
  • Luke, Jeannine Brown (Bethel Seminary, St. Paul)
  • John, Jey Kanagaraj (Hindustan Bible Institute & College, India)
  • Acts, Youngmo Cho (Asia Life University, South Korea)
  • Romans, Craig Keener (Palmer Seminary, Philadelphia)
  • 1 Corinthians, Bruce Winter (Queensland Theological College, Australia)
  • 2 Corinthians, David deSilva (Ashland Theological Seminary, Ohio)
  • Galatians, Brian Vickers (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville)
  • Ephesians, Lynn Cohick (Wheaton College, Wheaton)
  • Philippians, Linda Belleville (Bethel College, Indiana)
  • Colossians, Philemon, Michael Bird (Highland Theological College, Scotland)
  • 1-2 Thessalonians, David Garland (George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Texas)
  • Pastoral Epistles, Aida Besancon-Spencer (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Massachusetts)
  • Hebrews, Tom Thatcher (Cincinnati Christian University, Ohio)
  • James, Pablo Jimenez (Pastor, Puerto Rico)
  • 1 Peter, Eric Greaux (Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina)
  • 2 Peter, Jude, Andrew Mbuvi (Shaw University Divinity School, North Carolina)
  • 1-3 John, Sam Ngewa (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Kenya)
  • Revelation, Gordon Fee (Regent College, Canada)

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“When I’m stumped . . . I go to Henry Alford.”

Dan Phillips, who blogs at Biblical Christianity and Pyromaniacs, emailed me about a month ago and asked me about making Henry Alford’s The Greek Testament: With a Critically Revised Text; a Digest of Various Readings; Marginal References to Verbal and Idiomatic Usage; Prolegomena; and a Critical and Exegetical Commentary available for Libronix. In that email he told me that “John Piper names it as the one he always consults.” Recently I asked him if he knew the source for Piper’s statement. He didn’t, but said he’d do some hunting. He asked his blog readers for help, and it was Pilgrim Mommy to the rescue.

I think it might be . . . during the Q&A at the end of Piper’s talk on John Owen.

I just listened to the end of Piper’s biographical lecture on Owen, and here’s what he says in the Q&A in response to a question about commentaries that he finds helpful:

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The Merit of Faith: Genesis 15:6 in JPS

jps.jpgI just received the JPS Bible and Torah Commentary Collection (9 volumes) from Logos and started “thumbing” through a couple of the volumes. I’m glad I picked it up. It looks like a valuable series—primarily for what it reveals about modern Judaism’s understanding of the Tanakh.

As I expected, though, I’m going to disagree with many of the interpretations that it defends. Nahum Sarna’s interpretation of Genesis 15:6, for example, is disappointing on several levels.1

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum M. Sarna, Genesis, The JPS Torah commentary (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1989), 113.
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Garlington’s Galatians Commentaries

An Exposition of GalatiansI previously posted about Don Garlington’s commentary on Galatians being available as a free PDF from the Paul Page. But I wasn’t sure exactly which Galatians commentary it was. So I emailed Dr. Garlington and got the official answer.

As for Galatians, I appreciate that the situation is confusing. The thing has gone through an “evolutionary process.” First there was the manuscript for EBC, which was submitted three years ago and still awaits publication (supposedly in the Fall). That is a very basic commentary aimed at a more general audience.

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Köstenberger on NT Commentaries

Andreas Köstenberger comments on how frequently he is asked for New Testament commentary recommendations. He’s finally compiled a list, which will appear in a forthcoming book entitled, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, which is part of the Invitation to Theological Interpretation series. The volume is a couple years away from publication, but he shares his list in the meantime. I love it when a man of Köstenberger’s caliber recommends commentaries. They quickly get added to my wishlist.

Here are his recommendations on Galatians—a book to which I’m giving focused attention for my dissertation.

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Don Garlington’s Commentary on Galatians—Free!

Don GarlingtonI just found out that Don Garlington‘s commentary on Galatians is available as a free PDF from the Paul Page. It appears to be his contribution to the forthcoming volume 11 of the revised EBC rather than his 2002 Galatians commentary or his revised 2004 commentary, since it has citations from sources in 2006. I’m not positive on this, but it seems fairly likely. Regardless of which one it is, it’s worth downloading for future reference. For those who aren’t aware: Garlington supports the essence of the new perspective.

HT: Matthew D. Montonini

Update: The Paul Page is rather sporadic. It took me numerous attempts before being able to access the page and the PDF. It appears they are upgrading their server software or having problems. In the meantime, you can download the PDF from my site.

Update 2: See my updated post Garlington’s Galatians Commentaries.

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Expositor’s Bible Commentary

CBD is running a great price on the old EBC. The whole set is only $119.99. That’s $10 per volume. Since it doesn’t look like it’s going to be available any time soon in Libronix (thanks Zondervan!), I may have to pick it up. Unfortunately, I just bought volume 10 for my dissertation. I guess that’s what Half.com is for.

Use this coupon code (226575) to save an additional $5.

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Annotated Bibliography of Commentaries

A friend of mine, Samuel Bray, started an annotated bibliography of commentaries at the Wikia Scratchpad. If you’ve come across a good commentary recently, head on over and give a brief evaluation.

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