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Michael Hanel
03-23-2011, 11:32 AM
As I saw this morning on BibleWorks' Facebook page, WORDsearch is now offering the NICOT/NICNT commentary series for BibleWorks! The sale price for the whole set plus a few extra volumes is just under $1100, which is about 500$ less than it is available elsewhere electronically.

See the page at WORDsearch here (http://www.wordsearchbible.com/bibleworks/New_International_Commentary_on_the_Old_and_New_Te staments_WITH_Four_Former_NIC_Volumes_4592.html).

I'm not really in a place to be able to afford such a set, but I am happy that it is available. I think for those who really desire to buy commentary sets in their entirety, this is a pretty great deal!

ISalzman
03-23-2011, 12:17 PM
Hey Michael, thanks for the heads-up. I too am unable to afford it at this time. But NICOT-NICNT is an excellent commentary series. I salivate at the prospect of owning it one day. It is one of the very best conservative evangelical commentary series available. One of the pitfalls of producing a multi-volume commentary series is that it is hard to avoid having weak links in the set. In this series however, I have yet to come across a weak link. All of the scholars responsible for the individual volumes in the series are top-notch and first rate.

SCSaunders
03-23-2011, 02:28 PM
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Lee
03-23-2011, 04:04 PM
Very nice addition. I personally can't justify spending that kind of money, especially when I already own most of the volumes in hard copy. I do see that you can buy individual volumes (http://www.wordsearchbible.com/catalog/search.php?category=Commentaries+-+OT%2FNT+Set), but the prices look to be even higher than hard copy. Still, I may add a few volumes from the NICOT/-NT to my BW library piece by piece along the way, especially if sales come along.

ISalzman
03-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Very nice addition. ... I already own most of the volumes in hard copy.

Lucky you!

jimofbentley
03-23-2011, 09:48 PM
For those who don't already have them, and who prefer to read off of a screen than out of a book - this is a good deal.

Me, I still prefer a book.

ISalzman
03-23-2011, 09:59 PM
Yes, Jim, you are absolutely correct. Though I and someone else intoned that we are, at present, unable to afford the whole set, it should be noted that it is definitely a good deal! The price for this whole set is excellent when compared to what you would pay if you went to purchase all the hardback volumes. (I could never afford that latter possibility either!) So the deal is definitely worth it, if you can afford the whole shebang. I highly recommend it given the excellence and scholarship of the NICOT-NICNT. If I could afford it, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

For my part, I have no problem reading off the screen. I actually prefer digital resources over the print ones when studying and preparing sermons or bible studies. But, Jim, I know you're not alone in your preference for things in print.

SCSaunders
03-24-2011, 07:16 AM
.... Me, I still prefer a book.I will never be able to give these up. :cool:

jimofbentley
03-24-2011, 08:31 PM
Yes, Jim, you are absolutely correct. Though I and someone else intoned that we are, at present, unable to afford the whole set, . . . If I could afford it, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

My advantage is that I have been purchasing volumes in this set for nearly 30 years. As a new one is published (the latest by Scot McKnight on James) I order it. It helps to "spread the financial pain" over many years and - here in Australia at least - it is tax deductable for those in pastoral ministry which helps to reduce the final cost.

If I had to purchase them all at once, I might not, although I am blessed with a very loving and understanding wife who would probably let me spend that much if I really wanted to.

ISalzman
03-24-2011, 09:39 PM
My advantage is that I have been purchasing volumes in this set for nearly 30 years. As a new one is published (the latest by Scot McKnight on James) I order it. It helps to "spread the financial pain" over many years and - here in Australia at least - it is tax deductable for those in pastoral ministry which helps to reduce the final cost.

That's the smart way to do it, Jim. Kudos to you. I didn't realize you were in pastoral ministry. I don't recall you having said that before. I knew I liked you!


If I had to purchase them all at once, I might not, although I am blessed with a very loving and understanding wife who would probably let me spend that much if I really wanted to.

A good wife is a good thing!

jimofbentley
03-25-2011, 05:30 AM
A good wife is a good thing!

Double the "amen" to that , and then double it again.

A strong support through 33 years of marriage.

ISalzman
03-25-2011, 10:20 AM
How long have you been in Australia?

Lee
03-26-2011, 12:08 AM
Me, I still prefer a book.

I'm generally with you. If I'm going to sit down and read a book, I want to read it in ink on paper, not in pixels on a screen.

But sometimes when I'm studying . . . it's nice to be able to click tabs to go to the different resources I'm consulting, rather than having several books lying face down on my desk, four more on my lap . . . you get the picture. And when traveling, it sure makes it easier to have the resources on my computer than lugging around lexicons, grammars, and commentaries.

jimofbentley
03-26-2011, 12:11 AM
How long have you been in Australia?

Since February, 1979, after my six years of service in the US Navy were over.

I had met my wife when we pulled into port in Australia for a week's R&R.

After lots of letters (in the days before email) and a couple of visits, we got married.

ISalzman
03-26-2011, 12:20 AM
I'm generally with you. If I'm going to sit down and read a book, I want to read it in ink on paper, not in pixels on a screen.

But sometimes when I'm studying . . . it's nice to be able to click tabs to go to the different resources I'm consulting, rather than having several books lying face down on my desk, four more on my lap . . . you get the picture. And when traveling, it sure makes it easier to have the resources on my computer than lugging around lexicons, grammars, and commentaries.

I think too, it really depends on how you're reading the book. If you're reading it from cover to cover, then, yes, I like to read with printed volume in hand. But if I'm preparing a sermon on a particular pericope of scripture, it's nice to have your bible and commentary open up to your passage within your bible study software. The amount of text devoted to pericopes in most commentaries is perfectly do-able on a computer screen. But if I'm going to read a book cover to cover, then, yes, I prefer the printed volume.

ISalzman
03-26-2011, 12:22 AM
Since February, 1979, after my six years of service in the US Navy were over.

I had met my wife when we pulled into port in Australia for a week's R&R.

After lots of letters (in the days before email) and a couple of visits, we got married.

Wow, very interesting story, Jim. 30+ years! Amazing, the twists and turns that our lives take, huh? How often do you get back stateside?

SCSaunders
03-26-2011, 02:45 PM
I'm generally with you. If I'm going to sit down and read a book, I want to read it in ink on paper, not in pixels on a screen.I remember in greater detail and for much longer what I read from books than 1080p. I sort of recall pages. Screen recall fades very quickly.
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jimofbentley
03-27-2011, 06:31 AM
Wow, very interesting story, Jim. 30+ years! Amazing, the twists and turns that our lives take, huh? How often do you get back stateside?

Five times in the last 30 years.

The last time was four years ago. As a present to my wife - and in gratitude for all she had to put up with and the extra workload she took on while I did my PhD - I was able to take her on a nice, long holiday. Ireland. Germany. Austria. And finally the US. I think we were gone for about six weeks.

It was great, but I was totally exhausted by the time I got home. It has taken me all this time to even contemplate another trip, let alone actually plan one.

I am contemplating one for the end of next year. My great-great-grandfather was a private in the 26th Arkansas Infantry and fought at the Battle of Prarie Grove in Arkansas. Next year is the 150th anniversary of the battle, and in addition to the normal celebrations and recognitions of the battle, they will be having a re-enactment of the battle as well. I think that that would be interesting, and would help put the books I have read on the battle into a better, visual, context.

I would also like to do some family history research in Arkansas and Tennessee. The event is still 20 months away, and a lot can happen in 20 months, so we will wait and see. Of course, the trip will give me a chance to see my mother and my three sisters again.

ISalzman
03-27-2011, 08:26 AM
Nice. May it all come together for you, Jim.

MortenJensen
03-28-2011, 05:02 AM
Is it not correct that you presently have to buy both sets bundled?
I would prefer them to be splitted.

Morten

SCSaunders
03-28-2011, 08:40 AM
Is it not correct that you presently have to buy both sets bundled?
I would prefer them to be splitted.

MortenSplitted Appears to be an Option

853 (http://www.wordsearchbible.com/bibleworks/NICOT_The_Book_of_Song_of_Songs_4572.html%3Cbr%20/%3E)

854 (http://www.wordsearchbible.com/bibleworks/NICNT_The_First_Epistle_to_the_Corinthians_4591.ht ml%3Cbr%20/%3E)

FredGreco
03-28-2011, 12:24 PM
Does anyone know what these will look like? How they can be searched? How they might be linked to the text?

bink
03-28-2011, 01:29 PM
Jim,

I got a 2011 Tennessee Vacation Guide today in the mail and it appears they are celebrating their Sesquicentennial of the War between the States this year. Some Binkley's fought while many others stayed out of the fray as their roots & faith (Moravian, Brethren, "Jesus") persuaded them. Sounds like a great time to come home and reconnect. Conversely, I need to pray about a visit down under for the up close and personal... something better than the 1080p, listening to Hillsong, or hearing someone like Dr. Michael Frost (Moorling College) in person.

On another note, I'm a therapist and think I need therapy. I've used BW8 for the past 2 years but tried Logos Platinum for their 30 day trial period last fall. I know, bad idea, so now just wanting to know life's still ok w/o it. :) I can still "do all things" thru Christ AND w/o Logos! You or anyone reading this purchased ebooks (i.e. new WORDsearch add-on volumes) and thus tried it's new format in BW8? Does it work well or is there a site that gives a visual of how it looks and works?

john
dallas, tx

Michael Hanel
03-28-2011, 02:17 PM
Does anyone know what these will look like? How they can be searched? How they might be linked to the text?

I reviewed other resources from WORDsearch on the BibleWorks blog (http://bibleworks.oldinthenew.org/?p=732). You can also see samples on the WORDsearch page if you click the View Sample, which is generally under the cover of the book. For instance, here's the view sample (http://www.wordsearchbible.com/catalog/sample.php?prodid=4586) for the NICNT on Revelation.

SCSaunders
03-28-2011, 02:37 PM
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SCSaunders
03-28-2011, 07:47 PM
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Adelphos
03-28-2011, 07:53 PM
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That is absolutely hilarious, Scott. I think my wife could hear me laughing all the way downstairs!

jimofbentley
03-28-2011, 08:37 PM
Jim,

Conversely, I need to pray about a visit down under for the up close and personal... something better than the 1080p, listening to Hillsong, or hearing someone like Dr. Michael Frost (Moorling College) in person.

john
dallas, tx

John, unfortunately I can't help you much with either Hillsong or Moorling College. Both of these are in Sydney, and I live on the other side of the country in a suburb of Perth.

The Moorling website is: http://www.morling.nsw.edu.au/

And Hillsong is: http://hillsong.com/

I hope that you enjoy your trip. Make sure that you go for a tour through the Blue Mountains, as well as a tour of Sydney Harbor. If you want, you can even do a walking tour over (and I mean on and through the structure to the very top) of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. If you are there in winter time, check out the Sydney Swans Football team in the Australian Football League and if in summer, go to the Sydney Cricket Ground for a match. Either a state one or with the national team.

And, of course, make it to Hillsong (although I must admit that the music is not my "style") and to Morling, which is a Baptist College.

Adelphos
03-28-2011, 08:44 PM
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SCSaunders
03-29-2011, 07:14 AM
That is absolutely hilarious, Scott. I think my wife could hear me laughing all the way downstairs!It was a sad day when Sir. Gary Larson retired. I do remember that pic. Good post.

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