Yes, I'm very familiar with NICOT/NICNT. It is indeed a shame that books and electronic resources are so pricey.
Sorry about replying on my own page. I really don't know how to write on your page AND keep the whole thread at the same time. If I write a message on your page, it just appears there "out of the blue," rather than as part of a conversation. Maybe I'm missing something obvious, I don't know...
One other thing. My last post brought to mind the following: Logos now has the NICOT/NICNT commentary in the last days of "Pre-pub." I don't know if you're at all familiar with this series, but, in my own humble opinion, it is one of the best conservative, evangelical commentary series available. Plus, it is a good exegetical commentary series. The Pre-pub price is over $1100.00. Once it comes off Pre-pub, it will go up to its regular price of over $1800.00. The Pre-pub price is undoubtedly a great deal when weighed next to what will be its eventual, regular price. But, alas, I am a pastor on a very tight budget. And there is no way that I could even begin to afford the series even at the $1100.00 price. It is a shame that bible study software would be priced so high that those who need it most (expositors, pastors, preachers, bible teachers) are precluded from obtaining/purchasing it.
Anyway, sorry for my soapbox rant. Once again, thanks for your reply.
Thanks for the reply. I just discovered it today, by coming back to your page. I think you did it wrong; your reply should have showed up on my page, but it didn't. It is only by the stroke of fortune that I came back to visit your page that I discovered your reply to me (not that I believe in "fortune," by the way!). At any rate, all's well that ends well. Thanks for the reply. Gracias!
By the way, just for your information, Logos actually has a stripped down version of the Stuttgart Electronic Study Bible (SESB), which they call 'The SESB for Logos Users.' As opposed to the $300.00 sticker price for the full-blown program (SESB), the 'Logos Users Edition' only costs $159.00. This is what I ultimately opted for. Unfortunately, I am on a budget.
Hi Irving, just found your message today. Sorry about the delay! It really depends on what you want to do with the Bible software. If you are really into textual criticism (critical editions), go for it! Otherwise, you can probably get by with BibleWorks.
Hey Ruben, please forgive me for this unsolicited message. But I recently got an e-mail from Logos about the new release of their SESB (Stuttgart Electronic Study Bible) version 3.0. I'm considering it, but $300.00 + is a lot for me. The pastorate was probably not the most lucrative career I could have chosen. At any rate, the Logos details page for SESB version 3.0 has a quote from your review. When I went to bsreview.org, I found that your review was really about the first release, NOT the current one. I just wanted to know if you were still high on the SESB. And, is it something worth shelling out $300 for? I would be ever so grateful for your response. Thanks much.