Logos is running a “flash sale” on a fine collection great commentaries starting January 28 (10AM PST) through January 31 (10AM PST). They call this a New Testament Technical Commentary Collection: seventeen professional commentaries on the Gospels and Acts from various series. These are all highly rated commentaries in professional, academic series, most of them are on my Top Five commentary lists for Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts.
Normally these commentaries would cost as much as $630.99, but during the sale, the collection is 40% off, $378.59. If you already own any of these resources, Logos will give you a “dynamic price,” which is their fancy way of saying they will not charge you twice. These are all highly respected volumes and rarely turn up in the used book stores, and if they do, they are usually very expensive in print. Many of these commentaries are not usually available on sale, so this 40% off bundle is a good opportunity to add resources to your Logos Library.
I always prefer a real book to a Logos book, but there are some advantages to purchasing a Logos version of these commentaries. You have all of the resources of Logos Bible Software available to you as you read. For example, hover over an abbreviation to see what it means. You can hover over a Scripture reference to see the verse and click the reference to open the verse in your preferred Bible. When you click on Greek or Hebrew words Logos opens your preferred lexicon. Right click over a highlight word to open a Bible Dictionary or other related resource. For example, you can open the Anchor Bible Dictionary and read the article on Capernaum. You could also search for all references to Capernaum in the commentary, in related books or in all the resources you own.
Use the Bible Word Study tool to create a page of resources on any person, place of thing mentioned in the commentary. I often use the search feature to find all the references to something in the commentary, such as a location or a particular scholar. This is something a physical book does in the indices, but the Logos search function finds everything even if it does not appear in the book’s index. For example, I used the search feature to find all of the references to participles in Nolland’s Matthew commentary.
In The New International Greek Testament Commentary published by Eerdmans the collection includes Matthew by John Nolland (2005), Mark by R. T. France, Luke by I. Howard Marshall. The NIGTC Series is perhaps one of the most respected technical commentaries and well worth the price.
In the International Critical Commentary (T&T Clark) the bundle includes all three volumes on Matthew by W. D. Davies and Dale C. Allison Jr. (1988, 1991) and both volumes of C. K. Barrett’s Acts commentary (1994, 1998). T&T Clark published a paperback copy of these volumes, retailing for $60+ each, the hardbacks are mostly unavailable and are cost prohibitive for most readers.
In the Yale Anchor Bible Commentary, both volumes of Joseph A. Fitzmyer’s commentary on Luke (1981) and Raymond Brown’s commentary on John (1966). Both of these are constantly cited in newer commentaries.
In the New Testament Library (Westminster John Knox) the bundle includes Eugene Boring on Mark (2006) and J. Louis Martyn, History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel (2004)
The collection includes three now classic commentaries, Robert H. Gundry, Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross (Eerdmans, 1993, reprinted in two volumes in 2000), D. A. Carson’s Pillar commentary on John (Eerdmans, 1991), and F. F. Bruce’s classic commentary on The Book of the Acts in the New International Commentary on the New Testament (Eerdmans, revised edition 1988).
This flash sale ends January 31, 2020 at 10AM PST, so click the links and head over to Logos and see if this Technical Commentary Bundle is right for you.