Thursday, February 12, 2009

Logos Bible Software: Welwyn Bible Commentaries

The Welwyn Bible Commentaries, published by Evangelical Press are now available for pre-order from Logos Bible Software. The set includes distinguished commentaries by Philip Eveson on Genesis and Leviticus, Gary Brady on Proverbs and the Song of Songs and Derek Thomas on Isaiah and Ezekiel.

5 comments:

adrian reynolds said...

Hmm. I'm in two minds about these ones. There are some real nuggets in the set and those which, erm, I don't really want. That's the state with a lot of sets, I guess (I know) but particularly with this lot. Seeing as I've just come back from a conference on the law, I'd have to say that Edgar Andrews on Galatians is good too.

They are often edited sermons (certainly the case in all of Michael Bentley's volumes; sermons which I sat through) - so I wonder if I might spend better money on, say, the Piper Manuscript Library - £50 for 1,200 manuscripts?

Well done for EP for jumping on the Logos bus, though.

Jonathan Hunt said...

I'm wondering if it is worth getting logos for. I own genesis, romans and galatians - and I second the view that galatians is very good.

I share adrian's concern that the overall quality does not hold up across the board. Also, they seem to vary in scope, from the scholarly to the devotional.

Exiled Preacher said...

The set is a bit of a mixed bag with some excellent contrubutions, such as the ones highlighted in the post and others not so good. Overall, if someone was setting out in the ministry and needed a good set of commentaries, then Welwyn would serve them well. Getting them from Logos would certainly be cheaper than buying them in book form.

adrian reynolds said...

You're right, Guy. A good starter.

Kent said...

Adrian and Jonathan-

We're priced this collection with your concerns in mind. For you to go out and buy all these books would cost at least $500 and probably closer to $900... I'm not sure what the exchange rate is at the moment, but you get the idea. :)

With a $299.95 Pre-Pub price, this collection is still a great deal, even if only a handful of the titles interest you. Hope this helps!