Reviews by Fraser Sims
January 26, 2018  | 10:23 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
A must have for study. of the bible.

This is one of the first commentaries I use when studying a passage to help orientate myself. Very clear and readable and an excellent companion to traditional commentaries.

A good starting point for ideas for further detailed study.

Because of the search capabilities of accordance, you can enter a scripture reference and then see how the new testament writers were using it so it can be used in all directions.
January 26, 2018  |  9:01 AM   |    Okay (3)
I originally had the abridged version which i used a lot and so upgraded to this set as many of the volumes figured highly on the best commentary website (prior to the revised ebc being published).

However, I have come to doubt the best commentary website and now just use the website to see what is out there.

As a set of commentaries, the original ebc are ok, they do provide more information than the abridged volumes but i haven’t found that the additional information greatly enhances my ...
I originally had the abridged version which i used a lot and so upgraded to this set as many of the volumes figured highly on the best commentary website (prior to the revised ebc being published).

However, I have come to doubt the best commentary website and now just use the website to see what is out there.

As a set of commentaries, the original ebc are ok, they do provide more information than the abridged volumes but i haven’t found that the additional information greatly enhances my understanding or challenges me to think about the passage. In fact I continued to use my hard copy set of Tyndale commentaries in preference to using these in accordance, possibly because of the format and size of the tyndale commentaries.

Since getting the wbc set in Accordance, I very rarely use the ebc volumes now. Even before getting the wbc set, I would still go to the abridged ebc as that had enough to get me thinking and rarely consulted the full set. I haven’t felt the need to get the revised ebc. (My tyndale hard copies have also been passed to someone who is just starting out on their digging deeper path, an advantage of hard copies, these ebc volumes would also be passed on if they were in a different format.)

To challenge me to rethink about a passage, I use the nivac commentaries (also in Accordance and a more recent purchase than ebc).

For a fresh look at the Torah, I use the jps commentaries. And the torah, a modern commentary.

The ebc remain in my library on the mbp but I haven’t even bothered to download them onto my iOS devices as they are so infrequently used. As John has said, the notes are in a separate module, on ios devices, this means you cant view both the text and the notes at the same time. This is another downside with both ebc and the ios accordance interface. With the wbc the info is all there and helpfully structured (though the ot and nt sets cannot be linked on ios).

The main value for me with the ebc are the essays.
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January 26, 2018  |  6:24 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
I first became aware of jps when I came across the excellent Jewish study bible in a book shop. Having valued their translation and the insights in the study bible notes and essays, I bought this set. Both this set and the Torah a modern commentary have proved invaluable when researching the Torah. they both compliment each other and I wouldn’t want to be without either. The additional essays provided in this set bring the relevance of works like Leviticus into the modern day.

This set really ...
I first became aware of jps when I came across the excellent Jewish study bible in a book shop. Having valued their translation and the insights in the study bible notes and essays, I bought this set. Both this set and the Torah a modern commentary have proved invaluable when researching the Torah. they both compliment each other and I wouldn’t want to be without either. The additional essays provided in this set bring the relevance of works like Leviticus into the modern day.

This set really are an excellent addition to a library and are very well structured. They provide a different perspective and also compliment my other commentaries such as the wbc.

Thanks to all the marvellous offers accordance has managed to negotiate with the publisher, I have been able to purchase all 12 of the jps commentaries over time as they are refreshing and very readable.
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January 26, 2018  |  5:01 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
This is another great commentary to have in your library. Clear and concise and very focussed. Totally endorse the reviews by Abram and dan.
January 26, 2018  |  4:57 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
In the 90s, for one of my assignments I was fortunate to have access to a very good library with a number of commentaries from different sets as well as individual commentaries and I had a week where I could use them undisturbed. I gravitated to the wbc volume as it suits the way I work and kept going back to it and spending more and more time rereading it with less time on the other ones. I was able to sample other volumes in the series.

I accept that all sets have their strong and weak ...
In the 90s, for one of my assignments I was fortunate to have access to a very good library with a number of commentaries from different sets as well as individual commentaries and I had a week where I could use them undisturbed. I gravitated to the wbc volume as it suits the way I work and kept going back to it and spending more and more time rereading it with less time on the other ones. I was able to sample other volumes in the series.

I accept that all sets have their strong and weak volumes but this set became the one I wanted in my library and for many years kept trying to get it on cd at a reasonable cost. Fortunately i didn't as the cd version doesnt have all the marvelous tagging and links in it!!!!

Accordance had the wbc set on one of their sales and I was able to get this entire set at a very attractive price and added to it as other volumes have become available (just waiting for acts and 1 cor now!). It has become my go to commentary set at the top of my library! I have supplemented it with volumes from Pillar and nicot and the original Expositors set but wbc has remained my go to. Having now got the set and used it constantly since 2014, there is no way i would want to be without it now! The more i use these volumes, the more i appreciate them. (Though i do sometimes get information overload!)

As I have used these volumes over the years I have decided it is because of the way each volume has structure. As dan has said in his review, the commentary is set out with a translation, notes, form, structure, comments and explanation. I find it much easier to home in on what I am looking for than I do in either Pillar or nicot. In pillar and nicot the information is scattered through a number of paragraphs with no discernable structure from one chapter to the next (despite one particular Pillar commentary receiving 100% on the best commentaries web site). In wbc, i can go to the section i require and not have to wade through text that, though interesting, isnt what i am looking for.

I also use the Nivac volumes which get me thinking in a different direction and the two commentary sets compliment each other, both are structured for easy navigation and orientation but very different in content and purpose.

I am so thankful for the Accordance sales that have enabled me to get these two sets. While i really appreciate Nivac, I wouldn’t want it to be my primary commentary as I need a technical one. but for me, having both, these have become an unbeatable duo.

I do not consider myself to be a scholar but someone who wants to dig deeper and these provide an excellent level of structured information.
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January 24, 2018  | 12:51 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
I first came across Jesus and the Victory of God and bought it as hard copy. I have been fortunate to hear him talk a number of times and each time have been very impressed that each sentence is full and needs time to be considered.

The books in this serious are similarly packed with information. I have retained the first three volumes as hard copy as can’t justify the expense but deliberately waited for the paul volumes to be available in Accordance as the added links make these so much ...
I first came across Jesus and the Victory of God and bought it as hard copy. I have been fortunate to hear him talk a number of times and each time have been very impressed that each sentence is full and needs time to be considered.

The books in this serious are similarly packed with information. I have retained the first three volumes as hard copy as can’t justify the expense but deliberately waited for the paul volumes to be available in Accordance as the added links make these so much better. These are high on my list to revisit.

These are serious ‘scholarly’ works and need to be read, studied, digested, considered and then reread (with copious amonts of coffee). Having the links in Accordance makes them so much easier to use but the text remains packed with information to get you thinking. The screen shots of the first and third volumes are very good examples, the one for the second volume is good as an indication of the references N.T. Wright has used which he develops in his book.

Do not make the mistake that these will be similar to his more popular ‘tom’ publications such as his for everyone commentaries.
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January 24, 2018  |  4:52 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
The quality of the images are excellent.
Ever wanted an image of a tent to illustrate paul as a tent maker?
Ever wanted an image of a potter or a shepherd?
Or Jewish life or Jewish and Christian holiday celebrations?

The range of the images is great for illustrating the bible passages to help bring them to life. They are clearly indexed with about 15 topics to help you quickly locate what it is you are after and many also have useful descriptions and scripture references.

A really useful set ...
The quality of the images are excellent.
Ever wanted an image of a tent to illustrate paul as a tent maker?
Ever wanted an image of a potter or a shepherd?
Or Jewish life or Jewish and Christian holiday celebrations?

The range of the images is great for illustrating the bible passages to help bring them to life. They are clearly indexed with about 15 topics to help you quickly locate what it is you are after and many also have useful descriptions and scripture references.

A really useful set to illustrate daily life.
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January 10, 2018  |  5:44 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
This has become my go to Christian study bible along with the excellent Jewish Study bible and Jewish annotated New Testament.

I like study bibles because they give you a snapshot on the passage you are reading and have always used one as my primary bible, taking it to church and study groups as well as for personal devotion. The preface to the book is a distillation of the author and time it was written. The passage notes are a distillation of other texts and links to passages. They help in ...
This has become my go to Christian study bible along with the excellent Jewish Study bible and Jewish annotated New Testament.

I like study bibles because they give you a snapshot on the passage you are reading and have always used one as my primary bible, taking it to church and study groups as well as for personal devotion. The preface to the book is a distillation of the author and time it was written. The passage notes are a distillation of other texts and links to passages. They help in orientation without getting in the way of the passage but also put markers when you want to dig deeper.

My journey with Accordance started with the niv study bible but the esv study bible is just so much more than a study bible.

It runs well with the nrsv which is the preferred translation at our church as well as the tagged esv that comes with Accordance. But the esv study bible has over 200 maps so it also became my atlas for a time. For me, this takes the orientation of the passage to a new level. I now have the excellent go to Holman Bible Atlas in accordance so the maps in the esvsb are of less importance now but still useful.

On my ipad, I have the text on the left and my study bible on the right and can easily switch between the jsb, nivsb, esvsb or jant as appropriate.
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August 29, 2017  | 11:45 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
This is a great 'single' volume commentary for a quick summary.

I started with Peake's and then got the oxford bible commentary in hard copy. The ebc abridged came with my first accordance package and became my go to commentary as it works so well with accordance and its all there in one place and automatically syncs. i didnt need to get up from my seat and coffee and walk over to a bookcase for a hard copy, plus I have it with me all the time on my ios devices for instant access in church or ...
This is a great 'single' volume commentary for a quick summary.

I started with Peake's and then got the oxford bible commentary in hard copy. The ebc abridged came with my first accordance package and became my go to commentary as it works so well with accordance and its all there in one place and automatically syncs. i didnt need to get up from my seat and coffee and walk over to a bookcase for a hard copy, plus I have it with me all the time on my ios devices for instant access in church or on a bus or train.

For me, getting the full ebc afterwards was a mistake. Yes there is more text, but personally, i dont find the extra information really adds that much to what I already had in the abridged version.

Since getting jps, wbc and nivac commentary sets in accordance, i virtually never use the full ebc now. I use the full ebc when I need to keep digging but even then, don’t really find anything fresh. However, I still go to the abridged ebc when i want a quick snapshot when short of time and my study bibles haven’t been enough (though i now also have obc in accordance).
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August 29, 2017  |  9:58 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
For me, sacred bridge is an encyclopaedia rather than an atlas.

It is laid out with chapters spanning approximately 100 years so you get chapter titles like CHAPTER 13 WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY EARLY EIGHTH CENTURY BCE
ARAM-DAMASCUS’ PERIOD OF SUPREMACY
Great if you know the period you are looking for but less useful if you are trying to find something related to a specific bible passage or area. for example, you get 40 odd hits in content and 2 in captions for Isaiah and the captions are not ...
For me, sacred bridge is an encyclopaedia rather than an atlas.

It is laid out with chapters spanning approximately 100 years so you get chapter titles like CHAPTER 13 WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY EARLY EIGHTH CENTURY BCE
ARAM-DAMASCUS’ PERIOD OF SUPREMACY
Great if you know the period you are looking for but less useful if you are trying to find something related to a specific bible passage or area. for example, you get 40 odd hits in content and 2 in captions for Isaiah and the captions are not just maps but include images. For me, the greatest let down from an atlas perspective is that there is no index of maps.

This volume is extremely useful and readable and it is a must for my library because it provides so much well researched background information. Plus i find having it on my iPad so much easier to read than a large hard copy with the possibility of maps going over the binding making them hard to read. (Dont be put off by the above screenshot, and image, though some of the font colours, particularly the cyan, pale green and magenta, are a bit of a shock.)

If you are not sure, get it!!! you will enjoy and come to value it, just be prepared to spend time searching and reading round the subject and dont get frustrated when you need to find a specific map related to a bible passage in a hurry and cant. This is a volume to savour, curled up in a chair with a coffee and plenty of time.

If you are happy with monochrome maps, then you could get the carta bible atlas.

However, If you are often in a hurry and looking for a specific good quality colour map in accordance, my go to is the holman bible atlas which i bought many years ago as a hard back and now have it in accordance as well.
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June 8, 2017  | 12:46 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
The more i use NIVAC, the more i really appreciate the set.
When i read the bible, even a familiar passage, often a verse will jump out at me. Something that may not have struck me before.
Every time i read NIVAC, a sentence will jump out at me and get me thinking about the passage in a totally fresh direction. This is great for personal bible study but invaluable when preparing a sermon. I strongly recommend looking at dr j's podcast #37 for a quick look at this series.

This review got me ...
The more i use NIVAC, the more i really appreciate the set.
When i read the bible, even a familiar passage, often a verse will jump out at me. Something that may not have struck me before.
Every time i read NIVAC, a sentence will jump out at me and get me thinking about the passage in a totally fresh direction. This is great for personal bible study but invaluable when preparing a sermon. I strongly recommend looking at dr j's podcast #37 for a quick look at this series.

This review got me thinking about my journey in bible study. To start with i had a very good study bible (the Jerusalem bible readers edition) then i got a single volume commentary. As i continued to dig deeper i got various individual commentaries including the Tyndale and everyman series but after only a couple of years, I found them leaving me with too many questions and i needed to get a technical commentary set (wbc). However, i got a hard copy of a volume to see how i got on with the NIVAC set, really liked what i read and jumped when this set was on offer in accordance. Part of me wishes these had been published years ago when i first started getting commentaries. However part of me is also pleased they weren't, as having them in accordance with all the enhancement just makes them so good.

I like the way Nivac is structured. I find the 'original meaning' to be succinct and focused and more use than either the tyndale or everyman volumes and have virtually stopped referring to the everyman volumes and given my tyndale set away.
Reviewers on a series of commentaries often refer to weaker volumes in a set. Within NIVAC, i have found that the 'contemporary significance' has different styles depending on the author. Most of these i find helpful but i have found that there are one or two authors i do not relate to.
This is where the 'bridging context' comes in, sometimes it is a reworking of one of the other two sections. Sometimes it really does bring something new to the text. However, where i find it incredibly useful is if i don't gel with the author's contemporary significance text, then there will definitely be something in this section that gets me thinking.

For me, NIVAC makes an excellent combination with a technical commentary (wbc or nicnt). It is a good resource for personal study and an excellent trigger for sermon preparation. It is a great resource for triggering my thoughts into a fresh direction.

I would certainly recommend this as a refreshing set of non-technical commentaries.
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June 8, 2017  | 12:42 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
The more i use NIVAC, the more i really appreciate the set.
When i read the bible, even a familiar passage, often a verse will jump out at me. Something that may not have struck me before.
Every time i read NIVAC, a sentence will jump out at me and get me thinking about the passage in a totally fresh direction. This is great for personal bible study but invaluable when preparing a sermon. I strongly recommend looking at dr j's podcast #37 for a quick look at this series.

This review got me ...
The more i use NIVAC, the more i really appreciate the set.
When i read the bible, even a familiar passage, often a verse will jump out at me. Something that may not have struck me before.
Every time i read NIVAC, a sentence will jump out at me and get me thinking about the passage in a totally fresh direction. This is great for personal bible study but invaluable when preparing a sermon. I strongly recommend looking at dr j's podcast #37 for a quick look at this series.

This review got me thinking about my paper based journey in bible study. To start with i had a very good study bible (the Jerusalem bible readers edition) then i got a single volume commentary. As i continued to dig deeper i got various individual commentaries including the Tyndale and everyman series but after only a couple of years, I found them leaving me with too many questions and was only happy after I had a good technical commentary set (such as wbc.). However, i got a hard copy of one volume to see how i got on with NIVAC, really liked what i read and jumped when on offer in accordance. Part of me wishes these had been published years ago when i first started getting commentaries. However part of me is also pleased they weren't, as having NIVAC in accordance with all the enhancement just makes them so useful.

I like the way Nivac is structured. I find the 'original meaning' to be succinct and focused and more use than either the tyndale or everyman volumes, both of which i have virtually stopped referring to now.
Reviewers on a series of commentaries often refer to weaker volumes in a set. Within NIVAC, i have found that the 'contemporary significance' has different styles depending on the author. Most of these i find helpful but i have found that there are one or two authors i do not relate to.
This is where the 'bridging context' comes in, sometimes it is a reworking of one of the other two sections. Sometimes it really does bring something new to the text. However, where i find it incredibly useful is if i don't gel with the author's contemporary significance text, then there will definitely be something in this section that will make me think.

For me, NIVAC makes an excellent combination with a technical commentary (wbc or nicot) and the jps/torah commentaries. It is a good resource for personal study and an excellent trigger for sermon preparation. It is a great resource for triggering my thoughts into a fresh direction.

I would certainly recommend this as a refreshing and challenging set of non-technical commentaries.
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May 16, 2017  |  5:31 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
A picture paints a thousand words. This is a fantastic resource for understanding an influential period in a part of the western Christian church's history.

This is an atlas is about the maps. The maps are excellent, both clear and detailed. The quality and quantity of the maps has not been compromised by making either the text or photographs more important than they need for their supporting role!

The format of this volume is a page of text and a map. At 160 pages, this can only be a top l ...
A picture paints a thousand words. This is a fantastic resource for understanding an influential period in a part of the western Christian church's history.

This is an atlas is about the maps. The maps are excellent, both clear and detailed. The quality and quantity of the maps has not been compromised by making either the text or photographs more important than they need for their supporting role!

The format of this volume is a page of text and a map. At 160 pages, this can only be a top level summary of major events and players. It is not just limited to what is happening in Europe but includes North America and Japan. The text is clearly laid out and readable but there are going to be omissions, for example there is nothing on Hooker (1554-1600)! The text doesn't go into much detail, for example Tyndale is only mentioned in passing and there is virtually nothing on the problems for translators into English. But even so, the text packs a lot of information in. For me, the greatest omission is that on page 142, Charles raises his standard in Nottingham, but Nottingham isnt included on either of the maps before or after this statement. Clearly a major oversight!!!!!

There is an 8 page introduction consisting of a timeline covering 1300-1700 for easy orientation and the time period covered by this resource. There are good indexes at front and back as well as added the accordance search features.

The images are of good quality and the maps are beautifully clear and can be zoomed on any device and still maintain clarity, though they are great on an iPad! In the printed version, many of the maps go across the binding making them hard to read. This is not a problem in Accordance as the maps are all full screen and totally readable. The maps often contain more information than the text which makes this atlas such a great tool, especially for those whose preference for learning is by visual methods. I frequently use maps for training and these maps are welcome additions to those included in the more normal biblical atlases and I haven’t come across the information presented in map form elsewhere.

This is a useful resource for when you want a quick overview of what was happening when and where, and has the added advantage of a map so you can also really visualise it in context. The screen shot on the product page gives a good indication on the types of topics covered and the amount of detail in the text, however the strength of this product really is in the quality and detail of the cartography and i dont feel the screen shot does this atlas justice and you will get a much beter idea if you look at all the links to the introduction and blog in its sister volume, the atlas of christian history!

The way its laid out is interesting and can appear slightly repetitive. For example, Its great if you want to know about Huldrych Zwingli as many individuals have a page of text dedicated to them (as shown in the screenshot). This means the overall flow of the text is not always chronological as you get a page of chronological overview interspersed with several pages on individuals. So if you want to know more about Zwingli's involvement in the Marburg colloquy and who was there you need to read a few pages involving Philip (Philipp) of Hesse which are earlier in the volume as well as an overview chronological page on Protestantism in 1530. This is where accordance could have done more internal linking to help link between events but the tagging is already quite extensive and they had to draw a line somewhere so using the accordance search is essential. The ability to search is another major advantage of accordance over the printed copy where you have to rely on indexes alone (and they are incomplete and I have found instances where they are split for no logical reason, for example, the colloquy is under "c" but Marburg has its own entry with 6 other links but excludes the colloquy). You get more hits using a single search and can quickly click through them to find all the info you need.

There is also a free study guide to the reformation using this atlas on the publishers web site which accordance has now helpfully included a link to from their product page.

With the added accordance magic, this makes it a great resource as you can have it with you wherever you are on your ios device. It is a useful starting point if you want to go deeper or just to put names and events in context and location.

There is the equally excellent sister volume on church history which provides context up to the reformation and after the reformation up to 2015 with only minimal duplication In the Accordance library. again the maps do not suffer from the hard copy binding issues, even before accordance add their enhancements! Its well worth getting both as they are very reasonably priced and the maps are superb!
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May 4, 2015  |  1:39 PM   |    Mediocre (2)
Atlas is defined as a book of maps. For me, the most important things in an atlas are clear detailed maps and a sufficient number to show me where the events are taking place in the passage I am reading. I do not consider that the maps in this atlas are clear, detailed or cover the events in the bible in sufficient number. This review refers to the maps in the atlas.

I have been using a hard copy of the Holman Bible Atlas by Brisco since about 2008 and it has never let me down with a good ...
Atlas is defined as a book of maps. For me, the most important things in an atlas are clear detailed maps and a sufficient number to show me where the events are taking place in the passage I am reading. I do not consider that the maps in this atlas are clear, detailed or cover the events in the bible in sufficient number. This review refers to the maps in the atlas.

I have been using a hard copy of the Holman Bible Atlas by Brisco since about 2008 and it has never let me down with a good selection of very clear maps with good detail. It is now available in accordance! Just search brisco, or holman atlas!

I am relying on my ios device more and wanted an e-atlas for maps to see where things are in relation to each other. After much research i got the zondervan one. However, i found myself repeatedly returning to my hard copy of the Holman as the detail or information i have been used to is missing from the Zondervan. I would really like to be able to include images in this review to demonstrate the differences, for example, zondervan has a single map covering jesus entire ministry with major routes and a few cities. It doesnt really add anything as other maps have the major routes. By comparison, the holman has five different maps each fully annotated with references linking positions to those specified in specific gospel passages.

The Zondervan Atlas just doesn’t have enough maps (just over 100) and they are not detailed enough for me. There is no index so you have to rely on search. Many times the word I use isn’t in the title or text so it takes several attempts to find something that may be relevant.

I stopped using the Zondervan Atlas and used the esv study bible for maps on my ios devices. Esv has nearly 200 maps and a brilliant index so you can easily find what you are looking for as they are in sequence with the books in the bible. It includes virtually all the maps of the crossways esv atlas.

The study bible also has the advantage of giving information on the passage i am reading and frequently the map is there as well rather than all being at the back as in some study bibles. This makes scrolling with the passage so much easier. Many of the maps in the gospels have been duplicated for each gospel so they scroll and there are 3 covering the ministry of jesus ( cf 1 in Zondervan and 5 for the excellent Holman).

However, the Holman atlas is now available in accordance and has maps which are clearer, more detailed, and better in every respect so my advice is to get the excellent holman atlas instead.

Other alternatives you may want to consider include:

sacred bridge is just packed with information and maps and is my go to resource for reading round the subject on ios. I haven't really used the text or images in the Zondervan Atlas which just languishes now in my library unused. As can be seen from the screenshot of the product, I am sure the text, approximate 25 charts and the 100+ high quality images are very good but feel that they have taken precedence at the expense of the maps which for me is the primary purpose of an atlas.

If colour maps are not important, then consider the Carta Bible Atlas

If iOS isnt important, there is also the accordance atlas you should consider. Also consider getting the graphics package which has a number of resources.

But my advice is that there are better atlases in accordance and only get this if you want multiple ones with additional text and photographs and are not worried about the quality of the maps. (Note, even the sample page above shows one of the excellent photos, not a map!)
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October 11, 2014  | 12:39 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
I like a study bible because they offer a succinct orientation to the passage. I bought this as a hard copy initially which includes the JPS. This and my Jerusalem bible with detailed notes became my two go to study bibles before i got accordance. The jewish study bible was then supplemented with the Jewish Annotated new testament in print.

However, when i started using accordance the jpss and jewish study bible were some of my initial purchases and have remained my 'go to' resources along w ...
I like a study bible because they offer a succinct orientation to the passage. I bought this as a hard copy initially which includes the JPS. This and my Jerusalem bible with detailed notes became my two go to study bibles before i got accordance. The jewish study bible was then supplemented with the Jewish Annotated new testament in print.

However, when i started using accordance the jpss and jewish study bible were some of my initial purchases and have remained my 'go to' resources along with jant. Having both in Accordance gives the benefits of links and are always with me on my mobile devices.

I find the study text clear and the articles well written and strongly recommend that this together with the tagged JPSS text to get a fresh perspective on the Hebrew Scriptures.
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October 11, 2014  |  5:52 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
I bought this in hard copy originally as the articles at the back of the book alone are worth it. The additional study notes give useful insights particularly back to the Torah and are often extensive.

Having all the interactive links makes this a valuable addition to your Accordance library. But the accordance version is slightly different to the printed volume so it is worth checking the articles at the end of each 'book' for other snippets of information which appear in grey blocks spread ...
I bought this in hard copy originally as the articles at the back of the book alone are worth it. The additional study notes give useful insights particularly back to the Torah and are often extensive.

Having all the interactive links makes this a valuable addition to your Accordance library. But the accordance version is slightly different to the printed volume so it is worth checking the articles at the end of each 'book' for other snippets of information which appear in grey blocks spread throughout the text in the hard copy (not at the end as in accordance).

This makes an ideal companion volume to the jewish study bible (also in accordance).

Highly recommended.
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