Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Exegetical Summary Series

Has anyone used these? I'd never heard of them until last night when Logos sent me their email about it. The write up suggests the following:
The 24-volume Exegetical Summaries Series asks important exegetical and interpretive questions—phrase-by-phrase—and summarizes and organizes the content from every major Bible commentary and dozens of lexicons. You can instantly identify exegetical challenges, discover a text’s interpretive history, and survey the scope of everything written about each verse and phrase.
“This series offers endless exegetical assistance . . . summarizing the major exegetical issues in interpretation. . . . It includes comprehensive analysis of the raw data of the text.”—Online reviewer
Since no single commentary provides all the answers needed for translation, exegesis, and interpretation, the Exegetical Summaries Series serves as a valuable supplement. This series has been developed by linguists and commentators affiliated with SIL International, and combines the best from the fields of linguistics and textual criticism with erudite biblical commentary.
The books in the Exegetical Summaries Series survey the scope of everything written about every phrase in nearly every book in the New Testament, along with two books in the Old Testament, giving you the tools you need to compare commentaries and lexicons and identify instances of both scholarly consensus and disagreement. Rather than replace the commentaries consulted, these books are meant to provide a comprehensive summary, thus making more sources of exegetical help available to preachers, scholars, and students of the Bible than they may have access to otherwise.


Rico said...

Hi Sean.

Yes, I own and have used the 2nd Timothy and Titus print volumes. I've found them very helpful.

Rick Brannan

mike said...

At one point, I owned about 12 volumes of this set - most of which I gave to my dad, a pastor. They're good for what they do - i.e. lay out the options and approaches taken by various commentaries. They don't give large amounts of argument for or against each view, and they're limited by their publication date. Even still, I have greatly appreciated them