Thursday, May 24, 2012
Brief Observations on the Logos' New Commentary Series: The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary
In addition to the aforementioned series, Logos has decided to launch the first, digital-only commentary series deemed the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series. A list of contributors can be found here. I have found that this series follows similar formats of other exegetical commentaries. Introductions, Textual Matters, Authorship, Recipients and Date, Occasion and Setting, etc. make up the introductory sections prior to diving into the verses proper. However, it is nice to find some fairly extensive discussion of theological emphases included in the introductory sections, something not always present in commentary series.
Here is a brief look at the commentary proper. Notice the tagging system indicated by the text marked in blue. One has to simply point with their mouse to those items and without opening up another screen (another nice feature!), Logos' system will simply add a 'pop-up' over your existing screen to let you know what those items are.
(Note to reader: Double-click on the image to enlarge.)
Thus far, two volumes have been released, Seth Ethorn on Philemon and Israel Loken on Ezra and Nehemiah. Three others are to appear shortly, Exodus by Eugene Carpenter, 1,2,3 John by Gary Derickson, and James by William Varner.
So far, I really like what I am seeing here. I will have more thoughts soon.