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It’s Commentary Tuesday!

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When people ask me which commentary series I recommend, I point them to these:


The books can be obtained by the usual route  or, you can just buy the PDF’s from yours truly for a paltry $199 by clicking my PayPal Link.  It’s that simple.

The Commentary is comprised of 42 individual volumes and all together are available in electronic format for $199. But not everyone is interested in every book of the Bible so after having received a number of requests for individual volumes in the series I’ve decided to offer any single volume for $5.

If you bought each volume individually it would cost $210 for the entire series in electronic form at $5 each, so it still makes sense to buy the whole. But I’m happy to send each volume individually for those who prefer it.

Just paypal me $5 and tell me which you wish. If you want two or three simply multiply each volume by $5. And please remember, volumes are for your personal use only. Distributing them to others is copyright infringement and quite frankly, theft.

Written by Jim

30/08/2016 at 11:01 am

Ernst Axel Knauf’s Commentary on Judges: A Textual Supplement

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Ernst has provided a very extensive text critical expansion of his Judges Commentary.  You’ll want to take a look at it here.

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24/08/2016 at 8:06 am

The Reason for Rejection

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That same day, Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the shore, and he told them many things in parables. He said, ‘Listen, a sower went out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up at once, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Anyone who has ears should listen!’

… ‘So pay attention to the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the Evil One comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the seed sown on the edge of the path. The seed sown on patches of rock is someone who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But such a person has no root deep down and does not last; should some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, at once he falls away. The seed sown in thorns is someone who hears the word, but the worry of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and so it produces nothing. And the seed sown in rich soil is someone who hears the word and understands it; this is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.’ (Matt. 13:1-9,18-23)

Written by Jim

21/08/2016 at 3:15 pm

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The Lutherbibel 2017 as a Free App!

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Oh this is happy news

LutherbibelZum 500. Reformationsjubiläum wird die EKD die revidierte Lutherbibel 2017 als kostenlose App anbieten. Sie ist Teil des gemeinsamen Marketingkonzeptes der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland und der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft.

Die neue App der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft mit dem Text der Lutherbibel 2017 wird im Jubiläumsjahr der Reformation kostenlos sein. Das bestätigten die EKD und der Generalsekretär der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft Christoph Rösel gegenüber Es ist ein Experiment, auf das sich die Bibelgesellschaft einlässt: “Wir werden ausprobieren, was die Leute anspricht bei den digitalen Produkten”, erläuterte Rösel gegenüber Von der Präsentation des revidierten Bibeltextes auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse im Oktober 2016 bis zum 31. Oktober 2017 wird die neue App für Android und iOS kostenlos verfügbar und auch offline nutzbar sein. Andere Textfassungen außer der neuen Lutherbibel 2017 werden in der App kostenpflichtig zum Download angeboten.

Etc. And get it when you can get it.

Written by Jim

19/08/2016 at 7:21 am

Posted in Bible, Modern Culture

Lutherbibel 2017

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LutherbibelAnlässlich des Reformationsjubiläums gestaltet die edition chrismon eine limitierte Sonderausgabe der Lutherbibel 2017.

Die revidierte Lutherbibel erhalten Sie in einer attraktiven Ausgabe: im Schmuckschuber, mit Familienchronik und einem hochwertigen Lesezeichen-Etui mit drei Lesebändchen. Die farbigen Sonderseiten vermitteln im Jubiläumsjahr viel Wissenswertes zu Luthers Wirken als Reformator und Bibelübersetzer – mit Hintergrundinformationen zur Revision 2017.

Die Lutherbibel ist verfügbar voraussichtlich ab 10/2016.

I’ve preordered.  Via Refo500

Written by Jim

10/08/2016 at 6:17 am

Posted in Bible, Modern Culture

Something To Remember

Like a maniac who shoots deadly firebrands and arrows, so is one who deceives a neighbor and says, “I am only joking!” (Prov. 26:18-19)

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09/08/2016 at 7:53 pm

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Wouldn’t It Be Interesting if Christians Took Jesus Seriously?

21 “You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire.
23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
25 Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison; 26 truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny. — Mt 5:17–26.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if Christians actually took Jesus seriously?

Written by Jim

05/08/2016 at 6:45 pm

Posted in Bible, Modern Culture


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