Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries on Logos
I was recently asked about my favorite commentary on Logos. That’s a tough one. Not only am I terrible at choosing anything, Logos has thousands of commentaries to choose from. One set that I like a lot is the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries. It’s based on the NLT, but it digs into the Hebrew and Greek behind the NLT, providing insights on the translation and other translation choices. As with all tools in Logos, you can use it with any translation. It includes 20 volumes and covers the text by passage. Although it’s not as deep as many other commentaries, it’s a scholarly work and is well-suited for ministry and it’s accessible to practically anyone.
Types of Content
Each book has a detailed introduction that includes information on the title, author, sources, date of writing, the occasion of writing, audience, canonicity, textual history, literary genre and structure, major themes, theological concerns, and a detailed outline. The books are divided into the sections of the detailed outlines. The commentary includes the full text of the NLT and focuses on presenting and applying the message of each passage. It also provides an overview of issues surrounding the text. This includes lots of Hebrew and Greek word-studies, interpretive issues, context, theological themes, etc.
Multiple Points of View
One of the things I like most about the commentaries is they often cover multiple points of view. They’ll include problems that all commentators have to face with the passage. They show what some commentators have said, why they came to that conclusion and some problems with that interpretation. Then, they show views by other commentators, show why they came to their conclusions, and problems with those interpretations. Many passages cite other books for further study. The commentary does include information about the NLT translation choices, but the main focus isn’t on the NLT. Each book concludes with a bibliography.
The Cornerstone Commentaries are well-written and easy to use. They’re a little cheaper than many other commentary sets. They’re also simpler than many other commentary sets, but they don’t feel like much is missing. If you want something more technical, the 61-volume Word Biblical Commentary set is a great choice. As with all commentaries, I recommend using them for reference and do your own study.
- You can purchase the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries at Logos.com.
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What’s your favorite commentary on Logos?