Saturday, February 21, 2009

OSB Links

Henry Neufeld of Energion Publications recently wrapped up his treatment of the Orthodox Study Bible. Here is a list of his posts, in reverse order, in his own words:
His final post on the topic is The Orthodox Study Bible: Wrap Up (For the Moment).

Other (relatively) recent posts on the OSB are Esteban's Lexical Semantics, Exegetical Fallacies, and the OSB (Or, "Woe Is Me, I Don't Have BibleWorks!") and Kevin Edgecomb's Toward Objective Evaluation of the OSB.

Special attention should be given to R. G. Jones' detailed Notes on the Orthodox Study Bible Old Testament.

I myself have thus far written four review pieces on the OSB: one, two, three, and four. Other OSB related posts on this site can be found here, here, here, here, and here. One might also have a look at my related five-part "Cradle and Convert" series: one, two, three, four, and five.


Joseph Schmitt said...

I left a question at the end of the comment section for part four!

Also, I am trying to decide whether to go ahead and purchase the NETS. It looks as if the EOB OT is going to be a while. Mr. Edgecomb seems to be giving the thumbs up, so anyone else's recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the very fairly evaluation of the OSB. I agree -- it is probably quite useful to the average layman, but not as good as it could be. Hopefully in future editions, improvements with be made.

And thoughts on NETS?

Kevin P. Edgecomb said...

Guys, you can evaluate the NETS by reading the electronic version online here. All the introductions and text are there for people to read. You won't be able to print them, but you can read them all you want. But the printed volume is so inexpensive, you'd spend more money printing these pages out (if you could) than you would in buying a copy of the NETS.