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Download Lange, John Peter - Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical (25 volumes) 3

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1/30/2013 - Version 4: Hundreds and hundreds of changes. Too many to list individually

The most common issue was blank passages (no commentary) and misplaced passages (commentary appearing in the wrong verse). Overlapping comments were also creating problems in various books and they have been greatly reduced. A large number of miscellaneous errors were also fixed, based on your feedback. Context: My original source documents are broken into nearly 1,100 files. About 500+ of those files were changed with this revision.

Valued for generations and consulted by Bible scholars everywhere, John Peter Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scripture has withstood the test of time. Hundreds of times per year, even today, Lange is quoted and cited in dissertations and books. Lange’s is one of the finest academic commentary sets that has ever been produced..

John MacArthur lists Langes as a must-have in its 850 Books for Biblical Expositors.

Cyril Barber (in The Minister’s Library Vol 1) has this set marked with an “*”, meaning it is one of the best. He writes “One of the best multivolume commentaries available...."

Even Charles Spurgeon, who disagreed with portions of Lange's theology, wrote:


With this volume the English issue of Lange’s great Commentary is completed, and all ministers and students are deeply indebted to Dr. Schaff and the Messrs. Homiletically, these commentaries are of high value. Often by a single sentence they will start the mind and give it a push along a line of thought, and this is the chief thing that most of us need.


About Lange
Johann Peter Lange (1802-1884) was a professor in Zürich, professor of evangelical theology in the University of Bonn, and a prolific author. Lange began this commentary series in 1857.

About the Commentary
As the introduction to the American version says: this commentary series "aims to give all that the minister and Biblical student can desire in one work." The claim is not hyperbole. Lange aims high, and the contributors and editors give it their all.

To this end, the design is a wonder. Many wish modern series would emulate it as effectively. Each book has an introduction that is both academically and homiletically (i.e. with an aim to preaching) focused.

While the Old Testament represents 80% of the Bible and the New Testament 20%, Lange devotes about 50% of his commentary to the New Testament!

Structure of the Commentary
The text is a fresh translation, followed by a threefold commentary on each section.

  • The first part is exegetical and critical, containing the exegetical and interpretive analysis of the original text, including textual notes, often studying every word.
  • The Second part is doctrinal and ethical section, focusing on theological and moral truths gleaned from the passage.
  • The third part is the homiletical and practical section communicates suggestions as to how the passage can be preached and applied, drawing suggestions both from German (Luther, Tholuck, etc.) and English-language (Hodge, Henry, Spurgeon, Clarke, Charnock, etc.) sources.
This is absolute genius. Not only does the commentary help in analyzing a passage, but often it assists in formulating a plan to proclaim or teach it.

The contributors include some of the more prominent German and English-language scholars of the day. The English-language contributors comprise an impressive constellation of scholars from around the doctrinal spectrum, including Philip Schaff, Charles A. Briggs, W. G. T. Shedd, Patrick Fairbairn, W. Henry Green, John A. Broadus, James Strong, and C. H. Toy.

e-Sword Edition
One of the largest e-Sword commentaries ever created, Lange's words span over 150 megabytes of text, including some 256,000 scripture references! 71,000+ Greek words rendered! 69,900+ Hebrew words rendered!

The e-Sword edition requires e-Sword 10.1. You will not be able to see all of the commentary text and/or e-Sword may freeze when using earlier versions.

The e-Sword edition includes the commentary module (150 megabytes) and a Supplemental Information Reference Library module (6 megabytes). The latter contains various introductions, Rhythmical versions, and Metrical translations. The portion covering Job has over 900 footnotes!

The footnotes in each passage are blue and hyperlinked to the footnotes at the bottom the screen. You may click a footnote to view its content and you may click the footnote again to return to your point of reference in the text.

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Acknowledgements
Brent Hildebrand for ToolTip NT, my authoring tool of choice for e-Sword. Let me be clear: This project would not have happened without Brent's fixes, coding, and accommodation of my requests.

"Raymond" is a person on BibleSupport.com who cannot reveal his identity because he lives in a country where Christians are routinely killed. "Raymond" wrote a series of very complicated regular expression search/replacements to make this commentary possible. Without Raymond, the footnotes would have been a mess!

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What's New in Version 3 (See full changelog)

  • 1/30/2013 - Version 4: Hundreds and hundreds of changes. Too many to list individually
  • The most common issue was blank passages (no commentary) and misplaced passages (commentary appearing in the wrong verse). Overlapping comments were also creating problems in various books and they have been greatly reduced. A large number of miscellaneous errors were also fixed, based on your feedback. Context: My original source documents are broken into nearly 1,100 files. About 500+ of those files were changed with this revision.
  • 5/31/2012 - Version 3: Corrected several mis-numbered comments in Gospel of John
  • 5/28/2012 - Version 2: Updated the sort order of verse comments so e-Sword 10.1 displays multiple comments for a single verse passage in the correct order (e-Sword 10.1 is required for this module).


Many thanks to Josh, Brent and Raymond. God bless you all and may our Lord be with you.
DDT front page kudos to you, Sir!
I Thank you Josh, Brent and Raymond as well for all your hard work to get this awesome work done. Much appreciated
Again may God bless ya'll

Niobi aka Patchworkid
Great Job...huge accomplishment...thank you!
Hi Josh,
OK mate, here is the review I've promised you along with the verdict.

I not long ago had a good look at this commentary, and I have to state that although you did a fantastic job on it, the Commentary is a major piece of Theological work.

This Commentary is not for the faint hearted. It is a major theological tool for Hermeneutically inclined Bible College and Post Graduate Seminary Students studying for Masters and/or Doctorate Degrees. This Commentary requires a good understanding of Hebrew and Greek Languages, for without them one can become overwhelmed by the amount of Hebrew and Greek text used.

Although This commentary is well Scripture tool tipped, I think that both Hebrew and Greek Text could use Strong's Numbering. Also, where individual Hebrew and Greek words are used, a corresponding transliterated words needs to be added. I think this would make this Commentary more accessible for those who do not understand Hebrew and Greek.

Outside of these small factors, there is no doubt those who will use this Commentary will be enriched by it, but also will be able to give a more clearer understanding of Scripture in their expositions of the Word of God.

You have indeed done an amazing job on this, and I praise God for the talents He has given you to put such a fine work.

Like those above (and those who will be after) me, my sentiments are the same, and add this, that you really are indeed a blessing to us e-Sword users.

Finally, one for e-Sword itself. This work now makes e-Sword a major Theological study tool when added with other Theological works. The study of Hermeneutics (the science and art of Biblical Interpretation) has been given an extra boost by this work when using e-Sword.

Blessings,
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Thank you very much Josh!

God bless you.
I echo the above sentiments; thank you.
This is a wonderfu and awesome commentary. Thank you for this great gift. God richly bless you in whatever you do.
I don't find the right word, so 'thank you, God bless you all' have to be.
Great!

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