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Help Choosing Commentaries for e-Sword

20 October 2012 - 10:43 AM

I am relatively new to e-Sword. The more I use it, the more I like it.

I've downloaded a bunch of the free content (bible versions, etc.), but I could really use some help choosing one or more bible commentaries. I don't mind spending some money, but I want to be sure it's worth it. I know I can't afford to build an extensive library overnight, but I would appreciate anyone's recommendations (as well as any you might shy away from). I realize they all have pros/cons (accuracy, depth of study, ease of use, etc.). I already have a hard copy of the OT/NT BKC. I think at this time, what I am looking for is something that digs deeper (not to insult the BKC). One of my fears is that I will choose a commentary (or commentaries) and then find what's discussed about the passages will be too brief or shallow (I realize sometimes that's what people are looking for). I lean more fundamental/conservative the vast majority of the time, but not on every single issue. I appreciate being able to read and understand alternative views, even when I don't agree with them. In addition to my personal studies, I'm looking for help with preparing lessons. I love digging into the background of the culture and other things that I wouldn't typically know when I read the text as an American in 2012.Hopefully that will help you help me. :^)

Any suggestions you can offer are much appreciated!