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 "Special Topics" missing from Utley Commentary? 
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Post "Special Topics" missing from Utley Commentary?
For whomever happens to have the time, I believe that I have just noticed that all of the hundreds of additional articles included on Dr. Bob Utley's website (from which his Commentary was also taken) were never included in the Commentary module itself. The commentary is entitled "You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Dr. Bob Utley." Of course, it is not correct to say that they are "missing," as they seem to be supplemental information anyway, but they seem to be very useful additions.

In fact, most of the time they are referenced within his commentary, in such a way that they could easily be added at the end of the very comment where they are mentioned. For example, I was reading his comment on Ezekiel 18:21-23, and he mentioned therein that he had an online article related to the subject. It said, "See Special Topic: REPENTANCE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT " In fact, anywhere the references to his "special topics" appear, they are generally linked directly to the online article in question. In this case it was linked to this one: http://www.freebiblecommentary.org/spec ... earth.html

The only problem is that these links only work when one has an Internet connection, and they only work online. The many articles really ought to be included in the commentary, as a sort of footnote to the comment window where they are mentioned. If all the articles are like the one mentioned above, they are composed of simple text in each case, and it would just be a question of opening the links and copying each window, to paste directly into the related commentary topic. Personally I do not have the time for that, but I wish I did. Perhaps one of you would like to take that challenge.

Try searching the exact phrase, "special topic," in the Utley commentary, to see all the topics where they appear. Perhaps many of the references are to the very same "special topics" online, and are not necessarily unique to each Bible passage.

In fact, I've just found the link to his page with all of the special topic links on one page:
http://www.freebiblecommentary.org/spec ... ics.html#R

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