The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way. Combining the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV text, it is the most comprehensive study Bible ever published.
Created by an outstanding team of 95 evangelical Christian scholars and teachers, the ESV Study Bible presents completely new stud...more
However, this one has blown me out of the water. Full-color maps right alongside the text highlighting the specific places mentioned in that passage, introductions to books that are somewhat concise and yet actually contain useful information, study notes that focus primarily on observing the text - I could go on and on.
Last night I stayed up late reading my Bible. I haven't done that in ages, but it was totally worth it.
The Maps! If you like maps, this is your Bible. Most Study Bibles have maps, especially in the back of the Book. But, this study Bible is map-paradise. There are maps in the back, but also in the front of each book placing the book in location. Not only that but there are maps in the study notes at the bottom of the page, and they are in color. So, if you are talking about a battle, in the notes there will be a map of the area and arrows showing the movement o ...more
1) Gospel of John - I always new that the Gospel of John was by far the most mystical of all the Gospel writings and thus something that I always feel the most inclined towards. In the Gospel of John, the idea of the trinity is broached in which three person in one God idea is unified. By extension, Jesus, in this Gospel shows his disciples unity toward God which in the end very mystical understanding of the Word of God. Also, something I find interesting in this Gospel and highly ...more
I find the footnotes to be go ...more
For the next three days we shall look at the ESV Study Bible and consider both the Bible text and some of its features.
Today we shall briefly look at the translation.
The ESV is an essentially literal (el) translation. This means that it seeks to translate the Bible text from the original languages word for word. The English translation seeks to accurately translate each word so as to be faithful to the writings of the original pen ...more
This is a library of poems, history, prophecy, and parables heralded by its followers as the ultimate source for ...more
12 Jan 2012 - At approximately 60% through the ESV Bible, reading according to a Chronological study plan. There is so much great material in the Old Testament. Historical accounts of God's people, inspirational accounts of Job, amazingly timeless and practical advice o ...more
Despite having used the ESV daily for about 3 years it is still not my favorite translation (too many verses to re-memorize ;) but it is a very good balance. I canno ...more
The ESV is an excellent formal equivalence English translation of the Bible. It faithfully renders the words and concepts of the original texts but does so in clear and easily understood English. As such, the ESV is an excellent primary Bible for reading and preaching, and well-suited for everyday use.
The study Bible has many additional resources. The quality of the maps and diagrams are superb: if you really w ...more
The theme of this book is repentance and redemption. Many people in Romans thought that their sin wasn't a problem, and that since God forgives sin, they figured that the mor ...more
The book introductions are pretty solid, but the real let down are the notes throughout each book. They simply weren't as helpful as I was hoping in so many places. Th ...more
For that reason, I'd rather study the single-column reference bible.
I find the kindle edition a bit too dense to be useful. When reading on the kindle I much prefer a reader's bible.
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