I haven’t yet mentioned online the ESV Study Bible which Wayne Grudem and Justin Taylor, among others, have been working on furiously for what must seem to them to be an eternity. There is a whole website devoted to it where you can download samples of the work that will make you impatient for October when this will be shipped.
This looks to me to be the study Bible for the 21st century. Laid out in a visually attractive way and stuffed full of incredibly helpful material, I can’t think of any reason why you wouldn’t want to rush to get your pre-order in. Why not buy a few and give them as Christmas presents?
Primary Features of the Study Bible
- 2,752 pages—equivalent to a 20-volume Bible resource library all in one volume.
- 1.3 million words—written by 95 leading evangelical scholars and teachers.
- 20,000 notes—focusing especially on understanding the Bible text and providing answers to frequently raised issues.
- Over 50 articles—including articles on the Bible’s authority, reliability, and interpretation; on biblical archaeology, theology, worship, prayer, and personal application.
- Over 200 full-color maps—created with the latest digital technology, satellite images, and archaeological research; printed in full color, throughout the Bible.
- 200-plus charts—offering key insights and in-depth analysis in clear, concise outline form; located throughout the Bible.
- 80,000 cross-references—to encourage easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes.
- More than 40 new full-color illustrations—including historically accurate reconstructions of the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, Solomon’s temple, Herod’s temple, the city of Jerusalem in Jesus’ time and throughout the history of Israel, and many more.
If you live in North America you can pre-order from the ESV Study Bible website or from Amazon.com using the following links, which seem to be offering significant discounts:
If you live in Europe, then visit Amazon.co.uk using the following links: