Just released at the Westminster Bookstore is new ESV Study Bible! I can’t tell you how badly I’ve wanted this Bible to be released and for how long. The contributors are excellent, the articles are unique, and the illustrations and diagrams are in color, and done in painstaking detail.
According to the Westminster Bookstore: “We are offering all of the faux-leather and actual leather Study Bibles at 40% off, and the hardcover edition at 43% off. With our new $3 economy shipping for the hardcover, that makes the total price of any of these editions with shipping the best of any reputable seller on the web.”
Normally I’m not incredibly big on study Bibles, and the only one that I enjoy and consider the best on the market is the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible. I became intimately familiar with this study Bible while in seminary, when for one class, we were required to read much of the study notes. Being this close to the text caused me to develop a great admiration for SRSB. After looking through the contributor list for the ESVSB and the sample notes and diagrams posted online, I reluctantly admit that this may be the new standard!
This treasure comes in a number of different editions:
Click on any edition for more information: Hardcover, TruTone Natural Brown, TruTone Classic Black, Black Bonded Leather, Burgundy Bonded Leather, Black Genuine Leather, Burgundy Bonded Leather, Premium Calfskin Leather
Lastly, here’s just a sample of the free articles from the ESVSB that Crossway’s posted online.
- Overview of the Bible: A Survey of the History of Salvation, by Vern Poythress
- Reading the Bible
- Reading the Bible Theologically, by J.I. Packer
- Reading the Bible as Literature, by Leland Ryken
- Reading the Bible in Prayer and Communion with God, by John Piper
- Reading the Bible for Personal Application, by David Powlison
- Reading the Bible for Preaching and Public Worship, by R. Kent Hughes
- The Bible and World Religions
- Contemporary Judaism, by Marvin Wilson
- World Religions, by Harold Netland
- Islam, by Timothy Tennent
City Plan of Rome
The Introduction to the Book of Romans contains a city plan of ancient Rome, which we have posted online, along with an excerpt of some of the information on Rome found in that introduction. Other city plans that you’ll find in the ESVSB include the cities of Ur, Nineveh (see p. 9 of the Jonah PDF), Babylon, Jericho, Corinth, Ephesus, and Philippi.
(HT: Barry Wallace)