ESV Study Bible


There is now a website available for the ESV Study Bible, set to be released in October of this year. There have been many good study Bibles produced over the years, but I really do not think this one can be matched. It is a must-own resource. Primary features include: 25,000-plus notes, over 50 articles, over 200 full-color maps, 200-plus charts, 80,000 cross-references, and more than 40 new full-color illustrations.

The editorial oversight team includes Lane Dennis, Wayne Grudem, J.I. Packer, C. John Collins, Tom Schreiner, and Justin Taylor. For contributors to individual books and articles, go here. For contributors from Southern Seminary, see this post. This Bible is being endorsed by Mohler, Driscoll, Piper, Mahaney, Bridges, and more.

Driscoll previewed a copy and had this to say: "I showed the confidential proofs to some of our newly converted, well-tattooed indie rockers and they reported that it looked “filthy” and “sick”—for those of you who wear khaki pleated pants and tuck in your shirt, this is a really good endorsement. So, thank you Crossway for the “filthy sick” ESV Study Bible. . . . To the best of my knowledge, none of the theological contributors owns a prayer labyrinth or has ever finger painted their doctrinal statement, which is very comforting. . . . Those resources include 25,000 notes, over 50 articles, 200 full-color maps, 200 charts, 80,000 cross-references, and some 40 color illustrations that are far cooler than the typical Bible pictures that look like a kindergartner tried to draw the Temple with their left hand."