3 thoughts on “ESV Study Bible Sells Out | Liveblog | Christianity Today

  1. David says:

    This is very sad news. The ESV study bible is way over the top when it comes to being overtly Calvinistic. It does not even try to be balanced on topics where there is honest disagreement against their bias.

    God help us!

  2. David McKay says:

    David, Tim Challies sees this quite differently. See http://www.challies.com/archives/book-reviews/the-esv-study-bible—a-review.php
    He points out that the ESV Study Bible is less dogmatic than the ESV Reformation Study Bible, for example.

    Having read through the whole of the NIV Archaeological Study Bible and the ESV Reformation Study Bible [both of which are well worth reading through], I’m now reading through the ESV Study Bible, but have a looong way to go yet. But I have read about 15% of the articles.

    This new study Bible is a wonderful resource, I think. The maps are fantastic: I can understand them. Sometimes I find maps so cluttered I can’t see the point of them.

    It is meant to be a commentary on the ESV Bible itself and performs this task very well.

    I think it is deservedly popular. I hope people who purchase it will take the time to read it through. If they do, they will come away with a much better understanding of the Bible, though I would wish that people would firstly read the Bible itself, without notes, before reading a study Bible, because I think we can learn more of what God wants us to know by reading the Bible itself than by reading any commentary on it, valuable as they are.

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