Have wanted this Bible for quite some time, finally was able to get one,and I am Very impressed the Study Notes are great, the references are very good too.Overall this is just as Described a whole library at your fingertips. I have many study Bibles Different versions, this is my third ESV study bible and it is by far the Best one,I teach Sunday School and Weekly Bible study and this Bible will enhance my studies for sure. Just received it today 05/18/2016 and from just spending a ccouple of hours llooking through iit I have gleaned insights that I had not realized before ,As I said I'm Very I am very impressed with it. Its welll put together Sewn not Glued, it should last a long time, If someone is second guessing this Bible, Take the plunge and realize how much you can get from it, It's focus is on the Glory of the LORD . throughout, plenty of insight and explanation of the Scriptures. Again I Say Thank you for tthis Bible at such a Great Price.I Love Gods Word and rely on it Daily, Bible study just got more interesting. Thanks Again. .....Paul told Timothy to study to show himself knowledgeable of the scriptures, this Bible is an excellent choice for that purpose, Remember the Holy Spirit Is the guide. ......
I am always impressed with the accuracy that Christianbook describes the product, and it's exactly as described! Although I do believe I've seen a few ships anchors that probably weigh less, if you have limited funding for bible reference materials, this is an all in one library with internet access that comes with the purchase! Got this for a sale price and really believe it's the best bible value I've found.
I'm very happy with the purchase of this new study bible. It's a wonderful resource, filled with great information, maps, and it's readability is just what I wanted. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested in a deeper study of scripture.
I was given this bible several years ago. I found this ESV Study Bible to be very helpful. The notes help explain some of those verses that sometimes I just don't seem to understand. It also gives great background information and insight to explain that time period. I recently bought two of these ESV Study Bibles for my daughters. Now that they are older and studying Gods word I wanted them to have their own. I will recommend it to everyone. :)
As a seminary student, I have been pressed into biblical learning from many facets. This bible is sound in delivering more than basic information about scripture. The bible book backgrounds are up to date and descriptions summarize what I've read in many commentaries. The study notes offer valuable insight quickly reading the bible text. I have used this book to get a good summary of the book, passage and text that I am studying before digging deeper for research purposes. I enjoy the theological end matter, as it once again gives a good brief overview of systematic theology. Material in this book tends toward the reformed perspective, which if you are not in agreement, you can take it with a grain of salt and move forward with the truth of interpretation that is with it. It is a thick book and I appreciate the way it lays open and is easy to read. The binding seems durable yet flexible. I've owned and read multiple study bibles and this is the best one by far for general (least biased toward a theological perspective) systematic study of scripture.