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The ESV Literary Study Bible highlights the literary features of each book of the Bible and to each section within each book. This emphasis on the Bible's story lines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, makes the Bible come alive with greater clarity and impact.
With thousands of insightful notes it helps you understand God's Word more fully—in all its richness and beauty. This one-of-a-kind study Bible is an indispensable tool for the classroom, private devotional reading, and for use in group Bible studies.
- Introductions to each Bible book
- Introduction to 12 litereary features of the Bible
- Extensive notes by a literary expert and a Bible expositor
- Tips for reading and analyzing each passage
- Glossary of literary terms
- One-year Bible reading plan
- 8.5-point text size
- 9.25" x 6.25" x 1.75"
- Online access to the ESV Literary Study Bible available
Number of Pages: 2016
Vendor: Good News Publishers
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.75 X 6.5 X 1.75 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
|Text Layout: Single Column|
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
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Combining thousands of insightful notes with the complete ESV Bible text, the Literary Study Bible helps readers understand God's Word more fully, in all its richness and beauty.
Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly 50 years. He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.
Philip Graham Ryken (PhD, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College and previously served as senior minister at Philadelphias historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written or edited over 40 books, including the popular title Loving the Way Jesus Loves, and has lectured and taught at universities and seminaries worldwide. Dr. Ryken and his wife, Lisa, live in Wheaton and have five children.
Alyce30909Age: 55-65Gender: Female2 Stars Out Of 5Not really liking this Bible.April 15, 2015Alyce30909Age: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 2The quality of the actual construction is very good. But I do not like the yellow pages! Ugh! What were they thinking? It distracts from the pleasure of reading the book. And there is really not much "literary" information in the Bible. So what did I pay for? Just a cheap copy of the ESV....with very little extra info or help. I am disappointed. Will most likely give this one to Salvation Army in the very near future. Save your money and buy something better! Not worth sending back since it was just $15.00. Give it to someone who needs a basic good version of the Bible.
Tennessee bear man5 Stars Out Of 5understand the text yourself with literary notesDecember 14, 2014Tennessee bear manQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5literary study bible. Brings the story of the bible helps you understand what bible literature is revealing. Hard to believe this has never been done before. When I read the literary notes before each section it allows me to follow and understand the text for myself, not someone else spoon feeding me their ideas. Higly recommend if you want to read and understand the bible for real life change by His Spirit
Brian ValentineAtlanta, GAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Outstanding BibleJune 1, 2014Brian ValentineAtlanta, GAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read this Bible every day. As someone who didn't pay much attention in English class through high school and college, this Study Bible is a real eye-opener! The short comments before each section of scripture describing the literary features are very helpful. They help me read the text as the author meant them to be read. Thank for this amazing, very helpful Bible.
Matthew BulfinchMansfield, OHAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A few minor defectsJanuary 20, 2014Matthew BulfinchMansfield, OHAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I recall one reviewer who said the book was basically falling apart. I don't have the problem, although one of the pages was cut incorrectly (a little extra paper was sticking out, it was easy to cut off with scissors). I didn't think I'd like the fact that there was only commentary at the beginning of the books of the Bible, but since I'm in an English 101 course, I'm actually finding it quite useful. I wouldn't use this for "hardcore" study, but it's a decent Bible overall. The study notes relay more to the literary features of the Bible (i.e. genre, archetypes, and the literary definition of "rhetoric"), NOT study notes per-se. If I've just confused, you, think if it this way: this Bible would be a great Bible for a literature class (or the English 101 class I'm in now)
marikay5 Stars Out Of 5April 2, 2013marikayQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love it I use it for bible study thank you for offering it