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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 literary 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
- Online access to the ESV Literary Study Bible available
|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Publication Date: 2007
Text Layout: Double Column
Text Color: Black Letter
ESV Bible, No Cross-References, eBookCrossway / 2002 / ePub$9.59 Retail:
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A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the BibleLeland RykenCrossway / 2014 / Trade Paperback$5.99 Retail:
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Combining thousands of insightful notes with the complete ESV Bible text, the ESV Literary Study Bible helps readers understand God's Word more fully, in all its richness and beauty. It highlights the Bible's story lines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, making the Bible come alive with greater clarity and impact. This one-of-a-kind study Bible is an indispensable tool for devotional reading and in-depth study.
- Size: 6" x 9"
- 8.5-point type
- 1,952 pages
- Black letter text
- Single-column format so it reads like a book
- A general introduction to the Bible as a book and to its literary features
- Introductions to each book of the Bible and literary commentary on individual units within each book
Bet5 Stars Out Of 5Happily Astounded!December 13, 2016BetQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought this Bible a while ago as an ESV translation. I was rewarded with a lot more.
It's a pretty Bible, with a pleasing layout, set up in regular book form which I find makes reading easier, without the breaks in the text commonly found in two column Bibles. It's comfortable to hold and read.
What sets it apart is it's POV (point of view) as a teaching tool.
I have other study Bibles, and I certainly read them, but I especially value using this Bible when beginning to read a book or chapter, getting a literary overview, and then going back to study.
I often felt I was missing out when not taking in the whole of a section before I tried to understand it in more detail, and the introductions and commentaries in this Bible set you up to appreciate what you are about to read in a unique way.
People who are interested in the writing and reading process, and who like to see how authors approach readers to make their points, will get a lot out of this Bible.
Each author in the Bible had his own way of presenting the Word, using different stylistic techniques. This Bible's instruction makes us aware of the writing process of the ancient writers, and enriches the way we can read and assimilate the text.
Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Very nice, well bound ESV Bible.October 26, 2016Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have seen several poor reviews on this Bible. I would recommend that you check it out for yourself. I personally find the gold hewed pages, with the black print to be a pleasure to read. I wear bifocals and without them I can't read anything unless the print is very large. This Bible is very easy for me to read with my glasses. The sale price cbd has put on this Bible is one you should take advantage of before they are gone.
may THE LORD bless your study of HIS wonderful WORD.
Pamela4 Stars Out Of 5ESV BibleOctober 5, 2016PamelaQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Like thie quality and size. My only complaint is that the verse numbers are so small that they are difficult to read, even with reading glasses.
OdeliaAge: 45-54Gender: Female2 Stars Out Of 5updated reviewOctober 2, 2016OdeliaAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1I love the ESV translation Bible...and I have TRIED sticking with it, but I cannot. what were they thinking with the small print and YELLOW pages. Too hard on my eyes, for someone with astigmatism and Trifocals. This was a gift, but I will be searching for a better ESV copy.
Tennessee bear man5 Stars Out Of 5I love this bibleSeptember 13, 2016Tennessee bear manQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I think the literary notes are the best I have ever read. It helps you understand what the writer is doing . It has very good definitions in the glossary for what the literature means and how the author of each book is using literary methods to communicate Gods word. If people used this literacy method there would be less exaggerations and distortions of meaning of passages. I look forward to reading them every day.
Q: I downloaded a Bible. How do I axccess a specific book,John for example, without scrolling thru the whole Bible?
Accessing specific books will depend on the type of reader you have. In the CBD reader, you can simply scroll down the table-of-contents on the left-hand side of the page and choose the book you want.