I have been using reference works from John MacArthur for 25 years, and this study bible is among the finest I have used. I read in the Q&A that the ESV text used is not the 2011, but that is inaccurate. On the copyright page it does show to be the 2011 text. MacArthurs attention to detailed exposition is unmatched. And his new book on Christian Doctrine is an excellent companion tool to this bible.
The ESV translation committee has brought a true gem from Sheperd's Conference to neophyte messianic converts to modern Christendom this sword has mighty blows of content and historical context. The perfect gift for any level of christian ready for milk or meat. Johnny Mac is sure to be the go to choice for pursuing righteousness, justice and peace. Highly recommend you buy one and gift another, keep the gratitude flowing.
I love the MacArthur study Bible and it has become my everyday-everywhere main Bible. I use the NASB also but wanted an ESV since our church uses that translation and it is excellent in my opinion as well. Pastor MacArthur's theology is my theology exactly so his notes are notes I trust fully-especially regarding the rapture-his notes are spot on! I have been studying my Bible for years and it is still a passion of mine at 70+. It speaks to us today just as it did in years past. This Bible is great looking and very well made with a great print size. Extremely well-priced for such a great Bible - you will love it.
Regardless of how biblically scholastic you are (or not), you want to have this study bible. In addition to the accurate translation and tremendous cross references, it offers a thorough, clear and fascinating comprehension of the history of each canon book within.
Aesthetically, it is beautiful and well made. The font is very easy to read, even for those of us with weaker vision.