This bible fulfills the goals of its publishers and, because of the commentary drawn from the early Church Fathers, it would be a most edifying addition to a non-Orthodox collection. It is essential for English speaking Orthodox.
I just started reading the Orthodox Study bible and so far I find it to be a valuable source for bible study. The notes at the bottom of each page are very helpful in providing a deeper level of understanding. The information provided about Orthodox Christianity is also very informative, even to a person who has been raised in the Orthodox Christian tradition.
This is a well thought-out volume with excellent commentary and study notes. It is easy to read with clear, large type. The notes draw from Patristic sources which pre-suppose Faith rather than the skeptical "scholarship" that readers are usually subjected to. It also presents an excellent counter-balance to the Protestant/Evangelical viewpoint found in most other Bibles. The translation is very well done, and it is enriching to be able to use a translation based on the Septuagint. The icons are lovely. Reading this Bible is a truly prayerful experience.
This Study Bible fills in the space between the Jewish Study Bible and protestant versions. There is a wealth of information and the alternate OT text is welcome. This is only the second source of material I have found. Thank you for providing this link to our roots.