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Esv Study Bible
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2013
I am a student at a reformed Seminary and this Bible has become indispensable for me. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a reformed study bible.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2013
I will never regret buying this product. From a monetary perspective, Amazon was selling it for the cheapest price, which I was happy for (Indigo selling it for 54.99 + tax). I've been Christian all my life and before purchasing this bible, i never had a desire to study the Bible. This was for more than one reason, but one of the main reasons was that i could never connect with what i was reading. This Bible pulls a reader in from the first article, and it changes from reading a historic and God-inspired book to almost like.... a diary written to you from God and other believers before you. It gives you enough background to understand the environment and culture, as well as explains EVERYTHING you might have a question about in the extensive footnotes. I left every passage of scripture with understanding. IF you're serious about studying and understanding the Bible....GET THIS BIBLE.
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on April 26, 2012
LOVE this bible! Worth every penny!

It has introduction to every book so it sets you up with the background information needed to appreciate the story within its rightful context. It also introduces a lot of cultural issues at the time as well as some theological introductions.

The best part is that once you buy the bible, you can sign up for online ESV bible. So the bible itself is huge, but you can just carry a portable device with you, such as iPhone, iPad, Playbook, etc., and log online and every resource will be on there. That being said, I'd suggest you go for the "big" version and not the smaller "personal" version, as it lacks a few articles the big version has.

Strongly recommend this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2013
You can do a pretty good study without needing supplementary material. The maps are gorgeous and with rich historical content. I totally recommend it for anyone who wants to learn scripture at a deeper level :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2012
Tons of notes while you read the Bible. Gives you knowledge of the context, author, audience, and all sorts of little bits of information about the content of the passages. Great resource!
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on August 10, 2014
I really enjoy the readability of the ESV. As a study bible, it is one I refer to often. It is the best study bible I own. The reference works contained within the ESV study bible is very helpful with plenty of scholarly information that so far I have found to be free of religious or doctrinal bias. Navigation of cross references, notes and charts are done with ease and can be accessed from the scripture you are reading. The ESV study bible is great to have in your library.
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on June 19, 2009
With all the features of the "desk reference" ESV Bible the leather edition is beautifully bound, and would make an excellent gift for that very special person, for a birthday, graduation, or special thank you.

In my opinion the ESV ranks up there with the Thompson Chain Reference, but has the advantages of one-hundred years of scholarship. Scholarship with a heart and not just a mind.

Anyone who receives this item will be a proud owner, for many years to come.
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on August 12, 2010
I chose this study Bible because the text is of the English Standard Version, an essentially literal word-for-word type translation.

There are study notes at the beginning of each book of the Bible as well as for individual passages and verses. The notes themselves are of a theologically conservative Evangelical perspective. There is a concordance at the back of the Bible.

The text of the Bible is printed in a font that is very readable.
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on November 20, 2010
i am a youth leader and a sunday school teacher. i wanted a bible to prepare for those and just for my personal use, so i wanted a study bible. i had a different study bible before and i found that the notes in that bible were pretty useless. so i decided to buy an esv study bible and i love it. the notes actually answer my questions and give so much great insight. i would recommend it to anybody who wants to go deeper into God's word.
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on January 21, 2014
Bought this and the HSBC Study Bible about the same time. I read the HSBC far more because I like the translation. See my review of that. However the study portions of this are quite good. They actually complement each other quite nicely. The layout and printing is good. ESV as a translation is satisfying but its the freshness of the HSBC that has me hooked right now after years of RSV and NIV (and NRSV).
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