ESV Study Bible (Personal Size) (TruTone, Olive, Celtic Cross Design)

ESV Study Bible (Personal Size) (TruTone, Olive, Celtic Cross Design)
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"The scope and theological faithfulness of the ESV Study Bible study notes is breathtaking. Oh how precious is the written Word of God." - John Piper

The ESV Study Bible, Personal Size compresses nearly all the features of the award-winning ESV Study Bible into a smaller size for easier carrying. This Personal Size edition retains all of the original’s 25,000 study notes, 240 full-color maps and illustrations, charts, timelines, and introductions—more than 2 million words of Bible text, insightful explanation, teaching, and reference material. To conserve space, some of the extensive articles have been removed from this more compact edition and moved online for free access. Enjoy the comprehensive resources of the internationally best-selling ESV Study Bible, now in a convenient and portable smaller size!

    Primary Features
  • Text: 7.7pt; Notes: 6.3 pt
  • 2,560 pages—equivalent to a 20-volume Bible resource library all in one volume.
  • 1.1 million words—written by 93 leading evangelical scholars and teachers.
  • 19,500 notes—focusing especially on understanding the Bible text and providing answers to frequently raised issues.
  • Articles— on the Bible's authority, reliability, and interpretation; on biblical archaeology, theology, worship, prayer, and personal application.
  • Over 200 full-color maps—created with the latest digital technology, satellite images, and archaeological research; printed in full color, throughout the Bible.
  • 200-plus charts—offering key insights and in-depth analysis in clear, concise outline form; located throughout the Bible.
  • 80,000 cross-references—to encourage easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes.
  • More than 40 new full-color illustrations—including historically accurate reconstructions of the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, Solomon's temple, Herod's temple, the city of Jerusalem in Jesus' time and throughout the history of Israel, and many more.
  • Black letter text
  • 5.5" x 8.4"
  • Printed on finest quality European Bible paper
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Lifetime guarantee on all leather and TruTone® editions
  • Free access to the ESV Online Study Bible with purchase of any print edition
  • Online Study Bible access included with purchase
  • Not thumb-indexed

Published February 2011

Every ESV Study Bible includes access to the ESV Study Bible Online Version. The online version includes all the notes, maps, charts, and illustrations from the printed version, and is fully searchable. Special features include the ability to save your own marginal notes and highlight text in five colors! You unique access code and instructions for logging in to the ESV Study Bible Online will be on the back of the insert that comes with your Bible.




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View extensive sample pages from eight books of the Bible, and read the collection of essays on "Reading the Bible" from the back of ESV Study Bible.

Video Introduction to the ESV Study Bible


Five minute video featuring Tullian Tchividjian. Click image above to view (will take you to YouTube).

Sample Illustration


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Example of the over 40 all-new illustrations that were developed exclusively for the ESV Study Bible. Created by the world's leading biblical archaeologists in partnership with a renowned architectural illustration firm, these drawings set a new standard for accuracy and beauty.

Book Details

2,560 Pages
Publisher: Crossway/Good News Publishers
Publication Date: February 2011
ISBN 10: 1433524708
ISBN 13: 9781433524707

"The ESV is a dream come true for me. The rightful heir to a great line of historic translations, it provides the continuity and modern accuracy I longed for. Now the scope and theological faithfulness of the ESV Study Bible study notes is breathtaking. Oh how precious is the written Word of God."
John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church

"The ESV Study Bible is accessible, comprehensive, theologically sound, beautifully and helpfully formatted, chock full of maps, charts, well-chosen cross-references, and illustrations. I'm confident that it will be an instant and reliable help to growing Christians; high school, college, and seminary students; busy pastors; and Bible teachers. In short, the ESV Study Bible is an edifying, state-of-the-art resource that I highly recommend and will use with joy!"
- Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS; President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

"I believe the ESV Study Bible is the world's best complete single-volume resource for reading, studying, and teaching the Bible. Produced by a team of leading evangelical scholars, the ESV Study Bible provides a wealth of theological, historical, grammatical, and archaeological information in the articles, book introductions, and verse-by-verse notes. Exceptional attention has also been given to producing new maps, charts, and visual illustrations of places in the Bible. The visual impact is stunning—with beautiful images that will draw readers back to the study Bible again and again, giving them a deeper understanding of the sites and settings of the Bible."
- Philip Ryken, Senior Pastor, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

"The ESV Study Bible is unparalleled in quality. Like the ESV text itself, the Study Bible notes, articles, and graphics set the standard for the 21st century."
- R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, IL

"The ESV Study Bible is a tour de force: innovative production, beautiful graphics, and notes by outstanding scholars packed with useful information."
- Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

"I am thrilled with the ESV Study Bible, especially for what it will mean to many who have only recently discovered the life-giving power of God's Word. If you are looking for an in-depth understanding of God's Word, pick up the ESV Study Bible. It's perfect for this new generation of Bible readers who are eager to learn."
- David Helm, Senior Pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Chicago, IL

"The ESV Study Bible provides an extraordinary collection of study tools and rich theological insights. It is a providential gift of our Lord that will impact not only this generation but generations to come. I cannot overstate its value for individual believers, the church, and Christian leaders."
- Dr. Harry L. Reeder III, Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL; author of The Leadership Dynamic

"Created by Bible-believing scholars with great wisdom, vast knowledge, and deep faith; who vigorously apply mind and heart to what God's Word says; based on one of the most beautiful Bible translations ever—the ESV Study Bible is extraordinary. What a great gift to the church! What a great tool for preachers! What a great resource to God's people!"
- Bryan Chapell, President, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO

"The ESV Study Bible is the most important resource that has been given to the emerging generation of Bible students and teachers. The ESV Study Bible is the best. Period."
Mark Driscoll, Preaching Pastor, Mars Hill Church; President of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network

"The definitive clarity and beauty of the ESV Study Bible is extraordinary. In a world where words are distorted to mean anything, it is wonderful to have complete confidence in the reliability and truth of the Bible—so clearly and persuasively demonstrated by this world-class team of Bible scholars and teachers. For everyone who wants to understand God's word in a deeper way, the ESV Study Bible is an outstanding resource. I will be an avid user!"
Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder of the JAF International Disability Center

"The ESV Study Bible is the finest study tool I have seen in fifty years of Bible teaching. The notes, articles, maps, and illustrations are all of the highest quality. It is a great achievement!"
Jerry Bridges, speaker, bestselling author of The Pursuit of Holiness

"Outstanding! The ESV Study Bible is a treasure—a beautiful volume, filled with a wealth of resources. It will be just as useful for the seminarian and long-time pastor as it will be accessible to the brand-new Christian."
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Like the ESV itself, this Study Bible sets a new standard in excellence. The craftsmanship invested in every page—from the insightful articles and informative notes to the crisp design and gorgeous illustrations—makes it an invaluable tool for students of God's Word. As a pastor it's my goal to get one into the hands of every member of my church."
Joshua Harris, Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church

"Wow! Concise, lucid, enlightening—the ESV Study Bible is an amazing resource. With its textual fidelity, doctrinal substance, and artistic beauty, the ESV Study Bible will be an immense help to all who hunger for God-breathed Scripture. I wholeheartedly recommend this exceptional resource."
Randy Alcorn, bestselling author of Heaven and Money, Possessions, and Eternity

"The ESV Study Bible is an invaluable and inexhaustible resource—for those who already know and treasure God's Word, as well as for the new generation of Bible students who have yet to discover the wonder and wealth of Scripture. I especially love the way the notes and articles highlight the great redemptive story and 'connect the dots' between the various portions and themes of Scripture. Full of rich insight, scholarly yet accessible—I am deeply grateful for this magnificent work."
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, host of Revive Our Hearts Radio

"I can't imagine a greater gift to the body of Christ than the ESV Study Bible. It is a potent combination indeed: the reliability and readability of the ESV translation, supplemented by the best of modern and faithful scholarship, packaged in an accessible and attractive format. A Christian could make no wiser investment for himself, a pastor could recommend no better resource for his congregation."
C. J. Mahaney, President, Sovereign Grace Ministries

"I was privileged to act as General Editor of the English Standard Version, and now that I look back on what we did in producing that version, I find myself suspecting very strongly that this was the most important thing that I have ever done for the Kingdom, and that the product of our labors is perhaps the biggest milestone in Bible translation in certainly the last half century at least, and perhaps more. And now, as Theological Editor of the ESV Study Bible, I believe that the work we have done together on this project has set an altogether new standard in study Bibles."
J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College (Vancouver, Canada)