The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (Brown Imitation Leather Bound)

The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (Brown Imitation Leather Bound)
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Widely considered one of the best tools available for Bible study, this unique study Bible was first published in 1995 as The New Geneva Study Bible in the New King James Version (NKJV). It was renamed The Reformation Study Bible in 1998 and in March 2005 transitioned to the readable and accurate English Standard Version (ESV).

This foundational resource was created by more than fifty scholars and features thousands of in-depth study notes, 96 theological articles, 19 in-text maps, colored maps, and 12 charts to help you understand the Bible better. Also included in this edition are a presentation page and the updated ESV text. This is the study Bible for the next generation of reformers.

  • 96 articles on key doctrines of the Christian faith
  • 20,000 study notes
  • 80,000 center column cross-references
  • Introductions to the different sections of the bible
  • Introductions to the seven groups of biblical books
  • Charts and color maps
  • Yearly Bible reading plan
  • Concordance
  • Black letter text
  • 10.25 point text and 8 point study notes
  • Measures 9 ¼ in. x 6 ¾ in.

1948 Pages
Published 2008 (includes maps)

About the Notes Editor

R. C. Sproul (Drs., Free University of Amsterdam) is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries, and host of the national daily radio program Renewing Your Mind. He has written more than fifty books, including The Holiness of God and The Invisible Hand.

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Reformation Study Bible

English Standard Version

Edited by R. C. Sproul

About the ESV

The ESV Bible® (English Standard Version)® is an “essentially literal” translation of the Bible in contemporary English. The ESV Bible emphasizes “word-for-word” accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. The ESV is ideally suited for personal reading, for public worship, for in-depth study, and for Scripture memorization. The ESV Bible is available in more than 200 print editions, and it is free online anytime everywhere in the world. Find out more →

Book Details

Bible Type: Study
Bible Size: Large
Text Size: Medium (9-10 font)
Words of Christ: Black
Layout: Double-column
Additional Features: 1948 Pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: February 2010
ISBN 13: 9781596382411

"The ESV has quickly established itself as a reliable and readable version of Holy Scripture rooted as it is in the historic tradition of English translations. But it is one thing to own a new Bible translation, another thing to read it with understanding. That is why the announcement of the marriage of the ESV to study notes which have been helpful to Bible readers for a decade now should be widely welcomed. This new study Bible will, I hope, do for the 21st century church what The Geneva Bible of 1560 (with its study notes) did for evangelical Christianity in the 16th and 17th centuries - encourage us to "read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest" God's Word with fresh enthusiasm and understanding, deepening our love for its Author, and motivating us to "glorify God and to enjoy him forever."
- Sinclair B. Ferguson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

"I recommend The Reformation Study Bible for its combination of an accurate translation and high quality study notes."
- Vern S. Poythress, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

"I would like every English-speaking Christian to own and use The Reformation Study Bible. First because it is a Bible, God's Word to mankind-and the English Standard Version is the translation I pray will become the church's standard for the next fifty years. Second, because it is a study Bible-and the God-centered scholars who wrote the notes are reverent and rigorously faithful to the facts of faith and history. Third, it is a reformation study Bible-and the whole counsel of God's sovereign grace is affirmed and illumined. Study notes are not infallible, only the Bible is. But I know of no study Bible that comes closer to the truth than this one."
- John Piper, Preaching Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis

"The Reformation Study Bible is a milestone in evangelical publishing. This magnificent resource offers insightful commentary, study notes, and background material on every book of the Bible, written by some of the most faithful and insightful evangelical scholars of our times. The notes combine theological clarity with genuine scholarship and practical application. This is a serious study Bible for serious students, and it belongs in every Christian's library."
- Al Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"The Reformation Study Bible combines an elegant, essentially-literal rendering of the Scriptures with an outstanding body of commentary and study material in a one-volume treasure trove for Christians looking for a truly helpful aid to serious Bible study. If you are looking for a study Bible with notes that reflect a high view of Scripture, God and grace, united with a faithful and readable translation of God's Word, then look no further. You've found it."
- J. Ligon Duncan, III, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Miss.

"The Reformation Study Bible is the perfect combination. The notes produced by Dr. R. C. Sproul and others provide the most reliable and helpful commentary in print today, while the text of the English Standard Version is the most accurate and literary translation of the Bible available in English. This is the gold standard for study Bibles, and I will be commending it to my congregation and other serious students of the Scriptures."
- Philip Graham Ryken, Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

"Why another study Bible? Because this one concentrates on explaining the Bible and its own central message rather than making it an echo of our own interests. This is not a faddish study Bible. It will be around for a while, perhaps generations. That is because the great truths that it highlights are always waiting there to be mined again and again by a new generation. This will be our family's Bible and the one that I use in my preaching and teaching."
- Michael S. Horton, Professor of theology and apologetics, Westminister Seminary California

"I appreciate the sensitivity to both doctrinal and pastoral issues that characterizes the notes of this study Bible. I know of no higher endorsement to give than to say that I rarely preach without first reading the study notes."
- Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.

"I received an ESV Bible as a speaker's gift at a Ligonier conference a few years ago. I have since used it in my personal study and preparations, and on occasion I have used it for preaching. Although I'm not a specialist in this field, I have found the ESV translation to be very clear and readable. The idea of combining the ESV translation with the footnotes and articles of The Reformation Study Bible is a win-win proposition. Dr. Sproul has been instrumental in exposing a wide-range of Evangelicals to the beauty of Reformational theology and The Reformation Study Bible will be another step in that direction. I pray that God will use this effort for the edifying of his people."
- Kenneth Jones, Pastor Greater Union Baptist Church, Compton, Calif.

"The Reformation Study Bible helps the reader explore the awesome sovereignty of God -- it's a wonderful guide for anyone who desires to understand the great, historical doctrines of the church embedded in God's Word."
- Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, Joni and Friends