ESV Archaeology Study Bible (Hardcover)
“The goal of the study material is to steer clear of pop-archaeology and produce material thats reliable and trust-worthy. The notes are written by actual archaeologists who have academic training and many years experience that includes on-site digs. The notes are also relevant and accessible. This isnt just historical information thats interesting. Theyre useful for pastors and teachers to help their congregations to understand more about the Bible itself, and for seminarians in the study of apologetics.”– Randy Brown Bible Buying GuideSee All
The best way to sum up my excitement about the Archaeology Study Bible is that it has all the information I wish were in other study bibles. It has the answers to a lot of questions people at church have asked me. And it has a lot of pictures. And who doesn’t love pictures?”– Jamie Duguid, Former Staff, wtsbooks.com; PhD candidate, Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of America; Candidate for Ministry, PCASee All
The Archaeology Study Bible will help you think about Big Questions, like, “When did the Exodus happen?” or “What is the Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls?” The articles on these topics are up–to–date and balanced. But perhaps even more importantly, if you are reading or preaching on a passage, you can look in this study bible to get a sense of the original context of that passage: what did other ancient Near Eastern peoples think about the creation of the world? What was the city of Corinth like in the time of Paul?See All
That is where the ESV Archaeology Study Bible comes in. Top–notch evangelical scholars like Richard Hess and John Currid have sifted through all the data, and created an invaluable resource for understanding the biblical world.See All
“To understand the Bible, you need to know where it came from. This is one of the best things I am getting from my PhD studies of the Bible: knowing the cultural and historical background of biblical stories makes them stand out in 3D. But what if you don’t have time to go get a PhD, and leaf through dusty journals to find this information?See All
Randy Brown Bible Buying Guide
Former Staff, wtsbooks.com; PhD candidate, Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of America; Candidate for Ministry, PCA
The ESV Archaeology Study Bible roots the biblical text in its historical and cultural context, offering readers a framework for better understanding the people, places, and events recorded in Scripture. With editorial oversight from Dr. John Currid (PhD, University of Chicago) and Dr. David Chapman (PhD, University of Cambridge), as well as contributions from a team of field-trained archaeologists, the Archaeology Study Bible assembles a range of modern scholarship--pairing the biblical text with over 2,000 study notes, 400 full-color photographs, 200 maps and diagrams, 200 sidebars, 15 articles, and 4 timelines. These features bring life to the ancient texts, helping readers situate them in their historical context while recognizing the truth that the eternal God became flesh entered human history at a specific time and in a specific place.
- 6" x 9"
- 9-point type (Bible text)
- 8-point type (Study notes)
- 2,624 pages
- Double-column, paragraph format
- Cross references
- 2,000+ study notes
- 400+ full-color photographs
- 200+ maps and diagrams
- 200+ informational sidebars
- 15 articles like "The Bible and History," "Archaeology and Preaching," Major Biblical Finds," and "Daily Life in the New Testament Era"
- 4 timelines
- Black-letter text
- Presentation page
- Book introductions
- 4-color printing
- Smyth-sewn binding
About the ESV
The English Standard Version (ESV) is an "essentially literal" translation of the Bible in contemporary English. Created by a team of more than 100 leading evangelical scholars and pastors, the ESV Bible emphasizes "word-for-word" accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. Suited for personal reading, public worship, in-depth study, and Scripture memorization, the ESV is available in more than 200 print editions. Since its publication in 2001, the ESV Bible has gained wide acceptance and is used by church leaders, numerous denominations and organizations, and millions of individuals around the world.