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- Look on our website for the ESV Bible - a must have companion for the Study Bible20,000 notes—focusing especially on understanding the Bible text and providing answers to frequently raised issues.Over 50 articles—including articles on the Bible’s authority and reliability; on biblical archeology, theology, ethics, and personal application.200-plus charts—offering key insights and in-depth analysis in clear, concise outline form; located throughout the Bible.Over 200 full-color maps—created with the latest digital technology, satellite images, and archaeological research; printed in full color throughout the Bible.80,000 cross-references—to encourage easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes.Named Christian Book of the Year and Bible of the Year by ECPALook on our website for the ESV Bible - a must have companion for the notesNamed by World Magazine as book of the year 2009Named one of the Best 100 Christian Books Ever Written by Frank Viola
The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way—to understand the timeless truth of God’s Word as a powerful, compelling, life-changing reality. To accomplish this, the ESV Study Bible combines the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV Bible text. The result is the most comprehensive study Bible ever published—with 2,752 pages of extensive, accessible Bible resources.Created by an outstanding team of 95 evangelical Christian scholars and teachers, the ESV Study Bible presents completely new study notes, maps, illustrations, charts, timelines, articles, and introductions. Altogether the ESV Study Bible comprises 2 million words of Bible text, insightful explanation, teaching, and reference material—equivalent to a 20-volume Bible resource library all contained in one volume.Primary Features2 million words of Bible text and insightful teaching in 2,752 pages.20,000 notes—focusing especially on understanding the Bible text and providing answers to frequently raised issues.Over 50 articles—including articles on the Bible’s authority and reliability; on biblical archaeology, theology, ethics, and personal application.200-plus charts—offering key insights and in-depth analysis in clear, concise outline form; located throughout the Bible.Over 200 full-color maps—created with the latest digital technology, satellite images, and archaeological research; printed in full color throughout the Bible.80,000 cross-references—to encourage easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes.40 all-new illustrations—including full-color renderings and architectural diagrams 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.Goal and VisionThe goal and vision of the ESV Study Bible is, first and foremost, to honor the Lord—in terms of the excellence, beauty, and accuracy of its content and design; and in terms of helping people come to a deeper understanding of the Bible, of the Gospel, and of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Crossway is a not-for-profit publishing ministry and all receipts from the ESV Study Bible go directly toward the support of this ministry goal around the world.Editorial Oversight TeamThe following people comprise the Editorial Oversight Committee, which developed the concept, selected the 95 contributors, and provided general oversight and final approval of the content and design of the ESV Study Bible.Executive EditorLane T. DennisPh.D., Northwestern UniversityChair of the ESV Translation Oversight Committee, President, Crossway Books and BiblesGeneral EditorWayne GrudemPh.D., University of CambridgeResearch Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix SeminaryTheological EditorJ. I. PackerD. Phil., University of OxfordProfessor of Theology, Regent College (Vancouver, Canada)Old Testament EditorC. John CollinsPh.D., University of LiverpoolProfessor and Chair of the Old Testament Department, Covenant Theological SeminaryNew Testament EditorThomas R. SchreinerPh.D., Fuller Theological SeminaryJames Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryProject Director, Managing EditorJustin TaylorB.A., University of Northern IowaAssociate Publisher, Crossway Books and BiblesStudy Note ContributorsThe following people were responsible for writing the ESV Study Bible notes for the book or books of the Bible indicated after their names. In many cases more than one person contributed to the writing of the notes for specific books, and the notes for each of the books involved many levels of review and editing. The final notes as they appear in the ESV Study Bible, therefore, are the result of a collaborative effort of many people. The Publisher and the Editorial Oversight Committee wish to express their enormous appreciation to all of the Study Note Contributors for their tremendous contribution to the creation of the ESV Study Bible.T. Desmond Alexander – GenesisPh.D., The Queen’s University of BelfastDirector for Christian Training, Union Theological College (Belfast, Northern Ireland)Clinton Arnold – Colossians, PhilemonPh.D., University of AberdeenProfessor of New Testament Language and Literature; Chair of the New Testament Department, Talbot School of Theology, Biola UniversityBrian Aucker – Joel, Micah, HaggaiPh.D., University of EdinburghAssistant Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological SeminaryDavid Baker – ZephaniahPh.D., University of LondonProfessor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Ashland Theological SeminaryPaul Barker – DeuteronomyPh.D., University of GloucestershireVicar, Holy Trinity Doncaster; Visiting Lecturer in Old Testament, Ridley College, MelbourneS. M. Baugh – EphesiansPh.D., University of California, IrvineProfessor of New Testament, Westminster Seminary CaliforniaHans Bayer – MarkPh.D., University of AberdeenAssociate Professor of New Testament Studies, Covenant Theological SeminaryRonald Bergey – RuthPh.D., Dropsie UniversityProfesseur d’Hébreu et d’Ancient Testament, Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée (France)David W. Chapman – HebrewsPh.D., University of CambridgeAssociate Professor of New Testament and Biblical Archaeology, Covenant Theological SeminaryC. John Collins – Psalms, Song of SolomonPh.D., University of LiverpoolProfessor and Chair of Old Testament Department, Covenant Theological SeminaryJohn Currid – LeviticusPh.D., University of ChicagoCarl W. McMurray Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte, NC)Iain Duguid – Daniel, ZechariahPh.D., University of CambridgeProfessor of Religion, Grove City CollegeMark Futato – JonahPh.D., The Catholic University of AmericaRobert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament; Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando, FL)Simon Gathercole – GalatiansPh.D., University of DurhamLecturer in New Testament, University of CambridgeDuane A. Garrett – ProverbsPh.D., Baylor UniversityJohn R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryWayne Grudem – LukePh.D., University of CambridgeResearch Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix SeminaryScott Hafemann – 2 CorinthiansD.Theol., Eberhard-Karls-Universitat TubingenMary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological SeminaryKenneth Laing Harris – Exodus, Job, ProverbsPh.D., University of LiverpoolVisiting Instructor in Old Testament, Covenant Theological SeminaryPaul House – Jeremiah, LamentationsPh.D., The Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryProfessor of Divinity; Associate Dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford UniversityDavid M. Howard Jr. – JudgesPh.D., The University of MichiganProfessor of Old Testament, Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, MN)Gordon Hugenberger – MalachiPh.D., C.N.A.A., College of Sts. Paul & Mary, The Oxford Centre for Post-Graduate Hebrew StudySenior Minister, Park Street Church (Boston, MA); Ranked Adjunct Professor of Old T
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