Crossway’s ESV Study Bible has been one of the most popular study Bibles on the market since it released in 2008. It’s easy to see why with its vast amount of features that include 20,000 notes and 50 articles. It’s basically a full library of Bible study materials. I’ve previously reviewed the regular edition. In this review I take a look at the personal size edition and note some of the differences between the two. The doctrinal position follows Reformed Theology. My review copy includes the 2011 edition of the ESV. Features 2011 ESV text Sewn binding TruTone Brown...Read More
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The Common Man’s Reference Bible is a popular study Bible among the KJV only crowd. It’s a wide margin reference edition in large print with an edge-lined lambskin cover with notes to support the KJV-O movement. I’m reviewing the 3rd edition. Binding The cover is smooth lamb-skin with a synthetic edge-lined liner. It has perimeter stitching and spine ridges. The leather is durable and flexible but it’s also soft and scratches easily. This is a sewn binding and it has no issues laying flat. The heavy tab in the edge-lining might need to break in though before the pages...Read More
Hendrickson has added lots of notes and study material to the newly updated text of the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) to create The Complete Jewish Study Bible. The translator states that “By clarifying the Jewish nature of both testaments this study Bible seeks to help both Jews and Christians understand better their common heritage.” BINDING This edition is the (somewhat reflective) hardcover. It measures 9 1/2″ x 6 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ and has a sewn binding. This Bible is also available in a dark blue imitation leather cover and a black genuine cowhide cover. It has two blue...Read More
The ESV Thompson Chain Reference Bible is available for pre-order at Chirstianbook.com. It’s available in soft cover, hard cover, and black and burgundy genuine leather. Prices range from $25 to $73. It’s scheduled for release September 30th, 2016. You can pre-order at Christianbook’s page: ESV Thompson Chain-Reference...Read More
The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is Zondervan’s replacement of one of my all-time favorite study Bibles – the Archaeological Study Bible. This one is much smaller, making it a standard size study Bible. It’s available in several covers. I’m reviewing the hard cover edition. Click here to buy from Amazon Binding This edition is hard cover with a dust jacket with marketing info. The hard cover itself is a textured red with gold lettering. It has a sewn binding. It seems to be constructed well. The overall size is 9.5 x 6.5 x 2.25. Paper The paper is...Read More
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