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Would you recommend the ESV Study Bible

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by yogosans14, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. yogosans14

    yogosans14 Newbie

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    And where can I get one in-store for around 50$ I woild prefer leather edition :) thanks
     
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    rileym022 Newbie

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    I think it is nice but I prefer NIV. I have noticed a few differences in ESV and it just confuses me but the ESV study Bible is a required book in a lot of my classes. I got mine through my college book store but you could find it online at amazon probably and barnes and noble
     
  3. yogosans14

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    Yeah but im on a budget and NIV is like 60-70$
     
  4. High Fidelity

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    It's a great bible, yes.

    You'll struggle to get real leather for $50. Here is an imitation leather one.

    Hardback copy.

    I have the latter and it's great.

    All ESV's by Crossway publishers will be the same by the way, just depends on the binding you want.
     
  5. yogosans14

    yogosans14 Newbie

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    The problem with the hardback one is that its to big for me to try and carry around
     
  6. High Fidelity

    High Fidelity Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The leather ones are big as well. I looked into getting a leather one but didn't trust the binding with such a huge book.

    I'd keep a study bible at home and a normal copy for travel, depending on whether or not the travel justifies taking your study bible or not.

    If you're going to a study group or on vacation, it's not so bad.
     
  7. yogosans14

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    Are the words of christ red?
     
  8. High Fidelity

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    No.
     
  9. yogosans14

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    How are the notes?
     
  10. yogosans14

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    I might look into the NLT life application
     
  11. High Fidelity

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    Very good. The Amazon page should have some pictures or PDF's of the content. If not I can take some.
     
  12. yogosans14

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    I decided to get the ESV student study bible :)

    I love it I got the leather edition
     
  13. High Fidelity

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    Nice! Keep us updated with how you get on with it. I think the ESV is definitely one of the best.
     
  14. yogosans14

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    Yeah and it came with a online code so I can use it on the computer to :)
     
  15. JCFantasy23

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    Glad you like it - love mine :) I have the brown tru-tone leather one. Well, perhaps it's not real leather, but close enough for me.
     
  16. Job8

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    I would not recommend the ESV Study Bible or any study Bible connected with modern versions beginning at 1881. They will definitely put you on the wrong track, being based on corrupted Hebrew and Greek texts.

    Every new version is touted as the best until another comes along. What does that tell you?
     
  17. Biblicist

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    As for the ESV, it does appear to have a greater focus toward the Trinity which can be evidenced by 1Cor 14:2 where it gives due credit to the Holy Spirit as being the source of tongues, where the more 'worldly' Bibles, such as with the KJV, improperly refer to the Holy Spirit as being some supposed human spirit.

    Thankfully the translators of the ESV have given precedence to the Holy Spirit over the old worldly view that 14:2 is talking about a supposed human spirit.
     
  18. BornAgainBrian

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    I don't hold to this KJVO stuff. IMO it's based on a faulty premise.

    I prefer the NASB study Bible, because when looking at study notes I prefer a word-for-word translation, or as close as possible without corrupting English grammar.

    I have an ESV journaling Bible I use for personal devotions and to take notes during sermons.
     
  19. mikedsjr

    mikedsjr Master Newbie

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    Yogosans, glad you got the ESV Study Bible. I like the way it stays away from giving you applications and tries to explain the Scriptures.

    I like the NET Study Bible too. This one gives you most of the reasons why Scripture was interpreted the way they did from the manuscripts
     
  20. Audacious

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    I heard such great reviews about the ESV Study Bible that I went out and bought it as soon as I decided I needed a study bible; honestly, I regret this choice, because it's... well, crazy.

    In Exodus, it claims that a lack of evidence isn't remotely telling and that Exodus is still literally true anyway; in its forward, the author of said forward claims that the enlightenment and the Renaissance were bad things (this is one of the stupidest things a person can possibly say.). It's got a lot of great maps, but doesn't pay much attention to the historicity of Biblical texts or evidence for such, preferring tradition over the analysis of hard facts and relevant extrabiblical data.

    So no, I'm not really a fan of it, and I mostly keep it around so that I have a Bible to reference when discussing the Bible with the crazy conservative people in my area (emphasis on 'crazy'; non-crazy Christian conservatives don't think stuff like that the NIV is evil because it doesn't say enough bad things about abortion, basically.).
     
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