The Wesley Study Bible
The Wesley Study Bible was first published February 1, 2009 by Abingdon Press. This initial release was a New Revised Standard Version edition of the Bible, without the Apocrypha books. In November 2012, the Wesley Study Bible was published in the Common English Bible translation (also without the Apocrypha.) The CEB edition included National Geographic maps, a concordance, and an updated layout.
The Wesley Study Bible has comprehensive notes on the text written by over 50 Biblical scholars along with life application notes written by over 50 pastors. The General Editors of the Bible are William H. Willimon, United Methodist bishop of Birmingham, Alabama and Joel N. Green, professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary. The notes draw extensively on Wesleyan theology and specifically on the works of John Wesley, especially his Notes and his sermons. Wesleyan theological terms are easily explained. There are 19 pages of color maps in the back of the 1,616 page Bible. (The CEB edition is 1728 pages.)
Those who worked on the Bible were drawn from eleven churches based in North America with Wesleyan roots. They are The United Methodist Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Church of the Nazarene, Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), Free Methodist Church of North America, The Salvation Army, Wesleyan Church and the United Church of Canada.
A previous study Bible, now out of print, was the Wesleyan Study Bible published by Thomas Nelson, and using the New King James Version. The only connection between these Bibles is the similarity of name.
- The CEB Wesley Study Bible (ISBN 9781609261108)
- The NRSV Wesley Study Bible (ISBN 9780687645039)
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