ESV Study Bible

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ESV Study Bible
CountryUnited States
GenreChristian literature
PublisherCrossway Bibles; 1ST edition (October 15, 2008)
Publication date

The ESV Study Bible is a study Bible published by Crossway Bibles of Wheaton, Illinois, a division of Good News Publishers. It combines evangelical commentary with the English Standard Version text.


Commercial reception[edit]

The ESV Study Bible was first published in October 2008, supported by a $1 million advertising campaign.[1] Its first run of 100,000 copies sold out before the copies had finished being printed. Within the first six months of availability, 300,000 copies had been printed in total.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

When it was first published, the ESV Study Bible was well-received, receiving endorsements from many prominent evangelical pastors and theologians.[2] Andy Naselli, writing in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society wrote, "No other study Bible matches the ESVSB in quantity or quality."[2]


In 2009, it garnered the ECPA Christian Book Award for Book of the Year, the first time a study Bible achieved this distinction.[3][4] It also was named WORLD magazine's Book of the Year in 2009.[5]


  1. ^ Nelson, Marcia Z. (13 October 2008). "Bibles: The Investment That Yields". Publishers Weekly. 255 (41).
  2. ^ a b c Naselli, Andrew David (June 2009). "The ESV Study Bible". Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 52 (2): 357–359.
  3. ^ "ECPA Christian Book of the Year".
  4. ^ Kimball, Josh (March 20, 2009). "Study Bible Wins 'Christian Book of the Year' Award". Christian Post.
  5. ^ "Book of the Year: It is based on the best-selling book of all time, but WORLD's 2009 winner takes Bible study to new levels". Retrieved 2011-07-02.

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