As we continue profiling the Study Bibles from this month’s sale, today we will take an at-a-glance look at the ESV Study Bible.

ESV Study Bible

Title: ESV Study Bible

Area of Focus: General Study

Contributors: A team of over 95 evangelical Christian scholars and teachers.

Description: The ESV Study Bible quickly became an instant favorite among evangelical Christians when it was released. This is partly due to the high level of scholarship that went into its development, but also due to the quality and quantity of the notes included. Other features include in-depth articles, charts, outlines, and some of the best illustrations and maps you’ll find in any Study Bible.

Sample Note for Matthew 26: Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

The heavily fortified city of Jerusalem lay atop adjacent hills in the mountainous region of Judea. It therefore proved difficult even for the Romans to recapture during the Jewish revolt, although they eventually did so in A.D. 70 after a bitter siege. The oldest portion of Jerusalem, called “the city of David” and “Mount Zion,” lay to the south of the temple, but the city walls in the first century also encompassed the newer Upper City to the west of the temple. To the east, across the Kidron Valley (John 18:1), stood the Mount of Olives (Mark 13:3). To the south of Zion lay the Hinnom Valley. The reconstruction above depicts Jerusalem around A.D. 30, and the general direction of the drawing is looking north.

Jerusalem ESV