The Bible can seem overwhelming for new believers to understand. It's not just a single consecutive narrative, but has multiple portions, each with their own literary form. This English Standard Version Bible is designed to guide you through the Bible text, revealing how to read the passage. The Literary Study Bible brings together over 1,200 insightful notes with the complete ESV text, in a volume that highlights literary features such as genre, images, plot, setting, stylistic and rhetorical techniques, and artistry so you can richly understand the unity, flow, and profound depth of the biblical text.
First published in 2007, the ESV Literary Study Bible is now refreshed with all-new typesetting while retaining the same content that has helped readers discover and teach the message of the Bible embodied in its literary forms and features.
- Complete ESV text
- 9-point type
- Single-column text format
- Book introductions
- Introduction to the Bible's literary features
- Over 1,200 study notes covering the literary elements of passages throughout the Bible
- 1-year reading plan
- Smyth-sewn binding
The English Standard Version is made for Bible readers of all ages and reads at a 7.4 grade level. For more information on the different Bible translations, view our Bible Translation Guide.