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Now Hiring: Bible Typesetter

Crossway is looking to hire a Bible typesetter to work out of their offices in Wheaton, Illinois. Email a cover letter and resume to humanresources@gnpcb.org if you’re interested.

General Description of Responsibilities

Responsible for the design and execution of all Bible typesetting projects in coordination with product managers. The ideal candidate is creative, detail-oriented, and has a strong knowledge of type and typesetting.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Setting type for ESV Bibles including: (a) creating new, updated pages for existing editions of the ESV, and (b) creating new pages for new editions of the ESV
  • Managing the ESV Database involving keeping the database up to date and sending the database out to print and electronic licensees
  • Design of ESV Bible pages involving: (a) creating original page designs, and (b) implementing the design of pages that have been designed by an outside designer
  • Managing of Bible projects involving overseeing various prepress functions from concept to completion

Specific Responsibilities

  • Propose, develop, and iterate designs for new Bible projects to meet goals defined by project managers
  • Typeset Bibles to defined specifications using InDesign CS2
  • Interact with IT staff to improve and implement automated typesetting procedures
  • Update existing typesettings as needed
  • Produce proofs for review
  • Prepare final files for printing
  • Participate in the development of new editions
  • Oversee outsourced Bible typesetting projects
September 29, 2006 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 1:29 pm | Comments Off »

Daily Reading Bible Now Available

The ESV Daily Reading Bible is now available. Here’s Crossway’s description:

The Daily Reading Bible offers maximum flexibility and convenience for reading through the Bible in a year. Each date of the year, along with its respective reading, is listed chronologically in the margins. This guides the reader through a yearlong plan of reading the Old Testament once, the Psalms twice, and the New Testament twice. Because the actual text of the Bible is not rearranged, this edition can also be used for regular church, study, or personal devotional use. Included in the Bible is a removable reading calendar so that readings can be marked off as they are read. In this way, the Daily Reading Bible is an edition that can be used day after day and year after year.

  • 9.5-point type
  • Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
  • Words of Christ in black
  • Two columns (same as Classic Thinline editions)
  • Free CD-ROM request card included
  • Not thumb-indexed
  • Hardcover edition has three ribbon markers
  • See a sample of the inside (Matthew 1-6; 96KB PDF file).

Here’s a page from the inside:
The first page of Matthew. The days are in the margin, while the bottom of the page shows the other passages to read each day.

September 28, 2006 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 12:41 pm | Comments Off »

The ESV Turns Five

The press release:

Wheaton, IL—Five years ago, on October 1, 2001, the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible was introduced to the world. Today, the ESV is available in more than one hundred formats, has seen nearly 3 million copies distributed worldwide, and is reaching the world in creative and strategic ways. ESV General Editor J. I. Packer recently stated, “I find myself suspecting very strongly that my work on the translation of the ESV Bible was the most important thing that I have done for the Kingdom, and that the product of our labors is perhaps the biggest milestone in Bible translation in the past fifty years or more.”

Through the innovative web presence and wide availability of the ESV text, Crossway is inviting readers to investigate God’s Word in formats that are specially suited to their needs. The ESV text is broadly available, with more than fifty electronic licenses issued. It is accessible through Logos, PC Study Bible, BibleWorks, Online Bible, E-Sword, Quick Verse, and many other Bible software programs. The ESV website currently receives more than 3.5 million unique searches of the ESV text per month and more than 30 million searches per year. Visit the main ESV Bible website or the ESV Bible blog site to learn more about the ESV media ministry.

Partnerships with ministries and with Bible societies worldwide have enabled Crossway Bibles to extend the ESV Bible ministry. The Reformation Study Bible (Ligonier Ministries) and the Scofield III Bible (Oxford Bibles) are both available with the ESV text, and the creation of the ESV Study Bible is currently underway. Similarly, through partnerships forged with the Bible Society in Britain and with Bible Societies in India, Kenya, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Zimbabwe, and many more countries, 300,000 ESV Bibles are being distributed. Likewise, a number of leading ministry organizations, such as Youth for Christ, Campus Crusade for Christ, Back to the Bible, and Pocket Testament League, have selected the ESV Bible for use in their outreach programs.

The ESV Bible has also been adopted by some of the most influential evangelical churches in America, including Moody Church in Chicago (IL), Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia (PA), Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows (IL), Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis (MN), Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano (TX), James River Assembly in Ozark (MO), The Falls Church in Falls Church (VA), Park Cities Presbyterian in Dallas (TX), and College Church in Wheaton (IL).

“We are indeed grateful for the many partnerships and milestones that we have seen during these last five years,” Crossway president Dr. Lane Dennis noted. “This really isn’t something that we could have achieved through our own strength and our own limited resources. Clearly we have seen the Lord’s hand and His provision for the publication of the ESV from the very beginning, and we want to take great care to give Him all the glory.”

The English Standard Version (ESV) Bible is an essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and readability. Believing that every word of the Bible is inspired by God, the translators of the ESV sought to be transparent to the original text so that the reader could see the structure and meaning of the original as clearly as possible. For more information on the ESV Bible, visit www.esv.org.

Crossway Books & Bibles is an internationally recognized, not-for-profit publishing ministry founded in 1938. Crossway is the publisher of the ESV Bible, significant Christian books, and gospel literature. For more information on Crossway Books & Bibles, visit www.crossway.com.

September 27, 2006 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Company Updates,ESV,News | Author: Crossway Staff @ 3:17 pm | (3) Comments »

The ESV in Munich

Steve from Germany sends along the following endorsement, which we think illustrates how people are taking to the ESV around the world:

Munich International Community Church gladly endorses the ESV. We find that the clarity of the language and the transparency to the original text is a great asset for men and women for whom English is not their mother tongue. We have worshippers from over fifty different nations, and so many report that they find the ESV superior for reading and for personal study. Thanks again for your good work.

September 22, 2006 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,ESV,News | Author: Crossway Staff @ 9:34 am | Comments Off »

WordPress Verse Plugin

Tim at Timblog wrote a WordPress plugin that frequently switches the Bible verse shown on your blog.

The plugin:

appends a random Bible verse on every page in your blog. Here are some of the features:

  • Verse cache for saving bandwidth and processing time
  • Fully customizable CSS
  • Choose verse update frequency
  • Verse statistics
  • Valid HTML/XHTML
  • Random verse fetched from the ESV

We recommend that you not fetch new verses more than once an hour.

You might also be interested in the Verse of the Day WordPress Plugin, which only switches verses once per day.

September 20, 2006 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:46 am | Comments Off »