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Deluxe Compact Bibles Now Available

ESV Deluxe Compact Bibles are now available. These Bibles have sewn bindings and a larger, more readable font than existing compact ESVs, as you can see (the Deluxe Compact Bible is on the left):

The Deluxe Compact Bible next to a Compact Thinline Bible shows the larger type of the Deluxe Compact.
Photo by Scott Kay. More Deluxe Compact Bible photos.

Here are the available editions:

Royal Blue (Eternity Design) Sienna (Crossroads Design) Wild Rose (Floral Design) Chestnut (Crown Design)

May 8, 2008 | Posted in: Editions,ESV | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:14 am | (2) Comments »

Upcoming ESVs with New Covers

Here are the new ESV Bibles that are coming out in the next few months. These Bibles present new covers for popular existing typesettings. All these Bibles have sewn bindings except for the Thinline.

Classic Reference

ESV Classic Reference TruTone (Chestnut, Eternity Design)
ESV Classic Reference TruTone (Chestnut, Eternity Design). ISBN 9781433502330.

Personal Size Reference

ESV Personal Size Reference TruTone (Navy/Khaki/Pearl, Horizon Design)
ESV Personal Size Reference TruTone (Navy/Khaki/Pearl, Horizon Design). ISBN 9781433502354.

ESV Personal Size Reference TruTone (Forest/Tan, Trail Design)
ESV Personal Size Reference TruTone (Forest/Tan, Trail Design). ISBN 9781433502361.

Single Column Reference

ESV Single Column Reference TruTone (Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio Design)
ESV Single Column Reference TruTone (Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio Design). ISBN 9781433502378.

Thinline

ESV Thinline TruTone (Brick, Crossroads Design)
ESV Thinline TruTone (Brick, Crossroads Design). ISBN 9781433502323.

May 5, 2008 | Posted in: Editions,ESV | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:06 am | 1 Comment »

Review of Thirteen Bible Software Programs

Jerry at FosterTribe has written extensive reviews of thirteen Bible software programs. The ESV is available for nearly all the reviewed programs.

Jerry shares a few caveats about the reviews:

First, I have a specific user in mind when I write my reviews: Me. A lay person who is interested in Bible software for personal study and teaching, yet does not have extra time or money. That’s not to say that a full-time pastor or seminary student wouldn’t benefit from these reviews, or wouldn’t agree with my conclusions, only that I did not have them in mind when I tested each product.

For instance, I did not test a product’s Greek and Hebrew tools. All of the products reviewed provide basic Greek and Hebrew texts and word lookups. Some of them offer much deeper Greek and Hebrew studies, but I did not explore those options.

It also means I didn’t test every feature of each product. I just wanted to give a solid overview of basic functionality and usefulness, concentrating on the features that are useful and interesting to me.

Second, I did my best to provide accurate reviews; but in the end these are just my opinions. If you enjoy one of the packages that I rated low, then more power to you. Use what you like and be proud of it. I welcome dialog and disagreement, provided the discourse is civil. A location for comments on these reviews is provided at this blog entry.

A few people have already shared some good comments about the reviews, and Jerry has been quick to respond.

Via Biblical Studies and Technological Tools.

May 1, 2008 | Posted in: Digital,ESV | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:10 am | Comments Off »