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2014 ESV Bible Preview

Crossway has lots of exciting projects in store for the ESV Bible in 2014. We’ll be posting more information in the coming months as new editions are published, but here they are in the order of their release.


Hebrew-English Interlinear ESV Old Testament – Available Now

The Hebrew-English Interlinear ESV Old Testament is an essential volume for all who study the Old Testament in the original Hebrew. On each page the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) Hebrew text is laid out word-by-word above an English gloss showing the basic meaning and morphology of each word.

  • Size: 7.625” x 9.25”
  • 8-point type
  • 2,032 pages
  • Single-column format
  • Black letter text
  • Critical apparatus
  • Sewn binding 

ESV Economy New Testament – January

The ESV Economy New Testament is designed to serve churches, ministries, and other groups looking for an inexpensive and effective way to distribute God’s Word. This Economy New Testament combines the benefits of a pocket edition with a type size that is easy to read. It also features a 30-day reading plan and explanation of the plan of salvation.

  • Size: 4” x 6”
  • 7.5-point type
  • 372 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Black letter text
  • 4-page “God’s Plan to Save You” presentation 

ESV Pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs – January

The ESV Pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs is a highly portable edition ideal for a number of uses. This new edition will be available in a variety of covers, including gift editions to commemorate special occasions like baptisms, weddings, and births.

  • Size: 3.625” x 5.25”
  • 7-point type
  • 688 pages
  • Single-column format
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Sewn binding

 

ESV God Girl/God Guy Bible – February

The God Girl Bible and God Guy Bibles will now be available in the ESV translation. These devotional Bibles for teen girls and boys ages 10-14 feature material prepared by Hayley and Michael DiMarco, bestselling authors of numerous books for young men and women.

  • Size: 5.25” x 8.25”
  • 8.5-point type
  • 1,488 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Black letter text
  • Book introductions
  • “Know This” devotionals

 

ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible – February

The ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible combines the features of the popular ESV Thinline setting with the finest materials. Printed on high-quality European Bible paper and bound to the most exacting standards, the Heirloom Thinline Bible features art gilding, two ribbon markers, and an extra-smooth sewn binding. Available in goatskin and premium calfskin covers, it is packaged in an elegant presentation box. The ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible is a beautiful edition that will last a lifetime.

  • Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
  • 8-point type
  • 1,120 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Black letter text
  • Concordance
  • Lifetime Guarantee

 

ESV Large Print Personal Size Bible – February

The ESV Large Print Personal Size Bible features highly readable Bible text in a convenient format. Combining 12-point type with line-matching and quality materials, this edition ensures that God’s Word will remain readable regardless of length of use.

  • Size: 5.375” x 8.375”
  • 12-point type
  • 1,952 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Concordance

 

ESV Kid’s Thinline Bible – April

The ESV Kid’s Thinline Bible was created to be a portable and child-friendly Bible. It features an engaging cover and the complete ESV text. Helpful additional content includes a dictionary, Old and New Testament timeline art, and kid-friendly maps.

  • Size: 5.375” x 8.375”
  • 8-point type
  • 1,088 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Concordance
  • “God’s Word for Me When…” and “God’s Word for Me About…” features 

ESV Kid’s Compact Bible – April

The ESV Kid’s Compact Bible includes all of the features of the ESV Kid’s Thinline Bible in the original Large Print Compact setting.

  • Size: 4.5” x 6.5”
  • 8-point type
  • 1,376 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Concordance
  • “God’s Word for Me When…” and “God’s Word for Me About…” features 

ESV Study Bible, Indexed – April

The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way. This edition includes thumb indexes.

  • Size: 6.5” x 9.25”
  • Single-column Bible text (9-point type); double-column notes (7-point type)
  • 2,752 pages
  • Single-column format
  • Black letter text
  • Concordance
  • Book introductions

 

ESV Reader’s Bible – May

The ESV Reader’s Bible was created for those who want to read the books of Scripture precisely as they were originally written. Verse numbers, chapter and section headings, and translation footnotes are helpful navigational and interpretive tools, but they are also relatively recent conventions. In the ESV Reader’s Bible they have been removed from the Bible text. The result is a new kind of Bible-reading experience in a volume that presents Scripture as one extended story line.

  • Size: 5.25” x 7.75”
  • 9-point type
  • 1,840 pages
  • Single-column format
  • Black letter text, no verse numbers or footnotes
  • Two ribbon markers 

ESV Holy Bible for Kids – June

The ESV Holy Bible for Kids is a highly affordable Bible made just for kids. Thirty-two pages of specially prepared content are interspersed throughout the full ESV Bible text. These pages include illustrations that depict major scenes in the story of redemption.

  • Size: 5.375” x 8.375”
  • 8.0-point type
  • 1,056 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Black letter text
  • Kid-friendly maps
  • Illustrations

 

The Psalms, ESV – June

The Psalms is a beautiful presentation of this beloved section of Scripture. Featuring the ESV text, each psalm is presented in large, readable type on high quality paper. The layout gives ample space for the text and adds to the aesthetic value of the biblical poetry.

  • Size: 4.5” x 6.5”
  • 11-point type
  • 416 pages
  • Single-column format
  • Sewn binding
  • Ribbon marker

 

ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible – June

The ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible is perfect for those who interact closely with the Bible text. It features generous, one-inch margins on either side of the text, providing plenty of room for personal note-taking.

  • Size: 6.5” x 9.25”
  • 9-point type
  • 1,504 pages
  • Double-column format
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Book introductions
  • Concordance 

ESV Study Bible, Large Print – July

The ESV Study Bible, Large Print includes nearly all the features of the award-winning ESV Study Bible in large-print type. A new typesetting allows for increased readability while maintaining the same trim size of the original. Some of the original’s extensive articles have been moved online for free access to help save on bulk, but all of the original’s 20,000 study notes, 240 maps and illustrations, charts, timelines, and book introductions are included.

  • Size: 6.5” x 9.25”
  • 11-point type
  • 3,136 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • Book introductions
  • 20,000 study notes

 

ESV Women’s Devotional Bible  – August

The ESV Women’s Devotional Bible is a valuable resource for strengthening women in their walk with God. Applicable for women in any stage of life, the Women’s Devotional Bible is theologically rich in content while remaining accessible and practical. Readers will be encouraged in daily, prayerful Bible study, and equipped to understand and apply the Bible to every aspect of life.

  • Size: 5.375″ x 8.375″
  • 8.5-point type
  • 1,664 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Book introductions
  • 365 Devotionals
  • 15 articles

 

ESV Holy Bible, Textbook Edition  – August

The ESV Holy Bible, Textbook Edition is designed for the classroom. It features the full ESV Bible text in a large, easy-to-read setting. Student-friendly features include book introductions, a concordance, a glossary, and 32 pages of full-color maps and illustrations.

  • Size: 6.5″ x 9.25″
  • 9.5-point type
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • 1,248 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Book introductions

 

ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible – September

The ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible is a special edition of the original ESV Single Column Legacy Bible. As with Crossway’s other Heirloom Bibles, the Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible is printed in the Netherlands on high-quality European Bible paper and features art gilding, two ribbon markers, and an extra-smooth sewn binding. It is available in black and brown goatskin covers.

  • Size: 6.0” x 9.0”
  • 9-point type
  • 1,680 pages
  • Black letter text
  • Single-column, paragraph format
  • Maps
  • Lifetime Guarantee
Questions or comments? Feel free to post them below.

 

January 9, 2014 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,Editions,ESV,ESV,ESV Study Bible,News & Announcements,Publishing | Author: Lizzy Jeffers @ 8:30 am | (69) Comments »

69 Comments »

  1. Any plans to include the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals?

    Comment by Scott Browning — January 9, 2014 @ 11:16 am

  2. Hi, would it be possible to provide these bibles for sale on my website? I can’t find any information about possible partnerships of that nature.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Comment by Mary — January 9, 2014 @ 4:29 pm

  3. Scott – no plans for the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals at this time, but thank you for the suggestion!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 10, 2014 @ 8:21 am

  4. Hi Mary,
    Feel free to contact sales@crossway.org to learn more about this. Thanks!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 10, 2014 @ 9:31 am

  5. Any plans to work with Kirkbride or go it alone for an ESV Thompson Chain reference bible?

    Comment by Wyatt Brigham — January 10, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

  6. Wyatt – No plans right now, but I will pass along your suggestion. Thanks!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 10, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

  7. I am looking for an ESV with a center or side column reference, with a nice traditional leather binding, and portable -that is, not as hefty as the Study Bible. Have I missed it?

    Comment by ray — January 10, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

  8. Hi Ray – I would suggest either the ESV New Classic Reference Bible or the ESV Personal Reference Bible. Both are available in a variety of covers.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 10, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

  9. Hi from New Zealand,
    Do you have an eBook version of your Study Bible? I am looking for good modern versions of the Bible for a Bible College in the Solomon Islands, and due to freight costs, it is easier to set up a handful of e-readers and a Solar Power Station than sending Bibles and Textbooks.
    Regards, Owen

    Comment by Owen Wilson — January 10, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

  10. Hi Owen – Good question! Yes, the ESV Study Bible can be purchased in an e-book format: ESV Study Bible – (e-book)

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 10, 2014 @ 4:18 pm

  11. Please let me know when I can order the lamb skin cover single column edition of the ESV.

    Comment by James — January 11, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

  12. Hello,
    I have the origional legacy in cowhide and love it very much. I am excited about the new heirloom edition and am thinking about giving it to my brother as a birthday gift on thanksgiving. I was a little taken back that it is listed for almost $200 on amazon though. I am happy that it is bound in goatskin and has art gilt pages. I was wondering if the lining of the cover will be goatskin or if it will be the same as the origional legacy.
    Also… the binding of my copy has come apart between the presentation pages and the rest of the text block… leaving about a quarter inch gap at the spine. I am aware that it is under warrenty and that I could send it in to get a new one but the thing is… I am half way through reading it cover to cover for the second time and have greatly personalized it with invaluable highlighting, underlining, and margin notes and it would be a great setback to start over with a new copy and lose all my notes.
    My question is this… could I send you my bible for examination to determine it is defective, and have it shipped back instead of you just throwing it out, and instead of a new one get a credit towards the heirloom edition

    Comment by Jason — January 11, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

  13. What about plans for an ESV Bible in chronological order? Is that something planned for the future? Or is there one now and I just can’t find it? Thanks!

    Comment by Debi Martin — January 12, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

  14. Hey, I was wondering if and when we might be able to get a peek at PDFs of the layouts of some of these—I’m thinking especially of the Reader’s and the Psalms (as those are the ones I’m excited about).

    Comment by Kaleb — January 12, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

  15. I’ve been unable to find a thinline ESV with a zipper enclosure (aside from a single compact from Canada). These are wonderful for slipping into a backpack. Do you have any of these available or forthcoming? Thank you.

    Comment by adam — January 12, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

  16. Debi – I will pass along your suggestion, but in the meantime perhaps a chronological reading plan may be helpful for you. You can follow the reading plan online through ESVBible.org, or a variety of downloadable formats are available to you at ESV.org.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 13, 2014 @ 9:38 am

  17. Adam – We don’t have plans right now for an ESV Thinline Setting with a zipper enclosure, but I will pass along your suggestion – thank you!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 13, 2014 @ 9:50 am

  18. Kaleb – Great question! Some of these editions are not at this stage of development yet (i.e. The Psalms), but the ESV Reader’s Bible interior is now ready for you to preview! Enjoy!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 13, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

  19. Lizzy,
    I was wondering if the Legacy Heirloom edition will be leather lined. Also my origional Legacy in brown cowhide came with a lifetime guarantee card and I am disappointed that it has completely split down the spine at the front when I open it up. I have spent a lot of hours in it but have always treated it with care. It has never been dropped or mishandled. Could you please inform me how I can be compensated for my dear bible now having a split spine?
    Thank you for your time,
    Jason

    Comment by Jason — January 13, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

  20. Jason – Thank you for your questions. The decision is still being made as to what the lining of the cover will be for the ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy, so I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful with your first question. But regarding your second question, please email service@crossway.org with some pictures, the ISBN of your Bible (usually found on the back cover), and your request and someone will contact you soon.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 13, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

  21. Hi,

    Will there ever be an ESV bible with a Greek and Hebrew inter linear/parallel?

    Also, any bibles in the works to have silver edges on the pages instead of gold?

    Comment by Bearett — January 13, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

  22. Bearett – An ESV Greek and Hebrew interlinear parallel is a great idea, but we have no plans as of now for this. If we were to publish such an edition, then I bet it would qualify as one of the largest Bible editions in print! :) Silver edges are not in the works, but I will be sure to pass on your suggestion. Thanks!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 14, 2014 @ 10:28 am

  23. Jason – Update on the lining of the ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy: we’ll almost certainly go with a high-end leather lining (cowhide or calf).

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 14, 2014 @ 11:29 am

  24. Thanks Lizzie,
    I love my legacy and consider its single column paragraphed layout with a generous margin to be the best layout out there. It has been a joy to study the word in it. I hope to get the heirloom edition for my brother when it comes out. It is something that he would never pay that kind of money for for himself.
    I think it’s awesome that it could be leather lined as well. Thank you for your response and information regarding the lifetime guarantee.
    God bless you,
    Jason

    Comment by Jason — January 14, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

  25. The Heirloom looks like it’s going to be a great edition. I’m glad the that cover will likely be leather lined.

    How will the cover be attached to the book block? Will it be paste-off or edge-lined?

    Comment by Michael H. — January 15, 2014 @ 9:49 am

  26. Correction -In the previous comment I was referring specifically to the Heirloom Legacy .

    Comment by Michael H. — January 15, 2014 @ 9:51 am

  27. Michael – thank you for your question. The ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy’s cover will be edge-lined.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 15, 2014 @ 11:54 am

  28. Will an ebook version of the The Hebrew-English Interlinear ESV Old Testament be available?

    Thanks

    Comment by Chris — January 15, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

  29. Chris – At this time there are no plans for an e-book version of The Hebrew-English Interlinear ESV Old Testament.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 15, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

  30. That’s great news! It looks like you are sparing no expense. This bible seems to have everything going for it… an edge lined, leather lined goatskin cover with art gilt pages containing a single column, paragraphed layout, with a generous margin for taking notes. With all of these premium features, it promises to be a beautiful copy of God’s Word of the utmost quality. Thank you Crossway!

    Comment by Jason — January 15, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

  31. I am excited about the ESV Reader’s Bible! I read on Bible Design Blog (http://www.bibledesignblog.com/2014/01/first-look-crossways-esv-readers-bible.html) that “the success or failure of the ESV Reader’s Bible when it releases in May will depend a great deal on the quality of printing and paper.” Can you tell us the weight of the paper that will be used for the Reader’s Bible, and also where it will be printed and bound? Thanks!

    Comment by Michael — January 15, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

  32. I am amused to note that amongst the “additional features” of The Psalms, ESV is “Words of Christ in black”. (http://www.crossway.org/bibles/the-psalms-esv-tru/)—Amused because I am faaaaaaaairly confident the Psalms at no point record the words of Christ.

    Comment by Kaleb — January 15, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

  33. Can you please make a verse format double-column ESV? To my knowledge it simply doesn’t exist. I am looking for the format found in the Ryrie NASB but in the ESV translation. Thanks!

    Comment by Josh — January 16, 2014 @ 11:26 am

  34. Can you please make an ESV verse format double-column just like the Ryrie NASB?

    Comment by Josh — January 16, 2014 @ 11:28 am

  35. Michael – We’re so glad that you’re excited! The ESV Reader’s Bible will be printed on 20# paper and it will be printed and bound in China with a trusted partner whose quality we have been very pleased with. Thanks for your questions!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 16, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

  36. Josh – Thank you for your suggestion. I will pass this along to our Bible production department!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 16, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

  37. The The ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy sounds amazing! I do have a question about the printing that I think gets overlooked quite a bit. This is taken from Cambridge’s “about” page for Bible printing:

    “Another simple test of printing quality is whether the pages are printed in the correct grain direction, rather than cross-grain. Run a finger along the inner margins of the book: if the pages are smooth to the touch, the book is printed long-grain; if rough or crinkled, it is printed short-grain. Printing in the correct grain direction improves the ease with which the pages may be turned as well as their appearance, and also has an effect on the quality of the gilding. (The short-grain edges of the book will appear wavy, and this effect is highlighted by gilding.)”

    Can you confirm that this Bible will be printed long-grain? This may seem like a strange question but I’ve seen the difference first hand and it’s pretty significant. Thanks for keeping up with all of these questions!

    Comment by Brandon — January 24, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

  38. Brandon – Thank you for your question! I’m happy to tell you that the ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy will print correct grain on high-quality European paper.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 27, 2014 @ 9:45 am

  39. When will a preview of the Woman’s Devotional Bible be available? I am very excited about this new Bible and would like to see a preview!

    Comment by Theresa — February 7, 2014 @ 10:12 am

  40. Theresa – We’re working on a digital sampler that will be ready in the coming months. Sorry that I can’t give you more of a specific timetable, but we will be sure to spread the word when the sampler is ready because we’re excited, too!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — February 7, 2014 @ 10:50 am

  41. Any chance that the ESV Study Bible Personal Size could be redone with all the articles from the larger version? Even if it were a bit larger than the current personal size edition, it would be worth it to have all the material in a handier size.

    Comment by Steve Potts — February 8, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

  42. Steve – We had to remove some of the extensive additional content from the ESV Study Bible in order to make a personal size edition even possible. The content has been moved online for free access to those who purchase a personal size edition. For some a digital format is not ideal, but we do appreciate your feedback as it will help us in future planning. Thank you!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — February 10, 2014 @ 9:05 am

  43. Hi, regarding the heirloom thin line… I am so excited! Will this Bible be printed in the Netherlands as well? Also, will the lining be different for the calfskin editions and the goatskin editions? Thanks so much.

    Comment by Reilly Irvine — February 12, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

  44. I must second the suggestion made by one commenter that a handy-size ESV that is verse-by-verse instead of paragraph format would be a Godsend. I am an interpreter and it is So much easier to find my way when interpreting on the fly. I do own a beautiful ESV wide margin edition that is verse-by-verse, but it is a little large to carry around for interpretation assignments (I did write a very positive review of it, however, on Amazon).
    Steve

    Comment by Stephen Timmons — February 19, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

  45. Stephen – We really appreciate your suggestion!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — February 19, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

  46. Reilly – The Heirloom Thinlines are printed in the Netherlands and all have the same leather linings. Thanks for your question and your excitement!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — February 19, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

  47. Is the goatskin heirloom thinline printed and bound by Jongbloed in the Netherlands? I heard the heirloom lagacy was printed and bound by Jongbloed – just wondered if the thinline was as well. I know they were use to make the omega reference thinline in goatskin and it was fantastic! Just wondering. Thanks for any input.

    Comment by Caleb Foster — February 22, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

  48. Caleb – Yes, the ESV Heirloom Thinline in Goatskin will be printed and bound in the Netherlands – we’re also very excited about this edition!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — February 24, 2014 @ 8:43 am

  49. Just got the Heirloom Thinline in black calfskin, and I can honestly say this is the nicest bible I have ever handled. I’m so excited to have a bible that will last me for years. The calfskin is simply unbelievable… how can it be the cheaper option? And the paper is just so perfect! It reminds me of an old-world bible, yet still has that modern, precise feel to it – much like the ESV translation itself. Good work guys, you’ve begun a line of bibles that will be companions for life. I’m sure they will be very successful! God bless.

    Comment by Reilly Irvine — March 3, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

  50. Reilly – We’re glad to hear that you are so happy with your new Bible! Thank you for the encouragement!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — March 5, 2014 @ 9:16 am

  51. Just wanted to echo an earlier request for a good edition with Apocrypha / Deuterocanonicals (not just a separate text with those books). The ESV is superb, and has a readership far beyond its evangelical homeland. But for many of us having those Dueterocanonicals is crucial – and not just for Catholics. They’re used in worship by Anglicans, Epicopalians, some Lutherans and Methodists, Orthodox … the list goes on. And they’re so important for scholars seeking to understand the bridge between Old Testament and New Testament. The Reformers loved them, by and large. It’s such a shame that a contemporary evangelical hang-up about them is depriving so many of us of the perfect Bible!

    Comment by Chris — March 12, 2014 @ 4:53 am

  52. The description for the upcoming ESV Reader’s Bible says that translation footnotes (along with verse numbers and chapter and section headings) will be removed from the Bible text. I’m wondering if the Reader’s Bible will include passages such as John 7:53-8:11 and Mark 16:9-20 (passages that are marked as not in early manuscripts).
    Also, I see that the release date for the Reader’s Bible has been pushed back to the end of June. Have you encountered any problems in production?
    Thanks.

    Comment by Michael — March 18, 2014 @ 11:20 am

  53. One more question regarding the ESV Reader’s Bible: I see from the description that it will have maps and no concordance, but will it have all of those presentation pages at the front?

    Comment by Michael — March 18, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

  54. Michael – The Reader’s Bible will include the passages you mentioned. There will be a short note in brackets above these passages that explains that some of the earliest manuscripts do not include these verses (just like in our standard text Bibles). Regarding your question about the release date, we did not come to this decision as a result of problems in production. Rather, it is related to how this project fits in with the rest of our Bible projects for 2014.
    Thank you for your questions!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — March 19, 2014 @ 8:58 am

  55. Michael – The Reader’s Bible will have 8 pages at the front of the Bible, one of them (pg. 7) being printed as a presentation page. Thanks!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — March 19, 2014 @ 8:59 am

  56. Lizzy,
    What will be the paper weight for ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy? I believe the current edition has 36 gsm paper. Will the new edition have paper at least as heavy as 36 gsm?

    Comment by Michael H. — March 19, 2014 @ 9:05 am

  57. Michael – the Heirloom Single Column Legacy will have 36 gsm paper.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — March 19, 2014 @ 9:16 am

  58. Hi Lizzy,
    I have two printed copies of the ESV. The copyright page of one copy indicates “ESV Text Edition 2007″, while the other one indicates “ESV Text Edition 2011″, and I have noticed textual difference between the two. Apparently, with each new ESV Text Edition, portions of the actual text of Scripture change from the previous text edition. I would find it very helpful to know the textual changes that have occurred over time, as well as a brief explanation as to “why” the changes occurred. Is there a resource anywhere (on crossway.org or esvbible.org, for example) that identifies all the textual changes that have occurred in the ESV since its inception in 2001?

    Comment by Hal Perrin — March 26, 2014 @ 9:46 am

  59. Hal – Thank you for your question! Visit this FAQ site and about half-way down the page you will see the question, “Where can I find information on the 2011 ESV text changes?” This should help you gain clarity. Thanks again!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — March 26, 2014 @ 10:31 am

  60. Can you tell me what size font is used for the ESV Omega Thinline Reference Bible cross references? I have heard complaints that they are too small to read. Also, does the Omega’s concordance have the same number of entries as the ESV New Classic Reference Bible? Thanks!

    Comment by Michael — April 2, 2014 @ 9:11 am

  61. Regarding the ESV New Classic Reference Bible, can you tell me the weight of the paper used? Is it similar to the 28 gsm used in the ESV Omega Thinline Reference Bible?

    Comment by Michael — April 2, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

  62. Michael – The references for the ESV Omega Thinline are 6pt (Trade Gothic LT Std). And yes, the concordance has over 80,000 cross-references just like the New Classic Reference Bible.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — April 4, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

  63. Michael – The paper for the ESV New Classic Reference Bible is 24#.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — April 4, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

  64. PLEASE make a double column ESV in verse format in about a 10 point font. This is SO much easier to read for a pastor in the pulpit who is trying to find verse numbers easily. My eyes don’t pick up on this easily at all when in paragraph format. This is the only thing keeping me from switching to the ESV for my preaching/teaching. BTW. It wouldn’t hurt if it was printed by Jongbloed and offered in black highland goatskin, blue leather lined, with three color matched ribbon markers. Yes, I am willing to pay for a premium Bible produced by an excellent Bible maker.

    Comment by Jeremy — April 9, 2014 @ 1:17 am

  65. Oh, final request on the double column mentioned above. It also wouldn’t hurt if it was red under gold gilding on the pages also.

    Comment by Jeremy — April 9, 2014 @ 1:23 am

  66. Jeremy – Thank you for your request! I will pass along your request, but in the meantime I have a couple suggestions for you: The ESV Study Bible, Large Print (11-point type) will be released in July, and the ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible (10.5-point type) is available now. Thanks again!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — April 9, 2014 @ 8:48 am

  67. LIzzy,

    Is the ESV Large Print Thinline you mentioned the identical typeset and format for the ESV Omega I’ve seen advertised on EvangelicalBible.com’s website? If so this meets every criteria I have EXCEPT being in verse format. This would be the closest. Not interested in the study Bible as I already have access to the study Bible notes in electronic format and I find the Study Bible too large for carrying around or pulpit use. Anyway, thanks for you quick response and keep up the good work. Perhaps one day the double column, verse format will because a reality.

    Blessings,
    Jeremy

    Comment by Jeremy — April 9, 2014 @ 9:32 am

  68. Jeremy – Yes, you’re right; the Large Print Thinline is in paragraph format – sorry!

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — April 9, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  69. I understand completely. Still wondering if it is the same typeset and layout as the Omega

    Comment by Jeremy — April 9, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

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