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Now Printing: ESV Reverse Interlinear New Testament

The files for the ESV English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament have been sent to the company that will print the physical copies of the book. It’s currently on-track for a September 2006 release.

The Reverse Interlinear contains the text of the ESV as the top line, with the Greek (word, transliterated word, morphology, and Strong’s number) below it. It provides an easy way for you to see some of the patterns in the original languages of the New Testament even if you don’t know Greek.

First page of Acts

August 2, 2006 | Posted in: Editions,ESV | Author: Crossway Staff @ 9:41 am | (3) Comments »

New “Bible for Life” Radio Spots (July 2006)

We’ve released twenty new spots in the “Bible for Life” radio campaign. Each one-minute spot has someone reading a passage from the ESV and meditating on it.

This month features Dennis Rainey, Dr. Henry Cloud, Mike from MercyMe, and others.

Listen to all the spots at www.bibleforlife.org.

July 31, 2006 | Posted in: ESV,General | Author: Crossway Staff @ 9:00 am | Comments Off »

“I Blog ESV”

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July 27, 2006 | Posted in: ESV,General | Author: Crossway Staff @ 9:18 am | (2) Comments »

New Endorsement: Roy Christians

We’ve added a new endorsement to the Endorsements page:

“As I read and reread the entire ESV, I continue to be very impressed. It is my constant companion as I travel across Russia and the world. When I am with English speaking audiences, the ESV is the version from which I preach and teach.”
Roy Christians
National Director, Campus Crusade for Christ Russia
July 24, 2006 | Posted in: ESV,General | Author: Crossway Staff @ 9:15 am | Comments Off »

Blogging the Bible, ESV-Style

The Wonders for Oyarsa blog has been blogging through the ESV Bible, inspired in part by the Slate project that approaches the Bible from a more secular perspective.

In the latest post (on Genesis 32-36), the blogger writes in part:

In a mystical and mysterious turn of events, Jacob has not been wrestling with a mere mortal: the intruder was God himself. And Jacob won! With wide eyes he realizes that he has “seen God face to face” and lived to tell about it.

There is something big going on here that I can’t quite get my finger on. Remember God’s words to Cain back in Genesis 4?

“Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will there not be a lifting of the face? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is against you, but you must rule over it.”

The next day Jacob bows to the ground before his brother Esau. Despite his fears, Esau embraces him in friendship, lifting up his face. Jacob marvels and says, “I have seen your face, which is like seeing the face of God.” He would know.

Need we point out that such an insight about the repeated lifting of the face imagery is only possible with a translation that conveys the words of the original Hebrew, not just the meaning of the idiom? (The ESV includes the literal rendering of this phrase in a footnote.)

Each post comes illustrated with an image by Gustave Doré from an 1865 edition of the Bible.

July 21, 2006 | Posted in: ESV,General | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:57 am | 1 Comment »