Today is a great day for Bible study, with two exciting new resources.
1. The ESV MacArthur Study Bible. After much anticipation, the MacArthur Study Bible is now available for the ESV. Here’s a description of this excellent Bible study tool:
An “essentially literal” translation, the ESV Bible combines “word-for-word” accuracy with readability, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. Timeless, trustworthy, and relevant, the ESV has become the fastest-growing Bible translation.
The ESV MacArthur Study Bible is an essential resource for growing Christians. It can transform your personal time in God’s Word by clarifying difficult passages, bringing unseen cultural and historical details to life, and helping you understand and apply biblical truth. It features:
- Complete ESV Bible text
- Nearly 25,000 explanatory notes from Dr. John MacArthur
- Bible text in 8.7 point type, 7.6 point study notes
- More than 140 two-color maps, charts, timelines, and illustrations
- Complete introductions to each Bible book
- Concise articles on How We Got the Bible and Introduction to the Bible
- 80,000 cross-references
- An extensive concordance
- A section of full-color maps
- Bible reading plans
2,144 pp. Hardcover.
Size: 6.625 x 9.1875 inches
Here’s a short video of John MacArthur explaining the product. I watched this video at Shepherd’s Conference in March, and particularly surprised to hear his glowing compliments of the ESV translation.
The ESV MacArthur Study Bible is now available through Amazon for only $29.69 and free Super Saver Shipping.
2. Biblia.com Bible study online. Today also marks the release of an amazing free Bible study tool online called biblia.com. Many of us have grown familiar with the great website biblegateway.com, but here we have a program even more robust, which links users directly to any books they own in Logos Bible Software.
Here’s a screenshot:
The Logos Blog announcement explains,
Biblia.com offers thousands of resources for searching and reading online. Everyone can use a small collection of books (including more than a dozen bible translations). A free account allows access to dozens more free books. And Logos 4 users can access their library online, complete with synchronization of “last read” position between Logos 4, the iPhone/iPad, and Biblia.com! (The list of books available online is subject to publisher permission, as with availability through mobile applications.)
In the future, everyone will be able to purchase content at Biblia.com and use it wherever they choose: online, on mobile devices, in Logos Bible Software 4, etc.
Go over to biblia.com and see for yourself.
We are so blessed to live in an age with so many Bible study resources at our fingertips. May we use these tools not simply to grow in head knowledge, but to grow in holiness and intimacy with our Lord.