Samples and tidbits of the upcoming ESV Study Bible continue to be made available online.
Introductions, sample chapters and full color maps can be seen for the following books:
Also, a number of the 50 articles that will be in the ESVSB have been uploaded to the web:
- Overview of the Bible: A Survey of the History of Salvation, by Vern Poythress
- Reading the Bible
- Reading the Bible Theologically, by J.I. Packer
- Reading the Bible as Literature, by Leland Ryken
- Reading the Bible in Prayer and Communion with God, by John Piper
- Reading the Bible for Personal Application, by David Powlison
- Reading the Bible for Preaching and Public Worship, by R. Kent Hughes
- The Bible and World Religions
- Contemporary Judaism, by Marvin Wilson
- World Religions, by Harold Netland
- Islam, by Timothy Tennent
The Introduction to the Book of Romans contains a city plan of ancient Rome, which has been posted online, along with an excerpt of some of the information on Rome found in that introduction. Other city plans included in the ESVSB include the cities of Ur, Nineveh (see p. 9 of the Jonah PDF), Babylon, Jericho, Corinth, Ephesus, and Philippi.
Finally, a number of interviews with contributors are available across the web.
- Andy Naselli interviewed David Reimer about the book of Ezekiel (blog interview)
- Michael Spencer interviewed David Powlison about the application of Scripture (blog interview)
- Colin Adams interviewed Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. about the book of Isaiah (blog interview)
- Andy Naselli interviewed Clinton Arnold about the book of Colossians (blog interview)
- Andy Naselli interviewed S.M. Baugh about the book of Ephesians (blog interview)
- Beginning with Moses interviewed Vern Poythress about biblical theology and seeing Christ in the OT (blog interview; the second part will be on Sept. 15)
- Owen Strachan interviewed Harold Netland about pluralism and world religions (audio MP3, approx. 45 minutes)
What a wealth of resources! Rarely are we ever given so much research material to determine whether or not a purchase will be worth our time and money. Thanks to the people behind the ESV Study Bible for making sure we can make an educated purchase. October 15 is the official release date.