Recommended Study Bibles
We recommend the following study Bibles according to your need:
ESV Study Bible
Published by Crossway Bibles (2008)
The ESV emphasizes fidelity to the original text over clarity in English. The ESV Study Bible has outstanding notes, maps, and concordance along with good articles. It is highly recommended as a general-purpose study Bible.
The NIV Study Bible
Updated Edition published by Zondervan (2008)
The NIV emphasizes clarity in English, so it has more interpretation in its renderings than either the ESV or the NET Bible. The NIV Study Bible has outstanding notes and maps along with a sizable concordance. It is also a sound choice for a general-purpose study Bible.
First Edition [with over 60,932 Notes] published by Biblical Studies Press (2005)
The NET Bible takes a middle position between the NIV and ESV on the balance between fidelity to the original text and clarity in English. The NET Bible is highly recommended for those interested in the Translators’ Notes. It also has unique maps based on earth-satellite imaging. Available at Bible.org