ESV Study Bible Now Available

Posted on: March 26th, 2009 by Craig Rairdin 18 Comments

The ESV Study Bible is now available for PocketBible for Windows, WindowsMobile and iPhone (Palm is coming)!

ESV Study Bible The ESV Study Bible recently received the “Christian Book of the Year” award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. It contains new study notes, maps, illustrations, charts, timelines, articles and introductions. All of this and the ESV text (if you already have the ESV text watch your email for a special discount on purchasing the ESV Study Bible). It’s the equivalent of having a 20 volume Bible resource library all in one study Bible (and all in the palm of your hand if you’re purchasing it for WindowsMobile or iPhone).

The ESV was created to help people understand the timeless truths of the Bible in a deeper way. It was created by a team of 95 evangelical Christian scholars and teachers.

I’ve been using it for a while now, both in print and in PocketBible and have found it extremely useful. It really is like having a reference library in the palm of your hand!

The ESV Study Bible is regularly priced at $29.99. Until the end of April you can purchase it for $23.99 (20% off).

Click your platform to go to the product page and add the study Bible to your order form.
Windows | WindowsMobile | iPhone (subscription required)

If you’ve purchased the ESV in the past, watch your email for a discount off of the ESV Study Bible.

UPDATE 3/28/2009 6:50AM EST…We released the Palm version of the ESV Study Bible last night! Check your email for the announcement.

18 Responses

  1. Peter says:

    SO should have waited for the official e-mail if there was an additional discount. Maybe that would have explained a little more about it. I’ll admit that I was so excited this was finally available that I bought it as soon as I got my previous customer e-mail or whatever it was. Very cool and I’ve been waiting for this since the hints that it was coming.

    Thanks for the hard work everyone’s put into this project. I look forward to using these notes.

  2. John Coarsey says:

    How does this compare with the Life APplication Bible Study notes? Can you contrast these?


  3. Gary says:

    John asked, “How does this compare with the Life APplication Bible Study notes? Can you contrast these?”

    I have used the Life Application Study Bible for several years, and now use the ESV Study Bible. They are both very good Bible study tools, but serve different purposes. They both provide good background information, charts, maps, book introductions, etc. The LASB emphasizes personal application – what does this verse mean to you… what lessons can you learn from Abraham’s life, etc. The ESVSB emphasize more of the biblical background and exposition, rather than personal application. I suggest that the ESVSB is a “deeper” Bible study tool, helping you to learn more about the Word of God. The LASB is better at helping you apply the Word in your life.

    You can check out the ESVSB online, free for the month of March at

  4. Chippa says:

    This is GREAT! Thank you! Not sure if it’s supposed to behave in the same manner as the NIV SB, in that the NIV uses an asterisk in the text to link to NIV SB notes, but I see no equivalent link in the ESV to ESV SB notes. Am I missing something? On another note, I’d love to see the ESB SV Daily Bible Reading Plan in the Daily Reader. I’ve been writing HTML links to daily verses so far this year…

  5. Al says:

    I am excited about the ESVBS notes and ordered it the first time I saw it in my email using the discount that you had available.
    I am using a Palm Zire 72 with most of my Bibles on a memory card. The ESV notes do take a lot longer time to load than the NIV notes. That is okay but what is not okay is that the anglicized Greek words that are in the ESV Bible do not come in at all. All I get on four different checks is this [ERROR]. Will this ever be corrected? Or does it come in correctly on the iPhone, PC version but not on a Palm. Oh, I also am a Mac user.

  6. Gene says:

    Just installed the ESV Study Bible last night on my “Zodiac 2” (running Palm OS 5). GREAT STUDY BIBLE! However, the maps and charts are pretty fuzzy – actually completely unreadable – on my pda. Any of you experiencing the same problem with a pda running Palm OS 5?

  7. Al says:

    Yes, on my Zire 72 the chart that I looked at is fuzzy in both the scaled and unscaled view that is available on the preference window of My Bible. A similar chart in the NIVSB notes show a fuzzy chart in the scales view and it is readable in the unscaled view. I like the ESV Bible because it gives more word definitions than the NIV, so I was very excited about the notes being available for my Palm. Did you get a code number to use online to not only the ESV Bible but also to all its notes? I think they will update the notes on line as new writers have written them.

  8. Lee says:

    I bought this the 1st day I got the email. I’m just wondering do we get the registration code (for online access). Online access comes free with the purchase of the print edition. What about Pocketbible? We can certainly use those additional stuffs found online. Thanks.

  9. Morgan says:

    Keep up the good work, I’m eagerly awaiting the Native version for my iPod Touch. It will be the Study Bible version, right? Please?

  10. Jonathan says:

    Excellent! Thank you. Would you please ask Crossway to supply the latest 2007 ESV text that is referred to on the publishing data page of the Study Bible? The ESV text we have is 2001 or 2 I think.


  11. Jim VanDuzer says:

    Crossway has provided the 2007 ESV text to us. We are working on releasing that as soon as possible. We wanted to make the notes available when they were ready. Sorry for the delay. We’ll post an update when that text is available. It will be available at no additional charge. Thanks for your patience!

  12. Paul Martin says:

    Love the ESVSB. It’s also nice that the beautiful illustrations have been reproduced. One challenge is the text on them is to small to read, for example on Solomon’s temple. Is there a way to zoom in to read the small print on these images? Thanks!

  13. Barry says:

    Thanks for this program. Please let us know when you get the 2007 ESV text. Also, any updates on the NET bible with notes?

  14. Greg says:

    Any updates on the release of the 2007 ESV text?

  15. Jonathan Bach says:

    PLEASE Publish the ESV Study Bible “Reading Plan” that is in the back of the printed ESV Study Bible (and the Literary Study Bible – seems to be the same plan). I was considering making one myself with the BookBuilder, but nowhere in the BookBuilder pages have I found a mention of being able to create reading plans.

  16. Jonathan Bach says:

    I came up with a workaround ESV Study Bible Reading Plan – I had tried a huge “NOTE” at the start of the ESVSB with the four clickable Scripture links for each day of the year – but it took too long to open.

    Last night I broke it down into 12 monthly segments, then put 12 “Notes” at the heading of the first 12 MAPS at the end of the ESVSB. A particular month opens up in about 4 seconds, then you click on one of the four readings for that day and it takes you to the highlighted ESV scripture passage. No, it doesn’t track your progress. But it works. Tap the ESVSB contents button, scroll to the MAPS at the bottom, and choose MAP 1 through 12 depending on what month you want, then tap the note and that day’s hyperlink. Quicker said than done.

    I made a text file with the 12 month segments. Just cut and paste one month at a time into each of the 12 NOTEs you place in your ESVSB. Is there a way I can post that on Laridian?

    Better yet – could someone transform the file into a true “ESVSB Reading Plan” *.LBK book?

  17. John Belsher says:

    Any update on when the 2007 ESV text will be available?

  18. Jim says:

    Can your ebibles be loaded on the
    Sony pocket eReader

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