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Review – Literary Study Bible

December 4, 2007

Today I review the ESV Literary Study Bible (ed. Leyland and Philip Ryken) over at the Discerning Reader.

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The punchline?

“In conclusion, I really have very little to say in critique of The ESV Literary Study Bible. Though it won’t be all that one requires for in-depth study of biblical books, it is ideal for ordinary daily readings. One minor gripe I have is that the pages (at least in my edition) are a little on the flimsy side and I do fear they may not withstand the rough handling my Bibles sometimes endure. I also find the print a little on the small side, though the font style is very readable.These nickpicking points aside, its hard to find fault with this volume. The strongest contribution of this edition is how it encourages us to read the bible as a whole, each book as a part of that whole, and each paragraph, sentence and word as part of the book and bible within which it falls. Not a bad contribution, considering that the bible is a piece of literature with a single Divine Author.”

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