Earlier today I was at my favorite Christian book store, Berean, and they have an impressive display of the ESV SB. So I decided to ask the guy in the Bible section about how the ESV SB is selling. Now what follows is the employee’s take and mine at the end:
Before I could ask him, to my surprise, he says that he’s not too fond of the ESV as a translation (I guess he was reading my blog).
ESV SB and Notes
He was rather impress with the amount of notes in the Study Bible. He said that it was the largest that he had ever seen for a Study Bible.
During our conversation he told me that he’s a moderate Calvinist. So I told him that the ESV SB would be a good fit then (he wasn’t buying that line). In fact, he told me he was reading through Dr. Norm Geisler’s Systematic Theologies.
Then I gave him my impression. First up, I told him that I’m not too fond of the translation either. In fact, I told him that the translation has an agenda (we didn’t go into details).
Second up, I told him that the notes are decidedly Calvinistic. He agreed.
Third up, I told him that no women contributed to the notes or the articles in the Study Bible (he already knew that).
So the Study Bible continues the slight against women in ministry as we’ve already noticed in the ESV Bible.
I do not own an ESV Study Bible…