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The Bible: English Standard Version (Bible Esv) [Paperback]

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7 Oct 2002 Bible Esv

A pocket-size, paperback edition of the highly accurate English Standard Version Bible.

The new and highly-respected English Standard Version Bible, in a compact binding designed for portability.

With Dr J. I. Packer and other UK names on the Translation Teams, the ESV sets new standards for accuracy to the original in not compromising on word-for-word translation for anything but absolute clarity in modern English.



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  • Paperback: 1344 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Compact edition edition (7 Oct 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007143303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007143306
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 10 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 445,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The English Standard Version is a new and highly accurate translation of the Bible from the original sources. It sits in the classic stream of word for word Bible translations, using the Revised Standard Version as a base but incorporating all the most recent advances in scholarship and changes in modern language use. It combines the utmost accuracy with readability and literary beauty, and as such it is ideal for personal devotional use or academic study, public reading or memorization.

The Translation Oversight Committee and Translation Review Board are composed of evangelical scholars from many different denominations and from various countries, led by Dr. J.I. Packer of Regent College, Vancouver. Setting aside doctrinal difference and personal preferences they have striven to render the closest possible equivalent to the original in modern English.

In accordance with its committment to word for word translation, the ESV uses gender-inclusive terms where the original word has no gender-specific connotation, but retains any gender-specific terms as in the original, as well as avoiding unnecessary changes to word order by retaining the generic ‘he’.

• Accurate yet readable word for word Bible translation
• Suitable for in-depth study and for personal devotional use
• Retains the literary beauty much-loved in classic Bible translations
• Ideal for public reading and memorization

About the Author

The English Standard Version is an outstandingly thorough new translation of the Bible in the finest tradition of English Bibles, particularly the King James Version and Revised Standard Version (RSV). With JI Packer heading up the Translation Committee this is a reliable and ‘essentially literal’ translation that is useful for both study and personal devotion.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good translation and compact 4 Feb 2009
By Chaz
The ESV offers probably the most accurate word-for-word translation out there...it can at points come over a bit dry but in general it's pretty impressive.

This particular Bible is a great little version:

Size: 14.4 x 10 x 2.6 cm so you can actually get it into your back pocket (just!).

It has a soft front cover which means pages can get creased, but saves on weight and space.

The font's relatively small because it has to be - they fit about 55 lines each page.

It doesn't have cross-references unless there's a direct quotation, but it does have a small number of footnotes for explanation of size, weight etc and possible other translations.

All in all it's a great little Bible, and one I would highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The good book 2 Feb 2009
This bible is nice and clear in print and to understand.
If you are buying one for the first time, it is very cost effective.
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