evangelicalbible.com offers a range of the best study Bibles in the English language. We try to choose only those which at a minimum have sewn bindings. For the most part we have stayed clear of synthetic bindings. It is also our preference to put forth study Bibles that have teams rather than the ‘single man’ study Bible.
We have 5 main study Bible groups. All of these study Bibles come from a traditional evangelical (biblical) point of view.
ESV Study Bible
2 million words of Bible text and insightful teaching in 2,752 pages.
20,000 notes—focus especially on understanding the meaning of the text, giving answers to frequently raised questions, and providing theological, historical, and archaeological background
Book Introductions—include essential information about the author, date, and place of writing; an extensive chart of key themes; a summary of how the book fits in with the rest of the biblical storyline; a description of literary features; an outline of the book; and a large full-color map showing the setting of the book.
Over 50 articles—on topics such as the authority and truthfulness of the Bible, reading the Bible for application, the Bible in worship and prayer, the reliability of the biblical manuscripts, the relationship between archaeology and the Bible, an overview of biblical theology, and many more.
200-plus charts—offering key insights and in-depth analysis in clear, concise outline form; located throughout the Bible.
Over 200 full-color maps—use the latest satellite imagery, digital technology, and cartography techniques. The maps are based on extensive research and the most recent biblical archaeology scholarship.
80,000 cross-references—to encourage easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes.
40 all-new illustrations—created specifically for the ESV Study Bible and printed at key locations throughout the Bible. These include full-color renderings and architectural diagrams of important biblical structures, cities, and objects, shown in precise, accurate detail. The unique dimensional drawings were researched by leading archaeologists and have been beautifully rendered by architectural illustrators. The result is a series of exceptional illustrations—including the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, Solomon’s temple and Herod’s temple, and the city of Jerusalem throughout the history of Israel and during the time of Jesus.
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NIV Study Bible.
The NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the world’s most popular modern English Bible translation—the New International Version. This best-loved NIV Study Bible features a stunning four-color interior with full-color photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-winning NIV Study Bible has become the treasured and trusted companion of over nine million Bible readers. The in-depth notes are coded to highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Visually arresting section breaks help you find your bearing in the Bible. Full-color photos, maps, and illustrations make this study Bible accessible and friendly. Referred to daily by millions of pastors, students, church leaders, and other Bible readers around the world, the over-20,000 NIV Study Bible notes are the handiwork of the same translation team that produced this Bible’s text. The very best evangelical scholarship that brought you today’s most popular modern English Bible also contributed to the most celebrated and widely used study notes in existence. All of these features, and more, also make it perfect for homeschool use. Like no other Bible, the NIV Study Bible places an entire resource library for Bible study in your hands. Features: * Full text of the world’s most popular modern English Bible—the New International Version (NIV) * Over 20,000 study notes, with icons to make important information easy to spot* Introductions and outlines provide valuable background information for each book of the Bible* In-text maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations visually clarify the stories in the Bible* 16 pages of full-color maps plus time lines and presentation page* Words of Christ in red* NIV concordance plus subject and study notes indexes
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NKJV Study Bible
The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God’s Word. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has “the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor.” Thomas Nelson’s skilled team of scholars has produced the study system to reach for when accurate study in God’s Word is the goal.
Over 15,000 verse-by-verse study notes
150 Bible times and culture notes
114 articles on key Bible doctrines
350 word studies with Strong’s numbers
“Christ in the Scriptures” feature
Deluxe Nelson concordance
NKJV Study Bibles sold to date: More than 1.3 million
KJV Study Bible (Holman)
2011 marked the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, a landmark that gained worldwide media attention and researched estimates that more than one billion copies of KJV editions have been sold to date. Indeed, the beloved, historically rich rendering of Scripture is an ongoing favorite among Bible readers. Holman Bible Publishers is excited to present the KJV Study Bible, a new edition modeled after its own 2011 ECPA Christian Book Award-winning HCSB Study Bible, where every well-conceived study help is practically placed on the same page spread as the related biblical text. It also features 15,000 study notes, 141 photos, 62 timelines, 59 maps, 40-page concordance, 20 articles and essays, 16 illustrations and reconstructions, 15 charts, and a helpful glossary of 17th century expressions relative to the KJV’s signature phrasing. Other details of the KJV Study Bible include a two-column text setting, center-column cross references, the words of Christ in red, one- and three- year Bible reading plans, a notes section, four-color presentation page, and two-piece die-cut gift box.
Life Application Study Bible
The Life Application Bible was created for the reader who wants to answer the Question, “What does God’s Word mean for my life today?” This ebony premium leather edition is full of features that will help you understand the timeless lessons of the Bible, including application notes, character studies, maps and charts, detailed book introductions, and more. The Life Application Study Bible is a rich resource to help you live out your faith in practical ways.
‘One of today’s bestselling study Bibles—the NIV Life Application Study Bible—has been updated and expanded. The newly revised edition includes over 300 brand new Life Application notes, 350 note revisions, 16 new personality profiles, updated charts, and a Christian Worker’s Resource, which make this study Bible even better. Features: * The bestselling NIV translation * Over 10,000 in-text application notes — including 300 new notes and significant revisions to nearly 350 others * Over 100 personality profiles with 16 new ones * Most charts revised to clarify meaning and importance, plus eight all-new charts * New information on the intertestamental period * Christian Worker’s Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader’s ministry effectiveness, includes: How to Become a Believer, How to Follow Up with a New Believer, Mining the Treasures of the Life Application Study Bible, So You’ve Been Asked to Speak, and Taking the Step to Application ‘