Buy new:
List Price: $39.99

The List Price is the suggested retail price of a new product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller. Except for books, Amazon will display a List Price if the product was purchased by customers on Amazon or offered by other retailers at or above the List Price in at least the past 90 days. List prices may not necessarily reflect the product's prevailing market price.
Learn more
Save: $4.80 (12%)
FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
Only 6 left in stock - order soon.
$$35.19 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Sold by
Ships from
Sold by
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023.
ESV Literary Study Bible ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: Publisher Direct
Sold by: Publisher Direct
(85545 ratings)
93% positive over last 12 months
Only 12 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: SuperBookDeals--
Sold by: SuperBookDeals--
(202207 ratings)
83% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by:
Sold by:
In Stock.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

ESV Literary Study Bible (Cloth over Board) Hardcover – March 31, 2020

4.8 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

New from Used from
$29.06 $25.11

Enhance your purchase

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.

Frequently bought together

  • ESV Literary Study Bible (Cloth over Board)
  • +
  • Effective Bible Teaching
  • +
  • Enjoying the Bible
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

From the Publisher

More ESV Study Bibles

Crossway offers a variety of study Bibles, including the ESV Study Bible, the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible, the ESV Women's Study Bible, and more.

Study Bible Systematic Theology Study Bible Women's Study Bible ESV Global Study Bible
ESV Study Bible ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible ESV Women's Study Bible ESV Global Study Bible
Translation ESV ESV ESV ESV
Cover Material Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover
Type Size 9-point 9-point 8.5-point 8-point
Smyth-Sewn Binding
Gilding None None None None
Ribbon Marker None None None
ESV Student Study Bible ESV Literary Study Bible ESV Archaeology Study Bible ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible
ESV Student Study Bible ESV Literary Study Bible ESV Archaeology Study Bible ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible
Translation ESV ESV ESV ESV
Cover Material Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover
Type Size 8-point 9-point 9-point 9-point
Smyth-Sewn Binding
Gilding None None None None
Ribbon Marker None None

Editorial Reviews


“Anytime a new study Bible is published in any translation, I will immediately spend a few months using it in my morning and evening quiet times just to get the feel of it. When I started using the ESV Literary Study Bible, I immediately noticed so many wonderful features that I really loved. First, it focuses on complete passages, not single verses. That makes it much easier to see the larger picture. Second, the comments are all given before you read the passage, rather than interrupting your reading of each verse with footnotes. Brilliant! This allows the reader to prepare to hear God through the literary style that he chose to use to communicate his truth. We cannot accurately understand the intended message of a text without understanding the form of that text! Otherwise, we are likely to miss the entire point of the passage. Both the words and the literary form were directed by God, yet no other study Bible explains this essential factor. The ESV Literary Study Bible stands in a class by itself. It won’t surprise me if it becomes the book of this new decade. Well done, Crossway.”
Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California

“In an age when the phrase ‘Bible as literature’ is too often used as a cover for the ‘demythologizing’ of Scripture, the ESV Literary Study Bible reminds believers that we can only understand the Bible fully and on its own terms when we pay careful attention to the various genres it employs to convey the eternal truths of God. Highly recommended!”
Louis Markos, Professor of English and Scholar in Residence, Houston Baptist University; author, From Achilles to Christ and Literature: A Student’s Guide

“I well remember the one class my public high school offered on the Bible―the Bible as literature. In my mind, to study the Bible ‘as literature’ meant reading it merely as literature, robbing it of its divine inspiration and authority. But I realize now that to understand the Bible rightly, we must approach each of its sixty-six books with respect for the literary form in which its divine message is delivered. We simply cannot read a book of wisdom sayings, such as Proverbs, in the same way we read the poetry of Song of Solomon, the historical narrative of the Gospels, or the apocalyptic visions of Revelation. The ESV Literary Study Bible keeps us from a flat approach to the various types of writing in the Bible, handing us the tools we need at every turn to better grasp the message the divine author intends for us to take away from the text.”
Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden

“The ESV Literary Study Bible is a treasure trove of observation and analysis regarding how the form of Scripture’s passages and accounts affects our understanding and application of the written content. I welcome this repackaging of an already classic volume that makes it even more accessible and helpful for accurate and insightful Bible exposition.”
Bryan Chapell, pastor; author, Christ-Centered Preaching and Christ-Centered Worship

“People often talk about the importance of reading the Bible but less so about how to read the Bible. And while unlimited resources seem to be available to help Bible readers along the lines of a historical-grammatical method, it is the ESV Literary Study Bible that continues to be the best, and nearly singular, resource to encourage us along literary lines. Preachers of the Bible must know that God’s word comes to us in a variety of literary forms―and that this work will help shape their reading and preparation.”
David R. Helm, Chairman of the Board, Charles Simeon Trust; Pastor, Christ Church Chicago

“That the Bible is inspired means that its imagery, structure, characterizations, and style are also inspired. When we overlook the literary dimensions of the Bible, we miss its full meaning and its aesthetic power. In the ESV Literary Study Bible, Leland Ryken, one of our best Christian literary scholars, guides us through the Scriptures, unobtrusively helping us to appreciate what we are reading, pointing out the qualities and forms that make the Bible the greatest of all books.”
Gene Edward Veith Jr., author, Loving God with All Your Mind and Post-Christian

“The ESV Literary Study Bible focuses readers’ attention on the generally unrecognized and underappreciated literary aspects of the Bible that are so crucial to a fuller understanding of the Scriptures. Those who read through this study Bible will gain a valuable perspective that will deepen their understanding of not only the Bible’s literary characteristics but also, in turn, the Bible’s overall story and its theology. This Bible’s glossary of literary terms and genres will prove extremely helpful for readers’ understanding of the Bible and of literature in general.”
David V. Urban, Professor of English, Calvin University; author, Milton and the Parables of Jesus

“The ESV Literary Study Bible offers fresh and fruitful paths for exploring what God has given us in the Scriptures. Many of us are accustomed to reading the Bible as a window to history and as a resource for answering theological questions. Yet, in the first place, the Bible is a collection of divinely inspired literary works. This study Bible gives indispensable insights into the literary designs and purposes of every book in the Bible. It will deeply enrich your experience of learning and living the Scriptures.”
Richard L. Pratt Jr., Cofounder and President, Third Millennium Ministries

About the Author

Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College. He preached at Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010. Ryken has published more than 50 books, including When Trouble Comes and expository commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah. He serves as a board member for the Gospel Coalition, the Lausanne Movement, and the National Association of Evangelicals.

Help their budget go farther

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crossway (March 31, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 2032 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1433568713
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1433568718
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.45 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.6 x 1.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

The English Standard Version (ESV) Bible is an essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and depth of meaning.

First published in 2001, the ESV Bible has become trusted by millions of Christian leaders, pastors, and individuals in every part of the world.

The ESV Bible carries forward the trusted legacy of the Bible in English--the legacy established first in the Tyndale New Testament (1526) and the KJV Bible (1611). With this legacy as the foundation, the ESV Bible (2001) reflects the beauty and majesty of the original languages, first captured centuries ago by these early Bible translations.

But the ESV also provides the most recent evangelical Christian Bible scholarship and enduring readability for today. The ESV translation team was built on the trusted foundation of over 100 evangelical Christian scholars and pastors worldwide, committed to the truth, authority, and application of the Bible to all of life.

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5
126 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 10, 2020
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 1, 2020
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 21, 2020
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 10, 2022
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 11, 2021
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 25, 2020
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 21, 2020
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Photographer and book/music lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Product arrived quickly and was in perfect condition! Thank you!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on September 6, 2020