Understand Biblical Text in Historical Context

The ESV Archaeology Study Bible roots the biblical text in its historical and cultural context, offering readers a framework for better understanding the people, places, and events recorded in Scripture. This study Bible seeks to bring life to the ancient texts by helping readers situate them in their historical context while recognizing the truth that the eternal God became flesh and entered human history at a specific time and in a specific place.

Full-Color Maps and Photographs

This robust resource is filled with diagrams, maps, and photographs of important archaeological discoveries related to the Bible. It includes 400 full-color photographs and 200 maps and diagrams, all aimed at helping readers grasp the culture and backgrounds of the biblical story.

Contributions by Field-Trained Archaeologists

With editorial oversight from Dr. John Currid (PhD, University of Chicago) and Dr. David Chapman (PhD, University of Cambridge), as well as contributions from a team of field-trained archaeologists, the Archaeology Study Bible assembles a range of modern scholarship to gather a wealth of helpful content into one volume.

Breadth and Depth of Study Content

Complementing over 600 photographs, maps, and diagrams, the ESV Archaeology Study Bible includes over 2,000 study notes, 15 full-length articles, book introductions, and 4 timelines, all contributing to the goal of explaining the people, places, and culture of the ancient times of the Bible.

Excellent Production Quality

This resource is offered in hardcover, TruTone, and genuine leather, the illustrations feature 4-color printing, it is produced with smyth-sewn binding, and includes a lifetime guarantee.

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Official Book Description

The ESV Archaeology Study Bible roots the biblical text in its historical and cultural context, offering readers a framework for better understanding the people, places, and events recorded in Scripture. With editorial oversight from Dr. John Currid (PhD, University of Chicago) and Dr. David Chapman (PhD, University of Cambridge), as well as contributions from a team of field-trained archaeologists, the Archaeology Study Bible assembles a range of modern scholarship—pairing the biblical text with over 2,000 study notes, 400 full-color photographs, 200 maps and diagrams, 200 sidebars, 15 articles, and 4 timelines. These features bring life to the ancient texts, helping readers situate them in their historical context while recognizing the truth that the eternal God became flesh entered human history at a specific time and in a specific place.

Specifications:

  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • Cross references
  • Footnotes
  • 2,000+ study notes
  • 400+ full-color photographs
  • 200+ maps and diagrams
  • 200+ informational sidebars
  • 15 articles like “The Bible and History,” “Archaeology and Preaching,” Major Biblical Finds,” and “Daily Life in the New Testament Era”
  • 4 timelines
  • Book introductions
  • Presentation page
  • 4-color printing
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Packaging: L-Card