ESV New Classic Reference Bible
In Trutone – Brown / Tan Tree Design
The ESV New Classic Reference Bible is a new edition of the first ESV Bible edition ever published in 2001—the ESV Classic Reference Bible. This practical and popular format combines the ESV text with a robust concordance and one of the most comprehensive and useful cross-reference systems available today—more than 80,000 references conveniently located in the center column on each page.
This new edition adds 32 pages of full-color maps of Bible lands and illustrations of historic biblical sites, structures, and objects for ready reference and insight. The ESV New Classic Reference Bible’s balance of helpful reference features and convenient size make it an ideal Bible for everyday use—at home, at church, at school, and on the road.
Size: 5.5″ x 8.4375″
Double-column, paragraph format
Red letter text
More than 80,000 center-column cross-references
32 full-color pages of maps and illustrations
Introductions to each Bible book
Lifetime quality guarantee
Interesting information about the English Standard Version:
- ESV translation was overseen by a 15-member Translation Oversight Committee, and another team of more than 50 Translation Review Scholars
- In 2013, Gideon’s International—a ministry that distributes free Bibles to locations including hotels, motels, hospitals, convalescent homes, medical offices, domestic violence shelters, prisons, and jail – announced they would change the modern English version they place, from the New King James Version (NKJV) to the ESV. This change will make the ESV one of the most widely distributed versions in the world.
- The readability level of the ESV text is around 8th grade (7.4 on the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and 74.9 on the Flesch Reading Ease). Just for comparison purposes, the NIV (New International Version) is also at the 7th-8th level and the KJV (King James Version) is at the 12th grade level.