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Study Bible Comparison

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Feature NIV ESV NET
Cost (List/Sale) $69.99/$48.99 $74.99/$53.09 $39.99/$39.99
Number of Notes Over 20,000 20,000 Over 60,000
Number of notes done by the translation teams 0 0 Over 60,000
Number of notes done by a second team not involved in the translation Over 20,000 20,000 0
Cover Bonded Leather Bonded Leather Bonded Leather
Paper Edge Silver Gilded Gilded Gold Gilded
Type Size  8.9pt / 9.25pt 9 pt 9.5 pt
Binding Sewn Sewn Sewn
Online Companion No With Purchase Yes - Always Free
Detailed table of contents No No Yes
Study Note Abbreviations chart No No Yes
Map Index No No Yes
Color Maps No Yes Yes
Foldout Full Color Satellite Maps No No Yes
Illustration Maps Yes Yes Yes
Hardcover Version Yes - $39.99 Yes - $49.99 Yes - $29.99
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See what the NIV and ESV translations teams think about the NET Bible

“The translators’ notes, study notes, and text-critical notes (over 60,000 notes altogether) alone are worth the price of the NET Bible. In our work on the fully revised NIV Study Bible of 2002, the TNIV, and the TNIV Study Bible, we consulted the NET Bible notes and were often helped by them. Kudos!”

 

Kenneth L. Barker 
General Editor, 
NIV Study Bible and TNIV Study Bible


“The extensive and reliable notes in the NET Bible were a wonderful help to our translation team as we worked to prepare the English Standard Version.”

Wayne Grudem
Member, Translation Oversight Committee, ESV 
Research Professor of Bible and Theology 
Phoenix Seminary 
Scottsdale, AZ

 

If we can help a translation team, 
imagine how we can assist you in your studies


 

 The NET Bible (New English Translation) is a completely new translation of the Bible with 60,932 translators’ notes! It was completed by more than 25 scholars – experts in the original biblical languages – who worked directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. Turn the pages and see the breadth of the translators’ notes, documenting their decisions and choices as they worked.

 The translators’ notes make the original languages far more accessible, allowing you to look over the translator’s shoulder at the very process of translation. This level of documentation is a first for a Bible translation, making transparent the textual basis and the rationale for key renderings (including major interpretive options and alternative translations).

This unparalleled level of detail helps connect people to the Bible in the original languages in a way never before possible without years of study of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. It unlocks the riches of the Bible’s truth from entirely new perspectives.