Buying Bibles

If you, like me, are a fan of the ESV then there are two websites that you should know about. Together they are the two least expensive places to buy any ESV bible you can think of. Often, they’re significantly less expensive.

The first is Right now in addition to having great prices, they’re offering free shipping on pre-orders of the ESV Study Bible. Speaking of which, it was pointed out to me after my last post on the ESV Study Bible that the cover art I have such an issue with is just a dust jacket. Whah-lah, problem solved. So I ordered a copy and plan on taking the cover off. also happens to be the exclusive US distributor of RL Allan bibles, which are the highest quality bibles currently available anywhere. So if you’re looking to drop some serious cash on a bible of surpassing quality with highland goatskin leather cover, an RL Allan will give you goosebumps.

Check out this nifty graphic from the site:

The other site to know about as they sometimes give a run for their money in terms of having the best price is the Westminster Bookstore. Right now, for example, the single-column, Personal Size Reference Edition (which I highly recommend, by the way), TruTone cover, is $17.99 at Westminster Bookstore and is asking $18.89 for the same edition. However, you may be able to get free shipping from evangelicalbible, so look around carefully at the deals they are currently running.

3 thoughts on “Buying Bibles

  1. The one thing that really dissappointed me about the ESV was in Hebrews 8 and 9 it does not itlalicize the word “covenant” when it does not appear in the original greek, in the way the NASB does. I do like the readability, but that was a little dissapointing for me.

  2. Yes, that is perhaps the one feature where the NASB has an advantage over the ESV. It would be nice to have English words that were inserted for flow italicized as they are in the NASB.

    And, of course, the NASB is itself a wonderful translation as well. Though it does not have the literary quality of the ESV.

    On the topic of Hebrews, however, Messianics tend to make a big deal out of the places where “covenant” is not in the Greek manuscripts, but the reality is that it does appear that “covenant” is the topic under discussion. So I’m not sure why we make such a big deal out of it. I suspect it is a bit of a red herring on our part.

  3. Wow, those RL Allan Bibles are nice. If they only made a Hebrew Old Testament and a Greek New Testament. That’d be stellar.

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