The English Standard Version (ESV) was published in 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. The ESV seeks to be a word-for-word translation rather than a thought-for-thought translation. The translation board used the Revised Standard Version (RSV) as a textual starting point for language and literary style although with the conscious decision to correct what many Evangelicals considered to be under-translations found in the RSV, that is, specific verses thought to be influenced by Liberal theology. In 2007 a revised edition appeared, in which about 360 changes were incorporated. In 2008 a Study Bible edition was released adding larger book introductions, copious study notes, topical articles, and concordance. The Bible text was the 2007 edition.

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Christianity Today: The English Standard Version
Review article by English teacher Kathleen Nielson.
English Standard Version
A Wikipedia article on the history, translation philosophy and a bit of criticism of the ESV
English Standard Version
This site gives some of the history and compares the ESV with the RSV in Romans 1-3 and some of the Old Testament prophecies.
The English Standard Version
A review of the ESV with some history, translation information, strengths and some suggested improvements.
The English Standard Version (ESV)
This site gives some of the history as well as a comparison between the ESV and other versions in about a dozen verses.
Matthias Media: How Close Are We to the Bible?
A review of Bible translation principles with comparisons between the English Standard Version and the New International Version.
Official Website of the English Standard Version Bible
This site has links to translation philosophy, history and names of translators.
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