The ESV Study Bible is a study Bible published by Crossway Bibles of Wheaton, Illinois, a division of Good News Publishers. It combines evangelical commentary with the English Standard Version text.
The ESV Study Bible was first published in October 2008, supported by a $1 million advertising campaign. Its first run of 100,000 copies sold out before the copies had finished being printed. Within the first six months of availability, 300,000 copies had been printed in total.
When it was first published, the ESV Study Bible was well-received, receiving endorsements from many prominent evangelical pastors and theologians.Andy Naselli, writing in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society wrote, "No other study Bible matches the ESVSB in quantity or quality."
In 2009, it garnered the ECPA Christian Book Award for Book of the Year, the first time a study Bible achieved this distinction. It also was named WORLD magazine's Book of the Year in 2009.