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FAQ

Is The Lutheran Study Bible a new edition of the Concordia Self-Study Bible?
No, it is not. It was created new, from the ground up, to be the very first Lutheran study Bible prepared using completely unique and exclusively Lutheran content.

Is The Lutheran Study Bible an edition of the Crossway ESV Study Bible?
No, it is not. It makes no use of materials in the ESV Study Bible other than the ESV Bible translation itself. The Lutheran Study Bible is a completely new resource containing notes, introductions, and many other features never before available in a study Bible.

Is The Lutheran Study Bible an edition of the study Bible being produced by Augsburg Fortress/Fortress Press?
No, it is not. The Lutheran Study Bible is prepared solely by Concordia Publishing House using the ESV translation.

What color is Sangria, the color for the Bible’s cover?
Sangria is the manufacturer’s name for a deep, rich burgundy color. The cover material for the standard hardback edition of The Lutheran Study Bible will be the same material used for Lutheran Service Book. The bonded and genuine leather editions will be cowhide, in black and burgundy.

What is thumbindexing?
These are notches cut into the page edges for every book of the Bible, so the user may quickly locate and turn from book-to-book in the Bible. Because these page-edge notches require space in the margin, it is not possible to offer thumb indexing on the larger print editions, where we are making the type as large as possible, requiring as much of the page’s surface area as possible.

Are the words of Christ in the Bible in red?

Yes, this was a frequent request from our customers.

Can we have our name imprinted on the Bible?
Yes, that is an option for each edition, but there is an extra charge, $4 for one line of no more than 25 characters, including space and punctuation, or $5 for two lines.

What is the least expensive shipping method for receiving our Bibles?
Media Mail is a cost-effective shipping option. However, if you select Media Mail, please be aware that these shipments may take several weeks to reach you and cannot be tracked. CPH is not responsible for delayed or lost shipments via Media Mail.

I live overseas, how can I get The Lutheran Study Bible?
We are offering an airmail and surface mail shipping solution for overseas orders. Our European customers may prefer to place their orders with Amazon.co.uk

Does The Lutheran Study Bible include the Apocrypha?
No, it does not, though it does contain an explanation of the history between the two Testaments and an explanation of the books that were written during this time and traditionally included in Lutheran Bibles since the first edition of Luther’s Bible in 1534, continuing up the time that The Missouri Synod moved from German to English, at which time, the Apocrypha was no longer included. We did not feel it was wise to try to reintroduce these books to the English speaking Lutheran Church by including them in The Lutheran Study Bible since the vast majority of Lutherans are entirely unfamiliar with them. Rather, we are considering producing a separate volume detailing what these books are, offering more extensive history and background for them and including the books themselves. This will be a better way to introduce Lutherans to the heritage of including these books, which Luther said in his Bible that though they are not canonical like the other books of the Bible, they are certainly good for reading.

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