- Because the ESV has managed, by hook or crook, to connect with many critical people
- The ESV blog
- Those funky, crazy, hip covers
- Its position, real or imagined, as an alternative to Mother-God translations of the Bible
- The fact that it is a good translation, in many aspects
- Its opposition, real or imaginary, against the TNIV
- ESV, the Red-Headed Stepchild of the Bookstore
- The fact that it's a literal translation
- The fact that it's not used in many study Bibles
So there you have it. Five reason[s] why the ESV will, or will not succeed. Anyone have more suggestions?So I added a a comment to her post.
For anyone who wonders what the word "standard" means in the title to my post, I intend that word to refer to a Bible version which has wide usage across denominational and age lines for a significant period of time. The KJV became a standard version for hundreds of years. The RSV became a standard version in many mainline churches. The NIV became a best-selling standard Bible version. The ESV may. What do you think?