Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

CEB Study Bible now available on Olive Tree Bible Software and App

CEB Study Bible now available on  Olive Tree Bible Software and App

Hundreds of articles from leading scholars provide insight and aid  understanding of biblical texts

NASHVILLE, June 9, 2022 – The CEB Study Bible is now available on Olive Tree Bible Software, the leading online research tool for studying the Bible. The CEB and CEB Study Notes can be accessed through the Olive Tree Bible App across all major platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

The CEB Study Bible was assembled by almost 70 leading biblical scholars and includes thousands of study notes, hundreds of sidebar articles, 5 in-depth articles, and 21 National Geographic maps that complement the biblical text and enhancing readability and relevance. 

The diverse Editorial Board includes Joel. B. Green (Fuller Theological Seminary), Seung Ai Yang (Chicago Theological Seminary), Mark J. Boda (McMaster Divinity College), Mignon R. Jacobs (Fuller Theological Seminary), Matthew R. Schlimm (University of Dubuque), and Marti J. Steussy (Christian Theological Seminary).

“The addition of the CEB Study Bible to Olive Tree’s digital platform makes this valuable translation and study notes accessible at any time and on any device,” said Rev. Brian K. Milford, Publisher of Abingdon Press. “This resource is ideal for religion and seminary students, as well as pastors and small-group leaders seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible.”

The CEB translation was completed in 2011 and designed to enhance the readability of Scripture. Sponsored by the Common English Bible Committee, an ecumenical alliance of publishers, it represents the work of a cross-section of more than 120 male and female scholars. To test for objectivity and utility, individuals from 24 faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European, and Latino communities provided consultation and critique.

Introductory Price on Olive Tree: 

CEB Study Bible available for $29.99 (retail $59.99) until June 20th, 2022.

For additional information, visit:

The Common English Bible Translation: An Invitation to Engage with Scripture with Your Heart and Mind

Readable: It means more than reading phrases on a page. It means truly comprehending the words, the sentences, the ideas, and their meaning. Within its refreshingly approachable language, the CEB sets the reader on a path to new understanding. 

Reliable: The CEB was built on the assembled knowledge of a diverse, crossdenominational group of men and women, 120 biblical scholars translating directly from the original ancient texts—not revising tradition or inserting church doctrine. Exhaustive attention has been paid to ensure the work is impeccably balanced and rich in context.

Relevant: The times change, but the Bible meets you where you are, providing guidance for every situation you face and every season of life.


About The United Methodist Publishing House

Founded in 1789 as the Methodist Book Concern, The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) is a publisher and distributor of Christian resources for congregations, clergy, and lay leaders, with primary attention given to the needs of The United Methodist Church. UMPH is a fully self-supporting general agency of The United Methodist Church and receives no general church funds. Its primary publishing imprint is Abingdon Press (, and the retail and distribution operations are known as Cokesbury (


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