I have thus far judged the OSB only by its cover, but I will actually open the book very soon. In the meantime, I'd suggest you avail yourself of some of the excellent commentary I've come across, all of it written by people deeply read in Holy Scripture:
- Kevin P. Edgecomb has set the standard with two superb entries: Two Septuagints and Orthodox Study Bible redux.
- Theron Mathis, who himself participated in parts of the production of the OSB, offers his thoughts here.
- Esteban Vazquez has one solid post, On Worldview Deficiencies and the Orthodox Study Bible, that will have to serve as his prolegomenon for any further criticism of the OSB until he manages to get his hands on a copy of his own.
- And, once again, Fr Ephrem Lash's review of the original (1993) version of the OSB bears reading and rereading. The new version of the OSB includes the very same New Testament and notes, with only very minor revision, as that reviewed by Fr Ephrem fifteen years ago. Indeed, Fr Ephrem's review can be used as a standard to measure the success of the 2008 version of the OSB. Were the editors able to incorporate constructive criticism, or were they not?