Cambridge Concord Reference Bible KJV Video Review

The Cambridge Concord is one of my all-time favorite Bibles and it’s one of the Bibles I use the most. It’s available in regular size, personal size, and wide margin. The regular size is great for carrying, reading, and preaching. The personal size is ideal for travel. The wide margin is ideal for personal study. In this video review, I compare 6 different editions of the Concord to help you determine if this edition is right for you and which edition would suit your purposes the best.

My personal favorite and the one I use the most is the regular edition. I like both calf split and goatskin. I find the calf split easier to carry around and not worry about wear. I love the overall size. It’s almost like a thinline and the dark font makes it easy to read. It’s a great choice for an all-arounder.

You can purchase the Cambridge Concord at Amazon.

Cambridge Concord Video Review

Features

  • KJV
  • Current editions include calf split leather with paste-down liner or edge-lined goatskin
  • Sewn binding
  • Translators to the Reader
  • Epistle Dedicatory
  • Available in regular size, personal size, and wide margin
  • Black or red letter
  • 6.5 point font (personal size), 9 point (regular edition), 8 point (wide margin)
  • Semi bold
  • 30+gsm paper
  • around 44k center column references and footnotes using the Bold Reference System
  • 7 page glossary
  • 128 page dictionary
  • 137 page concordance
  • 15 Maps with index
  • 1-2 ribbons
  • Red and black head and tail bands
  • Gold or art gilt
  • Printed and bound in the Netherlands by Jongbloed

Cambridge Concord Written Reviews

For reference, here are the Concord reviews in the order they were published including their model numbers to help compare the differences:

You can purchase the Cambridge Concord at Amazon.

Do you use the Cambridge Concord? Let us know how you like it in the comments. 

About The Author

Randy A Brown

WordPress writer by day, Bible reviewer by night, pastor all the time. And there's also that author thing.

2 Comments

  1. Donald R. (Don) Denison

    Dear Randy:

    It has been quite a while since I’ve commented on your articles, I had a bad truck accident, and ended up losing a leg which slowed down almost everything except medical appointments,

    My first Concord was the Personal Concord which still has a spot on my chair side table. None of the faults you so rightly called our attention to have any significant bearing on the reading of it and it’s place on my chair side table. The font is clear enough that reading is easy in good light, and the size of the volume is just right for a chair side reader. The standard Concord with the Goatskin cover is my favorite for carry. However. the full size Concord does not equal the Westminster as a sit down study bible, but for personal reading and carry it is just about perfect, I do not write notes or highlight my bibles as I do not want previous notes and thoughts prejudicing and interfering with the present reading so the lack of large margins is of no consequence to me, I keep notes in separate journals for reference and study, often finding that I wonder why I made the notes in the first place, and am glad I didn’t write it in my Bible. Perspective changes with time further study, growth of knowledge, and maturity most of the notes I have taken from earlier study reflect that immaturity and changes in perspective so there is no need for a note takers Bible for my use, I stll think that the Concord as ALMOST as complete a study Bible as the Westminster, but it isn’t, Still, for personal carry and taking to church, or as the Bible I throw in my luggage for travel the Goatskin Concord is just about perfect for my use. Now if only we could get the Westminster’s size , readability, and font/printed pages to equal the Concord, it would be for me the perfect edition of the Bible.

    I hope all is well with you and Yours, Go with God Brother;

    Yours in Christ

    Don Denison.

    Reply
    • Randy A Brown

      Hi Don. Sorry to hear about your accident. I’m glad it wasn’t any worse. I’d love to have a Westminster like your description. That would be an excellent Bible.

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