Coming in September, 2012, is Cambridge’s fine Clarion edition in New American Standard. The NASB Clarion will be available in black goatskin, black calfsplit, or brown calfskin. Here’s more information from Baker Publishing: A Cambridge Clarion Reference Bible presents the text in a single column with the cross-references in the outer margin, giving the page a very well laid out appearance. The font size is a little under 9 point with generous line spacing. It is typeset in Lexicon No. 1, a modern digital font which has many of the characteristics usually associated with traditional Bible typefaces–in particular, a degree of readability more usually associated with much larger type. The Clarion edition is the only NASB personal size reference Bible with a single-column paragraph format. The Bible has 15 new color maps and a concordance and there are two ribbon place markers. This is a Bible of the very highest quality, printed on India paper with art-gilt edges, Smyth-sewn for flexibility and endurance, and bound in black goatskin leather, brown calfskin leather, or black calf split...Read More
Releasing January 2013, the King James Edition Pitt Minion will be available in Black Imitation, Brown Calf Split, and Black or Brown Goatskin. Here’s the information from Baker Publishing: A combination of skilled design and the use of a remarkably compact typeface lead to acclaim for the Pitt Minion format in achieving the difficult feat of being both easy to carry and easy to read. The first Pitt Minions were only available in the King James Version but in recent years Cambridge has developed the original concept by creating new Pitt Minion Bibles in a range of modern translations. These are produced using a special digital font which has similar characteristics of compactness and readability to the original typeface. Now, the KJV Pitt Minion Edition has been freshly typeset using this modern font and current layout, which presents the text in paragraph format. The Bible text is supported by a Reader’s Companion (a cross between a concordance and a dictionary) and 15 newly designed color...Read More
Evangelical Bible.com has posted some nice pictures of their Schuyler ESV. They are available at their Picasa page. The Schuyler ESV is looking like a fine Bible. It should be available June September...Read More
The Wide Margin Loose Leaf Reference series of Bibles from Hendrickson Publishers are a note-taker’s dream come true. Having both wide margins and loose leaf pages means you can take notes within the margins, but you are not limited by just the space on the page. You can add as many sheets of paper as you need, anywhere you need. This is great for adding articles, charts, outlines, definitions- just about anything you could possibly need for teaching, preaching, or study. They are available in many translations including KJV, ESV, NASB, NRSV, NIV, and some are available with study notes. This is a review of the KJV edition. Here are the basic features. Epistle dedicatory 40lb paper 1 inch margin, 1.25 inch on the outside margin 1873 edition KJV 9 point font 19 blank sheets – 38 blank pages front and back Center column reference Headings in the text Translators notes Footnote indicators 1048 pages 8 ½ x 11 pages 13 ¼ x 11 ¾ x 5 1/21 binder 123 page concordance Printed in USA Text The text is black letter and is sharp and crisp. It has a nice bold 9-point font, with what looks to me to be a 10-point leading, that is easy to read and mark. The text is not self-pronouncing, but it does have headings in the text and footnote indicators that tie the...Read More
The Thompson Chain Reference Bible has been around for over 100 years. There’s a reason that it’s been around that long. The Thompson could be considered a study Bible, a topical Bible, or a reference Bible. I think it is most accurately called a topical reference Bible. To be considered a study Bible, most users would expect it to have commentary. I think that is more accurately called a commentary Bible. I think a better study Bible would be a Bible that gives you the tools you need to study the Scriptures for yourself. With this in mind, the Thompson Chain Reference Bible makes a great study Bible. Rather than giving commentary, it compares Scripture with Scripture, allowing the Bible to be its own commentary. The Thompson is called ‘influence free’ based on this assessment. However, this is not exactly accurate. The topics themselves are influenced by Charles Thompson’s theology, as well as marginal headings, chapter summaries, and outlines of each book. In most cases, I don’t have any issues with these choices. The Thompson has many features that I like in a study Bible: Chain references Topical index Better than average concordance Chapter summaries Page summaries Book outlines Character studies Archaeological encyclopedia Red letter Italics for added words Self-pronouncing text Marginal headings (rather than in-text headings) Links to parallel passages Translation notes Sewn binding Blank pages for writing...Read More
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