The Cambridge Concord is a popular setting from the 1950’s. The wide margin edition takes that setting, places it on writable paper, and adds wide margins and paper in the back to create a note taker’s dream Bible. It has long been the Bible of choice for both scholars and preachers. In this review I take a look at the calf split edition. Pros Paper High quality construction Semi-bold font Wide margins Paper Cons Might be too large for carry Expensive Features KJV Calf split leather Sewn binding Translators to the Reader (every KJV reader should read this) Epistle...Read More
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The New King James is sadly lacking in premium editions. I can count them on one hand. There is only one wide margin edition available. Fortunately it is available in two different covers: calf split and goatskin. Both are excellent editions. In this review I take a look at the Cambridge NKJV Wide Margin in black calf split leather. Pros Wide margins Thick paper Cons Font could be larger Inner margin is tight Features NKJV Calf split leather Sewn 7.9 font Red-letter 2 column Paragraph Center-column references Translation footnotes Concordance Maps with index Index to notes Notebook paper 2 ribbons 9...Read More
I love wide margin Bibles. I also love Local Church Bible Publishers. I also love world renowned Derek Jones’ video reviews. I’ve been curious about two of their wide margin editions. I have the 400, and I have the 180, but I’ve never seen the wide margin version of the 180: the 390. So what do I do? I asked Derek Jones to compare them! He was more than happy to oblige and he even through in the 230. Derek also runs a Facebook page called Bible Geeks of the World where he discusses Bibles. Thanks for the review...Read More
I’ve been a fan of Derek Jones’ Bible reviews for years. I’m also a fan of the Cambridge Concord Wide Margin. In his video review for the Bible Exchange he takes a look at the goatskin...Read More
Both Cambridge and Crossway offer excellent wide margin editions of the ESV. Here are a few photos to compare the layouts between them, and I’ve thrown in the Single Column Legacy just to make your choices more difficult 🙂 You’re welcome! The primary differences are: Single Column Legacy – 9-point font, no references, single-column, no paper in the back Crossway Wide Margin– 9-point font, references under the last verse on the page, no paper in the back Cambridge Wide Margin – 8-point font, center column references, lined paper in the back for...Read More
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