The Greek-English Parallel New Testament from Crossway combines the ESV (English Standard Version) 2011 edition and Nestle-Aland 27th edition Greek text in a single parallel volume. It is available for both nook and Kindle. In this review I am using the Kindle edition, although the nook edition is practically identical with the primary difference being nook’s navigation. Features include: Preface to the ESV Section headings Cross-references Footnotes Paragraph format How-to guide The layout looks great. First is the verse in Greek and then under the Greek verse is the same verse in English. The English verses have links to references (letters) and footnotes (numbers). Both texts retain formatting, so both texts include paragraph format and centered text for Old Testament quotes. The section headings help readability. The fonts are crisp and easy to read. I am especially impressed with how nice the Greek text looks. The Greek text even includes the accent marks. Navigation is simple. The Table of Contents contains links to Articles and Resources, and The New Testament. Each book of the NT has both the Greek and English names for the books. Select the book you want and you’re taken to a screen where you can select the chapter you want. Select the chapter and you’re there. It’s very fast and smooth. You can also go directly to any verse (this requires a menu button). Click...Read More
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Crossway has released their update the the ESV Journaling Bible. This time it’s a single-column format. With writing space on the outer margin, it is possible to write notes next to the text the note was meant for. The single-column format greatly enhances the readability of the text and notes. See images below from Crossway’s pdf sample. The paragraph format looks nice. This is a perfect Bible for note-taking and personal devotions. It is available in several bindings and colors. Here are the basic specs from Crossway’s site: Format: Moleskine Page Count: 1,360 ISBN-10: 1-4335-3191-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3191-0 Trim Size: 6.25 in x 8.0 in Weight: 38.9 ounces Published: August 31, 2012 Type Size: 7.5 Page Layout Single Column Additional Features Sewn Binding Ribbon...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
by Jonathan Ammon Wide-Margin Bibles are one of the most popular and effective tools for personal Bible study. They allow you to create your own personalized study Bible, inviting you to investigate your own interpretation and experience with the word of God. In essence it is the creation of your own reference tool and doctrinal aid. A wide-margin Bible simply gives you the space to write your own notes around the word of God allowing marking, underlining and highlighting to be augmented by notes, chain references, diagrams, sketches, charts etc. As a graduation gift to myself, I purchased a Cambridge ESV Wide Margin Bible. This is my first wide-margin Bible and I reasoned that if I was going to meticulously write notes in it, I wanted it to last a lifetime. The edition I purchased features a smyth-sewn binding, art-gilt page edges, two ribbons and a genuine goatskin cover. It was a pricey item but I’m planning for it to last a lifetime and contain an entire book full of interpretational notes etc. Mark Bertrand has written an excellent review of the product. Of course this rationale propagated itself and I thought, “If the Bible is this expensive I really should buy a fine point archival quality pen to write in it,” hence my notes are made in an 005 purple Pigma Micron, which is the most heavily reccomended pen for Bible...Read More
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