The new Cambridge Paragraph Bible is now available in personal size. This is an important Bible for KJV readers as it presents the KJV text as intended by the translators. This reconstruction of the 1611 format is the scholarly work of Professor David Norton. It is in paragraph style and includes the translator’s notes in the margins. Poetry is set in verse style. It is available in either hardcover or leather, and with or without the Apocrypha. Here are the basic features: 5.25 x 8.25 x 1.75 Translators to the Reader Translators notes Calfskin or hardcover With or without Apocrypha 8.7 Swift Font The edition I am reviewing is the gray hardcover with Apocrypha. The hard-cover editions do not have ribbons. This Bible is a revision of the larger format Paragraph Bible that came out in 2005. Even though this is considered a personal size Bible, it is still not a small Bible. It is about the size of the Concord, only thicker. It’s still a good size for carrying and reading. Text The text is an 8.7 Swift font. It is easy to read and doesn’t feel too small. There is more than average space between the lines of text, so there’s plenty of white space to help the readability. Some lines line up with the lines on the back of the page. These lines are easier to...Read More
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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
Local Church Bible Publishers “Hand Size Text Center Column Reference – 110 Series”. Also known as the CCC.
A Review by Blake Ratliff 2/18/12 Introduction I have a fairly large and diverse collection of King James Bibles. As I have used these Bibles over the years two of them have stood out as favorites. They are the Cambridge Large Print Standard Text (LPST) and the Cambridge Cameo. I often use the Cambridge LPST when I want to interact with the text alone with no distractions from commentary or referencing. On the go I mostly use the Cambridge Cameo. The great thing about the Cameo is the small size with text that is easy on the...Read More
Cambridge has released their NKJV wide-margin edition in calf-split leather (which is better than French Morocco and not as expensive as calfskin). Cambridge wide-margin Bibles are designed for careful Bible study. The text features cross-references and is supplemented by maps and a concordance. The paper is specially selected for ease of writing, and the page margins are wide enough for personal notes. There is a section of ruled pages for additional note taking, and the Bible has two ribbon markers and a presentation page. As with all Cambridge Bibles, the pages are sewn for durability and flexibility. This new Bible is bound in black calf-split leather, a superior grade to the previously available French Morocco leather and an economical alternative to calfskin. NKJV Wide-Margin Reference, Calf Split Leather, black...Read More
Cambridge has been busy bringing out new editions. Their newest edition is an old classic in a new package. The Cambridge Concord is a classic setting that has been around for many years, but now it’s available in calf split leather. The Cambridge Concord has a nice layout and set of features that works: 9-point semi-bold font Red letter Self-pronouncing text Translators to the Reader Center-column references Thin opaque paper 15 maps Sewn binding Gilded edges 2 ribbon markers Thumb index Bible dictionary Glossary Concordance Calf split leather cover 8.25×5.5×1.25 Cover This new edition comes in calf split leather....Read More
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