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Cambridge and Crossway ESV Wide Margin Bible Comparisons


From top to bottom: Single Column Legacy, Crossway Wide Margin, Cambridge Wide Margin


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 notes


Cambridge on top, Crossway on bottom


Cambridge on top, Single Column Legacy on bottom







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  1. David J Cadenhead

    Been buying from you guys for YEARS> Thank you

    • Randy Brown

      Thanks David! I appreciate your support!


  2. Jeremy Golding

    Was one of these the Crossway ESV wide margin heirloom Bible? I am wondering how the paper is for highlighting and writing notes, whether ink or highlighter shows through.

    • Randy A Brown

      Hi Jeremy. It was the genuine leather on the regular wide margin paper. I haven’t seen the heirloom edition, but I’ve heard it has the same paper as the rest of the heirloom editions, which is 28gsm Indopaque.

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