LSB Genesis New Testament Psalms and Proverbs

The LSB Genesis New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs was produced in partnership with Answers in Genesis. The goal was to provide a New Testament that includes the book of Genesis to show why we need a savior in the first place. This places the NT in context and keeps us from leaving out the reason we need the New Testament. It’s available in black or burgundy imitation leather. I’m reviewing the black imitation leather, ISBN 9781636640488, model SBLS0295, printed and bound in Korea.

Threesixteen Publishing provided this Bible in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, only an honest one. All opinions are my own.

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This Bible is available at (includes some affiliate links)

Amazon

Threesixteen Publishing

and many local Bible bookstores

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  1. Video Review
  2. Binding
  3. Paper
  4. Typography and Layout
  5. Tables
  6. Comparisons
  7. Conclusion

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Binding

The cover is black imitation leather. It looks and feels like plastic. The front has the LSB logo, the spine includes the text, and the back has the Answers in Genesis logo. All are debossed into the cover. The cover keeps the bend after it’s closed, so it doesn’t close flat. The liner is paste-down black paper. The block is sewn. It doesn’t want to stay open on its own, but that’s due to the small size of this Bible. The overall size is 4.5 x 6.25 x .75″ and it weighs 8.5 oz.

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Paper

The paper seems to be in the low to mid-30s in GSM. I don’t think it’s less than 32, and it could be higher. The texture is smooth and just rough enough to be easy to turn. It’s ivory and has a slightly cream shade, which is my favorite for reading. It’s decently opaque, but the show-through is noticeable. It’s a lot less noticeable in the text itself. The background behind the text isn’t gray due to any show-through. I find it easy to read. The page edges are white. Even though it isn’t a high opacity, this is still some of my favorite paper. I like the color and texture.

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Typography and Layout

The LSB Genesis New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs presents the text in that order: Genesis, the NT, Psalms, and then Proverbs. There are two formats for prose in this NT. Genesis is presented in a double-column paragraph format, while the NT is presented in a verse-by-verse format. The verse numbers in Genesis are large and bold for the start of paragraphs, while the rest are small and can be difficult to see. The NT also uses bold verse numbers for the start of paragraphs, and the rest are large and stand apart from the text. The NT verses are indented. Section headings are in italics. The header shows the book name and chapter number in the outer margin and the page number in the inner margin. It does not include translation footnotes.

The Legacy Standard Bible text is printed in an 8.5, black-letter typeface. It looks like Lexicon No.1. It’s dark and consistent throughout. The text was printed with line-matching. This makes the text line up on both sides of the page, reducing show-through and increasing readability. Old Testament quotes are in all caps. Supplied words are in italics.

Psalms and Proverbs are presented in the standard poetic format that indents the next line when a phrase wraps to the next line. The line of text goes to the end of the line before wrapping. Most are divided at good locations, but there are some lines with a single word.

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Tables

There are two tables in the back. Both take one page. The first is a table of monetary units. It shows the biblical unit and the value. The second is a table of weights and measures. It shows the biblical unit and the approximate American and metric equivalents. They’re helpful since this Bible doesn’t include footnotes.

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Comparisons

LSB Compact Edition

The LSB Compact Edition has close to the same footprint, but it’s a lot thicker. It has thinner paper (28GSM) with even more show-through. The font is the same. The book of Genesis matches page-for-page, but the NT, Psalms, and Proverbs do not.

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Conclusion

The LSB Genesis New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs is an excellent New Testament. I like that it includes Genesis. I’ve always felt that just a NT wasn’t enough and including Genesis helps establish the NT’s context.

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This Bible is available at (includes some affiliate links)

Amazon

Threesixteen Publishing

and many local Bible bookstores

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Threesixteen Publishing provided this Bible in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, only an honest one. All opinions are my own.

About The Author

Randy A Brown

WordPress writer by day, Bible reviewer by night, pastor all the time. And there's also that author thing.

3 Comments

  1. Emerson

    I’m very happy for the partnership of Answers in Genesis and the publisher of the LSB. I hope the LSB gets published in its entirety in this size font. Their compact Bible font is too small and thin.
    Better yet, I’m hoping for a 9pt version of their Giant Print Reference Bible, same pagination but more portable. All their reference editions are very bulky Bibles; most translations have portable options for their reference Bibles, like the ESV center column ref Bible.

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  2. Robert Turner

    Are you guys planning on on doing the Genesis New Testament in goatskin or cowhide edgelined?

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    • Randy A Brown

      Hi Robert. I don’t think they have plans for this. I’ll ask.

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