Schuyler’s first unique typesetting design is the Quentel Series. (Peter Quentel published the first copies of Tyndale’s New Testament in Cologne Germany in 1525). This typesetting (Quentel) is available in the ESV, NASB, and NKJV. (The NIV is due late 2017.) This typesetting was designed to meet a few important goals for the Bible reader. The first and most obvious goal: we wanted to design a typesetting that was highly legible. This may seem an obvious goal for any typesetting, but we have not found this to be the case in many Bible designs. The large bold print typeset with line matching and printed on opaque paper, has resulted in a Bible which has met the legibility goal. Our choice of a traditional serif font produces a clear, bold, classic impact, where every word is rendered important.
Customers have immediately noticed how delightful this typesetting is on the eyes. We actually had a customer say that he had to take his glasses off to read the print! The typesetting is the most remarkable aspect of this Bible. So why is the Quentel so easy to read? Font, Paper, Spacing, Line-Matching – Basically large bold font with plenty of space between letters, words and lines, coupled with thick, opaque paper – where lines are printed exactly back to front – produces a text easy to read. When any of these elements are missing the legibility rating declines rapidly. Paper is usually the biggest single problem in legibility – since non-opaque paper produces a ‘shadow’ text on the opposite page making it difficult to read. Schuyler took all of these critical elements into consideration and produced the most legible Bible that we carry – and that includes any Giant Print Bible as well – (font size is only 1 part of the 3 legged stool).
Another feature of the Quentel series that separates it from the pack are the extensive Schuyler Maps, edited by Barry J. Beitzel. These maps include:
1. World of the Patriarchs
2. Israel’s Twelve Tribe Allotments
3. Route of the Exodus
4. Kingdom of Saul, David and Solomon
5. Divided Kingdom
Kings and Prophets of Israel and Judah (Chart)
6. Assyrian and Babylonian Empires
7. Persian and Greek Empires
8. Ministry of Jesus
9. Jerusalem and the Passion of Jesus
10. Apostles’ Early Ministry
11. Missionary Journeys of Paul
12. Roman Empire & Early Christianity
(Current Quentel NASBs contain an extensive set of Oxford Maps.)
All current Schuyler Quentel Bibles have natural grain Goatskin covers with calfskin linings, art-gilt edging and 3 ribbon markers.
The Quentel Bible is not the Bible to put into your purse. All of the features that have made the most legible and elegant typesetting have also produced a significantly sized Bible. If you are looking for a Bible that is extremely elegant, highly legible, and durable, this is about as good as it gets.