Cambridge ESV Wide-Margin Reference Bible, Black Goatskin

Rated 4.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
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This edition (black letter) offers a selection of tools for personal study in a Bible that is characteristic of Cambridge’s quality range of wide-margin styles. As in other Bible versions, the ESV Wide-Margin Reference Edition contains an attractive page layout with wide margins, complemented by a concordance, maps, and extra ruled pages for notes.

It is printed on carefully chosen Bible paper, slightly thicker than normal to allow for handwritten notes. Like all Cambridge Bibles, this edition is Smyth-sewn for long life, and its pages lie flat when the book is open. There is a choice of black- and red-letter styles, all bound to the highest standards, in a choice of covers and price points. The goatskin Bibles are superb examples of craftsmanship: the pages have art-gilt (red-under-gold) edges, and the covers are made from top-grain leather and edge lined, giving them an exceptionally flexible feel.

The layout and pagination are the same as the ESV Pitt Minion Reference Edition, making them an ideal combination for study and ministry.


7.25 x 9

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8.2 pt




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Weight 5 lbs

5 reviews for Cambridge ESV Wide-Margin Reference Bible, Black Goatskin

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Randall Cue

    This is a beautiful Bible. The goatskin is soft and supple. The text though small is very crisp and easily read. The paper is a very high quality and has a very good feel to it. The text, though printed in England, is not the anglicized version. It uses the American spellings. There is one feature that keeps this from being a five star review. Not every book starts on its own page. To me that is a serious short coming in a Bible of this quality and price.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Richardson

    Pleasantly limp binding……EXCELLENT workmanship……A great bible!!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Terrence Gooden (verified owner)

    With every purchase I have made from Evangelical Bible,I have called and asked questions. It\’s hard not being able to see most of these Bibles before purchasing. Of course the great photos on the Internet do help,but there\’s nothing like talking to people who really know what they are talking about!
    I was a little worried about this Bible because I didn\’t want another huge wide-margin(which is my favorite format!). I wanted to know if this BIble was as slender and \”liquid\” as it appeared. After being given some details from the EB staff,I purchased this BIble and it was everything I hoped it would be! It is wide,but it really feels slim when held. It doesn\’t feel heavy. The goatskin is great(though it lacks the overwhelming smell of the goatskin on my Allan Longprimer!). It almost has a \”pillow-like\” feeling. That makes it great to read and handle.
    I wish the inside margin was a little bit bigger (like in the Allan Brevier Clarendon),but overall it is perfect for taking notes.There are some things I love about Allan Bibles that are not present in this Cambridge edition,but that in no way makes this edition second rate! It is one of my primary carry-everywhere BIbles and I believe it will be used for a long time…

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heath Cates

    This bible (Cambridge ESV Wide-Margin Reference Black Goatskin) is the best of bible for what it is and that is the best compliment I can give it.

    It is a great wide-margin bible and other than the LCBP note taker, which seems to have more margin than text, it has about the largest margins you will find and yet they don’t feel like they are to much. For those after wide margins it also has two great features that you might find very useful. I am assuming that you are wanting to take note, make references, or otherwise mark the bible in some way and this bible also has quite a few ruled pages in the back for longer notes, creeds, etc. and it also has an A-Z blank index that you can fill in to reference to your notes or use in any way you see fit. They are laid out two letters to a page so you get about 13 almost blank pages from those.

    In the front there is a presentation page that simply has a few well spaced solid lines. I like this because even though some may be given as gifts I imagine many at these prices are researched and then purchased by the user. This allows for you to put your name and some contact info, in case it is misplaced and found, or any other marks without making you feel like you are misrepresenting it as a gift. It is probably such a small thing it wasn’t worth this paragraph but it is a feature I like.

    It is an appropriate size for a wide-margin. It could be smaller but then the margins would not be “wide” margins. The font of the main text is appropriate compared to the margins and the smaller reference text. The lines isolating the references and the references themselves are laid out in an easy to read fashion but are not larger than they need to be and so the overall size is not made larger for issues in formatting or layout.

    There are no bibles that I know of with absolutely no ghosting but this as close as I have personally seen. It is far less than my other crossway’s including the study bible and personal reference bible.

    Also, it is not a large print bible by any means but it is one of the easiest to read bibles I have, in part do to less ghosting I am sure. The letters are crisp, the font is very clear and the contrast on the slightly off-white pages enhance the text.

    I have been using this bible for a little while now but not long enough for a full review of the concordance but it seems to be done well and no more overly concise than other bibles I have. I have enjoyed using it so far and it is a feature that I use regularly.

    The other major points of review for this particular bible would be the aesthetics and binding. It excels in both. It feels great in the hand and looks like the leather, though pliable, will last for years and years. The binding seems as secure as any I have seen and all I know to say in my lack of expertise on the subject is that it seems to lay open better than any of my other bibles at points further to the front and back of the text.

    If I had to point out anything as a caution it would simply be to point out this is the 2007 ESV text and so there is currently one newer revision. This doesn’t hold me back at all though as it is the same revision I have for my personal size bible and therefor I am the same across the board.

    One other note would be that the concordance is not in the wide-margin format. There is still the same amount of room above and below the text block but it goes to the side margins like the maps do.

    If I could change anything about this bible it would not be anything other than simply adding one or two more ribbons. It is not a negative to this bible in any sense and so I feel comfortable keeping it at 5 stars. Two is more than my personal size but just going from one to two has opened up so many new ways of using them I can only imagine what 3 or 4 would allow.

    If there was going to be anything that kept me from rating this bible below five stars it would have been the cost. However, it is appropriately priced for what it is and so that too deserves 5 stars in my opinion.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey Mellema

    So far, there are few Bibles that, after much handling and reading, still make me genuinely excited. The Cambridge WM makes this list. In sum, this is due to the beautiful interior layout that is also very useful for the note taker. The cover materials and details are fantastic, and this Bible would make a fine lifelong companion for the reader of God’s Word. And this is probably the limpest Bible I’ve seen! For the rest of my review, with photos, visit my blog:

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