Lockman NASB Side-Column Ref. Wide Margin Black G.L.

Lockman NASB Side-Column Wide Margin Reference Bible, Black Genuine Leather

3.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

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NASB Side-Column Reference Wide Margin Genuine Leather Black

Description: With over 95,000 cross-references you can enhance your daily reading. This Bible features a single column of Bible text making reading smooth and steady.

Full Column Cross References
Wide Margin
Verse Format
Black Letter
Single Column Text
Trim Size of Paper: 6-1/2″ x 9-1/4″ x 1-3/8″
Font Point Size: 11
Blank Margin = 1″
Smyth sewn binding

Excellent format and softer, smooth Genuine Leather coupled with one of the best translations makes this edition a bargain!

Additional Information

Weight 4 lbs

8 reviews for Lockman NASB Side-Column Wide Margin Reference Bible, Black Genuine Leather

  1. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    First, great customer service … ordered Friday, got Monday. Okay, so I\’m comparing this Bible to the Allan NASB I got and promptly gave to my wife. Nowhere near as elegant … doesn\’t have the love-to-pick-up-and-handle factor like the Allan. But you can buy six of them for the price of the Allan … just saying. At 32.47, one of the best buys at EB. The genuine leather feels good to the touch on the outside, but the inside cover is stiff paper, so lacks flexibility … hopefully will get better as it ages.

    Text block is identical to Allan, although trimmed out a bit differently … slightly smaller, tiny bit less margin at top and bottom, giving it a more crowded appearance on the page. The text runs more into the gutter on the inside, to…o, though that may just be a factor of the Allan opening flatter. As others have pointed out, publisher calls this \”wide margin\” but it is not (nor is the Allan) … enough space for a few notes, especially where the side references are sparse. One cheap-looking black ribbon instead of the Allan\’s three. Bottom line: good value for the money, does not really compare to the Allan or my other \”luxury\” Bibles (Crossway calfskin ESV SCR and large print) in quality … or in price.

    UPDATE: I should add that this Bible is growing on me. After getting used to Crossway calfskin ESV, I was a little taken aback by the stiff feel of the Lockman NASB. But it is loosening up some now, feeling more comfortable. The flip side of the \”stiff\” problem is that it does have a more rugged and durable feel than the luxury Bibles. You wouldn\’t mind stuffing this one in your backpack or suitcase. And did I mention I love this single column format with the large, dark print and the huge number of references and translation notes in the readable, side-column format? 🙂

  2. 4 out of 5


    Thank you to Mark Frees for his wonderful review of this bible —coupled with the very reasonable price it finally got me to make a decision to order. I received this Wide Column Reference NASB updated edition in one day- I’m in Virginia too – still I was so happy getting this quickly. I sought to replace my 4 lb NAS Harvest House ‘International Inductive Study Bible’ that I’ve had for 14 years. Wow, I was so out of touch with all the new bible versions. My doctrinal pastor teacher teaches from the original languages in an exegetical (grammatical), isagogical (historical) and categorical method. He recommends the NASB so I knew I would stick to that for study. Daily study of the Word of God is the most important thing I do. Back to this Bible, I love it. I had a long list of things I wanted and this fills many of my wants, all of my needs and has a great price to boot. I still want an Allan NASB but do not have the money right now and for my wrist health I needed to get a smaller lighter weight bible. I am happy with the quality, the readability and the fact that this bible is smaller weighing half of what my old bible does. I began transferring some notes over and highlighting some and know that this will be a fun project. I highly recommend this bible and

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I just received this wonderful bible. Top notch for the cost, especially being a very soft genuine leather which I believe to be a cowhide and not berkshire(which is much more stiff). That being said, you wont find a more high quality bible for the price. And one of the greatest formats in the side column reference in verse and black letter. Cant go wrong with 11 pt font. Extremely readable. Ecstatic about this purchase. In my opinion the NASB is the absolute best translation in english (much better than ESV) using the underlying critical greek text. Whereas the NKJV is the best using the TR for NT greek text. If you want the 2 best bibles in english, these are the tops.
    Sincerely, PDH

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Couldnt be happier. NASB is a most excellent translation, and this bible comes with one of the best bible formats available period

  5. 1 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Unfortunately, this bible had a binding and glue up worse than some of the books I used to get in the 50’s that were printed in the USSR. The back was not glued-up properly since the the glue was applied “cover-side” and thus the book “floated” and began to separate from the cover. The entire thing wasn’t even substantial enough to send to a bindery for a new cover.

    I have sent it to The Lockman Foundation with an appropriate comment on their PRC production facility and did not ask for repair or replacement. Perhaps they will amend their ways.

    It would be edifying if EB would inform folk of the PRC-origin bibles, so that Christians are not unknowingly supporting the slave labor so common there. I don’t know that the Lockman production facility has safety nets surrounding the buildings to prevent suicide jumpers, but it is something to consider. Obviously, the lure of PRC based business ventures is that very cheap and essentially “forced” labor.

    I would not have noticed the PRC thing except the product was defective. I will be more careful in future.

  6. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    First, this is a large “full-sized” bible. I have had two of these NASB’s in this format from the Foundation Publications, Inc. over the years. They are the 1977 version (with Thees and Thous) and in hard cover. One is still in good shape, the other totally came apart and wore out but after many years. So, I decided to try one of these leather 1995 publications. It is a bit larger in paper size than the older one and it takes an additional 10 pages for the Old Testament. I don’t know why, the font size looks about the same, and the pronouns are shorter. It looks like many two-line verses in the 1977 are only one line in this 1995.

    I decided I like the updated pronouns for Deity and it is a very nice bible for the price. About the only one you can find that is single column and in verse format that I have used most all of my life. I wish there was a smaller bible with this format. (Zondervan makes a smaller nice-size-to-carry leather, red-letter NASB but it is two-column, center reference, and a bit choppy because of that.)

    I like this bible except for one main thing. It has half the map pages of my 1977 and the maps in this version are on high-gloss paper (the older ones weren’t) and the info on the maps is poor and incomplete. For example: The map for the twelve tribes in the Promise Land has very few annotations. Take the tribe of Asher for instance. This bible has only three towns/cities identified and my 1977 map has thirteen. In a word, the maps are pathetic compared with what was provided in 1977. So, why didn’t they use the same old great maps? I doubt the history changed. I looked at those maps a lot in the 1977 version but don’t have much interest in them now. I deduct a star in the rating for this.

    Also, the pages were easier to turn in the 1977 version. Your thumb could just flip through them to where you want to go, like most books. Not so, now. The pages stick together a bit at the edges. I guess these changes are all in the name of “progress”. Oops, there goes another star.

  7. 5 out of 5



    If you’re interested in this translation and layout I suggest getting the Genuine Leather edition instead of the Calfskin.

    The Calfskin is beautiful and soft, but the way it is bound looks quite shoddy and unfitting for such nice leather. It has edge-lined binding just like other high end Bibles (Allan, Schuyler, Cambridge) but it is incredibly loose, like the leather is ready to fall off. The tabs of the edge-lined binding don’t match all the way to the top of the text block, creating such a wide gap at each end of the spine that it looks like it was bound incorrectly. I originally returned my first copy and got a replacement only to find they all look like this; the huge gaps are somehow intentional.

    Also, regarding the cover being loose, there’s a much wider gap in the spine (between the cover and the text block) than I’m used to seeing in well bound Bibles. In the pictures it looks like the cover nicely follows the pages when the Bible is closed; this isn’t the case at all. Even closed there is a rather large gap at the spine.

    Does a loose fitting cover affect durability? I don’t know. But it looks cheap.

    The Genuine Leather edition, however, is exactly how it looks in the pictures. It (like the Imitation Leather edition) uses a paste-off binding instead of the edge-binding and executes it wonderfully. The leather feels great — far better than I’d expect for a Bible under $40. And it has a nice, snug fit and it lays open from beginning to end.

  8. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve owned this bible for 6 months and am still trying to break in the cover. It’s just too stiff for my liking and fanning through this bible to find a passage is slow and awkward. The feel of the leather is rough. The map and presentation pages are also very stiff and glossy. It just doesn’t handle well for me. Now, that being said, it seems to be very well made. I like the single column text, the font size, the wide margins, the side reference, and most everything else about it. It has a wonderful uncluttered, easy to read format. It lays open nicely. Although a few people said the calfskin version felt flimsy, I probably would prefer the feel of it. For $35 this bible is a good value but I’ll have to upgrade at some point to one that is more flexible and has a better feel to it.

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