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Rated 4.74 out of 5 based on 35 customer ratings
(35 customer reviews)

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Westminster Reference Bible (Calfskin Leather)  (see more photos here and sample .pdf of interior)

Westminster Reference Bible, premium calfskin leather. This Bible contains over two hundred thousand cross-references, and also features a concordance and 8 full-color maps.

Features:
Calfskin leather cover
Cross references
Black text throughout
Quality sewn binding
Four marker ribbons
Bible paper

Additional Contents:
Gift presentation page
Translators to the Reader
The Epistle Dedicatory
List of pronunciation of words and proper names
References
Word list on page
Daily Bible reading plan
Concordance
Color maps

Page Size: 8.5″ x 6″
Thickness: 1.3″
Print Size: 9.6 point

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs

35 reviews for TBS KJV Westminster Reference Bible, Black Calfskin

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    I ordered both this leather edition of this bible as well as one of the hardcover copies ofthe same from TBS when they were announced.

    I have had the calfskin edition for a couple weeks now.

    The binding is of very good quality, the covers while not as flexible as my Allans, are not unreasonably stiff either. They are calfskin over a light card which offers good support to the bookblock, and should protect the pages well. The calfskin is very buttery soft, quite nice to the touch.

    The paper used is fantastic. It is a little offwhite without much ghosting from the backside. This bible appears to have been printed using line matching so ghosting is even further reduced. The typeface used is very easy to read, and the line spacing reduces reading fatigue, even the cross references are easy to read.

    The cross references are the best I have seen to date in any bible, FAR more helpfull than those cambridge has been putting out in the last many years. 200,000 references and most of them helpful is a treat.

    The ribbons are just ok. While long enough they are unfortunately thin. This makes me worry about damaging the pages with them.

    The inclusion of the Translators to the Readers is great.

    Overall this is a great bible, especially at evangelical Bible\’s price.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Let me tell you how impressed I am with this Bible! This is now my new favorite format/layout of any Bible that I own (100 +). I love the new, modern font, the dictionary of archaic words imbedded into the margins, the 4 ribbon markers, the verse format, and the calfskin leather. Oh, it also opens up and will lay flat to whatever page you open to, thanks to the smythe sewn binding! This Bible is an A+ all the way!
    Paul E.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My favorite combination..affordable yet QUALITY! This bible is similar to a Thompson Chain without all the “stuff in the back.” Very portable addition slightly large than the Long primer. The font is a great size with good paper. If you are a Authorized Version preferred person, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s a great price to value bible!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought this bible because I wanted John Brown of Haddington’s cross-references. I like the look of the double column with reference columns on each side. The references also include definitions of archaic words in the King James, which would be especially useful for those not familiar with the King James.

    I have purchased TBS bibles before, so I expected quality. This bible exceeded my expectations! The paper is very good with minimal ghosting. The print is excellent and legible. The bible opens flat cover to cover, even at the title page. The calfskin is very soft to the touch. The cover has some flex to it, but it is limited by the boards. If you are expecting edge-lined goatskin floppy, you may be disappointed.

    Amazing bible for a great price.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with this bible. The cover is a little stiff but I am sure will work out. The text is very easy to read and the paper color makes it great. I really do hope it holds up and will be my main reading/study bible for many many years to come.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love God\’s Word! I would love it if it was bound in construction paper! There is nothing like holding those words which have been preserved and passed down through the ages,especially when they are covered with wonderful leather! This Bible snuck up on me. It wasn\’t on my list. Somehow I had never heard of TBS. But when I saw this Bible online, I knew I had to check it out! It fits that size between compact and huge wide-margin very well. Though the layout is a little \”modern\” it still has an old-world elegence. It reminds me of my Thompson\’s Chain Reference but not as bulky. I LOVE the leather. It\’s much softer than calfsplit but I doubt it is as soft as Highland Goatskin. I\’m so pleased with this edition! I keep glancing at my new Westminster out of the corner of my eye and I really think this will be one of my favorites! It will be a great way to \”practice\” for the Schuyler KJV which will use this same great format! Evangelical Bible really has the best selection and the best prices, as well as the best costumer service and delivery times. They prove that to me with each order. (I only have about 4 or 5…..or 8 more Bibles to get!)

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Wow! I am thrilled with this bible! I love the off-white page color – I think it will be very easy on the eye. The layout and font make for great readability and I like the more modern setting. Even the concordance is very readable. I use the built-in concordance in my bibles a lot and some of them are not that easy to read, even when the scripture text is. The ribbons are not Allan\’s luxurious ones but they are adequate and I like that there are four of them in two different colors. As others have mentioned, the cover is not Allan goatskin floppy, but if you like a firmer cover or don\’t care one way or the other, you\’ll be happy. While the cover itself is not floppy, the binding is very flexible and lays flat. The calfskin is beautiful The bible is a nice size – hefty, but not too large (I have small hands). The 8 newly designed maps are attractive and very readable and nicely cover the minimum of what you\’d expect. There are several pages of blank, unlined paper following the concordance. (It is the same paper as the bible text, not a heavier stock.) I was thinking about getting the Clarion KJV (I already have the ESV), but am very glad I opted for this instead. You can\’t beat the price point. Now I\’m thinking I may save up for the Schuyler binding of this when it comes out next year!

  8. Rated 3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Overall, a very nice bible for the price, but the major drawback for me is the references are too small, other than that it would have made a great reference bible.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is a very good Bible for the price. The quality of the calfskin is excellent and very smooth. The only issue is the cardboard used in the covers is stiff and tends to curl making it a Bible I have to sandwich between 2 other books to flatten the cover out.
    Opens flat since it is sewn and a lot of resources for study

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is one of the best bible purchases I\’ve made at this price-point, without question. The crisp, clean text is very refreshing to the eyes… and added to that the expanded references and word helps, this is an exceptional bible purchase. And the leather is very nice… better than anything I\’ve seen at this price. But if it had the RL Allan highland goatskin with the full yapp treatment, I\’d buy myself another one of these.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just happened across this bible in many many visits buying bibles @ Evangelicabible. I can’t believe I didn’t notice before, but always seemed to skip over TBS for the ” bigger” named bibles of Allan and Cambridge. I couldn’t believe the price as compared to the latter even though this bible has top quality calfskin binding. Plus it’s KJV, and in a very unique verse to verse with the references on the outside!
    Much better layout IMHO. Granted the new Schuyler will be really nice with its goatskin binding when it comes out 3 months down the line, but you will also be paying appx $180 for it. This is just almost as nice for way less than half the price. Very pleased.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is an amazing KJV reference Bible. I\’ve written a detailed review with hi-res photos here: http://biblebuyingguide.com/tbs-westminster-reference-bible-review/
    I highly recommend buying it from EvangelicalBible.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    AWESOME KJV BIBLE!!
    I left so many comments about this Bible on Facebook that I did not realize I forgot to do a review here. I REALLY like this Bible!! Since I have been introduced to Cambridge and Allan over the last few years, I have developed a preference for black letter text and fine bindings. The Westminster Reference Bible does not disappoint in any way!! For the price, I really cannot nitpick on any particular area. The print is clear and modern. I have not seen a line of text jammed together, words indistinguishable because of old type-settings. There are alternate and Hebrew translations in the margins combined with a perfect physical book size making this Bible pleasant to read and study from…as well as take to church or meetings should you desire. I prefer this layout with the references on the outside of the text columns rather than center column references.

    Now that being said, Facebook has made me aware that Schuyler will debut a form of this Bible with luxury bindings. My only additional desires would be scripture references to accompany the proper names in the rear Appendix 2, use the same writable India paper used in the Allan Longrimer, secure the front presentation & rear maps a little better (it seems that the maps and presentation pages were sewn in only, rather than sewn and glued but I could be wrong), front and rear overcasting, make the print bolder (Cambridge Concord-ish) and make no yapp and full yapp available. Now everyone’s happy LOL! GREAT, GREAT Bible – WORTHY PURCHASE for those that prefer KJV. I’m SO Looking forward to the Schuyler version, however if I cannot afford it in a few months, I’m still happy with this TBS one!!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    This bible is an excellent edition of the KJV. The calfskin is soft, but not really pliable like it’s Goatskin counterparts. It’s well bound and lays flat everywhere. A great part of the Bible is the Translators To The Reader preface, which provides a wonderful connection to the KJV tradition, an inspiration that while not needed, sure enhances the experience. The text is very clear given the boldness of the type and the paper’s almost cream color helps limit the ghosting. I love the blank bible paper pages in the back before the maps. At this price, I was glad to bring this into my collection and highly recommend it.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Another outstanding offering by TBS and printed and bound in The Netherlands by Jongbloed. No negative attributions at this price level. The attachment of the cover to the text block is by the paste off method rather than the more premium edge lined construction. The paper, print quality and its uniformity is top rate. Minimal ghosting and line matching appears to have been utilized. No paper creases. Absolutely no trace of gutter cockling. While I have not seen the font type stated anywhere, it bears a near or exact resemblance to Linotype’s Minion font.

    The first one purchased did not have any pages stuck together by the gold gilding. The next two had perhaps 40 percent of the pages lightly stuck to each other with up to several inches in length. These were safely separated by inserting a thin strip of suitable material (card paper or other) between the pages and behind the offending area and sliding it carefully outboard. This way you will avoid the possibility of putting any wrinkles in the pages, i.e. will not buckle the pages. Probably spent at least a couple hours on each bible checking out each and every page. Not a deal breaker in any sense. Am in agreement with all the good things that previous reviewers have stated, except mine show no evidence of any sewn overcasting.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I dont think $65 could buy anything as beautiful as this TSB edition. Apart from its high quality binding, paper, wonderful look and feel, the text layout is awesome. The inclusion of many helps, hints, references archaic word explanation, and concordance,
    make this volume a wonder to behold. If you are an AV reader, and looking to purchase a new bible don’t hesitate, look no further. Buy it!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    If you are looking for a high quality unique KJV this is the Bible for you. I own Allan Bibles, Cambridge Bibles, the finest Crossway Bibles. While this Bible does not have the floppy goatskin cover like the others, it has so much of what is truly important. It is extremely readable, and includes a very helpful aid to archaic words in the margin. Each chapter begins with a summary statement pointing to key verses. The cover is very high quality calfskin and the binding is first class. You CANNOT find a finer Bible at this price, and the truth is that it would be an outstanding choice even if it were priced over $100.

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is a very nice Bible. Beautifully designed.
    I did find the cover to be a little too stiff. And in a few places there is too much on one page…text, references, chapter intro. Not a bad thing. Just busy on the eyes. Also, it is a bit on the heavy side.
    That said, I would not hesitate to recommend this Bible. The price is a gift really.
    Again, thank you EB for providing an excellent product with excellent service.
    So…should you buy this Bible? YES!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This Bible is beautiful! Calfskin leather, smyth sewn, excellent paper and clear crisp print. Printed and bound in the Netherlands by Jongbloed. I went over the entire Bible with fine tooth comb and couldn’t find one thing wrong wit it. Of course, with its paperboard type liner, the cover won’t be limp like an Allan or other high end Bible, yet mine lays open perfectly flat from Genesis to Revelation. For $65.00, I don’t believe you can find a better deal for such a quality Bible.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received this Bible today along with the NIC Commentary on Revelation. The delivery beat the promised due date, and came extremely well protected and packaged. The Bible is simply wonderful. It came exactly as stated on this site. I worried about the stiffness of the cover as many reviewers felt it too stiff to their liking. To me, the cover is perfect and so is everything else with this Bible. We are going to become very intimate friends.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just ordered a second copy. This bible is an excellent value and sturdy like a tank. The margin references are mostly from John Brown. Quite a neat and sturdy production given the pricing.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    An outstanding reference Bible and a great value! Review of the Trinitarian Bible Society, Westminster Reference Bible, Authorized KJV, 90U/BK in Black Premium Calfskin Leather.Just a little disclaimer first, I am not a KJV only guy. I love the KJV and I do read the KJV, but I also use the NASB as my primary translation. In addition I use the ESV, NKJV, HCSB, and Geneva. This should be good news to people looking for an honest, unbiased, review. The bad news is that I received this Bible gratis from TBS. Some of you might believe that will make me biased, but if you look at my blog you can see that there are a few publishers represented by reviews of their products, all of which were gratis. I am under no obligation to give a positive review to any of the books or Bibles I review.

    That being said, this is an AMAZING reference Bible! I was very surprised to see the quality of this Bible considering the price they ask for it. You can purchase one from TBS directly for $80.00 and they use the proceeds to provide Bibles and resources to Christians around the world.

    TBS took great care in packaging this Bible for shipping. When it arrived at my house it was in a clamshell type cardboard box filled with packing peanuts. The Bible was placed on top of a foam pad inside the box. Its retail packaging is a blue clamshell box with product information on it. Save the box for storage. I was so glad to see they took good care to ensure the Bible arrived undamaged. I have received numerous Bibles that have had bent corners, wrinkled covers, and scratches on them due to insufficient packaging.

    When I opened the box I could smell the premium calfskin leather. It was soft to touch and has a fairly smooth texture. It isn’t heavily textured. The cover is lined with typical vinyl looking material that is glued down. The first and last pages are glued up higher to ensure the text block is securely fitted to the cover. The printing and binding was done by Jongbloed in the Netherlands. They are well known for producing luxury Bibles like R.L. Allan.

    The spine has, “Holy Bible” at the head, “Westminster Reference Bible” in the middle, and the TBS logo at the foot. These are written in gold lettering. The page edges are gilded as well.

    The binding is smyth-sewn and very flexible. Fresh out of the box the Bible lies flat on the table from the first book to the last. When you hold it by the spine it drapes over your hand. The cover has some rigidity due to the lining. This is only a con if you are looking for a cover that isn’t lined or is lined with leather and stitched. I have had both types of covers on Bibles. For a time I thought it was the mark of a good quality Bible to have a lining as flexible as the cover material, but I have come to appreciate some rigidity in the cover. It helps to hold onto the Bible if there is something to hold onto. Some of the Bibles without it are more difficult to read because they are too flexible. They tend to flop around. This one has a great quality cover and it adds to the utility of the Bible. The fit and finish of the text block to cover is very clean and well done. It is obvious that they are doing this work with honoring God in mind.

    The Bible comes with four ribbon markers. There are two red ones in the Old Testament and two black ones in the New Testament. Both sets of ribbons are good quality and about a quarter inch wide. I really appreciate this feature. Often times Bibles only have one ribbon marker if you are lucky. Sometimes you can get them with two, but four is almost unheard of. I end up gluing more in on my own. I love having four. I can use one from the Old Testament for my daily reading plan and the other for following along with the sermon. I do the same with the two in the New Testament.

    The first pages are made out of a heavier paper and TBS instead of just leaving them blank has tastefully printed some scripture quotes on each one of them. Instead of being out of place, they were quite a propos and well done. After that we have a presentation page on the same paper, and then the paper changes over to Bible paper for the, Translators to the Reader, Epistle dedicatory, and the, Guide to Using the Westminster Bible, pages.

    At the beginning of the books there are verses that are helpful for the reading of each book and the Chapter numbers are larger and bold. The text is in a double column verse format with over 200,000 references printed on the gutter and page edge sides of the page. I love these cross references, the TBS Westminster lives up to the claim of being a reference Bible. They aren’t there to be pretty. They actually are relevant to what you are reading.

    In the top outside of the page you get the Book and Chapter, the inside has the heading, while the bottom outside has the page numbers. The font is clear and sharp 9.6 point, with consistent ink distribution making it quite legible and easy on the eyes. The paper is opaque and a bit thicker than some of the very thin paper used in lesser Bibles. It is a bit off white, but not so much as to diminish the contrast against the text.

    At the back of the Bible there is a, Tables of Weights and Measures, List of Words and Proper Names with their Pronunciations, Daily Reading Plan, and an extensive concordance. I was impressed with the size of the concordance. Most Bibles have one, but generally they are little more than a few pages. This one is actually large enough to be useful.

    After spending some time using this Bible and reading from it, I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a King James Version Reference Bible. I have some Local Bible Publishers Bibles and the TBS is superior in the printing and binding. Compared to the ones made in China and Korea the TBS wins hands down.

    ISBN: 9781862281684

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My TBS Westminster Reference Bible just arrived and its quality in-hand is better then I expected, especially for the price. I look forward to spending time reading. I know I’ll enjoy my favorite feature of the text already, the “word list on page”. The paper color, font size and overall layout is great.

  25. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Im 52 years of age and use reading glasses and I can read this. It would help more if the print was BOLDER. I have a NASB with 9.5 BOLD print and is easer to read then this one.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bang for your buck, this is the best Bible you can buy. For example, if you are trying to get thru the tough warnings in the book of Hebrew and wonder what the reference is to the “provocation” in Hebrew 3:8, there is a reference to Numbers 14:22, 27. This is an example of the extensive insights of John Brown of Haddington’s cross-references included in this Bible. The Various Helpful Characteristics of the Authorized Version section is wonderful for someone new to the AV, the quality of printing, binding and materials are excellent; overall, this is an incredible Bible for the price.

    God bless you and keep you,
    Ken

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A wonderful value. Traditional meets Contemporary with this Westminster KJV bible, which is very nice in many regards. If one needs a KJV with cross references, and does not want the bulk of a full featured study bible this is a great option. This bible is a medium size between a portable hand sized bible and a study bible. The binding is a very soft to the touch leather on a backing, and is flexible, but not floppy like many goat skin bindings, and has a yap overlap of approx. .25 inch. The text block is very nice and printed by Jungbloed, a printer and binder used for many premium bibles by various makers. The paper is reasonably opaque and the line matching reduces the degree to which text on back of page shows through. The gold gilding is of a nice quality. I have found that many KJV bibles made by well know bible publishers are simply reprints of decades old settings, often looking like a photo copy of a photo copy in quality. This Westminster is an all new setting. This text block has to its advantage modern text fonts, and crisp sharp characters for all fonts used. Unlike many reference bibles, the references in this Westminster KJV are very crisp and readable, using a font that has just enough boldness and definition between characters. This bible features two text columns with a comfortable space between them, unlike other well known cross reference bibles. On each side of these two are the cross references, giving each page 4 areas; left references, two text columns and right references. The text is in a verse by verse format with numbers on the left, which I find optimum in a reference bible. I am finding I really enjoy the page arrangement as it makes the bible serve nicely as a reader as well as a reference bible as the references are less intrusive when one simply reads.

    Despite the KJV being 4 hundred years old, the Westminster is a modern bible with a fresh new format that takes advantage of modern typesetting and design yet remains refined in a way that complements the attributes of the King James Version cherished by so many.

    The cross references total more than 200,000, and combine those of John Brown (of Haddington) and (likely) those found in Cambridge bibles. Additionally many will enjoy the chapter summaries, which date back to a 1770’s KJV printing, and are nicely integrated into this new layout design. The bible lays flat, the hinges are sturdy but not overly stiff, and 4 ribbons are present 2 red, and 2 black. They are thin and not overly satiny, yet quite adequate for marking pages.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    I got my TBS Bible last week, excellent quality, love everything about it. This my first purchase from evangelical bible.com and I would recommend them to everyone! I love the colour of the paper and having 200,000 cross references is the way to go!!!
    Now saving for my next purchase, a Schuyler, Canterbury edition KJV,

    Thanks so much,
    Kelly Crocker.

  29. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just bought one to give away as a gift. I didn’t have it long, but perusing it while I had it, I was very impressed. I really like the paper & the print. The off white, or ivory, or whatever you want to call the color of the paper was GREAT! Very opaque. I loved the cross references. The leather was a nice calfskin, albeit a bit sturdy to the point one might call it still. I’m assuming with use & wear & tear it will loosen up. Overall, I would NOT mind buying one for myself. I bought it here for $60. Very nice. I did NOT use the Pay Pal option. 😉

  30. Rated 4 out of 5

    I bought my TBS bible locally as the branch here in Canada is 45 min drive from where I live. I agree with all the above comments in that it is a very beautiful bible. I love the creamy off white pages with crispy print and unbelievable references! The calfskin is buttery soft and nice although goatskin would’ve been a better choice. The only problem I have is the layout of the concordance. Most other versions have it in a list style format whereas This bible has it in paragraph style format which makes it harder for my eyes to find specific verses. For example “day” – the concordance spans a long ongoing paragraphy style format that would take me 3x as long to find verses in comparison to the listed styled concordances. So while this bible has excellent features in terms of the bible as a whole, the concordance is a strain on the eyes and harder to use effectively.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received this Bible a year ago, and am just now writing a review on it. This is my first “high end,” quality Bible that I didn’t buy from Barnes & Noble for $25, so it was like Christmas morning when it finally arrived and I opened it up and smelled the wonderful, leather smell. The cover is soft and smooth, and is firm and sturdy while still retaining easy flexibility. The typeface is a tad on the small size, but still reasonable, and the font both elegant and modern. I enjoy the creamy off-white hue of the paper, which is both easy on the eye and gives it that old-world charm. I absolutely LOVE the notes on the margins–the definitions for archaic words, the verse references. I so appreciate the addition of the KJV editors’ preface, and the four ribbon markers are a great touch–and this is all for SUCH a reasonable price! I’m very pleased with this Bible and I look forward to using it in the years to come. Thank you, TBS and Evangelical Bibles!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing Bible for the price!!! I won’t go into a lot of detail as I agree with the many positive things the other reviewers here have written. The layout is fantastic and the paper is some of the best. The cover is really nice too especially at this price point. I own the Schuyler Classic KJV which is the same text block with a nicer cover, they are both wonderful Bibles. At $65 each you really can’t go wrong here… In some ways I prefer this past down binding over the Schuyler as this version lays super flat right out of the box. If a really nice leather lined goatskin leather cover is your thing, go for the Schuyler Classic KJV, if having a great Bible with a really good past down leather binding at a bargain price is your thing, get this one!

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    words of Christ in Red should be better

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have many Bibles and my main ones I use are KJV. I purchased this one for the price, but more importantly the quality, font size and how it has the double reference columns. It is my daily reader and just the right size. I believe one should purchase the best quality Bible you can afford. It is our daily bread and we should want the best.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic bible. I featured it in a review I wrote https://leeposkey.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/my-king-james-bibles/

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