Cambridge ESV Topaz Reference Bible, Black Calfskin

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Produced in a larger format and designed to suit both private study and public reading, the new Cambridge Topaz edition is a two-colour reference Bible of the highest quality. The Topaz features a brand new design and, as a new Cambridge family, will be made available in multiple translations over time.

The sleek and contemporary design of the Topaz is carefully printed on the finest India-style paper and complemented with traditional binding techniques. Chapter and Verse numbers are printed in red to aid navigation.

Features include:

Black Meriva Calfskin Cover
Textblock: approximately 6″ x 9″ x 1-1/4″
PDF Sample of Matthew
Smyth Sewn
Double column
Verse by Verse
Line matched
Modern, digital typeface
10 pt. font
Cross References in the outer margins
Translation notes at the bottom of the page
Red Letter for the words of Christ
28 GSM Indopaque paper
Art Gilt for both Goatskin and Calfskin editions
2 high quality ribbons (black)
Presentation and Family Records Pages

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Weight 4 lbs

7 reviews for Cambridge ESV Topaz Reference Bible, Black Calfskin

  1. Eddie Teague (verified owner)

    As another review mentioned, the only thing to criticize about this Bible is the pasted liner. Now, the liner is quite secure and gives no indication that it might fail. Stitched lining is just one of those things that reassures you that you won’t have trouble down the road. It’s a minor quibble.

    This Bible is perfect for my purposes: (1) large, clear font for easy reading, and (2) clear references that are actually useful. I have many Bibles and prefer wide margins. But I needed a good, simple, readable reference Bible. Study Bibles are great but it’s important to not overlook the value of a good reference Bible.

    If that is what you’re looking for….a good “reading” Bible with clear references, this one won’t disappoint. The side-column references are much easier to work with than if they were at the bottom of the page. Center-column tends to clutter everything. I expect this one to become “home base” for me.

  2. Forest A (verified owner)

    This Bible is so close to perfect! There’s nothing like it (at least as of now) in the ESV. The only con is the paste down liner. Everything else about this Bible is perfect and it is great for study and preaching.

  3. Nick S. (verified owner)

    I’ve used this Bible for a few days now, including teaching from it yesterday. It is a wonderful Bible! The calfskin cover is excellent quality and feels very soft/smooth. It feels solid, like it will last. The verse by verse text layout with red numbers and references on the sides is great! I really can’t imagine a better layout. Very easy to read and to preach/teach from. This is the ideal Bible for me.

  4. Alvin Lam (verified owner)

    I’ve this Bible for a few months now. The font size is good for me, the calfskin leather cover is pleasant to behold and the Bible felt sturdy when I hold it. I appreciate the opaqueness of the paper cos nothing is more annoying than trying to read but noticing the wordings from behind. It’d be great if there’s a marker/symbol to indicate a new paragraph. I like the fact that the cross references are at the side and readable than Crossway’s annoying layout at the bottom. There’s a reason for the term “quick reference.” Marginal remarks are at bottom which is good. This Topaz makes for pleasant reading, helpful as a preaching Bible.

  5. Greg Lindsey

    I simply couldn’t be more pleased with my new Cambridge ESV Topaz Reference Calfskin Bible! What a delight to hold and read! The “feel” of this Bible — from the calfskin cover to the typeface to the font size to the quality of the pages to the thickness of the Bible itself (which, I must say, is surprisingly thin) — is, at least to my mind, perfection! Add to this a concordance “with more than 3,000 word entries and more than 14,000 Scripture references,” plus fifteen pages of full-color maps, and what do you have? A grand slam! Thank you, Cambridge University Press, for this outstanding new verse-by-verse Topaz edition. And thank you,, for your top-notch service. I enthusiastically recommend this wonderful Bible!

  6. Brandon

    This is a great Bible! I went with the calfskin because it is stiffer than the goatskin since I often hold my notes in my Bible when officiating weddings and funerals. In my other “floppy” premium Bibles this just doesn’t work.

    The font is wonderfully crisp. I am amazed at how easy it is to read.

    I was nervous about the verse by verse because I wanted to use this as an all around Bible for preaching, study and reading. It is definitely different than a paragraph format, but I actually find it easier to track with the text through tougher parts of scripture…I can’t totally explain why, it’s just easier.

    The one thing I wish for is paragraph markers, I wonder what the reasoning is behind not having them?

  7. Larry Wing (verified owner)

    I ordered the calfskin because my other goatskin bibles, while I really like, I wanted a Bible that has a little stiffer cover. This one meets that need perfectly.

    The font size and line matching makes it very comfortable to read and I like that the verse number are in red (except where the text is in red, then the verse is in black). The paper is thick enough for easy turning without sticking or fear of tearing.

    Verse by verse layout is very nice for quickly finding a reference when in church, Bible study, or doing personal study. I still prefer paragraph format for just sitting down to read but this edition fulfills my desire for a VbV edition in ESV.

    A couple negatives – from my perspective, you may not agree – is that I wish the ribbons were a little longer. Along the same length as Schuyler’s. I also wish there were some indication of a paragraph break. My Allan NASB bolds the verse number at the verse that starts a new paragraph.

    All in all I think this edition will become one of my daily favorites and would recommend it to anyone.

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