Cambridge ESV Topaz Reference Bible, Black Goatskin

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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 Goatskin with leather edge lined binding – exclusive pictures here.
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
Presentation and Family Records Pages

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Weight4 lbs

10 reviews for Cambridge ESV Topaz Reference Bible, Black Goatskin

  1. Andrew (verified owner)

    Finally a proper ESV Bible. My years long search for “the one” is over. Smells wonderful too. Reading this every chance I get! It came with a cut in the gold of art gilt on top. But that is OK with me as those things will happen with normal use either way.

  2. jenningsken (verified owner)

    Being partial to the verse-by-verse format in other translations I was eager to see this bible in person and I was not disappointed. This layout hits all the best features, for me, of a very usable VBV reference format. Having the references on the outer part of the page took very little time getting used to. The font is a great size and reads extremely easily. Everything about this format makes this bible a very easy one to read for extended periods of time. The paper is luxurious and easy to turn, it has a silky feel. I know it says it is 28gsm but the opacity appears to be that of a thicker paper. The goatskin leather binding is superb and the craftsmanship is beyond reproach. This is the kind of bible that makes you want to pick it up and read whenever you can. It’s an expensive bible but I have no regrets having spent the money on it because it should last a very, very long time and get lots of use.

  3. Ron Larson (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic Bible and I’m VERY pleased with it. The 10 font is large, bold, and crystal clear. The Bible size is great and perfect to take with you and ideal to preach and teach with. The goatskin leather and leather lining impeccable. Clearly Cambridge listened to their customers and I’m very pleased that they started the Topaz Bible series with an ESV text.

  4. Charles Viers

    I, have waited long for a ESV quality bible in goatskin that is verse by verse. There is lots of people likes bibles that are verse by verse instead of paragraph form. Publishers should be offering more quality bibles in verse by verse. I, want to thank Cambridge for offering the Topaz. I received mine in blue and was not disappointed in the quality and readability. If you are looking for a quality ESV in verse by verse I would highly recommend this bible.

  5. Stephen Earnest (verified owner)

    I was glad to see Cambridge release an ESV in verse by verse format. I ordered the black goatskin and after using it over the last month for preaching and reading, I have some thoughts on the Bible.

    Overall, it is a beautiful Bible and the overall craftsmanship is excellent. The leather is extremely supple making it a joy to hold. The paper is amazing and is on par with my Schuyler Quentel Bibles. I actually don’t mind the red letter as it is a subtle red, but bold and the overall font is easy to read and preach from. However, a couple small complaints are only 2 ribbons (prefer 3) and there are not any designations for paragraphs. KJV will use the pilcrow marks and NASB will make the verse number in bold. This would have been a nice feature to have. Finally, the Bible is really nice, but I feel it is a little over priced at this point.

  6. Jason (verified owner)

    The Cambridge ESV Topaz is finally “the one” that I have been seeking for both preaching and personal reading! Every premium Bible by all of the major publishers are excellent in their own ways, but each one that I’ve purchased (seven between my wife and I) has had at least one characteristic missing that has kept me searching. The Topaz has the wonderful goatskin cover that is to be expected from Cambridge. It smells fantastic, has just the right amount of grain, and is floppy right out of the box which is what I prefer. It lays flat in the center, and flat enough in Genesis and Revelation to be fine. The Bible is just small enough for me to comfortably hold in one hand and manipulate easily, which was the major problem preaching from my full size Quentel. I think that the 10 point font is the sweet spot, crisp and easy to read but able to keep the overall book size manageable. I am so pleasantly surprised that Cambridge has upgraded to the beautiful high quality red ribbons! They are easily as nice as Schuyler ribbons. The lower quality ribbons are one of the disappointments with the Cambridge Wide Margin and Pitt Minion. When paying so much for a book of this quality, using low quality ribbons never made sense to me. And finally the Topaz VBV layout is fantastic! I can easily locate a verse on the page almost instantly using the clear verse number column. The verse number colors alternating between red and black to be opposite the text color is a great and very useful touch. Cambridge has hit a home run with the Topaz and I’m looking forward to many years of study and preaching with this Bible!

  7. James (verified owner)

    This Topaz is the nicest ESV Bible I have had the opportunity to hold. The deep grain goatskin leather binding has plenty of flexibility and is floppy enough to stay open but has just enough stiffness for that just perfect medium. The paper is a little on the thin side at 28 gsm, but the opacity and paper quality are very good and the well done line matching leaves very little in the way of ghosting. The verse by verse layout combined with generous spacing between the print lines and use of a good modern font in this Bible makes for very enjoyable reading. The only negative thing I have to say about my Topaz and it is a minor thing, is that the red letters do vary a little in shade, with some pages in the Book of John being just a little lighter shade of red. Overall this is a very well done Bible. If you have been looking for a premium red letter, verse by verse ESV Bible, this is the one I would recommend.

  8. douglas sowter

    absolutely the most amazing Bible I have ever had…will purchase another one soon

  9. Rodney Spencer

    As close to “the one” as I’ve ever gotten. The only issue I have is the red letter. Other than that, this is the best Bible I own! Well worth the price.

  10. Christine Boyle (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful bible and definitely my favorite. Everything about this bible is outstanding (leather, paper, binding, text, and design). Love the verse by verse printing. I look forward to using this bible for my women’s bible study. Thanks and God Bless.

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