This edition 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.
Truly outstanding Bible!
By David Watts - March 14, 2009
The ESV wide-margin from Cambridge is a truly outstanding Bible. The leather is perfectly supple, the pages are of excellent paper. There is virtually no bleed through from the other pages - unlike you will see with many of Crossway's ESV Bibles.
This is truly a Bible that will last many, many years - if not a lifetime.
The price may seem a bit high - but considering that most other Bibles will wear out with a few years of serious use - this Bible is truly a much better use of your money.
Buy it - I think you'll be pleased.
By the way, this Bible does use the ESV 2007 text.
By Christian Reader - March 1, 2009
Again, Cambridge University Press has outdone themselves with this Bible! It is Amazing I own the Brown "Pitt" and this is a GREAT, big brother compliment to the smaller PM Edition. I truly love the ESV and everything about this Bible, from the paper to the the cover approaches near perfection!!!!! A LIFETIME Bible! Buy it Live it Love it! Grace and Peace.
FANTASTIC!!!! GREAT ESV EDITION!
By Christian Reader - March 2, 2009
I own the ESV "Pitt" with the brown goatskin, this is the PERFECT "Big Brother" edition! The marginal notes are more extensive and less cramped, the components (leather, paper, ribbons) are of the very HIGHEST quality! This is indeed a LIFETIME Bible! Recommended with NO reservations! READ IT ! LIVE IT LOVE IT! BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!