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Cambridge Bibles KJV New Cambridge Paragraph Bible Personal Size, Calfskin, black

The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible presents the KJV text as intended by the 1611 Translators, using their surviving notes. The text is presented in paragraph form with marginal notes. Modern spelling and punctuation are used for simplicity and ease of use.

Features
  • Editor's Introduction
  • Translators' Preface
  • Marginal notes
  • Presentation page
  • Ribbon marker
  • Gold page edges
  • Bible paper
  • Sewn binding
  • Calfskin leather binding
  • Ribbon marker
  • 8.75" x 6.25" x 1.50"
Average Customer Rating:
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4 out of 4100%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for KJV New Cambridge Paragraph Bible Personal Size, Calfskin, black
Review 1 for KJV New Cambridge Paragraph Bible Personal Size, Calfskin, black
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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Cheap Leather, Cheap paper, ALL MADE IN ITALY

Date:December 29, 2013
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Jock
Location:SYDNEY
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Quality: 
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The printing for a second revision is very poor,
You can just read the black printing.
It is not what you would normally expect from a Cambridge bible, once considered the best quality in the business
The leather is cheap and glued on everywhere...
The contents, the dusting off of the JKV is very, very good and faster to read...
Only the quality of the paper and binding loses it one star...
If is becomes popular you might get a copy from Allen or
Schuyler...THE BEST CONSTRUCTED BIBLES IN THE BUSINESS...
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Review 2 for KJV New Cambridge Paragraph Bible Personal Size, Calfskin, black
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
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The best in English Bibles since 1611

Date:October 5, 2012
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Caleb R
Quality: 
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There are many reasons I regard this edition as superior to all others I have seen.
1) The paragraph format this edition uses groups prose text into paragraphs largely according to the original paragraph marks of the KJV, marking verses with superscript numbers very much like the format of modern translations. This is a very rare feature for this version and far better than the traditional verse-by-verse indentation, visually connecting related verses and rejoining broken sentences for better flow of thought. It only takes some getting used to. The paragraphs are larger than modern standards, separating situational settings rather than units of thought.
The poetic portions of scripture, primarily Job through the Song of Solomon and much of the prophets, are indented line by line as in free verse, emphasizing their true literary beauty.
2) Quotation marks have been added to identify speech.
3) The layout is significantly cleaner with the elimination of cross-references (which, though helpful, clutter) and the center column, the italics (judged by the editor as inaffective), the lining of the footnotes with their base text on one margin without superscript letters in the text body, and the lack of study notes, explanatory subheaders, and introductions. The font is easy to read.
4) As with most Cambridge Bibles, the Preface from the Translators to the Reader is published, very informative, heartfelt, and rich, written by Mile Gates. Most publishers only include the Dedicatory which ridiculously and inaccurately flatters King James I, likely for his favor.
5) The editor updated a few spellings and restored others to the original forms, and fixed a few awkward punctuations.
The only downsides are slight: the absence of an economy leather binding option, which would help make this edition affordable for tight budgets, and the lack of a wide margin option, though the inner margin leaves some space between footnotes and the poetic passages even more.
This Bible is the ideal choice for the studious Christian who loves and desires to emphasize the purity, strength, and beauty of the King James Version.
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Review 3 for KJV New Cambridge Paragraph Bible Personal Size, Calfskin, black
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
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eASY TO READ

Date:March 7, 2012
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Mike L Smith
Location:Roscommon Mi.
Age:55-65
Gender:male
Quality: 
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THIS NEW EDITION IS GREAT, THE CORECTIONS ARE UNDERSTANDABLE AND DOES NOT CHANGE THE TRUE WORD, LIKE MOST OF YOUR NEW VERSIONS DO. It keeps the KING JAMES BIBLES HISTORY INTACT. I FIND IT EASIER TO READ WITH THE COLUMS GO ACROSS THE WHOLE PAGE , READS LIKE A BOOK. IF YOU LOVE THE KING JAMES YOU WILL NOT BE SORY IN YOUR PURCHASE, GOOD PRICE
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Review 4 for KJV New Cambridge Paragraph Bible Personal Size, Calfskin, black
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 8, 2012
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Jeffrey
Gender:male
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The leather has a smooth and supple feel to it. The font is similar to other personal size bibles. Having two ribbon markers instead of one is a nice plus. I am glad I bought this Bible. And I really like that the apocrypha has been retained as it was in the original KJV. If you don't want the apocrypha retained, there is an edition without it.
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