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Zondervan KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black

This classic reference Bible is packed with features that enable you to dig into the Scriptures for your self, helping you apply the message of God's Word to your own life. The King James Reference Bible offers over 45,000 center-column references in a two-column format with readable 7.2 point type. Book introductions, concordance and extensive study helps help you unlock the riches of Scripture. A lasting value in an affordable package.

Features include:

  • Complete King James Version
  • Presentation page
  • Family records section
  • Book introductions
  • 7.2 point text
  • Double-column format
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Concordance
  • 8 pages of full-color maps
  • Ribbon Marker
  • Gilded page edges
  • Black Imitation Leather
Average Customer Rating:
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7 out of 888%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
Review 1 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Awesome features at a great price

Date:February 10, 2014
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Randy A Brown
Location:TN
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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Cover and Binding
The cover I chose for review is navy bonded leather. I rarely get my hands on anything navy and it’s nice to see something different. I love the color. It’s a very dark blue with silver highlighting and gilting. There is a silver line that traces around the text-block to further highlight the silver on the blue. The liner feels like vinyl. At first I wasn’t sure that it was sewn, but then I found threads in the maps’ section. It will take a while to break in the bonded leather before it will lay flat. Once it does it will have no trouble staying open in Genesis.
Paper and Print
The paper feels like the same paper I’ve seen in other Zondervan Bibles. It’s thin (making this a slim-line) but it’s also opaque enough to not be distracting. I haven’t tried writing in it, but I think this would be good paper for writing.
The font is 7.2 with around an 8-point leading (but I’m just a guessing about the leading). There are no pronunciation marks. This keeps the text clean and easy to read. The print quality is consistent throughout.
The red-letter is about a medium shade of red. The red-letter goes all the way through Revelation (like any red-letter Bible should in my opinion).
References and Translation Notes
There are over 45,000 center-column references. There are 7 references for Genesis 1:1. They are keyed to the text by letters in italics. Chapter and verse numbers are printed in the center-column and the keys are printed under the verse it is keyed to. This is my favorite method for printing center-column references.
Translation notes appear at the bottom of the page under the right-side column. They are also keyed to the text with letters, but instead of italic they are standard and printed in bold. It is easy to tell them apart from the references. Translation notes show alternate renderings in Hebrew, Greek, Septuagint, etc., show clarity for words that may have changed meanings (or similar), show alternate names for people and the verses that use the alternate name. There are lots of notes throughout the text. They are very informative and help make this a great Bible for study.
Book Introductions
Book introductions are a succinct paragraph that appears just before the text of the book. They include insights about the setting, author, history, culture, purpose, facts, etc. They often give events with their verses, creating a simple outline of the book.
Section Headings
It’s hard to find section heading’s in a KJV that’s not a study Bible. I like the addition of section headings because it breaks the text up, making it easier to read and find what you’re looking for. There are a lot of them, but they’re not overdone. They’re pointed in an italic font that’s the same size and boldness of the Biblical text. They’re helpful and easy to use, but at the same time they’re easy to ignore if you just want to read the text.
Thumb-index
This edition contains a thumb-index. It’s printed as black text on silver and looks great against the silver gilting. Each tab has 3 book names. Books that contain multiple parts (1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, etc.) are combined. This means a tab might only have 3 book names, but could refer to more than 3 books, making some tabs more difficult to use than others.
Concordance
The concordance is 46 pages. It is presented in 2 columns per page. It isn’t a large concordance, there are 12 entries for “God”, but is covers the basics well. It is still good for common searches and between the concordance and the references you’ll find what you need.
Maps
There are 8 pages of maps. Maps are in full color and printed on thick paper. They are labeled better than average and are easy to use. I would like to see an index to maps, but it is less needed than in other Bibles due to the notes and labels.
Conclusion
There are a lot of features in this Bible. It’s the perfect size for carry and reading. It has great tools for study, witnessing, teaching, etc. I highly recommend The Zondervan King James Reference Bible for anyone wanting a good Bible on a budget without sacrificing features.
Zondervan provided this Bible free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.
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Review 2 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
This review is fromKJV Reference, bonded navy.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
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good

Date:September 4, 2013
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clcgrampy
Location:Seaford,Delaware
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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Good deal, thought print would be bigger but still is good value.
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Review 3 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
This review is fromKJV Reference, bonded black.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 27, 2013
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wolfman
Location:Centralia, IL
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Quality: 
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nice felixable with great font point love the reference. great bible for low price. well worth it!
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Review 4 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
This review is fromKJV Reference, Bonded Burgundy.
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3 out of 5
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Date:March 16, 2012
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Customer224
Location:OH
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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This would be my favorite Bible, but 7.2 pt text is below the comfort level for reading. I want this Bible in at least 9 pt using writable India paper.
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Review 5 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
This review is fromKJV Reference, Bonded Burgundy.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:January 9, 2012
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JOYFUL
Location:Nasik, Maharashtra, INDIA
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Quality: 
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Good quality product with best prices.Would never have got it in India.Thanks a lot CBD
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Review 6 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
This review is fromKJV Reference, Bonded Burgundy.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Very Nice Well made

Date:December 10, 2011
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Clifford Newby Jr.
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It was a gift and the person really liked it. Seems to be made very well.
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Review 7 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:October 27, 2011
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kathypatty31
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It was a really good product and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Review 8 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
This review is fromKJV Reference, bonded black.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
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Excellent

Date:October 21, 2010
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Tsquare
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I love this bible because it is everything I wanted in a bible. Large letters, beautiful etc. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Review 9 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:August 19, 2010
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Rebecca Patterson
I purchased this Bible for my husband. So, he would give me mine back! he likes the index and being able to find things quickly. I appreciate being able to see at a glance what the chapter is actually referencing and the subsequent verses to follow up with. When he asked for a Bible. My first thought was CBD. great prices and affordable shipping. quality products
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Review 10 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:June 13, 2009
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THOMAS.F.WATSON
Thought I should have a wee cheap Bible to usethat would be handy for keeping in the car should I have to give a word in a hurry.What a surprise!I just love this Bible. What a great bargain and a lovely looking wee book~many thanks.
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Review 11 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:April 20, 2009
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Lisa Melvin
The Bible was great. I did not like where the name was placed on the Bible. Instead of being toward the right edge, it was more in the middle. Didn't look very professional.
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Review 12 for KJV Reference, Imitation Leather Black
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:March 31, 2008
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Georgia Fuller
This is the one bible that you must have. It makes it easy to find the books of the bible with ease, Center reference is a great help when teaching Sunday school. Text size is very easy to read even at 7.2 size. This bible is slim and has a soft slick black bonded leather outside. It's just the perfect bible for all ages. The service from Christianbooks.com was excellant. Thank You
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