NASB Clarion Reference, Goatskin, black
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A Cambridge Clarion Reference Bible presents the text in a single column with the cross-references in the outer margin, giving the page a very well laid out appearance. The font size is a little under 9 point with generous line spacing. It is typeset in Lexicon No. 1, a modern digital font which has many of the characteristics usually associated with traditional Bible typefaces—in particular, a degree of readability more usually associated with much larger type.
The Clarion edition is the only NASB personal size reference Bible with a single-column paragraph format. The Bible has 15 new color maps and a concordance and there are two ribbon place markers. This is a Bible of the very highest quality, printed on India paper with art-gilt edges, Smyth-sewn for flexibility and endurance, and bound in black goatskin leather.
- 15 Color maps
- Readable 8.4-point type size
- Two ribbon markers
- Printed on highest-quality India paper
- Art-gilt (gold over red) page edges
- Smyth-sewn for flexibility and endurance
- 7.75" x 5.50" x 1.50"
|Format: Genuine Leather|
Number of Pages: 2040
Vendor: Cambridge Bibles
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 7.06 X 5.13 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
References: Cross References|Side Column
|Text Layout: Single Column|
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Page Gilding: Gold
Page Edges: Red
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The Clarion edition is the only NASB personal size reference Bible with a single-column paragraph format. The Bible has 15 new color maps and a concordance and there are two ribbon place markers. This is a Bible of the very highest quality, printed on India paper with art-gilt edges, Smyth-sewn for flexibility and endurance, and bound in black goatskin leather, brown calfskin leather, or black calf split leather.
Zach5 Stars Out Of 5Cambridge Clarion NASB Black GoatskinMay 4, 2015ZachQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This Bible is absolutely awesome, perfect, definitely buying the Pitt Minion also in 2 weeks
Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful, premium bound, and printed BibleFebruary 28, 2014Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This Bible is one of the finest I have seen. The Binding is beautifully done in premium calfskin. The print is easy on the eyes, and truly easy to read. The NASB translation is reliable, and has been trusted for many years. This Bible has sewn binding that should hold up for a lifetime, to be handed down to future generations. This Beautiful copy of GODS' WORD is well worth the price, as you should not wear it out with the daily use it should be given.
The size is perfect to fit your hand and be comfortable to hold without tiring you out.
May GOD bless you in your study of His wonderful Word.
Classical ArminianSacramento, CaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5PerfectionOctober 16, 2013Classical ArminianSacramento, CaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This review is for the black calf split NASB Clarion Bible where I will review the following: the translation, the size of the Bible, the calf split edition, the format and content, and other miscellaneous items.
Translation: The NASB is, for me, the best Bible translation out there. I have gone from NIV 1984 to different translations like NLT, HCSB, GOD'S WORD, and ESV. I eventually settled with the NASB as my number once translation with NLT coming to a distant second.
Size: This is the ideal size Bible for me. It is less than 8 inches tall, and less than 6 inches wide, and just a hair over an inch and a half thick. This is the most compact Bible out there for a single column format. There are thin line Bible out there, but they are 10 by 7 which is too tall and too wide.
Cover: The least expensive of the Clarion Bibles is the calf split leather. The calf split leather is a little less supple which is to my preference. I have had premium leather Bibles before, and if you read them while holding them in your hand, the leather is so supple that the pages droop down. This calf split leather is thick, and you can read this Bible while holding it in your hand without the pages drooping down.
Format and content: This NASB calf split Bible is in single column format which makes reading easier. The references and translator's notes are to the side which makes for easier referencing. The paper is thin, but because of their line matching technique there is hardly any ghosting or bleed through.
The font they used is the Lexicon 1 which has an antique feel to it. The font size is 8.5 but surprisingly readable due to the spacing of between the letters and the lines.
This Bible is printed is black text including the words of the Lord Jesus Christ, as it should be since the entire Bible is the Word of God. Black letter print also makes up for better reading under artificial light. Red letter editions become a problem when reading the Gospels and the first 3 chapters of Revelation because red ink in artificial light becomes unreadable. If Bible publishers want to highlight the Lord's words, they should do it in darker colored ink like blue. But black letter edition is what I wanted, and all Clarion Bibles are in black letter text.
This Bible comes with a concordance and 15 color maps with a map index. If you want to know where Bethel is located, you go to the map index, and it will show you what maps it is on along with the coordinates. This truly is an amazing feature.
Miscellaneous: In other versions of the Clarion Bibles, particularly the ESV translation, there were some issues with the pages curling upward when the Bible is open, especially in the middle portion of the Bible. I am happy to say that there is absolutely no curling of pages in the NASB Clarion.
This Bible has Smythe-sewn binding which allows the Bible to open flat on Genesis 1 and Revelation 22.
This black calf split NASB Clarion has gold gilded pages only. The goat leather Clarions have the red gilding under gold. I am fine with just the gold gilding. It also comes with two black ribbons (red for the goat leather), but I removed them because I don't like ribbon markers on my Bible.
Conclusion: This Bible costs a little over a hundred dollars but is well worth it, and CBD has the best price and shipping for the Clarions. CBD also has the best customer service. Clarion Bibles are published by Cambridge University Press, the oldest publishing company in the world. I've had this Bible for a week now, and I think that the way it was made, this Bible will age with grace and beauty with proper care and use. I heartily recommend this Bible.
Bill5 Stars Out Of 5WOW! Wasn't expecting perfection.September 17, 2013BillQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought a flawed Bible but when it arrived I could find absolutely no flaws. Not only that! This goatskin cover is right there close with Alan Bibles which I have several of. It was also sixty to seventy bucks less than Alan. It was sown at the edges all the way around. The cover is flexible and lays flat right out of the box. Two nice fat ribbons. Love the text which is paragraphed. The references are slightly too small but then I usually use a concordance so don't care if it had a concordance. The edge is gold with a red shadow when spread open. The text is fine. If I can read it without eye strain anyone else should be able too. Thanks Cambridge for finally getting it together. Also had great service from CBD. Still can't believe I didn't find something wrong with this flaw. I could be called mr. picky but not here.
LawiseAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5AwesomeAugust 29, 2013LawiseAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Awesome bible in every aspect. Perfect size and of highest quality!!
Q: Is this the updated version?
Yes, this Bible will contain the 1995 updated NASB text.
Q: Will the Clarion NASB be red letter?
According to the publisher, this is a black letter edition.