The ESV Wide-Margin Reference Bible is an enlargement of Cambridge's ESV Pitt Minion Bible. The text arrangement and pagination of the Bible text are identical but this edition uses enlarged text, has wide margins for personal notes, and is printed on paper that stands up well to note-taking. Another bonus for Bible study is a more extensive concordance.
This Bible has black-letter text throughout and includes cross-references, a concordance, and maps. It is bound in gray hardcover with a ribbon marker. Like all Cambridge Bibles, it is Smyth-sewn for durability and ease of use.
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.