TheESV Personal Reference Bibleis a compact and portable reference Bible in a single-column text setting with line-matching for improved readability, a concordance, and a full set of cross-references.
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ESV Personal Reference Bible (TruTone, Brown, Engraved Cross Design) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Supple leather, gold edged thin paper, this beautiful book without highlighted cover text looks custom bound on my desk or in my overnight bag. The aligned text in 8 point, all black greatly reduces the effect of bleed-thru of overleaf text, enhancing readability. The single column 4/5ths page width format with reference notes in the gutter margin makes reading /scanning so comfortably easy on the eyes. The concordance enhances the nearly literal translation from the King James Version of my youth together with the index of books in assembled order and in alphabetical order as well. Weights and measures including monetary values completes the historic references. The modern PC language is not overwhelming or the principal goal of the translation and is minimal in its use as this is a literal translation. Some inclusion of women in the context is identified as 'people' or 'brothers and sisters' but I believe this is the form most conservatives are seeking. I prefer to educate our young in the language of the earlier times rather than 'dumb-down' to a simplified, colorless and meaningless rephrasing. There is majesty in language and it is not lost here.