Friday, May 1, 2009

NASB Compact Bible, Leathertex -Cross Cover Stamp

About the binding & cover
The cover of this Compact Bible is made from Leathertex, an artificial leather which is soft to the touch. This Leathertex edition has a very nice smooth feel, which my husband really likes the feel of. Artificial leather should prove to be close in durability to bonded leather, although they haven't been on the market long enough to know for sure.
Trim Size: 4 1/16 x 6 3/16 x 3/4

What’s inside?
This Bible is black letter edition. The text size is 6.8 type, which is good size for a compact Bible. 6.8 type is very readable when compared with other compact editions. The format of this edition is double-column, verse format, with subject headings. The paper is an off white color, and is non reflective which many people like in a compact Bible. The paper also has a semi-transparent quality. I do not recommend using highlighters in this Bible. If you would like to highlight passages I recommend Crayola color pencils they work best on thin paper. This edition includes a built in navy blue marker, which matches very well with the cover. The paper is edged with gold gild, which looks very nice with the navy blue cover.

In the Front
  1. Table of contents
  2. Books of the Bible in alphabetical order

In the Back
  1. The parables of Jesus
  2. The miracles of Jesus

About this Translation.
The New American Standard Bible (NASB) is a revision of the American Standard Version of 1901. The American Standard Version was a reversion of the King James Version. Many view the New American Standard Bible as one of the most literal translations of the 20th-century. Since its completion in 1971, the New American Standard Bible has been widely embraced by many as “the most literally accurate English translation” from the original languages
This compact Bible contains the updated New American Standard Bible.
In 1995, the Lockman Foundation reissued the NASB text as the NASB Updated Edition (or more often known, the Updated NASB or NASB95). Since then, it has become known simply as the "NASB" and has supplanted the 1971 text in most current printings (although the Thompson Chain Reference Bibles, the Open Bibles, and the Key Word Study Bibles still use the 1977 text for their NASB editions).

Introduction to the New American Standard Bible

New American Standard Bible Translation Principles

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The Deuterocanonical books (Also known as the Apocrypha) are not included in this compact edition of the Bible. To the best of my knowledge the Deuterocanonical books (Also known as the Apocrypha) are not included in the New American Standard Bible.

My Personal Opinion
I like the style of this cover, the design is simple yet elegant. I also like the rich navy blue color. Its always nice to see beautiful cover styles for Bibles. This edition comes in four other colors, and styles. The compact size & light weight of this Bible makes it a good choice for traveling. The New American Standard Bible Compact edition can make a very elegant gift for someone on the go.

This edition of the NASB can be found at the following link

NASB Compact Leatherflex Bible, Blue with Crossb Design

Other cover styles of this edition can be found at the links below.

NASB Compact Leatherflex Bible, Burgundy with Greek Cross Design

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