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on 25 January 2007
This is quite a big Bible (imagine an A4 sheet but with about an inch off each side). I purchased for general/daily reading. My eyesight is good and I don't need glasses, but having a font size just a couple of points larger is easier for reading decent amounts of scripture. The disadvantage to this however is that it is still split column - so eight words to a column, not really any easier to read as the sentances are all broken with line breaks.
This Bible has seven high quality maps on thick paper as follows-
1. the journey of the patriarchs
2. the route of the exodus
3. the division of Israel between the twelve tribes
4. the kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon
5. the new Jerusalem (of Bible times)
6. two page spread of map of Palestine and ministry of Jesus - very good for geographical context of Christ's journeys
7. the missionary journeys of Paul.
The maps are taken from 1986 Moody inst. Chicago.
This version has a 12,000 word concordance- which really toally insufficient if you want to do a thorough search or study (though an exhaustive concordance cannot be expected). Most importantly for me it does not have the centre column cross reference. Personally I was a little dissapointed as the cross reference would have been really handy but then again- this is too big as a travel Bible so I can use my computer for reference anyway. This large print edition is good if you have all the other study facilities you need, but for a young believer I would advise getting the "Reformation Study Bible-Esv by R. C. Sproul and Keith A. Mathison". This Bible is really designed for people with failing eyesight who will read slowly.