Daily Archives: June 24, 2008


Still Looking for a new bible

Note:The original article actually disappeared and I’ve managed to partially reconstruct it below. I’m still looking in to the cause.

As you may recall, quite some time ago I was moaning about my bible falling apart. I do have a plan to pull out all the stops and rebind it myself. Sure I could have it rebound but I want to learn about the process, about quality and just plain about doing it right. So I’ve started wondering what doing it right means.
I’ve also been dreaming about making my own Scholars Bible.
Can you imagine the joy of reading a well designed bible in multicolumn format:

Wide Margin for Notes Hebrew OT or Greek NA27 Byzantine or LXX NASB or ESV Cross References
Apparatus Apparatus Apparatus Study Notes  

Of course it would be a behemoth wouldn’t it. To make matters worse I’ve started reading the Bible Design and Binding Bible Blog and now I have a whole host of additional requirements to add, several started with A Bible Reader’s Manifesto and then grew from some of my own desires.

  1. Quality construction please.  I’m tired of bibles that fall apart after only a year.  Yes that is partly my fault.  But then I think I’m done buying bibles off the $10 rack.
  2. Sewn bindings which lay flat when the Bible is Open, and not just at Psalm 127, how about laying flat at Genesis 1 and Revelation 22 as well?