Josh Philpot

Theology, the Church, and Music


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I sent four Bibles off to Ace Bookbinding recently to have them repaired and rebound. I got them back in the mail yesterday (what a birthday surprise!) and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Three of these I tend to use regularly: a small ESV, a large-print Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, and the NA27/NET diglot. I also picked up a Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible recently and hope to use it for reading more lengthy passages. The problem is that the cover and binding were fairly poor quality, so I added it into the mix.

My ESV was particularly miserable. I had silver duct tape around the sides to keep the binding together. Now it has a clean calfskin cover.

With Ace Bookbinding, even though you can choose from many colors, they can also match the color of the original, as in my Greek New Testament:

I never did like the title, “A Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible,” so I asked them to leave “Reader’s” off the new cover:

This is probably the Bible that gets most wear and tear, so I’m thankful and excited for the new binding. Since it is a bigger Bible (in terms of thickness), Ace provides the option of adding more ribbon dividers, so I now have four ribbons instead of one.

As you can see, the pages are sown instead of glued for each Bible, so I expect them to last a very long time:

Many thanks to Ace Bookbinding for their good work! If you need a Bible or a big book rebound, I encourage you to check them out. I think they did a fantastic job.


Written by Josh Philpot

July 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

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  1. Hey man they are in my home town. I had them bind my Biblia Sacra in leather. It looks great.


    July 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

  2. Jerod,

    Yeah, I’m really pleased with all of mine. I think they’ll last a long time. I forgot you were from OK.

    – Josh

    Josh Philpot

    July 23, 2010 at 11:24 pm

  3. Hi, Josh. Can I know that how much is it? Actually, I’d like to change the cover about like ‘Hebrew and Greek Bible’.

    John Hyunduek Shin

    November 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm

  4. John, the price depends on size and leather. I think a hardcover was in the 30-50 range.

    Josh Philpot

    November 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm

  5. Josh. Thank you for your reply. Then, how do I cantact Ace? A few days ago, I sent e-mail to ‘Ace’ but they are not reply.

    John HD Shin

    November 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm

  6. Give them a call and that will get the process started, John. Here is the contact info:

    Josh Philpot

    November 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm

  7. I got it. Thank you. Have a nice day.


    November 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm

  8. Josh. Can I ask you one more thing? I want to ask you that what do you think about “The Holy Scriptures in the Original Languages (Hardcover) by Trinitarian Bible.” (You can see that on here; I’d like to listen your opinion about this bible compare with Reader’s Bible.
    Thank you


    November 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  9. John, there isn’t much information on the actual text used for the Hebrew and Greek. It does say the Greek was used for the Authorized Version, which means the Greek is the Textus Receptus, an inadequate manuscript in comparison to the Nestle-Aland critical edition. If you want a combo Hebrew-Greek Bible, go with the Biblia Sacra published by the United Bible Society:

    Josh Philpot

    November 6, 2014 at 7:20 pm

  10. Thank for your reply. I will refer to your advice. Thank you.


    November 6, 2014 at 10:16 pm

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