Admittedly the market for Greek New Testaments is smaller than that of English Bibles. However, there is indeed a market. For those of you who have a desire to own a Greek New Testament, I imagine it is because you are either studying Greek, or already read Greek. The most prevalent Greek New Testament out there is the Nestle Aland 28. Crossway decided to produce this edition because of some scribal discrepancies that have come to light. Here is a link to their page with a video that explains more of the reasons why they produced this edition. Here is a link to their FAQ site. I found it helpful. You will too. My review will be more about how well this edition is made.
Judging the copy I was sent, I would say that Crossway used some pretty good materials in this edition. The paper was impressive. It isn’t a higher cotton content hardback novel type paper, and it isn’t a thin Bible paper. It has a smooth texture to it and a bit of weight without being as thick and heavy as 80# paper. Crossway says, it is a 70gsm Salzer. I like it. It doesn’t have much ghosting, but is thin enough to make a lighter volume. It is also evident that they employed line match printing. This also makes it easy on the eyes. I know that I started in the wrong order by talking about the paper first. It just impressed me 🙂 the print is nothing to be laughed at either. It is a 10 pt font. That is just about perfect for reading. This edition also comes with a higher quality black ribbon page marker. Most Bibles skimp on the ribbon markers, not this one.
The New Testament comes with a cardboard slipcase. It is pretty sturdy and handsome. Make sure to keep it for storing your New Testament on the shelf. Better to have the slipcase take the ware and tare of being shelved than the edges of your hardcover.
This edition has a sewn spine for many years of use and flexibility. The spine didn’t take hardly any break-in time. This edition is case bound obviously. It couldn’t be edge line bound because it is a hardcover. There is a genuine leather edition, but I believe it is also case bound. You could always have it sent out for a rebind if you desire an edge lined edition. This wouldn’t be possible if it didn’t have a quality sewn binding.
This is a single column, paragraph layout with book titles, chapter and verse numbers, and page numbers. It is easy on the eyes, very legible. Reading it is more of a strain on my brain as a neophyte, than it is on my eyes. If you are in the market for a Greek NT to read daily, this would be an excellent choice. I am no Greek expert, but I do know about quality in materials and manufacture. This edition is put together well, and should last you a long time.
Make sure to look at all the pictures I took of this edition on my flickr page. You can purchase your copy from Christianbook, Amazon, or directly from Crossway.