New Cambridge Paragraph Bible

I recently wrote to Cambridge University Press, enquiring whether there were, as I’d heard from some little bird, plans to issue a new edition of the New Cambridge Paragraph Bible incorporating the corrections included in the recent paperback edition, but in similar but smaller formats to the hardback and leatherbound editions of the original printing. In response, I received a note from Christopher Wright, Publishing Manager for Bibles at Cambridge University Press:

We do intend to publish the New Cambridge Paragraph Bible in smaller formats using the updated text, and have said as much informally to various people, but we have not yet committed to a definite schedule or publication date. Given the current state of our publishing commitments, and the completion of the editorial process, I do now see an opportunity arising next year so I would hope to bring these out during the second half or towards the end of 2008.

In granting permission for me to quote his response, he wanted to make explicit the extremely tentative nature of this schedule. It is not established, and subject to change. Still, it will be good news for those fans of the New Cambridge Paragraph Bible that smaller, corrected editions are planned.