HCSB: Holman Christian Standard Bible

HCSB Holman Christian Standard Bible The HCSB was developed by scholars and English stylists from denominations who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today The HCSB reflects l

  • Title: HCSB: Holman Christian Standard Bible
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  • The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms In the HCSB you ll find God s personal name Yahweh , theThe HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms In the HCSB you ll find God s personal name Yahweh , the use of Messiah in the New Testament, and the use of slave in the New Testament, just to name a few examples Also, you ll notice the contemporary speech patterns in the HCSB mean that words like behold and shall are not used Instead, words or phrases that are common today can be found in their place.

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    1. Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Hallelujah! Ps 150:6This was my first time reading the HCSB and I liked it. I like the 5 day Bible reading program I used. It has built in catch-up days so I didn't fall behind. I enjoyed reading the OT in chronological order as well.2017 A book with at least 400 pages

    2. This is a re-read of The Holy Bible for me, so this review will be specifically about this Holman Christian Standard Bible translation, which I obtained for free on my kindle from . I will admit that the language of this translation makes it easy to understand some of the more complicated verses of the Bible. The language is modern and contemporary. For someone who has never read the Bible before, this version might be a good way for them to be able to be introduced to the books contained herein [...]

    3. This is the first time I've read or used a CSB version Bible, but I really enjoyed it. While not having chapters/verses took a little getting used to, I enjoyed reading through the Word in such an uninterrupted way. While I don't think it could replace my regular Bible, because it is hard to look up and reference, I think it makes an excellent supplementation to my reading and devotions. As for the Bible itself, it is really well-made. I love the clothbound cover, and how the book lays flat when [...]

    4. Over the past few months, I’ve been using a new translation of the Bible called the Christian Standard Bible. Published by Holman Bible Publishers in early 2017, the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is an unexpected, yet (apparently) necessary, update of the 2004 Holman Christian Standard Bible. 🔎 Click to enlargeAbout the Christian Standard Bible When a well-established publishing company produces a thorough revision of its previous translation—with the intent that the new version comp [...]

    5. This Bible translation was free for my Nook, and I've been pleasantly surprised to find it accurate, conservative, easy to read and easy to navigate. I have not felt compelled to purchase any other Bible version for my own reading or for following along at church, although our congregation favors the NIV (1984) and our pastor favors the NASB.

    6. I'm joining Reading the Bible as Literature challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader. I obtained this bible for free from . The language is easy to understand. Just finished reading Genesis. I'm going to get through Exodus for a couple of days.

    7. In 2005 our church read this edition of the Bible from cover to cover. This translation is easier to read than some.

    8. ~Review of the Bible:Well, first off, this most excellent collection of prophesy, psalm, and story, is something that is abnormally large. That is why I was reading it at some point throughout two and sevenscore days. As you can perhaps tell, I was reading it rather slowly as well, so hopefully that means I remember more. More likely, however, I am ridiculously clueless in some points. More's the pity. But, now that you know that, how about I get about to the reviewing? I've actually been meanin [...]

    9. I really like this Bible so much. From it's beautiful cover to the easy to read font, it's a real pleasure to sit down and read this Bible.There are no chapter or verse numbers in this Bible so it's really less distracting when you want to sit down and just read the Bible. At first, I thought this would be something I wouldn't enjoy as much but I was wrong. With out the distraction of the chapter and verse numbers or notations, you're reading the Bible as you would any book and I actually found [...]

    10. I received a free copy to reviewB is a faithful translation that seeks to keep in balance the accuracy and readability of the Bible. It thoroughly succeeds in achieving its goal. The translation committee is a group of well-rounded, thoughtful, intellectual, reverent, and trustworthy scholars. I believe that most of the translation team would have personal/individual preference of Reformed or Calvinistic theology, but those positions do not seem to impact the translation of the text. (You will n [...]

    11. Another book that I read to Diana. We can't do much anymore after her stroke, so I read to her to spend time together. Diana has always loved to have someone to read to her - and I like to do just that.Actually Diana and I read this version of the Bible thru this past year. We read a bit every morning with no other intention other than to read the Bible each morning. Some 13 months later, we finished. Many people read it thru in a year, many people never read it thru at all. We recommend that ev [...]

    12. Excellent translation & translation philosophy.I appreciate how it used more Jewish terms such as Messiah and Yahweh, though I wish it had been done more consistently.I like how it points out the acrostics in Lamentations.I also liked how it listed measurements in places such as Ezekiel 40-41 in inches and feet. I can understand such measurements.Looking forward to reading the revised edition of the Christian Standard Bible in the future!

    13. Another read through the greatest book ever given, given that it's God's special revelation for all humankind and contains the great overarching story of God's provision for salvation through Jesus Christ.

    14. GoodThis translation has an easy to understand scripture. I will be able to make a better statement after I have read more.

    15. The first time I remember hearing about the HCSB translation was in John Macarthur's book: 'SLAVE: The hidden truth about your identity in Christ', in which this translation is used because it translates 'doulos' literally as 'slave' rather than the less accurate translation of 'servant' or 'bondservant'. That made me curious to take a better look at the translation. This translation uses "Optimal Equivalence" as the translation method which they consider to be a careful cross between formal equ [...]

    16. The Sportsman's Bible contains numerous devotions written for hunters and fishermen that connect the timeless principles of God's Word with the passion of millions of North American outdoors enthusiasts.About the binding & coverThe cover of this Bible is Bonded Leather, with Mothwing(tm) fall camouflage. The bonded leather this Bible is made from feels more sturdily, and durable, then any bonded leather Bible I have held. The zipper & zipper slide are a very sturdily, which reminds me of [...]

    17. The Old and New Testaments in a recent translation.The HCSB does not want to be boxed into the categories of either "formal equivalence" (word-for-word, e.g. KJV, ASV, NASB, ESV, etc.) or "dynamic equivalence" (thought-for-thought, e.g. NIV, NLT, CEV). Instead they come up with a new category: "optimal equivalence," which they claim recognizes that form cannot be separated from meaning and thus is an attempt to make the best sense of both words and thought, but in practice seems to just mean tha [...]

    18. I am not going to rank the Word of God - how can it be anything other than 5 stars. But I do want to make a few comments about the translation. Attempting to depart from the formal equivalent translation - dynamic equivalent translation continuum, the HCSB opts for what they call "optimal equivalence." As near as I can figure, if measured upon the preceding continuum, they will be inconsistent, sometimes being very formal and other times giving a dynamic translation. I wonder how helpful that is [...]

    19. The ranking applies to the translation and format, not to the Word of God. Pros:1. The HCSB is not as beautiful as the RSV/ESV, nor as literal as the NASB. Still, in communicating to those who do not know "church-ese" but not abandoning the text, it is very good. It is infinitely superior to the NIV in this regard.2. The New Testament format does a nice job in setting apart and bold-facing Old Testament quotations. Oddly enough, they do not cite the references.3. It's surprisingly well-bound. I [...]

    20. The Bible, of course, as the inerrant word of God, is the greatest book ever penned by man - it needs no review. You don't review the Bible - the Bible reviews you. This format of the HCSB Bible, in my opinion the greatest English translation of the Bible currently in existence, is actually a great Bible for reading - though it's not recommended for study. It has a two-column format, as any other pew Bible does. It does not have footnotes, which can sometimes be distracting during a normal readi [...]

    21. I read through all of the Biblical text, from Genesis to Revelation--that is to say, I haven't read through all of the publisher's notes, which include the following:1) Subject Index2) Plan of Salvation3) Introduction to the Holman Christian Standard Bible4) A Short History of the Bible: age, languages, and books (with a brief summary of each bookThe two-column layout is very readable, although my wife prefers a single-column layout, which is available in a different edition (view at ). The edit [...]

    22. The Bible is good, full of love and hope; this Bible reflects it beautifully. I would like to thank the Holman Christians for providing this Bible—it has made a terrific benefit in my life. I am in a much better place now because of your love. Thank you. The HCSB is based (both the New and Old Testaments) on previous translations that have gone through and number of revisions (over a good number of years I think). The translations were a blessing to me because they use common English, rather t [...]

    23. Enjoyed reading the New Testament in this translation… it's definitely a helpful version to keep handy when studying. I think I generally prefer versions that have been around a little longer and had time to have some of their perhaps overly novel translations tested and revised if needed… there were a few spots where I had a hard time figuring out why the HCSB team chose the translation they did. But still, they follow their translation philosophy well, and it's a helpful addition to the Bi [...]

    24. I enjoyed this version of the Bible. It seems to require a lower reading level than some of the other modern versions, and it also presents a different translation in places that shed new light on the text for me. Nonetheless, some of the idiosyncracies were grating for me (translation γλωσσαι as "languages" in 1 Corinthians 14). I am not yet willing to teach and preach out of it, but maybe I could be convinced with another run through.

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