2 Stars Out Of 5
HCSB "COMPREHENSIVE" CONCORDANCE ....this is the best Holman has to offer?
February 4, 2015
Age: Over 65
I expected a "COMPREHENSIVE CONCORDANCE" !
This in an "Incomplete Concordance" ! There is a list of 261 words this HCSB COMPREHENSIVE CONCORDANCE that fills a page and a half that is titled "List of Excluded Words". One can understand why words like as, by, go, and of, for example are omitted. But words like, according, anyone, because, beyond, everyone, greatly, herself, inside, including, likewise, nethertheless, near. now, rather, shall, soon, therefore, where, whoever, would, yourself, are excluded just to name a few "excluded" words.
The HCSB COMPREHENSIVE CONCORDANCE is seriously lacking. Words that are excluded seen very important to include, and are in most all other concordance's. With so many are missing words, this is NOT a "comprehensive" concordance. The title is somewhat misleading for me, and this concordance does not meet my expectations.
What bothers me is this '"COMPREHENSIVE CONCORDANCE" was copyrighted in 2005, and ten years later in 2015, this is the best the HCSB COMPREHENSIVE CONCORDANCE Holman has to offer? The HCSB Study Bible has a concordance that rates far below any other Bible I am aware of today.
This is the ONLY Concordance for the HCSB, that Holman has to offer, and it's better than nothing at all. I sincerely hope an HCSB Exhaustive Concordance is soon to come. The HCSB is an excellent translation, and in my opinion, without the tools needed, like an exhaustive concordance, that are equal to the HCSB translation, the potential of this translation becoming a true Standard is in question.
I would recommend this concordance, only because there is nothing else available.