of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Displaying items 1-3 of 3
Page 1 of 1
5 Stars Out Of 5
April 25, 2015
I purchased this bible elsewhere because I needed a good study bible for school, I have truly fell in love with this bible. Very easy to understand and the quality is great! I'm so excited about my new bible where as I want to take it everywhere with me.
The information inside is awesome from who contribute to reading plans, how to etc..
The Biblical Scholars involved in making the HCSB far exceed most all other translations. The reading is smooth, logical, and in present day English. The translation in accuracy that is as scholarly would be the NASB. Side by side these top translations are excellent for solid accuracy and as close as one can translate from other Biblical languages into English.
The HCSB notes are easy to understand, and explain passages more fully.
Those who were on the translating teams are listed, and their denominational involvement, and educational degrees are listed. All translators were "each of our contributors honors the Bible as God's inspired and inerrant Word."
This may not seem like much. But when other translations state openly like "The ESV is an "essentially liberal" translation..." Christian readers need to take notice. Especially true when a translation is given approval by the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES. Bible all have agendas, and an audience they are seeking to buy their Bible. The more conservative Denominations, non-denominations, want as close to a "word for word" translation as humanly possible. The two leading Bible as far as I am concerned are the Holman Christian Standard Bible and the New American Standard Bible.
The HCSB has a poor concordance, and is 40 pages. However Holman does offer a Complete Concordance for the HCSB , The paper quality is pretty much like equal to other Bibles is the lower price range Bibles. A better range of higher priced leather Bibles is also available.
I have a the lower priced Bible and it is holding up quite well.
The HCSB is relatively a newer translation, and was developed by HOLMAN BIBLE PUBLISHERS. IN 1999.
The Southern Baptist Sunday School material use the HCSB in their material. Each Southern Baptist Church is independent and uses what ever material they so choose, and what ever Bible they so want.
I absolutely LOVE this Bible! The version is new (to me) but puts the text in such a clear and powerful way while also staying true to the original Greek/Hebrew meanings. I love all the study notes and ESPECIALLY the cool word studies. I'm a language nerd, so any time I get to learn more about a specific important/repeated word in the Bible, it's a great way to add significance and understanding to the Word.
The quality of the materials is top-notch and feels like it will last me many years. I have already begun to "break in" this Bible with notes and highlights, and several people from my small group have expressed appreciation of the HCSB translation during our discussions.