The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Reference Edition: Holman Christian Standard Bible Optimized for Digital Readers - eBook
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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Holman Bible Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
|Availability: In Stock|
References: Center Column
Text Layout: Double Column
Text Color: Red Letter
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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), 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.
The HCSB employs a first-of-its kind translation philosophy known as Optimal Equivalence, which seeks to achieve an optimal balance of literary precision and emotive clarity through a comprehensive analysis of the text at every level. This process assures maximum transfer of both words and thoughts contained in the original.
MONKTexasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Better read than given credit.February 16, 2015MONKTexasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5First of all, the quality of this Bible's binding is great! Genuine Leather is beautiful and sturdier than bonded leather. The color is gorgeous. Now for the real stuff: I have researched several reviews and there doesn't seem to be as much controversy on this version as the NIV. Scholars used the Nestle-Aland's Novum Testamentum Graece and the Greek New Testament for the NT and mainly Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia for the OT. (Of course, many more resources were also used.) The HCSB makes note in footnotes of text not original in some of the Hebraic/Aramaic text and explain the importance for interpretation. You will find God's names: Yahweh, Hosanna, Messiah, Abba and others not found in some modern translations. I believe there was much more thought put into this version/interpretation in order to keep the Message alive. Overall, I like the read. I have ADD and this version "flows" for me without being distracted by sentence formation.
Wesc223Age: 55-65Gender: male1 Stars Out Of 5August 20, 2013Wesc223Age: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1The e-book is terrible. Very slow response. None of the reference links work. I feel like I wasted my money.
DedeTFBrentwood, TNAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Love Translation, Don't Love FeaturesJuly 5, 2013DedeTFBrentwood, TNAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 2Cumbersome navigation makes it difficult to move from a reference back to passage you were reading. Poor font sizing of references makes reading a challenge. Page and line breaks are awkward rather than intuitive. Adding notes? Forget it.
I love this translation for its clarity and incisiveness, so I'm very disappointed with the app.
CentralTXPreacherCentral TXAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Just what my wife wantedMarch 28, 2013CentralTXPreacherCentral TXAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My wife loves this Bible. It was the size she wanted with the font size she wanted.
jataylor196051San Diego,CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Reference bibleJanuary 10, 2013jataylor196051San Diego,CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoy this bible because it is easy to navigate on the computer to find what I need. It is a good study bible especially for someone who wants a good ereference bible
Q: How does the HCSB treat gender? In other words, does the HCSB still use Father, Son, mankind, etc.?
The HCSB follows the Evangelical Guidelines of May 27, 1997 for translation of gender-related language in Scripture. It is considered to be "gender accurate".
Q: Is the digital version hard to read because of run-on sentences?
No, this eBook should not be affected by run-on sentences. However, it could depend on your eReader settings. To test this out, we recommend taking advantage of the "Free eBook Sample" available on this product.
Q: Is this a searchable edition? Is this a searchable edition or do you have to go back to the TOC to get to a specific chapter and verse?
This book is searchable by book name and chapter.
Q: does the red letter edition show up red on an e-reader?
On a color eReader the red-letter portions will be red. Black and white eReaders will either display the red-letter portions as gray or not show any differentiation.