Holman Christian Standard Bible

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  1. Jeremiah

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    There is a new translation of the Bible coming out later this year ... what are your thoughts.

    <a href="http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/article_main_page/0%2C1703%2CA%253D152437%2526M%253D150036%2C00.html" target="_blank">
    Holman Christian Standard Bible </a>


    What are some of the especially valuable features of the Holman Christian Standard Bible®?

    * It is a precisely translated text, yet it conveys the meaning of the original Hebrew and Greek with words and grammar that are familiar to and easily understood by today’s readers.
    * It is being produced with specially customized software that allows new standards of precision, detail and consistency.
    * Some versions include word studies that were developed originally during the translation process. These studies are provided in the margins to further refine and explain key Bible words.
    * Translators begin with a word-for-word translation process, then style the language to communicate clearly with modern English readers. The Holman CSB® is not a thought-for-thought translation or a paraphrase of Scripture.

    <a href="http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/article_main_page/0%2C1703%2CA%253D152437%2526M%253D150036%2C00.html" target="_blank">
    Holman Christian Standard Bible </a>
     
  2. Sherrie

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    I have the dictionary, and I do like it. I would like to get the Bible. Will see when it comes out.

    thanks
    Sherrie
     
  3. rlvaughn

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    Many may already know, but the New Testament of this version may be searched at Crosswalk.com.
     
  4. Jeremiah

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    My immediate thought is "Will the SBC cange their Sunday School material to use the HCSB rather or in addition to the NIV/KJV that is their current standard."

    We have a split Sunday School now with the younger generation using the NIV/KJV version of the SBC's sunday school material and our older generations are usign the KJV versions.

    Any other Southern Baptists that have this issue in their church?
     
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    Jeremiah,

    I don't really have that problem now, but I teach the youth. Most use the NIV or the NKJV. I think Lifeway will switch to the HCSB when it is complete, they are already doing it for their bulletins. I don't think it will be bad. I have used the ESV a lot recently, but I have started giving the HCSB a look because there are a few things I have found as I study more that I don't like about the ESV. Thus far, I have been extremely impressed by the HCSB. I didn't want to use it at first because I felt people would shy away from it because of its ties to the SBC. However, it is very faithful to the Greek and makes some textual decisions that I really like, they don't strictly stick to the Critical Text, but seem to take the Majority text into account as well. I look forward to the whole Bible coming out, and am going to be researching it more and more.

    Neal
     
  6. Keith M

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    I have been using the HCSB online at StudyLight.org for some time. In October I happened to be in a Lifeway store and I picked up a copy of the Experiencing the Word New Testament. I have been pleased with the HCSB so far. It just may become my preferred version, but that decision will not be made until I have had a chance to look at the Old Testament.

    [ March 29, 2003, 02:12 PM: Message edited by: Keith M ]
     
  7. TomVols

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    I don't think we should assume the HCSB will be the new Lifeway version of choice for literature and things. Lifeway and Holman are two different entities. The fact that a few references have shown up on bulletins isn't that telling. Lifeway may very well choose to adopt the HCSB exclusively. But I don't think they will unless the HCSB catches on a bit more.
     
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    I would just like to point out that I said that I think, not that I assume.

    I believe Broadman and Holman are part of Lifeway Resources. Look at Broadman and Holman's webpage.

    Also, look on Lifeway's webpage. They are already calling the HCSB the new 'standard.' Crosswalk and other sites already use the HCSB as their default search Bible. And Lifeway will push the HCSB, probably much like Zondervan with the NIV. There will probably be a huge marketing strategy. I think it is safe to 'think' that Lifeway will use the HCSB, at least for a while, to try to get others to use it. Lifeway definitely has an interest in the HCSB.

    Neal
     
  9. TomVols

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    I would just like to point out that I said that I think, not that I assume.

    Neal
    </font>[/QUOTE]Oh I hear you Neal. Lot of people are offering this opinion, and others are making predictions, assumptions, etc.
     
  10. Clay Knick

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    I have liked the HCSB Psalms. The NT
    is OK and I thought at one time that it
    may become my number two translation.
    But I don't think so. I consult it now
    and then, but don't see myself adopting
    it as a default translation.

    Clay
     
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    I could be wrong, but I believe the SBC pays millions for the rights to publish with the NIV. By using the HCSB, that will be done away with.
     
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    True. But Lifeway sells and publishes KJVs, NIVs, NASBs, NKJVs, et.al. Lifeway will do what is in its best interest, regardless of what Holman thinks :D
     
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    Today, I have learned that Lifeway will now be including the HCSB in the majority of its new SS curriculum beginning in the Fall. It will either stand alone, or be alongside the KJV or NIV. Once again, Lifeway has made a dubious choice, one that may be regretted and/or amended in the future.
     
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    Personally, I don't know why anyone would choose the HCSB when the ESV has already been available. Right Tom?
     
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    Agreed. But there's a development regarding the HCSB and Lifeway SS literature that I learned of last week before leaving for vacation. I'll post when I get back and have more time.
     
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    I have been reading Paul's Epistles in the HCSB (which I bought for $1.75) and I like the way the paragraphs retain the logical flow from thought to thought. It feels kind of like reading the NKJV, but the textual basis is obviously different.
     
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    How to get saved in the
    HCSB = Holman Christian Standard Bible:

    Romans 10:9 (HCSB):
    if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord,"
    and believe in your heart that God raised
    Him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Many Lifeway (SBC) literatures will start
    posting the HCSB = Holman Christian Standard Bible
    instead of the NIV = New Internation Version
    in Fall 2003 editions. A full HCSB is not
    expected until the Spring of 2004.

    The HCSB New Testament is already on-line at:
    http://www.broadmanholman.com/hcsb/default.asp
     

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