Kindle and the HCSB

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  1. mcdirector

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    Amazon has the HCSB for free right now. You don't have to have a kindle itself, you can download the software and use your PC. I did that with a little net book I got and have really been surprised at the free books I have found to download.
     
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    Thanks! Just downloaded it
     
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    Which one HCSB? The Harper Collins Study Bible or the Holman Christian Study Bible?
     
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    Holman Christian Standard Bible
     
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    FYI, the HCSB bridges the gap between a true dynamic translation like the NIV and a true literal translation like the ESV, NASB, or KJV. It is literal unless or until the literal misses the meaning of the text (in context), at which point the translators worked to make the passage understandable according to the intent of the original author.

    I know several of the men who worked on the committee, and I know how hard they wrestled (and prayed over) certain passages before coming to their final decision concerning the translated text.

    It is a good version for general teaching, as it does not have to be "re-translated" into modern understandable English before the contents are clear to the listener or reader.

    For true word studies, however, I find it more appropriate to use a version that remains more true to the original language, and which concordances are meaningful.
     
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    It's not free in the UK. Only costs £0.72 though.
     
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    Kara, are you kin to Jabba the Hutt?
     
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    Hcsb

    I would like to see the HCSB with the NIV Study Bible's notes .
     
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    The NIV is not a "true dynamic translation". The TEV,CEV or NCV are true dynamics.

    The NIV,and more specifically,the TNIV,and HCSB are very similiar.

    Even the ESV is not so literal as you assume. It's actual translation philosophy (not the stated ESV policy)is akin to that of the TNIV.

    Of course it has to be retranslated into intelligible modern English.


    The HCSB is perfectly suitable for word studies.

    What do you mean by "which concordances are meaningful."?
     
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    Haha, no. It's a silly picture I found on Reddit which I just resized to make an avatar.
     
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    I got kindle for pc's a while ago and have been amazed at all the free books to download. I added the HCSB last night.
     
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    Speaking of free modern translations. . .

    You can also get a free copy of the ESV with E-sword. Maybe the HCSB will take the hint and make theirs free on E-sword. I like Kindle, but for word studies E-sword is easier because you can do side by side comparisons with LOTS of stuff using everything from Greek (TR, MT and Alexandrian) to a lot of other open-domain Bibles including the Geneva, real 1611 KJV and other oldies and goodies.

    It also has the ASV (Not the new, the original) free which I believe Dr. Cassidy likes (if I am not mistaken).

    Maybe if we all write to the HCSB publishers, they might make the one on E-sword free too if we mention the Kindle freebie.

    It has been found that if people like a book in e-format of any type, they will often buy the paper book to carry, read and write on. A lot of books are given free for this reason. It just isn't the same reading a novel on a computer unless it is a true Kindle or something similar and I went through three different e-book readers and liked them, but as with all technical things, I wound up breaking them.

    The real kindle is really nice, but it will crack if you sit on it. A novel won't.
     
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    HCSB, ESV, etc. is included with Online Bible.
     
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    Thanks for this!

    Blessings!
     

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