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Requesting Opinions HCSB

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Stormbringer, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer New Member

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    Does anyone have an opinion of the Holman Christian Standard Bible? I understand that it was published through the Southern Baptists and is a respected translation, but when I found a Christian bookstore, they did not have any. I'm using it on my Weblog via RefTagger (great service, that!) and I like what I've seen, but I'm partial to the NASB and ESV.:thumbs:

    Care to comment?
     
  2. Tom Bryant

    Tom Bryant Active Member

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    You'll get some replies on this one. :smilewinkgrin:

    But I use the NASB for study and preaching, but I have looked at Holman and like it too.
     
  3. Jon-Marc

    Jon-Marc New Member

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    Never heard of it. I only use the old King James.
     
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    Psalm 95 New Member

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    I use the HCSB translation quite often and find it very good. Easy to read (english is a second language to med), but at the same time accurate. When studying I often also use KJV and NASB to get a more literal translation.
     
  5. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer New Member

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    I like the HCSB when I've read it online, and I use it in my Weblog. Like you, I use the NASB when I want something more precise. I am not fond of the KJV because the source documents from which the NAS are translated are better. Also, there recently seems to have been a change in wording of the NAS to make it more readable. When I say "recent", it is because I did not know about the efforts to make it more readable, and my first NAS was back in 1976 or so.
     
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