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Bible Version Detail — Holman Christian Standard Bible(HCSB)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:HCSB
Name:Holman Christian Standard Bible
Functional Translation (1-10):2
Formal Translation (1-10):9
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):5
Public Reading (1-10):5
Serious Study (1-10):6
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):2
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):Yes
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):Yes
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:Conservative evangelical (Southern Baptist lead)
The Southern Baptist answer to the NIV (note that despite the publisher, the translation was interdenominational). This translation is somewhat "churchy" but it compares well with other translations placed similarly on the spectrum. As more tools become available, I will consider changing the study value.

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The Potential Arrogance of Critiquing Bible Translations (Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:07:26 +0000)

When I wrote yesterday about the HCSB introduction and its use of the label “optimal equivalence” I fully intended to write another post complaining about that introduction. And I will mention the other issue briefly in this post. But something else was drawn to my attention in the meantime. Let me lay a foundation. Some years ago I was chatting about a particular Bible passage with a young person who was also a new Christian. We were discussing the best...

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