evangelicalbible.com is now stocking select Holman Christian Standard Bibles. We have met with the production team at Broadman and Holman and decided to stock only those editions of the HCSB which have a sewn binding. evangelicalbible.com has consistently sought after Bibles that are truly durable, understanding that our customers actually read and use their Bibles!
Introduction to the Holman Christian Standard Bible:
Holman Bible Publishers assembled an international, interdenominational team of 100 scholars and proofreaders, all of whom were committed to biblical inerrancy. The translation committee sought to strike a balance between the two prevailing philosophies of Bible translation: formal equivalence (literal, “word-for-word”, etc) and dynamic or functional equivalence (“thought-for-thought”). The translators call this balance Optimal Equivalence. According to the translators, the primary goal of optimal equivalence translations is “to convey a sense of the original text with as much clarity as possible”. To that end, the ancient source texts were exhaustively scrutinized at every level (word, phrase, clause, sentence, discourse) to determine its original meaning and intention. Afterwards, using the best language tools available, the semantic and linguistic equivalents were translated into as readable a text as possible.
Here is the Holman Christian Standard Official Site.
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