(Review) Christian Standard Bible

Publisher and Publication Date: Holman Bible Publishers. March 15, 2017.
Genre: Bible.
Pages: 1568.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: Very Good.

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The review is on the CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible.

The official web page for the Christian Standard Bible. 

Lifeway's page for the Christian Standard Bible.

Bible Apps are available at the website for CSB. 

  • Christian Standard Bible is the new edition of the previous Holman Christian Standard Bible. It is a new edition with changes.
  • Two-column text.
  • End of paragraph reference verses.
  • Words of Christ in red.
  • Bold print.
  • Quoted verses are in bold print.
  • Large print 11.25 point type.
  • Chapter and chapter title are in bold print.
  • 9 page topical concordance.
  • 10 full-color maps.
  • "Where to Turn" Bible verses for help.
  • Table of Weights and Measures.
  • Introduction to the Christian Standard Bible.
The text for the OT is Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, 5th edition.
The text for the NT is the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece, 28th edition, and the United Bible Societes' Greek NT, 5th corrected edition.

As a comparison, the ESV by Crossway (2011 text edition), uses the Masoretic-Biblia Hebraica, 2nd edition 1983, and Greek text of Greek NT, 4th corrected, and Novum Testamentum 27th edition.
They've also used for reference the Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, Samaritan Pentateuch, Syriac Peshitta, and Latin Vulgate.
The CSB states it uses the, "optimal equivalence as its translation philosophy." They seek to use the original text but want the text to readable.
The intention of the translators on gender language is, "to translate the Bible faithfully."

A few interesting points:
Links of interest on the Bible:
MBC Pathway







Bible links courtesy of Bible Gateway.


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