B&H Publishing Group has completed the revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). Renamed the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB) (@CSBible), the text is available for reading on Bible Gateway, as well as in a full line of print Bibles for readers of all ages, with initial products releasing in March and available in the Bible Gateway Store.
“We believe this is a translation that combines accuracy and readability without compromise,” said Trevin Wax, Bible and reference publisher at B&H Publishing Group.
The CSB Translation Oversight Committee includes Bible scholars from a variety of denominations, including Baptist, Presbyterian, Anglican, Lutheran, and non-denominational backgrounds. Working directly from the original languages, they also solicited feedback from pastors, seminaries, and other conservative denominations. Those responsible for the translation are firmly committed to traditional, conservative principles and the timeless truth of God’s Word.
B&H Publishing Group also announces that fellow evangelical publishers David C. Cook and Baker Publishing Group will be using the CSB in resources.
Baker Publishing Group will begin publishing Bibles in the CSB in 2018. Its first release, the Baker Illustrated Study Bible, will draw upon Baker’s extensive image archive and collection of bestselling biblical reference works with contributions from today’s leading evangelical biblical scholars. New Bibles for adults, children, and students are also being created.
“I’m thankful for the vision of the Christian Standard Bible. And I believe the translation committee did something important” shared Brian Vos, Editorial Director for Bibles at Baker Publishing Group. “The CSB provides a strong foundation for serious study and clarity for use in all aspects of church and family life. We’re looking forward to using it in our publishing program.”
David C. Cook will use the Christian Standard Bible as the base translation for a new church-wide initiative designed to help more people engage with the Bible. Other product lines are also in development.
Executive Publisher of David C. Cook, Verne J. Kenney, commented: “At David C Cook, we seek to equip the church with Christ-centered resources for making and teaching disciples. We believe that because the Christian Standard Bible translation prioritizes both accuracy and readability, it will help us accomplish our mission. It’s a great fit with the publishing plans we have for a number of our product lines.”
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