CSB Study Bible – Book Review
For the past 20 years, the award-winning Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) translation has been recognized as a highly accurate yet easy-to-read and easy-to-understand modern translation, and the award-winning HCSB Study Bible has been viewed as the cornerstone of that line of Bibles.
Now, to ensure that this translation continues to sustain the very best balance of faithfulness to the original texts and accuracy in translation, the HCSB translation has been updated to an even stronger revision – the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation – and the entire line of HCSB Bibles has been revamped to accommodate these changes.
The CSB Study Bible is a feature-laden Bible that shines in the area of academic excellence and readability. Inside, you’ll find a wealth of information that will help you to gain a better understanding of God’s word, including:
- 368 word studies that introduce you to the context and meaning behind key Greek and Hebrew words
- Full-color visuals to help you see the structure and context of Scripture come alive, including 94 photographs, 55 maps, 44 paintings, 21 illustrations/reconstructions, 19 charts, and 61 timelines
- Introductions and outlines for each book, including background information, theological themes, and insights into the unique contribution of each book
- An easy-to-read layout with two columns of text, center-column cross-references, and three columns of notes
- High-quality smyth-sewn binding that will lie open whether you are reading Genesis 1 or Revelation 22
The CSB Study Bible has a crisp, clean, modern design to it, sporting a grey and peach color scheme throughout. The CSB translation is easy to understand. The CSB Study Bible is a great reference book to turn to when you need to learn more about the meaning of a word or a particular passage of Scripture. If your eyesight is poor, you’ll need to dig out your reading glasses to read the study notes, however, as the print is tiny.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive study Bible to aid you in your study of God’s Word, the CSB Study Bible is definitely worth your consideration!
I rate this Bible 5 out of 5 Stars.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the Lifeway / B&H Publishing Group for review purposes. However, the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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