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The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition - Holman Bible Publishers

The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition

Author Holman Bible Publishers

  • Published: 2006-02-01
  • Category: Bibles
3.5 Stars
From 98 Customers Review
Price: Free


This updated text edition of the HCSB is optimized for easy reading on digital devices. Free from the visual clutter of footnotes, cross references, and other links, this edition is fast to navigate and easy to use. 

The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today. The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms. In the HCSB you'll find God's personal name (Yahweh), the use of "Messiah" in the New Testament, and the use of "slave" in the New Testament, just to name a few examples. Also, you'll notice the contemporary speech patterns in the HCSB mean that words like "behold" and "shall" are not used. Instead, words or phrases that are common today can be found in their place. 

The HCSB employs a first-of-its kind translation philosophy known as Optimal Equivalence, which seeks to achieve an optimal balance of literary precision and emotive clarity through a comprehensive analysis of the text at every level. This process assures maximum transfer of both words and thoughts contained in the original.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Why faith and not belief?

    From kennycr
    Why not belief in the world in which we live and try to respect other's, and not have faith in an old book what was myth and I love God!
  • Love god

    From Hjjjklkjgg
    Read your bible everyday and pry all the time and love him with all his hearts and if ou do not do that you go to some other plive not heaven
  • Psalms

    From Book of psalms
    Pc study bibles 5
  • Table of contents does not work

    From kwnelson007
    Cannot access any book by table of contents. You must turn page by page. Plus too much introduction about what this version is about. Don't bother with this one.
  • Random access bible

    From Hyrcania
    Early in my perusal of this edition, I discovered the table of contents does not work. Every chapter heading leads only to page one. Need more study to see if this was a worthwhile purchase.
  • The Holy Bible:HCSB Digital Text Edition

    From Mrs Sharon
    I cannot access any book in the Bible, so I agree, if you want to read from the beginning to the end this may work for you. Also, I am unable to remove it from my iPod. It keeps re-installing. So I would give this one a miss. Sorry
  • Jesus is truly amazing

    From Izzert
    I was lost now I'm found .I was close to death and I change my life right the hospital bed I'm save
  • It's free, but ...

    From DocGerr41
    ... Even for free you expect basic functionality. Such as, when tapping on a biblical book in the Table of Contents, you expect to jump to the beginning of that book, NOT to the front of the Bible. Searching for the name of the book brings up every occurrence of that word, and it takes forever to find the start of the book you are looking for, if it's in the NT. So, to find anything further into this Bible, you are left with using the "slider", which moves you along quite quickly, except it is difficult to figure out just exactly where you are. The page headings tell you the name of the book, all of it, The Holman ...., but you already know this. What would be nice to know, at whatever page you stop the scroll, is the name, and perhaps the chapter, of the BIBLICAL book you are in. That might help you to know whether you have gone too far, or need to go further. Maybe there are some that have memorized the biblical text, and can instantly identify where they are without other cues. I'm not that "up", and I'm a priest.
  • Something wrong...

    From vanilla_panda
    Cool idea but for some reason it starts at chapter 10... ??
  • Error with search?

    From Mr. B Huge
    Seems to have an error when you use index it jumps to page 1. And sometimes with search too?