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2011 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner!

Developed in direct response to what consumer focus groups asked for, only one study Bible delivers more than you'd expect-right where you'd expect it. 

When reading a passage in the Bible, you shouldn't have to wonder where to find supporting reference notes and commentary that go along with it. That's why the HCSB Study Bible-featuring approximately 15,000 study notes-is designed so that every ...

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Overview

2011 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner!

Developed in direct response to what consumer focus groups asked for, only one study Bible delivers more than you'd expect-right where you'd expect it. 

When reading a passage in the Bible, you shouldn't have to wonder where to find supporting reference notes and commentary that go along with it. That's why the HCSB Study Bible-featuring approximately 15,000 study notes-is designed so that every clarifying resource is there on the same page spread as the biblical text to which it refers. You'll never again forget what you were looking for, because the pertinent note, map, chart, word study, or illustration is already there. And when an even deeper view is desired, there are also introductions for each book, outlines and timelines, a concordance, and more.

For the growing believer whose desire is to know Scripture more intimately and live out its loving instruction, the HCSB Study Bible always keeps you and God on the same page.

FEATURES

290 word studies
Four-color presentation pages
141 photographs
Two-column text setting
62 timelines
Two-piece gift box (non-hardcover)
59 maps
One-year Bible reading plan
24 articles
Center column references
16 illustrations/reconstructions 
Topical subheads
15 charts
Black letter text

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586405069
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 2100
  • Sales rank: 195,091
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author


The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) translation team includes one hundred men and women representing 17 different protestant denominations and reflecting the very best in updated Bible translation scholarship. Above all, each contributor involved honors the Bible as God’s inspired and inerrant Word. In addition to the core translation team led by general editor Edwin A. Blum, as well as the Holman Bible editorial staff, contributors to the HCSB Study Bible include Jeremy Royal Howard, Craig L. Blomberg, Gary Habermas, Walt Kaiser, Mary A. Kassian, Andreas Köstenberger, Robert A. Stein, Ed Stetzer, and dozens more.
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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    Navigation Problems are User Error

    I've just bought this (January 13, 2012). Please do not be mislead by the comments about the book being hard to navigate, not having a table of contents, etc. These are all User Errors...that is, "they just don't understand."
    In reality, there IS a table of contents, though it's a little different than they may be used to...and it's very easy to get from the verses to the notes, and back to the verses. Nor does the "back" button vanish after a second as one says...you just need to tap the center of the page, the navigation bar slides back up, and the "back" button is right there for you.
    A really nice feature is this bible provides a lot of "cross references". However, if you want to "follow the string" to other cross references, and find a magic back button that will take you back to the original verse after you've gone well out of the direct path, then yes...you need to do about 3 quick taps to get back to the book, chapter and verse you were on.
    This works well, and is a good blessing to the Children of God.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    No Problems!

    Personally I have had no problems using the links for the NOOK. The HCSB translation is not as well known as the NIV or ESV, but it is a very good translation; more literal than the NIV but not as literal as the ESV. The study notes are good. The illustrations on the NOOK classic are hard to read. I need to go to my paper copy of this Bible to read the pictures.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    Lots of notes and information - hard to find what you want on the Nook

    This version does not even have an index for the Books of the Bible. To go to a specific Book (let alone chapter and verse) you have to use the slider option and keep checking where you are in the Bible to get to the Book that you want and then search for the chapter you want. Not an easy system for that type of reading. There are lots of notes to study but jumping to a note it is difficult to get back to where you were reading unless you set a bookmark beforehand - which itself is a bit cumbersome.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

    A top-notch, from-scratch, feature-filled Study Bible in a very appealing translation.

    A legitimate question these days is to ask whether retail study bibles are getting better or just prettier. Well, it's both, judging by this Holman Christian Standard Bible - Study Bible (HCSB-Study Bible). The whole production is a knockout, and the best of its kind I've ever seen or darn close to it, both in utility and beauty.


    There are introductory chapters to this work that contain some of what we'd expect (Plan of Salvation, study notes), and some features that outdo the competition (articles on how our modern English-language bibles evolved, separate articles on Hebrew and Greek words). Frequently found along with text notes are special maps that show one location or occasion, explanatory boxes, additional interpretation, timelines and other helpful features. (There are also a pretty typical five meso-scale maps in the back of the bible, more conservative and traditional in style. The passages on how to study with this bible are well-integrated and their counsel should be heeded. A special Holman feature is to precede a few select textual words with a bullet (.), which cues the reader to a short list of special words that need special contextual and hermeneutic care (such as "Sanhedrin" or "wormwood").


    Open up an average two pages of text and the reader who has previously encountered other modern study bibles will feel familiar: Roughly the top half of an average page will hold text plus alpha-notes (lc and upper-case both, with center-page note in abundance from the lc alpha notes. A little below the middle, on average, comes the horizontal bar that offers alternate translations referenced by the alpha uppercase notes. Below that come the verse notes, so numerous and flowing as to come close to a running commentary. Mixed in with those notes, as necessary, are the many, many special visual elements: location and date-specific maps, diagrams, boxes, photographs, and other visual elements that make not only a visual "Wow" but supplement the learning of Scripture, too. I especially liked the two-page spread of Jerusalem A.D. 30, which encompassed the view from the Mount of Olives over the town and fortress, past Golgotha, and on to the west. (Herod's chamber already appeared in detail in an earlier drawing.)


    Now, it is true that the new HCSB Study Bible lacks a large, "index" style Concordance and has only a much smaller Thematic Concordance. This is not a fatal defect, though, because the various study aids and questions obviate the need to search for word-instance: how many times the text mentions "Herod," say, that kind of thing. Also, some observers have made the misassumption that because Broadman-Holcomb as publishers have an historic connection to the Southern Baptist Convention, that the HCSB version of the bible is specifically Baptist. It is not, but I do hope this translation finally succeeds in becoming a standard through reader choice. This sturdy, American-made tome is fairly priced at retail but discounts are widely available. I received an advance copy of the jacketed hardcover edition and it is solid! Just barely small enough for the lap and for lugging -- though I for one intend to use a backpack, not a zipper case. This is one Study Bible that should really last physically, and to keep its intellectual appeal too.


    At the time of this writing, official release date (Oct. 1 2010) of all cover styles is fast upon us

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    Too hard to navigate

    I love this edition...in book form. I thought it might be fun to have all the notes, etc. It was a mistake to download it. It is too hard to navigate. I then read some reviews and the ESV test version is so nice and easy to navigate and FREE! Buy this one in book form for indepth Bible study, use the ESV for your Nook! I gave it a 2 just because I love the version!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

    Holman CSB - this is one of the best study bibles available

    The Holman Christian Standard Bible is one of the most readable translations available today that remains true to the original Greek and Hebrew texts. Now, the HCSB Study Bible is one of the best available for information, content, and even color photos. It is an excellent resource. I use it as my primary text for Sunday school or sermon preparation, and I highly recommend it for your library, especially for comparative readings with other texts like the KJV or NIV. You'll find yourself reading the HCSB more and more to gain insight into God's Word!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    My favorite study bible!

    I couldn't access the notes/commentary on the sample version of the e-book, so I took the risk and paid for it. It's easy to use and navigate!

    This is my favorite version of my study bibles (I have HCSB study, NASB MacArthur study, ESV Crossway study, ESV Reformation study, NKJV Nelson study, NIV Cambridge study, & NASB Zondervan study), because it has the most notes to thoroughly explain old and new testament scripture!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Lots of info, difficult to navigate.

    I have access to the HCSB study Bible online and loved the idea of having all the information at my finger tips. But this ebook version is difficult to navigate. I wish I could go back and forth between the Scripture and the study notes like I can with cross references. I would also like to be able to look at the original Greek and Hebrew straight from the Scripture rather than loosing my place. The Bible itself is wonderful. Just keep pen and paper near by.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

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    Amazing and life changeing

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Poor navigating on nook

    Cannot get back to the text when I link tto a reference. The back button disappears in about one second and leaves me stranded ar the reference page. To return to the previous spot, i have to go back to the table of contents. This makes the book useless for study.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    This study bible is great

    Wow.the hcsb study bible ranks up there with the esv sb and the macathur sb as being the best available on the nook.great content,photos,maps and greek/hebrew word study section.this would be great fot a new christian or a bible scholar.5 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Wonderful

    This is an awesome study Bible. It has helped me grow in so many ways.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    HCSB STUDY BIBLE DIGITAL TEXT ADDITION

    This is the second study e- bible I purchsed that had problems! When it comes to pulling up charts on my nook, the pages are cut off & the rest of the content not showing! This is very aggravating! These are from to different publishers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    A masterpiece of The most extensive, most accurate Bible ebver made

    This bible, the Hcsb, was written by schorees of scholars and tranalators from many diffeent languages who voted on the most accurate words to use word by word, but this is all english. This won the award of best study bible because more work references and commentary were invested into this than any other on the maket. It does not specialize in easy reading so much but accurate translation.

    I own this bible in person and the first thing I wondered when I opened this book was... where are all the sidnotes explaing after manny passages that would take up two thirds of the pages, leaving behine 1/3rd scripture. Meaning as you read the scripture of the book in person there are a vast amounts of commentaries explaining dates locations and meaninga behind puzzling passages, right bellow the scripture on the same page.

    I mistakenly thought that they took these notes out of there because while reading i saw no notes on the pages of scripture, then I pressed the blue lettering and numbnering links on the end of the paragraphs and it fastforwarded me into the secion of the book that has these very extensive and informative commentaries including maps. Also the a,b,c, icons you click on give commentary, the 1,2,and threes show you where the same saying is in every single part of the bible for further reading into passage you like, finding others than mention the same wording.

    This book won its award as a study bible because it is all those study sidebooks, that can be even thicker than the bible in one, for the majority of the pages in the origenal body, and in seporate linked sections on this there are more study guides and refferences than actual scipture. BUT I LOVE THE NOOK VERSION because i can read through nothing but scripure and click on the links where i need clarrification or references to similiar pasages.

    In all you get the same extensive studying aspects in this bible as the origenal, with the convenience of direct links instead of going through the front and the back of the pages.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Awesome, so easy to use and understand, That's the way GOD planned it!

    GREAT BIBLE, THANK YOU BARNES & NOBLE, WHAT A BLESSING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Wealth of informatiom

    Found it easy to use and easy to navigate after some practice, Essays are informatiive, Am looking forward using it more and more,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Excellent Study Bible !

    This is the best Study Bible that I have found for my Nook. I was hesitant to purchase it, after reading some of the reviews. I am delighted that I took the risk. One thing that I have found helpful is knowing that at the beginning of each book of the Bible (right after the list of chapters) is a box with the list of Notes, Word Studies, timeline etc. This is immediately before the first chapter of the particular book of the Bible. If one notes this page number, along side the page of the passage one is studying- it makes navigation easier.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    In this version of the Bible, the authors state that Genesis ind

    In this version of the Bible, the authors state that Genesis indicates that God made "man" in his image. In the notes they comment that the word for "man" is actually translated as "human beings" in other places in Scriptures. This is perhaps why, in other translations, such as the NLT, the authors have chosen to translate the text as God making "human beings" in his image. It is unacceptable that the authors of this translation have held on to a culture-bound translation of this verse, when they acknowledge in their own notes that the language of the text actually refers to "human beings." They advertise that their translation is not advocating political statements, but it clearly does in this very early passage of the Bible. There is no excuse for this in this day and age when we clearly have enough Biblical data to refute the outdated translation.

    FYI, I am a professor at a Christian university and I myself have a Master of Divinity. I understand these issues from an educated perspective, and again, I find the authors' choice of language here based upon social perspectives, not the actual Biblical language.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    very good

    very good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

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