HCSB Study Bible

HCSB Study Bible

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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 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.


315 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433601538
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 2336
Sales rank: 192,522
File size: 45 MB
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Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About 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.
Jeremy Royal Howard es escritor y el editor de múltiples materiales teológicos. Obtuvo su bachillerato en la Universidad Teológica de Tennessee (Tennessee Technological University) con especialización en biología y en el Seminario Teológico Bautista del Sur (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) obtuvo su Master  y Doctorado en Divinidad con énfasis en apologética y visión del mundo, filosofía y teología.
Jeremy Royal Howard is a writer and editor of multiple theology resources. Dr. Howard was educated at Tennessee Technological University (B.S.) with a major in biology and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D) with emphases on apologetics and worldview, philosophy, and theology.
Edwin A. Blum is the general editor of the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) translation. He holds degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., Th.D.) and the University of Basel (D. Theol.).

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HCSB Study Bible, Jacketed Hardcover 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Sherlockian-At-Large More than 1 year ago
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.
Bills1959 More than 1 year ago
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.
al-in-chgo More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
RadicalAbandonment More than 1 year ago
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!
melgaines More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing and life changeing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome study Bible. It has helped me grow in so many ways.
Ralph Gutierrez More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is unclear how to get to the study notes and you cant tap on the links in the table of contents
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is possibly my favorite study bible, and the apple app is awesome, but this book version is extremely difficult to navigate. You can get to the chapter in the Bibke, or you can get to the study nites, but you can't do both. This pretty much renders it useless as a study bible.
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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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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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denchie More than 1 year ago
very good