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Item description for HCSB UltraThin Reference-Black Genuine Indexed by Broadman & Holman Publishers...
Overview A value priced edition of the popular Ultrathin Bible Format. Features Center-column references and 9 point type
Publishers Description It's here. The complete edition of the translation so accurate, yet so inspiring to read, it literally sets the standard for generations to come. Twenty years in the making, the Holman Christian Standard Bible is the work of 100 scholars from around the world collaborating on-line, in real time with the benefits of the best technology that has ever been used in the service of Bible translation. This edition includes an introduction to each book of the Bible, full center column references, a concordance, words of Christ in red, a presentation page, full-color maps, and more.
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Studio: Holman Bible Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.32" Width: 6.28" Height: 1.22" Weight: 1.96 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 1586401351 ISBN13 9781586401351
Bible Binding: Genuine Leather Color: Black Point/Type Size: 9.00 Version: HCSB Redlettering: Yes - Words of Jesus in Red! Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed! Family Info Section: Yes Introduction: Yes - Features Introduction! Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Maps: Yes - Contains Maps Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Indexed: Yes - Comes Indexed Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place! Presentation Bible: Yes
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More About Broadman & Holman Publishers
B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a non-profit publisher made up of people who are passionate about taking God's Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters™, we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.
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Reviews - What do customers think about HCSB UltraThin Reference-Black Genuine Indexed ?
Very happy with this bible Nov 12, 2008
This bible is everything that I expected it to be. Firstly, I must say that it was delivered to me promptly and it was very well packaged. The bible itself is fast becoming one of my favourites to read. Very happy indeed. I would recommend this bible for those who need an easier translation in modern language, while wanting to remain close as possible to the original meaning.
Cross-reference font too distracting, disrupts readability May 9, 2008
The Holman version is a strong, albeit peculiar translation of the Bible. I like some of the choices they have made in breaking away from traditional translations of some texts (ie. John 3:16 'God loved the world in this way' and using the divine name, Yahweh, instead of small caps 'Lord' in some instances in the OT). But for every step forward, I think they've taken a step back as well. The choice to break away from traditional rendering make it harder to use in a multi-translation setting. Plus, I've come across several passages where I felt like the HCSB missed the point of the passage where most other translations have gotten it right. From a translation perspective, I'd still recommend the NIV and ESV over the Holman version, but the Holman version has plenty to commend itself.
As for this particular Bible, I ordered it and found that there are so many cross-references and the superscript font stands out so much that it was distracting trying to read. The size is good for a reference Bible.
Need Good Eyes! Jan 23, 2008
The Holman UltraThin Reference Bible: Holman Christian Standard Bible, UltraThin Reference, Burgundy Bonded Leather
Like all the other reviewers have said, this translation is excellent. It's more literal than the NIV, yet more readable. You'll also find that it's a little more idiomatic than the NIV. For example, in Matthew 5:22 it reads:
"But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Fool!' will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, 'You moron!' will be subject to hellfire."
Most other translations, including the NIV and the NASB, will read 'You fool!' rather than 'You moron!' Interestingly enough, the the New Living Translation (NLT) uses the word 'idiot'.
Also, in Genesis story of the flood, the word 'deluge' is used . . . not 'flood.' This word choice is odd especially since the word 'deluge' is rarely used today.
Aside from the HCSB being more accurate and more readable than the NIV, the translators of the HCSB chose to capitalize all pronouns referencing God and Jesus. For me, personally, this is a huge plus! I know the Greek and Hebrew manuscripts don't capitalize these words, but there are a lot of serious students as well as scholars who believe just out of respect for our Creator and His Son that this should be done. The translators of the NASB, the NKJV, and the NLT have also chosen to do this.
Another big plus for this translation is that the translators have included footnotes indicating textual variances, much similar to what the translators of the NKJV have done.
The book binding is very good and lays relatively flat when you open it up and lay on your desk. The paper quality is just right so that the pages don't curl up nor do see the wording on the backside of the pages.
However . . . the print is very small. It has to be a 8-point font or less and the footnotes is even smaller!
So, if you're an older individual like me who wears bifocals, you may have a problem here. I went ahead and ordered the large print edition.
Bottom-line: This Bible is very accurate and very readable and of excellent quality. I'd give this Bible a 5-star rating except for the small print.
Portable! Jan 19, 2008
Portable! No notes but excellent HCSB translation, excellent cross-references and good concordance in an ultra-thin package. Moderate and basic.
perfect for on the go Jun 28, 2007
Well put, easy to understand, good refrences ,it's lite easy to carry, and it fits every were.