Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
About this Title
Introduction to the HCSB
The Bible is God's inspired word, inerrant in the original manuscripts. It is the only means of knowing God's plan of salvation and His will for our lives. It is the only hope and answer for a rebellious, searching world. Bible translation, both a science and an art, is a bridge that brings God's word from the ancient world to the world today. Depending on God to accomplish this task, Holman Bible Publishers presents the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, a new English translation of God's word.
The Goals of this Translation
- to provide English-speaking people across the world with an accurate, readable Bible in contemporary English
- to equip serious Bible students with an accurate translation for personal study, private devotions, and memorization
- to give those who love God's word a text that is easy to read, visually attractive on the page, and appealing when heard
- to affirm the authority of the Scriptures as God's inerrant word and to champion its absolutes against social or cultural agendas that would compromise its accuracy
The name, Holman Christian Standard Bible®, embodies these goals: Holman Bible Publishers presents a new Bible translation, for the Christian and English-speaking communities, which will set the standard in Bible translations for years to come.
HISTORY OF THE HOLMAN CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE®
After several years of preliminary development, Holman Bible Publishers, the oldest Bible publisher in America, assembled an international, interdenominational team of 90 scholars, all of whom were committed to biblical inerrancy. Smaller teams of editors, stylists, and proofreaders then corrected and polished the translation. Outside consultants contributed valuable suggestions from their areas of expertise. An executive team then reviewed the final manuscripts.
For more information about the Holman Christian Standard Bible® visit http://www.broadmanholman.com/hcsb/hcsb_intro.asp
HCSB Copyright and Permissions Information
Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee. All rights reserved
Permission to Quote the HCSB®
The text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of two hundred fifty (250) verses without the written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than 20 percent of the work in which they are quoted, and provided that a complete book of the Bible is not quoted.
When the Holman Christian Standard Bible is quoted, one of the following credit lines must appear on the copyright page or title page of the work:
Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.
As a general rule, follow the naming standards set by B & H Publishing Group when referring to the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. The preferred forms are Holman Christian Standard Bible or Holman CSB. Use the abbreviation HCSB only when indicating Scripture references or when necessary due to space constraints.
The abbreviation HCSB is acceptable when citing Scripture references. In products where the Holman CSB is the primary translation, use of the abbreviation HCSB is not needed in the reference. The format for Scripture references in general text is:
Products with multiple translations:
"After looking around at them all, He told him, 'Stretch out your hand.' He did so, and his hand was restored" (Luke 6:10, HCSB).
Products with Holman CSB as the only or primary translation:
"After looking around at them all, He told him, "Stretch out your hand.' He did so, and his hand was restored" (Luke 6:10).
Use of the registered trademark symbol ® in running text or with Scripture references is not necessary when the symbol appears in the masthead, copyright page, or title page information.
Use of the registered trademark symbol ® is only necessary on the first mention of the Holman Christian Standard Bible or Holman CSB in promotional copy (ads, brochures, catalogs, flyers, posters, etc.) or other running text separate from a product.