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Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a modern English Bible translation that seeks to provide an optimal balance between precision and readability. The primary goal of the CSB is to faithfully convey the original text's meaning in a way that is clear and engaging for contemporary readers.

First published in 2017, the CSB was created by a team of more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations, ensuring a translation that is both accurate and ecumenical. This translation is rooted in the best available Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts.

The CSB employs a translation philosophy known as "Optimal Equivalence," which seeks to achieve an ideal balance of linguistic precision to the original languages and readability in contemporary English. This approach respects the original text's structure and style while rendering it in fluid and accessible English.

Popular among pastors, scholars, and lay readers, the CSB is suitable for in-depth study, personal devotion, and public worship. It includes translations of both the Old and New Testaments, offering readers a robust and enriching biblical experience.

The Christian Standard Bible aims to inspire a deeper understanding and love for God's Word, making it an excellent choice for reading, teaching, and memorizing Scripture.

With its combination of accuracy and readability, the CSB is a valuable resource for the church and individuals seeking a clear and contemporary translation of the Bible.

Copyright Info

Permission requests for use of the CSB text in publications, recordings, or other media must be directed to and approved in writing by Holman Bible Publishers. For non-commercial use, a certain number of verses can be quoted without express written permission, provided the verses do not make up a significant portion of the new work and are properly credited to the CSB.

For detailed information on the CSB's copyright and usage policy, please refer to the official website or contact Holman Bible Publishers directly.

The Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.