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B&H is also America's oldest and most trusted Bible publisher (with roots dating back to 1738) and originated the popular HCSB® translation that combines exceptional accuracy and readability for today’s reader. The organization is also the leadinga publisher of Spanish Bibles in the United States as well as a widely respected producer of church supplies.
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Yes. In 1993, the A.J. Holman Bible Company was acquired by Broadman Press to form Broadman & Holman Publishers. In 2006, the company changed its name to B&H Publishing Group.
We benefit from the century-old strength of Broadman Press, combined with the quality of the Holman Bible name, whose roots go back to 1738.
Different editions are available in different translations. B&H publishes Bibles featuring:
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
New International Version (NIV)
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and the Spanish language Reina-Valera Revision (RVR 1960).
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The HCSB offers several unique features:
It is a precisely translated text, yet it conveys the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic with familiar English words and grammar understandable for today's readers.
It reflects the "optimal equivalence" model of translation. That is, we begin with a word-for-word translation, and then style the language to communicate clearly to modern readers.
Specially customized computer software used in the translation process allows higher standards of precision, detail, and consistency.
Some editions include word studies developed during the translation process. These are provided as margin notes to further a reader's understanding of important biblical words.
Together, these features make this Bible an outstanding translation for serious Bible study.
E. Ray Clendenen, general editor of the New American Commentary series, offers this thoughtful response:
The publisher, editors, and authors of the New American Commentary are delighted that people are eager for us to complete this excellent set of commentaries. At the same time, however, we are sorry that we do not yet have all the volumes available for our readers. The first volume was published in 1991. Twenty-one years later (as of 2012) we have published 41 outstanding volumes. That's about two volumes per year, and a year has never gone by without at least one new volume. There are only 4 volumes still to be completed (2 vols. on Psalms, 1 Corinthians, and Ephesians). Each of the completed volumes has received outstanding reviews and has proven invaluable to thousands of students and church leaders. (Eight NAC volumes are listed on Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary's "Basic Library Booklist" of the best Bible commentaries on individual books.)
Unlike the parts of a watch, of course, the usefulness of a commentary does not depend on the set being complete. In every case, the authors of the remaining volumes were not involved in the project at the beginning. They have joined us later because, for various reasons, the original authors were unable to complete their assignments. In the case of some volumes, we have had to enlist a new author more than once. In some cases, our authors have such heavy administrative positions that they have very little time left for writing. The people best qualified to write a volume of the New American Commentary are heavily involved in teaching and writing for the academic community, in preaching, and other ministries of the local church, as well as leadership in their own families and communities. Most books can be written in a few months at the most. Even some commentaries, which do not contain word-for-word exegesis or any footnotes, can often be written in a year or two, depending on the author's outside commitments. But producing a commentary of the depth called for in the New American Commentary requires thousands of hours of intensive labor in research, reading, reflecting, writing, and rewriting. Writers must carefully analyze their biblical book in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek, doing hundreds of word studies, charting and diagraming sentences and paragraphs, reading thousands of pages of books and articles, and reflecting on the theological and life implications of the text. A typical volume will have between one and two thousand footnotes, each note representing many hours of research. David Garland's volume on 2 Corinthians, for example, has 1,880 footnotes. In addition, the volume must be read, reread, and proofread by at least a half dozen editors, doing our best to make sure every word counts.
Actually, the New American Commentary is coming out at a relatively rapid pace compared to other commentary series of similar depth: Hendrickson's New International Biblical Commentary series began in 1983 and is not yet complete. The same is true of Doubleday's Anchor Bible that began in 1964, and Eerdmans' New International Commentary that began in 1951. InterVarsity's Tyndale Commentary series was begun in 1958 and was not completed until 1999. In fact, as I glance around my office, I count 27 commentary sets, many of them quite old. Only eight of those sets have been completed. Our goal is not to produce a commentary set as fast as we can, but to produce for all the books of the Bible commentaries that provide the serious Bible student and the church with a treasury of information and guidance into the deep riches of the Word of God. A few people who began acquiring the New American Commentary in the 1990s had the false understanding that we expected to produce the entire set in a few short years. As much as we would like to have done this, however, the size and depth of the NAC made that impossible. We greatly appreciate those who have continued to purchase and use the NAC, and we hope that with God's help the final volumes will be available soon. We are expecting to publish 1 Corinthians in 2013, Psalms 1-72 in 2015, Ephesians in 2016, and Psalms 73-150 in 2017.
B&H has a growing digital publishing program and relationships with many distributors and retailers serving the digital retail and library markets. A growing number of B&H titles are available for a range of devices with Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBooks.com, MobiPocket, Shortcovers, Sony, Symtio, and others.
The complete text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible is available to read from any desktop or mobile device with an Internet connection at http://hcsb.bhpublishinggroup.com. Additional study tools such as commentary notes, Bible dictionaries, word study tools, and more are available at MyStudyBible.com.
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