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Approximately 15,000 study notes appear throughout the HCSB
Study Bible. We could have included more. As you can see from the list of
contributors, there was no shortage of scholarship for this study Bible. What
led us to be so discriminate about the notes we included is that input from
study Bible users reflected their desire to have necessary, relevant notes
within the context of the Scripture being studied. That meant information –
notes, maps, illustrations – should be concise and impactful, plus easy to find.
Rather than overwhelming the text of Scripture, the study notes and other aids
are designed to serve the student of God’s Word and not distract from the text
There are some other things study notes should do if they
are to add value to our interaction with Scripture. Here are some of the
guiding values that shaped our study notes:
We’ll talk more about the HCSB Study Bible in the future.
Thank you for letting me share some of our approach to study notes with you!
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I was considering buying this Bible 2nd hand... the choice was between this one and another...but when I looked at where Paul says "I received from the Lord that which I delivered unto you" the footnote for that section simply said "Paul received this by special divine revelation and was preaching it in the cities" or something to that effect.... if I'm not mistaken "I received... that which I deliviered unto you" was the signal phrase for the passing on of an oral tradition in the NT culture of that time period... following the Jewish/rabbanical oral traditions. I expected to find the note mentioning that, but it seemed the note maker of this book was unaware of this.
Then when it came to Joshua and JEricho....(Dr.)Bryant Wood's work on redating Jericho to the time of Joshua was completely off the radar. The theory proposed (under Ai's footnote) about JEricho was interesting...but I felt that the statement about how Jericho showed no sign of being inhabited during the time of Joshua's conquest (thus it must have been a fortress he attacked) was misleading and that the author of the note perhaps did not know of Bryant Woods work?
For these reasons I felt I should go with the other study bible. I like the HCSB translation alot and many features of this study bible, but I felt would possibly be missing out on alot of research (which is the reason I want a study bible in the first place).. so I didn't get this one. I'm mentioning this of the sake of "contructive criticism". HOpe it's helpful. Thanks so much for making this available online! God bless you!
Is it possible to use the HC Study Bible on-line? I own a copy but it would be helpful to have on-line access in the event I do not have my Bible w/me and wish to use study notes for quick reference. I do LOVE this Bible! It is incredibly informative and helpful - I use it every day.