The CSB Study Bible (Premium Edition) is remarkable.
I love premium Bibles and I own many. The goatskin cover on this elegant Bible is among the best.
Just touching it, you instantly know you’re handling fine quality.
Here are the reasons why I love this Bible.
The translation is clear and readable. I liked how the compilers translated many of the texts. While there is no perfect translation, the CSB scores high.
The commentary notes are often helpful. I compared the commentary in this Bible with the commentary in a few other Study Bibles, and the CSB is helpful in the area of historical background and insight on some texts.
It also did a good job in shedding light on some difficult texts, offering various viewpoints.
The cross-references and notes are well done. References to other Biblical texts appear on the center. Under the text are Greek/Hebrew word meanings. I also love the red-letter feature, where the words of Jesus appear in red.
The eye-candy is peerless. Cosmetically, it’s among the beautiful Bibles I own. The images and images are phenomenal and the colors work perfectly, making the text, the cross-references, and the notes a delight to read.
Every Old Testament quote is bolded, making it easy to spot them within the text. This is going to come in handy for my next project. But it just underscores how often the New Testament (“Second Testament”) draws from the Old Testament (“First Testament”).
The study notes are informative. The study notes are an addition to the verse-by-verse commentary. They are also written by various scholars. So it’s a nice mix.
The illustrations, maps, photos, timelines, and charts are powerful. These are not only valuable, but they are very well crafted. Again, this Bible gets an A+ in its use of color, image, and elegance.
Word studies are peppered throughout the pages. Beyond the commentary, it contains helpful Greek and Hebrew word studies in easy-to-spot colored text boxes.
In short, I highly recommend this Bible to every student of Scripture. If you want an extra Bible in your library, make it this one. It would also make a beautiful gift for someone.
This is from the publisher.
The CSB Study Bible continues to offer the ECPA award winning Holman study system with all of its study notes and tools uniquely designed to be on the same page as the biblical text to which they refer. Newly expanded to offer additional word studies, feature articles on the apostles by Dr. Sean McDowell, and more.
The CSB Study Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read it today — and share it always.
For the growing believer whose desire is to know Scripture more intimately and live out its loving instruction, the CSB Study Bible always keeps you and God on the same page.
- 15,000+ study notes
- 315 word studies
- 141 photographs
- 62 timelines
- 59 maps
- 24 articles
- 16 illustrations/reconstructions
- 15 charts
- Book introductions and outlines
- Two-column text with center-column cross-references
- Topical subheadings
- Sewn binding—lays flat when open
- Presentation Section
- Ribbon marker
- 9-point text size
- 9.19″ x 6.69″ x 2.00″
Title: CSB Study Bible, Black Premium Goatskin Leather
Format: Genuine Leather
Number of Pages: 2368
Vendor: Holman Bible Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.50 X 7.00 X 2.25 (inches)
Weight: 4 pounds 2 ounces
References: Cross References
Text Layout: Double Column
Text Color: Red Letter
Text Size: 9.5 Point
Note Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Page Gilding: Silver
Stock No: WW648054