The Christian Standard Bible aims to draw readers into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. By translating Scripture into the clearest possible modern English, the CSB allows readers to experience God’s Word at its fullest.

THE ANCIENT TEXTS AS THEY WERE MEANT TO BE UNDERSTOOD
Developed by 100 scholars from 17 denominations, the Christian Standard Bible faithfully and accurately captures the Bible’s original meaning without compromising readability. The CSB is a trustworthy text for both sermon preparation and serious study, translated straight from the biblical languages by scholars who love God’s Word.

But the true measure of a Bible translation is not only excellent scholarship. For a Bible translation to be trustworthy in modern English, it must faithfully communicate the authority and urgency understood by its original audience. Because the CSB is an original translation—not constrained by the structures of an earlier English Bible version—it expresses the meaning and beauty of the ancient texts with great clarity and emotional resonance. Pastors and laypeople can share God’s Word with confidence, knowing its truth will be communicated effectively.

HOW THE CSB WAS TRANSLATED

The CSB was translated using a methodology called Optimal Equivalence, which balances contemporary English readability with linguistic precision to the original languages. In the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering is clearly understandable, a literal translation is used. When a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, a more dynamic translation is used.

This process assures that both the words and thoughts contained in the original text are conveyed as accurately as possible for today’s readers. MORE

 

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HISTORY OF THE CSB

EXCEPTIONAL BIBLICAL SCHOLARSHIP
Over 20 years ago, a team of more than 100 top conservative scholars from 17 denominations came together with one common vision: to create an original English translation meticulously faithful to the ancient Scriptures and exceptionally clear to understand. With the benefit of up-to-date manuscript discoveries and significant advances in research, these translators, reviewers, and stylists exhaustively scrutinized ancient source texts— including the critical Greek text favored by scholars—to determine every nuance of original meaning and intent. The result was a Bible that not only shines by academic standards, but is also remarkably enjoyable to read. MORE

Meet the Translation Oversight Committee

The biblical scholars responsible for stewarding the translation are committed to traditional, conservative principles, prayerfully dedicated to pursuing the timeless truth of God’s Word. MORE

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Thomas R. SchreinerCo-chair

  • Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. in New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Th.M. in Biblical Studies, Western Seminary
  • M.Div., Western Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention
  • Dr. Schreiner’s many publications include Romans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series (Baker), Believer’s Baptism: The Covenant Sign of the New Age in Christ (B&H), and New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ (Baker)
  • http://www.sbts.edu/academics/faculty/thomas-r-schreiner/

David Allen CO-CHAIR

  • Dean and Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. in Humanities, University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention
  • Author of numerous books and articles, including 1-3 John in the Preach the Word Commentary Series (Crossway) and Hebrews in the New American Commentary (B&H)
  • http://swbts.edu/academics/faculty/preaching/david-allen

Dorian G. Coover-Cox

  • Associate Professor in Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Th.M. in Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Contributing Editor for The NET Bible, author of the study notes to Exodus for the HCSB Study Bible, Associate Editor for Bibliotheca Sacra
  • http://www.dts.edu/about/faculty/dcoover-cox/

Andrew Das

  • Professor of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College
  • Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, Union Theological Seminary
  • S.T.M in New Testament, Yale University
  • M.Div. in Exegetical and Systematic Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Synod
  • Author of numerous books and articles, including Solving the Romans Debate (Fortress Press), Paul and the Jews(Hendrickson), and Galatians in the Concordia Commentary Series (Concordia)
  • http://public.elmhurst.edu/religiousstudies/1316377.html#das

Iain M. Duguid

  • Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. in Old Testament, University of Cambridge
  • M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
  • Author of many books and articles, including Ezekiel in the NIV Application Commentary Series (Zondervan), Ruth, Esther in the Reformed Expository Commentary Series (P&R), and Numbers in the Preach the Word Commentary Series (Crossway)
  • http://faculty.wts.edu/faculty/duguid/

Darian R. Lockett

  • Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Talbot School of Theology
  • Ph.D. in New Testament, University of St. Andrews
  • M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in America
  • Publications include Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James (T&T Clark), and Types of Biblical Theology (forthcoming, Zondervan)
  • http://faculty.biola.edu/darian_lockett/

Brian Steven Rosner

  • Principal, Ridley Melbourne
  • Ph.D. in Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
  • Th.M. in Semitics and OT Studies; NT Literature and Exegesis, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: Anglican
  • Author and editor of dozens of books and articles, including 1 Corinthians in the Pillar New Testament Commentary Series (Eerdmans), and Paul, Scripture and Ethics: A Study of 1 Corinthians 5-7 (Baker)
  • http://www.ridley.edu.au/about-ridley/faculty/brian-rosner-/

Andrew Erwin Steinmann

  • Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew, Concordia University
  • Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
  • M.Div. in Biblical Studies, Concordia Theological Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
  • Author of dozens of books and articles, including Ezra and Nehemiah in the Concordia Commentary Series (Concordia), and From Abraham to Paul: A Biblical Chronology(Concordia)
  • http://www.cuchicago.edu/faculty/theology-and-languages/andrew-steinmann/

Michael CardStylist

  • Award-winning author and musician
  • Two honorary doctorates (music, Christian Ed.)
  • Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies, Western Kentucky University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, Western Kentucky University
  • Denominational Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Author of 24 books
  • Composer of 31 albums
  • http://www.michaelcard.com/#/welcome

Trevin Wax Bible Publisher

  • Director of Bible and Reference Publishing, Holman Bibles
  • Ph.D. in Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention
  • Author Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture; Clear Winter Nights: A Journey into Truth, Doubt, and What Comes After; Counterfeit Gospels: Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False Hope; and Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals.
  • https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/trevinwax/about-trevin-wax/