The CSB is a Bible Translation for Everyone.

A Bible translation that new believers can understand
& one that every believer can turn to for lifelong discipleship

A Bible you can share with anyone you meet, no matter their background
& teach from with confidence

A Bible clear for young children to understand
& accurate for your personal study

Your bible translation should be a

Both/And

Not an

Either/Or

Translation Philosophy

The CSB was created using optimal equivalence, a translation philosophy that pursues both linguistic precision to the original languages and readability in contemporary English. We believe that you don’t have to choose between faithfulness to the original text and clarity. The CSB text has been proven to optimize both, making it ideal for preaching and study, and for sharing with others.

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I’ve been using the CSB in sermons consistently for over a year. I love how it handles many difficult passages exceptionally well while also being exceptionally readable. Accuracy & readability–a great combo.

J.D. Greear

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The Story
of the CSB

20 years ago, 100+ scholars from 17 denominations shared a common vision: to create an English translation meticulously faithful to the ancient Scriptures and exceptionally clear to understand.

That was the Holman Christian Standard Bible. Since then, top Biblical scholars have reviewed the full text of the HCSB to provide readers with a translation that is even clearer and even more faithful—the CSB.

History of the CSB Changes from HCSB to CSB

Meet the Translators

The biblical scholars responsible for stewarding the translation are prayerfully dedicated to pursuing the timeless truth of God's Word.

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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 and Assistant Dean of the Faculty, 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/

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