Bible Version Detail — Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Abbreviation:
HCSB
Name:
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Functional Translation (1-10):
2
Formal Translation (1-10):
9
Ease of Reading (1-10):
5
Public Reading (1-10):
5
Serious Study (1-10):
6
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):
2
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):
Yes
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):
No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):
Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):
Yes
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):
No
Committee Note:
Conservative evangelical (Southern Baptist lead)
 
The Southern Baptist answer to the NIV (note that despite the publisher, the translation was interdenominational). This translation is somewhat "churchy" but it compares well with other translations placed similarly on the spectrum. As more tools become available, I will consider changing the study value.