Introducing the Christian Standard Bible with Trevin Wax

Episode #314
March 28, 2017
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Podcast Episode #314

Released just this month, the Christian Standard Bible is optimal point for accuracy and readability. Trevin Wax joins us to shed light on this new translation and highlights some of its unique characteristics.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • When selecting a Bible, you shouldn’t have to choose between accuracy and readability.
  • The CSB Translation team went through every verse and asked if it’s as accurate and as readable as possible.
  • Capitalization of divine pronouns can often force a translator into making theological decisions.
  • “We should be grateful for the wealth of biblical resources we have.”
  • The CSB is a translation that is solid enough for scholars and easy enough to read for new Christians.
  • “The response to the CSB has been overwhelmingly positive.”
  • Not all Bible translations are stewarded by Christian organizations—the CSB is.

The points we discuss with Trevin are:

  1. The philosophy of optimal equivalence
  2. Changes from HCSB to CSB
  3. Putting CSB on the map in relation to other translations
  4. We shouldn’t have to choose between word-for-word and dynamic
  5. CSB is a great primary translation because it’s an optimal blend of accuracy and readability
  6. Ultimately, we want more people reading the Bible

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Resources Mentioned in Today’s Podcast

  • Christian Standard Bible – This link contains all the information for all the Bibles mentioned in today’s episode.