UPDATE: the changes in the HCSB Student version of the ASB are not the full changes read Will’s comment below.
Curiosity got the best of me and went to my local Academic Christian Book store and purchased the new HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students (ASBS). Not so much because I need another study bible, but because I wanted to evlauate the new revised HCSB text, and how it looks on print and how different it might be from the digital copy that I have.
I have confirmed that new HCSB ASBS does in fact have the revised HCSB text, dated 2009. There is no mention in the copyright pages that this is a revision, or an update. The only thing that gives it away is the date mention of 2009. Some time back I had done a comparison of Ephesians with the original HCSB, and the digital revised text that I had purchased.
Just a few quick observations, just bought it today.
Disappointing things about the revision are:
- There are no footnotes for “brothers” in the New Testament
- There are no footnotes for the use of the phrase “[another] language” (Tongues) in Paul’s usage of the word in his letters.
- In both cases I was hoping that some footnotes would have been added. Now there still might be some for Brothers, but I have not done an exhausted search. Have to do it by hand, the old fashion way.
Positive things about the revision are:
- bullet points are much, much smaller and non-intrusive.
I have made a PDF of the first page of Ephesians so that you can see for yourself that it does contain the revised HCSB. Check out the PDF for Ephesians it’s not the best copy in the world and I used Mono to remove all color from the page. Scanned it with my Verizon Eris.