JACKSON, Tenn. – Sept. 27, 2010 – Four from Union University have contributed to the new Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible.
Contributors from Union included three who wrote study notes: David S. Dockery, president, who wrote the study notes for Ephesians; Ken Easley, professor of biblical studies, who wrote the notes for 2 Corinthians; and Ray Van Neste, associate professor of biblical studies, who wrote the notes for 1-2 Timothy and Titus.
In addition, George Guthrie, the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible, wrote the first essay in the publication, “How to Read and Study the Bible.”
“I have been both pleased and excited to be involved in this project,” Easley said. “I believe there is a great need for a study Bible balancing between providing serious Bible students with enough insight to assist them with the task of interpreting God’s word, but also encouraging them to study the text for themselves, rather than giving a pre-digested interpretation for each passage.”
Easley added that he expects the HCSB Study Bible to be “a valuable resource for both laypersons and pastors in the days ahead.”
The HCSB Study Bible contains 408 word studies, more than 100 photos and 59 timelines. It also includes 24 essays on practical and theological issues, and feature-length articles on the origin and transmission of the Bible, as well as one-year and three-year Bible reading plans.
“The HCSB Study Bible represents the work of more than a hundred scholars who have devoted their lives to living and teaching the truths of Scripture,” writes Jeremy Royal Howard, general editor of the publication, in the introduction. “They come from different denominations and diverse backgrounds. Since its release in 2004, readers have recognized the Holman Christian Standard Bible as a multi-denominational effort, reflecting the very best in updated Bible translation scholarship.” The HCSB Study Bible is available for purchase at Amazon or at LifeWay Christian Stores.