NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--New Bible translations are a rarity. So rare, in fact, there have only been seven pure translations in the past 570 years.
“This is a historic event for us, and we pray future generations will see this as a profoundly historical day as well,” James T. Draper Jr., president of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, said as he opened the April 2 dedication service for the new Holman Christian Standard Bible. “This just doesn’t happen that often.”
Draper was joined Broadman & Holman Vice President Ken Stephens, Holman CSB General editor Ed Blum and a standing-room only crowd of several hundred LifeWay employees and guests in Nashville, Tenn., in celebrating the completion of the first major English-language translation of the Bible in more than 30 years.