Geneva Bible : Genuine Leather

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Geneva Bible : Genuine Leather

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Sixteenth century English Protestant scholars were determined to make the scriptures understandable to common people, so that, as William Tyndale famously put it, �the boy that driveth the plough should know more of the scriptures� than the educated man.

However, Queen Mary�s (1553�1558) persecution of her Protestant subjects caused many to flee to the continent to avoid imprisonment or execution. Geneva, Switzerland soon became a center for Protestant biblical scholarship. It was there that a group of the movement�s leading lights gathered to undertake a fresh translation of the scriptures into English, beginning in 1556.

Published in 1560, the Geneva Bible�s popularity kept it in print until 1644�long after the advent of the Authorized Version (a.k.a. King James Version). It was an English Bible that met the needs of both clergy and laity. Perhaps the Geneva Bible�s greatest contribution was its commentary, which under girded the emerging practice of sermonizing and helped foster scripture literacy. The Geneva Bible was the first to feature many innovations in the field of Bible publishing:
� Text printed in readable roman type; 7 pt. type
� Smyth sewn
� Division of the text into numbered verses
� Italic type used for words not in the original languages
� Marks placed over the accented syllables to aid in pronouncing proper names
� Extensive textual and explanatory commentary placed in the margins
� Words/phrases displayed at the heads of pages to promote scripture memorization
� Maps and woodcuts illustrating biblical scenes included
� Sold in a variety of sizes so many people could afford a household Bible

The Geneva Bible accompanied English settlers voyaging to the new world. It is probable that the Geneva Bible came to America in 1607 and was used in the Jamestown colony. Thirteen years later the Pilgrims brought it with them on the Mayflower�s perilous voyage to religious freedom. The Geneva Bible stands as a landmark in the history of English Bible translation. Hendrickson�s facsimile reproduces one of the finest existing copies of the 1560 Geneva Bible. Using quality materials and crafted to last, Bible collectors and anyone interested in the history of the English Bible will treasure this volume.

Geneva Bible : Genuine Leather was published by Hendrickson in December 2007 and is our 12039th best seller. The ISBN for Geneva Bible : Genuine Leather is 9781598562132.

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Q:

Hi could you tell me if "Geneva Bible, Genuine Leather" is a digital copy or the original? If so, are all the tiny notes around the text clear enough to read? Thanks for your help.

A:

This edition ("Geneva Bible, Genuine Leather"; 9781598562132) is a 'facsimile reprint' of the 1560 version. The reference notes are indeed on the small side, though clear enough to read due to the quality of the reproduction.

Q:

Is Geneva Bible, Genuine Leather understandable to read

A:

The Geneva Bible dates from the sixteenth century, and as such is presented in what may be termed as 'old-style' language, very similar to the KJV Bible.

Here's a sample from Revelations:

"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake, and the sun was as black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon was like blood. And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth,  as a fig tree casteth her green figs, when it is shaken of a mighty wind. And heaven departed away, as a scroll, when it is rolled, and every mountain and isle were moved out of their places."

So, that style of language.

Q:

I am wondering if you have the Geneva Bible in the German language? If you do not, would there be an NIV in the German Language?

A:

There are no German versions of the Geneva Bible or NIV Bible available to us at this time. We have the following German Bibles:

German Bible: Hardback (9781862281288)

German Luther Bible (9783438015013)

German Roman Script Bible (9783438011022)

German/English Good News New Testament (9783438011022)

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Page last updated 26th November 2016
Book FormatLeather / fine binding
PublisherHendrickson (December 2007)
Weight1928g
Thickness56 mm
Height235 mm
Width177 mm
ISBN9781598562132
ISBN-101598562134
Product Code1124174
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