The Geneva Bible: 1560 Edition, genuine leather, black The Bible of the Protestant Reformation
Nice product with historical importance
As far as the quality of the product it is fine. Nice book, nice binding, nice printing facsimile. I use this item (and others) in a Biblical education manner concerning the history of the English Bible which most Christians are sadly ignorant of. This Bible is nick-named the "Breeches" Bible based on the text in genesis 3 where Adam and Eve fashioned themselves "breeches." It is also the Pilgrims Bible and the first Bible used in America.
March 26, 2013
poor quality printing
The description of the 1560 Geneva Bible states that it, "Features clear, legible type throughout". I just received a copy of the leather bound addition and since there are thousands of missing letters throughout all the text, it is impossible to understand so therefore it does NOT feature clear and legible type throughout. I have no problem reading and understanding 1560 era english as long as all the letters and words are present. This product(at least the copy that I was sent) falls far short of being, "a quality product" and nowhere near being worth the discounted price I paid for it(its not even worth the $20 shipping I paid). Perhaps the printers, should consider changing the ink cartridges in their fax machines once in a while or purchasing new machines from a company that produces top quality machines. Maybe the owner of the original copy of the bible should also consider new fax machines? I was very unhappy upon receiving this item and will return it. Steer clear of this one!
November 26, 2012
Very good reading
I was a little skeptical about the ease of reading this particular edition, as I'm not that familiar with old world English but I've been reading it every day (about a month) and it is getting easier all the time. Ever since I discovered the Geneva Bible, I've wanted a copy but was worried about the cost. I really wanted the leather bound but that copy was not within my current budget. I'm very pleased, nonetheless, with the copy I have.
Anyone interested in reading God's word in its first English transcriptions, should purchase a copy. Every now and again, I find myself having to refer to one of my other transcriptions for particular words and at times the wording is quite different, so I muddle through. One day I will be able to figure them out. At any rate, this is more than worth the price I paid.
The early editions of the Geneva Bible should be in every library, especially church libraries.
Note that the chapters are in Roman numerals but that is no problem until you get to Psalms because there are 150 chapters. If you are not familiar with numerals, you may need to make a small chart to place in the front for reference.
November 30, 2012
I absolutely love the original marginal notes! I parallel this version with other bible versions and am amazed I what I find, its a great addition to my bible study library!
June 28, 2012