Between 1560 and 1599, The Geneva Bible was providentially unleashed upon a dark, discouraged, downtrodden English speaking world. Just when it looked as if the Machiavellian, Divine Right kings, such as the Tudors of England, were about to drive Christendom back to the days of Caesar worship, a Bible appeared that set the stage for a Christian Reformation of life and culture the likes of which the world had never seen.
The results of a people reading and obeying the Word of God were the explosion of faith, character, the first missionary movement in history, literature, economic blessing, and political and religious freedom.
The Pilgrims brought the 1599 Geneva Bible with them when they arrived in the New World in 1620. All but forgotten in our day, this version of the Bible was the most widely read and influential English Bible of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A superb translation, it was the product of the best Protestant scholars of the day and became the Bible of choice for many of the greatest writers and thinkers of that time. Men such as William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, and John Milton used the Geneva Bible in their writings. William Bradford also cited the Geneva Bible in his famous book Of Plymouth Plantation.
This beautiful new edition of the historic 1599 Geneva Bible features the same Scripture, word for word, that the Pilgrims brought to America nearly 400 years ago and also features:
- The complete text of the 1599 Geneva Bible with notes, set in a readable, modern typeface
- The following historical documents, which are based upon Biblical principles:
- The Prayer of George Washington
- The Magna Carta
- The Mayflower Compact
- The Declaration of Independence
- The Articles of Confederation
- The Constitution of the United States
- Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
- Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior
- "The History and Impact of the Geneva Bible
- Glossary of Middle-English Terms Originally Used in the 1599 Geneva Bible
- 9.25" x 6.25" x 1.50"