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The Geneva Bible: 1560 Edition, hardcover The Bible of the Protestant Reformation

Hendrickson Publishers / 2007 / Hardcover

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The Geneva Bible was a monumental achievement in the history of Protestant Bible translation. Born in a time of religious and political upheaval it helped foster scripture literacy among the common people of England.

The first English Bible to be fully translated from the original languages, the Geneva Bible was the product of some of the finest biblical scholars of its day. It was the first to feature many innovations in the field of Bible publishing:

  • Text printed in readable roman type
  • 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

English settlers that voyaged to the New World favored the Geneva Bible. 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.

Features:

  • Facsimile of the University of Wisconsin Press edition of the 1560 Geneva Bible
  • Features clear, legible type throughout (marginal commentary is in smaller type)
  • Complete, original marginal commentary, maps and woodcut illustrations
  • Authoritative introduction to the Geneva Bible by Lloyd E. Berry

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1280
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Dimensions: 9.75 X 7.5 X 2.75 (inches)
ISBN: 1598562126
ISBN-13: 9781598562125
Availability: In Stock

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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. It stands as a landmark in the history of English Bible translation. Perhaps its greatest contribution was its commentary, which under girded the emerging practice of sermonizing and helped foster scripture literacy.

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  1. Hapax Legomenon
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    My copy is excellent. But why no 1568 Bishop's bible facsimile?
    August 22, 2014
    Hapax Legomenon
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    My copy of the facsimile 1560 Geneva Bible is excellent. The print is clear and readable throughout. All other features are satisfactory as well.

    When is Hendrickson going to publish a similar facsimile of the 1568 Bishop's Bible? It is a highly neglected translation among publishers. But I am certain that there are many people like me who would buy a facsimile copy of it just as soon as they print one (preferably in genuine leather like the 1560 Geneva, 1537 Matthew's, and 1526 Tyndale).
  2. PD55
    Colorado, US
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    NOT clear, readable type
    March 13, 2014
    PD55
    Colorado, US
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Theses pages are scanned which is why they look like they have been photocopied. While the scans are very clean the pages are simply NOT clear and readable type. While this is a quality reproduction, the pages contains many flaws and shortcomings that are inherent to this process and the book should be marketed as such! If I had not gotten the cover personalized I would return this item.

    Margin notes and chapter/book intros very small. I use a magnifying glass. 16th century English.

    Well bound, one ribbon marker. Buff color pages that have a bit of bleed through.
  3. Geoff V
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful!
    January 12, 2014
    Geoff V
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a beautiful facsimile of the Bible that fuelled the Reformation. To Allan, Joann and Linda, who complained about the quality of the printed text, I have to say 'welcome to the world of 16th century print production'! This is a facsimile of an original work, not a tidied-up reproduction. Brilliantly done, congrats to Hendrickson!
  4. busdriver72
    Texas
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Nice product with historical importance
    March 26, 2013
    busdriver72
    Texas
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
  5. Lyn S
    Ivey, Georgia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very good reading
    November 30, 2012
    Lyn S
    Ivey, Georgia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    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.
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