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Tolle Lege Press / 2007 / Hardcover

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The Bible of the Pilgrims and the Reformation reset in modern typeface, with minimal changes of spelling and pronunciation, and containing all its original margin notes.
Researched, compiled, and translated into English by exiled Reformers in Geneva, Switzerland, between 1557 and 1560, the Geneva Bible surely was carried aboard their three ships that sailed from England in December of 1606. The New England Pilgrims likewise relied on the Geneva Bible for comfort and strength on their 66-day voyage aboard the Mayflower in 1620, and were even more dependent upon it as they wrote the Mayflower Compact, a document unique in world history and the first constitutional government in the western hemisphere.
Features
  • Word-for-word accuracy of the 1599 Geneva translation
  • Modern spelling
  • Easy-to-read print
  • Middle English Glossary
  • Original cross references
  • Thousands of original study notes by the Reformers
  • Includes introductory articles by Gary DeMar and Dr. Marshall Foster on the history of the 1599 Geneva Bible
  • Family Register
  • 9.50" x 6.50" x 1.50"

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1400
Vendor: Tolle Lege Press
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0975484699
ISBN-13: 9780975484692
Availability: In Stock
References: Cross References

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    It Rocks
    December 1, 2014
    The grizzled1
    Quality: 3
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    1599 was a very good year. This bible is everything that I expected it to be. I would, and will buy again for gifting
  2. Fruitland, Idaho
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Puritans, Pilgrims, and Reformers, a Review of the 1599 Geneva Bible from Tolle Lege Press.
    November 13, 2014
    Snyder's Soapbox
    Fruitland, Idaho
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Tolle Lege Press is responsible for the rejuvenating the 1599 Geneva Bible. Unfortunately not many people know about this or seem to care. (Except for Kirk Cameron) I say it is unfortunate because I truly believe the historical importance of this translation has been overlooked for a blind allegiance to the KJV. Many people dont know anything about the Geneva translation. They are happy with their King James versions. Ive always wondered why the KJV onlyists are so loyal to a version that was translated by order of the King to conform to the ecclesiology of the Church of England. The royals and Church leaders were afraid of losing their grip on power. The Bibles of that time period all relied on the Latin Vulgate to some degree as a resource for translation. The Geneva and the KJV were no exceptions. The KJV relied on the Geneva for reference during its translation. The KJV onlyists are always spewing their venomous polemics towards all other versions being Papal translations from Rome. It is disturbing that they can suspend rational thought in regards to the KJV, but seem rational most other times.

    The Geneva was translated by the Reformers. They had to flee to Geneva so that they wouldnt be martyred by the Roman Catholic Church and Bloody Mary, Queen of Scotts. John Calvin and John Knoxx are most often credited for the Geneva translation. There were other individuals working with them in Geneva to make this translation. The notes and references of this Bible are retained and printed in modern font. They are printed on the bottom of the page like a modern study Bible. These notes are what made this translation such an enemy to the Crowns of the King and the Pope. You have to understand that the Roman Catholic Church was in the business of hunting down and killing the reformers. Then Puritans were persecuted for believing what the reformation brought to fruition. This is what led to them becoming pilgrims. They fled to America hoping to live God honoring lives obedient to His word. The Bible they took with them was the Geneva Bible.

    Dont mind the trolls. They keep complaining about some pagan imagery on the cover, but I dont see any. Ive asked them specifically and really havent gotten any answers other than, Youre going to Hell for using anything but the KJV heretic!!! and now for something completely different, how about the review of the 1599 Geneva Bible?

    The 1599 arrived in a cardboard box. Inside was the Bible in its retail 2 piece box. The cd-rom contains searchable, printable PDFs of the Geneva Bible, plus the Apocryphal Books and Metrical Psalms, was also in the retail box. The packaging was sufficient to ensure the Bible was delivered without being damaged. Tolle Lege did a wonderful job of giving the 1599 a modern typography. They placed all of the references and notes at the bottom like a modern day study Bible. The Bible is printed on some pretty opaque paper. It is off white and a bit more rigid than most Bible papers Ive seen. I dont know what kind of paper it is for sure, but it seems suitable. The text is printed in a double column verse format with an 8 point font. The notes are printed at the bottom of the page like a modern study Bible. Chapter numbers are larger and in bold print. The pages are bound in a sewn binding done here in America. The sewn binding makes up for the bonded leather cover. I cant begin to tell you how much I detest bonded leather. I would much rather see a hardcover or trutone fake leather cover. Of course if this Bible came in a top grain cowhide or goatskin cover with sewn edge lining of leather it would be great. The cover is lined on the inside with white paper that is glued down. The front outer cover is decorated with, 1599 Geneva Bible at the top and some kind of flower on the bottom. I imagine that these are the pagan symbols the kooks are upset about. Who knows? The spine is also gild with the same as is on the cover except on the bottom of the spine is the Tolle Lege logo. The sewn binding makes this Bible open well despite the bonded leather cover. The binding keeps the pages from folding closed on you while you are reading. It also will make this Bible hold up much better. There is one black ribbon marker. The page edges are gild. There is a Middle English Glossary in the back and several prayers including morning and evening. There is a purely subjective quality about this Bible that makes me want to sit and read it. The combination of the size, weight, paper, and layout, make sense to me and I find it easy to read. Now just because that is the experience I have with it doesnt mean I expect everyone to agree with me so dont go launching fiery darts at me. This Bible should be a part of every Christians library. If you don't have one, go get one.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Bible
    November 13, 2014
    Amy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have had my copy of this bible for about 9 months. It is very handsome and holding up very well. I find it very easy to read, often more so that the KJV. I have used a Dake's KJV for many years, so I am used to having notes, however I find that the set up of the pages in my Geneva bible is preferable. It is interesting the difference in how it reads, particularly when compared the popular recent translations often used in churches. This is now my favorite bible. It makes studying the Word very enjoyable and I feel like it is more reliable and true to the original writings than many of the versions published today.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The 1599 Geneva Bible (Hardcover)
    November 1, 2014
    Godslittlegirl
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I ordered the 1599 Geneva Bible (Hardcover) ***NOT the Patriot's edition- the red one. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made. My Bible was shipped very quickly, I was pleased at how fast I had the Bible in my hands. It arrived safe and sound, no problems with it whatsoever- which is really saying something because I'm pretty sure it had to come a long, long way to get to me. The print is very readable, although probably a little bit smaller than I would prefer- but that is no matter for me when it comes to God's word. The really important part is that this is an EXCELLENT Bible. What I really love about the edition that I bought is that it not only has study notes from the reformers, but also has cross references to other Bible verses, which is helpful. If you are looking for any type of study Bible, I would highly, highly recommend this 1599 Geneva Bible. If you're worried at all that you won't be able to understand this Bible because it's from 1599 and has old English in it, let me put you at ease right now- If I can understand it, so can you. Plus, the thing I found to be really helpful is that this Geneva Bible has an old English glossary, so if I'm ever wondering what a word means, I can usually find it in the back. Not to mention that there are also several wonderful prayers at the end of this Bible as well. All in all, I'm very, very happy with my purchase of the Geneva Bible and would buy it all over again if I didn't already have one. Again, if you are looking for a good study Bible- this is 100% a Bible you should get and read- you will love it if you like study Bibles at all.
  5. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    A unique product, so-so quality
    January 24, 2014
    Sue Regan
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This is an interesting read, with a helpful dictionary of archaic words in the back, so I would recommend it for someone like me, who is interested in the "faith of our fathers", but will not be using it a lot after a read-through. The binding is so-so, the leather cover feels and acts more like cardboard, and the ribbon immediately began shredding, to the point that I had to apply scotch tape along the whole ribbon after a couple of weeks of daily readings. (Using it for my one-year through the Bible 2014)
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This Bible does have square corners, but is not gilded.

Q: Does this version contain the Apocryphal books?

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No, this edition does not contain the Apocrypha.

Q: What is the point size of the type please? Thanks!

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This Bible has an 8 point font.

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