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Geneva Bible-1560 Edition HC [Hardcover]

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Beautifully bound and designed to last a lifetime, a reproduction of a sixteenth-century Bible, originally produced by fellow English Puritans in the Protestant city of Geneva, will be cherished by Bible collectors and anyone interested in the history of the English Bible.

Publishers Description

The Bible of the Protestant Reformation

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.

FAQ
Q. Does the Geneva Bible come with the Apochrypha?
A. Yes, like most Bibles printed before 1800, the Geneva Bible comes with the Apocrypha.

Q. Will it come with a concordance using Strong's numbers?
A. Hendrickson's 1560 Geneva Bible is a facsimile of an original copy of the book. Therefore it will not include "modern" features such as a concordance with Strong's numbers.

Item Specifications...

Pages   1280
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 2.3"
Weight:   4.94 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
ISBN  1598562126  
EAN  9781598562125  

Bible Binding: Hardcover
Color: Full Color
Point/Type Size: 7.00
Version: OE


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Reviews - What do our customers think?
great Bible  Oct 14, 2008
I love the way this Geneva Bible is compiled. Regardless of what you hear about the way older Bibles are made (facsimile, photo copy, etc.) It looks wonderful. I love the size of the print and font face and typesetting. It's just a tad heavy (but that's common sense due to the aforementioned). Great Bible, get yours now.
 
Why I purchased The Word of Life in the Geneva Facsimile  Aug 31, 2008
For many years I have studied the Bible and found many translations and versions available. My purchase of this Geneva Bible facsimile is to help my own Bible studies. Remember that many faithful belivers died, burned at the stake and imprisoned to bring us God's Word in English, and the best we can do is read and try to see what the Gospel really is. The Best version to help is the King James Version (KJV), most commonly used by dedicated Bible students. Then there is the Revised Version (RV), which sometimes helps to open up a passage that is a little opaque in meaning. The Bibles to avoid are those that are trendy for a very short time, only to fall into obscurity, (such as the New English Bible {NEB}), and paraphrases such as the very readable Living Bible (like a good novel), which is one mans idea of which parts of the Bible are worth keeping and which to forget, or the New International Version, (NIV), which claims to be a translation and yet has some 18% less words than the original Greek and Hebrew texts and a long list of corrected new versions since it was first published in only 1979. But for anybody wishing to understand what Gods message really is, instead of the bastardised, Greek, Egyptian or Roman mythology added to Bible doctrines peddled by some, The Geneva Bible, such as this beautiful facsimile, read in conjunction with the KJV can really help to open ones eyes to the simple beliefs held by the 1st. Century Christians who believed in one God, and the Holy Spirit, (Gods working Power), Baptism of believers, not babies, prayer to God through Jesus, (not a priest), the physical advent (return) of Jesus the only begotten Son of God, and resurrection and judgement in the last day, followed by a World-wide God loving Kingdom, ruled over by Jesus Christ. (For a free Bible study course try exploringthebible.net) I hope and pray that you may find God in your Bible studies, and that he will richly reward you.
 
an error  Jul 9, 2008
I join other reviewers in enthusiastically recommending this wonderful facsimile of the Bible that most influenced Shakespeare. I am writing to report a problem in my copy-- the verso (back) of p. 429 is a duplication of the correct verso of p. 430, so my copy is missing the correct verso of 429. I suspect this error affects everyone's copy. I'm hoping the publisher will correct this error in future printings.
Richard M. Waugaman, M.D.
 
Historical and Fun  Jun 9, 2008
This 1560 Geneva Bible serves as an historical monument which demonstrates how men strived to keep the word of God alive. This edition is "The" English Bible which was in general public use prior to the publication of the King James Version. This Bible represents an era frozen in time.

Reading the 1560 Geneva Bible is fun. It is a facsimile of the original work, including the old and awkward spelling. While it requires a little more effort to read, your mind has additional time to absorb the inspired message as you decipher the wording.

This is a must have for any one who loves Christian History, or one whom enjoys a different light shed upon the Scriptures.
 
448 years ago...  May 19, 2008
The 1560 Geneva facsimile bible... Here's history you can hold in your hand without it costing you an arm and a leg. You get a copy of the 1560 Geneva Bible in the black (Or Gothic) script. It is 100% readable! If you've read the King James you should be able to understand this one. This is a great historic piece to have. I don't recommend this be a child's first bible. The well seasoned christian will greatly appreciate this masterpiece.
 

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