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The Geneva Holy Bible Translated 1557 - 1560

The Geneva Holy Bible Translated 1557 - 1560

ByBeza/ Whittingham / Gilby et al

The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language, preceding the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Milton, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress. It was one of the Bibles taken to America on the Mayflower. This version of the Holy Bible is significant because, for the very first time, a mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public which came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids (collectively called an apparatus), which included verse citations which allow the reader to cross-reference one verse with numerous relevant verses in the rest of the Bible, introductions to each book of the Bible which acted to summarize all of the material that each book would cover, maps, tables, woodcut illustrations, indexes,etc : source Wikipedia 2012

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Publication Date
Oct 27, 2012
Language
English
Category
Religion & Spirituality
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By (author): Beza/ Whittingham / Gilby et al

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