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The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

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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

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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
I received this Bible on time and I love it. I have no trouble reading the old ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2018
I received this Bible on time and I love it. I have no trouble reading the old English. You just have to remember that a "v" is a "u" and a "u" is a "v" and a "I" is a "J" and a "f" can be a "f" or a... See more
I received this Bible on time and I love it. I have no trouble reading the old English. You just have to remember that a "v" is a "u" and a "u" is a "v" and a "I" is a "J" and a "f" can be a "f" or a "s" and when you see a letter with a sign above the letter you simply add a "n" after the letter that has the sign above it. Also remember that the spelling in the old days was different than now but if you just sound out the word as written you will have little to no trouble understanding what the word says. I read this Bible almost as fast as my King James version.
This hard cover edition of the 1560 Geneva Bible is very well made and the paper is great.
Some people have written here that the printing appears faded and is too small to read. This is not the case with my Bible. The printing is clear and easily readable and though the print in the notes at the side of the text is very small I can read it. The print in the text is easily read and not too small or faded in my Bible.
I treasure this Bible because our wonderful Founding Fathers used this Bible when they founded our Free Constitutional Republic and much of the foundation of our nation came from the Geneva Bible.
I recommend this hard cover edition of the 1560 Geneva Bible. I love mine so much that I ordered an expensive leather cover for it to keep it safe and have asked my children to hand it down to their children after I am gone.
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Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2015
Unless you have a lot of money to spend, there is no better way to get your hands on the Geneva Bible than this. For Truth Seekers, there is no better Bible save the original Hebrew or Greek, in my opinion. I own the Hebrew & Greek Texts of the Scriptures, but when I prefer... See more
Unless you have a lot of money to spend, there is no better way to get your hands on the Geneva Bible than this. For Truth Seekers, there is no better Bible save the original Hebrew or Greek, in my opinion. I own the Hebrew & Greek Texts of the Scriptures, but when I prefer to read it in my native language, this is what I use. I have literally had hundreds of Bibles in my 40 years on this Earth. This to date is my favorite. Although I am not Amazon''s biggest fan, I cannot deny that this (like every other product we''ve ordered from THEM, BUT NOT OTHER DISTRIBUTORS THAT THEY MARKET) arrived well within the promised time, and was cheaper than any where else we could find whether on the internet or in brick-and-mortar stores.

The only reason I don''t give it 5 stars is because you COULD get a better version; however, the only way to do so is to shell out hundreds if not thousands of dollars for a more exact copy. However if you''re honestly intending to STUDY this, considering the amount of wear and tear it''s going to get, you wouldn''t want an extremely expensive one anyways.

In short, for a true, dedicated student of the Truth and/or The Bible, there is no better text to get your hands on than this. Don''t believe the negative reviews. Don''t go for any of the "cheaper" or roughly equal priced Geneva Bibles. I''ve spent over 3 decades studying different Bibles. If you want the Truth, pure and simple, and don''t speak Hebrew, this is the ticket. Thanks for carrying this, Amazon.
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Patience is a Virtue!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2019
This 1560 Geneva Bible is quite fascinating, actually. One has to really concentrate when reading, as it is type in ''Olde English. But with patience one will find it to be extremely interesting, and it does differ some verses and sentences from the KJV or any other... See more
This 1560 Geneva Bible is quite fascinating, actually. One has to really concentrate when reading, as it is type in ''Olde
English. But with patience one will find it to be extremely interesting, and it does differ some verses and sentences from the KJV or any other really. I don''t find it apostate, or heretic in any way. One the contrary, I would say it to be very Christian and protestant, indeed! Also it does include 13 books which are not found in most other Bibles. (apocrypha, or whatever one wants to refer them as) I am determined to make quite a work of reading and studying this fascinating Bible! It is hardback and pretty heavy. The only reason I did not give this bible a five star rating is because it doesn''t include maps in the back (I know the publishers were trying to just preserve it as it was originally) which modern Bibles do include. There are maps in the Bible, as the real first 1560 edition, but they are not easy to figure out. But it is really not necessary to have them, as with these modern times we can find Biblical maps for our purposes easily enough. So it is pretty heavy, hard to manage, but still very interesting. So four stars! Maybe one day they will come out with an edition like it in soft binding and, of course, lighter weight. Bottom line....It''s a TREASURE FOR SURE!!
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Axel Bost
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A good copy of an older Geneva Bible
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
Except for the paper cover, the bible was in excellent shape. I wasn''t at all sure what I was going to get with the one picture that the seller proved so I took the chance and bought it. The pages were photo copied from what looks like an orginal Geneva bible. Kinda adds... See more
Except for the paper cover, the bible was in excellent shape. I wasn''t at all sure what I was going to get with the one picture that the seller proved so I took the chance and bought it. The pages were photo copied from what looks like an orginal Geneva bible. Kinda adds to the older look of the Bible in my opinion. I was happy with my purchase. I wish there were more pictures of what I was getting, though.
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leejinmoo
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This book is not bad but Font size is too small.
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2020
I read a lot of reviews after paying for this book with my credit card. Then, One of the reviews I saw told about font style, which was too small and was blurred, Moreover, For These contexts formed as Early modern English (16th), It was more hard to read this... See more
I read a lot of reviews after paying for this book with my credit card.
Then, One of the reviews I saw told about font style, which was too small and was blurred, Moreover, For These contexts formed as Early modern English (16th), It was more hard to read this book.
So, I was regretted buying the book due to the review. After a few days, I received it on January 15th and checked content in the Geneva bible.
The review that I looked had some correct. Especially, To tell about that fonts is blurred was exact.
Maybe I think These errors were appeared in progress of making a book, moved origin image into paper of copybook.
So, It was too hard to read. But, meaning in contents of the book is probably exacted because of applying origin image.
I recommend this book to people who seriously study about Geneva bible and Early modern English.
(For reference, To read the book is only suitable to people with good eyes. lol)
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Such B.S. for $50.00
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2021
Would be Great if I could read it. China printing press should have changed the ink before printing the table of contents and MANY OTHER BOOKS OR/AND PARTITIONS OF SUCH IMPORTANT WRITINGS. To be honest if I knew at the time where this bible was manufactured I would have... See more
Would be Great if I could read it. China printing press should have changed the ink before printing the table of contents and MANY OTHER BOOKS OR/AND PARTITIONS OF SUCH IMPORTANT WRITINGS. To be honest if I knew at the time where this bible was manufactured I would have went with the other one I was checking out. I''m well aware that the majority belief system is not in favor of such works in that country. I WONT MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN.

ALSO, THE WORDS DO NOT LINE UP. LETTERS ARENT EVEN AND THERE IS NOT A OLD ENGLISH GUIDE TO HELP NOR A WARNING THAT ITS WRITTEN IN OLD ENGLISH. Unless there are just a lot of misspelled words. No telling considering the source. Im truly disappointed! This Gift turned out to totally blow up in my face. My Grams simply looked then said.. This is not what it use to be and she discern from trusting it. I WONT MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN!!
THANKS FOR NOTHING... Now I need to find a GOOD one just like the one that came over on the Mayflower asap to make up for it.
So disappointed. Hey if anyone knows of a GOOD ONE JUST LIKE THE ONE THAT WENT TO AMERICA ON THE MAYFLOWER PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF POSSIBLE. THANK YOU.
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Stan
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I praise and thank God for this version.
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017
Much much prefer this facsimile over the more easily read 1599 Patriot''s Version. Some of the notes are hard to read, but most can still be deciphered. Like the notes much better in the 1566 version. Unfortunately, I returned to this version after being distracted by... See more
Much much prefer this facsimile over the more easily read 1599 Patriot''s Version. Some of the notes are hard to read, but most can still be deciphered. Like the notes much better in the 1566 version.
Unfortunately, I returned to this version after being distracted by the Pure Cambridge KJV blah blah blah.
I like that my reading speed is slowed, too.
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This is a great historical record of the struggle to avail the English ...
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2015
It was the English translation of the Reformation and THE Bible of America for the first 100 years. It was not the firs English Translation, but very significant to the Churches of Europe''s protestants. The marginal remarks of its publishers were anti Roman Catholic and... See more
It was the English translation of the Reformation and THE Bible of America for the first 100 years. It was not the firs English Translation, but very significant to the Churches of Europe''s protestants. The marginal remarks of its publishers were anti Roman Catholic and to favor harmony in America the KJV ( fifty years younger than the Geneva Bible, though without the anti Papal "issues") Jefferson appealed to the U.S. congress to promote the KJV over the Geneva.... and so it was. This is a great historical record of the struggle to avail the English Bible to every believer in the Protestant churches.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazing. I''m now a GB girl
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 28, 2019
Absolutely in love with this bible so far. The notes give it a whole new level. I may update this review in due course. What an insight into the times and the language of the times. Yes, it has the apocrypha (no enoch, which i would have preferred), but you may disregard...See more
Absolutely in love with this bible so far. The notes give it a whole new level. I may update this review in due course. What an insight into the times and the language of the times. Yes, it has the apocrypha (no enoch, which i would have preferred), but you may disregard that if you choose. I have only read a few sheets of matthew so far and it had me bawling my eyes out. It''s the depth of understanding one gets from the notes that gets me. No wonder King James I didn''t want the lay person having this in their hands. Knowledge and truth is indeed freedom... I was a KJV girl until this came along. Maybe when i have more dough, i may get a second copy that i can annotate myself. The notes are very small print. If you aren''t good at near vision, then a magnifying glass will be in order. Yes, some words, the print is weak, but it is decipherable. Thanks Amazon for having this stocked.... I have been hearing about this bible for months and in 2 days i am completely sold. Yay! May all the glory be to God! In Iesus'' name. My original reason to get this bible was realising that Yehusha''s name never was meant to begin with a J... but this has taken me so much deeper.
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Same old digital scanning nonsense
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2015
A solid book very well-constructed and quite attractive. The text is Roman script and this can certainly be read in theory Provided you first understand the conventions of a 16th Century typographer - such as the Long S, strict rules regarding u and v and i and j together...See more
A solid book very well-constructed and quite attractive. The text is Roman script and this can certainly be read in theory Provided you first understand the conventions of a 16th Century typographer - such as the Long S, strict rules regarding u and v and i and j together with puzzling abbreviations for common words like And The This That Which Thou and the Nasal Consonants m and n ..... but that is all as maybe and essentially defeated by the major weakness of this particular publication. In fact the only weakness in my view though crucial: the work is a facsimile of a facsimile of the original - or a copy twice-removed and my word it shows! In most parts the text is either faded, incomplete or even illegible. How ridiculous producing such a mammoth work of scholarship with flaws that impede the reading process even for those who have made the effort to familiarise themselves with the necessary reading skills I summarised above. The original is now some 460 years old and I think it would demand expert digital scanning of the most expensive kind to do justice and produce a worthy copy capable of being read with ease. Just forewarning anyone who may be expecting an easy read because Roman and not the more usual Gothic script was chosen by the translators. Time has done its damage to this one.
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A Lottery-Sized Spiritual Treasure-House, this one!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2012
From the moment I opened the parcel, I knew I was in for a treat and it hasn''t stopped yet. Ok, so yes it''s big, ungainly, some of the words aren''t spelled correctly and some words aren''t even complete! And there are times when you just plain have to guess what some of them...See more
From the moment I opened the parcel, I knew I was in for a treat and it hasn''t stopped yet. Ok, so yes it''s big, ungainly, some of the words aren''t spelled correctly and some words aren''t even complete! And there are times when you just plain have to guess what some of them are... Of course, you must not let any of that put you off! Because if you do, you will loose out on a lottery-sized spiritual treasure-house! The very physical size of it will immediately tell you that. It is literally choc-full of stuff. It does not contain the Metrical Psalms (which is a different translation to the one used by the Church of Scotland) and the Prayers and Devotions section of the original, but it does contain the Apocrypha with the complete notes and cross-references. Interesting also is the fact that the cross-references in the main Bible include, where appropriate, references to passages in the Apocrypha. This means that, although the translators did not accept these books as canonical, they took a far more conciliatory view of them than most enemies of the Apocrypha would have us believe. But for me, this Bible comes into its own, on very much its own terms, when after all the historical considerations and citations have been set aside, I eventually settle down to read it to feed the spirit of my inner man. I cannot help but smile at this point, because my every attempt to be reverential is scuppered by its awkwardness and sheer fascination value. I''m diverted by reactions like; "ooh! look at that! I knever knew so-and-so!" and before I know it, I''m off on a tangent somewhere else. Of course, the material is treated with the utmost seriousness, but never in a heavy handed or sanctimonious way. And the up-shot of this is that you find at the end that you''ve been taken through some very deep waters that otherwise you wou would definitely have shrunk away from, and it''s done you a power of good in the process! Which of course is the whole idea! Enjoy.
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Geneva, the BEST English bible translation. Nothing else even compares
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 1, 2016
Fantastic quality of paper and binding, facsimile copy is done very well and is very clear. The comentary notes are excellent, concise and clear comentary that gives great explanation to scripture. As a post KJV only Christian I and happy to say my eyes have been opened to...See more
Fantastic quality of paper and binding, facsimile copy is done very well and is very clear. The comentary notes are excellent, concise and clear comentary that gives great explanation to scripture. As a post KJV only Christian I and happy to say my eyes have been opened to the better scriptural integrity of the 1560 Geneva. Where 90% ''roughly'' of the KJV is the same as the Geneva, it is the 10% difference in the Geneva that is so much clearer to understand. I believe the translators of the KJV had sought to remove the of the clarity the Geneva provided in its Awesome English translation. Do compare Psalm 23, 27 & 91 for GNV vs KJV to see some great examples of how much a better translation the Geneva is. I now use the Geneva as my daily bible and love the style of translation and Elizabethan English. Truly the commentary explanations are precise and accurate with the main body of the roman Catholic church being described as the whore of babylon and the Pope the anti - Christ (or I would say an anti-Christ). With this bible being made illegal and it being the reason the KJV was authored, incidentally the KJV had no commentaries and the font was heavy gothic in the 1st KJV rather than the easy to read roman type of Geneva bible. These facts coupled with others draw heavily into question the intention of King James, the KJV is a good bible and one of the best but I feel the Geneva is a vastly better bible and the very best English translation money can buy. If you can read the KJV you''ll quickly be able to fluently read the Geneva and appreciate the richness of old English. By: ! Mark, Son of John
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Could potentially be used as a daily bible
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 27, 2011
It isn''t perfect, don''t get me wrong..one niggle is that its gigantic, easily the biggest book I own. But its a duplicate of a book thats 451 years old. You can get pocket sized versions of this bible, made with bonded leather, and updated typeface from the US, if you are...See more
It isn''t perfect, don''t get me wrong..one niggle is that its gigantic, easily the biggest book I own. But its a duplicate of a book thats 451 years old. You can get pocket sized versions of this bible, made with bonded leather, and updated typeface from the US, if you are willing to pay for it. Now honestly I would be, because its a great version, in many ways superior to the AV (any bible that calls itself the authorised version has to be suspect ;]) Invest in this if you would like a taste of history, it really is high quality, and it really is worth a few quid for a peak into WORLD history. Who knows, maybe one day churches will rise using those bonded leather updated typeface versions of the Geneva! kick in the face to KJV fanboys.
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This version is an exact copy (facsimile). This means you aren't just reading one of the first English Bible translations-you are seeing it! It even includes brief chapter summaries!

See the Key Theme, Name of Book & Introduction, and Margin Commentary with Cross References.

Includes Original Commentary, Illustrations, and More!

Get the first English Bible ever to be translated from the original languages-Greek and Hebrew. This is a facsimile of the Geneva Bible, which means you get an exact copy of the original (including the translator's notes!).

Fascinating Facts About The Geneva Bible:

  • The Geneva Bible was birthed out of Queen Mary's persecution of her Protestant subjects. Refuge-seekers fled to Geneva, Switzerland to pen this historic English translation in safety.
  • It was the first Bible to include many 'study' features, including margin commentary. It was even a quarter of the size of most Bibles at the time, making it easy to carry around!
  • The Pilgrims brought it with them on the Mayflower's perilous voyage to religious freedom.
  • It would have been the version John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, would have read.

Enjoy Having These Key Features at Your Fingertips!


Easy–to–Follow Format

What made this Bible revolutionary then still makes it valuable now:

  • Text printed in readable roman type
  • Division of the text into numbered verses and includes cross–references
  • Italic type used for words not in the original languages
  • Comes with the Apocrypha (like most Bibles printed before 1800)
  • And even more!


Extra Study Resources

The Geneva Bible could easily be considered the first study Bible! It included added resources to help make the Bible easier to understand, including:

  • Extensive textual and explanatory commentary placed in the margins.
  • Words/phrases displayed at the heads of pages to promote Scripture memorization.
  • Over 30 maps and woodcuts illustrating biblical scenes, including labeled diagrams of the Ark of the Covenant, the Tabernacle, and more.


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Hendrickson's facsimile reproduces one of the finest existing copies of the 1560 Geneva Bible. Enjoy the features of this clear and easy-to-read facsimile (copy):

  • Original and Authentic: Complete and original commentary, maps, and woodcut illustrations.
  • Added Context: Solid overviews and an in-depth introduction to the Geneva Bible.
  • Quality: Includes ribbon markers, sewn binding, and more!

Using quality materials and crafted to last, Bible collectors and anyone interested in the history of the Bible will treasure this volume.

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Not all modern Bibles include illustrations. Yet, the Geneva Bible of 1560 did! It was created so both the common people and church leaders could deepen their understanding of the Bible-and it included labeled diagrams and maps!

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The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale

The Geneva Bible: The lowest Bible of popular the Protestant Reformation outlet sale