DescriptionThe 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
• 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
• 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.
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