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The 1578 Geneva Pulpit Bible:
The Geneva Bible (also known as the “Breeches” Bible) was the Bible of the Protestant Reformation. It was originally produced in 1560, more than 50 years before the King James Bible, and it remained the most popular English language Bible among the people until decades after the introduction of the King James Bible. Whether framed and displayed in your home, or given as a wonderfully unique gift: it is sure to draw attention.
The Geneva Bible was first printed in Geneva, Switzerland, by refugees from England, fleeing the persecution of Protestants by Roman Catholic Queen “Bloody” Mary. Many copies were smuggled back into England at great personal risk. In later years, when Protestant-friendly Queen Elizabeth took the throne, printing of the Geneva Bible moved back to England. The Geneva Bible was produced by John Calvin, John Knox, Myles Coverdale, John Foxe, and other Reformers. It is the version that William Shakespeare quotes from hundreds of times in his plays, and the first English Bible to offer plain roman-style type in some of its early printings.
The Geneva Bible was the first Bible taken to America, brought over on
the Mayflower… it is the Bible upon which early America and its
government was founded (certainly not the King’s of England’s
Bible!) The Geneva Bible was also the first English Bible to break the
chapters of scripture into numbered verses, and it was the first true
“Study Bible” offering extensive commentary notes in the margins.
It was so accurate and popular, that a half-century later, when the King
James Bible came out… it retained more than 90% of the exact wording
of the Geneva Bible.
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