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BenBrockway
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 1599 Geneva Bible

I just received a 1599 Geneva Bible (the new reprint, of course) for my 32nd birthday, yesterday! Just thought I'd share the cool news with everyone. What an awesome Bible it is! ;-) :-D

 2007/6/18 7:00Profile
BrokenOne
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 Re: 1599 Geneva Bible

Happy Birthday!!!

Tell me what you like about this Bible. I've heard of it but don't really know anything about it.

Danielle


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 2007/6/18 7:49Profile
BenBrockway
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BrokenOne wrote:
Happy Birthday!!!

Tell me what you like about this Bible. I've heard of it but don't really know anything about it.

Danielle



here ya go:

When the Pilgrims arrived in the New World in 1620, they brought along supplies, a consuming passion to advance the Kingdom of Christ, and the Word of God. Clearly, their most precious cargo was the Bible—specifically, the 1599 Geneva Bible.

All but forgotten in our day, this version of the Bible was the most widely read and influential English Bible of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A superb translation, it was the product of the best Protestant scholars of the day and became the Bible of choice for many of the greatest writers and thinkers of that time. Men such as William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, and John Milton used the Geneva Bible in their writings. William Bradford also cited the Geneva Bible in his famous book Of Plymouth Plantation.

The Geneva Bible is unique among all other Bibles. It was the first Bible to use chapters and numbered verses and became the most popular version of its time because of the extensive marginal notes. These notes, written by Reformation leaders such as John Calvin, John Knox, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and others, were included to explain and interpret the scriptures for the common people.

FEATURES:

Word-for-word accuracy with the 1599 Geneva Bible
Original cross references
Modern spelling
Original study notes by Reformers
Old English Glossary
Easy-to-read print
Size: 6.5” x 9.5”;
Approx: 1,400 pages
Includes FREE CD-ROM which contains searchable, printable PDFs of the Apocryphal Books and Metrical Psalms included in original 1599 Geneva Bible


 2007/6/18 7:57Profile
BenBrockway
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Here also is a link to more history behind the Geneva Bible: http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/historygenevabible.html

 2007/6/18 7:58Profile
JaySaved
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Ben, I have been enjoying the Geneva Translation and the marginal notes in [url=http://www.e-sword.net/]E-Sword[/url].

 2007/6/18 9:31Profile
BenBrockway
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JaySaved wrote:
Ben, I have been enjoying the Geneva Translation and the marginal notes in [url=http://www.e-sword.net/]E-Sword[/url].



Thank you for that link!

 2007/6/18 12:08Profile









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Ben, I've heard of the Geneva Bible, but not had one in my hand or tried to read it. I'm sure it's good.

David Daniell has a book about all the English translations of the Bible and he mentions this one in his introduction to Tyndale's New Testament - which at the moment is blessing me greatly. The Spirit is speaking through it very clearly to me.

 2007/6/22 10:16
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Question for Ben


I read several years ago that R. C. Sproul was working on a modern translation of I believe it was the Geneva Bible. Ben is this what you have or is it the original old English?

Since posting the above question, I have learned that Sproul has on the market the 1560 Geneva Bible with editorials of the study notes themselves.

 2007/6/22 12:35Profile
roaringlamb
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Sproul worked on one called "The New Geneva Study Bible", now it is called "The Reformation Study Bible" I believe.

The one ben is speaking of is based on the original Geneva Bible, but with different font and page setup.


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 2007/6/22 12:38Profile
BenBrockway
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Yes, Roaring Lamb is correct. the bible is great! It is a challenge to read (there are words in it I've never seen before), however, I love this challenge, and am being blessed.

I found this to be interesting:

1599 Geneva Bible -
Wherefore, my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir Heres.
Isaiah 16:11

NIV -
My heart laments for Moab like a harp, my inmost being for Kir Hareseth.
Isaiah 16:11

 2007/6/28 8:17Profile





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