from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Geneva.
- proper n. a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first which recognized the division into verses, and the first which omitted the Apocrypha. In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation. Called also Genevan Bible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Bible.
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Bible, which appeared in 1560, the so-called Geneva Bible, also known as the Breeches Bible from its rendering of Gen., iii, 7, "they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves breeches".
"But," added the king, "it must be without marginal notes, for the Geneva Bible is the worst for them, full of seditious conceits; Asa is censured for _only deposing_ his mother for idolatry, and not _killing_ her."
From the beginning, the Geneva Bible was a study Bible, richly annotated and illustrated.
Before the introduction into Scotland of what is called the Geneva Bible, the translation of
The Geneva Bible was the version used by Shakespeare and the Pilgrim fathers; it also came to America on the Mayflower.
It matters, for example, that we call the "Geneva Bible" the Geneva Bible, and that we have some ideas about what that means to readers.
"The changes made in the Geneva Bible were the adoption of Roman type instead of the black letter, in which all English
This is somewhat surprising, inasmuch as the Puritans' preferred English Bible, the Geneva Bible, was by far the most-used and best-selling translation of the time.
The first New England settlers used the Geneva Bible as a text that appealed to non-conformist congregations.
There were actually three Bibles that Forbes and DeMint wanted added to the Capitol Visitors Center exhibit -- the Lincoln Bible, an exhibit about the Geneva Bible used by the Pilgrims, and the 1782 Aitken Bible -- all of which were among the many religious items and changes requested prior to the election of Barack Obama.
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