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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.

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  • 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
  • Gold page edges
  • Ribbon marker
  • 9.50" x 7.50" x 2.50"
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If this is a Protestant Bible, why would it have the apocrypha? (I read one of the reviews that said it had an apocrypha) Just wondering

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Most all early Bibles had the apocrypha. This includes the early Geneva, Matthew, Coverdale, Bishops and King James Bible. The apocrypha was in most Bibles until the late 1800's and many of today's new versions also have it.
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The Apocrypha were Jewish writings that were included behind the Old Testament books- considered as historical, but were NEVER considered Scripture and were kept together as a collection of books placed after Holy Writ. The Apocrypha were written between BC 300 through AD 100, thus covering much of the history of that time period. Therefore, it was included, but was looked upon as unworthy of doctrinal theology.

Apocrypha simply means: related writings not forming part of the accepted canon of Scripture.
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because the protestant broke off from the established church, which was catholic, a group of reformers protested against the way the church was selling salvation and freepasses out of purgatory that was only affodable by the rich.
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The Church of England ordered that all Bibles must have the Apocrypha, so even the first edition of the King James Version had the Apocrypha [this is available in facsimile reprint--buy one, I have more than one]. But as Protestantism progressed they abandoned the use of the Apocrypha, so it was not in many later Protestant Bibles.

The Apocrypha in the 1560AD Geneva Bible was placed between the Two Testaments as if it was considered inferior to both the Old and New Testament. Compare modern Catholic Bibles that do put the Apocrypha elsewhere, "in their proper place" according to the introduction to the Catholic Version of the NRSV that I have just purchased second hand for one dollar.

All the books of the Old & New Testaments have a subject heading on top of the page, but the Apocryphal books do leave this subject heading out, as the Geneva Bible translators apparently thought the Apocratha was inferior to other Bible books, and it was not as important to read it. Do note how the other Bible books have copious marginal notes while in the Geneva Bible the Apocrythal books do not have these copious study notes, that is in General the Apocrypha was not used to establish doctrines by the Reformation Era Protestants.
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All Bibles had the Apocrypha at the time, even the original KJV Bible. It was separated though from the Old and New Testament in its own section and not as part of the OT
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Like nearly all early Protestant Bibles, the Geneva Bible contained the Deuterocanon gathered together into an appendix between the Old and New Testaments titled "Apocrypha" By "Apocrypha," the early Reformers meant those books that are good and beneficial for Christians to read, but not for the purpose of confirming doctrine.
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