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Geneva Bible
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A historically significant English translation published in 1560; influenced the King James Bible. The Geneva Bible was influential due to its scholarship, study aids, and affordability. Its Calvinist emphases and demeaning annotations against the monarchy spurred the production of the Bishops’ Bible and the King James Bible. Subsequent English Bible versions drew heavily from the Geneva Bible, and its Calvinist emphases helped to bolster Reformed teachings for generations.
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Geneva Bible
Geneva Bible A historically significant English translation published in 1560; influenced the King James Bible. The Geneva Bible was influential due to its scholarship, study aids, and affordability. Its Calvinist emphases and demeaning annotations against the monarchy spurred the production of the Bishops’
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Geneva Bible
GENEVA BIBLE. The Geneva Bible is the translation made by the Marian exiles in Geneva and issued in 1560 by Rouland Hall at the expense of the English Church in Geneva. The preface describes the work as requiring “two yeres and more day and night.” William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and Thomas Samson,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Geneva Bible
GENEVA BIBLE* Translation of the Bible into English in 1560 in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. See Bible, Versions of the (English).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Geneva Bible
Geneva Bible. This translation of the Bible, popularly known as the ‘Breeches Bible’ from its rendering of Gen. 3:7 (‘they … made themselves breeches’; AV ‘aprons’), was first published as a whole at Geneva in 1560. It was the first English edition to introduce verse numeration. Issued in a handy form,
Breeches Bible
Breeches Bible. A popular name for the *Geneva Bible of 1560 from its rendering of Gen. 3:7, where AV has ‘aprons’.
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Geneva Bible
Geneva BibleEnglish Bible translation by Marian exiles in Geneva (1555–60) under the tutelage of John Calvin. William Whittingham, a chief compiler, had published his NT (1557), and the complete Bible with fuller annotations, including a preface to each book, was an extension of Whittingham’s work.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Geneva Bible
Gene′va Bible. The English version in use prior to the present one; so called because it was originally printed at Geneva (in 1560).
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Bible, Geneva or Breeches
Bible (Geneva or Breeches).—This work is the joint production of Gilby, Witting-ham, probably John Knox, and other prominent divines of the Puritan stamp, who, when the Catholic Queen Mary ascended the throne of England, fled to the more congenial atmosphere of their Calvinistic center, in Switzerland.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GENEVA BIBLE
GENEVA BIBLE. A Bible produced among English exiles in Geneva during the reign of Mary Tudor, as a result of continued translation and revision in Tyndale’s tradition. William Whittingham edited a revised NT in 1557, using Theodore Beza’s Latin NT of 1556 and introducing the verse divisions of Stephanus’
1. The Geneva Bible
1. The Geneva BibleHenry VIII’s death on January 28, 1547 brought Edward VI to the throne of England. Edward approved the reading of the English Bible in services. During his reign, more than fifty editions of the Scriptures rolled off English printing presses. Printers anxious to take advantage of
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