Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Geneva Bible

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geneva bible, new testament, english version, whittingham, calvin, butterworth, darlow, coverdale

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


On April 10, 1560, the last page of an English Bible was taken off the press in Geneva. To say that it "rolled off the presses" would be an anachronism. The task of printing this Bible had been begun in January 1558. Twenty-seven months therefore were required for its printing - "God knoweth with what fear and trembling we have been for the space of two years and more, day and night, occupied herein," its translator-pressmen testify. This was the famed Geneva Bible, now 400 years old, which only slowly gave way to the King James Version (1611) during the 17th century.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Exodus 14:13-14; Psalm 34:19; Psalm 46:1-3rev 9:6; Genesis 3:7;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars