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Leaves from Geneva Bible

 Digital Image
Collection number: AFTB48

Dates

  • Digitized: 1568

Creator

Rights Statement Note

Educational

Physical Description Note

Leaves from Geneva Bible, Mechanically printed, 2nd Edition, Red Letter edition. 1 leaf of Ezekiel. 1 leaf of Macabees.  Leaf: 8 1/2" x 5 3/8" The Geneva Bible was the first mass produced English translation that was available and distributed to the general public. The New Testament was translated directly from scholarly Greek editions. The Old Testament used previous English and Hebrew translations with some revision. The project was supervised by William Whittingham and other English Protestants who fled to Geneva when Queen Mary I of England (1553-58) attempted to return Great Britain to Catholicism. The Geneva Bible contained Protestant commentary and was popular with Calvinists and Puritans. The Geneva Bible was carried on the Mayflower to America.

Publisher Note

Publisher: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Contributor Note

Contributor: Andrew and Kathy Tatler-Burgess

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
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