Geneva Bible

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Geneva Bible 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 In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation.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.
    • Geneva Bible See under Geneva.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Geneva Bible a version of the Bible with racy notes produced by English exiles at Geneva in 1560
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Usage

In literature:

BREECHES BIBLE, the Geneva Bible, so called from its rendering in Gen. iii.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Geneva Bibles, which were popular among laymen, were prohibited from being imported.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
It is not apparent that Knox took any part in the English translation of the Bible, then being executed at Geneva.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
The present names were first given in the Geneva Bible (1560).
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
In 1575 the Geneva Bible was first printed in England, the work being done for Barker.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Of all these the Geneva Bible became the most popular.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
The rivalry between the Bishops' Bible and the Geneva Bible was confusing.
"The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation" by Ernst Von Dobschutz
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