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1599 Geneva Bible Hardcover – Enhanced, February 1, 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1366 pages
  • Publisher: Tolle Lege Press; 1st edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975484699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975484692
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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167 of 181 people found the following review helpful By RWM on December 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
It's wonderful to finally have a genuine Geneva Bible reprinted in modern typeface that is actually portable. It is my favorite Bible version and I've owned quite a few different reprints of this Bible over the years in various formats. Of the versions that have been reprinted, this is the most portable and complete version available with the notes of the Genevan Reformers included. The leather is supple and soft (mine is a limited edition calfskin version), and the type is dark on white india paper and very easy on the eyes.

However, as great (and historic) as the reprinting of this classic work is, there are a few things that keep it from being as perfect as it could have been:

1) It has a cross on the cover (limited calfskin edition, not sure about hardcover). But not only that, it is a Celtic cross, which legend tells us was a blending of the Roman Catholic cross and the Solar Cross, introduced by Saint Columba in order to help pagans ease their way into Christianity by linking the symbol of the cross with the symbol of their sun-god Taranis. A variation of this cross has since been adopted by neo-facists in Europe. So what's this doing on my 1599 Geneva Bible? The Reformers would be turning over in their graves. They fought hard to rid the church of religious icons such as these. A cross is simply out of place on the Bible of the Reformers and Puritans and goes against the grain of what they taught and practiced. Bad choice. Very bad choice. Guess I need a cover to hide the cross which sort of defeats the purpose of a soft, supple calfskin leather cover. What's worse on my Bible is that the cross isn't centered on the front. It's about 1 cm to the right of center, and slightly crooked. I would have preferred nothing at all on the cover instead of a crooked Celtic cross.
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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful By M. Barker on February 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is the translation of the Bible that told millions of beaten down and enslaved English common folk that freedom from tyranny and opression was God's plan for their lives. This is the Bible that eventually put an end to Feudalism in Europe, strenghtened Puritans, Quakers, and came to America on the Mayflower. This was the first Bible published in the language of the common people, the first Bible to contain commentary and verse numbers, and the first Bible written in English from Greek and Hebrew texts available from Constantinople, not from the Latin Vulgate. The dynamite in this Bible, is the almost 1/3 length of commentary. The Church of England and King James were so upset they determined to create a new translation. They called it the King James version. They choose to use language so formal and grand, even by the standards of those days, that the common people would find difficult to understand. The Geneva Bible was found seditious by it's insertions of commentary that spoke directly about the priesthood of lay believers, the church as naturally anti-oligarchy, and setting forth some other ideas considered anarchy by the King, but meaning freedom to the masses who read it. Commentaary reflects the ideas of Wyclif, the Lollards, and is also heavily Calvinistic. As orthodox, I do not align myself with on any of the 5 main doctrines of Calvinism, but as an American who reads the scriptures daily, it is profoundly moving to read what the Pilgrims were reading when they boarded the Mayflower, not to mention what the Quakers read as they denounced war and violence. The text is highly readable and will remind you of the New Living Translation of the Bible.

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey V. Kostich on December 12, 2007
Format: Leather Bound Verified Purchase
This bible gives a fascinating look at the first time study notes as well as chapter and verse marks were used. A must have for serious Christians who wish to see and have the first bible published for the masses. Includes an introduction to the history of the Geneva Bible as well as the project to get it reprinted for "our time." It is beautifully and masterfully recreated in an easy to read format and text. Quality of the book is excellent.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Schleier on February 13, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I was reading a previous user's comments about this Bible and I truly am not sure why he has such a problem with this Bible. I have been a proud owner of the Limited Calfskin Leather edition since Christmas and have used it quite often. The issue of that commenter's Bible falling apart after two days of use are unfounded from my own experience with the same Bible. After almost two months of use, my Bible still looks brand new. It has worn in well for more ease of use, but still looks like it was just purchased. I have come across a few owners of the leather editions and they haven't had a problem with their Bibles holding up. I imagine that one commenter's problems is a rare exception or he dropped it. They are just, too well put together. The calfskins are hand-sewn.

The notes are extremely useful and easy to use. It is wonderful to be able to know what John Calvin, John Knox, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and other reformers thought about the exact verse I am reading. The system by which you use the notes is quite simple. Say you are reading John 3:16 and you come to the first note in that verse, you go to note 3:16(1). That seems simple enough and it allows you to go back to the exact spot you left off at.

I've seen the facsimile versions of the Geneva Bible and they don't even come close to this edition. The legibility and readability of this edition is so far above any other version of this Bible there is no reason to even try to compare. There have also been concerns about textual errors, but Toll Lege Press has acknowledged and fixed them in the printings following the first.

As you can tell, I am in love with my Geneva Bible. It is easy to read and the use of extensive notes makes it such a pleasure to use.
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