Geneva Bible

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  1. Salty

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    Absolutely, I would. Salty, the Geneva Bible was also influenced greatly by Tyndale's work, so if you are aquainted with the KJV it will not seem totally unfamilar.
     
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    For $60 with free shipping I just might have to get one. Last time I looked for one it was $99 plus shipping.
     
  5. Keith M

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    It's definitely worth using. Just because it was eventually replaced by the 1611 KJV doesn't mean it has no value...
     
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    Keith - rsr,

    Thanks for the website - good info !
     
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    It is available for $53.44 including shipping at Amazon.com.
     
  8. Keith M

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    The best price I have seen yet is absolutely FREE at the http://www.studylight.org website. For those who may not want to invest in a printed copy this is the next best thing as long as your computer or ISP doesn't go down.
     
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    The Bible mentioned is a bit updated in language from the original text as appears on e-sword and Studylight.

    Example:
    Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoeuer thou art that condemnest: for in that that thou condemnest another, thou condemnest thy selfe: for thou that condemnest, doest the same things.

    Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that condemnest: for in that that thou condemnest another, thou condemnest thyself: for thou that condemnest, doest the same things.

    Spelling, as you have noticed, have been modernized and the Bible also a great deal of footnotes; In the book of Romans, for example, half of the pages are made up of footnotes. It was the footnotes that condemned the Geneva Bible. I cannot remember which verse footnote sparked the wrath of the British king and bannded the Bible from the land.

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  10. Keith M

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    It was probably the fact that thr footnotes in the Geneva Bible tended to be against the monarchy. It is very unlikely that only a single footnote prompted King James to want to do away with the Geneva Bible.
     
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    It's pro'ly not really worth it to purchase a copy of the Geneva since it's so rarely used.
    Here is a digitalized copy of an original 1560 Geneva Bible [LINK].

    And here's another modern print verson with notes and forward.

    1599 Geneva Bible [LINK]

    Ain't the internet wonderful! :thumbs:

    Rob
     
  12. Keith M

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    Amen, Deacon! It is wonderful to have so many different Bible versions available online without having to spend the cash to purchase them all. Of all the websites I have seen so far http://www.studylight.org has the most online Bible versions available. Check it out.
     

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