The 1599 Geneva Bible

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The 1599 Geneva Bible

The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism. The Holy Bible was taken to America on the Mayflower. This version of the Holy Bible is significant because, for the very first time, a mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public which came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids (collectively called an apparatus).

Click here to read the history of the Geneva Bible.

Click here to download the 1599 Geneva Bible in its entirety. (large file may be slow to open, depending on your browser).

 

 

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