Discover a Bible that has become a part of history. The 1599 Geneva Bible was the Bible used by the Pilgrims and had the greatest influence on the Puritans who first settled in America.
Now you can experience the same Bible used by the early settlers. Reset in modern typeface, altered with minimal changes of spelling and pronunciation, and containing all its original margin notes, this Bible offers a unique glimpse through history.
The Geneva Bible is unique among all other Bibles. It was the first Bible to use chapters and numbered verses and became the most popular version of its time because of the extensive marginal notes. These notes, written by Reformation leaders such as John Calvin, John Knox, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and others, were included to explain and interpret the scriptures for the common people.
For nearly half a century these notes helped the people of England, Scotland, and Ireland understand the Bible and true liberty. King James despised the Geneva Bible because he considered the notes on key political texts to be seditious and a threat to his authority.
Unlike the King James Version, the Geneva Bible was not authorized by the government. It was truly a Bible by the people and for the people. You can see why this remarkable version with its profound marginal notes played a key role in the formation of the American Republic.
- Complete 1599 Geneva text
- Modern spelling with easy-to-read modern typesetting
- Middle English glossary
- Original center-column cross references
- Original study notes by the Reformers
- Introductory articles by Gary DeMar and Dr. Marshall Foster
- 8-point type