If I didn’t already have this Bible, I would order this edition. Super legacy edition and super price.
from American Vision
The Bible of Calvin & the Reformers
is Back in Print After 400 Years
On July 10, 2009, the world celebrated the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin (1509-1564). A controversial and often misunderstood theologian, Calvin’s impact on our modern world is simply beyond comprehension. Calvin’s view that God reigns everywhere and over all things led him to develop the biblical idea that man can serve God in every area of life—church, civil government, education, art, music, business, law, journalism, etc. Calvin’s teaching led directly to what has become known as the “Protestant work ethic” and created unprecedented economic prosperity around the world.
One of his lesser-known contributions is that of the Geneva Bible, named for the city where Calvin lived and taught. The Geneva Bible was the first English Bible to feature chapters, verse numbers, cross references, and textual notes. The Geneva Bible and its nearly 300,000 marginal notes helped lead the English speaking world out from under the ignorance, heresy and tyranny of the Middle Ages and into a full understanding of God’s Kingdom ruling over all.
As its popularity and distribution increased, the Geneva Bible’s marginal notes incurred the wrath of the King of England. Specifically, the marginal note for Exodus 1:9 indicated that the Hebrew midwives were correct in disobeying the orders of the Egyptian King. King James railed against this interpretation, calling it “seditious.” The tyrant knew that if the people held him accountable to God’s Word, his days as a “Divine Right” king were numbered. Calvin and the Reformers were not about to change the clear meaning of Scripture to cater to the whims of the King or the Pope. The Geneva Bible began the unstoppable march to liberty in England, Scotland, and America.
The great American historian George Bancroft stated, “He that will not honor the memory, and respect the influence of Calvin, knows but little of the origin of American liberty.” The famous German historian, Leopold von Ranke, wrote, “John Calvin was the virtual founder of America.” John Adams, the second president of the United States, agreed: “Let not Geneva be forgotten or despised. Religious liberty owes it most respect.”
Building on Calvin’s remarkable legacy, Tolle Lege Press is pleased to publish a special version of the 1599 Geneva Bible to honor him and his enduring influence—The Calvin Legacy Edition. This special edition features an extensive introduction by Dr. David Hall, Executive Director of the Calvin 500 celebration (www.Calvin500.org). Dr. Hall highlights John Calvin’s influence on the Geneva Bible, the Reformation, and the world. A CD-ROM is included with each edition that features the complete Geneva Bible text, Apocryphal books, and metrical Psalms.
- Casebound in Genuine Leather with gold foil stamping
- Gold-gilded pages
- Word-for-word accuracy with the original 1599 Geneva Bible
- Original cross references
- Modern spelling
- Original study notes by Reformers
- Reproduction of Original Letter From John Calvin
- Old English Glossary
- “Calvin’s Legacy” by Dr. David Hall
- Easy-to-read print
- Size: 6.5” x 9.5”
- Approximately 1,400 pages
- FREE CD-ROM with searchable Bible text, Apocryphal books, and metrical Psalms
Sorry I don’t have a direct link, but it’s currently on the front page (scroll down) or search Geneva Bible Calvin Legacy.
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Lisa @ Me and My House