Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

The 1599 Geneva Bible

The 1599 Geneva Bible with original footnotes has been made available on the Internet. What is interesting to me is that someone in 1599 recognized that “Luke wrote his Gospel before Matthew and Mark.”

According to the History of the Geneva Bible set forth on the website, “King James did not encourage a translation of the Bible in order to enlighten the common people. His sole intent was to deny them the marginal notes of the Geneva Bible. The marginal notes of the Geneva version were what made it so popular with the common people.”

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not surprising that King James was not supportive of the common man. What king is?
Isn't it true that one of the reasons Jesus was crucified was because he was so popular with the common man. The rulers were nervous that it might get out of their hands.


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