English Versions of the Bible, a Hand-Book

English Versions of the Bible, a Hand-Book

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...colour of faire speche and pleasant doctrine to deceiue the world: wherefore he ad Or, declared to John. uertiseth the godlie (which are but a smale portion) to auoide this harlots flateries, and bragges, whose mine without mercie they shal se, and with the heauenlie companies sing continual praises: for the Lambe is maried: the worde of God hathe gotten the victorie: Satan that a long time was vntied, is now cast with his ministers into the pit of fyre to be tormented foreuer, where as contrariwise the faithful (which are the holie citie of lerusalem, & wife of the Lambe) shal enioye perpetual glorie. Read diligently: iudge soberly, and call earnestly to God for the true vnderstanding hereof. CHAPTER XL THE BISHOPS' BIBLE. For some time after the accession of Elizabeth the Bibles in circulation were chiefly the Great Bible and the Genevan. The latter being decidedly superior to the former, and partly on account of its intrinsic excellence, partly on account of the interest connected with its production, it was unquestionably popular, and while its size was more handy, and its cost moderate, the Great Bible fell into neglect. But the annotations of the Genevan version with their onesided theological bias and general tendency rendered its adoption as an Authorized Version an impossibility. The general concession of its superiority to any English version extant at the time, and the equally general dissatisfaction with the Great Bible, imperatively demanded action in the direction of a new translation or revision. The initiative in the matter seems to have been taken by Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury. "The archbishop took upon himself the labour to contrive and set the whole work agoing, in a proper method, by sorting out the In...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584341
  • 9781236584342