Friday, July 01, 2005

The Most feared Bible In The World...Republished

In 1557, while exiled in Geneva, Switzerland, a then unknown clergyman, John Calvin, assisted by a handful of Englishmen, who had fled the persecution of Bloody Mary, undertook to translate the complete Bible into English.

However, Calvin and his associates did more than just mere translation. Their Bibles were so accurate, that they struck terror in the hearts of kings and their servants in the church, and has since precipitated one religious war after another.

Even to this day, virtually all mainstream churches and religions carefully sidestep the thousands of marginal notes of Calvin's Geneva Bible.

Their first edition, printed in 1560, contained thousands of marginal notes. Why? Because words and phrases quite often had several meanings, all important state or royal decrees, treaties, and agreements contained marginal explanations or commentaries in order to remove all doubt from the mind of the reader.

Each succeeding edition contained more notes than the previous one, reaching saturation in the 1599 edition.

Calvin's Bible, out of print since 1644, was the Bible of choice for Oliver Cromwell, John Milton, and the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. William Shakespeare quoted Calvin's Bible more than 5,000 times in his plays.

From 1560 to 1644, Calvin's Geneva Bible went through 200 printings. It was finally replaced by the King James version because the state needed a Bible that was more compliant to it's own agenda.

King James I of England was a devout believer in the 'divine' rights of kings, a philosophy ingrained in him by his mother Mary Stuart (Bloody Mary).

Among his many other faults, he preferred young boys rather then adult women. His activities in that regard have been recorded in numerous books and public records; so much so that there is no room for debate on the subject.

James enjoyed killing animals. He called it 'hunting'. Once he killed an animal, he would literally roll about in it's blood. Some historians claim that he practiced beastiality while the animal lay dying.

James was a sadist as well as a sodomite. He enjoyed torturing people. While King of Scotland in 1591, he personally supervised the torture of poor wretches caught up in the witch-hunt trials of Scotland. James would even suggest new tortures to his henchmen.

Eventually, in 1625, James was run out of England and succeeded by his son, Charles I.

Knowing who King James was and what he was all about, we can easily discern his motives.

James ascended the English throne in 1603. He wasted no time in odering a new edition of the Bible in order to deny the common people the marginal notes, and thus the REAL meaning of many Bible accounts. King James wanted a Bible that was more suitable as a tool for population control.

King James declared the Calvin's Geneva Bible 'seditious' and made it's possesion a felony. The same people who cling to the defiled King James Bible would be the first ones to throw such a deviant out of their congregation.

Even those Bibles that are not King James versions are lacking these all important marginal notes.

The King James Bible was, and is for all practical purposes, a government publication!

Millions of individuals who are serous about research and truth have waited a lifetime to own a Calvin's Geneva Bible.

After a great deal of trouble and intimidation, one small publisher has finally dared to print a limited number of copies for the first time in over 400 years.

Even though they aren't cheap, they are still going fast.

The complete hardcover reproduction of Calvin's Geneva Bible weighs over 6 lbs., and your investment will range from $144 for the leatherette hardcover...to $435 for the deluxe strapped leather rembrandt hardcover family heirloom edition.

If you are serious about the truth, then you need to get this eye-opening truth revealing doctrine NOW while it's available!

Suggested additional reading: 'What Jesus Taught In Secret' and 'The Secret Science' by Max Freedom Long further reveal the hidden, inner truths of the Bible stories.

Click Here For More Information, and To Order Your Own Personal Treasured Rendition if you need and desire to.

P.S.

The Geneva Bible is a critical, yet almost completely forgotten part of the Protestant Reformation.

Driven out of England by the persecutions of Bloody Mary, several future leaders of the Reformation came to Geneva to create a pure and accurate translation of the Holy Writ.

Concerned about the influence that the Catholic Church had on the existing translations of the Bible from the Latin, these men turned to the original Hebrew and Greek texts to produce the Geneva Bible.

This made the Geneva Bible the first complete Bible to be translated into English from the original Hebrew and Greek texts.

The creation of the Geneva Bible was a substantial undertaking. Its authors spent over two years, working diligently day and night by candlelight, to finish the translation and the commentaries.

The entire project was funded by the exiled English congregation in Geneva, making the translation a work supported by the people and not by an authoritarian church or monarch.

All the marginal commentaries were finished by 1599, making the 1599 edition of the Geneva Bible the most complete study aide for Biblical scholars and students.

This editon does contain the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha’s notes are minimal or absent in other editions.

Additional highlights of this edition include maps of the Exodus route and Joshua’s distribution of land, a name and subject index, and Psalms sung by the English congregation in Geneva.

The greatest distinction of the Geneva Bible, however, is the extensive collection of marginal notes that it contains. Prominent Reformation leaders such as John Calvin, John Knox, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Theodore Beza, and Anthony Gilby wrote the majority of these notes in order to explain and interpret the scriptures.

The notes comprise nearly 300,000 words, or nearly one-third the length of the Bible itself, and they are justifiably considered the most complete source of Protestant religious thought available.

Owing to the marginal notes and the superior quality of the translation, the Geneva Bible became the most widely read and influential English Bible of the 16th and 17th centuries.

It was continually printed from 1560 to 1644 in over 200 different editions.

It was the Bible of choice for many of the greatest writers, thinkers, and historical figures of the Reformation era.

William Shakespeare’s plays and the writings of John Milton and John Bunyan were clearly influenced by the Geneva Bible. Oliver Cromwell issued a pamphlet containing excerpts from the Geneva Bible to his troops during the English Civil War.

When the Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower they took with them exclusively the Geneva
Bible.

The marginal notes of the Geneva Bible enraged the Catholic Church, since the notes deemed the act of confession to men – the Catholic Bishops – as unjustified by Holy Script.

Man should confess to God only; man’s private life is man’s private life. The notes also infuriated King James, since they allowed disobedience to tyrannical kings.

King James went so far as to make ownership of the Geneva Bible a felony. He then proceeded to make his own version of the Bible, but without the marginal notes that had so disturbed him.

Consequently, during King James’s reign, and into the reign of Charles I, the Geneva Bible was gradually replaced by the King James Bible.

Bibles printed in the 1500’s were works of art. The printing press was only a century old when the Reformers began developing the Geneva Bible. The typesetting on each page was an awesome task in itself. When the printer finished the job of printing the Bible, he would sell the copy in unbound signatures to a buyer. The binder would then inquire as to the type of cover preferred, designed the cover, and bound it to the Bible.

This practice made most Geneva Bibles unique.

In the tradition of the original Geneva Bible we are offering the classic. We sought to reproduce a Bible with a genuine authentic look. To accomplish this we used an oil-tanned latigo leather cover and an over-sewing technique designed to durably bind a Bible.

Because of the print size, this (unaltered) facsimile reproduction is more difficult for some readers. A magnifying glass is often necessary for the marginal notes. On some of the printing the marginal notes are not entirely clear.

Also, some adjustment is required to get accustomed to the interchanged I and J, u and v, and f and s in the old print style.

We are very proud to offer the Geneva Bible to believers serious about understanding the Bible.

A wealth of information that has been left to us by the Leaders of the Protestant Reformation is now available after four centuries of being out of print.

Click Here To Order Your Own Personal Treasured Rendition of this Priceless doctrine.

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