1596 Geneva Bible New Testament, revised by Laurence Tomson (15391608) who was an English politician, author, and translator in addition to serving as the Personal Secretary to Sir Francis Walsingham (the secretary of state to Elizabeth I of England). The Epistle of this translation is dedicated to Sir Francis Walsingham and reflects Tomson's Calvinist theology. Printed at London by the Deputies of Chirstopher Barker. Rebound by Zaehnsdorf in 1912 and retains a remnant of the original dustcover and backcover and a previous owner's coat of arms. 9 3/4" H x 7 3/8" W. Note: The original printing of this version was printed in 1576, "In 1576, a revised form of the Geneva Bible was produced by Lawrence Tomson, Secretary to Sir Francis Walsingham (then Elizabeth's Secretary of State) and formerly lecturer in Hebrew at Geneva. This contains a few changes in the translation, the most characteristic being Tomson's pedantic rendering of the Greek definite article by "that" (e.g. Matt. 16.16, "Thou art that Christ"); but the chief difference is the introduction of an English translation of Theodore Beza's summaries of doctrine and exposition of phrases in Beza's Latin Bible. In 1598, the annotations on the Book of Revelation by Francis Junius, a Huguenot divine, were introduced into the Geneva Bible." Bruce Metzger, Book Notes, Theology Today 46/4 (January 1990), p. 463. Condition: Rebound early 20th century. Missing the original title page. Interior toning to pages and some chipping. Loss to bottom portion of page six. Wear and some losses to spine and edges.
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