by on December 29, 2022
If you consider the Protestant Bible translation’s history, the Geneva Bible stands tall. It was the first English Bible, where the scriptures were divided into numbered verses. Its publication was a huge accomplishment, which makes owning the 1560 Geneva Bible facsimile reproduction worth it. Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, the Geneva Bible was the most dominant and widely read English Bible. It played a significant role in promoting scripture literacy among the common people of Engl...
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John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs emphasizes the stories of faith and courage. It talks about courageous men and women who were tortured and killed due to their faith and confessions of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior during Queen Mary’s reign. To understand why this book was read widely during the 16th and 17th centuries, you should know some key things about this book. Purpose of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs Through the simple stories of martyrs, Foxe’s book aimed to bring forward what Protestantism...
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by on December 29, 2022
William Tyndale was a scholar who went to the University of Oxford. He could speak seven languages and was skilled in ancient Greek and Hebrew. He was a priest who led a disciplined life and was blessed with intellectual gifts, which could have taken him a long way in the church if he had not felt the compulsion to teach his countrymen the good news of justification by faith. Tyndale discovered this doctrine when he read his mentor, Erasmus’s Greek edition of the New Testament. He felt there ...
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by on December 29, 2022
After the invention of the printing press in the 15th century, the publication of texts got a big boost. During those early years of printing, there were many takers for the Latin Bible. However, things changed after the Gutenberg Bible was printed in 1455. It was followed by 90+ other editions of the Vulgate, some of which came equipped with commentary, and were published by presses spread across Europe. The 15th and early 16th centuries in Europe are marked by significant intellectual chang...
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by on December 14, 2022
People buy rare Bibles for sale driven by varied reasons. Some may plan to procure a rare Bible that can be passed down generations as an heirloom. Others could buy one as an investment or give it away as a gift. Whatever be your reason for buying antique Bibles for sale, it will be wise to know about certain factors to ensure you understand what you are buying and can negotiate a better deal. Decide on the Size and Check the Collation ...
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by on November 16, 2022
No one should be coerced to learn another language to comprehend God’s Word and experience the Bible’s life-transforming power. John Wycliffe, an Oxford professor and a leading theologian of his time, believed this. He was among the few individuals who had read the Latin Bible. Despite being a scholar who lived a life of privilege, he felt a special empathy for the uneducated and the poor. He challenged the Church princes to face their widespread corruption and hypocrisy and repent. He opined...
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by on November 16, 2022
Buying a rare and antique Bible book needs you to have deep pockets. You should also have adequate knowledge to distinguish between a fake copy and the original, or else, you could be taken for a ride by unscrupulous elements. However, not everyone may have the money to buy the original copy of a rare Bible book. In such cases, looking for high-quality facsimiles that reproduce the original content without any changes or deletions is worth considering. In today’s technology-driven age, many p...
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by on October 11, 2022
For at least a century, from the late 1880’s until the 1980’s, the time-honored American tradition of having a large “Family Bible” on prominent display in most Christian households was part of our culture as Americans and our heritage as Christians. That big “Family Bible” stood as a silent witness to all that home’s visitors, demonstrating without speaking a word that this home was a Christian Home. Often family records of births, deaths, and marriages were penned into the blank pages at the f...
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by on October 11, 2022
Buying a rare copy of an original Bible like the 1611 King James Bible (also called KJV or King James Version) may not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t own a piece of history. You could get a facsimile of the original King James Bible for sale and proudly show it as a valuable addition to your personal library. It could even be a great gift to friends and family, especially the ones who are interested in reading some of the rarest and most unique Bibles. For more...
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by on October 3, 2022
The Bible is separated into Old and New Testaments. The Bible is further separated into “Books” which in some cases are actually personal letters called “Epistles”. That level of division is the extent of what most Christians consider to be divinely inspired. However, we are all familiar with two further levels of division within the Bible: individual numbered chapters and individual numbered verses. The Bible - Chapter & Verse The person who is generally credited with provided numbered ch...
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by on October 3, 2022
Before you buy a copy of the original 1536 Tyndale New Testament, and the 1549 Tyndale Bible for sale, it’s important to know what makes it so significant. Usually, the Tyndale Bible stands for William Tyndale’s translations of different books of the Bible in the 1500s. His work is given the credit of being the first English translation from the original Greek and Hebrew texts and the first English, mass-produced biblical translation that became possible due to the new technological advances in ...
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by on September 21, 2022
A Bible can be antique, but not rare. A Bible can be rare, but not antique. A Bible can be both antique and rare, but not valuable. ...
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