Bible Heritage Collection

Great Bible Leaf

Title

Great Bible Leaf

Creator

Files

Document Type

Original leaf

Keywords

Bible, Great Bible

Brief Description

[One original leaf - printed in London]. This leaf is likely from a first edition printed in 1539 or 1540. The text on these two pages is from Job 21:1 to 24:20.

Context

This leaf from the Great Bible, the first English Bible authorized for public use, is from a first edition published in 1539 or 1540. Revised by Coverdale from Matthew's Bible, the project was instigated by Thomas Cromwell, hence the Bible is sometimes called the "Cromwell's Bible". It is usually termed the "Great Bible" due to Cromwell's decree that it should be a "Bible of the largest and greatest volume." The text on this leaf is from Job 22:1 to 24:20.

Country or Place of Origin

London, England

Language

English

Publication Date of the Original

1539

Note

This item is also part of the Early English Bible Collection.

Great Bible Leaf

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