Bible Heritage Collection

Bishop's Bible

Title

Bishop's Bible

Creator

Files

Document Type

Original text

Keywords

Bible, Bishops' Bible

Brief Description

[Printed in London]. The first edition of the Bishops’ Bible was published in 1568 as a response to by the Church of England to the popularity of the Geneva Bible. The Bishops’ became the second “authorized” version approved by the Church of England after the Great Bible of 1539. This copy is a small folio edition published in 1584. Bound into the front of the volume is a 17th Century Book of Common Prayer. It is interesting to note that this copy was once in the collection of the Edinburgh Public Library in Scotland.

Context

This copy of the Bishops’ Bible is a small folio edition published in London in 1584. Though missing a few preliminary pages, it is an excellent example of a Bible used in Church of England pulpits in the 16th century, printed less than 20 years after the first edition in 1568. Bound into the front of the volume is a 17th century Book of Common Prayer. It is interesting to note that this copy was at one time in the collection of the Edinburgh Public Library in Scotland.

Language

English

Printer of the Original

Christopher Barker

Location

London, England

Publication Date of the Original

1584

Note

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

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