The Greater Heritage

S2, Ep. 11 - On the Geneva Bible

September 04, 2020 J.R. Waller Season 2 Episode 11
The Greater Heritage
S2, Ep. 11 - On the Geneva Bible
Show Notes

In this episode of The Greater Heritage Podcast we learn about the background and historical significance of the Geneva Bible, the most important English Bible.

A summary of the episode is below. For a full recap of the episode click here.

  • In the 1550s, at the height of Queen “Bloody” Mary Tudor’s efforts to expel the Reformation from England, a group of English scholars fled to Geneva, Switzerland. 
  • In 1560 they created, printed and distributed the first Bible read by common people in English; the Geneva Bible.
  • Its influence was widespread and almost incalculable in scope. It brought democracy, reform and civilization to the world.
  • The legacy of the Geneva Bible is a testament to the power of God’s Word to change not just individual lives, but the lives of entire societies.
  • We must never lose site of the preciousness and power of God's Word or take its possession in our hands for granted.

Intro and outro music provided by Five Minute Plan. Be sure to visit their site today! To learn more about the 1599 Geneva Bible, visit Tolle Lege Press.